I drove us to Fort Collins, about a hour from our "home" in Boulder. We parked at the Environmental Learning Center.
He has a trike that he keeps at his home near Zion Canyon in Utah.
We came to a strange narrow bridge with a kiosk. They used to grow sugar beets to suppliment America's desire for sugar.
At one point we turned off the trail and rode toward the historic downtown "square".
We passed a collection of homeless. I see now, I had a spot on the lens of my camera.
After a stop at Ben and Jerry's we strolled around the downtown mall area.
I saw on the map that there was a "Bike Library" near the transit station. So we went over and looked for it. I couldn't find it. I asked someone and she thought it had moved. I went into the transit center, and there it was... just a booth with a woman working it. It has maps and they were selling helmets for $5.
I had expected a display of bikes and wagons and such. But it was just an information booth and a place to organize safety classes.
Adjacent to the transit center (which had buses going in an out) were lots of new apartment buildings with office spaces on the first floor. Good urban planning.
I made a video. Click on the picture below to play it.
The little trail ended in a small town...
Back on the Poudre trail I took pictures of one bridge that turned the corner in the river and took us down the river a bit before taking us back on land.
It was right next to a farm with lots of horses. On the map it showed up as "The Farm".
I lost the trail going this direction. So I used the map to get us to down town and to the Mason Street Trail to get us to Rocky Mountain Recumbent. We needed an additional spare front tire... just in case.
There was constructions going on by the shop so we had to go a round-about way to get there.
The Spring Creek Trail goes right by the Rocky Mountain Recumbent store. It is winding and fun. We took that and it cuts right over to the Poudre Trail near our car!
The drive home was long. It was rush hour, the Navigator took us down Interstate 25 which was a parking lot. So I pulled off. Since it was late in the day, the sun was in the west, the mountains were in the west. So I knew which way was South West to get back to Boulder.
We were both happy to get home.
I keep forgetting which tooth brush is mine. I like purple and George likes green, but somehow he got the purple and I got the black and green. I mentioned to George I was having trouble remembering. He said, "It's easy, yours has circles on it."
Tomorrow we go to a meetup hike, learn how to clean our apartment, and meet Gus! Sounds like fun to me...