Early out of bed this morning - 5.10AM - to make it on time for the check-in on the Grote Markt in Mechelen for the second day of the 'Kom Op Tegen Kanker' Event. I was in the 24K average group - the slowest - so we had to start at 7AM. The weather forecast was superb. Dry and sunny with temperatures going up to 24 degrees C in the afternoon. So I was dressed light with the first time in short cycling shorts since quite some time and my Assos windbreaker for the early morning freshness.
The ride went smooth, with the big peleton of 150-200 riders which was accompanied by motorcycle and police to block every passage so that the rider had absolute priority. In a little more than 2 hours we reached the halfway point in Zelem where we enjoyed a brief rest, some food and liquid support. In the meantime I had met some cyclists from Leuven and Hamme Mille and chatted with them. A great way to meet new people.
The second leg also went great, with a fall in the front of the peleton which had us wait a couple of minutes to check if everyone was Ok and fit to continue. They were, so we rode on and reached Tienen a little after 12AM. From Tienen I rode back home along the Tiensesteenweg and the Expressweg and arrived tired but very satisfied with my ride after 5h49 mins and 150km. My average heartrate during the entire ride was a mere 83bpm so in all the effort was an easy one.
Ride Stats : 150K and 800 heightmeters (Garmin) in 05h49mins
06-05-2016, 14:26 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf