The sun was out on Saturday and no breeze at all. The calm before the storm. I really wanted to get in a ride today to take advantage since that won’t be happening on Sunday!
Bike computer ready to go:
(I also am showcasing the sorry state of our driveway, which is slated for resurfacing next year. 😳 )
Biker set up and ready to go:
The sun was out, but it was a hazy sun.
We clipped along for the first part of the ride. No wind and not too many hills for the first 10 miles or so. We followed the river. This is part of the dredging for PCBs going on in the Hudson.
Attractive, eh? It needs to be done, though. It went on too long with GE fighting having to clean up their mess.
At mile 13, we stopped for a bit of dried pineapple in the midst of a field of grain!
This ride is so beautiful.
John loves the dried pineapple, too:
We arrived in Saratoga for lunch at mile 22. We decided on Chipotle.
My salad with pork, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. This is really good! I actually get this most times now.
We poked around a Barnes and Nobles for a while after eating. Then biked another couple miles to get downtown. Mile 24.
It’s the Travers this week. Lots and lots of people.
Pretty dahlias on sale:
However, our mission was froyo:
I had a bowl with a mix of chocolate and vanilla nonfat yogurt topped with tapioca pearls (these are weird and I like them), toasted coconut, mini M&Ms, and some mini dark/white chocolate chips.
Oh, and a few nuts.
The skies started to cloud up, but still no wind. So weird. There is always at least some breeze. The air just feels heavy.
It was time to head home. We took a break at mile 35:
Yay- coconut water!
Then it was just 10 more miles to home. I was booking home. We lose a lot of average speed from stoplights and hills, and the last 10 miles is a nice fairly flat ride.
Total miles: 46.2
Average speed: 13.6 mph
Top speed: 26.1 mph
Calories burned: 1452!
I loved my ride today!
We got the outside of the house ready for the storm. At least it won’t be a hurricane when it moves over us (or it shouldn’t be), but still tropical force winds. Our porch has never been so clean! I removed all bird feeders, flags, solar lights and garden paraphernalia. I hope my neighbors do the same 🙄
Clouds are rolling in.
Stay safe everyone! I’ll see you all on the flip side of Irene.