Nothing like first Tourmalet of the year to clear the effects of a weekend of slight excess Lovely day for it!
Chauffeured home after Indo lunch with guest appearance by a gallon of Sangria Life's good this side of the car
Little walk up the hill from Bagneres-de-Bigorre. Col du Bedat. Lovely having a local guide to show the way. Thx!
Living like a king! Another wonderful dinner with some overly generous friends. Nom, nom, nom, nom! Thankyou!
Nothing but the sound of birds singing, the occasional bee buzzing by & distance cowbells. Such a relaxing stroll
Earlier than I would normally go, but lovely ride this morning all the same. Luckily made correct clothing choice
I guess life can't be that bad when trickiest decision to make today is what layers to wear riding as it's nippy out but sun is coming...
And they're rolling. Glad I got my Sunday ride in early as it must be beer o'clock! Cheers! #ParisRoubaix
Chilling out on a Sunday morning. Lovely little ride and beautiful conditions too. What's not to love? :)
Early ride to work up thirst pre-Paris–Roubaix. Accidentally better than planned... forgot the bidons! #Winning
Spectacular day on the bike. Loop over the Aspin with this amazing view of the Baronnies on the way home. Perfect!
Mixed entrée, Indonesian main & French desert. Another tough Sunday afternoon! Nom, nom, nom!
Pratiwi: look! Cute lambs! Pleeease take a picture. Me: pulls out phone (too slowly). Gets shot of sheep ass. Doh!
Neighbour has vicious new guard dog. Almost lost a limb today & thankful that gate is there! Soooooooooooo Cute
Expensive end of supermarket wine shelf. But note security tag isn't on the really pricy stuff. Doh! #FrenchLogic
Simple chicken dish: drizzle in olive oil, little salt & pepper then bake. Use bread to soak up the juices. Yum!
70% off Grimbergen? Oh, go on then! And no, not out of date - got a year to finish the two cases. Tricky!
Spectacular winter's day (yes - still winter!) on the Aspin. First ride in shorts for ages & it's up here! Toasty!
Spring is coming!
Another glorious day to be out on the bike. Spring is certainly on the way!
Why I don't 'like' much: Facebook ‘like’ is “potent weapon”. It “tells you all about an individual & how to convince them" #YouAreTheProduct
Good as winning the lottery in France: walking into a boulangerie just as fresh bread comes out of the oven. Yum!
Had a couple of beers waiting on #kbk & now not sure if I should have more or some wine with lunch. Tricky decision! Why is life so hard!
Following from my previous update. Yes... well... was there really any choice? Cheers!
In a bar drinking beer & watching football. Feels like such a novelty! Nice selection of brews here! Cheers!
Out riding 'early' as classics season starts today. Thought it might be a hardship to ride early but... erm... no!
Dear Google, I haven't lived in London for a while, but... Liverpool St to Queensway in 16 minutes? Sounds unlikely!
Today we made the 'mistake' of trying a very small ski station at a very busy time in very hot weather. Oh well...
Hmmmmmmm.... pizzaaaaaaaaa :P ... and some tartiflette for good measure. Burp!
Snowshoeing at Payolle. Fabulous day. Am not convinced odd footwear was required but it made things entertaining
Post skiing treats: Vin chaud & blueberry tart. Nom, nom, nom! Oh, and coffee for someone else for some reason
XC Skiing at Payolle. Thank you Claire, our very patient guide, for showing the way. What a perfect day for it!
Random capture from a late afternoon stroll down the road. #Beautiful #Tranquil #Relaxing #Pyrenees
CX World Champs live from... oh... Luxembourg. Well, Belgium is their heartland so trying to copy that atmosphere
Ate 5 croissants today. Oops! 3 with bacon & cheese. 2 with jam & cream. Yum! Fuel/refuel on huge day of skiing
Skied 7,000m vertical yesterday yet somehow thought a ride with the local club to be a good idea today. Legs now destroyed! In a good way
Apres ski in a nice cosy bar. Love Pratiwi's bowl of hot chocolate, but went something more refreshing Cheers!
Back up the Col du Tourmalet. Although something's a little bit different this time...
Another perfect day on the slopes. Lucky at least one of us changed something in their outfit!
Heading back down the mountain. That cloud hung in the valley all day - was a much better idea to get up above it!
Bonjour from the Grand Tourmalet. Awesome day on the piste. Imagine when the other half of the resort is open!
Driving up to La Mongie after fresh snowfall. 4x4 on snow tyres is pretty impressive here. Feels like a normal day
... 4 hours later... what an amazing day!
"january 15 famous birthdays"... who'd have thought! #HappyBirthdayToMe Thanks to all the well wishers
Random views from the local roads we travel almost daily. Ever changing mountain scenery never disappoints!
Pratiwi didn't want to go for a short stroll today, but after being talking into it, turns out it was fun!