My foreign trips so far

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My foreign trips so far

OK here's my escapades up to now, (Bavaria this year when I work out how to avoid the BMW bash!)
www.gkbuk1.f2s.com

When do we get a pensioners section?

i'm heading to the Pyrenees in june, what is the temperature like over the peaks?Trying to work out what kit to take. I want to travel as light as possible.

The Col du Tourmalet was not warm! In June it should be officially open. I was taken aback a bit at how damaged the surface was when we went over it, just on the one side though, the east side had been repaired. Clothing wise I had a Frank Thomas mesh summer jacket with lots of layers underneath plus its waterproof lining. I was ok, but wouldn't have hung around too long at the top. The jacket came in to its own when we arrived in Bordeaux and the temperature got up to 35degC. If your heading there don't go near the city in the rush hour, its crazy. If you want any more info about our trip pm me.Gordy

jimadkins wrote

i'm heading to the Pyrenees in june, what is the temperature like over the peaks?Trying to work out what kit to take. I want to travel as light as possible.

Should be OK-ish, and the roads ought all to be openBear in mind that you aren't actually at the top for very long - particularly in the pyrenees where the passes are for the most part fairly short and sweet affairs over a very steep ridgeExceptions to this are around the Aubisque/Tourmalet area on the French side, where the road is quite high in the main (and pretty bloody hairy in some parts)Also bear in mind that the weather on the pyrenees can be very changeable and is frequently very damp/cloudy. You do *not* want to be going over stuff like the Aubisque in thick fog, trust me on this!

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