Got here ok. We are now in a part of Italy that is just like you think Italy is really like. Rolling hills, vineyards, wine, over 30 degrees, a pool and beers. About as good as it gets!!
Hey Mike, the Aussie boxed red might not taste that great but it will still do the job and get you pissed. No doubt we would have had quite a few more laughs if Mal was here but we've had a few anyway. All I can suggest mate is that we come over to Colorado next year and bring some of our better product with us (in bottles)
Thanks Sylvia. We were at the KOM today but will be traveling tomorrow to Pyrenees. Keep an eye on SBS. Look out for Mal's crows jersey!!
This was arguably the hardest stage of the tour. 4 major mountain climbs in one day. These were huge climbs and 31 is amazing. I went up what was probably the easiest of these in the morning and averaged 17 and I thought that was really good! To give you some perspective is was very warm at the bottom and quite cool, at the top. We don't get those temperature fluctuations in our hills in Lincoln! It was a tough day in the office for them
Had his Crows jersey on at the race today
There's been plenty of wine consumed here Fran but we are all buggered by 10 each night so there hasn't been any kicking on at night. Cycling does have some drawbacks
Mal's gonna wear his crows top today. Look out for it
You gotta have the desserts Baggy. Why else does one visit France??
Yes it's not a real bike ride in France without a crash. Hope that's the only one. I am now the proud owner of an Alpe D'Huez scar. Stocky would be proud of me
16 kh was the average over the whole 100km mate!! I hate to think what it was up the climb!!
Lucky to get to 7 or 8 in a lot of sections
Howdy Karen. Kee your eyes on the tv. I will put the mankini on
G'day Steve. Sorry I couldn't catch up but I did hear you callout to me when we went past you on the road. That was just after the crash! I see you are doing some pretty big climbs. Plans have changed for us and we are not doing Madelaine
Yes a great place and the ride out of there was spectacular. Hope all is well with you Trev
Good to hear all is going well Mum. Knee is getting better. Can almost walk normally now. Riding doesn't give me any problems
Will see if I can do that Sal. Not so sure I want to see it though!!
Bon Jour Sylvia. Bien venue to ma blogge. Vi ve are riding Cannondale velos with shimano 105. Merci beaucoup. Many Fronch peepel call allez allez to me today. I tell zem I m een ze breakaway. How's my French Sylvia?
Hi Liz. Good to hear from you. Yes these climbs are very steep and very long. We are both trying to get more electrolytes in so we can counter the cramps. Good to hear your mum is doing well.
Hi John. All going well. See you in Paris
Keep lookin out for us on the road this we'd thurs & frid
Hi Paula. Ruth has been eating my share of the cakes (well that s not quite true)
Thanks Fran. Will try to get some decent photos. Seems the iPhone is taking better ones than I can do with the fancy gear !
Hi Sylvia, Mal did wear his crows jersey to one of the stages but it wasn't a mountain top. It was early in our trip last week from memory. There are thousands of Aussies here so was probably someone else. Also, getting to mountain top finishes is very difficult and once you are there you have to stay really as the Gendarmes won't let you ride your bike back down. It can be a very long (and very cold) wait!!
Hi Sylvia - some interest g stuff ahead so stay posted!!
Less than a year and you will be in France at the tour. A lot to look forward to
Hi Sylvia. We didn't go to London but have seen bits of Olympics on TV. Cancellara's fall in the road race was big news here in Switzerland