Friday, after a great time at Swiss Days, Jake and I headed to his parents house to meet up with them and get our bikes loaded for our weekend adventure! We stayed the night in Logan, Utah, so when we got there we got to go to the Logan Temple. It is a beautiful Temple! We got to do a session. We were all cracking up at the “Thou Shalt not park here sign.” So cute and funny.
Driving into Bear Lake and seeing it, I think we all were overwhelmed being beginner bikers and seeing how huge the lake was! (except for Jakes dad, he has been biking for years!) Well, we all said, bring it on and got ready to ride our 50 miles!
Here are some pictures during our bike ride! I was surprised that riding 50 miles actually was not to bad at all. My legs didn’t get tired, it was my buns and hands that got really tired! I just need to get them used to a no cushion seat!
Here is all of us at the end of the ride! Results, 50.4 miles, took us 4 hours, 4 minutes and 7 seconds, our average riding pace was 12.3 miles. This was a great ride! I actually would like to do it again sometime. It is pretty nicely paved through most of it, except for a few parts that are pretty gravelly. Besides that, I would say it was a great trail! A few hills, a ton of flats, and great company! Hopefully someday I will be able to work up some speed riding my bike. For now, 12 miles an hour is great!
After a great bike ride we drove home! We stopped in Brigham City and went to Maddox Family Drive In. It was so crowded a nice family let us sit by them. They said they were from Idaho Falls, and any time they are driving to or from Utah, they always have to stop at Maddox. They were cute. Jake and I got the fried shrimp basket to try! It was great! Jakes parents got the chicken basket, and tried the peach pie and a peach shake! They said it was all really tasty!
After leaving Jakes parents house, we headed home. On our way home we stopped to get some candy! They had sparkle cherry laffy taffys! That is the best ever!!!!!! I could eat one everyday! Tuna was excited to see Shi Shi. After unloading the car, Jake and I snuggled in our bed reading books. These are the 3 Roald Dahl books I read this week.
“Danny the Champion of the World” was a really cute book. I loved how Danny and his dad had a really good relationship and liked to spend time together and go on adventures. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was different than I remembered. I was so surprised to see that the new movie with Johnny Depp in it is closer related to the book than the original Charlie and the Chocolate factory movie. Examples, Charlie’s dad working at a toothpaste factory, and it getting closed down from all the chocolate eating. And a prince wanting a palace out of Chocolate. “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” was weird. I thought I read it as a child, but I didn’t remember any of it! So maybe I didn’t….It was about Knids, and grandparents turning into babies. Entertaining to read though.
This was a great weekend! I am excited to get out on my bike again and see how it feels….