Jun 252013
 

2nd day of my challenge to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

Columbia Park is a much more difficult ride. The first half of the the trail is in Columbia Park and this portion of the trail is not maintained as well as some of the other portions of the river trail in the Tri-Cities. Half of the trail in Columbia Park is on the edge of the road and is one of the roughest road surfaces in the Tri-Cities. The portions of the trail that loop down to the river are narrow and have grass overgrowing the path in many areas.

The second half of the ride, from the Blue Bridge to the Cable Bridge is along the dike top and is much wider and smoother. This portion of the trail was much easier to ride on.

Some day soon I will attempt to cross the Cable Bridge on the bike path. I am getting much better at climbing hills and bridges are just another form of hill climb.

Day 2

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 11.02 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes
  • Max Speed: 17.1mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.4mph
  • Total Ascent: 119ft
  • Total Descent: 144ft
  • Consecutive Miles: 21.54

Source: MapMyRide.com
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Jun 252013
 

I am challenging myself to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

Day 1

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 10.52 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes
  • Max Speed: 18mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.3mph
  • Total Ascent: 235ft
  • Total Descent: 312ft

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May 252013
 
Gary & Kirsten after 11 mile LSM Trikke Ride

Gary & Kirsten after 11 mile LSM Trikke Ride

My 16yo daughter, Kirsten, and I enjoyed a beautiful morning along the Columbia River for our first ever LSM Trikke Ride. These rides, on the last Saturday of the month (ie LSM), are designed as a way for Trikke Riders to get together for a group ride which is not only fun but also gets heads to turn and people talking about Trikkes.

I was riding my T12 Roadster and my daughter had it easy, riding the battery powered Pon-e hybrid Trikke. We started at the end of Columbia Point Drive in Richland at 10am and rode along the Riverfront Trail up to the 5.0 mile mark above Snyder Street. The riverfront is pretty in the morning and not too crowded. We passed through 3 city parks, Columbia Point Marina Park, Howard Amon Park, and Leslie Groves Park.

LSM Trikke Ride

LSM Trikke Ride

When we made it back to our starting point, the GPS said we had only gone 9.4 miles so instead of stopping I continued down the trail under the highway into the undeveloped portion of Columbia Point. The trail climbs from river level at a pretty good grade, at least for me with my current Trikke skills. When I reached the point where the trail forks to either climb the grade to the I182 bridge or continue along the trail along to the Point, I saw mile marker 0.0. I had always thought the starting point of the trail was at the parking lot. Now I could quit. We turned around and went back to the car.

1 hour and 22 minutes of riding, 10.99 miles. A new distance record for myself. I think I had a good average speed because my daughter was always ahead of me on the electric Trikke. Maybe next time I can make it all the way to WSU Tri-Cities.

Here are the stats:
Route on Google Maps
– Total distance: 10.99 mi
– Total time: 1:22
– Moving time: 1:13
– Average speed: 7.9 mi/h
– Average moving speed: 9.0 mi/h
– Max speed: 16.5 mi/h


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May 252013
 
Trikke Route 2013/05/24

Trikke Route 2013/05/24

Great Trikke ride along the Sacajawea Heritage Trail this evening after work. Started at the little parking area at W. A Street and 25th Ave. in Pasco and rode west all the way to Chiawana Park. The path is well kept and fairly smooth and I think I will be returning to this area more often.

It is my furthest ride so far, just under a 10 mile round trip. To go any further west I would have to ride in the bike lane on Court Street to the I182 bridge. I could extend the route to the east, by either starting at or heading to the Cable Bridge. Someday soon, Bridge to Bridge to Bridge. Cable, Blue, & I182.

Here are the stats:
Route on Google Maps – Total distance: 9.8 mi
– Total time: 1:17:12
– Moving time: 1:16:06
– Average speed: 7.6 mi/h
– Average moving speed: 7.7 mi/h
– Max speed: 15.2 mi/h


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