I know it’s July and all that, but it sure feels like we skipped forward a month with this heat! Not to mention the humidity. None of the doors in our house open and close right because they are swollen from the humidity.
That puts a bit of a damper on riding because it is too much to be on the open roads in the sun, so we have to settle for closer to home. We biked to the farmer’s market on Saturday for fun.
Roz – you should be here this week – this week’s word is kale!!
I would have loved to buy a bunch of produce, but we were riding for a while after this and it would have all wilted (not to mention been heavy).
This is some good peanut butter!
I sampled the s’mores butter. Yum!
The bouquet lady was just about sold out.
We then headed out towards the lake, although were weren’t going all the way there.
New sign at our ‘decision point’:
There has been a problem between snowmobilers and the city with maintenance of the path because they ride over the bare path in winter and it gouges it up.
We decided to climb a few hills and then turn around.
It was lunch time and we decided to stop for froyo. Turns out we weren’t the only ones having a lunch like this!
This was bigger than I probably needed, but I ended up finishing it – probably because it was lunch LOL!
It was pretty hot and John was a little tired, so he headed home and I peeled off to do a few more miles. I wanted to get close to 30 on the day. I went road riding:
I wound around some on the path as well. The canal is pretty high right now with all the rain. This lock usually isn’t gushing like this:
Then I went by what I call Covet House – because I do covet it.
I love this house and it’s big gardens. If it went on the market, I would be first in line to buy it. I like to make my riding route go by this house because I love to look at it. I wish the picture was a little better, but I didn’t want to be a total creeper.
Average speed 13.1 mph
Top speed 25.6 mph
Calories burned – 907.
Since it was a shorter ride, I really pushed the hills and felt great! I’ve got good legs right now. With riding on Sunday, I cracked the 1000 mile mark for the season already! If I do 100 miles a week, I can hit my 2500 mile goal before November. That sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t. Just a few rides during the week and then 50 miles on the weekends, which is pretty standard.
Phoenix has made himself quite at home.
Pixie has been a real trooper through having the kitten around. Phoenix and entourage will be going home on Sunday some time in the evening. Pixie spent a lot of time up on the cabinets to get relief from his pestering.
He is on the floor and you can just hear her thoughts. Sigh… still here…