Saturday called for rain in the afternoon. We thought of risking biking to Saratoga for lunch, but we didn’t want to be pressured with thoughts of a rainy ride home. So, we did some large loops more locally and went for lunch. We also did a little tourist stuff.
I brought along the Rebel for the photos. This is along route 197. There is a farm along the hill.
We went along the Betar byway, which is only about a mile long, but really pretty.
It goes along the Hudson river. You can see Glens Falls in the distance:
I want to come with my zoom lens and do some birding early in the morning some time. We did see some geese:
We also saw the first signs of fall.
South Glens Falls is home of Cooper’s Cave, which is the cave that James Fenimore Cooper visited and incorporated into his novel Last of the Mohicans. It is right by the hydro plant (which wasn’t there at the time Cooper visited).
The cave itself is protected and you can’t actually go into it, but you can view it from a fenced platform.
We actually haven’t visited this little attraction in a few years. We rode some more and headed out for lunch at Martha’s. Normally we do the ice cream here, but since our ride was early to avoid the rain, we had lunch at their new food area.
John had a veggie burger. I had chicken strips and we split the big basket of fries:
This was too much food, even after 24 miles of riding. I had about 3 of the strips. Turns out I don’t do as well riding with a greasy lunch as I do with the cupcake LOL! You know I love Martha’s ice cream, but the food was fairly pedestrian. It was super fresh, though, I will say that.
You can see how cloudy it was by this time in our ride. The day started out sunny and beautiful and changed pretty quick.
I ended up getting a headache towards the end of the ride and had to stop to take some Motrin. At least we were prepared! We carry a lot of stuff on rides because you never know what you will need.
We made it home without getting rained on, too!
Almost 36 miles. Not my best feeling ride, but we stayed dry 😀
Have you read Last of the Mohicans?