Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 17, 2019 recap
The Speedtrap Ride brought thirty-five cyclists to Elmore this past Tuesday, September 17th.
Dan Willis, substituting for Scott Lang, led a combined Ghost Pepper-Cayenne Pepper Group with a riding average of 21.6 mph(although there is a rumor that it may have been 24.2 mph).
Tony Mazurek’s Habanero Riders averaged 19.3 mph over the same 25-mile course.
The Jalapeno Riders and Sweet Pepper Riders rode out together for the first half of the ride. The Sweet Pepper Group, with Marnie Arndt as leader, stopped at the cemetery. The Jalapeno Riders with me did not stop. Adam Silbaugh of the Jalapenos reported 17.0 mph. Marnie Arndt reported 15.3 mph for her group.
Marnie Arndt forgot her cycling shoes, but rode the entire ride in her slipper-like shoes. Way to go Marnie!
There was a slight headwind for some of the ride, but it didn’t seem to be a major factor.
New to the Speedtrap Ride this week were Alan Schroeder and his friend Patrick Hill, pictured together, and Justin Reynolds of Spoke Life Cycles, pictured in the blue jersey.
Dan Waggoner rode 13.2 miles at 14.7 mph from Lindsey to Elmore to help set up for our special celebration!
After the ride several stayed to celebrate Bob Kayden’s birthday, pictured in the kitten jersey[Happy Birthday, Bob!] and with his cake, and to wish him and wife Becky a wonderful time as they embark on a six-month trip around much of the eastern United States. Although we will all miss you both, we wish you a wonderful trip!
Thank you to Rob Golden, Kathy Metzger, Becky Kayden, and Dan Waggoner for the planning and arranging for this special celebration!
Please join us next Tuesday, September 24th, for the final official Speedtrap Ride of the season. Sign-in will begin at 5:40, and we ride at 6:10 pm. I hope to see you then!