Picking out a jersey for today's ride: Hardly a tough choice! wink Can't wait until tonight's stage! #MontVentoux #TdF


Wow... Is it summer already? wink Snacking on banana bread after another great spin in the fantastic winter sunshine smile


Braving Autumn weather in Sydney wink Don't normally share pics from my 'ride like a tourist' route so please enjoy smile


#RVV here! If you can't be there, be on the couch #Leffe in hand, http://live.cyclingnews.com/ on overlay. Cheers! grin


What a joy to be back cycling in the Pyrenees. Glorious mid-winter's day. Just look at that, what's not to love?! smile


Another sunny day on the bike, but with wind & cold you cannot see. Brrrrr... Still, great views of & from Bonnieux.


Stunning day for a ride through Alpilles regional park. Felt more like a summer's evening than middle of winter! smile


View from today's ride at Col du Canadel. Bike would be in foreground, but so windy was blown over the edge! Doh! sad


View on today's ride, just below Col de Vignon. Could just (so no shot) see some snow capped mounts on other side smile


From today's ride: Lac d'Esparron, village of the same name & the crystal clear Verdon river by Gréoux-les-Bains.


Hitting some great hills above Cannes in sunshine & relaxing in the hotel garden. Hard to believe it's almost winter!


Love my @cervelo RS dearly, but maybe time to trade it in for something with more... um... bedrooms? #FairExchange wink


Killing time while car is serviced in Nice: cycle to Monte Carlo & back... via some nice hills with nice views smile


Post-ride today. I guess you'd have to be a @simongerrans or @Orica_GreenEDGE fan to get this! wink


Today's ride: tootle the Sanremo bike path with Pratiwi. Then smash fest to Poggio. Then... well - when in Italy grin


Views from today's ride in the hills above Genoa. Very pleasant... if you can put up with getting in & out of city!


Best climb ever today: 205m vertical in 560m distance. Over 36% average! Or... bad GPS data. Which do you think? wink


Today's ride to Passo della Consuma & Vallombrosa. Stunning autumn colours descending through forest near the latter.


Today's ride: more cycling past olive groves in the Tuscan hills. These are near Doccia, NE of Florence. Very nice smile


After 2 weeks of playing in these hills above Florence, happened to stop at road works when the sun was out. Nice smile


New cassette, rings, chain, cables, brake pads & bar tape. Feels & looks great! smile And do you like the work stand? wink


Chain stretch? What chain stretch?! wink A PC-1091R with 5310km on goes in the bin (with the rings & cluster). Ouch! sad


This morning's ride was round a misty Lake Como. Menaggio to Bellagio. Shots on the ferry back home. Nice way to end.


Already at 1586m altitude but there's 36 hairpins left to do. Or you've done 72 if coming back down like I was! wink


Few of the 36 official hairpins coming from Bormio. There are more below but they must have got bored with numbering!


The Umbrail Pass. Well, it would be rude not to visit the Swiss border & another pass as was only a 200m detour! grin


Am glad it snowed last couple of days, because we were here 3 days ago & this place doesn't look good in the nude! wink


Second (just) highest paved pass in the Alps! See the name under all those stickers? View down the other side is OK!


Ever used a snow drift as a bike rack? wink Finally got some blue skies but can assure you this ride was rather chilly!


OMG... just been handed this map! grin But only booked 4 nights here... & storms are forecast sad Hoping for some luck!


Offenpass & Fluelapass. Love it but can't stay in Switzerland too long: so expensive! Lucky the memories are free! grin


Another ride into Lindau today, this time with Pratiwi. Very nice cycling through the orchards and vineyards.


Might have done a bit of pavé while sightseeing in Lindau this morning. Nice view from nearby Eichenberg too smile


After some very active days this morning's ride to Grosse Scheidegg was a struggle. Lucky there were views to enjoy!


Just got back from cycling round Lake Brienz. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! wink


From today's ride: End of the road above Verbier. Or rather where it becomes gravel a short way below Croix de Coeur.


This morning's ride: random route from where we are staying in the Alps. Nothing famous but so beautiful. Love it! grin


Cloudy ride today on the Grossglockner. 7° at the top where I arrived in short jersey sweating like a pig. Nice! grin


Cycle loop by Hallstätter See. Dubious Austrian bike paths more like train station, elevated walkway or firetrail! wink


Today's ride over to Austria & back. Definition of 'bike path' bit fuzzy here so some cyclocross action in there wink


Dutch priorities on the roads... correct! Sad not to have time for a spin here, but it is flat & was chilly!


Pffft... they said it would be crowded & cold. Doesn't seem that bad at all! Now, riders should be through any... wink


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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