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... how dangerous it would be during the winter.
After heading back to the car and getting dry, we decided to spend the afternoon seeing more of Andorra. The weather had cleared significantly so we were able to visit a few of the other towns with the sun shining as well. We then drove through the middle of the country up through the mountains to see the view from the top, and visit the towns on the other side as well. Gotta love a small country!
... 1860m altitude, 17.5km to climb
It was all stunning. Today we rode some iconic, tick-the-box climbs. Col du Portillon was an absolute pleasure. Port de Bales was achingly beautiful, even with the last 5km averaging over 10%.
Happily I beat teammate John to the top of both, after stalking him for last 4km on the Port de Bales. He will tell it that ...
... an easier shorter route. The drive was great and on the second big climb we encountered dairy cattle wandering all over the road but then ponies too. We stopped at the top and when I went in for a quick pee Lucy called out "Dad they are surrounding our van". Sure enough in the 20 seconds I was in there they had come off the hill and were around the van, obviously looking for some sucker tourist to hand out some bread.As we were travelling the same route we had to ...
... the race village, of which 112.5km was timed. Much more climbing today: 3500 meters of elevation gain / 2300 meters of descent. Good. That sorted out the contenders for the Daily D'head award. And the three climbs of the day were long and two came late in the ride.• Col del Cantó, 1730m altitude, 25 km to climb• Port de la Bonaigua, 2072m altitude, 18km to climb• Ascent to Plan ...
... summer scarf, nice to add some
colour to my backpacker wardrobe, and a small purse perfect for travelling.
From Vielha we headed for Espot to enter
the Aigues Tortes National Park. Coming through the mountains we came across a group of
horses across the road, many tourists had pulled over for a pat so we decided
to get out stretch our legs and meet them. Many were not full-grown and were
very placid, allowing us to pat them attempting to nibble ...