Brevet Merselo 2013, 400km

I made good use of the only dry day to test-drive Jan van Osch's Brevet. Whoever told me that it was nearly impossible to get a VM across some serious hills (not that the designated track was "serious" with its few peaks at 9% incline) between Rheinbach and Visé was wrong; it felt even easier than getting my Catbike Musashi there. The bad weather (including the rather unfriendly wind biting my nose) ended somewhere near Aachen and the rest of the day made me undress quite a bit (taking the Versatile roof with me was a good decision as I forgot sunscreen and similar aids). Racing down the Val Dieu (a place I only knew by riding it up) was especially nice