Thursday, May 5, 2011

First ride of the year

Last Sunday was a glorious day.  The sun rose early and the sky was clear.  What better to do than ride along the shore with a friend?  We arrived in Old Saybrook around 9am and stopped at the Paperback Cafe for a pre-ride blueberry scone.  After all, your body needs a bit of "fuel" for energy, does it not?  ;)

We took our time since my biking buddy had never been there and was taken by the shoreline and beautiful landscapes.  We stopped to watch as folks were catching decent sized fish for dinner, and found a path leading to a scenic lookout.  It was the kind of place where you could just sit and watch the boats all day....however we had a few miles to put under our wheels, so we rode on.




Everyone we passed was pleasant and we chatted for a bit with a few folks along the way.  I suppose we all had that feeling of relief that the sunny weather was finally here :)




For the first ride of the season, 7 miles wasn't too bad.  We chatted and stopped to sightsee more than seriously rode, but that's okay.  There's a whole lot more riding to come!

4 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful day and what a fantastic ride you had... no wonder you did a lot of stopping and chatting... gorgeous views!

Mary said...

The weather looked perfect-and I agree with the scone purchase in order to fuel up!

Maria said...

That sounds like a beautiful day! I need to get a bike! And a blueberry scone!! :)

farmlady said...

What a beautiful place to bike.
Seven miles.... good for you! I'm sure you burned up the calories in that scone by the end of the ride....