Finally! A ride to Saratoga and a cuppicake The heat finally broke (for a day) and it was as good a day as any for a really long ride.
We decided to go early as storms were possible in the afternoon. I packed a lunch and we set off!
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It was cloudy and in the 70s, which felt so good after all this heat and humidity!
However, it did start to rain on us for part of the ride. Weather.com – ‘expect dry conditions for the next 6 hours’ – my ass!
We took river road for the first time this year. I love this ride because there are hardly any cars and it is a very pretty ride.
Around mile 11 we stopped for a snack:
We booked into Saratoga at 14 miles per hour. Woo Hoo! It’s so much easier to ride when it isn’t hot.
We arrived at mile 23.5 and decided to eat lunch at Congress Park. There was an art festival going on while we were there.
John got a bagel, but I had decided to pack a lunch for myself:
I wanted a cupcake for a treat, so that is why I packed my lunch. After eating, we walked around the art show and then downtown. City art this year is ballet slippers. Large painted shoes all over town.
This one is all pink, sponsored by a store called the Pink Paddock:
Then it was cupcake time! We went to the Bread Basket.
It started to rain again at this time. Ugh! We sat out in the mist outside since there was nowhere to sit inside. You can see our wet table. Our cupcakes.
Mine was the big one! Red velvet Yummers! I call the cupcakes at the Bread Basket gut bombs, because they are. I was very full after eating this.
We decided to head on home in case more rain was going to head our way. Wouldn’t you know the sun came out? We stopped so I could put on sunscreen.
This town is called Bacon Hill. I love this person’s garden, too - and I told them last year when we biked by it!
The river is still being dredged of the PCBs and the crews were working on Saturday:
It’s gong to be a looooong project.
Total miles: 51.7
Saddle time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Average speed: 14 mph
Top speed: 31.2!
Calories burn: 1641
We stopped at a farm stand a half mile from home because I spied some blueberries! The woman asked if I wanted a bag. I certainly wasn’t going to let a pint of blueberries roll around in my bike bag LOL!
Pixie hadn’t moved for our entire ride, sleeping in the dishwasher.
These berries were delicious, too!
Well-deserved post ride refuel of a protein shake:
There is no way I could eat an extra 1600 calories, so it was just a few mini meals for the evening to make a dent into the deficit.
Now the heat and humidity is making a return for the week.