Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alps to the Pyrenees

Our last day was a thunderous one so no riding and in fact the electricity went off twice so we nearly missed the Cavendish sprint.  since we didn't want to have a rainy ride we went to Briancon to look at its walled citadal and take heaps of pix of old buildings (to follow..if this wifi will let me).

Today we've driven to the we're staying at a group house called Pyractif in Bertren..actually we're self catering and currently there's only 4 of us although this will alter in a coupla days.

The journey over to where we are now was a beast..slow as, since everyone but EVERYONE was on the road moving from 1 holiday location to another.  This trip has made us decide that when we move next we'll do it over 2 days, so well probably leave here a day early and break the back of the journey on Friday. we cant make up our mind if we should overnight...Cannes Nice Monaco!   Truly I dont mind paying for a toll road if it actually allows you to  go fast..however this wasn't the case today and we ended up paying about 30 euros tolls for the prviledge of going really slow.  And then for no reason speeding up and then again slowing down!!

traiteur actually means caterer!

bike lanes around roundabouts are only any good if the motorists understand what they're supposed to do..and they don't and its really important always to look where you're going!

we were right at the base of alpe d'huez, so there were always crowds of cyclists around...

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