Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July 4, 2022- We ride in a local Independence Day Parade and then headed out for a Lunch Ride!

 Well, the rest of June we did a few local rides on mixed trails and loops. We live on the outskirts of a older area of Colorado Springs, CO. called: The Historic Old Northend. Lot's of very expensive old Victorian type homes dating back to the mid 1800's in the days of the Gold rush in Cripple Creek, CO. The millionaire's built their mansion's on Wood Ave in growing Colorado Springs. LOL, no we live in a older 1970's apartment complex at the very norther edge of the Old Northend no mansion for us! ;) We found out there local neighborhood association has a little July 4th. Parade and has done this for the last 50 years!!  We found out about it too late to be a part of it last year so we decorated our trikes and joined in on the festivities!!

 We stagged on Wood Ave. at Bonington Park, lot's of kids on bikes, scooters, etc. and parents with strollers, wagons, etc. The Ave. had flags up and down the park had tables with treats for the kids after the parade. It was a 1 mile loop around the area a really big crowd showed up and we headed out. It finished back at the Park, from there we headed out to do a lunch ride and just enjoy being out riding our trikes on a beautiful Independence Day! Here is a video, sorry but due to a "camera or operator ERROR", I only have footage of the "stagging for the parade and NONE of the actual parade, RATS!! The rest is of the lunch ride! 

After 20 miles we headed back home, put the trikes away and pulled out the little indoor George Forman Grill to cook up some Hebrew Nation Jumbo Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Zesty lentil crips and sliced apple with unsweet iced tea, YUM!! Hope you Independence Day Holiday was grand, Sadly we aren't near any of the local area fireworks displays so we watched the Macy's Fireworks show from New York in a dark living room on the TV, just a excellent day to be alive and ride a Recumbent TRIKE!! :)

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