2. Rover and three bikes
Fernando kept his promise. There were
three bikes in the Rover: one full suspended and two
hardtails even without front suspension, i.e. total hard
bikes. Of course the later were for Marjetka and me. I was
missing my own bike with quite decent front suspension, but
in this case I was very much pleased with this hardy as
long as it was a bike!
Fernando surprised us with a contract. We
didn't expect it, but it was fine, since there were some
articles about our insurance, etc. So it looked useful for
us as well and we signed it and paid everything right
away. We trusted Fernando.
After all the formalities it took us quite
some time to get out of the city. We were heading north to
the national park of Sierra Norte, which is 100 km from Seville.
Soon after we'd left the city, the fog luckily gave way to
clear blue sky with the morning sunshine. Narrow local
road was winding among endless orange and lemon tree
fields. And it was totally flat. Only after a while we noticed
the rising on the horizon, where we were headed. And the
landscape was slowly changing as well. There were more
trees, fields were replaced by pastures with goats and
pigs just having their breakfast. There were long wire
fences along the road, protecting private property, as
Fernando told us. It was not allowed to ride bike in this
area, that is why he took us to the national park, where
everyone could pursue outdoor sports. And in fact we met
quite a few bikers and one bigger group during that day.