Active weekend!

The weather has finally cooperated and we spent a lot of time being active and out!  Friday was Siblings day and while I didn’t see my sis then, we did get together on Saturday.  


Nice picture for Colleen.  I had to be a goof, of course:



Sunday was so nice out. It ended up in the 60s – even though the day started below freezing!  Eek!  We walked to breakfast and got 2 miles of walking in.  Then we tested out John’s new purchase for his bike – a trailer!



He got this for taking packages to the post office. At our old place, he walked to the post office every day (1.5 miles round trip) and he misses doing that here since it is farther and we have been using the daily pickup. Now he has this so he can get that exercise back again.  We can also use it for grocery shopping!  The store is only a shade over 1 mile from the house, so we tested it out today.



It fit about an average week of groceries in there. We can’t get anything huge, like a 20 pound box of cat litter or a meg pack of toilet paper, but we did get a gallon of milk in there with all the rest of our stuff. It also comes right off the bike for regular riding, which we did later!  Too bad Pixie can’t ride in it.

We headed towards Lake George on the path again and decided to take it to the top of the hill we call the B*tch, which is about 2 miles from the lake, which would be a good test for the legs.

Here is the country club.  No golfers out yet as there is still snow on some of the greens.



This part was snowy before and now is clear.  Still so brown, though. 



This is the part right before you start climbing up the big hill.


Nobody ever gets off their bikes here, either. Stop, yes. Get off the bike. No.

Going along gangbusters and then oops!



Not really surprised to see this because it just hasn’t warmed up enough on the treed section yet. So we turned around.  It was pretty, though, with the snow melt.


After riding back in, we decide to make the first yogurt stop of the year! 


This is the place that serves Only 8 and while they sell ice cream all year, they only sell the froyo from April to October. Not sure why.  Anyway, it wasn’t a super long ride, so I had a kiddy vanilla with some raspberry sauce:



It’s amazing how warm 60 degrees can feel after months of really cold temps. 

So great to be out biking again for real!


Today’s total?  19 miles.



Legs are doing pretty good. Riding the trainer over the winter helps keep the saddle area ready for riding, but it does nothing for the hill legs.  This was a somewhat hilly ride and my legs were a little tired. Not bad, but I have a ways to go before a 50 mile ride. Looks like the weather will cooperate this week with some nice temps for riding as well!

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20 thoughts on “Active weekend!

  1. Susan

    Happy for you Lori that you are finally
    able to get outside and bike! I know that
    makes you happy at a soul level. Have a great

  2. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Yes, 60 feels like a sauna compared to the cold temps we’ve been getting. I love it!

    That trailer looks so cool! I was thinking if I get serious about biking to work that I’d want to get some kind of bike pack for my lunch bag and shoes. Fun idea!!

    You’re already cruising on your yearly mileage – must feel AMAZING. 🙂

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  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Love the bike trailer. What a great way to add in a few extra miles of exercise. My pedometer is helping in that regard. Instead of hopping in the car when I need just a few things from the grocery, I grab the pedometer and walk there. 🙂
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..My Weekly Bread

  4. Roz@weightingfor50

    SOOOOO glad you are able to ride outdoors again. LOVE the trailer. And for the record, your sister has a VERY VERY warm smile. Belated happy “National Sibling Day” to you both. (one day last week was the day apparently.)
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  5. Alissa

    You could probably bring Pixie along if you put her in a carrier inside of the trailer- not sure how much she would like that though! A long bike ride sounds fantastic…and so does fro yo!

    1. Lori Post author

      They do have trailers for kids and pets available. I highly doubt Pixie would actually like it, but you never know 😀


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