Sunday, October 18, 2020

Current Economic Situation SUCKS!! The end of our Recumbent Wanderings! :(

 Hello all who have been kind enough to actually follow us and our triking experiences on this blog! Well as you know we are both 65, retired and living ONLY on our Social Security Retirement's which even added to each other only come out to $26,500.00 a year!! Between prices soaring and being stuck in a very expensive place to live, (Colorado Springs, CO.) we just aren't making ends meet so we have decided to again, DOWN SIZE and sell our recumbent trikes! :(  1st. of all we will be able to close down the needed "Storage Unit" the trikes have to have and maybe we can look at NON-E-Assist bicycles as we could garage them in our upstairs apartment, looking at all possibilities but it doesn't change the fact the TRIKES have to be sold! Yep, it SUCKS but it's life in the current real world.

 So this is to let you know, this could be the LAST POST for our "Recumbent Trike" Blog! The Future could bring changes, so stay tuned! Thanks again for checking us out and to those who actually subscribed, it's been a blast! :) So for now: Take care, Ride SAFE and have FUN! END OF LINE! BYE :(

Friday, October 9, 2020

A quick start to riding in October 2020

 It's suppose to be VERY WINDY on Sunday, (Oct. 11) so we decided to get our rides in during the week days as we have a 5K Volksmarch in Woodland Park, CO. on Saturday the 10th! On Weds. the 7th. we decided to head out and ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail. We got to the Union Blvd. crossing and it was blocked off from all sides due to "gutter" construction so sadly we did a U-turn back down the trail and headed back downtown and did a ride of lot's of the Bike Lanes throughout the DT area. Ended up with 23 miles, semi-sunny but still a bit smoky from the forest fires in the West! We stopped at Panera Bread for some ice tea and then ate our brown bag lunch on the pavilion at the University Shopping Center. After a few more misc. miles here and there we headed back to the storage unit, tucked in the trikes and walked back to the apt.!

A bit of Color Change on the Cottonwood Creek Trail

The just put in place, SKY BRIDGE that will connect America the Beautiful Park and the Olympic & Paralympic Museum, down town Co. Springs, CO.

Friday October 9th., We decided to do a Big Loop Run, headed up the PP Greenway to take the Sinton Trail west, Foothills Trail and 31st. St. Bike Lane south, Midland and Creekside Trails west over to Schryver Park in Manitou Springs for our brown bag lunch. Headed east on the Midland into America the Beautiful Park, thru some down town bike lanes/side streets over to pick up Shooks Run Trail north back to the Pikes Peak Greenway, then Polk Ave. and Wood Ave. back to the storage area, tucked in the trikes and walked back to the apt.! 21 miles RT, 85 F+, sunny with for once a nicely CLEAR sky and view of Pikes Peak and the area foothills! Perfect day for a ride! :)

Monday, October 5, 2020

Local area trails, bike lanes, etc., September 26 and 30th. Just getting in any ride before it finally turns COLD!

 LOL, well since we haven't received any more Stimulus Money from the Fed. Government, we've just been hanging around our local area and getting in rides while the warm weather still clings on as we enter Fall and cold of WINTER on the way! On Thursday the 26th. we headed north on the Pikes Peak Greenway, then east on the Templeton Gap Trail over to Nancy Lewis Park for our brown bag lunch got back on the T-Gap Trail heading west this time back to the Greenway, then headed west on the Sinton Trail over to 3lst. Street, turned around again and headed back to the storage unit as we were going to our monthly "Game Night" with friends so we had to get back to the apt. to clean up! 16 miles RT, warm and sunny! 

September 30th. We headed out from the storage unit and took the back streets over to the Rock Island Trail heading east got to the current end at Powers Blvd. T-Gap Road bike lane heading south and then picked up back streets and rode different bike lanes and streets around and throughout down town Colorado Springs and came back heading north on the Cascade St. bike lane! LOL, had a guy pass us and give us a SNUB look of disgust, like oh it's those slow trikes, why don't they ride a rear bicycle!! Well I shifted up to the big chain ring and put the E-assist on 1 and hauled up behind him and stuck to his rear wheel for several blocks, then just blew by him, guess he found out the old folks on the Trikes are capable of hauling bunns if we CHOSE too, ;). 21 miles RT, sunny and a bit smoky due to the forest fires in So. WY. and No. CO. Hope the weather keeps up for a bit longer, not ready to have to bundle up just to ride!!! 

Lunch stop on the Rock Island Trail