09:35

What a green and pleasant place this is in summer. One can only imagine the horrors it sees come each spring! grin

11:30

Sights from the bike ride today. Pretty cool. Can tell I've been in Paris eating cake the week so far though! sad wink

17:00

Views from today's double assault on Col de la Madeleine. Only one small patch of rain which was welcome to cool off!

14:02

Beautiful ride up Col d'Aubisque this morning. Shame I then got rather lost! Oh well - once in 4 months isn't bad wink

19:16

Views from this morning: Col de Spandelles, Col du Soulor, Col d'Aubisque. Road between the last couple is amazing!

14:34

Tourmalet & Luz Ardiden from today's ride. Disclaimer: some from earlier in the week but looked the same today wink

12:36

Laying in the back of the van after 92km/2770m epic over 4 giant climbs through the most beautiful scenery. Best European ride yet! smile

13:00

Views from this morning's ride to Hautacam & Col du Tramassel. Loving the Pyrenees smile

17:14

Some views from our first ride in the Pyrenean foothills this morning. Beautiful day, great roads, amazing sights smile

09:00

Routes cycled around Faucon. Ventoux is the grey-ish blob top/centre. Look at all those juicy cols & valleys too! grin

11:35

Last Faucon ride done (sob!). Bike wash done. Time to hang on the drying tree before being packed for the trip ahead.

15:30

Earlier today: View passing Montbrun-les-Bains & later water stop. The sun is shining again after few days of rain smile

12:13

Views from this morning's jolly (but rather cold and windy would you believe?!) ride over a few cols.

11:49

A glorious day here to head back up Mt Ventoux. Could actually see something other than cloud at the top! smile

12:45

Had an easy ride with the ladies today. Here's Pratiwi and Vicki and the view from just below Col de Propiac smile

12:43

Part of this morning's ride passed from Suzette to Malaucène. Great views on this stretch & a great ride of course smile

12:45

What a beautiful ride this morning with Pratiwi. Stopped for many pictures and a slice (or 2) of cake in Brantes smile

10:45

As it was covered in cloud, only shots from top of Mt Ventoux are pretty poor sad Nice views half way down though smile

12:45

View NE-ish from Col d'Ey, 2nd of 3 cols on the morning ride. The descent was awesome, and final one even more so! grin

07:19

The cycling I managed around Anduze. All these roads well maintained & many traffic free. Lots of hills. Love it! smile

14:10

Second col on today's ride. Sunny, but nippy. In fact this is Plan B as was snowing on Plan A route! Still v. nice smile

13:06

Another beautiful ride up a cat 2 climb, then very technical descent and smash along this valley home. Perfect! smile

11:21

This morning's ride to Col de Saint-Pierre. Beautiful smooth road. Tiny smash fest back home via Mialet felt good smile

12:27

Today's cycling shot: Pratiwi overlooking the river just outside Mialet. She quite liked it here smile

10:45

Somewhere on the D133 West of Anduze. Nice ride in either direction. Hope you can tell the road gently winds away smile

12:33

Beautiful ride today. After a week here passed my 1st Col sign. Many more impressive ones to come I hope! smile

12:07

Pratiwi out on a leisurely ride somewhere around Anduze. Another tranquil day in the South of France smile

10:43

Rob & Simon Gerrans, Aussie road race champion. Doing it tough after a crash but still time for fans smile @simongerrans

14:48

'Le Gardon de Mialet' (aka the river) from this morning's ride. Plenty of other scenery but only made a single stop.

09:48

The bike assembly area at our gite in Anduze wink Now, time for a little shakedown ride in the spring sunshine smile

13:13

Views from this morning's ride round Akuna Bay & West Head. Perfect day plus a PB on one of the shorter climbs smile

12:39

Halfway through this morning's ride. Waiting for the ferry at Berowra Waters. Stinking hot. 36C when we finished!