HOT!!! Us yankees are not used to this hot stuff. It’s kind of humid, too. Ick. We have a window AC unit for the bedroom, but haven’t put in the one for downstairs yet. We have another bit of cooler weather coming next week, so we didn’t feel like dragging the big unit out yet.
John is away, so I was left to my own biking devices on Saturday. I wanted a longer ride and for ice cream, but I knew that it was going to be in the upper 80s and I didn’t want to over exert myself in that heat. The solution? 2 rides! I ate breakfast and then went out for a 10 mile ride.
I just love this time of year. Not just because my birthday is coming up, but because everything is so fresh and green.
The canal is pretty high, too. There is going to be a kayak race on it some time because I passed the finish line.
After 10 miles, I came home and decided to go back out after lunch for a trip to Martha’s! I have been wanting Martha’s, but the weather hasn’t been warm enough for me to want to bike to ice cream on the weekends. Last weekend was 45 and rainy – today 85! Crazy weather, I tell you.
I was all decked out in bright pink so cars would pay attention to me.
It seemed to work, too. Cars stopped for me at all the crossings that I did today. Pretty amazing! Or, it could be what I suspect, which is that the universe really does revolve around me!
I stuck as much to the path as I could, but there is some yucky street riding to be done.
With some not so lovely shoulder.
Time for Martha’s!
You can hear the screaming from Great Escape across the street.
I had the scholarship sundae which I have been craving! It has chocolate and raspberry sauce with cookie crunch over whatever flavor softserve you want. I had strawberry.
Nom, nom, nom!
Okay, I used a spoon. Truth be told, I had a little bit of difficulty finishing this. I totally lose my appetite when it is this hot. I sent out a few texts telling everyone what I was enjoying (rubbing it in) and took my time finishing.
Clouds were starting to build up as I was leaving.
It threatened a little, but didn’t storm. Thank you.
Average speed 12.1 mph (lots of stops for pictures and meandering around)
Calories burned: 1116 – well deserved sundae!
Now for a few gratuitous garden pics since I didn’t post a what’s blooming on Friday because I got busy.
My lovely buttercup iris:
It’s has 5 buds on this stalk – yay!
Another allium. This is one that I actually planted 2 years ago and it never came up. Not sure why it did this year, but it was a treat to see!
The bed is all neat and tidy now.
Both beds, actually. The side shade garden and the front. All mulched and ready for the next blooming time. It’s quiet time in the garden now until the roses pop out (next week!)
See you all Monday with an AIM post!