MXW Petra by bike

Anyone going on this trip?

ShirleyD

Yes - Shirley and Rodney from Dorset.

I assume there will be others - the trip has been showing as unavailable on the website for weeks now, which I guess means it's fully booked. 

Think I need to start getting some miles in - have only been out twice since Christmas - not enough!

Me and my husband (Karin and Daniel) are coming! I've done a biking trip through Indochina with Exodus but Daniel hasn't.  We've not done a lot of cycling recently either, but done a few spinning classes! Hope it will be ok...there are significantly less miles than Indochina so am hoping won't be a problem!  Looking forward to it - I did wonder whether it would actually go ahead.

ShirleyD

We haven't been with Exodus before - went to Cuba and Cambodia with 2 different companies (probably not polite to advertise them on the Exodus website, but both were excellent, particularly Cuba). We found Cambodia hard work because it was so flat, oddly - decided that the lack of hills means that you don't have your weight off the saddle so much, hence more soreness than in hillier terrain. Also very dusty as they were resurfacing (or maybe even building) many of the roads as we going along. Expecting Jordan to be hillier but also rather dusty - but the Rough Guide speaks of the desert carpeted with flowers in Spring, which sounds lovely.

I have stopped haunting the FCO travel advice pages but will probably start again nearer the time!

Coomzer

We are coming (Rich & Britta) but will be joining in Amman as we live in Singapore. Rich has done no preparation at all. Hooray. Britta cycles to work every day so is looking rather smug right now. Boooo. We did do a 70 mile cycle a few Saturdays ago which really hurt - don't think we'll be cycling that far in Jordan though each day (we hope!).  See you all next Saturday!

Rich and Britta - 70 miles?! That sounds rather....epic!! Daniel and I did a 20 mile one the other Sunday, thought that hurt enough!

Karin

ShirleyD

That's cheered me up no end (except for the 70 miles - that's as much as I've ever done in a day, and not recently either). Still the sun is almost shining here so will probably go out this afternoon for a few hours. 

See you at the airport, Karin?

Shirley

Shirley....if you are going out today, means I'm going to have to go out tomorrow!! OMG! Are you going from Heathrow? If so, will see you there!

Karin

Shirley....if you are going out today, means I'm going to have to go out tomorrow!! OMG! Are you going from Heathrow? If so, will see you there!

Karin

ShirleyD

Didn't go out on Saturday after all (too much to do in the garden, and anyway it rained). So am even less fit now than this time last week.

Yes, we are flying from Heathrow. You can usually spot other cyclists by their strange footwear - unless you're taking your own bikes? (we're not - too much hassle).

Not long now, must think about packing, cancelling milk, ordering olympic tickets etc...

Shirley

 

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