Another hot day forecast so I started out early to beat the heat. Or at least tried to, because it heated up pretty fast when I started out towards Hoegaarden . Riding onwards along Outgaarden, Goetsenhoven, Ezemaal and Neerwinden I caught up on the Lf6 just before Neerhespen. Following that bikepath until I came to the N80 just before Kerkom bij Sint Truiden. I could have gone further but the heat was getting to me and I still needed to ride all the way back. Turning around and the wind - the little wind there was - was blowing in my face which cooled me down just enough to make the heat more comfortable. Riding back following the Lf6 this time over Velm, Neerwinden , Ezemaal and then just before Goetsenhoven taking a detour along the N64 and then taking a right towards Outgaarden. From Hoegaarden I took my usual way back home riding through Oorbeek, Kumtich, Willebringen, Opvelp and Bremt towards the Haasrode Industrie terrain. I was glad to be on the Expressway and close to Blanden after almost 4 hours with an average outside temperature of 30 degrees C. My effort was in the recovery regions because I noticed my average heartrate was only 107 bpm throughout this ride.
Ride Stats : 102.5K and 685 heightmeters (Garmin) in 3h55mins
27-07-2012, 14:31 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf