15:40

Pratiwi was dreaming of splashing about in a mountain stream all day. Brrr, icy! I showed her how to relax instead wink

15:04

8km & 900m vertical later: Col d'Ayous! Arrived rather sweaty, but yes that is snow on the ground. Time to head back.

18:20

Dinner in Laruns. Oh look, some kind of thick soup dish with half a roast duck thrown in for good measure! Nom, nom!

15:45

Much amusement was had when inflatable walrus met inflatable kangaroo. And yes - we kept it clean! wink

12:40

Some loon rode this Chopper part way up Hautacam. Another loon borrowed it wink Messing about at Le Tour - love it! grin

04:10

Dinner at Monestir de Les Avellanes. Excuse my confused look. Long flight & bit of a drive. Plus the red was chilled! wink Welcome to Spain smile

18:07

Wore a thermal on today's midday ride. First time this year. It was chilly, but somehow still managed to sweat a bit!

10:20

Obligatory 'standing/sitting at the edge of a cliff' shots in the Blue Mountains wink These are at Lincoln's Rock.

21:56

"It's coming off in 2 days celebration" Although: am actually quite attached now. Should it stay or should it go? wink

17:33

On the dirt today. Been a while, almost forgot MTB was such fun! wink And yes, it is still winter here in Sydney! grin

15:40

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

10:00

Fango the Weimaraner (think that's what he is). Full of energy, that's for sure! Lucky his garden is a vineyard! grin

11:25

Lunch in St Emilion. The bar was crowded with people swirling, sniffing & slurping their wine. Serious business here!

15:35

... and look. A bar. OK, OK... you've twisted my arm wink

14:00

Another café stop in Florence. Another beer, another coffee & another tiramisu. Yum! tongue

17:00

Canal-side dinner. Italian dishes look a bit Spartan, huh? It's that 1st/2nd course thing. Lucky they have desert! wink

11:55

Well, we don't go out for lunch often so might as well do it right wink Food with a view at Hotel Florence, Bellagio smile

14:30

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

12:00

Being fitted with custom insoles. The 'mould' is a bag of silica particles connected to a vacuum pump. Yes, I asked.

16:00

Dinner at Hotel Oberland. I have slab of pork wrapped in bacon on rösti, all topped with herb butter stuff. Yum! tongue

09:55

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

17:45

More duck as dinner for me. Foie gras (as we are so close to Thiviers) & veal for Pratiwi. Plus huge deserts. Yum! tongue

15:00

What a day, I might have lost a few fluids so time to re-hydrate! Imagine if it was actually hot & sunny!? wink grin

10:26

Wasn't going to go riding this arvo (it's a bit windy & want to watch the Giro). But now thinking I perhaps should tongue

11:40

Lunch in one of the many lovely little squares you find in Nîmes. That you find all over Europe for that matter smile

10:43

Rob & Simon Gerrans, Aussie road race champion. Doing it tough after a crash but still time for fans smile @simongerrans

12:30

Spot the difference today? Someone's on a rest day and someone else deserves a beer after his energetic morning smile

18:30

Dinner of duck & lamb in a very nice cost restaurant. Yuuuuum tongue

19:20

Back at the Sheraton Senggigi & time for dinner with a well deserved beer... after a very much appreciated shower.

13:20

Broken clippers at home meant this barbershop visit had to be squeezed in. $1 with real cut throat clean up. Bargain!