Yikes! Time is flying. We’ve been lucky with dry weather but it sure has been a hot one.
It’s over a month since I blogged. Went to Vermont which was very nice again this year, no rain and no injuries or serious mechanicals. I daresay nobody even got a flat. Simon agreed to change it up and take a day off riding so we could kayak and visit Long Trail Brewery, however we did do 20 something miles to the lake to rent the boat. We saw fireworks and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Saxons River and then the usual other assortment of dining out and cooking at the house. I found a spring that is right down a hill off the road on the way into Ludlow that I didn’t know was there. I was looking for a cache there, didn’t find it but still a neat, little hidden spot.
I’ve been getting out alone for a 90 minute ride after work 1-2 times a week and have had some Friday’s off which is nice.
After a little dehydration incident which I do NOT want to repeat EVER I have been uber careful with hydration and nutrition, having breakfast even though I really am not ready for it that early. Last Sunday did 45 miles at a good pace and never felt bad. Hot, sweaty and thirsty yes. 4 bottles of electrolyte type drinks, another 2 of plain H2O, 3 or 4 Cliff Shot Blocks and one last water bottle over the head in the parking lot. 144 OZ or so in, who knows how much out. Everyone agreed that maybe it was a bad idea to have added the loop to Crab Meadow to the ride but hey, it was lovely there and we all got back.
Coming up in August, well this weekend going to Wilmington DE to visit Mom, will ride in the morning. Great roads in the Brandywine Valley, but I don’t want to take the time away from my visit to meet with a club although there is a nice one and they do some fabulous rides. There is a Hudson Valley ride by Bike New York that I’d love to do if I can get a pal or two or more to go with. I think that’s the 22nd. And we talked about doing Mattituck to Shelter Island when we missed BBB, still up for that ride. Anyone interested?
Last few times I went over the GWB I saw tons of riders crossing, I want to do that too and ride along the palisades area-9W or wherever it is that they are going.
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