|A pfaff preparing itself.|
|Today's wee spin...|
Ridiculous. I'm heavy enough, thanks.
Still, we were onto to the Col d'Aspin and it was do-able: we had managed the day sensibly...riding at a realistic pace, eating and drinking often, and not hanging around at feed-stops. It all adds-up to making a difficult day slightly less-so!
|About the first view that I had all day.|
|Felt a bit more in control of this climb...good job too!|
|Statue at the foot de Le Tourmalet.|
|More Tour guff. They go grand on this.|
|D.S.O.T.M. atop Tourmalet again!|
|To be fair, they do try to give you a wide berth. Bon!|
|As seen on the final climb up to Cauterets- our hotel stop and a 6 mile drag. Nice!|
118 miles going forward and 12,500' going up...ouch!
As is inevitable with this sort of caper, certain areas are protesting, hence this improvised ice-pack...
|Refreshes the joints etc....|