Thursday, March 16, 2023

March 15, 2023-Food, Lunch and Lumber Ride

With temps in the low 30 F and snow showers or rain coming on Thursday, sadly, we had to use a very nice day to go and get the weeks FOOD! Got up and walked to the storage unit hand pulling both the battery and gear cart and the cargo trailer. Hooked up the cargo trailer and off to the Walmart Neighborhood Market Place. Did the shopping, loaded up the trailer and Jo's panniners and headed back to the apartment via side roads as part of the Rock Island Trail is blocked off as they are finally, starting to build the "Rock Island Connector" which will hook both Rock Island and Shooks Run into the Pikes Peak Greenway!! For us it will mean not having to use the back streets to get to the store, etc. Can't wait till it's up and working! :)

Food unloaded we kept the trailer on my trike and headed north on the Pikes Peak Greenway up to the Starbuck's at Colorado University Village Center for unsweetened iced tea and to eat our brown bag lunch. Then headed over to Lowes and got a 1x8x4 board so I can make a 2nd. shelf in out homemade shelf unit in the storage unit. Strapped the board to the top of the trailer and then decided to use the detour trail up to Criterium Bike Shop and then head south on the PPGW back to the storage unit to tuck in the trikes. Walked the battery cart and the cargo trailer home to apt., not enough room in a 5x10 unit for both trikes and cargo trailer. We hope to one day be able to afford to rent a 10x10 unit that could hold both trikes and trailer. The afternoon got cloudy and brought on stronger winds but the temps held up nicely on our walk home. 1.2 miles each way from the apt. to the unit so we got in a 16 mile ride and a 2.4 mile walk! Wet, cold, snow or rain tomorrow on Thursday and cold cloudy temps thru Saturday, RATS! Winter needs to leave and bring on Spring!! 

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