Douple dip ride

We have been having the best biking weather this summer, which makes up for the poopy spring.  It’s funny, though, we don’t get projects around the house done since we save those for rainy weekends and we haven’t had a rainy weekend in a couple months! 😀 

Saturday we went garage saling via bicycle, which is good to keep you from buying whatever.  I have specific things I am looking for, one of which is a trunk. I want to use a trunk as a coffee table, but I have to find the perfect one.  I have been seeing a lot of them, and it was no exception on this day.


This one is a little big, though.  Too tall, but the look is right.  The search will continue.  John is really hoping that I don’t find one until after we move 😀

We rode about 15 miles and came home to eat some lunch before taking another ride.  We decided to head up to the lake.  The side of the path is covered with little wildflowers.  Wouldn’t you love a purple and yellow lawn?  I think that would be cool.






I was feeling a little fatigued, which has been the status quo as of late.  I was concerned about hills today, but I ended up okay.



We reached the peak point and could see all these cars backed up forever.



This is near the outlet mall, which always gets a lot of traffic.  Traffic is not well managed in this particular area.  Good thing we were sailing over it!

It was pretty much a perfect biking day. In the upper 70s and little to no wind. 



We just walked around a bit at the lake. Not long.  It wasn’t actually super crowded at the lake, but that could be because it was opening weekend for the Saratoga race track.

Unlicensed Walter White sighting:



Lots of tacky/touristy stuff in Lake George.

We decided to take our ride snack back in Glens Falls at Spot!  So, it was time to start the climb.  Once you get into the Adirondacks, the path is cool and beautiful.




We stopped by the marsh so I could take pictures of water lilies.


This was around 42 miles for the day when we stopped for the snack (15 of which came before lunch).



Yummers!   Love those ride treats!   It was a quick ride home from there.  When we aren’t on the path, this is a lot of what we ride on.







Total miles:  48.3 miles

Average speed:  12.5 mph

Top speed:  29 mph

Calories burned:  1463.  

This was a nice way to get in this many miles with a morning ride and an after lunch ride.  That way I wasn’t dragging at the end.  Then we had to get cleaned up and head out to the movies!



Quality time with my sis:



I have a big head LOL!  Planet of the Apes was an intense movie.  Really intense.   Very violent, too.  I think I liked it.  I was exhausted when it was finished.  I have seen 2 movies in the theater  in 2014, which is double the quota I went to in 2013.  I’m on a roll!  😀

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24 thoughts on “Douple dip ride

  1. debby

    I had a trunk just like that years ago! It was WAYYY too big.

    I had to google to see who Walter White was…

    I guess I won’t go see The Planet of the Apes. I don’t like intense or violent. I’m more the Mary Poppins type of movie goer…

    I love seeing your rides–is that a patch of huge coneflowers at the lake? The pic of the Adirondack path is so restful.

    1. Lori Post author

      I know I will find the perfect trunk out there. Or possibly I can build one if I can’t find the right size. 😀

      The lake has tons of landscaping, and those are coneflowers. There was a lot of astilbe, too!

  2. Sharon

    Still love seeing pics of all those places we visited on our trip. Sure hope to make it back one of these days and ride more of those bike paths. Thankful to have been there in May when there were zero crowds! I have the trunk my mother took to college with her in 1951. It’s a special piece that I dearly love.

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s funny, when I thought about a trunk, I thought they would be hard to find – but they are everywhere! It’s just finding the perfect one.

  3. Kim

    I love the idea of a trunk as a coffee table!!! (great for storing blankets, too:)
    Glad you are getting so much bike riding in these days!!!

  4. Shelley B

    We have an old trunk that belonged to Jeff’s great uncle. I’ve tried it as a coffee table but it was too bulky for our room. Currently it resides in our bedroom as holder of all the blankets and comforters…I love the history that came with it, that’s for sure.

    1. Lori Post author

      We have to find a smaller one, and that is a bit of a challenge. I don’t want higher than 21 inches so that I can use it as a coffee table.

  5. Helen

    Now that the sectional is down in my family room, I’ve been wanting a coffee table or “something” to add there. I’ve been thinking a storage ottoman but now you’ve given me the idea to look for a trunk. I guess I’ll know the perfect thing when I see it.

    Do you think your fatigue is being brought on by the job stress?

  6. Jody - Fit at 55

    I always love your beautiful bike ride pics AND the treats!!! 🙂 Love that chest too!!!

    We want to see the APes movie too but waiting for the crowds to die down… 🙂

  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    The weather has been great for being outside! I am loving the cooler evenings because they are perfect for nice walks. Of course today is supposed to be 87 and HUMID – same goes for tomorrow. But I figure a couple days of the summer like this are OK.

    I love the part of the trail that you said was “cool” – it was gorgeous! I love the trees and greenery. Wow!!! 🙂

  8. Colleen

    Love the trunk Idea! and Love the beautiful ride pics too. You and your sister look so cute and very much a like 🙂 I rarely comment Lori but I read your blog daily. I really enjoy it. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

  9. Kim

    I love Coneflowers. Great pics. I’m sure it takes extra time to take the pics and get them on the blog, but they add so much.

    1. Lori Post author

      I take a bajillion pictures – it’s always deciding which ones to put on the blog without making the post too long that is the problem LOL!

  10. Fran

    You sure are on a roll LOL, haven’t been to the cinema yet this year.

    What a lovely scenery, I love it when you show photo’s of where you live. It’s always interesting to see where other people live. Great rides!

    1. Lori Post author

      I hardly ever go to movies, but this year there were 2 I really wanted to see! John is always happy when I want to get out to the theater 😀

  11. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Total miles: 8.2 miles
    Average speed: 9.1 mph
    Top speed: 19.8 mph
    See? My stats look JUST like yours. LOLOL. I am very happy to have a working bike computer now.
    How do you figure calories burned? Love your ride pics – I see a lot more scenery on your trips than on mine.

    1. Lori Post author

      Those stats look good to me!

      My bike computer calculates calories, but it is a rough guestimate. I usually bank on about 30 calories per mile.

  12. Roz@weightingfor50

    I LOVE trunks as coffee tables!!! And I LOL at John hoping you don’t find one ’till you move! Thank you for taking us along on the ride with you. I know I’ve said it before, but you live in a lovely part of the world. Have a great day Lori! Take care!!

  13. Linda E.

    Because it is 90* out today, I am opting to a much later walk/jog than usual, and will probably come down into town and park near the trail so I can get into the shade for most if not, all of it. Lol. the distance of your bike rides just amaze me. My bike came out of the shed 6 weeks ago and sits on my porch. This weekend it will get air in it’s tires and I am getting a helmet so I can ride a longer distance on the trail, as well. Great motivation- goodies along the way.

    1. Lori Post author

      I know – so hot! I feel like such a wuss when the temps get above 85 LOL. The path is good and definitely the part from Queensbury to the lake is a heck of a lot cooler.

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