Monday, February 29, 2016

On a "Latte" ride with the Colorado Springs Cycling Club

Managed to get in one more ride in Feb., last Saturday I went on a "cafe Latte" ride with some of the members of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. It's a mellow'er pace than most of the rides so it fit me well! The ride starts and head to different "coffee shops" in and around Colorado Springs, CO. and even though I don't drink coffee, it's usually a FUN ride. We put in about 12 miles and I had 9 miles getting to and from the ride so I ended up with around 21 miles for the day. Did have a bit of delay as I was riding "sweep" (last rider) and one of the couples on a tandem had a flat tire, twice so I headed back to the start with the Ride Leader, we loaded her bicycle into the couples SUV and she went to pick them up. I headed home and enjoyed the day!

Here's a couple of photo's of the group at the coffee house!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Some of the local area Rail Trails around Colorado Springs, CO.

Finally a ride in Feb.!!

We had a big time snow storm at the first of the month and it's taken this long for the ice to melt off some city streets and the local area rail trails! So here it is the middle of the month and I finally get in a ride! :) Mostly just side streets, bike lanes and rail trails on a decent sunny day. The first few photo's are on the Ped and Bike Bridge that spans over I-25 in Colorado Springs, the last two are of the current end point for the Shooks Run rail trail. I don't know why they can't finish the trail so it converges with Las Vegas St., then hook it up with the Tejon St. bike lane over to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Maybe someday! Hope you got in a ride lately!

Ped/Bike Bridge over I-25 in Colorado Springs, CO.

This is the down ramp on the west side of the bridge

A view thru the fence looking towards Monument Valley Park

End of  the trail for Shooks Run.