Another chance to get away from normality, whatever that is. This time, although the intended destination was the Lake District, we find ourselves just East
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The Wanderers Return, but with a Broken Spoke
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
Just a Little Rough Stuff in the Snow
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
Success! But is this the End of the Road?
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!
Snow at 1740m!
Just starting to hit the snow line now, in the shaded spots. Nothing on the roads, and a little bit further yet to part area
Gurning Horse, or a Comment on Our Riding?
Wild horses as we break through the tree line still not quite the cracking views of a few days ago, but we are still climbing.
Don’t You Just Love Those Hairpin Bends?
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
1200m Now, Snow Starts Around 1600m
This hill really is relentless. Its hardly changed grade since we set off. Not quite a bottom gear job for me, just no rest unless
Now at 945m, Another 1000 to go?
Trees starting to thin out and reveal the view. Mel taking it slow but steady. I’m making good progress despite the 15kgs of baggage, the
2 Miles and 200m of Climb, in the Cycle Tracks of the Gods
Steady but relentless climb. We are the red diamond on the map, having started by the chateau to the left of Pech. Going by the