Lake riding and blooms!

Saturday was a picture perfect day. It was in the upper 70s, sunny, low humidity with just a light breeze.  Days like this are why we live in the Adirondacks! It doesn’t get any better.

We decided on a ride to the lake. First, we had to make a pit stop. We were pet sitting this weekend and had to make a stop in for kitty feeding. This meant going on our old paths that we don’t take anymore.

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These are cinder paths and kind of bumpy. Some parts are in disrepair as well.  When really heavy rains come, it washes away parts of the cinder and they only replace it periodically.  It is nice and shady, though.

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The pet sitters!

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I made that picture smaller because it was kind of scary bigger LOL!  Do I look afraid that John is about to get me?

Then it was off to the lake.  There was road riding until we got back to the lake bike paths.  We took a break around mile 13 ish or so for a snack. Thousands of miles have been shared between me and this bike.

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Dried pineapple before we started the hill climbing.

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There were a fair number of people out.  It’s tourist season, so the paths get quite a bit of use.  

It was great to be riding in the shaded areas. Even though it was in the upper 70s, you still get pretty hot riding in the direct sunlight.

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The lake was picture perfect!

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We stopped to grab an iced coffee and then to the Lake George Baking Company.  So glad this place is not in downtown Glens Falls or I would be in serious trouble.  I almost got a cookie because these were so durn cute.

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However, I chose an apple pastry to have with my coffee.

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Ride worthy.  Yes, indeed.

Doesn’t the lake look inviting?

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It’s actually pretty cold, though. I have to tip my hat to the groundskeepers of the village. They do such a great job with the landscaping and everything was in full bloom.

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Yeah, I might have taken a bazillion flower pictures…

Time to hit the roads!

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Then home.  

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Ride stats:

Total miles:  31.7

Average speed:  12.4 mph

Top speed:  30.7 mph

Calories burned: 1109

We did a bit shorter of a ride than normal for a Saturday. We were both a little tired and the lake ride is quite hilly.  I only need about 530 miles more to hit my goal for the year!

 

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16 thoughts on “Lake riding and blooms!

  1. Shelley B

    What an absolutely gorgeous day! Bet you were smiling the entire time on that bike ride. 🙂

    Those cookies – pretty impressive frosting decoration on them…I’m always amazed that bakers have the patience to do that. Your pastry looks quite yummy and the iced latte next to it is making me want one right now!
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  2. L

    Those cookies–sooo cute!
    And the scenery, top notch. Looks like it was a great ride on a beautiful weekend.

  3. Biz

    I would have gone after the apple pastry over the cookies – I am not a frosting fan at all! Every time I see your bike rides I am reminded that I need to bring my air pump to work so I can bike at lunch – I haven’t done that since 2013!
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  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Those pictures are just gorgeous! And I love the one of you and John; not creepy at all! I live for days in the 70’s and now that we’re hopefully well past the two weeks in the high 80s / low 90s I can get back to sleeping comfortably again AND being outside. 🙂
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    1. Lori Post author

      We have had a cooler than usual spring/summer other than a couple weeks there at the end of July. Now storms are supposed to move through and temps will stay in the 70s.

  5. debby

    LOL, while some people are shunning the cookie frosting, I’m all “is that all frosting?! YUMM!”

    What a gorgeous day, and a beautiful lake. So glad you’re getting your share of wonderful rides in this summer!
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    1. Lori Post author

      That’s what I thought – I got excited about all that frosting, but the pastry looked so good, too.

      I am one of those people who will eat frosting off a spoon, so there is never too much for me 😀

  6. Leah

    I get your posts in my email, which I often read on my phone and then am too lazy to comment from there. Anyway…I’m enjoying your posts. Your continued quest to eat healthier is encouraging to me.

    My grandmother has an antique trunk and I thought of you while I was visiting her last month. 🙂
    Leah´s last blog post ..Moving and Settling

  7. Leah

    P.S. My husband is going to look into biking for exercise because of an injury to his foot that doesn’t seem to be healing in a way that will allow him to run anymore. I got excited thinking we could bike like you do until he made it clear he meant going to bike “like you go on a run. Just for exercise.” Read: Not slow so you can keep up. sigh. Maybe someday… lol 😀
    Leah´s last blog post ..Moving and Settling

    1. Lori Post author

      You can bike for exercise and still have fun. That’s how we do it? We push ourselves, but also reward ourselves. When you bike – a lot more miles are available for you to explore than with running, so take advantage of that! 😀

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