Unofficial Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, October 29th recap
The final unofficial Speedtrap Ride of the season brought eight cyclists to Elmore this past Tuesday, October 29th.
Scott Lang, Rob Rausch, George Byington, and Kathy Metzger formed a combined Ghost Pepper-Cayenne Pepper group. Scott Lang reported a riding average of 20.5 mph over the 25-mile course.( My apologies to Kathy and George for not getting them in the picture.)
Ken south and John Del Toro were the Habanero Riders. They rode the same 25-mile route. No report from either Ken or John with an average.
Claude Watkins and I were a combined Jalapeno-Sweet Pepper group. We rode the shorter 22-mile route. My Garmin indicated a 14.5 mph average.
There was a noticeable headwind for the first part of the ride as we headed southwest, but the rest of the ride was very enjoyable.
Thank you to all for a great Speedtrap season. Next year, as I understand it, we will have to have a slightly different route, as the bridge on SR 51 over the Portage River in Elmore will be closed.
I am looking forward to May 5, 2020, for the official start of the next riding season. We may have some unofficial rides earlier than that. I hope to see you then.