Today was the day. I got up around 5.30am and just before 7am I was in Mechelen, signing the inscription table and sticking my number on my bike. I was to do 125K - half of the distance because a team mate was doing the second leg in the afternoon - of the 250K starting in Mechelen and going to Vorselaar. I felt OK and the weather promised to be sunny and dry. We passed near my home around 9am and I saw my dad in the crowd, waving the group of 121 cyclists onwards. I was part of the 27kph average group, there were also 24kph and 30kph groups. The ride went without any hiccups, no flats and with an average heartrate of 91bpm I cannot say I had to strain myself. Very pleased with myself for today.
Ride Stats : 129K and 725 heightmeters (Garmin) in 04h43mins