Saturday is long ride day. I puttered around waiting to eat for a while. Saturday mornings are so nice and quiet! When I got around to breakfast, I filled up with some banana custard oats.
John decided he didn’t want a really long ride today as he was feeling tired, so I decided to take a solo ride before we went out together.
I wound around town and the paths. My legs felt so awesome! I took a complete rest day on Friday and it really did make a big difference. I went around the Feeder Canal.
Didn’t want to lean too far here!
Just to show all isn’t beauteous path that I ride – I do go in traffic. Main road.
Not much traffic on a Saturday morning, though. This has a nice wide shoulder. Not all of the roads do.
Then I was back on some of the path.
I really like this section.
It is one of my favorites.
The canal is really high right now, too.
I pulled back into home at mile 15.6. I was cruising along, too! I did an average of 13.5 miles per hour, which with all the stops and stuff I was pretty happy with. John decided he was ready to go, but then we thought we would wait until after lunch. I didn’t want to eat lunch out and then have a cupcake.
So we dined on leftover calzone John brought back from his poker game last night. Hello carbs!!!
John and I then headed out for our longer ride. No pictures of the first 22 miles because we didn’t stop at all! We really cranked out that ride. I swear I should always do a 15 mile warm up ride before a longer one. My legs felt awesome! We arrived in Saratoga at mile 22/37 ready for a carb hit.
Check out this amazing mansion:
Could you imagine living here??
We averaged 14.1 miles per hour on the way to Saratoga! I was psyched at that speed – even with the headwind on the way there.
Of course, you know what is coming!
I wanted to see how close I could get to the cupcake with my lens.
Pretty close. My finger bumped the frosting
We then walked around town a little bit. There was a new soap store in town.
Very nice inside. I wasn’t bowled over by anything, but I bought a bar to help out a fellow soaper!
Then it was time to head home. I was still feeling really good. Even the hills seemed easy. We crested the last of the big hills and took a break. This was mile 47 on the day.
Can you see the rolling hills?
That a bit of a tough section.
Then we rocked out the rest of the ride. The Saratoga portion, which is about 44 miles, we did 14.3 miles per hour average. Fastest trip yet! After eating some fruit and a little cereal, we did go out to the cafe for a snack at night. I had a plan that if I did a long ride, I could have this.
John and I shared (although I ate more of it). Chocolate so dark light cannot escape its surface.
Nice evening of relaxing and resting up the legs.
Honestly, I could have better food choices on these long ride days. Oh well. I really enjoyed it!
I couldn’t bear to walk to the cafe after 60 miles, so we actually biked there and back! Just for a couple extra miles.
Ride time: 4 hours 39 minutes (not including time off bike)
Average speed on the day 14.1 mph! Yeah!
Top speed: 27.7 mph
Calories burned: 2034.
Feeling great. We are going to do another 1 or 2 long rides and then do the 100 miler.
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the poppas out there!