Living like a king! Another wonderful dinner with some overly generous friends. Nom, nom, nom, nom! Thankyou!
Hmmmmmmm.... pizzaaaaaaaaa :P ... and some tartiflette for good measure. Burp!
Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too
Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! Nom, nom, nom, nom!
Pic from one of the club guys today. Not at all the prettiest part of the ride, but I'm in this shot, so... share!
Lunch with friends after a damp walk. Advantage of chilly conditions: the restaurant is serving vin chaud. Cheers!
Short stroll to check out our new locale. Love how the inquisitive neighbours look up from their morning snack
Not just a pretty face? Access to oven + bit of spare time means fresh bread baked by my own fair hands. Yum!
31 October yet back atop the Tourmalet in summer riding kit! Twice in 5 days. With weather like this stupid not to
Post-recovery, recovery Cheers from Saint-Lary-Soulan!
Time for desert. Guess I'd better finish this Sangria first!
Spanish Sunday lunch. Pratiwi had a big octopus leg that just melted in the mouth. Unbelievable how good that was!
Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind!
Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!
Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character!
Helping friends collect cherries from this beautiful tree in their yard. Yuuuuuum!
Salt on jersey is normal but I took ass-sweat to whole new level today 100km Tourmalet loop & still 30° at 1700m!
I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it!
Rest day done right: just lounging around our 'garden' - aka. the campsite - in the evening sunshine. Ahhhhh...
First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! As usual, sucks to be a car driver!
Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems
Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route!
Rosbif lunch. Désolé monsieur, it's better in the UK Mousse for dessert was to die for though. Nom, nom, nom!
Dessert time: Black Forest gâteau & more local beer. Like there's another choice?! Love a bakery that serves beer!
Hearty lunch under dappled shade in a beer garden next to the Abbey & old brewery where that beer originates. Cheers!
I did say we couldn't get a whole leg due to lack of slicing equipment in the snail. Lucky we're visiting friends!
So now the girls have finished messing about (ahem!!), it's time to get serious. Hand me a knife!
Lunch in Villajoyosa. 12€ menu included a 'small' glass of sangria. This & my entrée the highlights. Yum!
Post ride snack. Pratiwi asked, "Are you going to eat all that?!" Erm... what do you think?! #NaughtyPuppyLook
Does this really need a caption? Just messing about while enjoying a few pre-dinner snacks
After lunch... time to try the local wares while we sit & watch the world go by. Just a lovely afternoon.
When in Spain: tapas lunch in Santiago de Compostela. Followed by ice cream for some reason... even though it's cold!
Chores around the home are never ending! All round clean for the snail today. Nice & easy with the terrace here
Little 'recovery' ride this morning Climbed Portillion to Spain then Peyresourde. Love, love, love the Pyrenees!
Few drinks & a wonderful lunch by the canal in Amsterdam. It is really very nice here on a day like this. Cheers!
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!
I knew this crate of beer would come in useful some day! Cleaning the awning by Geirangerfjord.
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
Told you I'd get a chance to try the new gear. Just back from few hours walking in the rain. Dry as a bone. Love it!
Parked up just over the river from the Troll Wall. Already seen couple of avalanches as last of the snow melts. Epic!
Host: "I'm sorry. This is all we have!" *A standard joke in Indonesia, no matter how lavish the meal Yum!
So... we have this bubbly to drink but no champagne flutes. Problem? No... not really Yes... it's all class!
Just relaxing in the lounge Love the comfy recliner chairs. My feet are up on the sofa but you can't see that
Belgium dinner: Trappist beer & Flemish Stew. Soooo good! Was absolutely stuffed after this... & half of Pratiwi's
Catching up in London. Sydney must be expensive now as the cost of a pint in poncy City bar seemed rather reasonable!
Lunch at Royal China in Bayswater. Deep fried duck rolls. Say. No. More! Plus other goodies. Yuuuum! :P
Some sights of York before lunch by the river while entertained by local wildlife. Then short stroll on walls. Nice!
Walk into town deserves a treat, right? Beers & dinner in the White Lion, Ambleside. Challenging, but I managed