Time to take the Moots Psychlo-X out for a ride. I fitted the white Challenge Grifo 32 tyres and I was anxious to see what they would do to the ride. I took the bike over a mixed circuit, some tarmac where the Grifos rolled well with the 3.5 bars I inflated them with. The corners were a bit tricky because of the small knobs but the grip was fine. In the forest then for some fast forest trails, followed by a long stretch on field roads towards Korbeek Dyle. Here the tyres excelled. Sure, a little less pressure would have been fine, but the grip was good, and the speed was high thanks to the low rolling resistance. The steering was a little more precarious than with a mountainbike due to the smaller width of the handlebars and the fact that the centre of gravity was higher. But I build up confidence quite quickly while I rolled towards Duisburg. From Duisburg I took a left turn towards Huldenberg. Here I followed the hard gravelpath next to the river Yse until I could climb up the Smeysberg plateau. Down to the Wolfshagen and then on towards Sint Agatha Rode.
From Rode I rode to Sint Joris Weert and Nethen. In Hamme Mille I climbed up the Rue de Valduc and followed the Naamsesteenweg into Blanden. Had a great ride, fast and furious for a mixed ride. The bike proved itself and will ride again closer to Fall and in the Winter months. Unless, of course , I feel the urge to take it out again on a cool summer evening like today.
Ride Stats : 42K and 315 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h35mins
13-08-2013, 20:26 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf