A lot of thunder and lightning and a bit of rain ended a warm spell last night. This morning saw a misty and dreary start of the day but with a temperature of 20 degrees C it was excellent for a ride. Taking the Psychlo-X around my middle distance lap starting over Vaalbeek and the Zoete Waters and then riding through Sint Joris Weert and Nethen towards Hamme Mille. Straight on to Tourinnes and Beauvechain where I take a left towards Opvelp. Another left turn takes me into Bierbeek and I complete the lap through Haasrode and Blanden. 2 laps yield me 60K and that was enough for today. legs felt fine and a little bit of drizzle in the first lap kept me cool.
Ride Stats : 61K and 440 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h25mins
Superb weather today so I set out early at 9AM for a 3-hour ride on the Moots Psychlo-X. Riding out on the N25 in the direction of Hamme Mille and then further along the N91 in the direction of Eghezee. When I passed Ramillies I took a left towards the tumulus of Hottomont. But I took the wrong exit and had to make a right-right-right in order to reach the monument. A little rest for a couple of minutes, taking some pictures and then I rode back to the N91 and took this into Petit-Rosiere. Here I took a right on the ravel that connects Perwez to the Ravel 2. Reaching that cycle path I took a left towards Jodoigne. From Jodoigne I took the N240 back to the N91. Following that to Hamme Mille and then along the N25 into Blanden I completed my lap. The temperature was more reasonable than it had been the last couple of days ad there was a cooling wind blowing from the west-southwest. My legs felt great and I could keep my heartrate well within control.
Ride Stats : 64.5K and 490 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h33mins
Superb weather today so I set out early at 9AM for a 3-hour ride on the Moots Psychlo-X. Riding around Leuven to reach the Leuvense vaart and basically following that all the way to the outskirts of mechelen. I had to do 2 detours because there were parts of the towpath blocked due to workings being done to it. When I rode back to Leuven I also had to do a small detour in Plankendaal. Following the Vaart to the end and then up towards the Leuvense Ring which I followed to the Naamsepoort. Taking a ride through the Dreef and then parallel to the E40 along the new(-ish- bikepath to reach the Naamse steenweg leading into Blanden. Good solid ride but I was glad to be home and out of the sun which was burning freely. Legs felt Ok.
Ride Stats : 73K and 315 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h52mins