Get to know the new Ride Leaders -- Kathie Zapotoki and Ryan Bratt
The LWA has had nine members become Ride Leaders since the Spring. You may or may have met some of them already. All have filled out quesionnaires as part of the process, and I would like to share some of their answers with our cyclists. (Some edited)
First to meet..... Kathie Zapotoki:
1.) Tell us about your riding history, the type of rides you go on.
I have been riding bikes for over 45years and raced bikes on both the road and the track. I started racing at the velodrome with the very first race at the velodrome in 1976. I raced with a women’s team out of New Jersey for ~10years and we traveled to races throughout the United States.
Today I ride mostly B- rides and just want to enjoy the ride.
2.) Why do you want to be a ride leader?
I would like to host a limited number of riders on fun B rides that I hope everyone would enjoy with the goal of reasonably staying together as a group.
3.) What other skills do you have that would help you deal with problems that may arise? Mechanical skills? CPR? First aid? GPS knowledge?
I can fix tire flats & dropped chains and some brake issues. I attended the LWA CPR/first aid meeting and I do use ride with GPS but at times I think it is fun to do a ride without using it.
4.) Anything else we might like to know?
I am now enjoying riding my Orbea gain E-bike because it allows me to ride as I use to on the hills and I don’t usually use the power on the flats.
And now Ryan Bratt: