The Vortex is back from maintenance. Maintenance on the bottom bracket, new shifter cable and a re-fastening of the pedals. At first stroke it felt good, no more clicking sound in the bracket. I am always amazed at how smooth the bikes rolls. I'm sure the wheels have a lot to do with it. Custom made with Chris King hubs and Sapim CX ray spokes. Light and strong. I set out towards the Leuvense Vaart with the wind blowing in my back. Good for some personal best times on a lot of Strava segment all the way from Leuven to Mechelen. Just before reaching the Coloma I took a left turn into Zemst. Finding my way to the Tervuursesteenweg in Hofstade took some time but then I was set for a ride to the southwest. The wind was blowing slightly to my disadvantage now and it ripped between the houses. But the bikepath was wide and smooth and I could maintain good speed . Reaching Perk I had to make a detour because of workings in the town center. Again I was left on my own because I only saw one 'OMLEIDING' sign. But I found the N227 again and could continue my way towards Steenokkerzeel and Nossegem. Continuing on the road to Waterloo I reached Sterrebeek. Here I was in Wezenbeek Oppem before I spotted a sign towards the Museum in Tervuren. Taking that road I reached the Leuvensesteenweg and I was now on my way to Leuven. Taking a left into Vossem and then through Leefdaal towards Bertem. Taking a wrong turn I ended up on the Leuvensesteenweg again and I followed that into Heverlee. Into the Groenveld and under the Koning Boudewijn laan I ended up near Arenberg and from there I used my last forces along the bikepath parallel to the E40 to reach the Naamsesteenweg and follwing that into Blanden. A very solid ride and again at the end my legs felt drained and empty. But when I checked my average speed it turned out to be more than 28kph. Not bad if you consider my average heartrate was only 101bpm. .
Ride Stats : 82K and 440 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h54mins
23-08-2015, 12:18 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf