Today saw the return of the sun but I decided to wait until the late afternoon before riding out. The reason was twofold : I wanted to watch the Paris-Roubaix race and I also wanted it to be as warm as possible before riding out. When I started it was around 17 degrees C but there was a strong breeze blowing from the southwest. I injected myself on the Blue Bloso, following that as it meandered up and down for 17K before splitting off onto the Red, which went on for another 18K . I maintained a good pace and near the end of the ride my legs were beginning to feel seriously empty and tired. This was to be the longest ride of the year and also the longest time in the saddle . I was surprised to see my heartrate going up to 162bpm for a short period, but the average was still sufficiently low - 114bpm - so I was assured the bisoprolol was still working. O enjoyed a good ride and was pleased that I had a fine average. The trails were perfect, although the long climb along the Savenel wall was very sandy but still rideable. Yesterdays rain was long forgotten because todays higher temperature and the wind made the trails dry up very fast.
Ride Stats : 39K and 515 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h52mins
12-04-2015, 20:06 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf