2000 mile goal!

This weekend was just the best weather!  Saturday was a perfect fall day. Temps were in the upper 60s to about 70, sunny and just a little breeze.  We hadn’t had a cupcake ride in a long time, probably almost a month, so that was on the agenda.

We had a bit of a tail wind on the way down and fairly zoomed along.  


Leaves haven’t turned much yet other than a few rogue trees that wanted to get it over with early for whatever reason.


Pineapple snack!



We arrived in Saratoga at mile 19.  Check out my odometer!


I hit 2000 miles!  Truthfully, my mileage is 10 miles more than the odometer says because I had to recalibrate for my tires at the beginning of the sesaon and it reset everything.  But, it just didn’t feel right unless I saw it on the odometer.

Celebratory cupcake!


It’s pumpkin spice. Now that it is officially fall, I can embrace all that stuff, and this cupcake was extra worthy!  The caramel drizzle made it.  I brought along Rebel and just in case you want to see the frosting closer, here you go:


There was a block party going on right outside Park Side Eatery (home of the cupcakes) and we checked that out:




Music playing:




We didn’t dilly dally too long because we had a party to go to later.  The breeze that got us to Saratoga had died down pretty well, so we kept up good speed on the way home. Shadow selfie!


John got a phone call on the way home, so we stopped so he could take that and I took some more pictures!






And home:



Ride stats:

Total miles: 41.5

Average speed:  13.3 mph

Top speed: 26.2 mph

Calories burned:  1245


This seemed like a really easy ride today. I think the cooler temperatures really helped with that, not to mention just being in good bike shape.

2000 miles isn’t really that difficult in the season. It just requires consistency in riding.  2000 miles is around 60,000- 70,000 calories or 17-20 pounds worth of calories. I’ve lost 13 this year, so all that biking has done some good and shows that I am able to lose during biking season 😀

We showered quick when we got home and headed back down to Saratoga by car this time for youngest niece’s birthday celebration!  We made mini pizzas:


And the usual cake.


Devon turned 12 and next year she will be an official teenager!

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13 thoughts on “2000 mile goal!

    1. Lori Post author

      I do tend to eat back too many of my cycling calories. Just shaving a little off makes a big difference over time. A long time LOL

  1. debby

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You can say its not that hard, but you’re the only person I’ve ever known who has biked 2000 miles in a single season!

    Mmmm. I love your mini-pizza party idea. And yes, caramel can make anything better 🙂
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  2. Helen

    Congratulations on both hitting your mileage plan and losing some weight. While training for marathons I quickly found out it’s quite easy to eat back all the calories because you’re just so hungry. Excellent that you found some balance!

    My youngest nephew just turned 12. It’s killing me, almost more than it’s bothering his mother lol!
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