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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Col du Tourmalet today. Can you believe it's almost winter!? Few mins off a PB but came home strong. #CantComplain grin


Not been riding much? Try 2xHC climbs (Soulor/Spandelles) when a little out of shape! Beautiful day for some pain! wink


When old GPS & phone are both unreliable, what's left? wink Lucky only short ride today, but 10km of that was on pavé!


Gotta love a climb where last few kays are 10% pavé! Cattle here impressive too, esp. ones with the odd udders! wink


Random trundle around valleys in Northern Spain. Lovely & green. Nice hills too, descent back to coast great fun! grin


This was the 'warm up' climb on today's ride: cat 2 up to Cahecho. Went on to Fuente De but got cloudy so no pics sad


Rode up to Puerto San Glorio today. Wasn't going to but weather came good. Down to short jersey on the climb! #Toasty


Beautiful rolling hills inland from San Sebastian. Aside from the main road to get here wonderful riding smile


Stunning riding above Gavarnie today, on 40km climb to Col de Tentes! Final 11km is HC in it's own right! #Broken wink


Relaxing in late aftenoon sun above Pierrefitte-Nestalas. Some tricky decisions to be made come morning! wink Hmmmmm grin


Climbed up Port de Balès. 19kms that just get steeper & steeper! It's lovely! wink Descent to Luchon even more so! grin


Little 'recovery' ride this morning wink Climbed Portillion to Spain then Peyresourde. Love, love, love the Pyrenees!


Today meant to be all DH from half way so smashed up Mente & Aspet. Imagine my joy finding 2 more cols after that! wink


Overcast & chilly in Odenwald, but out for nice loop anyway. Rolling hills mean nothing flat here. Great cycling grin


Rest of today's ride (Hildal to Hara): Stunning mountain pass left traffic free as main road now runs in a tunnel! grin


Latefossen few km into today's ride. Tourists & water all over the road. Bit of wind & everyone has an early shower!


Might have got a bit sweaty on today's ride wink Only drank 2.5 bottles in 3.5 hours though as it's not very hot here!


Today's ride: Vossevangen, along Hamlagrøvatnet (turns out this is largest lake in the area) & back. Very peaceful!


Oh Norway!!! Could be enduring the shitfight that is Southern Europe in August. Or here. Enjoying this. #NoBrainer grin


LOL! Erm... No! Turns out this spot is only 38km away, but thanks for the suggestion, Google! wink #RidePlanning


Road tunnels along fjord not great for cyclists, but this seems a typical bypass. Drop on right into water though! grin


This valley has 200m waterfalls & stunning water, but not even on the tourist map. Norway is overflowing with beauty!


Highest paved road in Northern Europe: 13.1km @ 10%. Middle 4km @ 12%. Many sections at 20% plus! In the rain. #Rule5


Cruising the fjords. Impossibly beautiful & absolutely brutal gradients - especially when you do repeats! wink Love it!


Rode from fjord 1,500m up to Dalsnibba, where on a clear day should be able to see the start. Not today, too misty sad


Today's ride: Trollstigen. Riding a HC climb the day after hiking 8 hours on 'challenging' terrain: Ouch! wink grin tongue


How paranoid tourists park their bikes in Copenhagen. Even though we were sat outside a cafe maybe 5 metres away!


Ride into central Copenhagen for a look around. Bike lanes here so organised & so busy! Lives up to reputation then!


Legs feeling effects of last couple weeks. Ouch! One stop today for natural break & took this. Always scenic here! smile


Had to change a spoke this morning. Which means... erm... had to actually clean the wheel to see what I was doing! wink


No pics of ride today. A couple of the aftermath then wink Think I broke distance & climbing records this week. Yay! grin


More fantastic Vosges today. Rode all the way to top of 3rd highest peak here & hit up a vaguely well known col smile


Vosges & Haut-Rhin. Stopped few too many times for pictures, but can you blame me? Another stunning cycling paradise!


Today's ride was here in the Odenwald region of Germany. Lots of quiet roads & rolling hills. Beautiful stuff smile


Out riding in Germany it's hard to find tap in public, so had to stop at bakery & ask for water. Tragic, really wink tongue


At last! Blue skies & warm in Europe! No thermal required! Today's ride back in Mosel region a cracker. #GoodTimes smile


Nestled between strip clubs & sex shops, Radsport Bebelaar in Trier seems everything a boutique bike shop should be!