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New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« on: March 23, 2016, 07:44:41 am »
I'm pleased to announce a new perm that takes in the best climbs and views around the Lunar landscape (Moon) and the Puig Major (pig)

http://www.aukweb.net/perms/detail/MM03/

route sheet to be added once I've deciphered the scrawl from my draft version from a DIY version a couple of weeks ago

Gus

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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 08:38:01 am »
Been a few years since I rode on Mallorca, but that looks like a really great perm.
Very beautiful climbs, and not to steep, and food + water will not be a problem  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 09:21:31 am »
Thanks Martin! On my list for my next visit to the island. A pity it wasn't listed last week, as I've just come back from Mallorca and cycled the very same lumps.
There are plenty of cafes along the route and the road surfaces in a much better condition than the UK's.
Those that are feeling fresh after climbing the Puig can turn left before the aqueduct and descend to the small port at Sa Calobra. Enormous pieces of cake can be eaten before climbing back up the way you came down (it takes a little longer going up)

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 10:19:39 am »
I did Sa Calobra (returning down the same climb you go up from Selva on the Moonpig) and Formentor when I was there, they would also make excellent perms but are easily done as DIYs too.

Now, would AUK allow a calendar version?  8)

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 05:30:46 pm »
I'll second any proposal  :thumbsup:

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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2016, 07:09:20 am »
That is almost exactly one of the routes I rode last summer, it's a great ride.
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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 08:13:48 pm »
a fantastic flythrough here

https://www.relive.cc/view/753886800

what are you waiting for?

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 12:22:41 pm »
I may do this if I am out there next time and my gf gives me a pass for an all day cycling activity.

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2016, 08:04:09 am »
I have a card for this and hope to ride it during a week's holiday next April. It is only a hope at this stage as I've also entered the Mallorca 312 which is running on the first Saturday that we're there! Best get started on the hill repeats now  :'(

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 11:02:57 am »
Good looking route, I recall Mrs. BlackSheep doing this numerous times since 2011.

Diy-ers can push it out to a 180k/3.75AAA by taking a right at the viaduct, and dropping down to Sa Colobra.

Or going out to Cap Formentur for a 180k/4.75AAA

Interesting take on the "Puig" bit, I thought "Puig" was Catalan for "Hill", the generic pig in Catalan being simply porc. Puig Major being the "Greater Hill",  and "Puig Minor' being the "Lesser Hill".
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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 11:08:31 am »
"The Pig" seems to be how most UK cyclists refer to Puig Major (I think Puig is Balear for Pico)

There is another DIY 100 I've done that starts in Pollenca and goes to Sa Calobra then down the Selva climb and back via Campanet, personally I think Moonpig is enough of a day ride in itself

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 05:02:13 pm »
This looks brilliant and thank you for setting it up! I've only been to Mallorca once before (Nov last year) and loved it so much

Good looking route, I recall Mrs. BlackSheep doing this numerous times since 2011.

Diy-ers can push it out to a 180k/3.75AAA by taking a right at the viaduct, and dropping down to Sa Colobra.

Or going out to Cap Formentur for a 180k/4.75AAA


I'd love to add in both those having managed them when I was there. Can def recommend Nov for trying this - was so very quiet - I did a morning attempt on Sa Calobra and didn't see any coaches at all, and the only cyclists I met were when I got about 200m from climbing out.

Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 03:46:50 pm »
I can confirm that reversing this ride (ie going down to Selva after the first climb then going from Soller up to the golf ball) is a BAD IDEA; I only did it that way to earn the new jersey which features the infamous climb on one of the sleeves

https://www.domestika.org/en/projects/315935-mallorca-cycling-jersey


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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 10:11:04 pm »
I will be incorporating the moonpig route into my stay in Mallorca this April but sadly won't be able to do the perm as I'll be staying far from the start point. Thanks for making the route, it is appreciated 👌
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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2019, 10:22:43 pm »
I will be incorporating the moonpig route into my stay in Mallorca this April but sadly won't be able to do the perm as I'll be staying far from the start point. Thanks for making the route, it is appreciated 👌

you can also start in Soller Bunyola or Llosetta  if that helps 8)

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Re: New perm Mallorca Moonpig 144km 3AAA
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 07:54:45 am »
Ooh now that's super helpful, more fool me for not inspecting the paperwork more closely! Might be in touch soon...! 🤯
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