The dry warm weather keeps on going so as soon as I got home from work I was on my bike and aout and about riding again to Sint Agatha Rode and the entry into the Overijse trails. The Green and Blue were my tracks of choice today and soon I was in Terlanen grinding the gears on the Moskesstraat. The bike was still making a lot of noise and I began to suspect it coming from my 1999 Mavic Crossmax rear wheel. I was to be proven right when I grabbed the wheel and moved it from left to right. Bingo, the same kind of sounds and some play on the bearings. Once you know where a noise is originating from it doesn't seem to bother anymore. I made good speed and enjoyed the dry trails, the sunny warm evening and the bike that was zooming along under me, from time to time making a lot of noise. When I came into Terlanen I stopped to tale some pictures of the big Bilande farm. Now privately owned.
Before long I had completed the Overijse trails and headed back towards Sint Agatha Rode and Sint Joris Weert. I passed the place where I hit the girl last evening, hoping to see her outside again to check if she was fine, but there was no-one around. When I neared the top of the hill and rode into the forest towards The Kluis, I noticed someone was riding behind me. Looking around I saw a girl on a matte black full suspension mountain bike. I told her the noises she was hearing were not originating from my bones, but came from my wheel. She answered that I was making good speed nevertheless. But so was she. I let her pass and followed her on the downhill past The Kluis. She was fast ! It was a pity that I could not accompany her further along the Blue Bloso she seemed to be following. I was nearing the 45k mark and was set for home. Hope to meet up with her again. She seemed to be well matched to my own speed on a bike.
When I got home I prepared my Litespeed and the rear wheels of my merlin and Moots for a visit to Filip Sport. Hopefully he can fix the wheels this week - they need new NoTubes fluid - so that I can ride one of those bikes on some more challenging terrain.
Ride Stats : 50K and 570 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h21mins
28-03-2012, 20:22 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf