Apart from a strong south-southwesterly wind and the occasional light shower, weather did not look too bad so I took the Vortex out for a ride. Riding through Bierbeek and Opvelp and then up towards Beauvechain and La Bruyere I had to bit down against the wind and the raindrops stung in my face. Fortunately the rain ceased and when I rode to L'Ecluse and Hoegaarden the wind was more or less in my back. Passing along
From Oorbeek I rode on to the Tiense ring and then followed the N3 into Leuven. Taking the ring around Leuven I arrived in the Ridderstraat and couldn't resist tackling the Wijnpersstraat. Damn, that thing is steep. I started out on the big ring, but soon had to sit down and shift to the inner ring. I felt my legs were going to explode. Following the ring to the Naamsepoort I then took the Kardinaal Mercierlaan and made my way to the Naamsesteenweg and into Blanden. Turned out to be a good ride , with temperatures around 16 degrees C.
Ride Stats : 61K and 325 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h11mins
26-09-2012, 15:35 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf