OK...now with the ending out of the way, I can get started on this really great bike adventure into the past.
I was reading the local Connections magazine and they had this article about an ancient fortress that was recently excavated — apparently from the time of King David or earlier. The site is referred to as the Elah Fortress and overlooks the Elah valley where young David felled the giant Goliath.
|Double gate structure|
To make a long ride short, we rode from RBS A out into the hills, past some nice Bedouins, down some insane, kamikaze hills and up some really steep, slippery single-tracks. After about an hour of fun we finally made it and walked around the ruins. We had great views of the Elah valley, Tel Azeika (where the Philistines were camped out)…and all in all, it was truly amazing to blend a good workout while getting in touch with our ancient past.
|Some random biker with a green leaf on his nose for natural sunscreen (Tel Azeika in background)|