Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 14th recap
Twenty-nine riders came to Elmore this past Tuesday, May 14th, for a very pleasant Speedtrap Ride.
Veteran Flatlander and triathlete Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders on a 25-mile ride and reported a riding average of 21.2 mph
Tony Mazurek made his debut appearance as leader of the Habaneros. His group rode the same 25-mile course and had a 19.7 mph riding average.
I led six other Jalapeno Riders. We stayed pretty much together over the 22-mile course and had a 16.1 mph average.
Marnie Arndt and two other riders formed the Sweet Pepper Riders. They rode 20 miles at 13.7 mph.
Although there was a slight headwind on the first leg of the ride down Portage River South Road, temperatures were in the 60s, and once riders turned around onto SR 105, they experienced a very pleasant tailwind for most of the rest of the ride. It was sweet!
Joining us for his first Speedtrap Ride was John Cheung. He rode in the Sweet Pepper Group. Welcome John!
This was also a special night for veteran Flatlander Dave Stover. He rode with the Jalapeno Riders, and it was his first ride since his Achilles tendon injury. Welcome back Dave! Dave's picture is above.
(There was supposed to be a picture of John Cheung, but it didn’t come out. I will get his next time.)
After the ride, several riders gathered at the Portage Inn in Elmore for food, drink, and good conversation.
Please join us next Tuesday, May 21st, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. We roll out from Spoke Life Cycles/Elmore at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then.