Saw some green arrows during my ride yesterday and I was pretty sure they belong to the Circuit du St Georges, a 90K road ride starting in Grez Doiceau. So today I took the Vortex for a long road ride . The Circuit passed in Blanden so I picked up easily. The arrows were very visible but sometimes inconsistently placed. One time on the right side of the road, one time on the left side. But as a whole the arrowing was good. The sun was out but there was also a strong wind blowing from the east, dampening the euphoric feeling somewhat.
The track went through Sint Joris Weert, Terlanen, Ottenburg and Archennes towards Grez Doiceau. Here I passed the start for the rest of the ride. First they went to Longueville, then though Incourt and Dongelberg in the direction of Jodoigne. But they didn't quite go so far, stead turning to the right for a nice loop through Bomal and Autre-Eglise towards Huppaye. Had a bit to eat here before braving the wind that was blowing in my face now on the plateaus.
From time to time the track veered to the left or right which gave me some time to recuperate. Through Jodoigne and then towards St Remy Geest where a long stretch of cobbles reminded me of the difference between a roadbike and a mountainbike. Even though the frame absorbs a lot it still kicks from time to time on these uneven cobblestones. But I survived and continued my way towards Melin and then towards La Bruyere and Beauvechain. Here I left the route which veered to the left towards Opvelp to add another loop to reach a 100K. Towards Meldert , Willebringen and Bremt and then into Bierbeek where I picked up on the Circuit du Saint Georges again for the last stretch through Haasrode and Blanden. Not bad as an training ride and with 800 heightmeters not that easy either. But today the wind was the biggest adversary.
Ride Stats : 104K and 840/825 heightmeters (Polar/Garmin) in 4h2mins
30-04-2011, 15:52 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf