Hooray for cupcakes! That was the plan for Saturday. I spent the morning puttering in the garden, which is always nice. Very little traffic on the road, so it was nice and quiet!
I enjoyed some nice custard oats for breakfast with coconut butter and marmalade!
After lunch, it was time to head on down for a ride. We took our new favorite way to go by the river. This is also farm country.
And some sheep:
So cute. The sheep were wearing blankets, although I am not sure why because the temps were starting to soar. It was a hot and humid day. I was totally soaked by the time we reached Saratoga at mile 23:
I was sticky with sunscreen, too, so I brought along these:
I am glad because it felt really good to clean off!
It was time for Cupcake Lab. I wanted 2 things today. The first was a pistachio french macaron:
Must recreate these at home. And for the cuppicake? Raspberry:
Also had a big ice coffee, which was a little disappointing because it was on the weak side, which is unusual for here. Don’t you love this flower that was at our table?
It’s called Celosia, or cockscomb. The only flower that looks like a brain.
We were ready to get our sweat back on after walking around a bit so we saddled up and hit the road.
More animals! Alpacas:
We took a break around mile 36 for a rest and snack:
If you look in the distance in this picture, you can see the Green Mountains of Vermont. It’s a little hazy from heat and humidity, though.
More farms. Did not stop near the dairy farms because they were Stanky! Then there was this one:
We took a long way around to get a few more miles, but we were starting to get tired. It is almost hard to imagine I did about twice this distance in July in one day.
Total distance: 52.4 miles
Ride time: 3 hours 54 minutes
Average speed: 13.4 mph
Top speed: 25.1 mph
Calories burned: 1612
All in all a good ride!