19:13

Hmmmmmmm.... pizzaaaaaaaaa tongue :P tongue ... and some tartiflette for good measure. Burp! grin

15:57

Little walk up near Col des Palomières. Not bad for the first day of winter! Making some new friends too smile

13:11

Lunch at Payolle. I guess there are perks to having to do this tourist thing after all! wink Nom, nom, nom, nom! tongue

16:32

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! wink

13:35

Lunch with friends after a damp walk. Advantage of chilly conditions: the restaurant is serving vin chaud. Cheers!

10:39

Short stroll to check out our new locale. Love how the inquisitive neighbours look up from their morning snack wink smile

18:44

Not just a pretty face? wink Access to oven + bit of spare time means fresh bread baked by my own fair hands. Yum! smile

16:04

31 October yet back atop the Tourmalet in summer riding kit! Twice in 5 days. With weather like this stupid not to wink

12:12

Post-recovery, recovery wink Cheers from Saint-Lary-Soulan! grin

21:06

Time for desert. Guess I'd better finish this Sangria first! wink grin tongue

13:51

Spanish Sunday lunch. Pratiwi had a big octopus leg that just melted in the mouth. Unbelievable how good that was!

19:54

Family dinner in Quillan. I'm not easily impressed by salad, but... that's not bad! Prefer my choice mind! wink tongue

19:00

Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!

11:43

Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character! grin

12:25

Helping friends collect cherries from this beautiful tree in their yard. Yuuuuuum! tongue

15:14

Salt on jersey is normal but I took ass-sweat to whole new level today wink 100km Tourmalet loop & still 30° at 1700m!

13:53

I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind wink 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it! grin

18:18

Rest day done right: just lounging around our 'garden' - aka. the campsite wink - in the evening sunshine. Ahhhhh... smile

10:52

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

16:54

Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems wink

15:31

Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route! wink

13:57

Rosbif lunch. Désolé monsieur, it's better in the UK wink Mousse for dessert was to die for though. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

14:31

Dessert time: Black Forest gâteau & more local beer. Like there's another choice?! Love a bakery that serves beer! grin

13:15

Hearty lunch under dappled shade in a beer garden next to the Abbey & old brewery where that beer originates. Cheers!

18:38

I did say we couldn't get a whole leg due to lack of slicing equipment in the snail. Lucky we're visiting friends! smile

18:37

So now the girls have finished messing about (ahem!!), it's time to get serious. Hand me a knife! grin

13:58

Lunch in Villajoyosa. 12€ menu included a 'small' glass of sangria. This & my entrée the highlights. Yum! tongue smile

16:24

Post ride snack. Pratiwi asked, "Are you going to eat all that?!" Erm... what do you think?! tongue #NaughtyPuppyLook wink

20:02

Does this really need a caption? wink Just messing about while enjoying a few pre-dinner snacks smile tongue

15:52

After lunch... time to try the local wares while we sit & watch the world go by. Just a lovely afternoon.

15:42

When in Spain: tapas lunch in Santiago de Compostela. Followed by ice cream for some reason... even though it's cold!

13:29

Chores around the home are never ending! wink All round clean for the snail today. Nice & easy with the terrace here grin

12:28

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

14:23

Few drinks & a wonderful lunch by the canal in Amsterdam. It is really very nice here on a day like this. Cheers! grin

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!

11:22

I knew this crate of beer would come in useful some day! wink Cleaning the awning by Geirangerfjord.

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

15:27

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!

14:25

Parked up just over the river from the Troll Wall. Already seen couple of avalanches as last of the snow melts. Epic!

08:05

Host: "I'm sorry. This is all we have!" cry *A standard joke in Indonesia, no matter how lavish the meal wink Yum! tongue

16:40

So... we have this bubbly to drink but no champagne flutes. Problem? No... not really wink Yes... it's all class! tongue

15:27

Just relaxing in the lounge wink Love the comfy recliner chairs. My feet are up on the sofa but you can't see that grin

18:47

Belgium dinner: Trappist beer & Flemish Stew. Soooo good! Was absolutely stuffed after this... & half of Pratiwi's wink

12:10

Catching up in London. Sydney must be expensive now as the cost of a pint in poncy City bar seemed rather reasonable!

12:31

Lunch at Royal China in Bayswater. Deep fried duck rolls. Say. No. More! Plus other goodies. Yuuuum! tongue :P tongue

11:47

Some sights of York before lunch by the river while entertained by local wildlife. Then short stroll on walls. Nice!

18:33

Walk into town deserves a treat, right? Beers & dinner in the White Lion, Ambleside. Challenging, but I managed wink tongue

16:00

Late lunch/early dinner in Brugge. Flemish Stew & trappist beer. Yum! tongue Oh... and some of Pratiwi's moule frites wink