17:16

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

10:52

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

11:20

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

12:36

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

11:17

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

15:52

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

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

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

20:24

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

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

12:41

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

15:01

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

14:32

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

15:15

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

12:10

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

10:34

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

11:32

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

09:46

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

11:14

Beaut Baronnies ride this morning. Road in the background is typical of the area: nothing straight & nothing flat! grin

11:39

Beautiful day up top smile Felt knackered when leaving home but much better after this. Wish it was always the way! wink

14:42

Glorious day to ride the Col d'Aspin. Not much traffic but loads of riders out... and cattle... Moo! wink smile :)

14:51

Guess there are worse places to be forced to ride a trainer wink Easy spin in the sunshine, perfect conditions smile

12:35

Our w/e trip to Lisbon cancelled for obvs reasons sad However, there are worse places to be stuck wink #SelfIsolation wink

12:56

Today's ride: Hourquette d'Ancizan & Col d'Aspin. In the middle of winter. In shorts (you can't see) wink Ridiculous!

14:02

Bit stormy last night, left plenty of nice fresh stuff up here. Calm & sunny all day skiing with friends. Awesome! grin

14:03

What. A. Day!!!! Couple of ski days in the legs this week but they seemed to go OK - bonus! grin

10:13

First week of December & on the slopes already! Awesome conditions for this time of year. More of the same please! smile

15:39

Last day of 'summer' (in October!)? Tourmalet loop this morning. Beer by (friend's) pool this arvo! Perfect thx guys!

13:00

Crossing a surprisingly clear river Rhine on today's ride... where the Swiss/German border was also crossed 5 times!

15:29

Afternoon ride: Passo Valparola... as you can never ride too many epic passes in a day (before it starts to rain)! wink

12:54

When visitors ask to ride the Tourmalet. Erm, OK, if we must! wink Social time, so beers at the top. Cheers! grin

12:32

When friends with silly sunnies come to visit... wink Enjoying glass of wine & couple of pintxos at the local market.

12:27

Fete Pastoral: beautiful setting slightly tainted by bad organisation. Thanks to jolly friends made it through! wink grin

12:39

Short ride up little hill with a million of my closest friends wink Tourmalet on TdF day. Absolute insanity! Love it!

13:50

Stunning Lac d'Artouste. 2000m up, but with the sunshine today & that crystal clear water, feels almost tropical.

10:25

Middle of a heatwave? Time to head for the hills! wink Col d'Aspin was wonderfully refreshing. Moooooo! grin

13:41

Messing about at the Opera... I have no idea why! wink

12:43

Perfect day for a ride up Hautacam. Slow pace both up & down so plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine & views grin

11:30

Cruise round the Argeles-Gazost valley this morning. Beautiful view as ever from Saint-Savin & perfect conditions smile

14:26

... struggled through this wink ... (2/3)...

14:25

Yesterday I skied over 8000m vertical in the mountains in the background. Today riding in full summer kit. Love it smile

10:31

Another great day on the slopes. Making the most of the sun & snow. Thanks to you guys for dragging me around! grin

13:40

Pyrenees MTB: 13km@7.5% average. Outstanding view & brutal when out of shape! Time to smell flowers on the descent wink

22:21

Cruising hills just North of home. Mostly firetrail. Bit of sniggle. But hey, it's dirt & the views are magnificent!

12:15

Normal programming will resume shortly smile But after 3 months off even trundle to next village with Pratiwi not easy!

13:31

Day out in the big city... wink Oooh, they have a proper curry house here. Jalfrezi please! Nom, nom, nom! Cheers! tongue

12:54

Out cycling today was stopped by police & then asked to hold this sign as a bunch of randoms rode by! wink Awesome! grin

12:00

Easy like Sunday morning?! wink Oh, & the fingerprint scanner on my phone doesn't work any more! #NoFingerprintsLeft sad