I wanted to do the Mottige Bergskes route today, or at least try to do as much as I remember from it. The MB is a ride that started in Berlaar and passed at the Zoete Waters, going into Brabant Walloon and taking in quite a bit of nasty climbs . It was marked MB on the tarmac but the markings are long gone by now. Nasty Climbs kinda translates into Mottige Bergskes hence my nickname for it. I started out along that route, taking a little detour, and a nice 14% climb, up to the "Circuit de Golf de Bercuit" from which I kinda got lost and had to take a bit of field to get back onto a cobble road. Then taking the road from Perwez to Wavre and the first really steep hill announced itself climbing out of Wavre , quickly descending back into it, crossing the Chaussée de Louvain and taking another fiendishly steep hill to climb up to Ottenburg. From there I descended into Terlanen and took the Moskesberg out of Terlanen, dropping back into it and then up and down the Smeysberg in Huldenberg. By now I was on the 50K bloso route that starts in Heverlee so I decided to follow that for the remainder of the ride.
My legs felt surprisingly good and well recuperated so the hills didn't pose any real problems. At the end of the ride I was glad to be home though, with a good average speed and a more than fair amount of heightmeters it was a demanding ride. The weather was clement although in the latter part of the ride I had a fresh easterly wind blowing against me.
Ride Stats : 71K and 780 heightmeters in 3h02mins
20-05-2008, 21:30 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf