Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 21st recap
Twenty-six cyclists came to Elmore last night for the summer solstice edition of the Speedtrap Ride. It was hot--98 degrees -- with a mild but healthy southwest wind.
Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders, and reported a riding average of 22.4 mph. Bob Kayden reported 20.2 mph for his Cayenne Pepper Riders. In Todd Pollock’s absence, Doug Kilpatrick led a combined Habanero/Jalapeno Group and reported 18.7 mph. Claude Watkins and I were the only Sweet Pepper Riders; I forgot to turn on my Garmin. Not sure if it was the heat, but I felt awful before and during the first 7 miles. After that, I was much better. The ride must have done me a lot of good!
Several riders gathered after the ride for drink and snacks inside an air conditioned bike shop.
Pictured is first time Speedtrap Rider Scott Hammer. I was told Scott rode with some Flatlanders several years ago(perhaps 8 years ago), and is now coming back to cycling. Welcome back Scott!
For next Tuesday, June 28th, the weather forecast is for sunny skies with a high temperature of 80 degrees. There will, however, be a mild ENE wind. Also for next Tuesday, we WILL have pizza after the ride. I will order the pizzas before the ride so they can be ready when we return to Elmore. If you plan to take part in this pizza party, please let me know what kinds of pizza I should order.
We roll out at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore. I hope to see you then!