First ‘ride-out’ for 2015

The end of the second week in March saw our first guest, Mike was with us for three days and unluckily for him the weather changed dramatically for the worse the day he arrived.  We set off on the first morning in steady rain but were fortunate enough to see the sun come out in the late afternoon and we even spotted a patch of dry road!

Mike with his Kawasaki ER6 on the Col du Soulor

Mike with his Kawasaki ER6 on the Col du Soulor

The next day we were joined by Keith on his Yamaha XT660 and Will on his BMW GS1200 it was a better start and we set off in sunshine albeit pretty cold.  Not knowing if Col de Peyresourde was passable on two wheels we elected to go around it but did do Col de Portillon dropping into Spain at Bossost where we stopped for lunch and some warming cups of coffee.  The next stage of the trip did not go as planned, thought we would try Col de Menté which was fine up to the top but we then encountered snow for 200m and a few patches beyond.

Snow on Col de Menté

Snow on Col de Menté

Mike just stopped to put his gloves on!

Mike just stopped to put his gloves on!

 

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