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

31/8/2008

The Phil and Friends Challenge Ride

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The advert for next year, the 2008 version covered the same course
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20/8/2008

A timeless photograph

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A timeless photograph
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17/8/2008

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

16/8/2008

l’île Callot

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A warning to be taken seriously

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15/8/2008

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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11/8/2008

Morlaix

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9/8/2008

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.
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4/8/2008

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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3/8/2008

Sandbagged

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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.
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2/8/2008

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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