Bring on the froyo!

Happy Saturday!  Another great day today!  Long bike ride on tap for the day.  Fueled up with some protein waffles topped with a mix of ricotta cheese, pumpkin, spice, and 1 tsp of honey (warmed in microwave).  Sprinkled with craisins.

Along side some cafe au lait and this was a yummy breakfast!

Set out for Lake George once it warmed up a bit.  Do you ever get those times where you are just supremely happy?   I was having one of those moments while biking.  The sun was warm, I was feeling great, enjoying the scenery and  just thinking about how happy I was 😀

The ducks are back.  These 2 better get busy and make some ducklings!

Snack time at 9 miles in because my thighs were burning:

About 10 miles in or  so, when we got into the Adirondacks, we hit some icy snowpack on the path 😯

We sort of rode over the patches while straddling the bikes and using our feet (if that makes any sense).  Did fine, except on one spot I took a spill when my bike slipped out from under me.  I banged my elbow, but at least I didn’t rip my pants.  Why I worried more about that is beyond me.  I should have had John take a picture…

Arrival at the Lake!

(John shaved off his beard for the first day of spring.)

Still a little bit of ice on the lake.

A lot of businesses are still closed for the season, but the Bank Cafe is open.  This place is fun.  It’s tiny, but cozy.

We sat by the safe:

I shared a bowl of lobster bisque with John.  It came with the most giant spoon ever!

The bisque was sooo good.

We each ended up getting grilled cheese, too.

Good old American Cheese LOL.   Old school and tasty.

We wandered around town for a while.  Lots of people out and cleaning up stuff.  You can feel the earth stretching and waking up from a winter nap.  Check out this pier – would you want to walk on it?

Then we biked home, being careful on the snowy patches, so no mishaps.  The first part leaving Lake George is the killer.  It’s a 2-mile hill up. Phew!  Quads burning…. burning!  You know what is open now – had to stop and get our frozen yogurt!

This was rum cheesecake flavor with coconut.  ~ 150 calories (plus some coconut).  Gotta love it.

Bike ride done!


  • 31 miles
  • 3 hours
  • Average speed:  11.2 mph
  • Top speed: 26.2 mph (hills!)

Bike legs come back fast after a winter off.  I am excited to plan a 100 mile ride this summer.

Today is National Meat-Out day, so we made an effort to eat all veg today.  Dinner tonight was Indian inspired.  Potato sauteed with coconut oil, turmeric, garam masala, a red chili and topped with an egg.  Slapped a cover on to steam the egg, and then I had to add a little cheese.

Unpictured clementines were eaten as well.

Too bad this weather is gone tomorrow.  It has just been so enjoyable!  I am all set for an evening in with some chocolate and tea.

Question:  Did you Meat Out today?

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20 thoughts on “Bring on the froyo!

  1. Kimberley

    What an adventure filled day. Love John’s spring look. Hope your elbow is fine tomorrow. Boo to wiping out.

    Love the pics of the food. Lobster bisque is so good. I will pass on walking on that pier. Looks a little dangerous.

    I was unaware of Meat-Out day and am getting ready to prepare steaks for dinner.
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..My Week Challenge Update #1 and Week #12 Goals =-.

  2. debby

    Lori, I didn’t know about meat out day. I had a bunch of fish for lunch, so I am having a bowl of custard oats for dinner while I read your blog! SOOOO good! Thanks for such good instructions. When I tried it a long time ago, I just added the raw egg white to the oatmeal and I didn’t like the texture much. Your blog really has a positive influence on me. I had a starbuck’s coffee for my snack this afternoon! And I swear I will get my bike repaired in the next few weeks. There is a 100 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe that I think would be great to participate in…
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Silly Stuff =-.

  3. Ron

    Glad you didn’t get hurt any worse than your banged up elbow. Great bike ride, I have thought about some bigger bike rides, but for some reason, I am one that thinks I have to go fast as I can when I ride and 21 miles at 16 to 17 mph wears me out. I need to learn that its all exercise and you don’t have to kill yourself.
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..What a beautiful day today =-.

  4. Tina

    Wow – what an awesome day (despite the tumble)… Beautiful scenery! Yumo looking food….

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. kalli@fitandfortysomething

    oh i love the ricotta mixture on top of your waffles! looks great and yummy. so jeoulous that you went on such a great ride. can’t wait until i get my bike 🙂
    i had meat last night-does that mean i meated out?
    .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..TGIT =-.

  6. Jody - Fit ta 52

    What a wonderful day! The pics were awesome.. thank you! You really did a long ride! WOW!

    OK, that waffle & all looks so yummy!!!! I don’t have a waffle maker & good thing too cause I think I would go overboard on those! Too yummy! That yogurt looked pretty tempting too!

    So glad you had a good one & I really like John without his beard!
    .-= Jody – Fit ta 52´s last blog ..Health Care: How is it not a moral issue? =-.

  7. Ishmael

    Oh man — I wish I’d gotten my bike out too! I almost did, but it’s supposed to rain for the next few days and being in a small apt, I didn’t want to bring it out of the basement unless I was going to use it for the the whole summer. Now I wish I’d gotten it out. Your ride looks great. Am hoping to get back in the bike saddle soon.
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Consider Me Winston Churchill =-.

  8. Susan

    Dinner looks awesome! I’ve never seen indian food with a fried egg on top, but eggs make anything taste amazing 😉

    That is such an impressive bike ride! Your pants comment made me laugh. I was at the gym a while back and a woman fell off the treadmill. I rushed over to see if she was hurt, and she was most concerned by the fact that her pants were yanked down when she fell! Ohhh the silly things we worry about…
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Trainer Training =-.

  9. John

    Nice ride. I may have meated out if I had known about it. As it was I probably onlt had 1 slice of bacon in the omelet I had this morning.
    .-= John´s last blog ..Long Day =-.

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