Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms (of 2 and 4-legged children 😀 )
It feels like we skipped right over spring and went to mid July! It has been hot in the 80s here this weekend. From winter to July. Goodness. I have begun planting the garden bed. I got it all cleaned and raked.
Then we picked up a few more plants. There are 4 garden centers (not including the big box) within a mile and a half radius of our house. We biked to one and got some annuals for the front bed. John’s trailer is handy for that – and it keeps me from buying too much 😀
After doing that work, it was time to ride! We decided to ride to the lake and take the paths since it was hot and sunny out. Not used to the heat yet – like I ever really get that used to it…
All this heat and sun and green is popping out all over!
This is the start of a climb up that is probably the toughest part of the ride to the lake. It goes up for a long time and then kicks up steep at the end.
Of course, I dropped a chain today. Annoying. It doesn’t happen often, but I think I need to adjust my gears.
Since we were getting ice cream on a hot day, we front loaded the ride with hills so we wouldn’t be doing them after eating 😀
There were a fair number of people at the lake today. Starting to get close to tourist season. Hot and hazy. If it wasn’t for the budding trees, you would really think it was July.
You are here.
We didn’t stay long as we had ice cream on our minds! Back to Martha’s again. I can’t wait for the first cupcake ride, but that will have to be at least a 40 mile ride to get to somewhere that has them 😀
Around mile 15 and we reached Martha’s. Do you like their tip jars?
My sundae with salted caramel ice cream and apple pie topping:
We stopped for more rest and to cool down.
This holds 21 ounces and I drank 2.5 of these on this ride. We were able to fill up at Martha’s. I had a couple glasss of water before we left the house as well. I definitely could have used an extra bottle on this ride.
Total miles: 31
Average speed: 11.9 mph
Top speed: 31 mph (wheee!!!)
After we got back, I hyrdated with this:
I made sure to drink a lot of fluids for the rest of the day as well. This week temps go back down to a more normal range, thank goodness!