First Lake Ride of the Year!

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!

 

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It was a good day to be out.

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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!

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It had been several hours since breakfast, so I had this juice, which had come in a food sample pack.

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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!

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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:

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Rastafarian snowman??

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!

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We walked around after that looking at the few shops that were open and enjoying being outside!

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My husband…

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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:

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We saw lots of red winged blackbirds staking out their territory, too! Spring is finally here.

Bikes racked in Glens Falls:

 

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We stopped at Spot Coffee, which is our go-to spot now for weekend and evening coffee as they are open late!

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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!

 

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It worked!  I probably don’t need to know this. 😀

Home and feeling good!

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Ride stats:

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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24 thoughts on “First Lake Ride of the Year!

    1. Lori Post author

      I wish it could be more. It has really been a slow start to the biking year. Good thing I didn’t have a mileage goal this year!

    1. Lori Post author

      Thanks. I keep thinking about getting braces because I am self-conscious about my crooked teeth, but it doesn’t stop me from smiling 😉

    1. Lori Post author

      It has been a slow start to the riding season. Still a little cool, but that won’t stop me 😀

  1. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Yippee! I love how you love biking. Looked a bit chilly for me. Or maybe that was just the snowman.

    1. Lori Post author

      We are just silly in general. You wouldn’t think we were both going to be 46 this year…

  2. debby

    So great to see you out doing what you love. Plus, riding 33 miles and feeling good–wow!

    Nix on the braces. It costs a ton, it hurts a lot, and then your teeth try for the rest of your life to go back to where they were. Plus, you have a dynamite smile!
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    1. Lori Post author

      It’s funny, my sister had braces and I have always been jealous of her teeth. I was playing horn at the time and didn’t want to mess up my embouchure with braces. I probably should have done it way back then. What was it we were saying about vanity?

  3. Fran

    Woohoo for the first lake ride. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the bike rides back. I enjoy reading these posts and look at the photo’s so much.

    That photo of John is so funny.

    Seeing your muffin with coffee reminds me I need to start taking a break again on my long walks, that is if I pass a restaurant on the route. The most organized walks are in the woods with no restaurants/coffee houses on the route. And I’m not buying crappy coffee that the organization provides in the middle of the forest. But I am making a deal with myself to treat myself more when I do see a restaurant.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Saturday May 3, 2014: Brandweerpost Baarn

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