Continued from Part 1 . . .
This morning I woke up again at 5am and MUnied out of Kibbutz Ein-Gev crossed the main north-south highway and rode about a kilometer through Ein-Gev’s Banana orchards until I got to the base of the Golan Height cliffs. Today the cliffs were much steeper and I took a rough jeep trail up the face of the cliffs. It had tons of swichbacks as it worked it’s way up. I was not able to ride the whole way up today as I had done yesterday. I Munied for a few minutesthen walked for a few minutes and then sat down to rest and enjoy the view of the Sea of Galilea.I kept up this rotation of ride walk rest the whole way up the cliffs. It took me about 2 and a half hours to make it up to tha top. Probably about 3 km in distance. Once at the top I found the
amazing ruins of the ancient city of Susita. Amazing, because of the amounts of fine pillars and cobblestoned streets and buildings of black basalt rock. This ancient ruined city is a paridise of trials! I was quite exauseted by the hard climb up but I still managed to climb up and go down some ancient stair sets and jump from pillar base to pilar base. It then took me about 25
minutes to go down the decent. The same jeep trail that I took up. It was pretty rough with ton’s of tennis ball to grapefruit sized rocks and lots of half foot drops. I made it the whole way down with no UPDs! Since I don’t have a brake on my 24 I concentrated on going faster than I normally would in order to conserve leg muscles by contantly backbedalling. Since it was still early once again I rode to lakefront and enjoyed a cofee andice cream before my wife and kids woke up.
My wife took the caera out of my pack so all the pictures today were taken with my cell phone. No self timer and pretty bad resolution. I did try to get in the flavor and scale of this trully amazing ancient city.These rides were very exciting for me because it was the first time that I have reidden MUni
outside the Jerusalem mountains and coastal plane. I am now waiting for FLUCK!