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... made with vegetables sautéed in duck fat, ham hock and the infamous Tarbais beans. There are variations and duck wings can be added to make it more ‘ducky’, but I prefer it a bit less rich. The recipe is Michel’s and he is suddenly quite subdued about the fact that I have been able to improve on his life long accomplishment. The secret; chicken stock made from the carcass after a roast. Now to tackle macarons I think.
So after a ...
... a short descent of about 500m in the middle. The first part was 560m of ascent over 6.4km - so an average of nearly 10%. The last part was about 300m over 6 km. We hadn’t looked closely at the profile of this climb and it came as a shock when we were confronted with a 10% average, this late in the day, with sustained sections of 12% or more! Plus it was hot. We all agreed later that this was probably the toughest climb of the race, mainly because it was a ...
farmhouse after he had signed the property over to the children. Dennis, the
son-in-law is spending something in the region of 200,000€ extending the house
and modernising the building. They tore down the old roof, damaged by last
year’s storms, revealing wooden nails and the old thatch. It all went. That
evening I popped across to see Michel and invite him for a pastis to find him
sobbing. He has let go, but cannot ...
... through the cheering crowds of participants, friends and volunteers, rounded the corner and started the climb, gentle at first.
Back into the present tense to give a sense how it rolled out…….
I get into a rhythm. Concentrate on keeping it steady at about 230 - 240 watts. I have a power meter on my bike and know that my anaerobic threshold when I start producing too much lactic acid is about 260 watts. I’m hoping that I can sustain ...
... rapid and thunderous passage of falling water over the millennia. We finally made our way down and were back on the horizontal walking along beside the stream fed by the La Lirre falls a short distance to its intersection with the Rio Cinca. We returned well pleased with the amazing small insight into the lower slopes of these ranges.
These areas are most popular with hikers and trampers and throughout the past few days, we've seen innumerable solo or small groups ...