08:28

Trade tariffs are key economic concept in taught in US. Looks like @realDonaldTrump needs to go back to high school! http://www.econlib.org/library/T...

15:05

Post-ride refuel. Pratiwi was worried this was too much. LOL... Bless! wink tongue

17:06

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! wink

16:55

No ride NYE so 2016 done! See cheesy infographic. Bonus fun fact: 343h is around 6% of my waking hours. #NotEnough wink

13:30

Does winter riding get any better than this? Unbelievable day playing on the Col d'Aspin!

08:49

Having discussion about contents of the fridge, so took this photo to share. Other shelves didn't seem important wink

12:30

Xmas 2016. Fabulous lunch with fabulous views & fabulous friends. How much fabulous can you handle? grin Hic! grin wink

18:44

Happy holidays to all! Wonderful xmas eve dinner with friends here. Thx for that & lending us a tree for this shot wink

15:57

Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too smile

10:59

Patisserie didn't have the cake we wanted (it's not strawberry season). Oh well, will have to pick something else! wink

09:11

Misty day in the foothills. Caught a moment of sunshine peaking through to light up the other side of the valley.

22:50

Have some city slicker friends come to stay. They appear to like a tipple! Just a couple of days worth here! Hic! wink

12:51

Lunch by Lac de Gaube. What a spectacular spot. And warm too... glad I brought that refreshing beverage! wink

12:25

Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!

12:14

Don't know why soft lad is mincing around like that... I doubt there's much chance of getting wet! wink

11:45

So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?

11:10

Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!

10:50

Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!

13:11

Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! wink Nom, nom, nom, nom! tongue

12:44

More autumn views... Col d'Aspin of course! Tourist friends mean we have to go sightseeing. Tough day for it! wink grin

16:13

Buzzed by a large Macaw Parrot today while riding through a tiny village in the French Pyrenees #Bizarre #FirstTimeForEverything #Squawk

16:35

Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool! smile

12:10

Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi grin grin

13:30

Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau! wink tongue

19:15

I won't try to insult your intelligence with 'decisions, decisions'... of course one has to have both! wink Cheers! grin

16:32

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! wink

11:49

Afternoon snack. Nom, nom, nom! grin #bread #cheese #saucisson

11:31

Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door! grin

09:06

We pass here all the time, but it's still worth a picture once in a while. That village below is Bagneres-de-Bigorre.

13:43

View from the terrace at our local golf club. Lucky one doesn't have to play or be a member to enjoy this smile Phew! wink

10:27

Guess cage broke yesterday sad Worn out pin not replaceable anyhow so fixed with cannibalised spare from parts bin grin

14:46

What's wrong with this picture? Happened out riding but random stranger gave us a lift home. People here are so nice!

13:38

Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! wink #ToughGig

12:50

Today's ride: 'Sunny Tourist Loop'. While none of these roads are famous it's 'tourism' because I stopped for pics smile

14:22

Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!

16:56

Enjoying this artisanal beer from Brittany courtesy of our good friends up there. Thank you, and cheers! smile

13:13

Snow on local 'hills' so autumnal tonne up to Rabastens-de-Bigorre & back. Beautiful roads. Amazing variety here grin

16:08

Affligem xmas beer for under 2€/litre. A delicious bargain! Best get some in - expecting thirsty guests soon! wink

11:58

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!

13:04

Caught out in the rain for the fist time all year & this is the result. Yerch! sad Lucky this doesn't happen often!

08:38

Sunrise from the front door. #Tropical wink

19:47

Local bike club fete today. No riding, but eating & drinking all arvo. Lots of fun. No pics, I need to lie down! #AntiTraining #OffSeason wink

11:58

Heading out to lunch with the local bike club. Random view on the trip there. Lovely & warm in the sunshine today smile

08:35

Awesome morning view from our room in Salles-Lavalette. Lovely breakie spread too. Thanks to our very generous hosts!

23:16

We've been provided with a lovely traditional room this evening. Little nippy here but so comfy & cosy in that bed!

09:24

Last minute decision to take in a concert. In the cheap seats! wink grin wink grin wink

09:11

Bonjour Paris! And... au revoir. Not a bad morning for a quick walkabout.

19:33

Dinner in Paris. Rather nice Coq au vin for me, something odd for her wink Sitting watching the world go by. Cheers!

18:13

La Chouffe is fantastic beer & rare to find it on tap. Cheers! grin #CentralParisPricesMadeThisMostExpensivePintEver!

17:58

Strolling streets of Saint-Germain. These food shops & people eating on the street helping us working up an appetite!