The Adventure Capitalist Blog
A 15s video edit of the crater at the summit https://www.instagram.com/p/BtDcrW6ln8T/
Damn, that's unlucky.
Only as far as the Masca Valley and Buenavista del Norte in the northwest corner. That little sod peaked at 27%. https://www.strava.com/activities/2089859897 The northeast looks like it's worth a visit on a longer trip or if we stay further east on the next camp.
Tenerife definitely wins on road surfaces. GC has some shockers. Tenerife has less route options but the major routes up Teide are all top drawer, so if you're there for a long weekend you're not going to be bored. Tenerife climbs are a bit more consistent too, whereas GC climbs can be all over the place with some very angry sections. For GC I'd recommend the biggest tyres you can fit and, ideally, tubeless so that you can run lower pressures.
That's how good the road surface is now: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsxu-ppF7e1/
There are still some rough patches but they were working each evening to resurface the lower slopes. Every morning we'd find a new section with fresh tarmac and another section that had been freshly ripped up. The entire climb will be in beautiful condition by the end of the month.
I went to Gran Canaria between these Tenerife trips too. They're both amazing but at their best I think GC is better. The VOTT route is a proper bucket list ride and the views from Serenity are something else.
As promised to myself, I did return to Tenerife last weekend with @hippy and @Jasmijn. Here's the write-up and a ton of photos to get you booking a flight to the Canaries.
I really enjoy reading other riders reports too, especially the ones I bump into during the race. It's really interesting hearing all the hidden thoughts and background stories that I'm not aware of during the race.
Jason Oestreicher has just started publishing his too. https://mightysquirrelhunter.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/2018-trans-am-bike-race-the-prelude/
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