Random views from the local roads we travel almost daily. Ever changing mountain scenery never disappoints!


Pratiwi didn't want to go for a short stroll today, but after being talking into it, turns out it was fun! grin


Looks like there's been a nearby accident involving a truck of icing sugar & it's blown all over the place! wink


Random villages lucky enough to get some late afternoon sun... not that there's much warmth to it this time of year.


Bloody hell! More mountain traffic jams! Hope this makes you city slickers feel better! wink


Another Veri-shit-by-Visa fail. Enter your UK postcode? Erm, you know British banks cater to overseas customers, right? #Idiots #NeverWorks


Bike club dinner. No-one behind because us newbie pommies sat at the last table. Don't worry, we weren't alone! wink grin


Trade tariffs are key economic concept in taught in US. Looks like @realDonaldTrump needs to go back to high school! http://www.econlib.org/library/T...


Post-ride refuel. Pratiwi was worried this was too much. LOL... Bless! wink tongue


4pm on New Year's Eve. Sat in a hardware store. I'm feeling so tired could fall asleep right here. Doesn't bode well for this evening! wink


No ride NYE so 2016 done! See cheesy infographic. Bonus fun fact: 343h is around 6% of my waking hours. #NotEnough wink


Does winter riding get any better than this? Unbelievable day playing on the Col d'Aspin!


Layers of misty hills from this morning's local stroll.


Having discussion about contents of the fridge, so took this photo to share. Other shelves didn't seem important wink


Xmas 2016. Fabulous lunch with fabulous views & fabulous friends. How much fabulous can you handle? grin Hic! grin wink


Happy holidays to all! Wonderful xmas eve dinner with friends here. Thx for that & lending us a tree for this shot wink


Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too smile


Patisserie didn't have the cake we wanted (it's not strawberry season). Oh well, will have to pick something else! wink


Misty day in the foothills. Caught a moment of sunshine peaking through to light up the other side of the valley.


Have some city slicker friends come to stay. They appear to like a tipple! Just a couple of days worth here! Hic! wink


Lunch by Lac de Gaube. What a spectacular spot. And warm too... glad I brought that refreshing beverage! wink


Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!


Don't know why soft lad is mincing around like that... I doubt there's much chance of getting wet! wink


So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?


Little stream near at Pont d'Espagne. Half frozen there's a tiny waterfall created by the ice here. Cool!


Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!


Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! wink Nom, nom, nom, nom! tongue


More autumn views... Col d'Aspin of course! Tourist friends mean we have to go sightseeing. Tough day for it! wink grin


Buzzed by a large Macaw Parrot today while riding through a tiny village in the French Pyrenees #Bizarre #FirstTimeForEverything #Squawk


Late afternoon Autumnal stroll. Saw a pheasant up here & chased him out of the bracken when he hid in there. Cool! smile


Another glorious day... perfect for a spin in the sun with Pratiwi grin grin


Random hike up a nearby hill: Plateau d'Esquiou. Pratiwi said was a bit steep near the top. But it's a plateau! wink tongue


I won't try to insult your intelligence with 'decisions, decisions'... of course one has to have both! wink Cheers! grin


Pic from one of the club guys today. Not at all the prettiest part of the ride, but I'm in this shot, so... share! wink


Afternoon snack. Nom, nom, nom! grin #bread #cheese #saucisson


Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door! grin


We pass here all the time, but it's still worth a picture once in a while. That village below is Bagneres-de-Bigorre.


View from the terrace at our local golf club. Lucky one doesn't have to play or be a member to enjoy this smile Phew! wink


Guess cage broke yesterday sad Worn out pin not replaceable anyhow so fixed with cannibalised spare from parts bin grin


What's wrong with this picture? Happened out riding but random stranger gave us a lift home. People here are so nice!


Lovely day & Pratiwi said we should go cycling. Never let it be said I don't pander to her every wish! wink #ToughGig


Today's ride: 'Sunny Tourist Loop'. While none of these roads are famous it's 'tourism' because I stopped for pics smile


Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!


Enjoying this artisanal beer from Brittany courtesy of our good friends up there. Thank you, and cheers! smile


Snow on local 'hills' so autumnal tonne up to Rabastens-de-Bigorre & back. Beautiful roads. Amazing variety here grin


Affligem xmas beer for under 2€/litre. A delicious bargain! Best get some in - expecting thirsty guests soon! wink


Does @Nigel_Farage realise if he emigrates to USA, instead of being confronted with a few strong words it could be guns? Good luck Nige!


Caught out in the rain for the fist time all year & this is the result. Yerch! sad Lucky this doesn't happen often!


Sunrise from the front door. #Tropical wink


Local bike club fete today. No riding, but eating & drinking all arvo. Lots of fun. No pics, I need to lie down! #AntiTraining #OffSeason wink