Taking out the Merlin today for a track I have had a while. It's a mixed ride through and around Meerdael Forest. Walloon based probably because it is called Bois de Merdael. It rides over mostly big forest roads, then plunges into Sint Joris Weert and rides along the river Dyle through the Doode Bemde to reach Egenhoven. It then doubles back towards the Zoete Waters to disappear into Meerdael Forest again. The weather was fresh but dry and the trails were hard and dusty. Which was a bonus in the Doode Bemde but because of the dry track I was also glad I was riding a full suspension bike. My legs felt good and I was strong in the climbs, which is a good sign.
Ride Stats : 41K and 445 heightmeters (Garmin) in 02h07mins