It had been a while but today saw me back on a bike. Having done a lot of forest walking - including some attempts at geotracking - I expected my fitness would not have deteriorated too much. But when I got on the Hilset BBW I noticed right away my heartrate went up and it would stay up throughout the entire ride. My biggest concern was how my pelvis and lower back area would feel but that went well. The legs felt strong and I decided to make it a mixed ride. Following the new cyclepath along the Naamsesteenweg to the Weertse Dreef and then taking a left over thr bridge towards Mollendaal. Some cobbles and field roads followed and they took me to the tarmac road towards Beauvechain. Here I took a small trail with more cobbles to emerge next to the St-Sulpicius church. Before long I disappeared onto field roads again and those took me past the small chapel in Nodebais towards Hamme Mille. Into Valduc and then up to the Naamsesteenweg again. Crossing the Naamsesteenweg I came to the Warande ponds where I paused to take some pictures.
From here I rode to the Weertse Dreef. Car traffic is again allowed and I followed the Dreef to the end, taking a left and then returning east through the military domain. A little venture into Vaalbeek brought me to the Prosperdreef and I finished following a footpath into Blanden. The weather was warm with 15 degrees C and a slight drizzle that didn't bother me at all kept the roads wet.
Ride Stats : 31.5K and 300 heightmeters (Garmin 705) in 1h24mins30secs
20-10-2012, 13:10 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf