Had a good rest yesterday and today I wanted to ride out again. There were nasty winds blowing so I decided to stay in the forest and indulge myself in some exploratory riding, concentrating on climbs and descents. The temperature was a mild 20 degrees C and the sun through the leaves left me with a good feeling without overheating. I twisted and turned, following small tracks , sometimes 2 times in a different direction, just for the fun of it. Forget consistent loops, I was just adding the trails I wanted to ride. It struck me that a lot of the small tracks were washed out and there were quite some fallen trees as well.
When I paused briefly for a snack near the forest edge in Nethen, I spotted some roedeer deep down below. You can see them on one of the pictures I posted. When I arrived at the top of the Haye du Wez in Nethen I spotted a big Dodge Ram jeep. I kinda liked the reflections of myself in the big ram badge so I added this pic to the series.
The tracks were great. Some rain late on sunday left them moist at places, and I had to watch a couple of times not to slip on some wet leaves covering roots. My legs felt surprisingly good and strong and as always, the Moots was a joy to steer over the most technical bits, bot uphill and downhill. I didn't have any troubles with insects, I had expected at least some gnats but nothing. So much the better.
At the end I had a surprising amount of heightmeters with a hill factor of over 20. Not bad for a couple of hours training in my local forest.
Ride Stats : 31.5K and 580/660 heightmeters (Polar/Garmin) in 2h11mins