Tuesday, 16 July 2013

T17: Embrun Lake with 5 Cols

Another gorgeous day with a top of 32 degrees and we didn't turn the peddles until 10am after last night's late night.

What we've done so far in 16 days:      

Count:15 Rides
Distance:1,350.49 km
Avg Distance:90.03 km
Time:60:18:20 h:m:s
Avg Time:4:01:13 h:m:s
Max Time:8:50:03 h:m:s
Elevation Gain:31,115 m
Avg Speed:22.4 km/h
Max Speed:91.8 km/h
Avg HR:126 bpm
Max HR:178 bpm
Avg Bike Cadence:75 rpm
Calories:30,035 C

See today's lumpy ride here. You could take most descents without brakes today. Yummo. 


The water in the lake was impossibly blue. This dam is the second largest earth dam in the world with a rock base of 124m thick. Thanks Jez - totally interesting. You're welcome. 

Just your average suburban bike rack...

Yep - another town limit for me!!

Without exception the food has been great. In Embrun we ate at the resturant at the hotel and they, like many others, have been VERY accomodating. Many of you who know me well enough, or have eaten out with me, know that I sometimes mess with the chef. It's not that they have bad ingredients or the menu is no good - it's just that sometimes they don't put them in in the right order. Or they offer too many awesome looking things. For example, last night's molten chocolate pudding with ice cream was soooooo good. But it wasn't on tonight's menu. What the? So I put it back on tonight's menu - no problemo. Two, maybe three nights ago at Avignon, both the mains seemed fantastic - so I asked for the (unlisted) half and half option...and the chef was VERY accommodating. Twice cooked duck breast with a sweet Thai glaze and a locally caught fresh water fishy. Good on him and I personally went back to thank him. It was soooooo yummy and the follow up exploding toffee chocolate cake was orrrrrrr-sum!!

Thank god for the riding...

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