It was a little chilly this weekend, but I wanted a ride. John was out of town, so I went solo on Saturday. Some people don’t like riding alone, but I have no problem with it. I took a rather circuitous route around. First stop was to bike out to a greenhouse and see if they carried any shrubs I am looking for. I started out with road riding. Not my favorite, as you can see below.
When they redid this road last year, they ate up some of the bike lane to make a center turn lane. Boo.
I went out exactly 5 miles just for a nice even number and then backtracked to the greenhouse. Ahhh I am aching for this much greenery!
This place is a little expensive, but they have a lot of unusual stock. Unfortunately – they did not have what I am looking for, but biking out here saved me a wasted car trip to find out.
These are cute, too. I may live under a rock as far as pop culture is concerned, but even I know these are minions.
Made of hay bales.
Then it was off with more road riding back in the direction of our old house.
Not a ton of water over the dam. The one good thing about this cold spring is that it didn’t create any runoff flooding.
I hooked around to the old feeder dam bike path, and it was nice getting off the roads.
Did I mention it was windy and cold? About 50 degrees and I ended up with a wind chapped face.
Then 15 miles in, I stopped in downtown Glens Falls at the new coffee shop for a latte.
The guy that roasts the coffee made my latte 😀
Even though I was only a mile from home, I wanted a longer ride, so I connected to the bike path again.
If only all the riding could be path riding. We are lucky to have this much, though.
The shoulders are fairly clean now in the streets since sweepers have made a pass in most areas.
Another 7 miles and I arrived home:
Another 22 miles in the books. Think I am ready for a 30 mile ride. We still have some conditioning to do before doing a Saratoga ride, but hopefully some time in May we can get down there (50 miles).