12:56

Coming down the Aspin towards Payolle on TdF day. Few campervans parked there! Not us though - we're down the valley.

12:45

6s off a PR on the Aspin today. Think I could have taken those seconds with a sprint if it wasn't so busy up here! wink

11:43

Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character! grin

12:54

Today's ride: Something short & sweet. Saving myself for tomorrow wink

14:58

Just back from cycling & served up this pre-lunch snack from my favourite warung kecil. Great recovery dish. Nom! tongue

12:35

Unlucky with a couple of punctures today, but I suppose there are worse places to have to fix one. Won't complain smile

12:31

Bit of a traffic jam out riding today. Well, traffic of the bovine kind wink Glorious day up the Hourquette & Aspin! smile

14:23

Bit hungover so easy spin up the Tourmalet as a cure. Only 46s behind PR. Maybe drinks the eve. before not all bad wink

10:32

Spectacular day in the Pyrenees. Col d'Aspin, Arreau, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Sarrat de Gaye. Lazy 2000m of climbing wink

19:11

Last day of spring evening ride with my beautiful - if a little slow... ahem! tongue - riding partner. Niiiice! smile grin

14:22

Bit of a struggle up the Tourmalet today. What with heat & running out of water after going long way round. Oops! wink

12:46

Accidentally plotted a cycling course up the wrong hill & ended up here: Plaine d'Esquiou. Could have been worse! wink

15:37

A few locals obviously thought phone I pulled from my back pocket was food. Sorry! Will bring carrots next time! wink

13:40

Col de Beyrede (some dirt & gravel on the climb) & Hourquette d'Ancizan. Cos you can't do famous cols ALL the time wink

13:04

Toasty today at 34° in the Baronnies! View back to the snowy peaks from near Capvern. Hmmmmmm.... snnnnooooowwwwww wink

11:45

Things to do this arvo, so little spin up the Aspin & to Lac de Payolle was all there was time for today. Oh well! wink

13:53

I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind wink 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it! grin

11:36

What passes for an easy local loop these days wink Couple of hours smashing round beautiful, empty roads like this! grin

12:51

Big week of riding ends with loop to next valley & home over this little climb. Stayed dry despite the clouds. Phew!

11:33

Today's ride: foothills then Chiroulet, which is in the valley between the 2 main peaks in 1st pic. Beautiful day smile

10:52

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

16:54

Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems wink

17:13

Busy day, but got out for lovely spring evening's spin in the Baronnies: tiny, quiet roads & plenty of punchy climbs!

13:33

Ride from Lac du Salagou into the hills. Wonderful area with huge vistas & beautiful villages - like Lunas seen here.

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

13:53

Today's ride: bit grey but always something interesting to see. This is on the dam wall at Stausee Kleine Kinzig.

12:39

Quiet, smooth, twisty, rolling roads through beautiful nature & charming villages. I love riding the Black Forest! grin

13:13

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

13:03

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

11:53

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

13:06

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

13:55

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

13:01

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

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

11:49

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

13:03

Cycling in Serra de Llaberia. After most of winter in the Pyrenees, 3% gradient in warm sunshine felt like a joke! wink

13:56

Today's ride: just random cruising through lots of beautiful little villages. This one is Orincles. It's nice here smile

13:57

Today's ride: for a change here's the 'ugly' view looking North wink That's Saint-Savin on the left saving the shot! grin

13:58

Views of today's ride. Unseasonably warm so popped up the Col du Soulor - as you do wink Nice snowy view at the top! smile

13:19

Clouds cleared today to reveal what they've been working on: snowy peaks. Chilly ride, but beautiful all the same smile

13:29

Lovely sunny bike path cruise with Pratiwi. Then I nipped up Hautacam. You know, just because it's right there! grin wink

13:27

Merry Xmas from the French Pyrenees! Still cycling weather here! Nice ride means guilt free gluttony is coming! tongue wink

13:59

Today's ride in glorious sunshine: Col du Tourmalet. Well... as much as was possible. Didn't bring my skis! wink

14:17

No, these aren't, 'posted 3 months late' pictures. Col du Soulor. On the bike. Today. 17 Dec! #NotColdAtAll! grin

14:37

Chilly 5-10°C riding today. Thankful for new gloves & booties keeping me warm grin Quick pic of the lovely val d'Azun.

15:34

Live segments test at Hautacam. Verdict: Absolute torture! Spectacular day: wearing shorts & just 2 layers up top! grin

13:08

Today someone told me South of France was much like Aus in Winter. Weather maybe, but this view from today's ride? wink

13:18

End of the road today: Pont d'Espagne. Clearly has more popular times but forecast to be snowed in tonight! Brrrrr!

16:16

Remember Tourmalet is 2115m up, amazing weather this week! Snow coming so cyclists: get up there while you can! grin wink