After watching French chica Julie Bresset take the Olympic Gold in the Womens' XC Mountainbike race in London, I strode with my Vortex on the roads. Following a track I found on the WWW I set out towards Meldert and Hoegaarden. Passing Outgaerden and Goetsenhoven I turned towards Helecine past Meer. Neerheylissem and Opheylissem passed - have to stop one time and take a picture of the marvelous old church in Neerheylissem - and I rode onwards to reach Linsmeau - the easternmost point of my ride. The wind had been blowing in my face up to here - a strong breeze from the southeast - but now I turned towards the southwest and things went more smoothly. Reaching the N240 just before Enines and turning right towards Jodoigne. Not for long since the track mad a loop towards Pietrain before taking the direction of Jodoigne again, this time following the N222. In Jodoigne I left the track for a detour towards Dongelberg to check if the castle was accessible. Nope, no luck. Onwards to reach the N91 which I followed towards Pietrebais. Here I turned to the right to pick up on the trail again crossing the N240 and riding into La Bruyere. On well-known roads here as I passed Beauvechain, Tourinnes, Nethen and Sint Joris Weert. The last loop took me to the Sint Jansberg steenweg in Neerijse, following that until I reached Korbeek Dyle. Here the track took a right turn again and set for the Zoete Waters. Passing though Vaalbeek I reached Blanden with a good distance behind me. The weather was splendid with temperatures around 26 degrees C and bright sunshine. The steady breeze from the southeast kept it from becoming too warm.
Ride Stats : 91.5K and 620 heightmeters (Garmin) in 3h16mins
11-08-2012, 19:56 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf