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Out of the Pyrenees and into the Lot Valley

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A chilly night outside, but nice and snug in the van with the has hearing on. Wild camping means surviving on my measly 25mb a day roaming data limit, but it probably does me good to use the Internet less! Familiar roads to start with as I descended into Laruns and the headed on towards Pau, where it was time… Read more »

From the Badlands of the Bardenas Reales to the Foot of the Pyrenees

A sunny start to the day, but a bit of a stiff wind didn’t help make a quick departure from the site, and once heading west it was a fierce headwind that told much of the aerodynamics of the plastic spaceship. I decided I was in no rush, and just went with the flow, even of it was upstream. I… Read more »

The Wanderers Return, but with a Broken Spoke

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Ok, I didn’t quite give up after the last message. I was determined to get to the summit of the Plateau de Beille, and despite the fact that every time I went over the brow of shill or curve of a bend, the track looked like it still wanted more out of me. The legs were getting overly tired, and… Read more »

Just a Little Rough Stuff in the Snow

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Quite odd cycling in the snow, not loosing traction at all unless I go onto the compacted snow where a vehicle has been. Anyway, nice to get a different view and be off the Tarmac. I think my legs are just about done for the climbing today. Time to head back down and have a nice cup of coffee!

Success! But is this the End of the Road?

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No sooner did I mention in the last post that there was no snow on the road, when just around the next bend, there was! Just a sprinkling in a sheltered pocket, and not enough to loose traction, but will need to take care on the way down! The map shows the route covered, from Pech along the D522 for… Read more »

Don’t You Just Love Those Hairpin Bends?

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Interesting on the way up, a blast on the way back down. At least there are guard rails! Up to 1430m now, just went through a north facing stretch that was like a freezer, but in the sunshine its lovely. The sun is burning the snow off the south facing slopes quickly, raising the snow line by a couple of… Read more »