Day 1 - Hans is all smiles
Day 1 - Look Mom, I'm riding a bike in France!
Day 1 - Its like riding in a postcard.
Day 1 - Geoff having way too much fun.
Day 1 - Note to Trek - Give me this bike.
Day 1 - Ok, maybe just the frame.
Day 1 - Hans dropping me like a load of bricks.
Day 1 - Nice map pocket.
Day 1 - Picnic.
Day 1 - Still at picnic.
Day 1 - Final stop before return to Oloron.
Day 2 - John hamming it up.
Day 2 - John thinking about hamming it up.
Day 2 - Uh hun, can we move here, now?
Day 2 - Geoff showing excellent kit coordination (note even the socks match).
Day 2 - Happy peloton.
Day 2 - Does anybody really live in these towns?
Day 2 - Hanging with the SAG wagon.
Day 2 - Where's Joe?
Day 2 - Say "fromage".
Day 2 - Drew and John posing.
Day 2 - Still posing . . .
Day 2 - Get'n outta town . . .
Day 2 - Flags just for us.
Day 2 - Beer?
Day 2 Marie-Blanque Recon - Megan anticipating Clark's surprise when he attempts to climb the last 4 K of the Col de Marie-Blanque. Moo-hah-hah!
Day 2 Marie-Blanque Recon - Morning rush hour.
Day 2 Marie-Blanque Recon - Megan trying to get on the cover of Velo Magazine,
Day 2 - Marie Blanque Recon - Summit.
Day 2 Dinner - Jonathan oblivious to the impending ambush by Madame Le Chef.
Day 3 - Street in Oloron.
Etape - Zero Hour!
Etape - My riding buddies.
Etape - More riding buddies.
Etape - Drafting with the Smeloton outside of Pau, that's Geoff (3627).
Etape - Working our way towards the front. Only 2,000 more riders to go.
Etape - I was pinching myself at about this point.
Etape - Every turn was another postcard.
Etape - Seems like we always had at least 100 friends sucking wheel. Here's Jacque.
Etape - This is how Geoff looked from my perspective for the majority of the ride.
Etape - He soft pedaled for a few so I could get this mug shot.
Etape - Heading towards the Soulor.
Etape - Where's Julie Andrews?
Etape - Lower slopes of the Soulor - still smiling.
Etape - So long wheel suckers!
Etape - None of the lazy sods would bridge once I gapped them.
Etape - Valley just before the Tourmalet.
Etape - Tourmalet Climb, about 7 or so k into it.
Etape - We're climbing to where?
Etape - You can really enjoy the view when you're crawling up the hill!
Etape - Glad that was behind me.
Etape - I took this just for the flower.
Etape - Wow!
Etape - Done!