Not saying it was cold this morning, but... nice spin all the same. Great prep for tonne of sports on TV this arvo wink


After a suuuuuper warm start to winter... the Pyrenees finally got some snow so it's time to hit the slopes!


It's my birthday & I'll, erm, not be eating for days after this feast! wink +Cake friend dropped off this arvo. Nom! tongue


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


Today's mission accomplished! 21C top of the Soulor. On New Year's Eve! Crazy! Awesome end to 2022. HNY everyone! smile


Today's ride: seemingly endless rolling hills, little villages & a surprisingly busy Tolosa complete with brass band!


Haven't been here since summer hols! Nice little cruise dodging llamas & sheep & enjoying beautiful autumn colours smile


Today's ride: Unbelievably took top 10 Strava spot up a HC climb! Beautiful day for it too. Smiling all the way! smile


Grimsel Pass with an Italian champion. Nice! Was gonna do Furka Pass too but torrential rain came & killed that plan!


Short & sometimes steep hike up to the Trift Bridge. So lucky it turned out nice smile Sure, this is pretty, but wait...


Today's ride: Lakes Orta & Maggiore. Ridiculously beautiful! Many cyclists out & even traffic is well behaved smile


After a toasty day driving across most of France time to relax: well deserved appero in a shady camp spot. Cheers!


13 days ago was skiing fresh powder here. Now epic snow walls for today's ride! + few zones of, erm, CX training? wink


Closing day at La Mongie. All morning off piste in the fresh stuff. Just a tiny bit soft in arvo. Epic conditions!


Picked up a hat for shade while working in the garden. Only later did I realise... oh my! What have I become?! sad wink


Passing Lac du Gabas out on birthday tonne. Should just make room for all the beer, curry & dessert that's coming! tongue


Walkies! wink Helping neighbour with his unruly donkeys. Pls excuse my attire: been shovelling gravel & rocks all day!


More beaches & beautiful little villages today. Gotta say am liking the off season here - quiet & perfect weather smile


Today's ride: From Spanish coast into hills & back, then coastal road dropping down to the occasional beach. Awesome!


Today's ride: popped over into Spain, as you do wink It's all Basque Country though & such a beautiful region. Love it!


Port de Lers & Col de Port. Former a testy little bugger who's stats don't do it justice. Absolutely beautiful tho.


Today's ride: Just a short one, but found some crazy hairpins above Verdun here in the Ariege. Niiiiice smile


Beautiful day for big cols but August weekend means lots of tourist traffic up there. 105km in the foothills instead!


Insert obligatory beer... erm... banana shot! wink Today's perfection at Hautacam & Col du Tramessel. Cheers!? grin


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


Ride to Atlantic & back via some, erm, interesting 'roads'! It ain't Sydney sad But then again - it ain't Sydney smile wink


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Today's ride: just a little local spin in the foothills. What a day for it though! smile


On today's ride: little bridge crossing the River Ousse. Still so many little gems like this to discover near home smile


Today's ride: Back on cliffs above Saint-Cirq-Lapopie because... why not? Few drops of rain a welcome refreshment!


Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin


Beautiful day up top smile Felt knackered when leaving home but much better after this. Wish it was always the way! wink


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


Guess there are worse places to be forced to ride a trainer wink Easy spin in the sunshine, perfect conditions smile


Our w/e trip to Lisbon cancelled for obvs reasons sad However, there are worse places to be stuck wink #SelfIsolation wink


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


Bit stormy last night, left plenty of nice fresh stuff up here. Calm & sunny all day skiing with friends. Awesome! grin


What. A. Day!!!! Couple of ski days in the legs this week but they seemed to go OK - bonus! grin


First week of December & on the slopes already! Awesome conditions for this time of year. More of the same please! smile


Last day of 'summer' (in October!)? Tourmalet loop this morning. Beer by (friend's) pool this arvo! Perfect thx guys!


Crossing a surprisingly clear river Rhine on today's ride... where the Swiss/German border was also crossed 5 times!


Afternoon ride: Passo Valparola... as you can never ride too many epic passes in a day (before it starts to rain)! wink


When visitors ask to ride the Tourmalet. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Social time, so beers at the top. Cheers! grin


When friends with silly sunnies come to visit... wink Enjoying glass of wine & couple of pintxos at the local market.