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

19:00

Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!

10:43

Spotted in a local village: nice guy carrying a bike for a mate, or a bike thief! Around here likely it's the former.

17:24

Do you suppose it's by chance that a German beer bottle fits perfectly inside this nice German beer mug? I doubt it.

15:54

Today's ride: Cloudy spin up the valley, but as usual, view from the Col d'Aspin fails to disappoint!

18:59

Evening snack: Beer, baguette, roquefort, rillettes de canard. Yum! While Pratiwi went for coffee & cake. Durh! tongue wink

19:48

Bagneres-de-Bigorre fete. Few early snaps in the market hall with freshly sliced prosciutto, drinks & other goodies.

18:18

Think this is a Persian Silk Tree, they seem very popular in this area & are all in flower right now. Very colourful.

12:14

Another Tourmalet day. Up top then a little way down the West side for a 'different' - it's all relative wink - angle.

19:59

As rock'n'roll as it gets in the French countryside: local singers at a campsite. At least there was free alcohol! wink

09:19

Pratiwi's favourite alcoholic beverage. All the better at this very offensive price! wink #MoreBeerMoneyForMe tongue :P

17:17

Wondered into the nearby village on a sticky hot afternoon. Ice cream reward for some, cool glass of beer for others.

20:26

Saw something on social media re:shooting. Check news. Turns out its USA business as usual. Terrible but true http://www.gunviolencearchive.org
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19:37

Relaxing in shade of an old apple tree. It's laden with fruit, lucky not to be doing an Isaac Newton impression! wink

10:49

When you don't feel like going high, a nice spin in the foothills is the go. Super quiet roads and views like this.

20:47

Watching sunset over a neighbouring cornfield. Air thick with pollen & insects. Lucky we don't suffer from hay fever!

15:51

Teenie, tiny little stroll near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Absolutely love it here. It's even good when not on a bike! wink

14:32

Relaxing near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Joys of carrying everything everywhere: always have outdoor furniture to hand smile

14:13

Let's take a selfie! wink Oh... and another picture of the cows. Because you can never have enough pictures of cows! wink

14:05

I often ride this road but drove today. Traffic here can be tricky as you see. Imagine negotiating this on a bike! wink

12:25

Lunch date at Payolle. Special day or something wink The confit du canard & gateau basque awesome & very affordable! grin

13:52

Another hideous day up the Tourmalet wink Long way round is so much better when actually eating & drinking enough! grin

08:37

OMG! Woke up this morning to discover we don't have any bread! Lucky this is France & 2 minutes later we're saved! wink

20:36

Awesome sunburst through the clouds out walking this evening.

18:08

Woodland walk this evening. A little bit late in the year for flowers, but there's still some colour in here.

07:54

European tick. Tiny little thing (my little finger for scale). Wouldn't last a minute in Australia! wink

18:43

Someone had a wonderful time playing in fields & the stream by the road today. Why dog folk can't have nice cars! wink

09:35

Early(ish) morning walk at the Col des Palomieres. Looking down into those clouds, it's nice to be in the hills smile

08:53

Same spot as last post, but this is the following morning. Another spectacular day in the mountains begins smile

21:24

Amazing long lunch with wonderful people (watching le Tour), home for shady woodland walk & now sipping Sangria in the garden smile #LaBelleVie

20:45

Random summer evening view in the Pyrenees.

19:50

After a large lunch on a warm day nice to go for a walk in a wonderful, shady, cool forest. Lovely and quiet. Magic!

14:41

Not sure this cake has enough cream filling. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... wink Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:21

Another Indonesian gathering today. Loads of wonderful food. Thank you so much! smile Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:52

I often do quite well on the daily leaderboard. 8th up the Aspin today. Somehow I can't see this lasting though! wink

13:01

The infamous flamme rouge that would cause a little chaos later today. Luckily I made it under (& back) unscathed! wink

12:56

Coming down the Aspin towards Payolle on TdF day. Few campervans parked there! Not us though - we're down the valley.

12:45

6s off a PR on the Aspin today. Think I could have taken those seconds with a sprint if it wasn't so busy up here! wink

11:43

Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character! grin

08:45

Breakie by the pool - well, the first course at least wink Fresh eggs straight from the chicken coup. Yum!

19:21

Ever been so hot & thirsty you'd lay in a muddy puddle & drink from it? What chasing deer for hours does to dogs! wink

19:00

Walking in tall grass didn't know a deer was hiding here. He jumped up & ran as I got too close (2m or so). Amazing!!

18:56

Just out wonder in the hills. Lovely evening for it smile

12:54

Today's ride: Something short & sweet. Saving myself for tomorrow wink

21:41

What's with the colour of this Portugal strip? Looks like they're playing in hospital scrubs! #Hideous

19:13

So years later Chilcot report finds what any sane person could see as obvious at the time: Blair & Bush are warmongering liars! #Disgraceful

15:32

3 flats today & 1 spare tube. Luckily tons of #TdF fans already along road here happy to give a tube to get you home! grin #LoveRidingInFrance