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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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