14:16

Pot of 'industrial' desert with a few added Brambles picked straight from our hedge. Nom, nom! tongue #SimplePleasures

12:31

If you see the headline, "Pound Jumps..." remember it's all relative. GBP is still down over 24% against AUD in the last year! #Forex

14:31

While it might be a little cloudy down the valley, another glorious day up the Col d'Aspin. Simply love it up here!

10:53

Little trip to market today. We didn't pick up much, but how good does this slab of pork look? grin Nom, nom, nom tongue

14:40

Walls of snow in Spring, walls of corn in Summer. Just love the variety of the Northern seasons. Although - ask me again mid-winter! wink

12:39

Ahem, well, this is slightly embarrassing... finally gave in & joined the fat bike fad! Look at the size of that! wink

15:44

Wondering around in the woods near Payolle. Still pretty warm in the sun so it's nice to be in this shade.

12:30

Another wonderful summer's day up near the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Always nice to stop & say hello to the locals.

12:06

Pratiwi hasn't been up this road before but quite likes the view. Maybe she should ride a bike more? wink #FamousClimb

12:12

Post-recovery, recovery wink Cheers from Saint-Lary-Soulan! grin

10:55

Beautiful day for a recovery ride in the vallée d'Aure. Full on 'recovery' too, my heart rate average was 88bpm grin wink

09:49

Erm... didn't I just change this? Oh well, lucky there's nothing strenuous planned for today wink #LotsOfMiles

17:31

After an epic day on the bike, beer o'clock. And what a bottle: Alpirsbacher Kloster Starkbier. Cheers! grin

13:38

Route des Lacs descent one of most technical I've done. To finish hit up Piau Engaly because, why not?! #EpicDay grin

13:21

Lac d'Aumar & Lac d'Aubert. Sometimes I'm asked why cycle so much? The answer: to be able to get to places like this!

12:28

Listed among best Pyrenees rides, Cap-de-Long is indeed up there. Literally! This lake is higher than the Tourmalet!

15:57

Early dinner/late lunch. Kale & rice &... not quite sure what my chef has presented here but it was really good! smile

12:55

Spotted in a local store: Bigourdan Pin Cake is made of many layers spooned over it as it slowly cooks. Yummy! tongue grin

11:29

Today's ride: both sides of the Col du Portillion plus Superbagnères. Spectacular... & the descent is ballistic! grin

12:31

Today's ride: Port de la Bonaigua. Side trip to Pla de Beret had fantastic views of the Val d'Aran. Lovely place smile

21:06

Time for desert. Guess I'd better finish this Sangria first! wink grin tongue

20:44

We came to this place for the tapas, but could be worth another visit to try the steak. One of the smaller ones!

20:21

Didn't know what this dish was, but took it anyhow. Turns out to be deep fried cheese with jam on top. Soooo good! grin

20:15

When in Spain... grin Loving this tapas bar in Urtau Arties (Valle de Aran). It's an amazing place! Nom, nom, nom! tongue

17:04

Entering Val d'Aran from Port de la Bonaigua. One of the best parts of the Spanish Pyrenees we've seen. So beautiful.

14:13

Hike to Estany de Gerber, past another two smaller lakes. This pretty high up in the Spanish Pyrenees, around 2150m.

13:45

The C-28 in Spain, climbing to Port de la Bonaigua. Sadly am driving it today instead of riding. Very poor planning!

11:47

Passing by Esterri d'Àneu so short walk around. Nice, relaxed place. Late morning & streets full of coffee lovers.

16:43

Arrive at hot Spanish camp. Lay on picnic blanket in shade. Red walls of the gorge remind me a bit of Aussie outback!

15:24

Random scene from today's drive. Somewhere on the N-260 in Spain. OK - that's a long road. Near Guils del Cantó wink

13:51

Spanish Sunday lunch. Pratiwi had a big octopus leg that just melted in the mouth. Unbelievable how good that was!

13:20

Stroll round La Seu d'Urgell, a little Spanish town just South of Andorra. Working up an appetite for Sunday lunch.

11:23

Other side of Col de Puymorens & jaunt into Spain. Also passed a solar thermal power plant with huge mirrors. Cool!

13:27

Andorran pizza. It might be the middle of summer, but in the shade it's still a bit chilly up here so went down well!

12:32

Today's ride: 38km climb to highest paved road in Pyrenees. Plus Col de Puymorens. Plus Ax 3 Domaines. Fantastic! grin

16:25

Rest day stroll into Ax-les-Thermes & back. Lovely shady path along the river smile

12:07

Today's ride: Plateau de Beille. It's OK, but not that pretty. Valley road super busy too. Think I've been spoilt? wink

10:46

Today's ride: Col de Pailheres... with a few others to a warm up wink Beautiful & it's another one for horse lovers! smile

09:21

Hmmmmm... not... sure... think this tyre maybe needs replacing wink #LotsOfMiles wink grin

22:38

Almond liqueur found in my sister's house. Yum! Fun fact: while it tastes of almonds there's actually none in there!

21:37

Deserted village alley in Quillan at dusk.

21:19

Entertainment in a little square in Quillan. This sort of thing is completely normal throughout summer in France.

19:54

Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind! wink tongue

12:05

We're staying in Quillan today, but took a little walk out of town to get away from it all wink

15:12

Dropped by a random stranger 1km from Aspin summit today but somehow found a sprint 50m from top & got over him for KoM points! #OhYeah! grin

12:13

Today's ride: local loop then up the Col d'Aspin. Because, why not? Mooooooo! grin

18:07

What idiot tech writer thinks it's OK to say a function returns 'int' without listing the possible values & their meaning? #KidsTheseDays sad

15:47

Quite walk down a shady country lane. It doesn't always have to have an amazing view. Love the peace & quiet.

07:28

Imagine if resources spent on 'security' were used to improve things 'outside' so it's safe everywhere, not just 'at home' #BridgesNotWalls

19:22

Just walked into a restaurant & asked for the menu. Told chef was sleeping & don't know what will be served until he wakes up! #Different