Sunday, May 29, 2011

76 miles to ice cream Heaven

My buddy Mitchell and I went on a 76 mile bike ride for the coveted Three Rivers Ice cream.  We went from Visalia, CA to Three Rivers, CA. I brought two homemade bean and cheese burritos, a nutrigrain bar, a balance bar and some water for this trip.  The ride was flat for about the first hour and then once we got close to Lake Kaweah, the hills showed their faces.  Starting off small and then progressively getting larger as we hit the lake and went past it.

We jumped in the chilly lake for a little bit and had a lady take a picture of us.  Some kid wouldn't stop making obnoxiously loud and funny fart noises on the lake and it was funny seeing other people jump into the freezing cold lake with us.  Then we finally made it to the ice cream shop and it was CLOSED! We were a little upset but it wasn't that big of a deal. Then the owner came outside and invited us in.  I was full of joy.  I ended up getting some delicious-ass orange sherbert and strawberry ice cream while Mitch settled for the butterfinger.

On the way back to Visalia, it seemed like the hills never stopped.   Once we hit the flat stretch home, I started getting immensely sleepy and kind of delirious.  A dog was about an inch from biting Mitch's leg off and I could not stop laughing uncontrollably.  The whole ride ended up taking 6:15 give or take 30-45 due to jumping in the lake and stopping for ice cream. Here are some pictures from the ride.

Here are shots of Lake Kaweah.






This was take 15, it takes an enormous amount of skill to do this on first try hahah


And to the victors go the spoils.





*Update: I found out that the ice cream place we went to was NOT the world famous ice cream place so we will have to do the ride again soon! 

*Update: Dejch's comment reminded me that I had drank copious amounts of alcohol the night before and at 8 am the ride was up in the air.  But I powered through and made it to the holy land of ice cream!  Never drinking ANYTHING ALCOHOLIC before a ride like that.

15 comments:

  1. Oh well, at least it looked like a fun ride down. And I'm sure you'll have a good ride the next time, along with some better ice cream!

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  2. Wow nice trip. I did like a 30 km ride with a friend and was dead tired :p

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  3. Beautiful place! Keep posting

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  4. way to go! really good photographs!

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  5. i did it once 50km on a hangover and i almost died.

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  6. wow great road, great weather nice pics :)

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  7. Awesome weather for a biking. Lovely lake and mountaints. Gotta love it.

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  8. Wow, that's impressive, like your writing =D

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  9. I'd be pissed if it was the wrong ice cream place, lol.

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  10. I think I would buy any ice cream.

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  11. damn dude looks so hard...gotta be in such great shape

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