Golden Helmet

Not a lot of riding this weekend, but a nice weekend.  It was a lazy Saturday morning.  Much less heat and it was so nice to eat breakfast on the front porch with my Kindle!

We were planning on a 40 ish mile ride for cupcakes on Saturday, so that meant leaving after lunch.  That gave me a time to do a little project.  Make It Shine!  Boring old helmet:

Gold spray paint:

Now I dare any driver to not notice me!!

I sang “I’ve Got a Golden Helmet” to the song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket”  all day.  :mrgreen:

Note how sunny it is in those pictures.  After lunch, we were getting ready to go and John noticed his tire was flat.  He put air in it and it stayed full, but it was going to be a long ride. So, he changed out the tube out.  This took about 15-20 minutes.  As he finished up, the skies all of the sudden clouded up and a big storm started to blow in!  If he hadn’t changed his tire, we would have been gone and stuck in the rain.  We checked the weather channel and big storms  were rolling in.  We also got hail.  Very glad not to be out in that.

Unfortunately, the rain last for a few hours, so we did chores and grocery shopping.  It cleared up and the roads dried up by around 4:30, at which time we decided at least to get a bike ride in to dinner since I was thwarted from the cupcakes.  We cooked along and didn’t even stop for 13 miles before hitting up East End Eatery to split a calzone.

This was soooooo good!  The we rode another 7 miles to make an even 20 on the day.

Another ride on Sunday for breakfast.  We went to Panera Bread today because I had a free bagel on my rewards card.

So that was a nice 16 mile ride.  Our legs felt great since we had only done 20 miles on Saturday.

After we got home, I was wondering where else we should bike, but John suggested we could actually do some walking or other projects instead.  Walking?? What is this exercise? Weekends are for biking!  Not sure why I feel the need to bike dozens of miles on the weekends.

Instead, we did more outside work. I spent a lot of time trimming hedges and mowing the lawn.  Okay, the lawn takes 10 minutes, but the hedge trimming was a lot of work cutting overgrown trees out of the middle (thanks neighbors who don’t do this… )  In fact, I got a blister on my finger from using the saw so much.  Booo…..

We took a break and did some window shopping at Lowe’s and then for froyo!

Watermelon froyo with chocolate sprinkles.

I went into a scary place today.  The shop on the back of our house has an attic, which is full of stuff from the last 100 years.  Nothing valuable, but lots of wood pieces, old windows, targets and stuff.  The shop used to be the home of the Fort Edward Gun Club in the 1950s, so we have found some interesting things related to that.  Anyway, I did dig out a couple things for the garden.

Aren’t these cool?  I am going to drill a couple holes in the bottom and get some trailing plants to put in them.  Can you imagine how that will look?  I love free!!!  Now I just need to figure out where to put them…

 

I am wiped out from the weekend LOL!

 

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17 thoughts on “Golden Helmet

  1. Tish

    Nice job avoiding that storm–Pollyanna would note that you should be glad John had a flat tire! Also sweet that you did some makeup riding later and the next day. Funny about your reaction to walking! I feel that way sometimes, too. I commented on your last post, (loved your flower pix) but that, and I think other comments, have disappeared.
    Tish´s last blog post ..Photo Story

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  2. debby

    Yes, that gardening is pretty heavy work sometimes. I finally did some yesterday, and I was wiped out from it! Much different than I feel after a weights workout!

    Love your free metal sculptures!
    debby´s last blog post ..A Golden Moment

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    1. Lori Post author

      At least I was standing and doing the shrubs. When I do a lot of weeding, my hamstrings hurt for days – no matter how many stiff-legged deadlifts I have done.

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  3. Grace @ Grace Dishes

    I love your golden helmet! It is so pretty! Love how you spray painted it so it’s safer and trendy 🙂

    I can’t remember the last time I had a bagel. One of my favorite things to eat in the morning pre-journey. My cousin brought us some smoked salmon and I’m going to show my brother what a great bagel sandwich it can create.

    Have a wonderful week 🙂
    Grace @ Grace Dishes´s last blog post ..Staying focused

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  4. Shelley B

    I love that you fancied up your helmet! Sweet idea. And the garden sculptures are going to make great topiary-like creations…very cool that they were hiding in your attic, just waiting to be found.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

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  5. Fran

    Cool helmet Lori. In this case it was good luck that John had to change his tire.

    Do you like your kindle? I carried heavy books in my suitcase and saw someone at the pool reading from a kindle too. I am thinking about buying one someday because it’s perfect for vacation. Is reading easy on a kindle? No tired eyes?
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday June 25, 2012: The Mishmash Edition

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    1. Lori Post author

      I love the Kindle! I can check books out of my library on the Kindle, too. It’s only for a week, but I can read a book in a week when I have the time. There are tons of free books out there as well. I also found out I can read my Google reader on the Kindle, although it is in black and white.

      It’s easy on the eyes because of the anti-glare screen, but you can also change the font size to whatever you need.

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  6. Helen

    We seemed to miss the crazy quick storms over the weekend, but not today. Oh well, the flowers need water anyway!

    Love what you did to you helmet – very clever and crafty of you.

    I think you and I have the same thought process around the weekends. If I just do a couple short runs, I feel like I haven’t done the running I should have or wanted to. I blame it on years of training for races where I really had to get the distance in.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Consistency

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  7. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Nice storage finds! I’m always so excited when I ‘shop at home’ and have good results.

    Not sure I can forgive you for the watermelon with chocolate sprinkles, Lori. I love watermelon and I love chocolate. The combo, though? (I have to go lie down now. I’m feeling queasy. 🙂 )
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..One Workout Away

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    1. Lori Post author

      It’s a good combo! I used to get Watermelon sherbet with chocolate sprinkles at Friendly’s. This was ah homage to that. 😀

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