We don't want to go FAST, we just wanted help on the hills and long uphill grades so we don't have to feel like we are being pushed to hard and can't enjoy the ride! We like to go slow enough so as to enjoy our surroundings when we ride as we ride for FUN, not really for fitness or exercise. The day started out cloudy and cool but it did finally become partly sunny and around 60F by Noon so it was good, we stopped at a couple of places in the GoG and took a couple of photos of the Garden Plaza/Parking area with the new observation deck and at Balanced Rock and Steamboat Rock where the road continues out of the park and into Manitou Springs, CO. We stopped at a park and found a empty picnic table for our brown bag lunch and then headed home the Creekside and Midland Trails to our storage unit to tuck the trikes back in. The dark/gray clouds came back over Pikes Peak and we did get sprinkled on a little but it didn't really rain so we got lucky!
|Steamboat Rock (left) and Balanced Rock (Right)|