16:08

Smashed my PR up East side of the Tourmalet. Loving 25-30C temps so pretty Aussie still - locals hate this 'heat'! wink

13:03

Dinner at the mobile warung kecil - aka. campsite in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Simple but delish as always. Nom, nom! tongue

11:01

Today's ride: little recovery spin in more rolling terrain... with 20% pinches thrown in because... Basque region! wink

20:24

Today's ride: Basque Epic from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Brutal gradients. Beautiful scenery. To Spanish border & back.

19:41

Tapas, beer & sangria... watching the world go by in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Went down a treat after earlier exertions!

12:21

Happy anniversary to us! grin 10 months since we last ate out so great return to one of the local faves we've missed smile

21:26

Dinner with friends: only half of the desserts on offer this evening in frame - need a wider lens!? wink Delicious! smile

11:03

Sublime Col d'Aspin today: PR the climb, home in time for stage 1 of le Tour, beer & delicious lunch. Life is good smile

07:27

Another missed chance to score a pot of gold this morning wink Oh well, at least we get to enjoy the beautiful view smile

15:59

Baby birds have been very entertaining this spring. Amazing how the tiny ones get in and out of 'jail' so easily!

12:41

Riding past snowdrifts in full summer kit: what a day! Personal best time for Tourmalet West too #FasterWithAge wink smile

15:04

Well that should keep us (erm... me?) busy for a while. Noting that I DIY *very* slowly so wouldn't be difficult! wink

11:05

Beautiful La Peyre & Croix de Beliou. Sunny but 0C with 60kph wind & snowfields. To think I almost wore shorts! grin wink

17:34

Not a bad looking loaf... even if I say so myself smile Nom! tongue

11:19

What a morning for a ride. Stunning up at Gazost. Sealed road in this valley ends 9.9km from home, which is handy! wink

14:31

Dug 2 barrows of rock from tiny area of lawn this AM. Thx to builders for dumping here sad Ready to seed now though smile

13:10

Test clips are great for Arduino FTDI connection. Saves having unused headers in the final install. #RainyDayProject

20:31

Another day cycling, sports viewing, yardwork, nerd work/play, enjoying beer & tunes comes to an end. #FeelingBlessed

15:15

Lucky to say endless awesome parcours within 10km of home. This spot only 2.5km for example. Yes, v.lucky! #StaySafe

12:56

Today's ride: Above the clouds in glorious sunshine. Col d'Aspin. Sublime.

07:45

When dad starts conversation about beer so need shot of current selection. The odd one out is strictly for guests! wink

15:01

Mates teasing me about lack of MTB action, so here you go: Bike. Dirt. Mountains! wink Just another day in paradise smile

14:32

Well slap my thigh! wink Col d'Aspin... on Feb 16... in shorts! Set a PR too so double awesome! Happy days! grin grin

16:37

After repairing old screen numerous times, finally bought new one. Best 36€ spent in a while! 10yo laptop lives on!

17:04

Temporary shelving setup in the garage for training. Strangely motivational... hmmmmmmm... wink

10:33

When you have small footing to dig (for a garden gate) but rain just won't stop: slow job gets even slower - doh! wink

12:30

Garage scrap snow-shovel challenge: bamboo, ply & cable ties a success, but enhancements coming in v0.2 next year wink

10:57

Snowshoeing practically from our doorstep. We often walk up here, but snow takes things up a notch. So beautiful! smile

10:49

Not running water but solid ice! Cork blocking pipe from a water tank pushed out by ice (see it on floor?). Amazing!

15:15

Today's ride: found a deer trapped by wire fence so helped it escape & run off hopefully unscathed. PS: was nippy! wink

11:28

Great day on the snow with the ladies. Raquettes with a picnic stop. Absolutely beautiful parcours at the Couraduque!

10:50

What do you mean you've never wanted to test temp/humidity sensor performance when installed in an extractor vent? wink

14:38

Spin on t'bike then simple new year's lunch: noodle soup and a beer. Yum! tongue Needn't always go OTT on special days smile

13:25

Roast duck & butternut squash... Super nom! tongue Posing by tree with Xmas lunch? That's total tots norms, right? wink grin

12:28

Beer o'clock so must also be time to say... Merry Xmas everyone! wink Whatever you're doing... have a great day! smile

11:49

Today's ride: Beautiful trundle through autumn colours, inc. this section of forest dirt. Yes planned, not lost! tongue

04:00

Spotted out walking: leaf standing in the road after falling or being blown there. What are the odds? #LittleThings

09:54

Bumped into friends on today's morning walk... wink

16:17

Perfect afternoon for the daily confinement stroll. Saying hello to more friendly neighbours. Moooooo! smile

17:17

Appero time by the fireside wink Cheers! grin

11:56

Another crappy day in confinement wink But jokes aside, know we are super lucky to have this stuff in our 1km radius smile

11:24

Nov 2. Shorts & tee weather for daily walk around our home village. Been like this for a few days now - lovely! smile

08:08

Practically a full moon, moonset at sunrise this morning.

20:45

Meat & cheese fest (OK - with a few cursory greens & veggies) at our very generous neighbour's. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

12:10

Today's ride: Cols Ichere & Lie. No big climbs as taking it easy. Not that several km of almost 10% is *that* easy wink

14:47

Today's ride: Short but sweet. Overlooking the Baretous valley & later getting stuck in animal traffic. Baaaaaa!

11:17

Taking short break just a couple of valleys over involves driving up & over cols. Always great views from the road smile

13:07

Lunch @ Lac de Payolle. Beautiful day, beautiful setting, wonderful food/drink. Entertaining company. Good times! grin

09:38

Today's ride: rolling along a supply branch of the Canal du Midi. And up to a random castle... because... why not? smile

19:58

Pizza in Revel. Nom, nom, nom! tongue