Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bradely Road "road ride"

Today we did a much more "uphill inclined" road ride  over Bradley Rd. by the Bluestem Prairie Open Space, then into Widefield and down 85/87 to the town of Fountain to share a "excellent"  Club Sandwich and Salad at the Western Omelet CafĂ©! It started out chilly and gray but we got into a bit of sunshine as we rode on, around 60F with a strongish breeze. Stopped at a little Park in Fountain to take a photo or two then headed home! 21.02 miles, 60F clouds and a bit of sun, mild winds. We are trying to build up for our Memorial Weekend Getaway up to Glenwood Springs, CO. to ride the Glenwood Canyon Trail! :) We tried to do a video but couldn't get our cheap digital camera to "stay on" for the ride, going to have to find a used Go Pro camera soon!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mother's Day Awesome Ride!

We volunteered to be Ride Leaders for our group, Front Range Recumbent Trike/Bike Group on a very awesome, sunny, 70 F with very light breeze Mothers Day! We started out of our storage area in northern Security and headed to our start point at America The Beautiful Park in down town Colorado Springs, CO. We didn't have anyone else show up so we headed out of the park to pick up the Midland Trail heading west towards Manitou Springs Swimming Pool/Park. The tandem is slow but it's really great to be able to hold a conversation without having to YELL at each other! :) Just a great day to RIDE so we also had lunch at the Subways just outside the park. Round Trip: 30.15 miles for the day, sweet! 6.4 avg. speed/17.7 max speed, 788 ft. of elevation.
Our starting point at the Julie Penrose Fountain, America the Beautiful Park

Our Tandem, (Nelly Bell),  Terra Trike Rover, loaded up for a RIDE!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We finally got a TANDEM Recumbent Trike!!

Our first tandem experience was on a new 2011,  Trek 900 DF Recreational Tandem. We really liked being a "Tandem Team" but due to my Reiter's Syndrome (arthritis), I was having a lot of joint pain (knees) due to having to "hold up" the weight of a passenger and a heavier tandem so we sold off the tandem, but have still wished we could get one again!

 On April 27th, 2019 we bought a "used",  Terra Trike Rover Trike with a "Tandem addition kit"! It has a very different drive train, a Efneo 3 speed internal drive unit, instead of a "triple" chain wheel (up front) and a NuVinci 330 CVT rear hub (in the rear) also all gears internal so we have "no derailleurs"!  Angletech our local recumbent dealer delivered the tandem trike to us at 5:30 PM so we didn't get a chance to ride it that day. We are really Happy to be a "TANDEM TEAM" again! :)
[NOTE* We've sold Jolynn's TT Cruiser trike and will sell my TT Tour II trike in January 2020, when JoLynn retires and goes on her "earned" Social Security Retirement, then we will ONLY have and ride the Tandem Trike!]