The heat wave finally broke! Yay! Woke up to a glorious 72 degrees out and breezy. No real plans on tap for the day, which was nice. Our ride today was for fun and not for a specific reason like the group ride or my 100-mile ride (and what really was the reason for that???). I woke up too early this morning, shooting caffeine as a reason for no sleep out the window being caffeine free for 6 days. I was happy to get out and poke around in the garden. Look what I found out there:
He was on the ground and I think just chilled because he did fly away after a bit on my hand.
We decided on a different method of riding today. We wanted to go the the lake, but decided to eat breakfast on the way. So – after 8 miles, we ended up at Panera Bread.
I had a blueberry bagel and decaf.
I like Panera Bread bagels, but their coffee is pretty lame in general and weak. And the decaf is worse. Oh well, at least there are free refills.
We then continued on the path to Lake George. Haven’t done these hills in a few weeks!
King Queen of the world!
There were gobs of people on the path today, including a group of people on land skis with poles. It was obviously some sort of class, but they were taking up the whole path! 😡
We finally reached the lake at mile 17 and grabbed a couple Adirondack chairs to sit and enjoy the beautiful day. It was even windier at the lake. Isn’t it funny how it is windier near water?
I know you all missed seeing the lake!
Want to rent a boat?
Or you could take a group tour:
I actually like taking the tour boats, although not on a windy day like today.
View from my pear:
I also had a Balance bar.
These are new and awesome! I don’t eat many bars now, but I do like them.
We relaxed and talked a little bit about where we wanted to ride to. Lake George and back is about 32 miles, but we both agreed that seemed a little short. So we decided to go south again and then loop around to home.
We went for another 17 miles before taking a break. Fresh bike legs and a tail wind can do wonders for you! At mile 34 I wanted some refreshment.
This was a different road than we normally go on, but it was nicely paved with a decent shoulder.
Even though it wasn’t as hot, I was really sweaty! It actually feels so much better to be sweating when you doing something rather than sweating just sitting around because it is too hot.
Strike a pose:
John’s goal in life now is to be goofy in all pictures I take of him.
6 more quick miles and were were home. 40 miles in the books and it was not even 1:30 when we got back!
Total miles: 40.2
Ride time: 3 hours 2 minutes
Average speed: 13.2 mph
Top speed: 27.7 (Wheeeee!!)
Calories burned: 1450
I’ve been snacking the rest of today to get in those calories. And watching the end of the Tour de France. Congrats to Cadel, it was a hard earned victory and he really did deserve it. Andy Shleck’s time will come, he is still pretty young.
Tomorrow is return to caffeine day – yippee!!