ASB Ride to Almodovar .
No Alentejo Blue on the 23rd of February for the motorcyclists of the ASB.
Only grey skies overhead as the group of 26 riders led by John Heffernan left the start near
Boliqueime. The group left the cafe smoothly with the kind assistance of the GNR officer controlling
the traffic at the nearby roundabout resurfacing while we got underway.
John who not only planned the route single handed also led the ride from start to finish taking us
on a great route to Almodovar in the lower Alentejo with a stop for a short break in Amexial
on the way. In the absence of any of his usual back up riders a few us took turns at acting as
sweepers collecting the odd stray rider who had missed a turn.
John took us on some beautiful quiet twisty roads with hardly any other vehicles in sight.
Such a shame the views were somewhat restricted by the gloomy weather
From Almodovar we went across to the to the IC1 via Gomes Aires for the return south to
Sao Marcos de Serra for what should have been our lunch stop.
Unfortunately, the restaurant which I will not name had made a mistake with the
date of the booking and were unable to provide us with lunch.
So after a few anxious moments and discussions member Dave Everest phoned his local restaurant in Alte who agreed to provide lunch for the group. So the ride continued on to Alte and to
Restaurante O Folklore who did us a super meal at short notice and which was much appreciated by a load of hungry
Miriam Post on her new red Hyosung 700.
John leading the group.
Lunch at O Folklore