Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.


The Phil and Friends Challenge Ride

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The advert for next year, the 2008 version covered the same course


A timeless photograph

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A timeless photograph


We moved to southern Brittainy – Quistinic

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Our house in southern Brittainy it was very smart!
It was very close to a village that had been preserved as a tourist attraction – Poul Feton village.

See some photographs


l’île Callot

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A warning to be taken seriously



We went for a walk in the forest

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When you go for a pee in the forest you have to tell the inhabitants you are there. Lynne did and then asked me to go in to the undergrowth to take a photograph of the adder.



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Last ride in the Alpes and on to Brittany

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La Roche aux Fees

For my last ride before going to meet Lynne I wanted something pretty, long but not too hard. From a colouring in point of view, yellow highlighter on map. The Alpe du Grd –Serre combined with the Col d’Ornon which I have done previously looked the best option.


Pre De Mme Carle Reserve Naturelle

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The end of the road 1874 meters

This was the area we had had two successful family holidays many years ago. I left the car at Les Vigneaux.



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The Alp d’ Huez from the road leading up to Villard Notre Dame

Sun 3rd of August

I thought I would rest today but looking up at the hillside from the campsite I could see the road that had been recommended to me by an English cyclist that connects to the road that comes down from the Col d’Ornon.


Alpe d’ Huez, Col de Sarenne and Col de St-Christophe

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Sea of cloud while descending from the Col de Sarenne

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