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! :)

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