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Saratoga Ride!

This may be the last ride to Saratoga this year.  The temps were partly sunny and into the mid 50s, so good enough!  We thought it might rain in the afternoon, so we chose to go down for lunch. We took one of our old routes down that we hadn’t in a long time.  Pretty, isn’t it?  The road here is actually the official bike route to Saratoga.

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We do take a detour to avoid crossing past the on/off ramp to the interstate. It’s much nicer and goes by Moreau state park.

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It was a nice day to be out! That would be 2 jackets I am wearing. I was like a sausage.

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We stopped for a snack around mile 11.  I had some dried pineapple and John had candy corn, which is good ride fuel, actually.

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We arrived hungry in Saratoga around mile 21.  More of the dancing shoes.

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John wanted to eat at Comfort Kitchen, so we did.

 

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I got the butternut squash mac and cheese, which was topped with herbed bread crumbs and smoked mozzarella.

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Seriously – I think this is the best mac and cheese I have ever eaten. Ever. Even better than the lobster mac and cheese from Maine!  I *have* to recreate this at home.

We walked around a little bit more.  More shoes!

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Taken from a Solid Gold dancer, I am sure.

John spotted the perfect sign in a store window:

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I heart Pixie and it’s about espresso! I need this poster.

We stopped at Bettie’s for dessert and got Apple Crisp cupcakes, then got a cup of coffee to go with.

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I have to say, I was really full after this.  I was going to save my cupcake and take it home, but then I ate it.  Good thing the first half hour of riding home was not hilly or lunch probably would have revisited.

We were worried about rain, but the sun came out and helped warm us up on the way home.  More of exciting route 9.  At least it got paved this year because it really needed it.

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We took another detour to avoid the interstate exit on the way home. It’s very pretty on this road.

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About 5 miles from home, we spotted something.

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A little closer!

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We followed this and the chase team almost to home.

Home safe and sound!

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Ride Stats:

Total miles:  43.7

Average speed:  13.7 mph

Top speed: 27.3 mph

Calories burned:  1365hello mac and cheese

Now I now you all want the yearly number.  It sits at 2445.8.  That means only 54.2 miles to go!  Woo Hoo!

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