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

Monday, July 26, 2010

So here we are in the Pyrenees

  Today I rode first to St Bertrand castle where there was a medieval festival happening..I was a bit early so not much happening

then back the way I came, passing by where we're staying in Bertren

Bertren is just a very small village and this house is waaaay old.  It's also very close to the church which has an interesting quirk in that it chimes the hours twice with a bit of a pause between.  Apparently  the resaon for this is that the first one was to alert the peasants in the fields that it was  something o'clock and the second one was to let them count which o'clock it was!!!  It doesn't double up overnight, for which we are truly grateful, but it's still very loud

Then I rode over to Louchon, where the TdF was just a few days ago and where I met up with Alex, who'd just ridden the Port de Bales (site of the famed "mechanical").

1 comment:

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