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Every cloud has a silver lining and this one is called the Col du Tourmalet 🙌🏻 @ Col du Tourmaleinstagram.com/p/CT22p6DMzrE/…7G
The serene slopes of Hourquette d’Ancizan and Col d’Aspin, sharing such moments as a group was something we never even considered to be anything but the norm. It sure feels good to be back on the road with friends! 🙌�instagram.com/p/CTfqCjTsJuM/…fp
That special moment that comes but once in a while as you break through the clouds and suddenly the whole day begins to smile 😊 . Grand Cols Stage 1, moments that last a lifetime 🚵🙌🏻🐮 @ Col d'Aubiinstagram.com/p/CSxV1JNsK_H/…A7tL8
Above and beyond the mythical summit of the Col du Tourmalet awaits an adventure beyond words 🙌🏻 @ Pic Du Midi Du Bigorrinstagram.com/p/CR7PAw2op0G/…7w
Mythical places, smiling faces, climbing high beyond the sky, deep in the mountains where time stands still and our angels float free forever 🕊🙏🏻 @ Col du Tourmalinstagram.com/p/CQ4PdSXBEb9/…HC3
Hypnotic clouds, nature’s sounds, hairpin bends, shared with friends, moments made, memories remain, the mountains are calling once again. Peace 🙏🏻 @ Col d'Aubisquinstagram.com/p/CQrZKF3h2KQ/…EI
When dreams become a reality and each switchback feeds the smile from deep within. Col de Turini, one of the true greats of the Alpes-Maritimes 🙏🏻 @ Col de Turininstagram.com/p/CNDrcPjhOwX/…9N
Mountain moments that simply make you appreciate the beauty of the day 🙏🏻 @ Val d'Azun - Pyrénéeinstagram.com/p/CKCmY3MBli6/…VS
Last light over Lac de Cap de Long. Possibly the last time the road will be clear of snow now until the spring. What an exceptional place of raw beauty 🙏🏻 @ Lac de Cap-de-Loninstagram.com/p/CIY61t0Fvp8/…mf
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A quick Friday flashback to long summer days on the Tourmalet. Where ever you’re riding this weekend, remember those moments that made you smile and get after them. Enjoy! 💪🏻 @ Col du Tourmaleinstagram.com/p/CIYRUouBdcr/…cW
Possibly the last time we’ll see Hautacam looking like this for a while as the snow fell and it’s taken on an altogether more wintry feel. ⛄️ @ Hautacam instagram.com/p/CIYQVIRhR7k/…
The silent switchbacks of the Stelvio at dawn and a pure lesson in mind over matter. @ Passo Stelvio - Stilfserjoch instagram.com/p/CHyOYDbhiYk/…
Blessed by the beauty of the Pyrénées, the changing seasons a circle of inspiration reminding us to embrace each moment, breathe deep and let go 🙌🏻 @ Col De Tente ( Gavarnie instagram.com/p/CF6rxoAhc7f/…mF
The first dusting of snow has arrived on the higher peaks of the Pyrénées. This time of year is always special as the autumn colours start to unfold and every landscape takes on a new personality 🙌🏻 @ Col du Tourmaleinstagram.com/p/CFyi73WBEVL/…sz
Taking the path less travelled in the high mountains always leads to a revelation of mind, body and spirit 🙏🏻 @ Lac de la Glèrinstagram.com/p/CFoaJs8BCAA/…rS
After yesterday’s big mountain finish there are more mountains in store for le Tour today including the beautiful Cormet de Roselend (albeit from the other direction but we’ll let them off 😜). Vive Le Tour! ⛰ 🇫instagram.com/p/CFOj8iJhl9z/…ZSv
Ventoux. A sacred journey that looks deep into ones soul on every ascent 🙏🏻 @ Ventouinstagram.com/p/CFNAs6-B-fU/…27
The seductive curves of the Col de Braus. A joy to climb and inexplicable to descend 🙌🏻 @ Col de Brauinstagram.com/p/CFEIdURhnNv/…kC
Hard and fast on the lava red roads of the Massif de l’Esterel 🌋 @ Massif de l'Esterelinstagram.com/p/CE8g_RSBpVq/…F
One of those roads that you wished just kept going forever 🙏🏻 @ La Route des Crêtes, Cassisinstagram.com/p/CEvhGlMhEpG/…Mu
New dawn and a new road to explore, this time the rugged and wild Route des Crêtes. Simply beautiful 🙏🏻 @ La Route des Crêtes, Cassisinstagram.com/p/CEqtOPABq-_/…kt
Cycling is, and always will be, a beautiful metaphor for life. Sometimes it’s the unknown roads that offer the biggest surprises 🙏🏻 @ Tour Madeloinstagram.com/p/CEloMlwBloJ/…O6
A journey back in time amidst towers of limestone rock and a ribbon of road like no other 🙏🏻 @ Gorges de la Nesquinstagram.com/p/CEHnhZvJbqu/…gR
Exploring the ancient cobblestones and lost trails in Zona Zero, Ainsa. A true mountain bike paradise 🙌🏻 . . . . @cottydaleale @ Aíninstagram.com/p/CCVP64MJ82V/…b1t
The perfect playground to escape and explore 🙌🏻 . . . . @cottydaleale @ Col d'Azinstagram.com/p/CBz8EappLQB/…mxq
Don’t be afraid to take the path less travelled, sometimes it opens the door to a whole new world of adventure 🙏🏻 @ Lac de la Glèrinstagram.com/p/CBGJix7poUf/…Xm
That moment when the great outdoors are open again and all you want to do is ride! 🙌🏻 @ Cirque de Troumousinstagram.com/p/CAdZfgQK1hm/…HD
The fine spray of mountain water on the skin as it tumbles towards the valley is nothing short of invigorating to the core 🙏🏻 @ Lac De Glorietteinstagram.com/p/CAbR3Xlnts0/…Xd
The forgotten road of the Voie Laurent Fignon makes the Col du Tourmalet even more special. Open once again after its winter hibernation, we can’t wait to ride it again soon! 🙌🏻 @ Col du Tourmaleinstagram.com/p/CAKhv0Api5X/…1j
We’re looking forward to getting back to our playground in the heart of nature again soon. Until then, the warmth of the memories are helping us get through 🙏🏻 @ Gèdre, Midi-Pyrenees, Francinstagram.com/p/B_khg5KKIUQ/…fD
What could you achieve if you knew you couldn’t fail? In theory life would always be a success, but is success a measure of true fulfilment? Going beyond your limits, stepping beyond your comfort zone, overcoming… instagram.com/p/B_GNWamppX_/…
Happy Easter from the serene slopes of the Col du Tourmalet. While this mountain and it’s surrounding playground of adventure may be out of bounds for the moment we know that when we return we’ll have a new found… instagram.com/p/B-4Cc9iqpD3/…
With spring in the air and the mountains calling, being in a current lockdown in the French Pyrénées has thrown quite the proverbial spanner in the works when it comes to actually riding these beautiful big peaks… instagram.com/p/B-xZoGqq2sK/…
Sometimes you start the day and you have absolutely no idea what lies ahead. On one hand this can feel daunting, a step away from the safety of the known, your regular routine and familiarity. On the other hand… instagram.com/p/B-pwH1Equsb/…
Seeking serenity amidst the storm. Let the Col de Pailhères be your guide. Click the link in our profile to watch the video 🐮 . . . .#stayhealthyy#stayhomee#covid_199#colcollectorr @ Port de Pailhèresinstagram.com/p/B-l8PVmIx4w/…C
A sacred mountain amongst mountains, learn about the deep history of the Monte Grappa and as you ride it, despite it being a seriously tough mountain, you’ll suddenly have a whole otherworldly appreciation towards… instagram.com/p/B-fojGyKNpU/…
It’s a times like this when we need a little reminder as to why we ride. Click the link in our profile for our special ‘Cow’ Collective tribute with @cottydale! 🐮�#stayhomem#stayhealthyh#covid_191#colcollectoroinstagram.com/p/B-cTjjDovIQ/…M9
There are moments on the Colle del Nivolet, as the gradient kicks up and the headwind starts to bite, that have you questioning yourself. Sometimes you just feel like you'll simply never reach the top. Focus, keep… instagram.com/p/B-ZrckWJ621/…
Are you ready for Monday’s mountain motivation? Taking us on a journey to one of the best kept secrets of the Swiss Alps as we discover the ethereal beauty of the Col du Sanetsch, this time accompanied by Alain Rumpf… instagram.com/p/B-W_81pKIna/…
We’re often faced with steep gradients in life and none more so than we are now, but no matter how high or far the summit, stay focussed, stay positive, and step by step the top will come! Today we’re bringing you… instagram.com/p/B-EooZQq9HY/…
Keep your distance, respect the rules, play safe and we’ll all be back on the bike and smiling together this summer. #stayhealthy #stayhome #covid_19 📸@cottydalee @ Lac de Cap-de-Longinstagram.com/p/B-C_KzAKJfx/…y
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