Today was supposed to be a resting day but when I saw the sun come out and the temperature rose towards 20 degrees C I could not resist taking the BBW out for a road ride. At least that way the intensity would not be too high. Starting out over Hamme Mille and riding towards Lathuy I reached Dongelberg. No access to the castle grounds so I rode on, taking the N91 towards Eghezee. In Geest-Gerompont-Petit-Rosiere , at the intersection with the Ravel coming from Perwez I took a left turn on that Ravel and a little bit further left again on the Ravel 2.
Downhill now until I reached Jodoigne. Further on to Hoegaarden and then I picked up on the arrows marked KLS. Not knowing wat they were I started following them into Meldert. Here I caught up with a couple on road cycles and the woman told me they were on the Haasrode-Huy-Haasrode organised ride. 155K from Haasrode to Huy, and back. A track I would welcome to have, this looks like a fine challenge for a long road ride. We rode together through Opvelp, Bierbeek and then towards Haasrode were our roads parted.
Had a good ride, the up-pace at the end was a welcome challenge and my average was not bad, considering I was riding a mountainbike. The weather was fine and the little wind that was blowing did not bother me much.
Ride Stats : 67K and 425 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h46mins
01-05-2012, 16:28 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf