Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter Day to All, LOL, as usual, I'm catching up, so come along for the RIDES!

 First off, May YOU have a joyous and Happy Easter Day! Here's recap of up to March 30th on our rides! 

March 28, well we have had a lot of "cold and windy days", luckly, not much snow! We did finally get out on the 28th. on a Sunny and breezy day. Headed out to Manitou Springs via the Midland and Creek Walk Trails. Decided to try to capture some of the really nice parks on the Creek Walk Trail so we took a video and photos. They are dredging the Duck Pond in Schyever Park so it's not as peaceful as normal! 

March 29th., They have officially opened the newly concreted Phase One section of the  "Westside" Monument Creek Trail, sadly it's a long way from being completely done! Fountain Creek flows through the Middle of the norther portion of the Monument Valley Park. This section has a Trail on "each side" of the Creek. The Eastside is all dirt and very wide, the Westside is slowly being concreted and both are a part of the "Pikes Peak Greenway System"! 

LOL, we don't like to ride on DIRT so we wanted to try the new concrete section of the Westside Trail and then we bounced down the DIRT sections of Phase 2 and Phase 3 to show you the whole Westside Trail! Sunny and Breezy, then we headed south over to the Tejon St. Bike Lane to go to McDonalds for an iced tea to have with our brown bag lunch. Headed back the same way, fun ride! 

March 30th., I've got a rattle in my trike so we rode up to  Angletech to have them check it out. Man, it was Gray, Cloudy and COLD!!!! We got up there and the we thought the "internals" in the Drum brake/Generator Hub was coming apart. I don't really care for the old light it's not bright so I had the tech remove all the Generator Internals. 

LOL, well for about 1/2 a mile it was Quite, now it's become an "on and off" RATTLE instead of a constant RATTLE, RATS! Decided I'd make another appointment for later, hopefully we can figure it out soon! The sun did come out so we headed down the sidewalk on the Garden of the Gods Road to pick up the Pikes Peak Greenway over to the Cottonwood Creek Trailhead and up to Vincent Frontage Road Trail then headed to the Panera Bread on N. Nevada Ave, for iced tea and ate our Snack! Getting late, we headed back down the Greenway to the T-Gap and the Cascade Street Bike Lane over to the Storage Unit to end the day!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

March 23, 2024-As usual just trying to catch up, here's the scoop!

Well, HELLO all, yes as usual I'm behind the 8 Ball on updating our Blog! So, here's a photo and video update, thanks! March 1st.

We headed up the Rock Island Trail to find a small dirt off trail that we hoped would connect us to Constitution Court and Constitution Ave. The RI Trail ends at Powers Blvd

but we need to get across to food, shopping, etc. The off trail isn't really WIDE enough for our recumbent trikes to easily navagate so we sent photo to the City to see if they would

Make it wide enough for easy access, so far they are still "looking into to it"! 

 Took a ride on the Templeton Gap or T-Gap trail on a beautiful late winter day, March 6th., ENJOY!

March 10th. We decided to check out a nice little back road that get's us up to Northern Academy Blvd. Check out the great VIEW in the photo and the video! :)

March 11th. We headed out the Midland Trail over to Manitou Springs, we decided to keep going past Schyver Park and take the backroad into downtown Manitou Springs, stopping at the Memorial Park and the 7 Minute Natural Spring! 

March 12th. I did a tour of the "Legacy Loop" trail system, although it's not "complete" as of yet, it was envisioned by General Willam Jackson Palmer, the founder of the City of Colorado Springs, CO. It was a trail system hooked to several different parks, that would at the time, incircle the city, making easy access to wood's and parks for all citizens of the city!! I explain the different parts and what still needs to be added and finished to complete the Legacy Loop Trail, ENJOY! 

March 19th. 

March 23rd. We rode up to Angletech as it was hosting the "Rodger Reddish", Memorial Social & RIDE for friends and associates of our good friend Rodger Reddish who recently passed on to the LIGHT! He was a 78 year old, multi-Stroke patient, who had to mount a oxygen machine on his "Greenspeed AERO" racing trike, he won many medals at the Senior Games doing Time Trials and Races!! He was a FUN and crazy guy, who spread the LOVE of riding a recumbent trike to those both whole and handicaple riders alike! We road the Sinton and Foothills Trails over to the enty sign for the Garden of the Gods City Park, then back to Angletech for fellowship and snacks, a great way to celebrate the LIFE of such a human being! 

LOL, ok finally caught up to current, Chilly today, gray and windy, SNOW coming in Sunday night into Monday Noon so no riding for a while, SPRING in Colorado, ARRUGH!