We got up at 6 AM. and did our warm up and stretch exercises, had a cup of hot green tea with lemon, dressed for the ride, packed the bikes and headed out the door by 7 AM. We decided to check out the newly painted "Bike Lane" on Weber St. into downtown Co. Springs. Heading out to the Corner Cafe downtown to get a good breakfast and RATS, we got there and found out they are CLOSED on Saturday's, ARRUGH!! :( Headed over to America the Beautiful Park to pick up the Midland Trail heading west. Stopped at two more cafes but one was not open yet and the other one had no place to park and lock up our bikes so we headed to Mc Donald's off of 31st. and remembered they had a Taco Bell decided to give their Breakfast Burrito's at try! Drat, they we not opening till 10 AM. due to a employee weekly meeting so we went to Mickey D's and got a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit only to find out we'd have to eat out in the parking lot as the lobby was still closed due to Covid requirements!!!! :( Oh well the biscuit was quite good, the day was sunny and not windy! :)
We headed for the Swimming Pool Park in Manitou Springs, found out they have FINALLY finished the make over for the trail section off of street beginning with B so we could ride the whole trail back without using the "detour" on the back road! Stopped so Jo could eat a good Fuji Apple in the shade and take a break. We headed back on the Midland Trail to the Palmer-Mesa Greenway and thought about heading to the "Crit Cafe" at the Criterium Bike Shop on the Pikes Peak Greenway. As the day was getting close to 11 AM. the heat came on quick and it went up to 90 F so we cut the ride short and headed to the Tasty Freeze Drive Inn a few blocks from the apartment. Great hot dog with grilled bun and unsweet iced tea, filled the water bottles with more ice and headed south on the Shooks Run Trail to Fontenero St. Bike Lane back to Wood Ave. then back to the apartment and the Air Conditioning, it felt good!! 20 miles round trip for ride mileage, 90 F Sunny, little breeze but Jo was pumped to actually get in the "Virtual" ride in the books so she "earned" her first ADA Tour de Cure Jersey she got to wear on the ride!!
She raised $230.00 in donations but her GOAL was $500 so she's hoping to work up to that total GOAL before the next event ride: The ADA Tour de Cure-NATIONWIDE Event Ride on September 18th. 2021. She has set her mileage goal as 30 miles round trip ride! So pls. if you can send a donation in ANY amount to her ADA Personal Donations Page if you can, it's very, very appreciated!!! :) (link below)
Link for Jo's ADA Personal Tour de Cure Donations Page for the Nationwide Event: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/jolynnondoredrider