I wanted to ride to the Bois des Reves today. Initially I was going to take my mountain bike over there, but when I woke up I felt more tired than expected. So I took my "road" mountain bike (no suspension and 12-23 road cassette in the back) instead. Upon arriving at the Bois I did a tour around the estate, which was just feasible with the 23 in the back and set off towards Maleizen to complete a nice Long Slow Distance ride. Legs felt tired when I started, marginally better in the belly of the ride and they began to protest near the end. I got another hilly ride in and the wind was not as bad as yesterday but still bad enough to demand shifting to a lower gear when riding against it. Near the end of the ride, on the Maleizen-Terlanen ridge it blew in my back pushing me towards 35kph on the flat sections.
Ride Stats : 77K and 615 heightmeters in 3h30mins
07-07-2007, 14:23 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf