We've been getting in a lot of "utility rides" and short rides using the different area urban trails and bike lanes throughout Colorado Springs, CO. lately. The last ride was yesterday Nov. 13th. We had some last minute errands to the post office and paying the cellphone bill so we just headed out the Weber St. Bike Lane to down town over to pick up Shooks Run trail headed north from Pikes Peak Ave. back up to head east on the Rock Island Trail to the Templeton Gap Bike Lane over to Nancy Lewis Park for our brown bag lunch. It was kinda gray, quite cloudy and very breezy!! We then headed down the sidewalk along Fillmore to the Post Office and over to the T-Mobile store. Got across the street and headed east along Fillmore to a back road over to pick up the T-Gap Trail heading back west. Stopped at Porta Park for a break and then headed over to pick up the Pikes Peak Greenway north, then the Sinton Trail heading west again. Our destination was heading to our local recumbent bike shop, Angletech www.cycledifferent.com for their yearly "Open House" event, hot coco and cookies served and the hot coco was appreciated! It did finally get sunny and started to warm a bit by about 1 pm. we got to the shop at 2:15 pm and stayed for the festivities till 4:15 pm, then headed home via Sinton and the PPGW to make it home just as it was getting DARK!! 19 miles RT, the late afternoon was quite nice, made for FUN day, just kick'in around on the Recumbents! :) PS: The 1st. 3 photo's are from our Nov. 7th. ride up the Cottonwood Creek Trail, the last 2 photo's are from our Nov 13th. ride to end up at Angletech's Open House Event!
|Pikes Peak in the background on the T-Gap Trail|
|The foothills looking to the north|