We had a super active weekend around here. Seems like it is that way every weekend lately 😀
Saturday was long ride day, as per usual. We went down to Saratoga again. I tested out a new sunscreen that I will be doing a review on this week:
It was a sunny day! We decided to go early and have lunch down there. We booked along and didn’t stop too much. Most of the ride is in the open sun, but there is a shady section where we go by a state park.
Quick stop for a rest and a date snack.
We got into Saratoga around mile 20 and hit up Comfort Kitchen. We love this place. The portions are large, so we split an order of Mac and cheese with a slide of slaw and rosemary sea salt sweet potato chips.
I was loving the salt after a sweaty ride down. Good thing we left early. After lunch, we started walking around town and I thought I heard a band. Sure enough – we headed up the street and ran into a parade!
Saratoga is celebrating its Centennial this year, so this parade was part of that. It was a long one!
One of my favorite parts:
After the parade was done, we went for our dessert 😀 You know it!
This was a gingerbread cupcake with maple frosting. Really good, but the service at this place new to us was not very friendly… and the coffee was weak. 2 strikes.
Then it was time to head home. Full tummies and all. We made really good time on the ride, too. We took just one break riding home, which was around 30 miles.
Sunny, sunny, sunny!
How nice is that shot?
Home, very sweaty!
Total miles: 41.2
Average speed: 14 mph
Top speed: 27.1 mph
Calories burned: 1236
We are in pretty good bike form now. You can tell when the average speed for the same ride goes up. 40 mile rides are a good distance. Not so long that you get super tired, but long enough to get in a really good workoug. And cupcake 😀