Wednesday 16 November 2022

When your plan B looks like this! Col d'Aspin closed for logging so hit up Hourquette d'Ancizan instead. Perfect day!

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

Sunday 2 February 2020

Today's ride: Hourquette d'Ancizan & Col d'Aspin. In the middle of winter. In shorts (you can't see) wink Ridiculous!

Saturday 14 September 2019

When visitors ask to ride Hourquette/Aspin. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Clouds & rainbows but didn't get wet - perfect!

Sunday 7 July 2019

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

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

Monday 15 May 2017

First Hourquette of the year. Lovely smile Cattle are behaving themselves off on the plateau. Unlike... (see next)... wink

Thursday 9 February 2017

XC Skiing at Payolle. Thank you Claire, our very patient guide, for showing the way. What a perfect day for it! smile

Wednesday 7 September 2016

After yesterday some recovery needed so gentle spin to the Hourquette. If you call 1000m+ climb up here recovery wink

Thursday 25 August 2016

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

Thursday 25 August 2016

Pratiwi hasn't been up this road before but quite likes the view. Maybe she should ride a bike more? wink #FamousClimb

Saturday 16 July 2016

Teenie, tiny little stroll near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Absolutely love it here. It's even good when not on a bike! wink

Saturday 16 July 2016

Relaxing near Hourquette d'Ancizan. Joys of carrying everything everywhere: always have outdoor furniture to hand smile

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

Unlucky with a couple of punctures today, but I suppose there are worse places to have to fix one. Won't complain smile

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

Sunday 26 June 2016

Drove up the Hourquette d'Ancizan. Opened the door to some new friends wink Misty but the change makes it interesting.

Thursday 23 June 2016

Spectacular day in the Pyrenees. Col d'Aspin, Arreau, Hourquette d'Ancizan, Sarrat de Gaye. Lazy 2000m of climbing wink

Tuesday 24 May 2016

A few locals obviously thought phone I pulled from my back pocket was food. Sorry! Will bring carrots next time! wink

Tuesday 24 May 2016

Col de Beyrede (some dirt & gravel on the climb) & Hourquette d'Ancizan. Cos you can't do famous cols ALL the time wink