Above: Grey beard is thirsty at Col de l’Iseran Nothing better than a beer at the summit of a big…

It’s getting colder and the high Alps has fresh snow. With lots of lousy weather in the immediate forecast, my…

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I am in the Pyrénées mountains for the first time ever. For the first ride, I cycled the last two big climbs that will be included in stage 8 of the upcoming 2009 Tour de France – Col de Port and Col d’Agnes. Paradise.