Payten Maness - Cyclist

Life is better by bike

Rest Day - Again

Usually on rest day, I get a bit agitated. But here in Belgium, rest day means going out and enjoying the beautiful roads around us. Today I rode a few of the "roads" that are part of the Tour of Flanders. Back home, they would be closer to "non-roads" or maybe even a mountain bike trail. Here, it just part of the experience. Today it was Taaienberg… Casually known as the “Boonenberg” the Taaienberg is a climb where Tom Boonen has been known to test the legs of his competition.


Well, with road like that just outside your door, rest day or not, it's a "must ride"!


As I explore the area, I am struck by how peaceful the country is, how nice everyone is to cyclist, and how fortunate I am to be here!

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I hope that you all get a chance to come here and ride, its a truly magical place for cyclist.

Well, it's time to sign off from rest day, as tomorrow we are tentatively scheduled to race in Dudzele for a Dames Elite 100k. Looking forward to another fun day of racing!