Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 21st recap
The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, brought nineteen cyclists to Elmore on a rainy and windy Tuesday evening. The Speedtrap Ride was spared, though, as riders only encountered wet pavement in spots. No rain fell during the ride.
Scott Lang’s Ghost Pepper Riders and Bob Kayden’s Cayenne Pepper Riders rode together as one group. Scott reported a 22.2 mph average.
Doug Kilpatrick led a combined Habanero/Jalapeno Pepper group. John Del Toro reported an average of 20.4 mph.
Claude Watkins, Dave Stoiber, and I rode as the Sweet Pepper Riders very casually and returned to Elmore in the dark with a 14 mph average.
Pictured with his wife Becky is Bob Kayden, wearing the kitten jersey. Bob celebrated his 69th birthday on Monday by running 6.9 miles. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Bob! May there be many more runs, cycling events, and Speedtrap Rides in your future! Our best wishes to Bob and Becky Kayden!
After the ride, several riders gathered at DeStazios Bistro in downtown Elmore for food, drink, and good conversation, and to continue the celebration of Bob Kayden’s birthday.
Next Tuesday, September 28th, the Speedtrap Ride will roll out for the last official ride of the season, Come and join us as we ride some very quiet country roads in rural Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties.
Ride time will again be 6:08 pm, and sign-in will begin in front of the bike shop at 5:30 pm. I hope to see you then!
Please note: Some of us slower riders may ride out as early as 5:30.