BJ and JoLynn Ondo's Recumbent Wanderings
Our rides on the trails and roads in and around Colorado Springs, CO. The Pikes Peak Region, the State of Colorado or where ever we roam on our Recumbent Trikes! Also, any upgrades of equipment or accessories on the trikes we add and general thoughts on riding a recumbent trike! :)
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Here is the stats on the system:
EBO 48V Burly Electric Bike Kit
Designed for the rugged bike riders, this kit features a plastic battery case with an integrated controller. It averages 30 miles without pedaling. Range will increase significantly to 30-60 miles with pedal assist modes. Maximum speed of 28 mph with the 48V system.
Battery - 48V 12.8AH Lithium-ion Dolphin Battery (LG Cell) with an Integrated Controller, Mounting Bracket and Charger
Electric Motor – 48V 350W (812W Peak Power) Brushless Geared Motor Disc or Pad Brake Type (Front or Rear Freewheel Type)
Open Sizes - 100mm, 120mm, or 135mm
Rim and Spokes Sizes - 16", 20", 24", 26", 27.5", 28", 29" or 700C
Battery Colors - Black
Electric Motor Colors - Silver or Black
Controller – 48V 17A
Clamp Diameters - 22.2mm
Display – KT LCD3 U or KT LCD8S U with Integrated USB port (EBO/JULET Quick Connectors)
Throttle – Thumb or Twist (EBO/JULET Quick Connectors)
E-Brake – Two motor disruptor brake levels (EBO/JULET Quick Connectors) or Disruptor Sensor.
Wiring - EBO/JULET Quick Connect Anti-Water Lines (Wire Harnesses Lengths: 1220mm front motor to controller or 305mm rear motor to controller, 720mm components to controller) Other wire harness lengths are available upon request.
Pedal Assist System - 1:1PAS with 5 Levels of Assist Modes, 8 Magnet Sensor
So now we wait for the system to arrive and get it installed, hopefully it won't be delayed due to the continuing Corona Virus up scaling here in Colorado!! :( LOL, I think I'm looking forward to the install more than JoLynn as she feels a bit guilty as we can't afford the E-assist for me. I feel she needs it NOW where I feel I can live without it for 5 more years, hopefully by then it will be even Cheaper and more affordable! :)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
|My not so good attempt at a photo of JoLynn in back while riding! ;)|
|Was hoping to get a photo of Pikes Peak as we headed down a back street to the Pike Peak Greenway, dang trees!! :(|
|Bridge over Fountain Creek heading out of America The Beautiful Park to pick up the Pike Peak Greenway.|
|The new Cascade St. Bike Lane, we LOVE it!!|
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
We took a route the used both the Pikes Peak Greenway, Pine St. trail and the Midland/Creekside trail to the skate bowl park in Manitou Springs found a empty picnic table and had lunch, then headed back the same way, we were going to stay out a little longer and take the Shooks Run trail back but the winds and clouds were threating so we headed back to the storage unit to tuck the trikes in and do our short walk home, we did stop at a 7-11 and got a couple of bannans which tasted great!
|Picnic Spot at the skateboard park in Manitou Springs|
|Creekside Trail thru the park and into Manitou Springs down town area.|
|Midland Trail by 26th. Street|
|Pine St. I-25 Trail|
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Sadly I can see this day coming but I really hope this virus finally starts to slow down or they come up with a vaccine ASAP!! We will ride as much as we can before it happens but the weather is total crap shoot again here on Tues. It was WET, COLD and gray all day. I still haven't gotten our "tax refund" from federal due to the bozo people that did our taxes not sending in a vital document so it got delayed! I got it to the IRS finally and we MIGHT get it in 2 weeks or it could be 8 weeks, arrugh. I've put a Terra Trike Traveler "folding trike" (used of course!), on Layaway and put down a good down payment but still owe $800 so I NEED this refund to get here so I can pay it off, sell my current TT Rover trike and then we can quit paying for a "storage unit" and bring the trikes into the apartment and save us $82.00 a month!!!
Sorry no photo but I was enjoying being OUTSIDE so much I didn't bother with taking any photo's and my limited internet (through my phone, threaded into my lap top), it's VERY SLOW so I can't upload my video's to my You Tube Channel sorry! Hope you all get out to ride before we all "can't" anymore.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
We headed up to Cottonwood Recreational Park for our brown bag lunch but we decided to take Jim up to where the current concrete trail ends and it turns into a bit of rough single track dirt trail. The big surprise was that the concrete trail now continues north of that spot but we didn't have time to explore the new section today so we will save that for another ride! Headed back to the park and the only open in the winter "porta-potty", then found a picnic table to eat lunch. Headed back down the trail, which is a lot of nice "down hill" heading south! We pulled into the parking lot with 18 miles RT and a new friend! Jim folded up and packed his trike into his compact car, (gota love the folding trikes!), JoLynn and I headed back down the PPGW trail over to Polk St. then up the back street over to Wood Ave. and back to the storage unit, then we walked home. :)
|LOL, well I managed to not get either JoLynn or Jim in the photo, some times it's hard to see the details when using a phone on a gray cloudy day! ;)|
Monday, February 17, 2020
We headed South on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail then over to the Fontanero St. Trailhead and then over to a trail that has no name, it goes south along the sound wall of I-25 S. but it does make it so we don't have to ride in the semi-muddy dirt of parts of the Greenway Trail!! :) We took that over to pick up a bike lane over to Walnut St. and down to pick up the Midland Trail just past the main junction of the Greenway and the Midland Trail in America The Beautiful Park. Headed towards the little park that has the Manitou Springs, Swimming Pool and again ran into a lot of water on the trail. At 18th. Street intersection the way was blocked by a fairly deep puddle, lucky for us it didn't get up to Seat Level so we just slowly rode thru it!
We arrived at the park and ya gota LOVE Manitou Springs, not only do they keep the restrooms OPEN in the winter some are HEATED!! :) We made up our Brown Bag Lunch at the only picnic table with a dry spot around it!! Then we headed back the same way, the day was partly sunny and it did get chilly when the sun went totally under the clouds at times. We got back to the storage unit and cleaned up the trikes the best we could, cleaned and re-lubed the chains and tucked the trikes in! :) Alas, more SNOW coming in Tues. and Weds. with very LOW temps for highs, RATS! Spring is a long ways away here in So. Colorado.
Sunday, February 2, 2020
We headed north/east as the trail follows a huge ditch for flood drainage so it's out of traffic and pretty quite! We passed Portal Park and then headed to our favorite city park here in Colorado Springs, the Nancy Lewis Park off Old Templeton Gap Rd. it's a bit off the actual trail but there is short back street and Bike Lane access to the park.
|The view at our favorite city park, Nancy Lewis Park, it's always full of families on a Sunny Day! :)|
We ate our brown bag lunch and talked to a very nice senior lady from Germany who's moved to the USA with her husband, who sadly passed away. She was really interested in our trikes as they rode bicycles in Germany for years! We headed back up to the trail and headed north but vered off to the east thought I was taking us back to the Greenway but my memory isn't as good as it used to be we ended up back at the Bike Lane on Old Templeton Gap Rd. and then pick up the Rock Island Trail back to the storage unit and LOL, I did a hours worth of more "adjustments" to our trikes. Tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 3rd. it's going to drop "40" degrees from today's record high temp. of 70F and we've got SNOW coming late in the day and most of the day Tuesday, YUCK!! :( We walked home and started dinner! :)