Happy Weekend! It’s over now, but what a nice weekend it was
It was nice enough for a ride today, too! When we can sneak in an outdoor ride at this time of year, it always feels like such a treat. Temp was close to 50, so we bundled up and headed out.
Technical turtleneck, small jacket, fleece jacket on top.
Dork alert! I borrowed a pair of John’s tube socks to pull up to keep my calves warm because my bike knickers are 3/4 length.
What this doesn’t show is how the heels of the socks come up over the top of my shoes. Why yes, I am a fashion plate.
It was sunny out and a tail wind to start. We decided to take the path today. Of course, a lot of the path was covered with leaves, which can be a bit of a hazard because you can’t see what is under the leaves. We had to stop after John got a branch caught in his wheel.
Obviously this is not the really leafy section.
This is along the canal. This part of the path is all cinder and kind of slows down the ride.
We stopped at mile 8 to drop a layer of jacket.
Most leaves have now fallen except for a few stubborn trees. We had decided on a trip to downtown Glens Falls to go to the Chocolate Mill. We arrived downtown at mile 11. Some of those stubborn trees in the middle of a traffic circle:
On to the Mill!
Check out the pastry case:
I chose a french macaroon:
It was not very big, but quite tasty when paired with a latte!
This was perfect for a chilly fall day.
We then headed on home. I was feeling great! It was not a hilly ride, thank goodness, because my hill legs are not quite there now. It just felt so, so good to be riding. We looped around so that we could get an even 20 miles today!
I had a big smile on my face most of the ride:
Distance: 20 miles
Average speed: 12.8 mph
Ride time: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Calories burned: 606
A fabulous ride! Looks like we might even be able to bike to breakfast on Wednesday if the overnight temps stay above freezing. Yay!
I hope all of you had as wonderful a weekend as we did!