Weather was dry today with the sun being out all afternoon but there still was a lot of wind so I decided to head into Meerdael Forest and do a bit of hilltraining. The forest floor was - surprisingly - not too wet. Nevrtheless I left out some notorious mudholes. There were broken branches and even fallen trees everywhere, causing me to dismount a few times on singletrails that were completely blocked.
I followed my secret Meerdael loop - the hilly bit- and I rode all the climbs on the middle ring. That means I have made quite a bit of progression because the last time I had to shift to the granny ring a couple of times. But today my legs felt very strong and even the wet ground could not stop me from motoring up the steepest of hills. The downhills were a blast too, even though I did not have a lot of traction with my 1.8 Nobby Nics which sometimes caused a two wheel slide. But also on the technical front I felt very confident. One of those days I guess. Even though I always had in my mind that one of my collegues at work broke his arm yesterday whilst mountainbiking. But that did not stop me from trying - and making - the most tricky downhills of my route. The weather is changing again, it is definately getting colder and for the remainder of the week the forecast even calls for hail and sleet.
Ride Stats : 24.5K and 400 heightmeters in 1h34mins
03-03-2008, 19:05 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf