This morning saw a drop in temperatures and it was gloomy and there was a slight drizzle falling when I rode off along the Naamsesteenweg. The plan was to follow this to Hamme Mille and there switch on the N91. I followed that past the Beauvechain airport and Pietrebais until I reached Incourt. Here I took a left towards Dongelberg. Passing the beautiful Chateau I made a mental note to stop here one of these days to try and take some pictures of this majestic building. The absense of leaves makes it viewable from the street and I also noticed a small portal which seems to be open to the public , offering entrance to the castle gardens.
But for now I rode on towards Jodoigne where I joined the Ravel, taking that towards Hoegaarden.With the Ernest Oury straat still broken up, I had to ride past the Villa Hugardis to try and join the N221 towards Tienen. Taking a left turn up the ridge and then a right towards the St-Katelijne Chapel in Sint-Katelijne-Hauxem.
Stopping to capture this building with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and then I rode onwards to the Marollen Chapel. Here I took a left and crossing the Waversesteenweg I reached Hoksem where I stopped again to take a picture of its two-pronged church.
The pictures where taken through the Vignette for Android application and some post-preocessing filtering was done making them a little more gloomy and vignetted.
From now the wind was blowing against me but at least the drizzle had stopped so I could concentrate on riding back to Meldert along some smaller trails. From Meldert I rode to Willebringen and then into Neervelp and onwards to Bremt, Bierbeek and Haasrode. In all a very nice distance and my legs felt better than yesterday. My average heartrate was also 12 bpm lower than yesterday which could be due to the lesser wind.
Ride Stats : 61K and 515 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h50mins
26-02-2012, 14:27 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf