Monday 3 June 2024

Practising pouring Basque cider: small notch in cork makes a stream which aerates the drink. That or it's just fun grin

Thursday 30 May 2024

Little spin in the Obarenes Mountains. Views over La Rioja before heading into the clouds! Spain in June - brrrrr! wink

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Seems to be a pattern forming: I go riding & someone uses that as an excuse to buy cake. Not that I'm complaining! wink

Thursday 11 April 2024

When you get home from a 100km ride & are handed this giant pastry before even getting off the bike. Nom! tongue

Sunday 14 January 2024

Many people having same brunch dish in this bar so followed on: ham & cheese tortilla. + croquettes for Pratiwi. Yum!

Thursday 11 January 2024

Another awesome day on the snow. Little overcast to start but super quiet & spectacular views above the clouds later!

Monday 27 November 2023

Top notch English breakfast (+ croissants of course!) in a wonderful dining room. We really like this place!

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Breakfast treats from beach side food cart & warung. Chicken bun & roll then pork satay, soup & sambal. Hit the spot!

Saturday 16 September 2023

End of summer high peaks ride: Cirque de Troumouse, Barrage des Gloriettes & Col de Tentes. Awesome rugged beauty!

Friday 28 July 2023

Working on shades positioning. How's this? Feeling great, new fastest time climbing Col d'Aspin! #OlderIsStronger? wink

Thursday 6 July 2023

TdF Tourmalet day. Great atmosphere. No rain but maybe not so later? grin Loving my #FullyPro sunny placement - LOL! grin

Monday 26 June 2023

Alpe d'Huez: super famous cycling climb but village not v.pretty. Luckily return via Villard-Reculas is spectacular!

Saturday 24 June 2023

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

Monday 17 April 2023

Tourmalet today. Not quite as impressive as last year, but surprising depth given how pants the ski season has been!

Saturday 25 February 2023

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

Wednesday 25 January 2023

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

Sunday 15 January 2023

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

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

Saturday 31 December 2022

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

Saturday 22 October 2022

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

Sunday 9 October 2022

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

Tuesday 20 September 2022

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

Thursday 30 June 2022

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

Wednesday 29 June 2022

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

Saturday 25 June 2022

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

Sunday 19 June 2022

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

Saturday 16 April 2022

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

Sunday 3 April 2022

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

Saturday 26 March 2022

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

Saturday 15 January 2022

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

Tuesday 9 November 2021

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

Monday 18 October 2021

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

Sunday 17 October 2021

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

Thursday 30 September 2021

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

Saturday 4 September 2021

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

Friday 3 September 2021

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

Saturday 14 August 2021

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

Wednesday 11 August 2021

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

Thursday 29 July 2021

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

Thursday 22 July 2021

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

Monday 19 July 2021

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

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

Saturday 8 May 2021

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

Tuesday 23 February 2021

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

Tuesday 16 February 2021

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

Thursday 7 January 2021

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

Wednesday 30 September 2020

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

Saturday 12 September 2020

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

Tuesday 7 July 2020

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

Monday 29 June 2020

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