On December 7, 2019, the forecast called for 60% chance of rain. The City of Encinitas let everyone know that the parade would go on, rain or shine, so we prepared to march in the rain!
Imagine how glad we were when not a drop fell on that beautiful night! It wasn’t even that cold and we had a blast!
Our honoree was Denise Mueller-Korenek (’91), who broke the bicycle land speed record of 167 mph on September 16, 2018 at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, when she pedaled her bicycle 183.932 miles per hour! This was truly death-defying because at that speed? A fall could’ve killed her.
Denise brought her bicycle and wore the leather jumpsuit she wore that day she made cycling land speed history, and boy, is she amazing. And humble. And as funny as all get out. We had a quick interview here (the audio isn’t that great, but you can turn on the captions by clicking the white gear wheel in the bottom right of the video and turning “CAPTIONS ON”)