24 March 2008
Cycling in Belgium?
Hi gang. I've been in Belgium for a part of the Easter weekend. The first half of the weekend consisted of a horrible time at getting my studies done for my Level 2 British Triathlon course and the final exam. A few hours burned and we were on the road Saturday afternoon heading for Folkestone. It was horrible driving on the continental side. I was so glad to be at my relative's house in Overijse. Anyway, Suze and I decided to take an extra day off and come back on Tuesday. This gave me a few days to get out and ride. It was really necessary too. I've only had a few days of it, but I already feel the cobwebs blowing off. My routes have been out to Leuven... one of the capitals of beer! Anywho, I've done one of my favourite routes that takes me through Leuven and then onto the Dijle Canal. Which is a somewhat bumpy, but enjoyable of rides. Fortunately, I got a bit lost on the way back and almost ended up in Tienen! This gave me a nice 3 hours solid. Today I rode around Terlanen and over to St Joris Weert (SJW). I got in about 1 1/2 hours today and experienced the biggest variety of weather that I've ever seen! Wind, rain, snow, sleet, sun, and snow again! What an experience. Tomorrow we're going for a meal at SJW after about another 3 hour ride, then we're off back to Old Blighty!
On another note, I've been thinking about new bikes again. I'm really stuck between a nice (really nice) roadbike or that absolutely beautiful Specialized that was released this year. It's just my cup of tea. If I had a choice between this and the Cervelo P2C..... I'm not too sure. Any comments out there? I'm chomping at the bit at the moment. .... grrrr.