Friday, April 24, 2020

A point and shoot type ride and updates

On Weds. 22nd. of April we headed out for a ride with no particular destination in mind. The day before we moved the trikes out of the apartment and back into a storage unit as it was just too much hassle hauling the trikes up a flight of steep stairs and and thru "not quite wide enough" doorways!! The other thing is that with the addition of a rear hub e-assist motor and battery Jo's trike is now HEAVY and mine when they finish the e-assist install will be a little heavier yet, we are 65 years old and having to do "contorting bending" to get the trikes into the apt. is REALLY hard on my lower back!!!

We did luck out we found another close storage area and it was even "cheaper" for the monthly rent than the last one! :) We've just decided it's the only way it will work now that the trikes will both be e-assisted trikes! So we headed out on a semi-warm but VERY windy day, heading south on Cascade Ave. Bike Lane, with the killer tailwind we got up to 30 mph. the posted speed limit!! ;) Rode that bike lane over to the Colorado Ave. Bike Lane into America The Beautiful Park in down town C. Springs. the park is closed off but it's open around the Julie Penrose Fountain so we stopped and ate our brown bag lunch while sitting on a short retaining wall!! We then headed west of the Midland Trail, we decided to head up the 31st. Street Bike Lane till we reached the Foot Hills Trail that passes outside of the Garden of the Gods entry way. We did run into a big time head wind and with several short/steep spots on the trail it was tough fighting the WIIND.

JoLynn's E-assist gave her a real advantage in the WIND and HILLS so she had to wait for ME, which is becoming very normal now, LOL. I'll be happy to get my e-assist system installed so we can run those inclines at the same speed/pace! We then headed over to Angletech ( to get a potty break and I paid off the balance of the new 8 speed "freewheel" I had to buy to work with the rear E-hub motor (cassettes don't work?) and a quick adjustment on JoLynn's trike, then we headed down the trail towards the storage area. Pulled the battery as we have to take it home and charge it. Yes, it is a bit of a hassle but much easier than dragging the trikes up and down the stairs!!!
A quick stop on the 31st. Street bike lane for a water break, (it's hard to get a drink while riding when wearing a mask!!)

Heading north on the Foothills Trail to head south at 31st. and Garden of the Gods Road to Angletech!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You guys have some beautiful trails. We need to schedule a visit to your area.