Sunday, April 21, 2019

FRRTBG Road Ride: Old Pueblo Road 4/20/19

Led a group ride down a old 2 lane highway that parallels I-25 S. The road starts in Fountain, CO. and ends at the Pikes Peak International Raceway. JoLynn and I rode the 8 miles from our storage unit to John Metcalf Park in Fountain, CO. There were several "rides/events" going on in the area on 4/20 so it ended up being, Me, JoLynn, Bob and his daughter Amy on her first Trike ride!! Old Pueblo Rd. doesn't have any emergency lanes and it winds thru the semi-arid part of Colorado Springs along Fountain Creek. It was a great day to ride, 80F, partly cloudy with just a slight breeze, the traffic wasn't too bad for a Saturday, we even got passed by a very fast group of Olympic Training Center bicyclist's, they were quite friendly for going as fast as they were! Bummer, the visitor center at PPIR was closed, but LOL, at least the porta-potty was open and clean!

 It was a round trip of about 20 miles and a total of 33 miles for JoLynn and I, the longest ride we've been on in a looooong time! Although the last part was bit rough on JoLynn, we've got to remember she NEEDS to eat something every 10 miles to keep her blood sugar level up above 90. That and I'm having a real PIA time with my "TAILBONE" and the mesh seat on my Terra Trike Tour II, it's putting so much pressure against my tailbone, I'm getting uncomfortable at 10 miles and was in sore agony by 30 miles?? I have a full seat pad and it's reclined as far as I can get it and I've loosened and tighten straps but northing is helping, RATS! Otherwise it was a excellent ride with great company!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

FRRTBG Group Ride 4/6/2019

JoLynn and I rode from the storage unit over to the start point of the ride at El Pomar Youth Sports Park, it's 3.5 miles and we have to ride in the emergency lane of a 4 lane highway to get to Las Vegas St. and pick up the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Larry from the group showed up and took off for the Sacred Grounds Café heading up to the North Cheyenne Canyon area via the "dirt" part of the Pikes Peak Greenway to the Tejon St. Bike Lane, which flows into the Cheyenne Blvd. Bike Lane. It was partly cloudy/sunny 60F so the temps changed with the thickness of the cloud cover but it never rained on us! :) At the Café we had lunch and then headed back, had a flat, caused by a bad seam in a tube so we stopped at "Bicycle Experience" on Tejon St. so I could get a spare tube! Larry headed north and we headed back to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail heading south and back to our storage area in Security! 20.15 miles RT. with some good climbs heading up towards the North Cheyenne Canyon entrance! Good food, Good RIDE, GREAT DAY! :)
Larry striking a pose at the Sacred Grounds Café for lunch.

Fountain Creek on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail heading south, "the dirt part of the trail"