We have shed! Once John got the base built (2 xs and plywood), it was time to assemble the shed. It really didn’t take that long, surprisingly. It’s a Rubbermaid shed made of vinyl and snaps together, and then several hundred screws. 🙄 We put the walls up Friday evening:
Then finished it Saturday morning.
This went together surprisingly fast. It doesn’t look level in the picture, but the ground slopes, so it actually is level 😀 We had to dig out around the base to level it.
Now we are starting to fill it with stuff! We are going to put in some shelving and pegboard for hanging as well.
Happy, happy! Then comes the reward of riding for a cupcake! We left right after lunch. The plan was to go our old River road route to Saratoga.. John said he thought it would be just a little bit longer than where we leave from now (20 miles). Mistake 1 was not checking that for sure…
This is a beautiful road for scenery. The temps were in the mid to upper 70s, which was nice, but the winds were brutal on the way down. Head wind all the way. I felt a little tired right from the get go. Ever have those days where you start exercising and just know right away it isn’t going to be your best?
Farm country. We stopped at the very top after a climbing for a snack. This is where we realized it was going to be a longer ride than expected. Where we would normally be mile wise at this point was quite a bit farther.
No choice but to keep going!
We took another stretch break here, which was around mile 19.
We were planning the trip down to be around 21 miles or so, but when we were here, we knew it was another 7 miles to go! I was starting to get cranky with the wind and an unexpected extra 40 minutes to the ride down.
Finally! 28 miles later and we got to Saratoga. Good thing it wasn’t a super hot day. That was the saving grace on not bonking. We both ran out of water. I had coconut water as well, but I had frozen it the night before and it was still rock solid LOL!
I was sooooo ready for my cuppie. This is a vanilla sundae cupcake. With a chocolate fudge filling.
Plus the biggest iced coffee they had, which I sucked down 😀
The good thing was that headwind on the way down meant a great tailwind on the way home! We went home our usual way. With the tailwind, it was like dropping an instant 10 pounds!
Not many pictures on the way home. It was later in the day and we just booked our way home. Stopping around mile 38 for some now thawed refreshment:
I was feeling a lot happier with cupcake energy and a tail wind
I was almost tempted to ride around for another half mile, but we were pretty tired by this point. Longest ride of the year to date! I am at about mile 830 on the year now.
Total miles: 49.4
Saddle time: 3 hours 42 minutes
Average speed: 13.2 mph
Top speed: 25.4 mph
Calories burned: 1730
That was quite the ride! Note to self: Always double check the mileage for a new route 😀 It’s amazing how much easier the ride home was. Wind makes such a difference.