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Holyland MTB Challenge - The desert dash and the finish line

By Paul Errington
25, Jul, 2014

Paul Errington finishes his Holyland MTB challenge

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Under advisement we had spent the night in Arad as we had been told the descent to the Dead Sea was worth riding and appreciating in daylight.  We weren’t disappointed. A gravel road descent into a wadi then led us to a seriously technical and steep descent.  I chose caution whereas Ricky and James went fully committed.

There are moments in cycling where all of a sudden an immense realization of just how amazing what you are doing hits you … apprehension was suddenly replaced by joy as we rolled through a steep sided narrow wadi.  The scenery was alike something from Star Wars .. all of a sudden we were on Tatooine in search of Old Ben Kenobi.

To catch the rest - definitely check out all the pictures and story at Paul's blogFor the full story checkout Part 1 and Part 2.

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