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

13:53

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

12:31

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

12:01

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

12:37

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

14:07

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

14:15

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

15:48

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

15:49

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

13:35

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

15:08

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

12:14

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

12:28

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

13:06

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

12:47

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

13:19

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

12:06

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

15:44

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!

15:02

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

14:50

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

20:04

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

15:43

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

15:10

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

10:44

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

16:09

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

14:11

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

14:56

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

14:41

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

12:06

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

12:39

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

02:30

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

15:51

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

16:55

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

15:55

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

00:28

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

13:51

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

00:00

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

17:37

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

12:15

View over a wildflower meadow passed on today's ride. This is rolling Ardennes countryside around Dochamps. Loverly.

16:50

Today's ride around Ypres was completely random, yet passed many cemeteries. Beautiful countryside, horrible history!

03:03

Pics from today's spin around Windermere (no vantage point of the lake itself). Bloody cold & windy but great riding!

11:57

Few Tour de Yorkshire pics. I said to local reporter (asking about Aussie connection) it's not the Tour de France! sad

09:46

Pratiwi: "Are you going cycling today?" Me: [checks weather] "F*ck that!" cry Hmmmmm... any nice pubs around here? wink

17:01

Pratiwi: "Want any sunscreen?" Me: "Where am I not covered?!" Arctic gales on today's ride, but still fun #Painful wink

16:31

Back from great ride round 50ish km of yesterday's Amstel Gold course. Lovely bergs. Sorry, no pics but imagine green hills & sunny skies smile

15:46

Today's ride in Belgium. Bit of pavé, bit of gravel. Cold (despite the sun) & bloody windy. Who'd have thought?! wink