Tuesday, May 23, 2023

May 2023, Catch up on the rides!

 May has been a VERY Rainy month so far so we done a lot more "indoor rides on the exercise bike lately! So here's a bit of a recap to bring us up to date. 

May 17- Headed up the Sinton Trail to Angletech for a service appointment on my ICE trike. Found out I needed a new chain, rear derailleur adjustment and shifter cable. Yikes, it takes 3 normal bicycle chains on a recumbent so out $100 dollars, ouch. The lite sprinkles forced me to head back to the storage unit and a quick walk home.

[Angletech host's Spokes for Strokes, a special group for stroke survivors, etc. on recumbents]

May 20- The day dawned VERY FOGGY!! It wasn't a wet fog thank goodness and I headed out to the north end of C. Springs (Tutt and Barnes), to buy a older GoPro 3 White version video cam. It was a mix of trail, street, sidewalks, etc. as road construction and all the rain made a lot of MUD in several places! Blocked of road, unfinished sidewalks, etc. so it was slow going! I finally got to the Kum & Go store to meet the seller and the deal was done but the camera didn't have a sim card so I packed it away and back into the FOG heading south and west to the storage unit and another quick walk (1.2 miles) home 18 miles round trip.

(Progress on the Rock Island Connector Trail, concrete work started, YEA!) 

May 21, Jo and I headed out to Manitou Springs via the Midland Trail, stopped at Starbuck's on Co. Ave. and 31st. St. for brown bag lunch and unsweet iced tea! Then into Manitou where the Midland turns into the Creek Walk Trail. for many years this concrete trail ended at Schriver Park (Swimming Pool) but now they are finally extending it to go to the Manitou Chamber of Commerce Bldg. and Natural Spring Park!! From there it's a short ride into downtown Manitou Springs via Lover's Lane (back road) or Manitou Ave. Headed back the same way but rode thru downtown C. Springs to pick up the Weber St. bike lane over to Cascade St. and ending at the "unit". As usual, the walk home. 

 May 22- Well on top of rain, we now have heavy SMOKE from a massive fire in Canada of all places that's found it's way hear to Southern CO.!! We headed out for a ride, to Search for a Sim Card for my new to me GoPro 3 White video Cam. Headed up Sinton Trail over to Centennial Blvd. to see if the STAPLES store might carry Sim Cards and yes they do. Got the card installed in the camera but LOL, didn't set it right so what should have been a hour plus video is only 15 mins. and two still photos, oh well live and learn. We stopped at 7-11 and got a yummy Big Bite Hot Dog and ate the rest of our BB lunch standing up. Needed to do a couple more errands so we headed south and east back over to Shooks Run Trail and the old Bonn Shopping Center. From there back to the "unit" via Cascade St. bike lane and a back street and you guessed it, walked home!! Just a couple of photos due to the SMOKE, couldn't even see more than a outline of the foothills and Pikes Peak, hope the winds change so we can get rid of it buy the weekend! 

BTW, Have a Thoughtful Memorial Day and weekend, Pls. take your time and REMEBER what the true meaning is. Honor those that have Fallen in the service of our country, thanks! 

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