Saturday, January 25, 2020

Finally a ride after a move into Colorado Springs and very close to the trail system

Well we finally found a place and we are out and FREE of family!! :) We found a 1 bedroom apt. about 150 ft. from the Monument Valley Trail which is the center part of the Pikes Peak Greenway thru Colorado Springs from north to south! Sadly our trikes won't fit thru the firedoors so we had to find a close storage unit and luckly for us, we found one within a few blocks!! :) Between moving, unpacking, apt. set up and cold weather we haven't got a chance to ride our trikes till today, (Sat. Jan. 25, 2020). We needed to go to the 8th. street Wal-Mart to transfer JoLynn's meds. so we walked over to the storage unit and got the trikes out, cleaned and oiled the chains, aired up the tires and we headed south on the Greenway thru Colorado Springs and America The Beautiful Park and took the trail over to Wal-Mart the trail turns into the Bear Creek Trail just outside Wal-Mart. After that we headed back to America The Beautiful Park and had a brow bag lunch.

We decided to head back via back streets and pick up the Shooks Run Trail, part of the "Legacy Loop" system around Colorado Springs on the eastern side of down town. We rode up the trail and decided to check and see if a old corner store/deli was still open but sadly it was boarded up. We headed up Shooks Runs going north and stopped at a local coffee shop for a hot coco, it's pretty new called the Good Neighbors Meeting House, really good hot coco! We then headed back and stopped a a local Safeway for some protein bars. headed up the back streets to the storage unit, did a couple of accessory additions to both trikes and then walked home as the sun was setting! :) 13 miles RT, 52F partly cloudy with sun, it sure felt great to get back out on the trikes and even better not to have to load and unload the pick up truck!! :)

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