Still no sun this morning, but at least it wasn' t raining when I left home under overcast skies. I decided to ride the Obed on the roads again - pending the delivery of the new Moots - and set off along the Naamseseteenweg towards Hamme Mille. Onwards toward Pietrebais and then left to Melin and the cobbles of Saint-Marie-Geest and Zetrud-Lumay. No sweat with the Hutchinson Python Air tyres and the front suspension on my Litespeed . From Zetrud I took the Ravel into Hoegaarden and then rode to the Goudberg geosite. A little bit of mud on the narrow tarmacs roads here before I came into Oorbeek and was on my way to Kumtich. Met up with Jan Vermaelen - father of nearly-world-champion Francis Vermaelen - and I let him ride behind me to keep him out of the wind. After all, Jan must be almost 80 by now. Amazing that he still is riding a bike and very commendable that he still does. We rode together over Willebringen and Opvelp and into Bierbeek. When nearing Haasrode our ways split up. I followed the Geldenaakse baan while he took a left into the Dassenstraat. Riding into Blanden along the Expressweg I could look back on a solid ride. Another 48K . There was a little bit of wind today but as I said before, the 100% humidity from yesterday was gone, it remained dry throughout the ride.
Ride Stats : 48.5K and 350 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h02mins
06-01-2013, 13:42 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf