Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Col de Tourmalet


Six months ago I did a silly thing I bought Nigel a book on the top fifty Tour de France passes. Not thinking at the time that he would contemplate wanting to do them. How wrong was I! So six months later and I find myself an artist who links pink cycling up the Col de Tourmalet! The scenery was magnificent in fact there was numerous if not hundreds of painting locations along the route. But today it was all about the Bike! The chain came off only once, I cycled all the way, but there were times when tears nearly came! Well I do like pink! But I did it, yes I did it. Goodness only knows how the tour de France cycle this after 100 miles already and probably going four times as fast. My ride time was three hours. But for me just to do it was an achievement. By the way the cows in the photo had bells that made a lovely tune!

Col de Tourmalet the 1st of the fifty

5 comments:

Michael Laws said...

Fantastic effort - well done. New gear on as well! Wish I could've been there with you both. Scenery looks stunning. You took the sun with you cos the weather's been rubbish here while you've been away - cheers Mick

Michael Laws said...

Fantastic effort - well done. New gear on as well! Wish I could've been there with you both. Scenery looks stunning. You took the sun with you cos the weather's been rubbish here while you've been away - cheers Mick

Simon Ward said...

Very impressed with the scenery but even more so with the cycling. Next time pack a few brushes and an easel into your paniers!

jane ward said...

Hi Mik,

Yes it was totally stunning, watching the tour de France makes you realise how fit they are, it took me three days to cycle what they will cycle in one day. Jane

jane ward said...

Si, if you think I can cycle up a pass with an easel! Brushes yes I can sneak those in, but you never know! It was truly magical.