Sunday, 18 July 2010
Rest Day in Pau
Lazed around for much of the day in the SKINS RY400 gear, ultra comfy and later watched some of The Tour as they climbed to Ax-3-Domaines. I'm not sure but I think they went over the climbs marginally quicker than I did but only by a whisker ;-)
Planning an early start in the morning for the last big day in the mountains, my second climb of The Tourmalet, which is sure to be a serious undertaking. As I climb tomorrow I will at least be able to think that when I reach the top of The Tourmalet the serious climbing of the 2010 Tour de France route is over and done and I can start thinking seriously about the route Northwards to Paris. It hardly seems possible that I am at this stage and still rolling, but still rolling I am and keeping my fingers crossed, and anything else I can cross along with them.
Heading for an early night tonight, doesn't really matter whether I sleep too much, as long as I'm lying down and recovering ready for tomorrow that will do me just fine.
Thank you again for stopping by to see how I am doing, it means a lot to me.
Photographs from Today:
My beautiful launderette – in Pau.
Interesting name for a forest!
Modern art on a Pau traffic roundabout :-)
Hot and sunny once again for those riding The Etape du Tour, the route of which I shall be riding tomorrow.