Wanted to do a ride today and I waited until the rains which had shed a lot of water during the night and morning, had subsided. I started out towards Kessel Lo , rounding Leuven to make my way towards the Vaart. In Kessel Lo I could feel a few raindrops and during the first couple of K's along the Vaart, towards Wijgmaal, there was some light rain. I was cursing because I had nearly spent an hour cleaning my bike yesterday. Surely I would not have to do the same all over again today? But I was in luck, after 5 minutes or so the rain dimished and before long I was speeding along the borders of the Vaart on dry roads. When I neared Mechelen I saw another dark cloud and when the small tarmac road began to become wet I turned around.
Following the waterfront back towards Leuven I rode through the city past the rumblings of Marktrock which I could hear in the distance. Along the Tervuursesteenweg for a little while and then turning left to reach the Arenberg Campus and then right towards Oud Heverlee and the Zoete Waters where I turned left again towards Vaalbeek and Blanden. Good easy recovery ride with an average heartrate of 112bpm.
Ride Stats : 61.5K and 170/215 heightmeters (Polar/Garmin) in 2h14mins
14-08-2011, 20:20 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf