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

15:06

Post lunch walk home along the beach. Think that sangria is still working on someone wink grin

14:17

Outside bar in Spain. Cold day: I'm wearing sweater & Goretex shell. 3 pommies walk out in tee shirts & shorts & say, "Oooo... Tropical" LOL

13:30

Great tapas bar in Sitges. Fresh kebabs, sausages, etc. came round regularly. Yum! tongue Sangria seems effective too! wink

13:20

Old town of Sitges: narrow alleys and... erm... interesting shopfront props wink

11:53

Ride from the Med coast up brutal climb (20%+ ramps), past vineyards, a castle & lakes. You know, the usual stuff wink

09:06

Passed lots of orange groves yesterday. Paid 7 bucks for a bag of lovely, juicy fruit as big as Pratiwi wink Bargain grin

10:29

Not all jamón here is cheap. This 440€ leg most expensive I could find. 49/kg? Anyone in Sydney want to comment? wink

10:28

Spanish supermarket: Jamón a serious business here! There's a guy hand slicing it for your tasting pleasure too smile

13:58

Lunch in Villajoyosa. 12€ menu included a 'small' glass of sangria. This & my entrée the highlights. Yum! tongue smile

21:37

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?

13:06

Today's ride: Same route as last time, reversed. In 3½ hours riding only 34 sec difference - faster! smile #Consistency

13:54

Dear Mr Advertising Industry, as you can't play nice I'm taking all your toys! tongue Network ad-block in the snail! grin

13:55

More fun in the Costa Blanca hills today. Around 90km with 1800m of vertical. Lovely & warm too. Niiiiice smile grin

18:22

Nerd alert!!! You know... because have been without a server room for far too long wink

21:09

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! wink grin

13:01

Today's ride: Deserted Costa Blanca roads. Surprisingly good riding here & it's almost hot! #TanLines #FullyPro wink

15:48

Feeling very lucky... this was on the table 5 minutes after I got home from cycling! Yum! smile grin tongue #Refuel #Hydration

14:35

Is tricky to find a good curry in Europe so just this once happy to enjoy some 'Brits Abroad' dining wink tongue Cheers! grin

14:00

Beach front at Villajoyosa. This one's sandy: note the palms wink Can't say it's not colourful enough & rather like it!

14:25

Shots from today's ride. Lovely roads but a bit arid around here. Higher you go, greener it gets though. Oh well! wink

18:03

Evening stroll. Is cloudy but warm. No sand, but on the plus side, won't be find it in every orifice for hours! wink

22:27

Between two types of valid syntax, is slightly annoying when one you've been using is deprecated. Doh! #CouldHaveBeenWorse #31FileCommit wink

11:49

Last ride of Winter today, a bit chilly: hardly drank a thing. Then again was only just over an hour #ThingsToDo wink

14:39

Lost of sites with annoying JS pop-ups still render content server side, so just disable JS on those domains for better experience grin #Bozos

22:50

Moved little further South today. Now lovely & warm. Crickets are chirping outside. Bonus: parked by the beach at bottom of a 25km climb! grin

12:47

The Spanish like a little ham it seems. Sadly we have to pass due to lack of slicing paraphernalia in the snail! cry

20:34

Does anyone else find it highly suspicious that both @garminconnect & @Strava both seem to be having technical difficulties today? #TechFail

18:44

Pratiwi cutting up sausisson: "Think I've done too much". Like durh! One can never have too much sausisson! Especially after a few beers! wink

17:13

Post ride refreshments... as the shadows lengthen. Another great day. Hmmmmmm... smile tongue

11:46

Dear Interwebs: some of us want sites in our native language even in a foreign country. You know, on holiday! Forced geo-locale is useless!

23:44

@Garmin: hit 'Connect IQ Store' menu item in your Android app loads a webpage that suggests using the app for a better experience #Fail! sad

17:49

Hour or so of work, 81km ride in sunshine, not one but two races (#ParisNice & #TirrenoAdriatico) to watch after lunch #PerfectDay! grin grin grin