Sunday, November 25, 2018

A "New To ME" trike for BJ!

Sunseeker EZ-Tad SX I bought "New to ME" in November 2018!

Although I've really enjoyed my Sunseeker Eco-Tad SX Trike, especially after updating it from a 7 speed freewheel to a 9 speed cassette set up, I'll admit that I've wanted a trike with bit more "sport" in it and the non-tiller type handlebars. Well I was at my local recumbent shop, here in Colorado Springs, CO. and found a used Sunseeker EZ-Tad SX, 24 speed that needed a good home. ;)  Lucky for me, Angletech has a program for us "cash strapped" recumbent riders so with a small down payment, I put it on "Layaway"!  I picked it up last week, added new tires and had the "chain wheel set", changed from the stock, 30/40/52 to a 22/32/44 set so I could more easily climb all our local HILLS!! :)  The EZ-Tad SX feels like a "Sports Car" compared to the Eco-Tad SX so it was a good change for me.  I know that "Sunseeker" is NOT the highest rated of recumbent trikes but I've owned both Sunseeker recumbent "bikes and trikes" and for me and my style/pace of riding, they work well! :)

Sunseeker Eco-Tad SX I bought "NEW" in Jan. 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

2nd time riding the "River Trail" at Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo, CO.

We set up a Nov 10. ride on the "River Trail" at Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo, CO. This is a older, part urban and part "State Park" trail, it's about 21 miles long but we only rode 13 miles due to being late in the year, sunshine wise! We started at the Wildlife Discovery Center/Coyote Grill/Café, which is on the trail itself. This was a "Slow & Easy Trike Riders of the Pikes Peak Region", group ride but only myself and my wife JoLynn showed up to RIDE! This is a mostly concrete trail and most of it is in good shape so it's quite enjoyable and from East/West directions it follows the Arkansas River. It's a older 8ft. wide trail but it's got good views and only a few hills/inclines over the whole trail! The day was a perfect late fall day, Sunny, 60F, just a breeze. We rode out to the "Confluence Trail Head' and back to the Coyote Grill for a great lunch! LOL, BTW, this was Saturday, on Sunday it SNOWED 6+ inches in Pueblo and Colorado Springs so our timing was PERFECT! ;)
At the Wildlife Discovery Center/Coyote Grill to start the ride

Heading East on the trail, can you spot the guy who's Fly Fishing in the River?

The Man made "Kayak Area" on the Arkansas River, just south of down town Pueblo, CO. 

Runyon Lake, a fishing spot

Heading back, with the Arkansas River, "glistening" in the November Sunshine

Getting LUNCH at the Coyote Grill after a FUN ride :)

Monday, November 5, 2018

Catching up!

Been a bit since I've updated the blog, since the last post my wife and I have started a local recumbent trike group, called the "Slow & Easy Trike Riders of the Pikes Peak Region", we've put on 3 or 4 rides and gained 7 members since October! Doing mostly area rides around Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, we are a "very mellow paced" riding group, if you want to go FAST, this ain't your group!! Myself and one other member rode in the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 3rd.