Wednesday, February 9, 2022

February 8th., 2022- Oh the weather outside has been frightful, but getting to ride again is so delightful!! :)

As the holiday song says: Man, our weather for the last week, sub-zero temps, 7 in. of snow and gray skies! :( Finally, a couple of days ago, the slow warming trend took hold and by the 8th. at least the "roads" were clear of the melting muck we headed out for a ride!  Decided to ride up to the Sacred Grounds Cafe, on the bike lane headed up to the Starsmoor Center in North Cheyenne Canyon. This gave Jo a chance to "test out" the new lower gearing set up as we changed her triple chain wheel from 30/40/52 to 22/32/44 with 152 mm crank arms! 

She likes it as it lets her spin much easier! It's a constant uphill grade from 8th. street heading up the canyon, the cafe is a nice place, and we got some hot green tea to go along with our brown bag lunch and enjoyed the sunshine on the front patio! Afterwards we decided not to ride up to the center as it's closed due to bridge repairs heading up the canyon. We flew back down to 8th. street in the bike lane, dodging patches of ICE at times! Down the Tejon St. bike lane over to the Pikes Peak Greenway to downtown Co. Springs, then over to get on Shooks Run Trail heading north. Lucky for us they are getting a lot better about plowing several of the local trail so they were mostly free of melting muck! Sorry for no photos, I was trying to take a video again, using a new homemade camera mounting set up. LOL it's not that easy to find a semi-level mounting point on a recumbent trike for a video cam! Alas, it didn't work as it was to close and you mostly just saw my shoulder so I re-did the mounting point and will give it another try on our weekly FOOD run on Weds. the 9th. Hope your weather has been better and you've been getting in the miles! :)

On Feb. 9th. we did our food run and I added a new video cam mount on the trike, so here is a short video of the "test ride" and food run! As you can see it had quite a bit of shakiness, so I've redesigned the mount and the mounting point and as soon as the weather get's decent again, it's Friday the 12th. and it's been lightly snowing on and off, so we figure Mon. or Tue. next week as it will probably take that long to get rid the "road muck" from the storm, I'll shot another video and hope for a bit less vibrations in the vid!! :)

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