The weather had been quite extraordinary for the time of year. Clear skies and temperatures over 11 degrees C lured me out on the Moots Psychlo-X for a spin into the forest. Starting out in Meerdael and then riding north into the Heverlee Forest where I followed my front wheel chich took me to surprisingly fast and almost dried-out trails. The occasional puddle notwithstanding this was a dry ride. I rode to the Heverlee barracks where I did a tour on their practice roads before returning to the Naamsesteenweg and up along the E40 towards the Waversebaan. Back into the forest again towards the Zoete Waters and onwards towards the Langendaal and then a last loop down into Vaalbeek and home along the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwstraat into Blanden. legs felt a bit tired from yesterdays' 20.5K hike but they did feel strong on the climbs and overall I was happy to maintain a good pace.
Ride Stats : 32K and 310 heightmeters (Garmin) in 01h22mins
I took a long midday break to enjoy a walk in the Vrijbroekpark. It is december but we are still enjoying temperatures of 15 degrees C and more. When I got home from work I decided on an indoor riding session and thus got on the Hilset which is mounted on the Tacx Satori . Enjoying a read in the last Weirdbook on my Kindle and listening to some tunes on Spotify, half an hour flew by. My legs felt good .
I had a day off from work today so in the AM I went for a long forest work in the drizzle. In the early evening I decided to do a ride on the Tacx Satori as well. Legs felt fine but I kept the gears low enough not to strain them too much after the pounding they got during the forest walk. All went fine and I could maintain a good pace at a low heartrate.
I was looking forward to a recovery ride on the Tacx in the late afternoon so upong arriving home from work I started on a solid 41 minutes of cycling. Legs felt fine and I could keep the average heartrate low and the revs high..