Archive for July, 2009

Route of La Marmotte

Posted in 1 on July 19, 2009 by bencycles

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Here’s what I’m putting together for the last weekend in August. The route is based entirely on the Marmotte ride which was a few weeks ago. It’s 174 Km (~110 miles) loop with a couple of hills. Col du Glandon is only a couple Km from Croix de Fer (or was it Galibier, either way…), I’m planning to add it on, so make that 178 Km. It’s a similar game plan to the last French assault, flying into Grenoble to stay for a bank holliday weekend. The only difference this time is I’m gonna rent a little van so I can explore some of the farther regions of the area.

Drinks, Food, and Oddities

Posted in 1 on July 18, 2009 by bencycles

Here are a couple pics. Lots of new beers and food to experience over here.

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What else would you drink at a British air show?

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This one was tasty and went well with French cheese and sausage.

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Picked these bad boys up at Tesco.

huh?Are you sure you want to do that?

Just like the good old days…

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Sophie really enjoyed the convertible Mini. Especially “putting the house on”, er, top up/down.

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Ploughmans lunch, anyone? mmmmm.

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Pork sandwich with apple sauce. right off the pig.

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