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!
Post lunch walk home along the beach. Think that sangria is still working on someone
Outside bar in Spain. Cold day: I'm wearing sweater & Goretex shell. 3 pommies walk out in tee shirts & shorts & say, "Oooo... Tropical" LOL
Great tapas bar in Sitges. Fresh kebabs, sausages, etc. came round regularly. Yum! Sangria seems effective too!
Old town of Sitges: narrow alleys and... erm... interesting shopfront props
Ride from the Med coast up brutal climb (20%+ ramps), past vineyards, a castle & lakes. You know, the usual stuff
Passed lots of orange groves yesterday. Paid 7 bucks for a bag of lovely, juicy fruit as big as Pratiwi Bargain
Not all jamón here is cheap. This 440€ leg most expensive I could find. 49/kg? Anyone in Sydney want to comment?
Spanish supermarket: Jamón a serious business here! There's a guy hand slicing it for your tasting pleasure too
Lunch in Villajoyosa. 12€ menu included a 'small' glass of sangria. This & my entrée the highlights. Yum!
So let me get this straight: there really is a Crown Prince needing help to transfer millions & only guy smart enough to reply is in Panama?
Today's ride: Same route as last time, reversed. In 3½ hours riding only 34 sec difference - faster! #Consistency
Dear Mr Advertising Industry, as you can't play nice I'm taking all your toys! Network ad-block in the snail!
More fun in the Costa Blanca hills today. Around 90km with 1800m of vertical. Lovely & warm too. Niiiiice
Nerd alert!!! You know... because have been without a server room for far too long
Woke feeling a bit off. Did 90km bike ride. Felt better. Sat in sunshine & had food & drink forced on us by neighbours. Life is tough!
Today's ride: Deserted Costa Blanca roads. Surprisingly good riding here & it's almost hot! #TanLines #FullyPro
Feeling very lucky... this was on the table 5 minutes after I got home from cycling! Yum! #Refuel #Hydration
Is tricky to find a good curry in Europe so just this once happy to enjoy some 'Brits Abroad' dining Cheers!