|Mug shot again|
Laetitia Roux entered in the Pyrenees event. She uses riding as cross-training and rode the Trial Pyrenees event last year. She will be racing with a women's team of ski mountaineer racers.
The Tour-Transalp woman winner Marina Ilmer from Italy will be racing. 33 women entered in the Pyrenees event while only 17 were entered in the Alps event... maybe the intrigue was with the Pyrenees.
It was great to get to chat with women racing in the recent Haute Route Alps. Interesting to get feedback that they would either definitely do the race again as the experience was great... or not ever again as the preference was to ride, stop, eat, take photos and enjoy! Understandable, either way.
|Race briefing each night|
|Met up with the Brits-living-in-Geneva crowd from 2011|
Jan, Rafael, Pete,..., Ian somewhere out there
Bikes loaded in trucks to be transported to Solsona
|Surprise! - Awesome Paella dinner compliments of the Race.|
Three guitarists serenaded us all day at the race registration
|Rode my bike around town and to Boqueria Market|
Received interesting comments from a few cyclist types
|Wide-eyed at the fruit choice at the Boqueria Market|
|At the market, this man admired my bike|
He is Horst Stuewe from Canada
1969 Canadian Cycling Champion!
|Horst proudly showed me this folded paper he had in his wallet - pretty cool!|
|Major Barcelona beach action!|