Cupcake Ride!

Finally!  A ride to Saratoga and a cuppicake 😀  The heat finally broke (for a day) and it was as good a day as any for a really long ride.

We decided to go early as storms were possible in the afternoon.  I packed a lunch and we set off!


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It was cloudy and in the 70s, which felt so good after all this heat and humidity!

However, it did start to rain on us for part of the ride. – ‘expect dry conditions for the next 6 hours’ – my ass!  😡

We took river road for the first time this year.  I love this ride because there are hardly any cars and it is a very pretty ride.


Around mile 11 we stopped for a snack:


We booked into Saratoga at 14 miles per hour.  Woo Hoo!  It’s so much easier to ride when it isn’t hot.

We arrived at mile 23.5 and decided to eat lunch at Congress Park.  There was an art festival going on while we were there.


John got a bagel, but I had decided to pack a lunch for myself:


I wanted a cupcake for a treat, so that is why I packed my lunch.  After eating, we walked around the art show and then downtown.  City art this year is ballet slippers.  Large painted shoes all over town.


This one is all pink, sponsored by a store called the Pink Paddock:


Then it was cupcake time!  We went to the Bread Basket.


It started to rain again at this time.  Ugh!  We sat out in the mist outside since there was nowhere to sit inside.  You can see our wet table. Our cupcakes.


Mine was the big one!  Red velvet 😀  Yummers!  I call the cupcakes at the Bread Basket gut bombs, because they are.  I was very full after eating this.

We decided to head on home in case more rain was going to head our way.  Wouldn’t you know the sun came out?  We stopped so I could put on sunscreen.


This town is called Bacon Hill.  I love this person’s garden, too  – and I told them last year when we biked by it!


The river is still being dredged of the PCBs and the crews were working on Saturday:


It’s gong to be a looooong project.





Total miles:  51.7

Saddle time:  3 hours 40 minutes

Average speed:  14 mph

Top speed:  31.2!

Calories burn:  1641

We stopped at a farm stand a half mile from home because I spied some blueberries!  The woman asked if I wanted a bag.  I certainly wasn’t going to let a pint of blueberries roll around in my bike bag LOL!

Pixie hadn’t moved for our entire ride, sleeping in the dishwasher.



These berries were delicious, too!

Well-deserved post ride refuel of a protein shake:



There is no way I could eat an extra 1600 calories, so it was just a few mini meals for the evening to make a dent into the deficit.

Now the heat and humidity is making a return for the week.


Hope all of you had a great weekend as well!

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22 thoughts on “Cupcake Ride!

  1. debby

    So glad you could get your nice long ride in. We have a really good cupcake place here in town. Maybe I should ride my bike there? Only about 15 miles there. But its downhill all the way, which means I would have to try to ride 15 miles uphill on the way back…

    I love that River Road, and of course, I love that garden that you showed.
    debby´s last blog post ..I Grew a Tomato!

    1. Lori Post author

      Ah, but you would be powered by cupcake for the ride uphill!

      You know I would do 30 miles for a cupcake!

  2. Heidi

    Weather channel has been killing us recently too. After 15 straight days of rain down here in GA, we were hoping for no rain today and guaranteed it. They were wrong. Losers!

    I love the ballet shoes in your city. We had something similar when I lived in Va Beach – dolphins everywhere!

    Pixie’s choice of sleeping spot is odd. Does she really snooze IN the dishwasher?!

    1. Lori Post author

      Haha – Pixie sleeps *on* the dishwasher, not in it – oopsie. It’s a portable one that we roll to the sink. The top gets warm and she likes to lay on it – despite the piles of stuff I have on there.

  3. Linda

    You show the best pics! That garden is lovely. If I rode as far as you did, I would enjoy a red velvet cupcake too – they are also my favourite. Pixie makes a good blueberry inspector! I always loved how cats have to check out everything that comes into a house. Charles does that too! 🙂
    Linda´s last blog post ..Smoke and Tennis Elbow

  4. Shelley B

    The ballet shoes are really cool – and that town swaps out the big theme art every year? Wow. We’re still living with trains from before I moved here, 13 years ago!

    Glad you got your cupcake – it looked GOOD!!!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t think it is every year, but they just did horses within the last couple of years and I was surprised to see something so soon. They are fun, though.

  5. Linda

    So funny…one day last week I wasn’t wearing my glasses as we drove to work. Saw one of those ballet slippers and said to my husband “why would someone out a big ole bum on their lawn”? Ha ha never thought of the ballet that comes every summer.

    Brace yourself Lori here comes the 90’s for the week. Was just trying to figure out this morning how/when I was going to get my walk/jog in.

  6. Fran

    Great ride Lori, beautiful pics too.

    Weather forecast? Tell me about it. Last Friday morning it started drizzling but everytime I checked the Dutch weather site it said it would be dry for at least 3 hours. Yeah right, I was getting wet so who was kidding who?

    We are having a beautiful weather week ahead of us without the humidity.

    Have a great week!
    Fran´s last blog post ..Tuesday July 9, 2013: The happy runner

  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Rain one minute and sunblock the next – quite the weather range! Glad you were able to get a nice ride in. The heat/humidity is back for us now so I only go outside in the evenings to water the plants.

    How was that new Balance bar flavor? I found a couple new Larabar flavors that I bought and quickly stashed in the cupboard for the day I can nibble on them. 🙂
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Mid-July

  8. Jody - Fit at 55

    So happy you got your ride!!!! We never get the right weather here on weather. com either!!!

    Loved the sites of your ride AND those ballet shoes – how cool!!!

    Cupcakes look delsih but have to ask what their bread is like! 🙂

  9. Jenea Mason

    I love your blog and I’m so envious of your bike rides! I changed my life style in April after reaching my highest weight of 326 lbs. So far I’m down 47 lbs. I want to be able to ride a bike again so badly. I’be made it my goal to buy myself a bicycle when I get to 250, which is 29 pounds away! Reading your posts about your bike rides makes me more deem minded to get there!

  10. Alissa

    The weather was weird here on Saturday too. Forecast said sunny and high 80s…even as it was cloudy, raining, and about 70 outside!
    Alissa´s last blog post ..Always

  11. Leah

    Once again I’m really enjoying your bike trips. 🙂 When we were in DC we saw a couple on bikes that reminded me of you and John and I looked closely to make sure you weren’t on a trip the same days as I. *wink*

    The humidity has been rough and now that I run I keep wondering if it’s easier to run in dryer heat. We used to live in Arizona, but of course in the Phoenix area (one of the two places we lived) it’s been over 100 well over a month or two now, so I’m trying to be content with my 72 + humidity for running. Easier said than done some days. 🙂
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