There was still a crisp feeling in the air as we pedaled southward on HWY 89, then eastward on Pioneer Trail (part of the iconic Lincoln Highway). I like this loop because it has a lot of ups and downs until you get back to Tahoe Blvd. making for a good workout. The last 5 miles back to the campground are mostly flat, and provide a nice cooling down period.
I think this is only the second time we have ridden the tandem since we arrived in SLT*, and we really need to do this more often, but, of course, that requires the agreement of two people. I think I've got TLE agreeing to do this ride more often.
We stopped off at a thrift store we had not visited since our first week here. They have a large selection of used tools there, and each time I have visited I have come away with something I needed, and this visit was no exception. I bought a wood splitting "wedge" and an electrical cord "pigtail" that I can plug into one of my extension cords to give myself 3 outlets instead of one.
From there we headed back to the "Y" (intersection of HWY's 50 and 89) stopping at a local bike shop called "South Shore Bikes" to pick up a couple of inner tubes for the tandem and my Cannondale Bad Boy. The other reason we had not ridden the tandem was because there was a pretty bad leak in the front tire.
Then it was over to Starbucks to grab an "everything bagel" and a couple of frappucinno's. We arrived back home around 11:30 in time to take our showers, and settle in to watch the aforementioned World Cup match.