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:
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!
Total miles: 46.3
Average speed: 13.3 mph
Top speed: 24.2 mph
Calories burned: 1423
Good ride indeed!