Thursday 5'fer 6/16/2022
Another grand Thursday edition of the 5'fer is upon us. The weather looks to be one of our hottest and muggiest yet this year. So, be sure to hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more. Most importantly, keep an eye on your fellow cyclists. If you see someone struggling with the heat, do the right thing and help them. The last person to recognize that they are in trouble with the heat is the person struggling with the heat!
Aside from the heat, we're gonna have some wind. WSW at 12mph gusting to 25mph. WE will work very hard for the first half of the ride and then sail home with the winds at our backs. Should be fun.
Chuck Nicewonder will be filling in for me this week and probably next week (6/26). I contracted Covid-19 and I am sequestered at home and away from my bike for the time being. No worries, I am already feeling better and plan to be back in the saddle soon.
Please do your best to sign in online. Follow this link to the registration page: https://toledo-area-bicyclists.ticketleap.com/thursday-5fer/
Rides, Average speeds and ride leaders:
Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-24+ mph, 26 mi: Phil Carroll
Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: Less hot than Hot1 26 mi: Tim Eckel
Group 3 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Kris Jensen
Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi: Doug Kilpatrick
Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi: Jodie Petcoff
Group 6 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi: John Galdeen
Last week's ride was one for the record books. Beautiful weather, great riders and teamwork brought us all back to Side Cut in great moods already looking forward to the next ride.
Joe "El Capitan" Peltier