Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 10th recap
Nearly perfect riding weather brought twenty-eight cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for the first ride of the 2022 Speedtrap Ride season. The temperature hovered around 80 degrees with a very slight southeast wind.
Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 22 mph.
Bob Kayden led 5five Cayenne Pepper Riders to a 20.9 mph average.
Doug Kilpatrick led his Habanero Riders and reported a 19.5 mph average
Todd Pollock reported a riding average of 16.1 mph for the Jalapeno Riders. Ralph Carter of that group suffered a fall as a result of a flat tire, but ended up with a only scraped knee and foot. No medical emergency was necessary, and no other rider was involved.
Claude Watkins, Andy Gundlach and I formed the Sweet Pepper Riders. We rode at a very casual pace for the first ride of the season.
There were three riders new to the Speedtrap Ride: Jason Kiddey(red and black jersey), Shane Grennan(standing in his truck), and Andrew Gundlach(green shirt) Andy is a veteran rider. He has been off the bike for several years, but plans to move up to faster groups as the season progresses Welcome all to the Speedtrap Ride!
Several riders gathered in front of the bike shop after the ride for good conversation.
The next installment of the Speedtrap Ride will take place next Tuesday, May 17th. The weather will not be quite as warm with a high temperature of 70 degrees, and there will be a NW wind of about 10 mph. 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!