Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 24th recap
Thirty riders came to Elmore for the Speedtrap Ride this past Tuesday, May 24th. The temperature was mild, in the upper 60s, and there was a ENE wind of 10+ mph. The wind direction caused riders to experience unusually high speeds on the way out of Elmore, and an abrupt reduction in speed for the return to Elmore. However, in spite of less than ideal conditions, most had a great ride.
Scott Lang reported a riding average of 22.1 mph for his Ghost Pepper Riders. Bob Kayden and his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode to a 20.9 mph average. Doug Kilpatrick reported 20.8 mph for his Habanero Riders. Todd Pollock and his Jalapeno Riders rode to a 17.9 mph average. Adam Silbaugh from the Sweet Pepper Riders said that he and his fellow Sweet Pepper Riders picked up the speed for the last 2 miles of the ride to keep the average at 15.0 mph.
Todd Pollock reported that a motorist drove dangerously close to some Jalapeno Riders. If anyone ever experiences a similar situation, stop riding, get the license number if you can, call 911 immediately, and remain at the spot until law enforcement arrives. Remaining at the scene will demonstrate the seriousness of the incident.
Pictured is a group of Jalapeno Riders. Photo furnished by Todd Pollock. Also pictured is Ron Berry, mechanic extraordinaire(so I’m told) from Spoke Life Cycles Fremont. Ron is definitely not new to the Speedtrap Ride. However, he made his first appearance last week in almost three years! Welcome back Ron! Also pictured is Speedtrap Resident Homeless Rider. [Could that be Tony Mazurek? ]Photo provided by Joe Peltier.
Please join us next Tuesday, May 31st, in Elmore, as the Speedtrap Ride rolls out once again. Sunny skies, a SW wind, and a high temperature of 92 degrees should make for a great ride. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop, and we roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then!
PS Tandem Night coming June 7th.