Ah, this morning the temperature was already 13 degrees C. Last night I came up with the idea to ride to the Sonian Forest and do some trails over there. So thats what I did. Even though the trails would not be dry I opted for the Moots because of the extra comfort. I was only disappointed in the choppy way the Fox RLT80 fork was working. It's overdue for an overhaul (the first in 3 years) so it's actually my fault. The trails were almost dry, only some wet splatter on the tarmac and from the heavy cover of leaves on some tracks. I started out with a loop going toward the Red Convent ( Rood Klooster- Rouge Cloitre) and there I hopped on the BigM beginners loop. A bit further I connected with the Hoeilaart BLOSO which I followed except the singletracky bits which I left alone because I saw they were actually very muddy and I didn't feel like the extra effort. At the little St-Cornelius chapel I stopped to have a little midway-snack.
I stuck more or less to the bigger tracks and looped back on the BigM Beginner Loop and later on the Red Convent loop which brought me nicely back towards Duisburg. From there I rode back towards Heverleebos and further on home. I don't know why but when I looked at myself I had to think of little Moriaantje.. all dressed in black (the men in black ride again?) and that little childrens song stuck in my head until I was home.
I had a great ride, making the most of a perfect day. I had to clean the Moots with water because it was covered with little muddy splatters all over. As far as I know this was only the second time I had to do that. With nearly a 100K I am rather pleased but also pretty exhausted because I maintained a good average throughout the ride.
Ride Stats : 97K and 855 heightmeters in 4h27mins
03-11-2007, 16:36 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf