Chilly 5-10°C riding today. Thankful for new gloves & booties keeping me warm 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!
Today someone told me South of France was much like Aus in Winter. Weather maybe, but this view from today's ride?
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!
Col du Tourmalet today. Can you believe it's almost winter!? Few mins off a PB but came home strong. #CantComplain
Not been riding much? Try 2xHC climbs (Soulor/Spandelles) when a little out of shape! Beautiful day for some pain!
When old GPS & phone are both unreliable, what's left? 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!
Random trundle around valleys in Northern Spain. Lovely & green. Nice hills too, descent back to coast great fun!
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
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
Stunning riding above Gavarnie today, on 40km climb to Col de Tentes! Final 11km is HC in it's own right! #Broken
Relaxing in late aftenoon sun above Pierrefitte-Nestalas. Some tricky decisions to be made come morning! Hmmmmm
Climbed up Port de Balès. 19kms that just get steeper & steeper! It's lovely! Descent to Luchon even more so!
Little 'recovery' ride this morning 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!
Overcast & chilly in Odenwald, but out for nice loop anyway. Rolling hills mean nothing flat here. Great cycling
Rest of today's ride (Hildal to Hara): Stunning mountain pass left traffic free as main road now runs in a tunnel!
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 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
LOL! Erm... No! Turns out this spot is only 38km away, but thanks for the suggestion, Google! #RidePlanning
Road tunnels along fjord not great for cyclists, but this seems a typical bypass. Drop on right into water though!
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! 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
Today's ride: Trollstigen. Riding a HC climb the day after hiking 8 hours on 'challenging' terrain: Ouch!
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!
Had to change a spoke this morning. Which means... erm... had to actually clean the wheel to see what I was doing!
No pics of ride today. A couple of the aftermath then Think I broke distance & climbing records this week. Yay!
More fantastic Vosges today. Rode all the way to top of 3rd highest peak here & hit up a vaguely well known col
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
Out riding in Germany it's hard to find tap in public, so had to stop at bakery & ask for water. Tragic, really
At last! Blue skies & warm in Europe! No thermal required! Today's ride back in Mosel region a cracker. #GoodTimes
Nestled between strip clubs & sex shops, Radsport Bebelaar in Trier seems everything a boutique bike shop should be!
View over a wildflower meadow passed on today's ride. This is rolling Ardennes countryside around Dochamps. Loverly.
Today's ride around Ypres was completely random, yet passed many cemeteries. Beautiful countryside, horrible history!
Pics from today's spin around Windermere (no vantage point of the lake itself). Bloody cold & windy but great riding!
Few Tour de Yorkshire pics. I said to local reporter (asking about Aussie connection) it's not the Tour de France!
Pratiwi: "Are you going cycling today?" Me: [checks weather] "F*ck that!" Hmmmmm... any nice pubs around here?
Pratiwi: "Want any sunscreen?" Me: "Where am I not covered?!" Arctic gales on today's ride, but still fun #Painful
Back from great ride round 50ish km of yesterday's Amstel Gold course. Lovely bergs. Sorry, no pics but imagine green hills & sunny skies
Today's ride in Belgium. Bit of pavé, bit of gravel. Cold (despite the sun) & bloody windy. Who'd have thought?!