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posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:13 AM by Tab President   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 5:14 AM ]

TAB is in a need of a member willing to serve as Seatpost Editor. The editor is a member of TAB's board. If you have an interest, please contact TAB's President Hugh Benning. A newsletter is not currently being published.

The Seatpost August - December 2015 Edition

posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:54 PM by Tab President

What’s inside:

  • Across Ohio Bicycle Challenge
  • MARR 2015
  • Ohio bicycle law

The Seatpost April - May 2015 Edition

posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:53 PM by Tab President

What’s inside:

  • Winter Warrior Challenge 2014-2015
  • Memorial Day ride
  • Team Toledo Fitness Expo
  • Intro to group cycling clinic
  • A mother’s inspiration to ride
  • Ride leader meeting notes

The Seatpost Special MARR 2014 Edition

posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:44 PM by Tab President

What’s inside:

  • A recap of MARR 2014

The Seatpost February – March 2015 Edition

posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:35 PM by Tab President   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 12:41 PM ]

What’s inside:

  • 2014 TAB award winners
  • 2015 TAB board members and officers
  • 2014 Rider mileage
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Winter ride series

The Seatpost August - September 2014 Edition

posted Apr 5, 2016, 5:21 AM by Tab President   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 4:58 AM ]

What’s inside:
  • A preview of MARR 22 and the 4th annual Sylvania Cycling Classic
  • Pete Hustwayte compares cycling with flying
  • Cindy DiVitto recounts the experiences of her and three other TABers at the Rapha 100K in Hocking Hills
  • Jamie Naragon, Mike Troxell and Jacqueline Campbell share their experiences working Race Across America (RAAM)
  • Healthful recipes and nutrition tips

The Seatpost June-July 2014 Edition

posted Jun 3, 2014, 6:56 AM by TAB Webmaster   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 6:56 AM ]

TAB members and beyond,

Attached is the June-July 2014 edition of the TAB newsletter, The Seat Post.   This new issue of the TAB newsletter is being sent to the email address you supplied with your membership form.  As always, within a few hours you will also be able to download it from our TAB website.

We had some fantastic contributions to this issue!  

  • Brian Gribble summarizes the Bike to the Bay Training and Group Ride Clinic
  • Debbie Tassie and Linda Posadny discuss some of the fun changes to MARR
  • Brian provides the details to show our club’s strong financial condition
  • Nancy Beeman contributes some recipe ideas to fuel bicyclists
  • The calendar of events for June and July shows lots of options each weekend
  • And we look back and to the future with our President Cindy DiVitto

There were a couple of other columns I had planned for the newsletter.  Brian, one of the owners at Spokes Life Cycles has agreed to write a “Ask Mechanic” column for our newsletter.  Unfortunately, I only received one question.  If you’d like to have an opportunity to have a bike mechanic with 20 years experience provide you with answers to your questions, please email at askmechanic@toledoareabicyclists.org.  And I had hoped to start a column profiling members in this issue, but simply ran out of time.  I focused a bit more the past month on the new Tips About Bicycling Safely (TABS) rather than the newsletter.  I do hope you are finding the weekly TABS helpful. 

I want to warmly thank Brian Gribble (2x’s for the second time in a row!), Debbie Tassie, Linda Posadny, Nancy Beeman, Rick Metcalf, and Cindy DiVitto for their wonderful contributions to this newsletter.   Please consider adding your name to this list by contributing an article or photo to our next issue.   The next issue of The Seatpost will be out at the end of July with a submission deadline of July 25th.  

Jacqueline, The Seat Post Editor 

The Seatpost April-May 2014 Edition

posted Jun 3, 2014, 6:54 AM by TAB Webmaster   [ updated Jun 3, 2014, 6:54 AM ]

TAB members and beyond,

Attached is the April-May 2014 edition of the TAB newsletter, The Seat Post.   This new issue of the TAB newsletter is being sent to the email address you supplied with your membership form.  As always, within a few hours you will also be able to download it from our TAB website.

We had some fantastic contributions to this issue!  

  • Rick Metcalf summarizes the Winter Warrior series - #Snoledo was named #1 Worst Winter City in US, yet we had an awesome series of rides with great participation.  Congratulations to our winner! 
  • Allen Kraus, last year’s Spartan Winter Warrior, provides a great recap of the largest gravel race in the US, Barry-Roubaix (your editor was glad to finish upright!)
  • MS Society  partners with TAB to provide training clinic and rides for Bike to the Bay riders (thanks, Brian Gribble)
  • Finally, spring arrives … but is your bike ready? Review our quick inspection checklist before you take your first ride 
  • The weekend rides start, plus plenty of other events in our calendar for April and May … make sure you consider participating in Calvin’s Challenge and the Memorial 100k in support of the Wounded Warrior Project
  • To ensure a great season, our ride leaders will meet on Wednesday, April 9th - all are welcome and we encourage volunteers
  • Plus Treasurer’s Report, March Board Meeting Notes, and our first column by new President Cindy DiVitto

I want to warmly thank Rick Metcalf, Allen Kraus, Brian Gribble (2x’s), Janet Smith, Heather Miller, Hugh Benning, Debbie Tassie, and Cindy DiVitto for their wonderful contributions to this newsletter.   Please consider adding your name to this list by contributing an article or photo to our next issue.   The next issue of The Seatpost will be out at the end of May with a submission deadline of May 26th.  


Jacqueline, The Seat Post Editor 

The Seatpost July-August 2013 Edition

posted Jun 27, 2013, 3:54 PM by TAB Webmaster   [ updated Jun 27, 2013, 3:55 PM ]

TAB members and beyond,

Attached is the July-August 2013 edition of the TAB newsletter, The Seat Post.   This new issue of the TAB newsletter is being sent to the email address you supplied with your membership form.  

We had some fantastic contributions to this issue!  

  • Rick Rump continued his research after last issue’s article, “33 Years of Group Cycling,”  with the second part on the early years of MARR
  • Debbie Tassie and Linda Posadny provide information on this year’s MARR
  • The Seat Post is proud to welcome a new columnist, Krash Da’Gun, who contributed two articles in a new column, called “Bicycle Misadventures"
  • Brian Gribble reports on the success of TAB’s first Intro to Group Cycling Clinics which introduced new members to riding safely in groups
  • Mike Troxell and I report on some long rides in the area - a 300km brevet by the new Detroit Randonneurs and the southeast Ohio section of RAAM (Race Across America)
  • Pete Hustwayte reports on the “Significant Six” group who tackled The Wall at Michigan Mountain Mayhem
  • I’m especially pleased that Ryan Wood (of Active.com) and Coach John Hughes (www.coach-hughes.com) agreed to let me feature John's articles about riding long rides.  In this second of three-part article, John provides tips for how to eat before, during and after century and longer rides 

Don’t forget to ride Thursday at our annual Freedom Ride on the 4th of July (ride info on page 15).  This year our ride benefits PEAC (Program to Educate All Cyclists).  This great group believes that everyone can learn to ride a bicycle.  And don’t forget to volunteer or ride the 20th annual MARR on August 3rd. 

There’s also three pages of upcoming events, the winners of the Whitehouse Cherry Fest ART BIKES! contest, advice on improving your bike handling skills, analysis of our social media usage, and much more.

I want to warmly thank Rick Rump, Debbie Tassie, Linda Posadny, Krash De’Gin, Pete Hustwayte, Nancy Beeman, Brian Gribble, Keith Webb, Rick Metcalf, Coach John Hughes, and Mike Troxell for their hard work to contribute articles.  A special note of thanks for Rick Rump for again proofreading this issue.  Please consider adding your name to this list by contributing an article or photo to our next issue.   

The next issue of The Seatpost will be out at the end of August with a submission deadline of August 16th.  

Jacqueline, The Seat Post Editor 

The Seatpost May-June 2013 Edition

posted May 7, 2013, 7:04 AM by TAB Webmaster

TAB members and beyond,

Attached is the May-June 2013 edition of the TAB newsletter, The Seatpost.   This new issue of the TAB newsletter is being sent to the email address you supplied with your membership form.  Please find the link to download below.

We had some fantastic contributions to this issue.  

  • Our members are going to enjoy all the research that Rick Rump put into the first article, “33 Years of Group Cycling.”  I know I learned so much about our club’s history and the early members.  And I can’t wait for the second part on the early years of MARR.  
  • Nancy Beeman contributed a wonderful write up and photos of her participation in the Cinderella Classic out in California.  
  • Hugh & Connie Benning have created a great flyer to advertise our Memorial 100 ride to benefit Wounded Warriors. 
  • Brian Gribble has organized an Intro to Cycling Clinic series to introduce members to riding safely in groups.
  • Keith Webb is again organizing Toledo’s Ride of Silence - please mark May 15th on your calendar and show your support.
  • Rick Metcalf provided a summary of the Winter Ride series - congratulations to Allen Kraus!
  • I’m especially pleased that Ryan Wood (of Active.com) and Coach John Hughes (www.coach-hughes.com) agreed to let me feature John's article (first in three part series) about riding long rides.  Many of our members are looking for new challenges.  I’ve heard a number of people who are planning to ride RAIN or another long ride this year.  So I’m so happy to have an expert like John providing our members with advice. 

There’s also almost four pages of upcoming events, articles about a new randonneuring group in Detroit, Dinner & Bike nights throughout the southeast MI/northern OH area, Bike-to-the-Bay information, board meeting notes, and your President’s column.

I want to warmly thank Rick Rump, Nancy Beeman, Hugh & Connie Benning, Brian Gribble, Keith Webb, Rick Metcalf, Coach John Hughes, and Mark Beeman for their hard work to contribute articles.  A special note of thanks for Rick, Nancy and Keith for also proofreading this issue.  Please consider adding your name to this list by contributing an article or photo to our next issue.   

The next issue of The Seatpost will be out at the end of June  with a submission deadline of June 21st.  

Jacqueline, The Seatpost Editor 

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