20:59

Still great food, but atmosphere in a fave tapas bar much subdued due to health regs. Hope it's back to normal soon!

20:17

Evening in rather misty Arties (Val d'Arun, Spain). Love this little village, always beautiful even in this weather.

15:24

V.happy Pratiwi after glass or 2 of lunchtime wine, with great food of course, La Seu d'Urgell. Lucky I'm driving wink

13:49

Cafe Orient, La Seu d'Urgell. 3 course lunch with slabs of meat & bottle of wine for 13E each. Welcome to Spain! smile

11:33

Estany de Puigcerda. This little pond is quite an unexpected find in the middle of a mountain town. Pretty place.

09:59

Today's ride: Font Romeu -> 34km descent (blast down the N116) -> beautiful climbs back to the start. Love this area!

07:45

Campsite sunrise. Gonna be a great day! smile

20:12

This evening's accomodations: altitude camp in Font Romeu. Tomorrow's ride should be interesting grin wink

15:04

Messing around on the shores of Lac de Matemale smile

13:19

Drove up, rode down. Main roads normally not good to ride, but this (N116) is twisty as & drops 1200m in 15km. Ye-ha!

12:25

Villefranche-de-Conflent: v.impressive on approach, but hard to photograph inside. So, erm, sorry few tourist pics wink

20:46

Argeles Plage beachfront by night. Plenty colourful cafe, bars & restaurants. And plenty busy even after August peak!

19:30

Fabulous Thai @ Sabai Sabai in Argeles Plage. No entree, but ordered 3 mains & devoured the lot! Highly recommended.

16:47

The Med! We're not really beach people, but now & then have to remind ourselves mountains were the correct choice! wink

12:02

Love randomly finding finish line graphics from a TdF stage on the road: 2021 stage 14 in Quillan so nice & fresh!

15:45

Late lunch in the snail. Fried rice with veggies & a little leftover meat. Nice glass of rose too. Simple but yum! smile

11:17

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

18:28

So, there's a galette/crepe van visiting the camping we're at this evening. Would be rude not to wink Nom, nom, nom! tongue

15:52

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

20:40

Crazy sunset after today's rain. Wowser!

07:53

Breakie of ham omelette on baguette. Nom! Beaut morn so ride behind those mountains on horizon planned #Paradise smile

12:17

Friend just dropped by with gateau leftover from a function last night. Guess that's breakie sorted! wink Thank you! smile

20:38

Morning: 103km ride. Arvo: hours cutting hedges & grass. Finish 10 mins before sunset. Well deserved beer & nibbles!

11:53

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

11:04

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

16:08

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

12:27

Lunch at Hotel Bellevue, Cambo-les-Bains. Fantastic food, especially the main & ridiculous value - 3 courses for 16E!

11:30

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

15:53

Tourist shots from Cambo-les-Bains... pretty little place if you're passing by.

12:17

Lunch above clearing clouds @ Refuge Orisson. Great steak & Gateau Basque - of course - nom! tongue Fantastic experience!

10:58

I rode here the day before & so beautiful drove Pratiwi up to see. Roads above the clouds always feel very special smile

13:03

Dinner at the mobile warung kecil - aka. campsite in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Simple but delish as always. Nom, nom! tongue

11:01

Today's ride: little recovery spin in more rolling terrain... with 20% pinches thrown in because... Basque region! wink

20:24

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

19:41

Tapas, beer & sangria... watching the world go by in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Went down a treat after earlier exertions!

12:21

Happy anniversary to us! grin 10 months since we last ate out so great return to one of the local faves we've missed smile

21:26

Dinner with friends: only half of the desserts on offer this evening in frame - need a wider lens!? wink Delicious! smile

11:03

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

07:27

Another missed chance to score a pot of gold this morning wink Oh well, at least we get to enjoy the beautiful view smile

15:59

Baby birds have been very entertaining this spring. Amazing how the tiny ones get in and out of 'jail' so easily!

12:41

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

15:04

Well that should keep us (erm... me?) busy for a while. Noting that I DIY *very* slowly so wouldn't be difficult! wink

11:05

Beautiful La Peyre & Croix de Beliou. Sunny but 0C with 60kph wind & snowfields. To think I almost wore shorts! grin wink

17:34

Not a bad looking loaf... even if I say so myself smile Nom! tongue

11:19

What a morning for a ride. Stunning up at Gazost. Sealed road in this valley ends 9.9km from home, which is handy! wink

14:31

Dug 2 barrows of rock from tiny area of lawn this AM. Thx to builders for dumping here sad Ready to seed now though smile

13:10

Test clips are great for Arduino FTDI connection. Saves having unused headers in the final install. #RainyDayProject

20:31

Another day cycling, sports viewing, yardwork, nerd work/play, enjoying beer & tunes comes to an end. #FeelingBlessed

15:15

Lucky to say endless awesome parcours within 10km of home. This spot only 2.5km for example. Yes, v.lucky! #StaySafe

12:56

Today's ride: Above the clouds in glorious sunshine. Col d'Aspin. Sublime.