After a test at the cardiologist yesterday, where my heart was to be found big and strong, I did my first ride on the Vortex today since returning from the Vaucluse. This morning my resting heartrate was back at the 44bpm stage , an indication that the recovery was almost complete.
I decided on a flat ride. The weather was dry with sun and temperatures of over 20 degrees C. The only spoilsport would be the wind, which was blowing strong from the north. The ride up to the Coloma in Mechelen alongside the Vaart - a north-south axis - proved to be a difficult one. Luckily I overtook another cyclist and we decided to take turns in the lead, so that the other could recover. That way I could keep the tempo around 27.5kph on average. Turning around and riding to the south again brought bliss and joy. The legs could almost recover whilst the speed went up to 36kph and even higher on some parts. Crossing Kessel-Lo and making my way to the Expressweg leading to Blanden, I obviously could not keep up that speed, but I picked up the pace again along the Expressweg, setting a personal record with more than 32kph on average from the Mol to Blanden. The legs felt good and the bike was its usually fine self.
Ride Stats : 69K and 200 heightmeters (Garmin) in 2h18mins
31-05-2013, 21:47 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf