Another spectacular weather weekend. Seriously, this has been the best summer weather ever! Saturday was as perfect as a ride day can get – upper 70s, low humidity and no wind. Can’t beat that! We decided to head up to Lake George. I had a hankering for a morning pastry, so we ended up leaving mid morning after breakfast. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes or so to bike to the lake (16 miles).
Look how lush and green it is around here thanks to adequate rain:
It looks like June, not August, other than the goldenrod!
About 10 miles in, we stopped for a snack:
I do love dried pineapple when riding. Quick energy without taking up much stomach space and making you feel full.
The shaded part of the path was just wonderful! I could have stayed in there all day.
At mile 16, we arrived at that lake and what a pretty scene it was.
We hit up Lake George Baking company for our snack, along with an iced coffee. I had a maple cinnamon roll.
Yes indeedy! That was delicious! John had a couple donuts that were out of this world good. This company does it right. Probably a good thing it is 16 miles away – although from our new house, it will only be about 10! 😀
We sat for a long time and just soaked up the gorgeous weather.
We did have to head home, though. Lots of things to do around the house. Back on the wonderful path when I started to feel a clunk in my chain. I had a bad link it in, so we figured it was time to stop and look:
Not sure if you can see that pin sticking out, but it isn’t supposed to do that and the link was bent (which you can’t see in the photo). That meant it wouldn’t got back together right and would definitely break climbing the hills. When you are 12 miles from home, not a good feeling. Luckily for me, I had some extra links that I purchased knowing that I had a bad one.
John had the chain tool:
It snapped right into place and was an easy fix, actually. I really don’t like having to haul stuff around on long rides like spare tubes, links, tools and the like, but they have saved our asses more than once.
Happy Lori because I could keep going!
45 SPF sunscreen and I still get a ton of freckles 😀
The chain felt great and we continued on our way. This is the marsh:
A shot of my pensive husband:
Perfect, perfect riding day! YAY!!
Total miles: 35 (I am calling it LOL ).
Average speed: 12.6 mph
Top speed: 27.9 mph
Calories burned: 1229
John was actually going to be gone on Saturday, but all I had to do was mention that I was going to the lake and a check of the weather and he changed his mind 😉