After a 24K walk yesterday I did not have high hopes for my legs today. It was lightly drizzling when I set out for a ride in the forest on my Litespeed Obed. I started out along my Heverleebos loop, going past Ignatius in the Arboretum and then returning along the Grezstraat to the Weertsedreef. Straight onwards along the Nethensebaan which brought me towards - you guessed it - Nethen and the domaine de Savenel. Out of Nethen over the very steep Tienne Vincent and back into Meerdael Forest. I set towards Hamme Mille now and along Le Culot to the little Chapelle du Rond-Chene. Through the cobbled hollow roads I made my way to the Chemin de Mollendael, anothe cobbled road which led me into Mollendaal. Crossing over to the Geldenaakse Baan (Old and New) and then up the Bergenstraat to the Boetsenberg. Into Meerdael Forest again for a spin along the Milsestraat and the SInt Joris Weert straat which led me to the Weerste Dreef where I finished my second leaf of the Trefoil. Onwards to Sint Joris Weert and down along Pier Slot . I had to do a little detour over the Kauwereelstraat because there was a fair in Sint Joris Weert. Into the Kouterbos along the Justin Scheepmansstraat and then onwards to the Langendaalstraat where I finished the third leaf of my Trefoil. For a last loop I chose to ride into Vaalbeek and then to the Parnassusdreef and the new bikepath parallel of the E40 which I followed to the Naamsesteenweg . Crossing that and another loop later I was riding into Blanden where I took a last loop over the Bierbeekstraat and the Rooikapelstraat to the Meerdael Forest again.
My goal was to ride 3 hours today and I did exactly that. My legs amazed me, being considerably strong throughout the entire ride. Near the end I began to feel my back stiffen up but I was home just in time. Even though it had rained lightly from time to time the weather was clement and the trails were great. No more dust and yet not wet enough to become slippery or muddy. In the afternoon whilst I am typing this, the rain became heavier and I was glad I was inside. My heartrate was a comforting 105bpm on average with a peak of 127, considering the amount of heightmeters and the steepness of some of the climbs, that is a good result.
Ride Stats : 64K and 655 heightmeters (Garmin) in 03h00mins
26-04-2015, 13:33 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf