76 mighty riders showed up for another great night of cycling on 7/7. Attitudes were great and we had a couple of guest speakers.
Doug Kilpatrick spoke regarding the Freedom Ride from 7/4 and that he was still taking donations.
Linda Posadny reminded us that the Mad Anthony River Rally (MARR) is fast approaching. Volunteers are needed as well as riders. This really is a great event and I think the beer garden is returning this year. If you can ride, great, If you can volunteer, that would be even better. These organized rides don't just happen. They require a fair amount of hours to set up, run and break down. So please, if you can, give some time and effort to make this another great event sponsored by TAB.
All our rides went off without a hitch. All riders returned safely with visions of their next ride already dancing in their heads.
7/7 Reported Speeds:
Hot 1: 25 - Really Hot!
Hot 2: 22.9
Extra Spicy: 22.0
Spicy Plus: 18.7
GLR: 15.0 on a 22 mile route
The upcoming ride for Thursday, 7/14 is shaping up to be another great opportunity to ride. The weather looks to be outstanding with a predicted high of 80 and dry with winds out of the East at 7 mph gusting to 9 mph. But, remember, it's only Tuesday and we are in Ohio where the weather seems to be constantly changing.
Rides, average speeds and ride leaders are listed below:
Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-23+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: Doug Kilpatrick
Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi: Joe Peltier
Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi: Jodie Petcoff
Group 6 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi: John Galdeen
On line registration should be working again. If not, let me know. The link is below.
I look forward to seeing everyone. Let's make this another great ride.
Joe "El Capitan" Peltier