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Spain : Castilla-La Mancha

1.4 km (0.9 miles) W of La Toba, Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Approx. altitude: 872 m (2860 ft)
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Antipode: 41°S 177°E

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle Parking at the nearest Road #10: Bicycle Touring Statistics

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  41°N 3°W (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distanc

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

13-Oct-2017 -- This is the first out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a 4-day cycling trip from Madrid to Barcelona. This was my 112th cycling trip. With 760 km of cycling, it is my 40th-longest trip. See an overview here. About half of the trips included confluence visits.

The evening before confluence day I landed at the giant Madrid Barajas International Airport and after unboxing my bicycle, I spent the night in the nearby town Algete. The next morning, I started cycling towards the confluence point at 7 AM – which is a really really early time in Spain.

At noon time I reached the village San Andrés del Congosto in 2 km distance from the confluence point. On a small asphalted road I was able to get within a distance of 150 m. I parked my bicycle and walked down a track into the valley.

But just next to the confluence, people with a car were harvesting some fruits. This fact might not be noteworthy, but since this area is so sparsely populated and since I hadn’t seen anyone for a long time, I found it quite a coincidence. I had a little worry that my appearance would rise attention. I would have to explain the project and there would be the possibility to “loose” the point. But when I passed, the farmer continued his harvest and I did my job as a confluencer just at the other side of the tree without disturbing each other – may be the person was worried about my presence, because he was actually steeling the fruits.

The confluence is located on a small, already harvested wheat field which is surrounded by hedges. It is down at the valley bottom – so there are no spectacular views from the point.

I continued cycling to the nearest town Jadarque, where I was finally able to find lunch in a tapas bar.

Another interesting coincidence: The last visit to this point had been exactly 5 years ago by Javier Valles! And another 5 years and two days earlier was the previous visit. Let us meet there on October 13th 2022.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of bicycle parking: 150 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 11:51 AM
  • Measured height: 788 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: slightly hilly
  • Vegetation: harvested wheat, bushes, fruit trees
  • Weather: sunny, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Fruit Steeling Confluence

The story continues at 41°N 2°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m Distanc
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle Parking at the nearest Road
#10: Bicycle Touring Statistics
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