Archive for July, 2009

Route of La Marmotte

Posted in 1 on July 19, 2009 by bencycles


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.

What else would you drink at a British air show?


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


Picked these bad boys up at Tesco.

huh?Are you sure you want to do that?

Just like the good old days…


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


Ploughmans lunch, anyone? mmmmm.



Pork sandwich with apple sauce. right off the pig.

P1000934Cambridge beer festival.