My back has been bothering me lately. Not sure what caused it, but I tweaked it again somehow. We had plans to ride on Saturday, but I wasn’t feeling great. I did a test ride on flat roads and it was aching, so a 40-mile ride with hills wasn’t really on the table. Booo. Chronic back issues suck, can I just say that?
Sunday was Harvey rain around here and we had a family gathering, which was a good day to let my back rest up again to do a ride Monday. It felt a lot better today, so John and I got on the bikes to Saratoga. Normally we do a cupcake ride, but with the sweets we had at our gathering yesterday, I had a hankering for something savory instead, so a lunch ride was chosen.
The roads were damp in the woody areas, but otherwise the ride was sunny and dry – although quite a head wind on the way down.
This road goes by the entrance to one of the state parks and it was busy. That last summer gasp.
This tree has four trunks!
I wonder what made it split into four?
Is this a chocolate chip cookie or poisonous mushroom? You be the judge.
Well, I don’t know if it’s poisonous, but I wouldn’t eat a mushroom anyway.
It was challenging with the wind going down. So glad it was a head wind on the way down so that we could get a nice tail on the way home.
We really enjoy BurgerFi. The fries are so good and I like the burgers. John gets the veggie burger, which he likes a lot as well. Noms!
This is the last weekend the Saratoga Race Track is open and Saratoga was really busy. Lots of shoppers out. It’s looking like fall in the display windows!
Saratoga Tea and Honey is one of my favorite stores to visit. They have great teas and honey, plus lots of accessories.
I’m a coffee lover first, but I do drink tea. I have a thing for tea pots, too – even though I don’t own any LOL! I just love how they look.
A big renovation project is about done in town with the Adelphi Hotel. This is the first it has been uncovered in probably at least a year?
It’s quite a magnificent building with all the column detail. I would love to check out the inside some time.
I didn’t take too many pictures today. We had an uneventful ride home and my back made the 40 miles without too much complaining!
I guess now summer is officially over, although the riding isn’t 😀