Saturday = Long Ride Day! A hot and sweaty ride, too.
John had a late poker night, so while he was sleeping, I went for a short ride in the morning around the neighborhoods before it got hot – a warmup ride, so to speak 😀
Since it was so hot, we nixed Saratoga in favor of path riding that would be more shaded. I lathered up with 70 SPF sunscreen. There has to be some overkill with that, right? How do you test 70 when there aren’t enough daylight hours to test that?
Anyway, we headed up to Lake George. Of course, we have to do street riding to get to the path. And sometimes we just choose street riding. Waiting at an intersection for the light to change.
I was sweating in a hurry. Thank goodness there was a fair amount of cloud cover because it was very humid and hot. The sun would have been roasting (like Sunday was, actually).
At the peak, this bridge overlooks the road going to the outlet malls. Look at the line of cars waiting to turn at the light.
And it’s not even Christmas!
It was surprisingly uncrowded at the lake, but then I remembered it was graduation weekend for the high schools, so many people were at ceremonies and parties.
Did I mention how hot and humid it was?
John wanted lunch in Lake George and we had a BOGO coupon for Taste of India. Apparently Taste of India is now also a hookah bar.
No hookah-smoking caterpillar, though. Who… are… you?
We started with some Naan bread.
Then I had some Shahi Paneer. Paneer is an Indian cheese. It is very mild in flavor like ricotta or cottage cheese, but has a texture similar to tofu. It’s really good. Mine was in a spicy yogurt/nut/tomato sauce.
Very good! I like Little India in Saratoga better food wise and price wise. But, when you eat in a tourist town, you have to expect that.
We walked to Shepard Park and saw a craft fair going on!
That was fun! We walked around and actually bought something. It was one of those cloth towels with a crocheted loop handle. Our towels are always falling off the oven door, so we have been looking for more towels like this. And at $3? I’ll take it!
Then it was riding for some ice cream! We headed off to Martha’s:
I was soooooo hot!! Even my forearms were sweating.
TMI, sorry. I did not get sunburned – that is reflection off of my pink shirt.
I had pumpkin ice cream with wet walnuts.
This was so good. So good! However, I was unable to finish it. Sad, but true.
We headed on home, stopping by the marsh.
Lots of people fish from this bridge, although no one was on this day.
Remember last week I posted a picture of that building that was being torn down? It’s all gone except the door:
That is one cool door, too. Wonder if they would notice if I went back and got it?
Ride stats for the day:
Total miles: 41.3
Top speed: 28.7 mph
Average speed: 12.3 mph (lazy morning ride)
Saddle time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Calories burned: 1339
My legs are feeling really good now. They should – I have almost 900 miles on the bike this season. Doing good towards that goal of 2500 for the year.
Hope all of you had a great weekend as well!