Ride from Lac du Salagou into the hills. Wonderful area with huge vistas & beautiful villages - like Lunas seen here.
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Random lunch stop in Remoulins. Not the prettiest of places, but this corner was still photogenic.
So... another difficult day draws to a close... Ahhhhh...
Awesome table spotted outside a bar in Bédoin.
Lazy day so will just walk into village. Someone is late so forced to sit & wait on sunny terrace. #Hardship #Sigh
Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route!
When in Provence... 3° up top + 70kph wind chill equals completely numb fingers on the descent. Fun times!
Rosbif lunch. Désolé monsieur, it's better in the UK Mousse for dessert was to die for though. Nom, nom, nom!
Passing through Vaison-la-Romaine. In 2012 I spent several hours on an IV drip 100m from this square. Fun times!
Yes, we did just squeeze though that archway, somehow defying the laws of physics! Love medieval French villages!
Random view from the road en-route to Provence. This is on the hill above Puy-Saint-Martin. Lovely day
Encountered bus load of French rugby fans at motorway stop. Luckily smile & nod works here Had some laughs & was gifted a box of wine!
Swiss motorway services: beautiful, clean, modern, efficient... and rather expensive. Luckily we don't need any fuel!
Time for lunch so pick a spot to park up. This is Eglisau (Switzerland) on the banks of the Rhine. Wet but beautiful.
Evening forest walk & a few trees are blossoming. Been great but allegedly it will snow here tomorrow! Time to leave!
Today's ride: bit grey but always something interesting to see. This is on the dam wall at Stausee Kleine Kinzig.
Dessert time: Black Forest gâteau & more local beer. Like there's another choice?! Love a bakery that serves beer!
Part of the beer shop in Alpirsbach - next to the Abbey which founded this brewery. 2l bottle of beer anyone?!
Hearty lunch under dappled shade in a beer garden next to the Abbey & old brewery where that beer originates. Cheers!
Short walk into the local village. Through the forest, naturally
Oh look, a bug in the Android @facebook app which makes connectivity fail when on proxy auto-config WiFi & ignores manual proxy too. Bravo!
Back from an awesome ride, evening sun & few bottles from local monastery at hand. Hmmm... decisions, decisions
Quiet, smooth, twisty, rolling roads through beautiful nature & charming villages. I love riding the Black Forest!
Frosty Black Forest morn. Quite a shock as we were by the Med few days back. Can feel a beautiful day coming though!
Snail's in for it's TÜV (can you believe it's been a year!) so what to do? Lucky we know this restaurant close by
Sunrise from a German vineyard. You have to love the random parking spots they lay on around here (Rhine valley).
Spotted in German drinks store. Lost in translation? No! It's 'hell' beer named after the Austrian village, 'Fucking'
For somewhere called, 'Beer World', these guys seem to have an awful lot of whiskey! Love this place!
Even up here in Germany, spring is coming... yay!
German breakfast. Well... Only part of it to be fair. Because we didn't eat enough swine last night! Yum!
Typical afternoon in Germany? #DoingItTough #ThesePretzelsAreMakingMeThirsty
My first attempt at jamón slicing. Should be thinner, but still tasted great. More practice required. On no!
I did say we couldn't get a whole leg due to lack of slicing equipment in the snail. Lucky we're visiting friends!
So now the girls have finished messing about (ahem!!), it's time to get serious. Hand me a knife!
I'm sure jamón slicing is a very earnest business... just no-one thought to tell these two! Oh dear!
Evening stroll around Deidesheim before dinner. And a bit of... ahem... silliness Warmer than it looks... honest!
Post lunch constitutional. This little village is Barr, & although it's still France the German influence is obvious.
Lunch stop in the Alsace region. Very traditional looking restaurant has Italian specials. Who are we to argue?
After bit of a long day on the road... simple things sometimes make the best treats. Ahhhh...
Love French obsession with bread. We might be in motorway services miles from anywhere, but there's still fresh warm baguettes available!
@google when I visit hangouts.google.com on Android device it's 'cos network issues stop me using app. Pls remove redirect to store!
Welcome to Lyon! This is why we usually avoid cities, but GPS says it's best way North. Doh! Cool clouds though.
Still working on that bag of oranges. So sweet & juicy. There are worse things to eat morning, noon & night!
Plenty of scope for CX training on today's ride By the beach & through wetland. And yes, those dots are flamingos!
Back in France so lunch supplies are easy: Find boulangerie, buy quiche &... no idea what the other is but was tasty!
Sadly this is a Spanish baguette. But... it's still warm from the oven & I only had to walk 50m to find it. Result!
Today's ride: up a lovely little - 1,200m at the top - climb. Parc Natural del Montseny. Just North of Barcelona.
Green grass & warm evening sunshine - nice Even better: found a bottle of Czech beer in the garage. Cheers!
Haven't done anything touristy for a while so: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Yes, it's tough being a tourist!