Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lake Placid, Day 3

We woke to what looked to be another gray, chilly day. But the weather guy said it would clear up and get warmer. OK. Back to yesterday's original plan: leisurely breakfast, ride north around Lake June, to and around Sebring, then circle back. A nice long ride along favorite old routes. Some sections are from rides years ago with our old bicycle club, the Highlands Pedalers. And from the Dan Henry markings along the route, they are still being used.

The ride started gray, chilly, and somewhat windy.
 But it got a little better.
 Then the gray clouds lifted, and we had one beautiful day for a bike ride.
When we got back to the motel, we stopped next door at a bright yellow food truck, Eats. It's our big discovery of the trip. Now this food truck does country food typical of the area such as gator nuggets as well as the usual burgers and hotdogs. But the owner said he kept getting requests for Cuban sandwiches, so he gave it a try. And his interpretation of a Cuban sandwich is marvelous. The bread is more of a hoagy roll than Cuban bread, but it works. He uses two kinds of roast, pulled pork. There's a long slice of pickle. Lots of gooey melted mozzarella cheese. The whole affair is toasted and pressed to perfection. A wonderful example of fusion cuisine. We liked it so much we had the Cuban sandwiches two days in a row.
 Post-ride meals don't get any better than this.