I made these a couple 10 weeks ago. They were amazing! I got the recipe from Jessica over at How Sweet It Is.
I had planned on doing a whole post about them. Time got away from me and I planned to make them again. I finally made them today after our ride and swim! They don’t really need a whole post so I thought I could talk about my ride too!!
They are seriously amazing. Just FYI: If you do make them: You really don’t need all of the sugar in the glaze. You could probably get away with 1/2 c. I used 1c today and we still had left overs. The recipe calls for 1.5c.
Now for the ride!! 1st ride of the year in the books! I was NERVOUS! I didn’t know what to wear. I didn’t know what to eat for breakfast. I didn’t know what to take for nutrition. It was 30% chance of rain.
This ride really gives you the most bang for your buck. 2 climbs + rolling hills = perfect for a weekday ride or a 1st ride outside of the year!
After I figured out what I was going to eat for breakfast (oatmeal), what I was going to wear(what I wear to commute to work), and what I was taking for nutrition (coconut/blueberry rice cake + Gatorade), I was ready to go.
We rode 3.5 miles (flat) to meet the other peeps. We took off for 24 miles. We started out strong and finished strong. It was really fun. The 30% chance of rain turned into 100% chance. As it started to rain on our first big decent. It was off and on until we got back to town and then the sun came out just as we were getting back to the start!! At least it was sunny out for those last 3.5 back home!!
I was super proud of Dan because he had never climbed up to Skyline before, let alone twice in the same ride. He did awesome!! He wore this bright yellow vest that worked out good because I could see him for miles!
I also wanted to mention that
we Dan made these great rice cakes from Feed Zone Portables Cookbook. Chris and Amy made them for us last year at our Bend Training Camp. I had told Dan about them a while back and ended up buying the book for him for Christmas! We He finally broke out the book and made the coconut blueberry rice cakes.
They were delicious and kept us energized! Next week we are going to try some savory ones!! Excited!!
Did anyone do anything exciting this weekend??
One last thing: The power meter!! It was crazy seeing the numbers. When we were climbing the numbers were 220+. Cadence was good and solid. My average watts was good. I need to do an outdoor test and get some solid data there!! Maybe it won’t be so bad using it after all!!