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Travel Blogs from Vielha
... his chain Schleck-style in final km and I attacked, Contador-style, dancing on the pedals. If only!
Payback for me was rear puncture on the Port de Bales descent from a bib number safety pin. After some less than helpful assistance from a motor bike man and 10mins lost I was rolling again. On my own. Prior to this I was well up in the placings but lost time ...
... 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 ...
... fantastic day, but the views on the descents were a fabulous reward for the climbs. Marg, another Iron Lady about the same age as me (so quite old) won the stage today. She is awesomely strong! And a great character on the course.
The official report on the stage is here.http://www.hauteroutepyrenees.org/ en/news/view/the_going_gets_tough_on_st age_2_of_the_haute_route_pyrenees
I felt much better today after a day of
rest, recharged and ready for the final days of our trip. We left a little
later than planned today as Ruben had a bag of food hanging from his window to
keep cool overnight; he forgot to hold the bag when opening his third floor
window… you can imagine what happened next. A little cleaning up and some food
sourcing later we headed into town and ended up doing a little shopping as we
walked the village. I found a very ...
Today I really wasn't feeling too well; think my body is really missing my usual diet :(
I was very happy to find that the hotel offered gluten free bread this morning for breakfast rather than me having a coffee whilst everyone eats and I attempt to find a piece of fruit or rice crackers in my bag later on.