Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

MUP-Lock...

Old 02-02-20, 06:15 PM
  #1  
BobbyG
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BobbyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 5,147

Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1112 Post(s)
Liked 840 Times in 407 Posts
MUP-Lock...

I usually favor the road over local MUPS due to congestion in nice weather.

I had a hankering to ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail again, and figured I would have to slow or even stop for pedestrians/kids/dogs/slower bikes by the parks.

However, it was an unusually warm and beautiful winter day in Colorado Springs. The phone said it was 48F at 10am, and by 2:30p it was 69F, although after a long stretch in the sun the bike thermometer showed 90F.

Once on the traiI don't think I rode more than 3 or 4 minutes between major encounters requiring stopping or near stopping. It was packed to the gunwales. Still, I enjoyed it. However the worst incident wasn't crowding, it was when I was passed by an older couple also on road bikes. I'm 58, and this couple appeared to be 65+. I looked for electric assist but didn't see anything. The bikes looked newer, but svelt and modest. My pride took a slight hit by being passed, but these days, I find people older than me and fitter than me inspirational.

Then I turned onto the Greenway Trail and was greeted with signs announcing some sort of run, and I think a ride. While I didn't have to stop, I did slow for a few clumps of runners and bikers and then after a couple of miles I came up on an actual "traffic" jam.

An actual stand still with a few dozen bikes and runners.

So I hopped onto the empty street next to the trail and continued on to other weekend street routes I ride.

The warm sun, the warm air, fingerless gloves and a light shirt and shorts, it's hard to believe it's gonna snow a few inches tonight and tomorrow...but it's still winter in Colorado.
BobbyG is offline  
Likes For BobbyG:
Old 02-02-20, 06:31 PM
  #2  
Rajflyboy
Banned.
 
Rajflyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Carolinas
Posts: 1,293

Bikes: Orbea

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 917 Post(s)
Liked 203 Times in 169 Posts
There are some fast mofo’s out there. I got passed on the trail by a 30 ish couple on their Walmart MTB’s and tennis clothes. They were rolling fast.
Rajflyboy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.