Memorial Day Ride

A big heartfelt thank you to all who have served in the military, those who gave their lives for our freedom and those who continue to risk their own lives!




I worked a little bit this morning, but it was finally nice enough weather to get out and ride!

We decided to go down to Saratoga and have lunch.  John planned the route (as he usually does).  We chose to bike down route 9 since they repaved the bike lane. YAY!

It was a little chilly in the morning, so I needed a jacket.  Look – it matched my nails!


Well, almost. We stopped around mile 8 so John could shed his jacket.


This is a side road we take to avoid biking by the entrance to the northway.  Even though the bike lane goes through that, I feel uncomfortable with cars merging on and off the northway. Imagine that. 🙄

Back on route 9 and I needed to shed my jacket.  Everything is greening up nicely now!


See this freshly paved bike lane?


It’s so nice.  This was all rutted and in horrible condition, so we stopped riding on it.  Nice to have another option for variety to get down to Saratoga.

We were booking on down.  We averaged 13.6 miles per hour down there.  Any time I can get over 13 mph on a hilly course is happy time.


At mile 24, we stopped for lunch at The Local.  We tried to use a Groupon, but the fine print said no holidays.  Lame!  It wasn’t crowded, so it didn’t make sense, but oh well.

Lots of beers on tap, but I didn’t partake.


I decided on a grilled cheese sandwich.


After lunch, we strolled around downtown and enjoyed the weather.


Working clock.  This was really the time.


This must be Beyonce’s cousin:

metal pig

oink, oink m********

I saw some roses blooming, which is really early!  These are  called Julia Child.


Then we hit up Spot Coffee to have a sweet before heading back.

I had a peanut butter and jelly bar with cafe au lait.


Yummy, although I kind of was craving a cupcake LOL!

There was a bit of wind on the way home.  Okay, a little more than a bit.  It made for some tough going at times.  We didn’t stop too much.  About mile 35 or so and we hit the last of the longer climbing segments.


I kind of got a second wind after resting here.  Must have been the peanut butter and jelly bar kicking in 😀

Arrived home in good shape at mile 46!


Ride stats:

Total miles:  46.3

Average speed:  13.3 mph

Top speed:  24.2 mph

Calories burned:  1423

Good ride indeed!

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17 thoughts on “Memorial Day Ride

  1. Joanne

    Looks like a nice ride on Memorial Day. Saw in the news about the 3 ft. snow in upper NY near the Vermont border over the weekend. How far do you live from where the snow event took place?

    1. Lori Post author

      That’s maybe 1.5 to 2 hours north of us. We had 45 degrees and cold rain. There was some mixed precip near us, but we just had rain. Thank goodness.

  2. Shelley B

    How awesome to get such a great ride in on a Monday! Looks pretty dang perfect, although obviously a cupcake would have been the icing on the (cup) cake, lol!
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  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    What a beautiful ride!! Love the fashionable nails, the horse and pig, the beautiful rose, and wow…if I had a glass of 9% beer I wouldn’t be walking a straight line. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday Lori!
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  4. E. Jane

    I also love the nails, Lorie! It’s been cold here too, but it also rained much of the weekend, so outdoor activities were almost nonexistent for us. Glad you were able to take such a nice ride on a chilly day. Great photos!
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  5. Tami @Nutmeg Notebook

    What a nice rid Lori. I still get nervous riding on streets with car traffic even with a designated bike lane. My son recently got “bumped” by a truck while riding his bike here in town. My son had to lay down his bike and the handle bars got knocked out alignment. he wasn’t hurt but a little shook up.The driver of the truck stopped and he put my son’s bike in his truck and drove him to the hardware store and they let my son borrow a wrench so he could fix the handle bar and he rode back home- he had another 37 miles to go back to his apartment.
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  6. Linda

    Love the pictures…last week I was trying to figure out all those telephone poles new op and all they did to the old ones was cut the tops off. Jogged by your beautiful creations again over weekend ….you are very creative and it turns out beautiful. You may have to see my lame attempts at gardening someday.

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