I wasted 2 inner tyres this morning whilst putting 6 bars into my rear tyre. High pressure and Continental Light inner tyres do not seem to be a good match. They both blew just next to the soupape. Strange. I put in another - heavier - inner tyre and it takes 6 bars without any trouble. Light is not always better it seems. Lost 20 minutes before I could start. Bummer. 6 bars is about the max I want to put in a tyre. It makes the bike skitty and is hell on cobbles. But when climbing out of the saddle I love the steady feeling of well-inflated tyres over the slight wobbliness of a 4-5 bar tyre.
Today I wanted to relax my legs some, so I chose a minus 100K ride and went for it. The Biz On The Bike trails from a couple of years ago suited me fine. Some climbing to be done, but I did not complete them on the big ring if they went over 6-7%. Instead I chose the inner chainring more often in order to put not too much stress on my still recovering leg muscles. The BIZ is a nice track, not the easiest as the heightmeters will testify, and with todays' wind - again - it even became more difficult, especially in the last quarter of the ride. When I rode into Hoegaarden, I chose to finish my ride along the Tiensesteenweg, so I rode towards the R27 around Tienen and followed the N3 until I reached the Expressweg. From there I rode to Haasrode Industrie were I did five laps in order to come to 100K.
During the last half hour of the ride, the sun came through so I put the BlitzFeder in my back pocket and enjoyed the warmth during the local laps in Haasrode Industrie and on the Expressweg into Blanden. My legs were very well spent and are in need of recuperation after this intense weekend.
Ride Stats : 102K and 775 heightmeters (Garmin) in 3h38mins
09-06-2013, 16:02 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf