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Conquering the Beast – Race Report Stage 3 Col du Tormalet
This was the day, 11 July 2015 that Team Sworks gave the opposition a master class on the Taming of the Beast of a climb known as the Col du Tormalet.
Not only did Team Sworks make mincemeat of the ...
... of the ride, with a great deal of help and inspiration from Gaille our tour guide who rode with Peter and me for the last 6 kms was a godsend......Paul (no training) Ladonga rode very well to arrive in good spirits, I tip my helmet for the great effort with a bung knee and all.....
Our Captain Andrew with his consistent cadence put a last ditch effort to pip Marty in ...
... plus the excellent culinary skills of Chef Stephane and his wonderful staff at Le Ariullete
Last nights fare excellent.......
I did notice Marty with his love of food had a "broad smile", trusting he has his bike seat issue sorted to make the climbs at least bearable...
Andrew was at home with a fine glass of wine and a selection of Frances finest cheeses, he certainly ups the class with our motley crew,
... delivered the next day or so. EP hired a bike but Bazza will need to wear the same clothes for a while yet.
Pete and Bazz were now happy – and we went to lunch and then had a bike ride.
That night we had a superb meal of a very high standard.
Peche au Jurancon en Melba was a highlight dish.
The big hills start ...
... go out in the afternoon for a short walk which ended up lasting 6 hours. (memo to self – when you take a day off, take a day off..) After a few days getting tired of my own cuisine I walked into Torla, which is a lovely ancient little town with bags of character. I treated myself to a steak (must have been something subconscious going on in my head regarding the condition of my feet..) It wasn’t quite up to the standard of the one I had in Portugal though, but it ...