Fall lake riding

 

Late season riding. It really can be so nice.  We headed up to the lake as John hasn’t been there in a while. I am styling in my new long underwear!!

me

 

I start feeling like the Michelin Man later in the season with all the layers

:mrgreen:

We made good time riding.  Quick stop for John to take off his jacket and I did a shadow shot:

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Yay biking!

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I noticed I was lagging a bit on the way up the hills.  It’s because I lowered my calories the last few days since I didn’t exercise much and I felt that deficit.  That’s why it is pointless to try to lose weight during biking season.

Arrival at Lake George!

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It’s past peak foliage, but still pretty.  Lake George is decorated for fall, even though half the shops are now closed.

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House of Frankenstein still open:

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Say Cheese!!!

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We walked through the Christmas ornament store and I saw this sign, which made me laugh.

 

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The instruments are like 4 inches big – how would you play them??

 

Anyway, we did the usual 2 stops for snack.  Cafe Vero for lattes.  This is their specials board.

 

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I cannot imagine how super sweet a nutella latte would be.  I stuck with my unflavored latte with its cute little heart.

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And a peanut butter chocolate brownie from the LG Baking Company. John had a piece of carrot cake.

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Man, was this rich!  Enjoyable, though. We sat in Shepard’s Park to eat.

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It was sunny when we arrived, but just in the few minutes we were sitting outside, the wind picked up and clouds came in. Rain was in the forecast for later, but we were concerned it was going to come a lot earlier!  So, we headed home.

We took more of the path home closer to home instead of going on the roads.

 

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I am actually not crazy about being on the paths when the leaves drop this much.  It hides stuff like rocks, branches and holes.

All home safe and sound!

 

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Ride stats:

Total mileage: 32.1

Top speed: 27.5 mph

Average speed:  12.5 mph

Calories burned:  1138

 

 

Yearly mileage after a windy ride on Sunday = 2358.  Only 142 to go!  This week is unseasonably cold, so I don’t know how much riding I will be getting in.

Today’s pink item?  Late season Cleome!

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17 thoughts on “Fall lake riding

  1. Linda

    Luv all the fall bike riding pictures. My walking/jogging partner doesn’t get home till 530, so last week was it for the season as it gets dark early. So I will be sticking close to home roads and not venturing out and down Rt 4 alone. I dislike treadmill season. But will do Saturday mornings together till snow comes. I know you will definately make your goal, so close now.

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    1. Lori Post author

      My bike hours are so limited now by both light and weather. I should make my goal because there will be some nice weekends in early November. I just hate having to make the decision of when to bring the bike in for the year.

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  2. debby

    Oh, watching the countdown of the miles to your goal is so exciting! Love the path with the falling leaves, but I can understand why you don’t like riding on it. Glad you had some good riding weather this weekend.
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  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    You’re ALMOST to your biking goal!!! Just a few more short biking trips and you’ll be done. Wa-hoooo!

    I still think it’s gorgeous at Lake George and it must be nice since many of the shops have closed… I’m betting there’s a lot less people and it’s more quiet and serene. Really pretty. I an understand about the sticks and rocks on the trail but I’ve gotta say, that leaf-covered path is just beautiful!
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