Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 4th recap
The Speedtrap Ride attracted thirty-two cyclists to Elmore this past Tuesday, June 4th
Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 22.5 mph
Tony Mazurek led the Habanero Riders and reported a 19.3 mph average
Ron Berry and I were the only Jalapeno Riders at the start of the ride, but we caught up to five Habanero riders who fell off Tony’s group, and picked up one rider, Claude Watkins, who caught up to us having left the Sweet Pepper Riders. The entire group finished at 15.8mph.
Marnie Arndt’s Sweet Pepper Riders rode 20 miles at 14.2 mph, while John Galdeen led a break-off group for 16.1 miles, at 14.8 mph.
Although it looked like rain was imminent for most of the ride, none fell.
Pictured is John Cheung, whose first Speedtrap Ride was a couple of weeks ago. Also pictured are first time Speedtrap Riders Paula Radabaugh(spouse of Mark), and John Wodarski, TAB’s best new rider for 2018.
Also pictured is veteran rider Scott Lang in the kitten jersey, celebrating his birthday. Scott also reported that this was his 135th Speedtrap Ride, in a span of about 6 years. George Byington, who will be riding across the USA from San Diego to Washington DC, is pictured wearing the jersey with the names of other veterans he’ll be riding with. He’ll arrive in DC on July 4th. Best wishes George!
To celebrate Scott’s birthday, Kathy Metzger provided her homemade cookies, and several riders spent some time at the Portage Inn in Elmore after the ride.
Congratulations to Debra Lohr, veteran Ghost Pepper Rider, who completed not one, but FOUR triathlons this past weekend, for a total of 70.3 miles(the equivalent of a half-ironman)!
Please join us next Tuesday, June 11th, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. We meet at Spoke Life Cycles/Elmore, and roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then.