40-miler by way of change in plans

Woke up to a nice morning for breakfast on the porch today!  I made some protein waffles and did a fun sandwich combo out of them.  I mashed a banana and put it in between the waffles and topped with the last of the chocolate homemade fluff.

Very, very good!

Then I got caught up on emails and blogs while waiting for John to get out of bed.  He was out playing poker again….

I needed a pre ride snack before hitting the road.

Gosh this bread is good.  The plan was to head south to Saratoga as we had cupcakes in mind.  Life had other plans, though 😀  About 6 miles in, John’s derailleur came off:

In doing so, it bent a link of his chain, so it made it difficult for him to pedal.  We decided to not keep going to Saratoga, but instead loop back around to Queensbury and Inside Edge bike shop.  I drooled over some new bikes while John had his chain fixed right then and there.  They only charged him $5.  That is good service.  We had done about 12 mile at that point, and decided not to turn around and go back to Saratoga, or it would have been way longer than we wanted to go today.  Instead, we bike a little bit more and popped into The Silo for lunch at mile 15:

This is a restaurant with a barn store attached to it:

They have a little bit of everything!  I saw a special on the menu board that said Maryland crab melt on a waffle brioche, so that immediately caught my eye.  I probably should have stuck with the breakfast all day thing.

Looked good when it came:

Unfortunately, it was made with fake krab!  I should have guessed by the price, I suppose.  It also had a ton of onions in it, so I had to pick out a bunch of onions and celery and peas (?).  I basically put the crab on the brioche and ate that.  I did eat most of the fries.  The watermelon slice was awesome though!  I have to say I was a little bummed at this meal, as we generally love the Silo.

After lunch, we decided to bike on to Lake George, as it was only 10 miles away.  It’s tourist season!  Lake George is a mix of natural beauty:

and the tacky:

Lots of candy and ice cream shops – here is some dip for candied apples!

We sat in the garden and had some coconut water and blueberries:

Also met the cutest little puppy.  Only 2 months old:

Then I chased this guy around for a while before I got a good shot:

Time to head home.  Since we didn’t get a cupcake, we decided to get yogurt instead.  I had rum cheesecake topped with coconut:

I asked John if he was enjoying his yogurt:

Do all almost 42 year old men act like this?  Maybe it is the result of living with me for so long….

Finally reached home:

41 miles.  Burned 1200 calories!  Woo Hoo!  I am kind of tired, I have to say.  It was a hot day for biking and hilly!  The shower felt amazing and perked me up quite a bit.

I wanted just a bowl of cereal for dinner, but we are out.  Need to go grocery shopping.  So, I made a bowl of cream of wheat topped with nut butter and some chips.  I let this cool way down before eating:

Love carbs after long rides.  I am thinking about doing a 60 mile charity ride in September, which would involve a fundraising drive.  I am not sure, but I might give it a go.  Guess this is turning out to be the summer of biking.  I have just rolled over 1000 miles on the bike since we got the bikes out in March!

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12 thoughts on “40-miler by way of change in plans

  1. Kimberley

    So cool that John was able to get his bike fixed right away and for a great price.

    That sucks when a meal out is disappointing…but I bet the yogurt made up for it.

    You guys sure love to bike ride! The charity ride sounds great. Maybe John will join you?

    John is hilarious!!!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..The Joy of Yoga =-.

  2. Andra

    We are going to Hilton Head Island for my birthday in September and we are definitely going to rent bikes for the day. I’m super excited to try it out. I haven’t been on bike since jr. high.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..No-Weigh Friday =-.

  3. debby

    I think I know you too well! As soon as you said you had to change course and go to Lake George, I thought, ‘well, I hope they at least get yogurt’ LOL.

    Awesome on the bike riding! Mine still isn’t fixed… I think I ‘ll call this the ‘summer of Noah.’ My yard is pitiful too.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..The Rest of the Trip =-.

  4. Jody - Fit at 52

    Sorry the day did not turn out as expected BUT still some nice times & man, most of the food looked great! Course I am drooling over that bread! 🙂

    That charity rides sounds nice…. should be a good time of year too.. pretty & not too warm or too cold…..

    I just love all your pics!!!!!!!!!!! Thx for sharing those!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Marketing Junk Foods to Kids =-.

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