It was really a beautiful weekend. Spring has finally arrived. After doing a lot of landscape work, John and I wanted a ride for some ice cream since it was so warm.
Ready for the riding season. It may be the first couple of days of May, but my skin is so sensitive and especially after this winter, I got out the big guns riding with exposed skin.
Ready for riding!
We had just gotten started on the ride and were on the main street. I saw a cop car pull off the side of the road (no lights) and get out of his car. He then flags John and I over. I was thinking “WTF?” What could we possibly be doing wrong? Well, turns out that he saw us riding with all the proper gear and obeying traffic signals and wanted to reward us for doing that. So, he gave us each a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream!
He said it was a new program (more aimed towards kids) to reward proper riding and educate. So, if anyone rides in Glens Falls – wear your helmet and you, too, might get free ice cream! This coupon will be saved for another day, though.
We did a fair amount of road riding.
I have always loved this old building.
It’s been for sale for years. I think it was an old schoolhouse that ended up being converted to a warehouse of some type. It would be a cool artist community building or something.
Finally back onto the path after 10 miles or so.
We took a lot of the same route that I did by myself last week, only we didn’t stop at the greenhouse…
Dates or dried pineapple are my favorite ride snacks. Quick calories and they don’t sit in your stomach like a lump.
My riding partner:
We had about 7 more miles to go to get to ice cream, so back to riding!
On to famous Martha’s!
Great Escape isn’t open yet, but Martha’s has been open for almost a month and it was packed on this beautiful sunny day. Lucky us, they opened a new window up right as we walked by it and got served right away.
I am in a rut at Martha’s. I love this sundae. It has hot fudge, raspberry sauce, and cookie crumbles. Very ride worthy 😀
Also very filling. We were at 20 miles at this point and wanted another 10, so we took another road loop around, so not too many pictures for safety sake. We did stop at a pretty country club, though.
Note that the trees are starting to leaf out now! With the wamer weather, it’s like it happened overnight.
Total miles: 30.8
Average speed: 12.2 mph
Top speed: 25.7 mph
Ride time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Calories burned: 1067
Felt good. We almost were going to do a ride closer to 40, but I am glad we changed the route. 30 was a good point where it was a great workout and didn’t push the distance too much. We will be there shortly.
And speaking of things popping out overnight, my tulips finally woke up! I had a bloom today:
I am sooooooo happy to see this. It has been a long time coming. There should be a bunch more opening this week, so I will actually have blooms for Friday’s What’s Blooming post!