Today I had some difficulty leaving at work which made me get on my bike half an hour later than I anticipated. I had to do some powertraining today and in view of the good weather (15 degrees C !) I went out and rode towards the Tienne Vincent, a steep short climb in neighbouring Nethen, to pit myself against its steepness. It averages 13.5% and I think it goes to 17 or 18 percent at its steepest. It starts at 34 metres of altitude and tops of around 75 and all that in a mere 400 meters. I noticed my speed going up was 7kph..I was on a speed that forced me to really push on the pedals, making my bike squeak and groan.. whilst sitting down. This took me around 90 seconds to make it to the top and then I really relaxed while following the road, descending back towards nethen and attack the Tienne again. I did this 6 times. On my last ascend I met someone else from my club who was also doing some climbing . Yes, the racing season is coming along very quickly..
After that I rode back home, relaxing the muscles and arriving just in time to beat the incoming darkness.
Ride Stats : 31k and 365 heightmeters in 1h24
20-02-2007, 19:11 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf