"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!
Looks like there's been a nearby accident involving a truck of icing sugar & it's blown all over the place!
Bloody hell! More mountain traffic jams! Hope this makes you city slickers feel better!
Bike club dinner. No-one behind because us newbie pommies sat at the last table. Don't worry, we weren't alone!
Post-ride refuel. Pratiwi was worried this was too much. LOL... Bless!
4pm on New Year's Eve. Sat in a hardware store. I'm feeling so tired could fall asleep right here. Doesn't bode well for this evening!
No ride NYE so 2016 done! See cheesy infographic. Bonus fun fact: 343h is around 6% of my waking hours. #NotEnough
Does winter riding get any better than this? Unbelievable day playing on the Col d'Aspin!
Having discussion about contents of the fridge, so took this photo to share. Other shelves didn't seem important
Xmas 2016. Fabulous lunch with fabulous views & fabulous friends. How much fabulous can you handle? Hic!
Happy holidays to all! Wonderful xmas eve dinner with friends here. Thx for that & lending us a tree for this shot
Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too
Patisserie didn't have the cake we wanted (it's not strawberry season). Oh well, will have to pick something else!
Misty day in the foothills. Caught a moment of sunshine peaking through to light up the other side of the valley.
Have some city slicker friends come to stay. They appear to like a tipple! Just a couple of days worth here! Hic!
Lunch by Lac de Gaube. What a spectacular spot. And warm too... glad I brought that refreshing beverage!
Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!
Don't know why soft lad is mincing around like that... I doubt there's much chance of getting wet!
So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?
Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!
Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!
Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! Nom, nom, nom, nom!
More autumn views... Col d'Aspin of course! Tourist friends mean we have to go sightseeing. Tough day for it!
Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool!
Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi
Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau!
I won't try to insult your intelligence with 'decisions, decisions'... of course one has to have both! Cheers!
Pic from one of the club guys today. Not at all the prettiest part of the ride, but I'm in this shot, so... share!
Afternoon snack. Nom, nom, nom! #bread #cheese #saucisson
Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door!
We pass here all the time, but it's still worth a picture once in a while. That village below is Bagneres-de-Bigorre.
View from the terrace at our local golf club. Lucky one doesn't have to play or be a member to enjoy this Phew!
Guess cage broke yesterday Worn out pin not replaceable anyhow so fixed with cannibalised spare from parts bin
What's wrong with this picture? Happened out riding but random stranger gave us a lift home. People here are so nice!
Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! #ToughGig
Today's ride: 'Sunny Tourist Loop'. While none of these roads are famous it's 'tourism' because I stopped for pics
Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!
Enjoying this artisanal beer from Brittany courtesy of our good friends up there. Thank you, and cheers!
Snow on local 'hills' so autumnal tonne up to Rabastens-de-Bigorre & back. Beautiful roads. Amazing variety here
Affligem xmas beer for under 2€/litre. A delicious bargain! Best get some in - expecting thirsty guests soon!
Does @Nigel_Farage realise if he emigrates to USA, instead of being confronted with a few strong words it could be guns? Good luck Nige!
Caught out in the rain for the fist time all year & this is the result. Yerch! Lucky this doesn't happen often!
Sunrise from the front door. #Tropical
Heading out to lunch with the local bike club. Random view on the trip there. Lovely & warm in the sunshine today