Riding and cleaning up the garden

Not the best weekend for riding, but we did manage to get in a bit.  Things are almost starting to feel like spring around here.  The trees are starting to get some buds.  The gravel path is still too wet to ride on, seeing as it was pouring rain on Friday.  There was also rain in the afternoon forecast and it was in the upper 40s, so we decided to keep closer to home than planned.

Street riding until we got to the path after 7 miles.

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This is right by our froyo shop that we like to visit.

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Too cold for yogurt yet, though.  At least for us.  These people were out for ice cream!

We headed down the path.

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Our plan was to get in around 20 miles for the day, so we headed out to what we call Decision Point to turn around.  This is about 5 miles from Lake George and the beginning of the hilly section. Mile 10.5.

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It climbs for around 3 miles and then there is a 2 mile zoom downhill into Lake George Village.  From here, it makes no sense to do anything but go all the way to the Lake or turn around.  We decided to turn around here.

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John says “Coffee Time??”   I say “YES!!”

We biked back to Glens Falls to Coffee Planet.  We spend a lot of money time at this place.  Bikes securely locked together and to the pole.

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I also dropped and cracked my helmet on the bricks.  Now I need a new one.  👿

Downtown Glens Falls.  Very quaint.  This was around mile 15 or so.

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I had a black and white cookie with my coffee.  I love the black and white cookie!

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John had coffee cake.  Our treats were touching on this plate, but that’s okay in the dessert world.

It was clouding up on our way home and I have to say it was pretty windy.  I was sweating from the work into the wind- even though it was only in the 40s.

Another ride in the books!

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Ride stats:

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Total miles:  22.1

Average speed:  12.5 mph

Top speed:  22.4 mph

Calories burned:  650

No ride on Sunday as it was cold and windy.  However, we did get a lot of outside work done.  We tackled the bushes on the side of the house, which was a total bear thank to some neglectarino neighbors.

I got the garden bed cleaned up.

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The only thing I haven’t done is trim the butterfly bush down because I like how it looks for now, but when it starts to bud at the bottom, I will cut it down.

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Lots of bulbs coming up. Yay!  My shadow looks like it’s chugging a beer, too 😀

Warmer weather coming this week – woo hoo!

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Riding and cleaning up the garden

  1. Shelley B

    Wow, your helmet cracked on the bricks? That seems like it probably was ready to be replaced – I know my kids beat up their helmets and they never cracked (well, until one went over the handlebars and cracked his helmet, broke his collarbone, but thankfully his head was intact). Glad you were able to get a ride in, and hopefully spring will start being springier.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

    1. Lori

      It dropped right on the top and cracked the thin outer shell. It’s probably okay, but I should get a new one just to be safe.

  2. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Boo – I will miss your gold helmet. Maybe you can find a new one in an equally awesome color. Your bike adventures are such a treat – I love them. My fingers are crossed that it will warm up soon! The snow/rain/wind makes it a no-go for any kind of outdoor activities around here right now.
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Springtime in WI

  3. Fran

    If you want a new helmet, just say so. You don’t have to throw it on the ground LOL.

    What a lovely ride, Glen Falls looks like a pretty village to walk around for a bit.

    Something decadent: my gardener is coming Friday in a week to clean up my garden. I don’t like gardening as much as you do and last year it took me 2 full days to clean everything up in our garden. I’m not doing that anymore and am hiring someone to do it for me. Oh well, I don’t have a cleaning lady and do the gardening the rest of the year myself.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Sunday April 14, 2013: I’m still here

  4. Biz

    It was so weird walking outside yesterday and seeing everyone in shorts and t-shirts, and it was only 65! I think another week of cooler temps/storms and we may finally see spring. The daffodils outside my office are starting to bloom though!

    Great ride!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Tony’s Vlog Debut!

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