Finally! We made it to Lake George. The weather looked a little iffy, but we decided just to go and deal with it if it rained 🙂
The temps were supposed to hit 60 and there was very little wind, so good enough! Showers were predicted for later, so we left in the late morning.
Path riding Woo Hoo!
It was a good day to be out.
I told myself since this was the first lake ride of the year with all of the hills, it was okay if I had to stop. Turns out I didn’t need to. I went slow and steady up the hills and we made it to the peak!
It had been several hours since breakfast, so I had this juice, which had come in a food sample pack.
It was only 60 calories and really a small portion for all that packaging.
Finally seeing the lake on the bikes for the first time since the fall!
It’s very quiet at the lake right now as many shops are not open and there aren’t many tourists. Some shops are open, though. Like the Silver Mine and peace shop:
We were hungry for lunch and stopped at the Bank Cafe, which used to be an actual bank. I had some lobster bisque for lunch, which was yummy!
We walked around after that looking at the few shops that were open and enjoying being outside!
I told him to look scared, but he just looks like he is on his cell phone.
We decided to have afternoon coffee back in Glens Falls, so it was time to hit the hills on the way back. We stopped at the marsh for a break:
We saw lots of red winged blackbirds staking out their territory, too! Spring is finally here.
Bikes racked in Glens Falls:
We stopped at Spot Coffee, which is our go-to spot now for weekend and evening coffee as they are open late!
I had a pumpkin apple muffin with coffee. I realized I hadn’t really had enough calories since we had already ridden about 25 miles by this point.
It was nice to sit and chat and relax. I need to do more of that with how stressful work has been lately. However, we weren’t sure if it was going to rain or not, so it was time to head home.
I wanted to see if I could take a picture with my phone while riding. Don’t try this at home, kids!
It worked! I probably don’t need to know this. 😀
Home and feeling good!
Total miles: 33
Average speed: 12 mph
Top speed: 28.1 mph
Calories burned: 1178
This was the longest ride of the year so far. My legs felt pretty good, actually. All that lifting has been good for the muscles even though I haven’t ridden as much this year. Not terribly tired and my sit bones were good as well, although I don’t know if I would have wanted to go 10 more miles.