The weather was fine for a long ride this morning. I waited until 11Am because it was rather cold in the early hours. But the sun was out and it was warming up, at least in the areas where the cold northeasterly wind couldn't reach you. I decided on a ride along the 3 Meerdael Bloso's , but to add some interest I would ride them in the opposite direction. Or counterclockwise as it turned out . This was going to be the longest ride this year so far, so I settled for a pace I was sure I could maintain for 2 and a half hours. Without blowing my legs up or, even worse, my heart.
I chose wisely because it turned out to be the exact pace I needed in order to complete this ride. My heartrate stayed well in the safe zone with an average of 104bpm and a spike of 124bpm somewhere on a climb. My pace led me to an average speed of nearly 21kph which was excellent considering the low heartrate. Of course the fact that the trails were bone-dry did help me to maintain a good pace without mud slowing me down.
Ride Stats : 54.5K and 620 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h37mins
19-04-2015, 14:29 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf