Sunny this morning and no rain vloud in sight for hours. I took the PsuchlX out for a long ride. Starting through the Weertsedreef and then to Nethen , Pecrot and Archennes which brought me gently to Grez . Through Cocrou and then right to Pietrebais. In Pietrebais I had to take the very steep Rue de la Montagne because the main road was blocked due to a brocante that was taking place. When I arrived on the N91 I took this to the right towards Eghezee. I noticed the wind was in my back and this gave me wings. I also knew that this meant I would be struggling on the way back. In Eghezee I took a sharp left onto the Ravel 2 , and followed that until I reached Hoegaarden. The wind was in my face now but due to the fact that the Ravel is pretty sheltered I did not have too much trouble. From Hoegaarden I rode to the Ring around Tienen and then took that towards the left until I reached the N3 towards Louvain. The wind was now playing with me and I had to take it easy on the climbs because I wanted to keep my heartrate down. Once I reached the Expressway I knew it was just a coast following that towards Blanden. I ended with 90K and a well spent feeling in my legs.
Ride Stats : 90K and 665 heightmeters (Garmin) in 03h26mins
rain was forecast so I did not want to ride out far this early morning. I started out on an empty stomach .I settled for a couple of Haasrode Industrie laps. 8K each and I did 4 of them. It was cool and there was a light breeze from the west. There were a couple of raindrops falling towards the end of my third lap but the rain did not push through so I risked a fourth lap. Riding home it was still overcast but on the whole I was very pleased with this short but necessary ride. The legs needed some turning and riding on an empty stomach forced me to keep the revs low. I ended with an average heartrate of 95 bpm which was great considering the average speed neared 27kph.
Ride Stats : 41K and 315 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h33mins
I did not want to ride out far this evening so I settled for a couple of Haasrode Industrie laps. 8K each and I did 3 of them. It was still quite warm and there was abreeze from the north that bothered me from time to time. But in all I was able to maintain a good average speed and when I rode home along the Expressweg I had the wind gently pushing me along.
Ride Stats : 33K and 255 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h11mins
Todays saw moderately warm weather but there was a breeze keeping things fresh by the time I rode out. I took the Psychlo-X for a spin , starting out along the new bikepath parallel to the E40 , then through Egenhoven and Bertem towards Vossem. Taking the Vossemberg upwards and then back along the plateau towards Egenhoven again. The legs felt a bit tired and I did not have the impression I was going fast. Was very surprised to find out after the ride that I set 8 PR's on Strava segments.
Ride Stats : 37K and 270 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h23mins