Lots of threats. Belgium is threatened by the continuous argueing of right wing Flanders and left wing Walloon politicians who are uncapable of sitting together and work out a debated solution. This whole business is threatening to bring our country to bankrupcy, despite all the people who have been working hard since the 2008 crash to get the economy back on the rails. The childish behaviour of our top politicians is a slap in the face of all those people. I have to get out, ride this stress out of my system.
Outside there are black clouds threatening, the sun coming out from time to time. I decide to ride out to get the dark thought out of my mind. Just zero out and let the strong southerwesterly wind blow away the wisps of the non-politics and personal egotism that is leading our country.
I was hoping to follow some new arrows I discovered yesterday, part of the Gottechainoise that is taking place this sunday, but the idea of getting soaked by a rainshower lets me stay relatively close to home. First looping over Sint Joris Weert, Nethen , Hamme Mille , Op- and Neervelp towards Bremt and Haasrode Industrie. From there, and after having looked at the skies which seems to be clear of threats for the moment, I decide to follow the Geldenaaksebaan to Heverlee park. Then up and down towards the Naamsesteenweg, cross that and into Oud-Heverlee. Back at the Zoete Waters, I ride to Sint Joris Weert again and then take the Weertse Dreef back to Blanden. In Blanden I do another local loop towards Haasrode to complete the ride. No rain, so I could have gone further, but I am pleased with 60K and an average heartrate of 109bpm.
Ride Stats : 60K and 460 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h17mins
08-07-2011, 14:16 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf