Bikes, boats and cars

Saturday ride day.  It was a hot day.  The hot and sticky weather has made a return for the last bit of August.  We chose to go on an earlier ride and stop for lunch.  We decided to head up to Lake George.  This is what the first part of our ride looked like as we went road riding.  Very sunny.

Nice wide shoulder and in good condition. We stopped at Decision Point around 10.5 miles for a little snack.

Just before the next few miles of climbing to the lake.  I have to say I do not like this flavor of Larabar.  It tasted bitter to me for some reason.  I ate about 3/4 of it.

Onward to Lake George!  We got there and found out there was a boat and car show going on.  15 miles in.

We decided to stop for lunch at Adirondack Sandwich Works.

They have a lot of yummy choices there, and not just sandwiches.  John got a greek yogurt parfait that was really tasty.

(yes, the sticky bun coffeeshop was uber tempting… ). I had a grilled cheese plus some watermelon.

We are still doing no land meat week.  (ends Sunday).  This came with homemade kettle chips, which are good, but I didn’t feel like eating many of them.  After lunch, we walked around the boat and car showcase.

This is a green boat.  Electric and environmentally friendly!

Could you imagine sitting in these chairs on the lake sipping an icy cold beverage?  I could!

There were some cool old cars, too.

I liked this car.  Someone really did a lot to restore it.

Not even a speck of dirt on this grill.

Even the side wheel was super shiny.  I took a picture of its sparkliness and ended up with an accidental self portrait!

It was a beautiful day at the lake, even though it was getting really hot.

We decided to do a shorter ride because of the heat and just headed home.  We stayed on the paths mostly for the shade and didn’t stop at all for the 16 mile ride home.  I also decided to attack all the hills since it was a shorter ride.

I owned them all!  ROAR! I feel in really good bike shape right now.

We arrived home at 31 miles.

Ride stats:

Total miles:  31.6

Average speed: 12.8 mph

Top speed:  28.2 mph

Calories burned:  956

I am doing really well towards the goal of 400 miles this month.  We rode another 22 mile Sunday morning and I have only 47 miles left to ride before Friday night.  Barring any horrible weather or other issue, I should make it easily.

And just in case you were wondering – we did have a treat in the evening.

Maple soft serve.  Yum!

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15 thoughts on “Bikes, boats and cars

  1. Biz

    I love that you own those hills!! Yep, the heat has returned in our neck of the woods too – just when I was getting used to the cool temps!

    Of course, I’ll be wishing for weekends like this when we have a foot of snow! 😀
    Biz´s last blog post ..Happy Saturday!

  2. debby

    Mmmmm. I’ll take half your sandwich, and half of John’s parfait! That sounds like the perfect lunch to me!

    That’s a pretty cool picture of you in the reflection of the hubcap!

    Great day –thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Fran

    Lovely day. I love watching boats. We talked about buying one ourselves (our village is at a lake with a harbour) but it’s expensive and you have to go out every time it’s nice weather, otherwise it’s a waiste of money if you don’t use it.

    Have to find friends with a boat so I can go with them 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday August 24, 2012: The Mishmash Edition

  4. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I can’t get into the larabars at all. I keep thinking the next flavor I try will be The One, but none of them have done anything for me.

    Grilled cheese, on the other hand, is one of those foods I have very rarely (and I don’t know why) but have never had one I didn’t like.

    Good job owning those hills!
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..If Wishes Were Chocolate

  5. Helen

    You guys always seem to have so much fun on your rides. Makes me want to bike even though I don’t own a bike and have nowhere easy to ride LOL!
    Helen´s last blog post ..White Noise

    1. Lori Post author

      I do love our rides. There is always so much going on around here that you never know what you will stumble upon when out and about.

  6. Sharon

    Wow, I think my preferred view of Lake George is the one with NO boats, NO cars and NO people! Our word was peaceful and your view this day didn’t exactly look peaceful!!
    Sharon´s last blog post ..Our New Normal

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes, crowded. Good for businesses, but I have to say we prefer late fall and early spring when it is just locals.

  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I am not a big fan of the banana bread Larabars either. My favorite is the gingersnap. I am dying to try maple soft serve. I keep hoping Culvers will offer that as a flavor of the day sometime so I can try a scoop!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Single Lady

    1. Lori Post author

      Maple soft serve is amazing! This is from the place down the street from us. Not many other shops offer that flavor, but they should! It actually makes a really good malt. Not that I would know first hand or anything….

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