Mallorca: Day 1
The scene is set for a mass start, but the threat to local traffic is diminished by the division of this 40 strong group into three groups according to ability/age/inclination or any other characteristic that is relevant to the kind of cycling experience you want. Everyone is furnished with energy drinks, energy and power bars and go-faster drink powders which are meant to enhance the day. We head off, behind the group leader, cruising almost effortlessly (the terrain is flat, after all) to a coffee stop in a plaza in Petra where we join several hundred other cyclists (many German) who have chosen the same spot for light refreshment. It is almost like being a part of a massed cycling event.
A few decide to add to their day´s mileage, and make a late day trek up the steep climbs to Cap de Formentera, where a remote lighthouse greets you if you make it all the way to the end of the peninsula.
Total mileage: 92