Another gorgeous Saturday in the Adirondacks! After such a bad winter and crappy spring, this summer had more than made up for that with some wonderful weekend weather. John and I decided to head to the lake today. We had ice cream on our minds as it was going to be in the mid 80s, so we packed lunches and headed out.
It’s still so green along the path:
This picture is just to the left from this shot, which is 10 miles into the ride:
We arrived at mile 15 to our destination. Lake George was bumping on Saturday. There was some sort of craft show going on.
We browsed around a little bit and then sat down for lunch.
I packed up some pineapple, a coconut biscuit, and some peanut butter. I ended up not eating the cheese.
My lunch buddy:
We walked around in the bright sunshine.
Parasails were out today.
This would be a little scary for me. You are tethered to a boat, but still scary. We were going to have ice cream in Lake George, but we weren’t quite ready yet, so we decided to go ahead and ride back and stop at Cooper’s Cave at mile 25.
I was going to get ice cream, but then I decided I wanted toppings instead and got a mexican sundae, which is peanut butter sauce and chocolate fudge – a fabulous sweet/salty combo:
I had that over top of chocolate frozen yogurt. I was so hot and sweaty. I told John that the yogurt or ice cream just tastes so much better when we are active before getting it. I think because my body is ready for the carb hit, plus how cool it feels going down. I was loving this sundae!
I was so sweaty. I always have a hat in my bike bag because it is scary when I take my helmet off. Even my forearms get a sheen of sweat on them. Ewwww. I had to put sunscreen on 3 times in 3 hours.
While at ice cream, I texted my sister and decided to invade our parents’ house for dinner. Don’t you love how we invite ourselves over? With the offer of bringing takeout. Once that was settled, John and I continued our ride. We just decided to knock out another 13 miles and call it a day.
Total miles: 38.5
Ride time: 2 hours 52 minutes
Average speed: 13.3 mph
Top speed: 29.1
Calories burned: 1251
A nice ride. It was so hot, though, and humid.
After cleanup, John and I picked up Chinese for dinner. I was worried being grain free about what I could eat, but found an awesome dish. I got steamed shrimp with broccoli and carrots. They make this without any sauce, so I didn’t have to worry about cornstarch or anything. Or the sodium, although after this ride it wouldn’t really have hurt me to eat it.
I think they must have seasoned the water or something because these were not bland at all! I would get this again and again. I had another plate just like the one above. I started to put a little brown sauce on there, but then left it off. I wasn’t sure what was in it.
After dinner my dad got the fire going:
Time for roasting.
Who has the bigger mouth?
I think I win by a long shot. After I ate 3 marshmallows, I realized they were probably made with corn syrup, so I had a small slip up with no grains there. No biggie – it wasn’t intentional.
What a wonderful day. Good ride, good food and family!