After 5 days officially labelled as a heatwave, with temperatures going up to 37 degrees C on Wednesday and saturday, I decided to ride early today. It had rained a little bit last night and temperatures were around 20 degrees C when I started with the Psychlo-X at 8AM. I took it easy during the ride, and an average heartrate of 97 can testify to that. Through the Weertsedreef - very cool - into Sint Joris Weert and then towards Hamme Mille, L'Ecluse and Hoksem towards Oorbeek and Kumtich. Back over Willebringen and Neervelp - where they were holding a market on the street which caused me to ride very slowly. Onwards to Bierbeek and then back along the Expressweg into Blanden. In all a very satisfying ride and I was home just before 10AM.
Ride Stats : 52K and 410 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h59mins
It was warm today and when I rode out with the Moots Psychlo-X the sun was still high in the sky. But there was a breeze blowing anf I felt fine to ride a little tour over Sint Joris Weert to Ottenburg. Dropping down into Terlanen I had to climb my way out again towards Overijse. Following the river Yse I rode through Huldenberg and Neerijse until I reached Korbeek Dyle where I set towards Oud-Heverlee and the cooling Heverleebos . Into Blanden and I could look back to a good ride. I tried a new saddle on the Psychlo-X, the Brooks feels a little too soft. I used a Xesco saddle I had in reserve, it was the saddle that was originally mounted on the Merlin Works 4.0. First impressions were good.
Ride Stats : 41.5K and 355 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h32mins