Hello! Around 10 AM, I started to prepare for my 30-mile bike ride by eating some fuel. I had a whole wheat English muffin + PB.
Then, I got completely dressed (helmet on and everything), but when I went to pump my tires, I realized my pump was broken! 🙁
I asked the Husband to run with me to the bike shop and he complied… Next thing I knew, we were checking out road bikes for him!
He liked the look and feel of this Specialized bike, but I did not like the fact that it had a straight handlebar, not drop bars. Drop bars are just so much more comfortable.
We went to several other shops before deciding that a used bike is probably our best bet. I’m excited he’ll be joining me on long bike rides soon, though!
My broken bike pump ended up turning our afternoon into quite the adventure! By 1:30, we were absolutely starving. Since we happened to be next to our favorite vegetarian restaurant, we stopped in.
Dandelion CommuniTea cafe is GREAT! Everything is vegetarian and they have options to make the meals as vegan and gluten-free.
I started off with a glass of Sunshine Daydreams organic iced tea:
And although they have some much lighter options, I decided to go for a lunch with a little more caloric bang since I WILL be going on that bike ride later!
I got the whole wheat black bean quesadilla, which I just love because it’s definitely more bean than cheese. I ate three out of the four wedges.
Plus, a side of "fake guac," which is mashed sweet peas and spices. Yum!
OK — the road is calling my name! See you for dinner.