10:37

Morning tootle on the bike. Austrian valleys, lakes, churches & castles under brilliant blue skies. Beautiful stuff.

17:59

See what happens when you say, "pretty please" wink Perfect conditions for an arvo ride. And post ride refreshments! grin

12:33

Today's ride: lovely sunny loop from Chiemsee round by Reit im Winkl & return. Felt flat as a pancake! grin

09:49

Stunning scenery & brutal gradients. Passes Falzarego, Valparola, Falzarego - again wink - & Giau. Utter perfection.

15:29

Afternoon ride: Passo Valparola... as you can never ride too many epic passes in a day (before it starts to rain)! wink

10:04

This morning's ride: Sella Ronda (clockwise). 4 passes, 3 of them higher than the Tourmalet. Simply Spectacular!

14:15

Today's ride: smash fest up Passo del Cuvignone then cruise on shores of lake Maggiore through Laveno. Lovely stuff.

12:54

When visitors ask to ride the Tourmalet. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Social time, so beers at the top. Cheers! grin

11:57

When visitors ask to ride Soulor/Aubisque. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Always spectacular. Even stopped for crepes. Nom!

16:36

When visitors ask to ride Hourquette/Aspin. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Clouds & rainbows but didn't get wet - perfect!

11:15

Today's ride: followed a chunk of La Vuelta course. Mostly closed & empty roads in stunning countryside. Awesome! smile

12:30

Today's ride: thinking of something shorter but too nice a day so ended up here. Ooops wink Nice end to a big week smile

09:34

Today's ride: big col stats (100km/1,800m+ vertical) sans big col. Cruising endless miles of empty roads like this.

11:40

Today's ride: social(ish) spin up 40km climb to Col de Tentes. With a couple of refreshment stops grin Great day out smile

12:44

Col d'Aubisque... like I said not long ago: always better on a bike. Perfect day for it too.

11:21

Car-free cols day. Perfection! Bonus: Peyragudes airfield open to us! 1800m climbed (& descended) in just 64km - LOL!

12:39

Short ride up little hill with a million of my closest friends wink Tourmalet on TdF day. Absolute insanity! Love it!

09:17

Spectacular morning to be riding the Pyrenean foothills... 'nuff said.

10:25

Middle of a heatwave? Time to head for the hills! wink Col d'Aspin was wonderfully refreshing. Moooooo! grin

12:43

Perfect day for a ride up Hautacam. Slow pace both up & down so plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine & views grin

11:30

Cruise round the Argeles-Gazost valley this morning. Beautiful view as ever from Saint-Savin & perfect conditions smile

14:25

Yesterday I skied over 8000m vertical in the mountains in the background. Today riding in full summer kit. Love it smile

12:15

Normal programming will resume shortly smile But after 3 months off even trundle to next village with Pratiwi not easy!

12:54

Out cycling today was stopped by police & then asked to hold this sign as a bunch of randoms rode by! wink Awesome! grin

12:13

Not been riding enough lately, but at least when I do get out it looks like this! Love the Hourquette d'Ancizan! smile

11:27

Bit of a traffic jam in Sainte-Marie de Campan this morning! wink Mooo! More of the same up the Aspin. Glorious day! smile

14:39

Col d'Aspin descent to Payolle. Sometimes just have to stop & enjoy... as not enough time for that on the climb? wink

14:31

Col d'Aspin... Moooooooo! wink smile grin

13:40

First Hourquette of the year. Lovely smile Cattle are behaving themselves off on the plateau. Unlike... (see next)... wink

13:42

Might look a bit cloudy, but beautiful up the Aspin today smile Game of 'Dodge the Cows' necessary on descent too wink

12:45

Nothing like first Tourmalet of the year to clear the effects of a weekend of slight excess wink Lovely day for it! grin

10:22

Earlier than I would normally go, but lovely ride this morning all the same. Luckily made correct clothing choice wink

10:04

Chilling out on a Sunday morning. Lovely little ride and beautiful conditions too. What's not to love? smile :)

10:02

Early ride to work up thirst pre-Paris–Roubaix. Accidentally better than planned... forgot the bidons! #Winning wink

16:18

Spectacular day on the bike. Loop over the Aspin with this amazing view of the Baronnies on the way home. Perfect! smile

12:47

Spectacular winter's day (yes - still winter!) on the Aspin. First ride in shorts for ages & it's up here! Toasty! grin

12:54

Another glorious day to be out on the bike. Spring is certainly on the way! smile

11:33

Out riding 'early' as classics season starts today. Thought it might be a hardship to ride early but... erm... no! wink

15:05

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

16:55

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

13:30

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

12:10

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

16:32

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

14:46

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

13:38

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

12:50

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

13:13

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

13:04

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

11:27

Same road as last time, just bit slower today wink Must have been the clouds holding us back. Right girls? wink grin tongue wink

15:29

With 2x Tourmalet & a club ride in the legs already this week time to relax & enjoy the view. Mission accomplished wink