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!?

13:33

Ride from Lac du Salagou into the hills. Wonderful area with huge vistas & beautiful villages - like Lunas seen here.

14:22

@facebook wants more original posts & less shares? I mentioned this problem before. Glad FB caught up! We need a 'hide all shares' option tongue

13:27

Random lunch stop in Remoulins. Not the prettiest of places, but this corner was still photogenic.

18:24

So... another difficult day draws to a close... Ahhhhh... smile

13:50

Awesome table spotted outside a bar in Bédoin.

13:24

Lazy day so will just walk into village. Someone is late so forced to sit & wait on sunny terrace. #Hardship #Sigh wink

15:31

Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route! wink

14:04

When in Provence... grin 3° up top + 70kph wind chill equals completely numb fingers on the descent. Fun times! wink grin

13:57

Rosbif lunch. Désolé monsieur, it's better in the UK wink Mousse for dessert was to die for though. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:41

Passing through Vaison-la-Romaine. In 2012 I spent several hours on an IV drip 100m from this square. Fun times! wink

13:14

Yes, we did just squeeze though that archway, somehow defying the laws of physics! Love medieval French villages! wink

11:57

Random view from the road en-route to Provence. This is on the hill above Puy-Saint-Martin. Lovely day smile

20:41

Encountered bus load of French rugby fans at motorway stop. Luckily smile & nod works here wink Had some laughs & was gifted a box of wine! grin

15:03

Swiss motorway services: beautiful, clean, modern, efficient... and rather expensive. Luckily we don't need any fuel!

13:59

Time for lunch so pick a spot to park up. This is Eglisau (Switzerland) on the banks of the Rhine. Wet but beautiful.

17:18

Evening forest walk & a few trees are blossoming. Been great but allegedly it will snow here tomorrow! Time to leave!

13:53

Today's ride: bit grey but always something interesting to see. This is on the dam wall at Stausee Kleine Kinzig.

14:31

Dessert time: Black Forest gâteau & more local beer. Like there's another choice?! Love a bakery that serves beer! grin

14:16

Part of the beer shop in Alpirsbach - next to the Abbey which founded this brewery. 2l bottle of beer anyone?! wink grin

13:15

Hearty lunch under dappled shade in a beer garden next to the Abbey & old brewery where that beer originates. Cheers!

12:42

Short walk into the local village. Through the forest, naturally smile

22:33

Oh look, a bug in the Android @facebook app which makes connectivity fail when on proxy auto-config WiFi & ignores manual proxy too. Bravo!

17:10

Back from an awesome ride, evening sun & few bottles from local monastery at hand. Hmmm... decisions, decisions wink grin

12:39

Quiet, smooth, twisty, rolling roads through beautiful nature & charming villages. I love riding the Black Forest! grin