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

08:32

Frosty Black Forest morn. Quite a shock as we were by the Med few days back. Can feel a beautiful day coming though!

12:24

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 smile

07:03

Sunrise from a German vineyard. You have to love the random parking spots they lay on around here (Rhine valley).

12:10

Spotted in German drinks store. Lost in translation? No! It's 'hell' beer named after the Austrian village, 'Fucking'

12:00

For somewhere called, 'Beer World', these guys seem to have an awful lot of whiskey! wink Love this place! grin grin

09:38

Even up here in Germany, spring is coming... yay!

08:16

German breakfast. Well... Only part of it to be fair. Because we didn't eat enough swine last night! wink Yum! tongue

19:02

Typical afternoon in Germany? #DoingItTough #ThesePretzelsAreMakingMeThirsty grin

18:45

My first attempt at jamón slicing. Should be thinner, but still tasted great. More practice required. On no! wink tongue

18:38

I did say we couldn't get a whole leg due to lack of slicing equipment in the snail. Lucky we're visiting friends! smile

18:37

So now the girls have finished messing about (ahem!!), it's time to get serious. Hand me a knife! grin

18:35

I'm sure jamón slicing is a very earnest business... just no-one thought to tell these two! wink Oh dear! grin

17:40

Evening stroll around Deidesheim before dinner. And a bit of... ahem... silliness wink Warmer than it looks... honest!

13:50

Post lunch constitutional. This little village is Barr, & although it's still France the German influence is obvious.

13:06

Lunch stop in the Alsace region. Very traditional looking restaurant has Italian specials. Who are we to argue? wink tongue

12:26

After bit of a long day on the road... simple things sometimes make the best treats. Ahhhh...

07:51

Love French obsession with bread. We might be in motorway services miles from anywhere, but there's still fresh warm baguettes available! smile

21:45

@google when I visit hangouts.google.com on Android device it's 'cos network issues stop me using app. Pls remove redirect to store! sad

16:01

Welcome to Lyon! This is why we usually avoid cities, but GPS says it's best way North. Doh! cry Cool clouds though.

08:06

Still working on that bag of oranges. So sweet & juicy. There are worse things to eat morning, noon & night! wink

13:13

Plenty of scope for CX training on today's ride wink By the beach & through wetland. And yes, those dots are flamingos!

14:23

Back in France so lunch supplies are easy: Find boulangerie, buy quiche &... no idea what the other is but was tasty!

08:19

Sadly this is a Spanish baguette. But... it's still warm from the oven & I only had to walk 50m to find it. Result!

13:03

Today's ride: up a lovely little - 1,200m at the top wink - climb. Parc Natural del Montseny. Just North of Barcelona.

18:15

Green grass & warm evening sunshine - nice smile Even better: found a bottle of Czech beer in the garage. Cheers! grin

12:39

Haven't done anything touristy for a while so: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Yes, it's tough being a tourist! wink