Sundae Riding!

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.

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Ready for riding!

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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!

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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.

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I have always loved this old building.

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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.

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We took a lot of the same route that I did by myself last week, only we didn’t stop at the greenhouse…

Snack time!

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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:

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We had about 7 more miles to go to get to ice cream, so back to riding!

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On to famous Martha’s!

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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.

My sundae:

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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.

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Note that the trees are starting to leaf out now! With the wamer weather, it’s like it happened overnight.

Home again!

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Ride stats:

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:

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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!

 

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21 thoughts on “Sundae Riding!

  1. Judy

    That sundae looks ride worthy to me too. My tulips started to open this week too. That usually means we have a warm period and the tulips don’t last well in the heat.

    I haven’t been able to figure out how to make my bike computer work so that I can see how far I am traveling. I like knowing.

    1. Lori Post author

      You might be able to find a manual online for your bike computer. They have almost everything online these days, so it might be worth a check.

  2. debby

    I think that thing with the cop would have made me fall off my bike! I wonder if I still would have qualified for the free ice cream? 🙂

    Love that old building too, and of course, love your idea for it.

    So glad you’re getting your rides in, glad for your pink tulip!

    Sob–I want a sundae!
    debby´s last blog post ..In The Garden

    1. Lori Post author

      I want another sundae, too. I have to ride at least 25 miles to go to Martha’s (preferably more) 😀

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s a good idea for a program, but I think a better idea would be to offer free education classes with a coupon given at the end to help promote the proper way to ride. Giving rewards to people already doing it doesn’t necessarily get the people who aren’t to get their act together. Unless lots of kids tell their friends. John and I actually thought about giving our coupons to kids riding properly, but then that seems kind of like creeper behavior LOL. “Come here kid, want some ice cream??”

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s not really fragranced, but you can smell it – if that makes any sense. It stays on when I sweat, which is good.

  3. Fran

    Cool that they give a reward when you are biking safely. They should do that here more but then for having your light on on your bike when it’s dark or don’t call/text when you are on your bike. Lots of kids do that here, so annoying.

    Great bike ride, so happy for you Spring has finally arrived and I’m as thrilled as you to see the tulip.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Saturday May 2, 2015: Lente Zonnestralen Hilversum

    1. Lori Post author

      It scares me how some people ride their bikes. It’s also annoying because drivers hate bikers, even when you are doing the right thing.

    1. Lori Post author

      I like the No-Ad. It gets good reviews and since they don’t spend money on advertising and such, it’s less expensive for more protection.

  4. L

    Tulips are my favorite flower! I also like lilacs, so fragrant, while the tulips are more subtle. Love the shot of old building. I’m a sucker for brick anything.

  5. Helen

    I would ride a bike to get a sundae like that one – yummy!

    As you know from Facebook I am ecstatic that my tulips are opening as well. It’s just so fun to see their cheery little flower heads with the daffodils lining my retaining wall. Mr. Helen was in Virginia last week and said he was astonished at how green it was down there already – all the trees were fully leaved and everything was blossoming. I bet we get that this week with the good weather forecast.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten: First World Problems

    1. Lori Post author

      I am over the moon about the blooms. We went from 0 to 60 in temperature change. Actually that will be like 0 to 80! We are going to be record breaking warm by the end of the week and everything will be exploding. Maybe to where it should be this time of year.

  6. Biz

    Sundae riding is the best kind of riding! 😀 I get a peanut buster parfait and DQ three times in the summer – so worth it!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Six Months

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