Breakfast: Before a ride, we always try to fill up with carbohydrates, so bread and/or bananas are perfect. Some of us also need coffee in the mornings to wake up fully.
Lunch: We were too busy riding to enjoy a full lunch, so both days we just stopped in a little café, ordered Crush (see our Food of the Day) and chewed on the bread and cookies we had bought earlier. Very filling.
Dinner: Since, in Kaceta, we ate at the only open "restaurant" in town (which also served as the garage for our bicycles — very cozy), we really had little choice as to our menu. The restaurant had eggs, grilled meats, some tomatoes, some onions, and bread. We had a little of all of these.
Food of the Day: Moroccan Crush
Person of the Day: Mr. Driss Bouzaâchane
Place of the Day: Top of the mountain (10/5) / Dry cleaner (10/6)
Group Dispatch, October 5–6
On Sunday and Monday, we cycled a total of 157 km (97.5 mi) between Al Hoceima and Nador. Our friends in Al Hoceima warned us that we had to cross a huge mountain range to get to Nador, so we knew that we couldn't make the whole ride in one day. Instead, we decided to split it up so that we faced the climb at the end of the first day. After a hilly ride out of Al Hoceima in hot sunshine , we made it to the foot of the mountain at about 2:30. The first 45 km (28 mi) had taken about four hours; the next 10 km (6 mi) would take a full two hours!
Questions? Ask Padraic !
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