19:00

Outrageously good dinner tonight. Soooo good & so much too. Had to take a doggy bag which was our lunch the next day!

11:43

Lots of fun at the TdF today, a highlight is meeting Didi The Devil just before the Aspin climb. What a character! grin

12:25

Helping friends collect cherries from this beautiful tree in their yard. Yuuuuuum! tongue

15:14

Salt on jersey is normal but I took ass-sweat to whole new level today wink 100km Tourmalet loop & still 30° at 1700m!

13:53

I never do coffee stops but beer & pizza is mid-ride break I can get behind wink 122km & Hautacam PR today. Love it! grin

18:18

Rest day done right: just lounging around our 'garden' - aka. the campsite wink - in the evening sunshine. Ahhhhh... smile

10:52

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

16:54

Cyclists should know this guy: He spends summer atop Col du Tourmalet but prefers to winter in the valley it seems wink

15:31

Post ride snack. Despite it being a bit nippy up Ventoux looks like I got a bit sweaty somewhere on today's route! wink

13:57

Rosbif lunch. Désolé monsieur, it's better in the UK wink Mousse for dessert was to die for though. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

14:31

Dessert time: Black Forest gâteau & more local beer. Like there's another choice?! Love a bakery that serves beer! grin

13:15

Hearty lunch under dappled shade in a beer garden next to the Abbey & old brewery where that beer originates. Cheers!

18:38

I did say we couldn't get a whole leg due to lack of slicing equipment in the snail. Lucky we're visiting friends! smile

18:37

So now the girls have finished messing about (ahem!!), it's time to get serious. Hand me a knife! grin

13:58

Lunch in Villajoyosa. 12€ menu included a 'small' glass of sangria. This & my entrée the highlights. Yum! tongue smile

16:24

Post ride snack. Pratiwi asked, "Are you going to eat all that?!" Erm... what do you think?! tongue #NaughtyPuppyLook wink

20:02

Does this really need a caption? wink Just messing about while enjoying a few pre-dinner snacks smile tongue

15:52

After lunch... time to try the local wares while we sit & watch the world go by. Just a lovely afternoon.

15:42

When in Spain: tapas lunch in Santiago de Compostela. Followed by ice cream for some reason... even though it's cold!

13:29

Chores around the home are never ending! wink All round clean for the snail today. Nice & easy with the terrace here grin

12:28

Little 'recovery' ride this morning wink Climbed Portillion to Spain then Peyresourde. Love, love, love the Pyrenees!

14:23

Few drinks & a wonderful lunch by the canal in Amsterdam. It is really very nice here on a day like this. Cheers! grin

15:44

Might have got a bit sweaty on today's ride wink Only drank 2.5 bottles in 3.5 hours though as it's not very hot here!

11:22

I knew this crate of beer would come in useful some day! wink Cleaning the awning by Geirangerfjord.

16:09

Cruising the fjords. Impossibly beautiful & absolutely brutal gradients - especially when you do repeats! wink Love it!

14:11

Rode from fjord 1,500m up to Dalsnibba, where on a clear day should be able to see the start. Not today, too misty sad

15:27

Told you I'd get a chance to try the new gear. Just back from few hours walking in the rain. Dry as a bone. Love it!

14:25

Parked up just over the river from the Troll Wall. Already seen couple of avalanches as last of the snow melts. Epic!

08:05

Host: "I'm sorry. This is all we have!" cry *A standard joke in Indonesia, no matter how lavish the meal wink Yum! tongue

16:40

So... we have this bubbly to drink but no champagne flutes. Problem? No... not really wink Yes... it's all class! tongue

15:27

Just relaxing in the lounge wink Love the comfy recliner chairs. My feet are up on the sofa but you can't see that grin

18:47

Belgium dinner: Trappist beer & Flemish Stew. Soooo good! Was absolutely stuffed after this... & half of Pratiwi's wink

12:10

Catching up in London. Sydney must be expensive now as the cost of a pint in poncy City bar seemed rather reasonable!

12:31

Lunch at Royal China in Bayswater. Deep fried duck rolls. Say. No. More! Plus other goodies. Yuuuum! tongue :P tongue

11:47

Some sights of York before lunch by the river while entertained by local wildlife. Then short stroll on walls. Nice!

18:33

Walk into town deserves a treat, right? Beers & dinner in the White Lion, Ambleside. Challenging, but I managed wink tongue

16:00

Late lunch/early dinner in Brugge. Flemish Stew & trappist beer. Yum! tongue Oh... and some of Pratiwi's moule frites wink

17:01

Pratiwi: "Want any sunscreen?" Me: "Where am I not covered?!" Arctic gales on today's ride, but still fun #Painful wink

13:10

So it's after lunch & things are warming up... beer o'clock... at last! wink grin

18:05

Dinner at Greek restaurant in Germany. Confused & didn't know what we were ordering but was tasty when it arrived! tongue

12:20

Well... that's the afternoon sorted then! wink How's this for an infinite edge pool? Straight into a rainforest canopy!

14:00

Looking at Pratiwi was a bit hot arriving at Maya Ubud! Thankful for an upgrade w/private plunge pool. Ah... cooling!

11:45

Whilst in Ubud we must have an obligatory lunch stop at Ibu Oka. Hmmmm... babi guling! smile tongue

06:10

Someone told us that if you can touch one of the enclosed Buddhas & make a wish it will be granted. Here's hoping! grin

19:15

Dinner & shopping in Phuket Town. But mostly dinner. Finished off with durian & beer (yes, beer) from a local grocer.

18:00

Little stroll before pre-dinner drinks, Kamala beach. It's pretty small as I managed to jog end to end this morning!

13:10

Space for 3 more bikes & year's worth of luggage? Pratiwi didn't think it would fit. But with a little magic: Yes! grin

12:26

Just back from cycling. GPS says it was 35° out. Phew! Pratiwi thought she'd have some fun while I stretch: Bliss!

14:30

Lunch in Placa Reial. It's Spain so paella on the menu despite temps in the late 30s. Sizzle! Lucky there's beer too!