Riding out in the sunshine of the early morning I decided to ride to Hoegaarden and Zetrud-Lumay before reaching Jodoigne. Over Opvelp and Beauvechain and then taking a left towards Meldert. From Joidoigne I folowed the big road towards the crossroads near the Beauvechain airstrip. The wind was blowing from the south bringing with it warm and dry air. I was trying out my new Oakley Radar EV photochromatic cycling glasses and they proved well up to task of giving me a crisp and clear view, coupled to adapting the shade of the glasses to the amount of light. AFter 2 Specialized glasses I was now back with Oakley. I still have my first Oakleys, making for quite a collection. When I reached Hamme Mille I took a left for a loop over Nethen and Sint Joris Weert and then back along the Zoete Waters and Vaalbeek to Blanden. The legs felt fine and I could maintain a good pace. I was home before the temperature was reaching midday values and I felt good throughout the ride.
Ride Stats : 59K and 430 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h17mins
Dry and relatively warm weather this morning so I rode out for a 2 hours ride. I had no plan on where to go so I started over Bierbeek and then rode to Lovenjoel and followed the big road to Tienen until I took a left towards Kerkom. Riding on to Binkom, Meensel and then Kiezegem where I halted to admire the statue they erected for Eddy Merckx. Moving on to the Diestsesteenweg and into the wind riding back towards Leuven. Taking a loop over Sint Pieters Rode and then reaching the Steenweg again which I followed through Linden and Kessel Lo. Into Heverlee and the Pakenstraat and then up along the Zandstraat and the Skating venue to reach the English War cemetery. Into Blanden for a last stretch before reaching hoe again. I had a good ride, the legs felt good and the wind could not keep me from achieving a very good average speed with a low average heartrate.
Ride Stats : 58K and 455 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h20mins
Fine weather this morning and I rode out for a 2 hours ride. Starting over Bierbeek and Meldert to reach Hoegaarden. Here I took a right turn towards Zetrud-Lumay and a bit later another turn to reach Saint-Jean-Geest. Some cobbles here and a little bit of wind but nothing to bother me. Riding on through Melin and then back to Meldert over La Bruyere. A last stretch through Meerdael forest brough tme back into Blanden.
Ride Stats : 56K and 465 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h16mins
Some great cycling weather today. No sun, not too warm, no wind to speak of , dry and with intermittent cloud cover. A couple of raindrops could not spoil the fun. Great cycling weather as fas as I am concerned. I rode off with the Moots Psychlo-X , first over Heverlee and Egenhoven towards Bertem where I followed the big road to Tervuren. In Tervuren I rode to Duisburg, Eizer and then into Huldenberg. Some hills here and after reaching Ottenburg I decided to call it a day and set forth t Sint Agatha Rode and Sint Joris Weert. A little loop over Nethen and Hamme Mille and with a very good feeling I arrived home with a nice distance under my cycling belt. The legs felt fine.
Ride Stats : 59K and 565 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h29mins