20:45

Meat & cheese fest (OK - with a few cursory greens & veggies) at our very generous neighbour's. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

12:10

Today's ride: Cols Ichere & Lie. No big climbs as taking it easy. Not that several km of almost 10% is *that* easy wink

14:47

Today's ride: Short but sweet. Overlooking the Baretous valley & later getting stuck in animal traffic. Baaaaaa!

11:17

Taking short break just a couple of valleys over involves driving up & over cols. Always great views from the road smile

13:07

Lunch @ Lac de Payolle. Beautiful day, beautiful setting, wonderful food/drink. Entertaining company. Good times! grin

09:38

Today's ride: rolling along a supply branch of the Canal du Midi. And up to a random castle... because... why not? smile

19:58

Pizza in Revel. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

19:09

Apperos in Revel's main square. Impressive here but sadly no market during our visit. Doh! Lucky there's beer! wink grin

10:36

Today's ride: Lac de Saint Ferreol. Beautiful area I think is bit like a mini Black Forest - sadly minus beer/cake sad

16:47

Quick look around a very quiet Saint-Felix-Lauragais. Nice view from chateau but wow - this landscape looks very dry!

15:14

Well that's an... erm... 'interesting' finish to lunch! wink Bit warm for summer, but who am I to argue with locals? wink

10:34

Today's ride: just a little local spin in the foothills. What a day for it though! smile

16:55

You're supposed to put geotextile under gravel to stop weeds... which seem able to root through solid wood! So, um...

12:19

Post yard-work refreshment. One of the best beers in the world? Gotta say the tripel is growing on me grin Cheers! smile

11:01

Good & sunny today so how did my legs get covered in mud working outside? Sweat + dust = mud? Hmmmmmmmm... nice! wink

11:53

Look who finally joined me up the Aspin, yay! Crazy weather for end of August but only slightly damp so no probs smile

19:13

New boot day! Exciting! wink Stayed looking new for literally 5 minutes. Oh well, they are for... erm... 'working' wink

10:08

Another rock/gravel delivery. 'Only' 13t but few big ones in there so workout time! Beer bottle for scale, honest! grin

21:01

Well this is a different from the usual mountains wink Sunset on a boat... very pleasant smile

10:45

Today's ride: Erm... where's the mountains & what's this blue stuff? wink Cruising between beaches on the Medoc coast.

20:18

When friends let you on their boat. Thx! smile Also loving my new combover! Oh wait - that's a shadow isn't it? Doh! wink

11:25

Today was mostly spent... moving dirt!

09:05

Earlier effort with tape not holding up but sorted now. Loose laptop screen connector fixed with blob of hot glue smile

18:54

End of another hard day. No really. There's a big of dirt in the shadows I moved 'earlier'. Honest! wink Cheers! grin

10:43

Hike up to Refuge de Larribet. Lots of beautiful crystal clear water. Survived herds of wild animals intact! Phew! wink

10:52

Today's ride: what's wrong with this picture? Answer: not much! grin Beautiful spin even if a little 'lost' at times wink

11:30

Jolly to Saint Mont for a little degustation du vin today. Lovely area. Thanks to the chauffeur team for driving smile

16:20

Seem to have fixed dodgy screen in my 10yo laptop with electrical tape! To another 10 years? wink Touch wood & such! grin

09:45

Overnight house guest seems slightly bemused as to why they've been asked to leave wink

19:52

At the dinner table tonight... are we in France or Belgium? Or does it even matter? wink Cheers! grin

21:33

Few quiet drinks before dinner? wink Cheers! grin

11:32

On today's ride: little bridge crossing the River Ousse. Still so many little gems like this to discover near home smile

12:53

Stumbled across Indonesian restaurant in Cahors. Someone's very happy! & yes, 2 peeps/3 dishes (+dessert) does go! wink

09:46

Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!

20:33

Look for 'fancy' restaurant in Cahors but v. busy Saturday, so end up in a backstreet bar. Prolly more fun anyhow! wink

12:06

Chemin de Halage: aka. a towpath cut into cliffs along the river Lot. Good idea as it makes for a nice shady walk.

11:44

Above the River Lot: a veritable motorway compared to some cliff-edge roads we travelled in Norway so no worries! smile

12:29

Lunch in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. Beautiful place & v.toasty today so we chose a super shady spot... & the large beer! wink

12:10

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie perched above river Lot. Very impressed by this beautifully preserved (& clean!) medieval village.

18:45

Oh look... a beach... and we're nowhere near the coast! grin Lovely spot by river Lot, Causses du Quercy National Park.

15:11

Climb on foot up to Cordes-sur-Ciel was worth it even in today's scorching heat! Beautiful medieval village in Tarn.

13:18

You've seen sheep, cattle, etc. in a field squash into the shade of a single tree/hedge, yes? Snails are the same wink

10:24

Second ride of the day: short cool down with Pratiwi, who also tried #HaySurfing for the first time wink Not bad! grin

07:21

Beautiful sunrise ride to avoid forecast heat. Rolling hills & shady forests actually made for perfect conditions smile

14:07

Hmmmmmmm... Toasty!

13:00

1st meal out since you-know-what (over 3 months!). Love random roadside stops... esp when they turn out great! grin

08:26

Shock as guy who shot himself in the foot asks why his foot hurts... cry https://twitter.com/JimMFelton/s...

10:15

Today's ride: Dodging cattle normally no big deal but when herd has young & giant bull present some care required! wink

14:41

Post ride lunch: filet mignon, roasties & one of my favourite beers. Feels like it's my birthday! grin Nom, nom, nom tongue

11:14

Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin