Monday 8 July 2024

Col d'Aspin today. As usual (in summer) overrun by cattle. There are worse places to have on your doorstep!

Thursday 2 May 2024

When a few neighbours decide to drop round for afternoon tea... wink

Saturday 13 April 2024

Today's ride: random cruise exploring new parts of the Pyrenean foothills. Great day to ride like a tourist smile

Friday 13 October 2023

Seems like last day of summer riding weather here. Once past a bit of traffic was beautiful up at Lac d'Estaing! grin

Sunday 10 September 2023

Today's ride: Round & up East side of Col de Beyrede, mostly in beautiful shady forests. Bit crowded up top mind! wink

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Passing through Haute-Loire. Beautiful rolling hills & friendly natives. Am sure French farmers think we are mad! wink

Saturday 24 June 2023

Huge ride to Arpettaz/Crest Voland/Aravis/Croix Fry. Charcuterie lunch. Beer above Lake Annecy to finish. Magic day!

Thursday 15 June 2023

Obligatory, 'hiking past cows in Switzerland' shots wink

Friday 6 January 2023

Today's beaut ride out West. Shame there's hardly any snow to ski on ATM, but can just about cope with this option wink

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Spotted on today's morning stroll: Wot no Cows? wink Moooooooo! smile

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Today's ride: Coastal warm up before some brutal inland gradients. Full summer kit. Amazing mid-October conditions!

Saturday 15 October 2022

Couple of random views from the extended walk to our local recycling bins. Lovely evening for it smile

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Mushroom, mushroom! Yes, 'tis the season to have fun searching for mushrooms our daily stroll smile

Friday 15 July 2022

Just back from hols mostly riding in mountains & by lakes. What to do? Cycle Lac d'Estaing for more of the same! grin

Sunday 3 July 2022

Laufen Castle by Rhine Falls. There's a restaurant with beautiful terrace here, but it's bit warm for a Sunday roast!

Monday 20 December 2021

Howdy neighbours... wanna join us on our little walk?... Mooooooo!!! grin

Saturday 26 June 2021

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

Tuesday 10 November 2020

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

Friday 6 November 2020

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

Wednesday 23 September 2020

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

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Hike up to Refuge de Larribet. Lots of beautiful crystal clear water. Survived herds of wild animals intact! Phew! wink

Saturday 6 June 2020

Today's ride: Dodging cattle normally no big deal but when herd has young & giant bull present some care required! wink

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Glorious day to ride the Col d'Aspin. Not much traffic but loads of riders out... and cattle... Moo! wink smile :)

Monday 20 January 2020

Spotted on today's walk: I say madam, do you realise you have something in your hair? wink

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Rest day stroll around La Villa - just a few paths & tracks on the edge of the village. Beautiful.

Monday 26 August 2019

Today's ride: big col stats (100km/1,800m+ vertical) sans big col. Cruising endless miles of empty roads like this.

Sunday 14 July 2019

Village of Arties (Val d'Aran, Spain) seems to have a thing for bikes & colourful cattle. What's not to love?

Sunday 7 July 2019

What a day to see cols with our visitor! Below/in/above clouds. Many cyclists. Cattle & horses. Sunshine happiness smile

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Lac de Gaube, stunning as always... even with a bit of rain at the end.

Thursday 27 June 2019

Middle of a heatwave? Time to head for the hills! wink Col d'Aspin was wonderfully refreshing. Moooooo! grin

Thursday 30 May 2019

Typical day at the Aspin? Kindof wink Beautiful roll with les Roses des Pyrenees. Bien joue tout le monde! smile

Thursday 16 November 2017

Walkiiiiiiies! Lovely little stroll with friends. As usual, passing plenty of curious cattle. Mooooo!

Saturday 17 June 2017

Not been riding enough lately, but at least when I do get out it looks like this! Love the Hourquette d'Ancizan! smile

Saturday 10 June 2017

Bit of a traffic jam in Sainte-Marie de Campan this morning! wink Mooo! More of the same up the Aspin. Glorious day! smile

Monday 15 May 2017

Col d'Aspin... Moooooooo! wink smile grin

Friday 30 December 2016

Does winter riding get any better than this? Unbelievable day playing on the Col d'Aspin!

Thursday 8 December 2016

Well good morning! When you wake up to find the farmer has put cows in a field literally 3m from your front door! grin

Saturday 12 November 2016

Moooooooo! Stuck in traffic again... doh! wink

Saturday 12 November 2016

Another random countryside walk. More curious cattle. Such a relaxing time smile

Sunday 6 November 2016

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

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Chatting to the neighbours... Moooooooo! smile

Thursday 25 August 2016

Another wonderful summer's day up near the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Always nice to stop & say hello to the locals.

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Today's ride: local loop then up the Col d'Aspin. Because, why not? Mooooooo! grin

Saturday 16 July 2016

Let's take a selfie! wink Oh... and another picture of the cows. Because you can never have enough pictures of cows! wink

Saturday 16 July 2016

I often ride this road but drove today. Traffic here can be tricky as you see. Imagine negotiating this on a bike! wink

Monday 4 July 2016

Bit of a traffic jam out riding today. Well, traffic of the bovine kind wink Glorious day up the Hourquette & Aspin! smile

Friday 20 May 2016

Things to do this arvo, so little spin up the Aspin & to Lac de Payolle was all there was time for today. Oh well! wink

Sunday 1 May 2016

First evening back in the Pyrenees. Little walk around the new neighbourhood & introductions with the locals. Mooooo!

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Early morning views around la Croix Blanche. More great trails & lucky cattle up here smile

Saturday 14 November 2015

As we're here: short walk up to the ridge & back. Funny how the cows pick a spot with the best view to relax, huh? wink