I biked to Belfountain today for the 3rd time this summer (1st & 2nd ride). The main difference this time is I cycled with my buddy Luch. He’s never been there before. Being a cyclist, it is VERY important for him to see this place. Belfountain is a cycling kingdom & a famous biker destination.
I hope this post is not too redundant. But the main goal is primarily to record my cyclocomputer results before I clear it for the next ride.
Weather condition today was gorgeous. Sunny & warm…..maybe on the windy side, but nothing we can’t manage. 😀 We set out after 10AM from my house. Lots of roadkill today though – skunks, raccoons, birds, you name it. 😮 I remember getting greeted by a rotten skunk smell as we biked up to the top of a hill. Yuck! 😯
We didn’t see many avid cyclists on the road…..very surprising on such a nice day. 😕 We had to stop at an intersection at the base of a hill. Without any momentum to start the bike, I ended up pulling my right calf muscle. 😦 I’m hoping this wouldn’t trigger my Achilles injury.
We obviously stopped at THE SHED. I adore this place! Luch had a double espresso & a Peanut Butter Euro Tart (something like that?! 😕 ) It’s basically a chocolate covered peanut butter tart. Looked divine. I had a regular skim latte as usual & tried the Peanut Butter Trail mix bar I was eying last time. 😀 I got my Latte in the bowl with the beautiful latte art again this time (unlike my last trip) – I remembered to order it for “here”. 😀 So YUMMY!! We also had a sample of their Pumpkin Pie Latte! Very sweet, literally! 😀
There were tons of motorbikes today – much more than bikers!
I also took some pictures inside the The Shed at last. You can finally see the bike decor I keep mentioning! 🙂 They also sell their own collection of bike jerseys, shorts, & socks. Too bad they were over $90 each, or I would consider getting something!
We spent a whopping 1.5hrs at The Shed, just chatting & relaxing outside on their lounge chairs. We had fun conversations with fellow cyclists & there was even a lady who apparently participated in MS Bike Tour! I didn’t want to leave; I kept delaying our ride back home. The sun was just too beautiful. When I finally stood up to get ready, OUCH! Lactic acid alert!!! 😕 Awww, time to bike home. 😦
The wind picked up as we neared my house – well, either I was getting tired or it really was windier. I had another near-perfect ride again. Very fun. As for my calf muscle, it seems heal-able. I don’t think any major damage was done. 🙄
Can’t wait for next week’s bike tours!! It’s going to be a “jam-packed” & “record-breaking” weekend. 😀 Stay tuned!