Sunday, November 13, 2011

Apples and Trees

Lauren coring apples...and our pile of peels, cored and cut apples, and dehydrating apples in the background

Friday was a good day. It started out with a few little gifts to a few of my coworkers, and that made me have a good attitude to start out the day. I also met with a friend for lunch, got in a good run, ran lots of errands, and got some other stuff done.

Saturday was a good day too. I got up and rode a hard ride on the trainer. It was nice enough outside, but I couldn't wait too long to ride since I had to go out to Nolensville to watch a flag football game. And it was beautiful! I worked on some Christmas presents while enjoying the sunshine and spent some time playing football with boys who were 6, 7, 8, 8, and 10. Fun times! After that, Lauren, Aunt Renee, and I had a full afternoon of apple-baking: apple sauce, apple pie filling, fried apple peels, dried apples, and more. And we sampled everything!

These look so pretty, but they became tasty applesauce

Sunday was supposed to hold a ride with a couple of my teammates, but everyone bailed on me. So I was left with a route and 25-30–mph wind gusts—that's windy! I hit some good hills, ending on Longstreet Drive, which has grades up to 20%! But I made it up and took a picture of a house for sale at the top as proof that I made it.

A house for sale on Longstreet Drive...proof that I made it up!

After a nice little nap, I headed to Farkas' again to help plant trees. They're nice and heavy and it took Luke, Uncle John, me, the trailer, and another rolling thing to move both of them. But we were successful and they are currently being watered.

Here's some info on Longstreet Drive from my other rides up:


MapMyRide says that I climbed only 584' and descended 587'. That can't be right—it must measure only the gray areas! I'll have to see what my Garmin says.

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