19:11

Last day of spring evening ride with my beautiful - if a little slow... ahem! tongue - riding partner. Niiiice! smile grin

09:08

RT @500px: 20 Photos That Celebrate The Culture of Europe: https://iso.500px.com/20-photos-... #FridayFeeling

17:14

"Countries usually don’t knowingly commit economic suicide... Leaving the EU would be an act of national insanity"! https://www.washingtonpost.com/o...

21:37

#Brexit fact: UK donates more to charity than EU costs it! Why would such a generous nation turn it's back on less fortunate neighbours?

11:28

UK markets & pound plunge on mere suggestion #Brexit Leave may win. Imagine hit to pension funds & cost of living if it actually happens!

11:24

Dear web crawler devs: if you can't play nice, you will be banned. Please play nice, I've got better things to do! sad

21:34

Evening 'snack'. Nom, nom, nom... tongue

12:38

When you drop round to friends for lunch... and are served a four course gourmet meal! Nom, nom, nom tongue Thank you! smile

12:25

Helping friends collect cherries from this beautiful tree in their yard. Yuuuuuum! tongue

11:56

Fresh baguette delivery in France. Bread here is seldom wrapped & clearly throwing it in an old pipe isn't an issue!

15:14

Salt on jersey is normal but I took ass-sweat to whole new level today wink 100km Tourmalet loop & still 30° at 1700m!

14:22

Bit of a struggle up the Tourmalet today. What with heat & running out of water after going long way round. Oops! wink

08:48

Re my previous tip on @googlechrome disabling 'Smooth Scrolling' in chrome://flags Setting seems to be ignored the next restart #Annoying sad

08:03

Chrome scrolling make you crazy? Fix: chrome://flags & turn off 'Smooth Scrolling'. Disable crappy 'Session Restore Bubble' there too! Yay!

19:29

Another back to back tasting test. Duval v St Bernardus Tripel. Verdict: too close to call. More testing required! wink

18:26

Random walkies just up the hill from Gerde. Lovely shady track is good as it's pretty warm this evening.

20:51

All I could find in the fridge... Leffe & Duval. How terrible! wink Cheers! grin

20:42

UK headline: "Temperatures to soar as summer finally arrives... Highs of 25C predicted in London" LOL! Oh dear! #HopeItGetsBetterSoon wink tongue

12:15

More French hardship: tough choices to make in the patisserie wink BTW, we went the gateaux fraise & it was to die for!

12:46

Accidentally plotted a cycling course up the wrong hill & ended up here: Plaine d'Esquiou. Could have been worse! wink

20:22

Dear friends, if you heard of French fuel shortages don't worry. Fuels that count (baguettes, cheese & beer) all still readily available wink

20:08

... some time later... smile Just enjoying the evening sun with a few tunes & amber refreshment. It's a hard life! tongue grin

19:57

Schoolboy error: Out riding & remembering there's only 1 bottle of beer in fridge! Masterful save: It's a 3 Monts! wink

15:37

A few locals obviously thought phone I pulled from my back pocket was food. Sorry! Will bring carrots next time! wink

13:40

Col de Beyrede (some dirt & gravel on the climb) & Hourquette d'Ancizan. Cos you can't do famous cols ALL the time wink

13:04

Toasty today at 34° in the Baronnies! View back to the snowy peaks from near Capvern. Hmmmmmm.... snnnnooooowwwwww wink

21:36

Oh look, @Spotify spammed me in French, 'cos was in France on holiday when I first tried their service. #GeolocationFail #DidNotLikeItAnyhow

11:45

Things to do this arvo, so little spin up the Aspin & to Lac de Payolle was all there was time for today. Oh well! wink

20:11

So, man cannot live on bread alone, huh? True, but having just polished off my second baguette of the day gonna have to admit I'm trying! wink

13:53

I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind wink 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it! grin

21:28

Indonesian's don't drink, huh? The one's in France do! wink grin What I had to endure at a local 'Arisan' gathering wink tongue

21:47

Impromptu dinner. French moule frite very nice, but sorry, still not as good as the Belgiums! Great dessert though tongue

11:36

What passes for an easy local loop these days wink Couple of hours smashing round beautiful, empty roads like this! grin

11:37

Thinking of those in UK. Yes, mid-20s is tough & hope all survived great heat wave of 2016! With luck it'll warm up properly for you soon wink

11:27

Rest day stroll. Got a little carried away & ended up going 8km to the next village & source of the Crastes. Oops wink

14:06

Back in the Pyrenees a week & in that time broke my weekly cycling distance record & destroyed climbing one. Funny that! wink #LoveThePyrenees

12:51

Big week of riding ends with loop to next valley & home over this little climb. Stayed dry despite the clouds. Phew!

18:18

Rest day done right: just lounging around our 'garden' - aka. the campsite wink - in the evening sunshine. Ahhhhh... smile

10:53

Newspaper: Archaic, unidirectional data communication protocol utilising a physical layer derived from dead trees. LOL. Thx @bobbyllew wink smile

19:50

Impromptu dinner invite. Lots of excellent Asian food, especially that beef rendang! Nom, nom, nom! tongue :P

11:33

Today's ride: foothills then Chiroulet, which is in the valley between the 2 main peaks in 1st pic. Beautiful day smile

10:52

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

16:54

Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems wink

20:59

The scene from our doorstep tonight: last rays of sunshine on the Pic du Midi. Yes, yes, with a very long lens! tongue

17:13

Busy day, but got out for lovely spring evening's spin in the Baronnies: tiny, quiet roads & plenty of punchy climbs!

17:11

First evening back in the Pyrenees. Little walk around the new neighbourhood & introductions with the locals. Mooooo!

12:30

Local couple gave us the tip to go to this spot & collect wild garlic. Tasty in salad & cooking they said. We agree.

12:15

Driving along that road from Capvern to Mauvezin. Always amazing views here, even on a cloudy day.

16:13

To the idiots buying ivory to show off: get some antique art instead. It's much more impressive, unique & no majestic animals died for it!

17:54

Cost of nuclear fission reactor in UK: $35bn. Cost of ITER fusion reactor: $14bn. Why build a steam train when developing a jet is 3x less!?