It remained dry yesterday so this morning saw relatively dried out trails when I set out into Meerdael forest with the Moots Psychlo-X. I rode south and east through the forest , arriving in Mille and from there onwards to La Bruyere and l'Ecluse. Taking backroads I made my way to Sint Katelijne Houthem where I stopped at the Marollen chapel for a rest and a photograph or two. On through Hoksem and then Kumtich where the climb towards the E40 brought me a fierce wind in the face. Battling towards Willebringen where the wind turned - or rather I turned - so that it came more from the side. Nearing 2 hours on the bike and I was back in Bierbeek and Mollendaal where I rode into the forest again, following the Weertse Dreef until I reached the Herculesdreef. Making a last loop before following the Langendaal back towards the Prosperdreef and into Blanden. had a very rewarding ride today, with a good feeling in the legs. I enjoyed the long ride and also the mild temperatures and the sun. The wind was another matter but I survived so I was glad with that as well
Ride Stats : 52K and 520 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h06mins
Christmas 2015 brought us mild temperatures but a dreary rain that would linger on through the entire day. Any plans I had to cycle outside quickly evaporated and I settled on a 7.5K forest hike in the AM instead.
In the late afternoon I got on the Tacx for half an hour of relaxing cycling . Legs felt a bit tired from the walk but after a couple of minutes they started to feel less contracted and I was able to maintain a good pace.
Busy day at work but I was lloking forward to a good recovery ride on the Tacx Satori. My legs were a little painful after yesterdays' core session which included squats and lunges but once I got on the bike and started pedalling the pain went and the blood started flowing . I was able to maintain a good pace with a low average heartrate of 96bpm.
Another relatively warm day so I took a long mid-day break to walk over to Leuvens Botanic gardens. After work I settled for a 41-minute ride on the Tacx Satori. Long enough to get the recovery juices flowing in my legs. Good pace, and a relatively low heartrate of 95bpm on average .