Inspired by my previous post, I decided to blow off Spinning class this morning in favor of a real bike ride outside. Not one of those 25 milers on my road bike today, though. Instead I hopped on my old faithful, Trek, and rode to Troy to reap some harvest at the Farmer's Market. The ride over was wonderful! There was a gorgeous breeze blowing in from the Hudson and it felt great to be outside. Today's market was in a slightly different location due to today's Troy Pig Out - River Street, and I really loved this set-up. Shops were open and the market snaked its way around the monument in a way that led shoppers in a counterclockwise fashion that made seeing everything really easy. I picked up some lovely things, including peaches, tomatoes, leeks and rainbow beets. Unfortunately I seemed to have lost my leeks somewhere on the way home, probably going up the hill on Second Avenue. I'm sure there is a joke in there just waiting for your creativity. Oh, well - it gives me a good excuse to ride to another market soon.