Solo riding!

John was boiling away in Vegas with temps in the 90s and higher (eek!) and we had upper 60s and low 70s. Perfect temps for biking, although it was a bit breezy. I was so glad the rain finally passed through so I could get on the bike!



Ready to roll!

The paths were still kind of wet, especially in the shady parts.


This is a coal silo restoration project along the path:


The canal is really high right now. I don’t know how they route the water because the Hudson can be really high and the canal will be low, even if it rains. However, now it is really full.


While I was riding, I got a call from John, so I stopped at some outside tables for a chat!


There is a cool building for sale nearby as well:


Wouldn’t it be cool to fix this up and live in the top and have some cool artist shops below?

I headed towards Lake George, but turned around before the big downhill parts because the path was freshly black topped last year and it gets mossy and slick when there are days of rain, so I just played it safe since I was alone.



It was time for my treat!  I headed to Martha’s for the first time this year.



Nom, nom, nom!


I swung back around to Glens Falls and decided to check out the LARAC festival. I was going to go on Sunday, but decided to scope it out on Saturday instead.


Always interesting stuff.



I love these little mushrooms. They look giant in the picture, but really are about a foot tall.


Someone also had handmade guitars there, which I haven’t ever seen at this show before.


They guy said “Go ahead and play!”  So I picked one up and noodled a little bit, even though it was not the type of guitar I play.  It had steel strings – owie!!. Then I asked the man how much they were and he said $4000!!  😯   He was letting anyone pick them up and play them, such as my sweaty bikey self, and I don’t know how he had the nerve to do that with how much they were!

Good thing about biking is that I think 3 times before buying something because it has to make it home 🙂  I decided I don’t really need to be buying anything right now as we need to save lots of pennies for the things we have to have in our new house. So, it was time to pedal home.


Quick detour to a part of the path I don’t go on too often.  You can see the path winding down. Those moutains way in the back are Vermont:






Bonus manicure shot!  I totally forgot to get my stats off the computer and then I reset it on Sunday for that day’s ride, so all I have is the total mileage of 30.1 miles! And a very enjoyable day!

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20 thoughts on “Solo riding!

  1. Katie

    I love how it’s no big deal for you to ride 30+ miles! I think the farthest I’ve ever ridden my bike has been about 15 🙂 Looks like a great ride!

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, I don’t run anymore, so biking is how I get in my endurance exercise. After years of riding, it becomes easier and easier 😀

  2. Marianne

    You have an absolutely beautiful countryside to ride in. Love the photos. Here in Florida it is way too hot to be outside – 95* and humidity 80!!! To get any exercise done outside you have to do it and be done by 9 am.

  3. deb

    What a nice ride Lori! I would have came with you!!! 🙂 Those MUSHROOMS!! Love them.. I would have had a hard time walking away from them bike or no bike…new house or no new… Theres a Garden Center here that sells something like that. They are on my wish list!Hugs! deb

  4. debby

    Wow, you had some gorgeous views, and everything is so green! Beautiful. Yeah that guitar is beautiful. I was more worried about it being so near the grass that might be damp than someone playing it! Your sundae looks so yummy. Someday I will ride 30 miles on a bike and get a sundae too : )

    1. Lori Post author

      Actually, damp isn’t a bad thing for guitars. My string board snapped off my guitar a couple winters ago because it got too dry! Thank you $100 repair later – I now use a humidfier in the guitar.

  5. Kim

    Gorgeous pictures – so green!!!
    Crazy about the guitar being $4000 and the guy letting everyone play it.

    1. Lori Post author

      I know – reminds of when there was a bike expo and we were handling this bike and find out later it was $10,000!! Eeek!

  6. Shelley B

    That guitar is just BEAUTIFUL. Did it sound as good as it looks?

    Glad you had such nice weather for a long bike ride…and the ice cream treat, too! 🙂

  7. Biz

    Yep, I bet its hard to decide to buy anything if you have to ride it home with you – yowza – $4000 for a guitar? It was pretty though! Glad you got a solo ride in – sadly, all of my exercise is solo, so I am jealous of your rides with John!

    Happy Monday!

  8. Joanne

    It looks so beautiful and what a day for a ride. Loved the festival. Looks like some interesting stuff although, if I was holding that guitar and the guy said it would cost me $4000. I’d put it down so quickly and skedaddle away just as fast.

  9. Fran

    That final shot of the path is gorgeous, what a joy to bike or walk there.

    Love the building for sale but R. would see a huge garage in it for himself and live above of it LOL.

    I bet John was the unlucky one Saturday while he was sweating in Vegas while you had such a gorgeous ride.

  10. L

    You’re so brave to ride alone. Love the guitar and the mushrooms. So cute! Can you send me a link to some posts you’ve done about riding, how you chose a bike, how you got started riding, how you knew riding was for you on my FB page, Lori? I’m interested, and I’m sure you have addressed those topics before. I just don’t know where to find them on your blog. Thanks!

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