For the third year in a row, I cycled around the city of Oudenaarde, location of the Center for the Tour of Flanders.
As Paula is participating in the Belgian Open (Mahjong Tournament), these trips are “solo” and since my first attempt on the road bike,
I now ride them on my 29er.
I’ve learned the hard way that during the type of weather that is common this early in the year, the cobblestones – and especially during uphill sections – require a skill I have yet to master.
While not impossible, it’s a lot harder to crash on these when on bike with fat profile tires and suspension.
The additional weight, some 10 kilograms, obviously matter during uphills, but I’ll take that over painfully crashing any day…