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  • 27 May 2022 4:32 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 24th recap

              Thirty riders came to Elmore for the Speedtrap Ride this past Tuesday, May 24th. The temperature was mild, in the upper 60s, and there was a ENE wind of 10+ mph. The wind direction caused riders to experience unusually high speeds on the way out of Elmore, and an abrupt reduction in speed for the return to Elmore. However, in spite of less than ideal conditions, most had a great ride.

              Scott Lang  reported a riding average of 22.1 mph for his Ghost Pepper Riders. Bob Kayden and his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode to a 20.9 mph average. Doug Kilpatrick reported 20.8 mph for his Habanero Riders. Todd Pollock and his Jalapeno Riders rode to a 17.9 mph average. Adam Silbaugh from the Sweet Pepper Riders said that he and his fellow Sweet Pepper Riders picked up the speed for the last 2 miles of the ride to keep the average at 15.0 mph.

              Todd Pollock reported that a motorist drove dangerously close to some Jalapeno Riders. If anyone ever experiences a similar situation, stop riding, get the license number if you can, call 911 immediately, and remain at the spot until law enforcement arrives. Remaining at the scene will demonstrate the seriousness of the incident.

              Pictured is a group of Jalapeno Riders. Photo furnished by Todd Pollock. Also pictured is Ron Berry, mechanic extraordinaire(so I’m told) from Spoke Life Cycles Fremont. Ron is definitely not new to the Speedtrap Ride. However, he made his first appearance last week in almost three years! Welcome back Ron! Also pictured is Speedtrap Resident Homeless Rider. [Could that be Tony Mazurek? ]Photo provided by Joe Peltier.

              Please join us next Tuesday, May 31st, in Elmore, as the Speedtrap Ride rolls out once again. Sunny skies, a SW wind, and a high temperature of 92 degrees should make for a great ride. 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!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    PS Tandem Night coming June 7th.

  • 27 May 2022 9:08 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    This Saturdays adventure ride is in partnership with HOOVES and Spokelife Cycles.  We depart from the HOOVES facility at 4055 Wilkins Rd, Swanton, OH (we park in the far back) at 8 am for a 42 mile ride.  The pace will be between 18 and 20 mph rolling and 16 and 18 mph final average.

    Why are we starting here?  HOOVES is a non profit organization that works to provide therapy to veterans in need.  They do this thru donations and fundraising.  This Saturday they are having a RUCK/Cycle for the fallen fund raising event and we want to support them.  You can register to attend the full event at https://hooves.networkforgood.com/events/37702-ruck-cycle-for-the-fallen-10-mile-cycle-and-open-house.  The cost is $22 for the full event, but they have included a special TAB price of $10 for the ride.  Spokelife has generously volunteered to cover the cost for anyone who wants to ride.  SO come ride, and if you can sign up and register or just bring a cash donation. 

  • 26 May 2022 4:42 PM | Joseph Peltier
    Mighty Cyclists, Local weather from ABC, CBS, Accuweather and The Weather Channel indicate that the rain will be moving out of the area at around 1830. Therefore, we will get our miles in tonight. Safety will be paramount as the roads will be wet at the start. Extra distance for breaking! Stay off the painted lines! Stay on the right side of the yellow lines. We will have fun and we will be safe. Regards, Joe "El Capitan" Peltier
  • 26 May 2022 10:03 AM | Ronnie Wells

    Checking to see if there is any interest in riding Monday evening at 6:30 out of Whitehouse. Please reply if you would be interested.

  • 26 May 2022 8:34 AM | Joseph Peltier

    Mighty Cyclists of the Thursday 5'fer,

    The weather does not look promising for our scheduled ride this evening, 5/26. I will monitor and make the final call at 17:00.

    If we cancel, the notice will be posted on the TAB website (https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org), The TAB FB page, and the NW Ohio Bicycling Enthusiasts FB page.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    Regards,

    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier


  • 25 May 2022 8:16 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    The Meandering Ride will depart Whitehouse again this coming Saturday at 8a! We are going to roll up and out to MacQueen's Oarchard for our rest stop (bring a snack or some $ to purchase something there). It's also the last Saturday in May, so for those of you who might want to grab a bite post ride let us know!! Pace is adjusted for the abilities of the group, but you could expect an average of 13-15mph. Roger and I hope to see you out there!!
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36611644


  • 25 May 2022 9:58 AM | Tim Prand (Administrator)

    It will be held at the Ernest Brew works on 4342 S Detroit Ave in Toledo Oh.

    Agenda:

    Update to 3 main groups/priorities

  • 24 May 2022 5:52 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    What? It’s Windsday Night again? Wow, did that week go fast! Although the weather looks a little sketchy (possible thunderstorms by 8:00, and 8-10 mph southeast winds) I think we’re going to get one in tomorrow. Edgar, Kelly and I will be waiting to see you in the parking lot at Timberstone JHS, 9000 Sylvania Ave, to leave at 6:30 for points west. Edgar will lead our A group (21+), I’ll lead the B/C group (18ish) and Kelly will take our D group out (15-16). 

    This is the final week that I agreed to lead, so we are definitely going to need a leader for the B/C group . Please let Edgar orI know it you are interested in helping to keep the ride running. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at Timberstone.


  • 24 May 2022 9:04 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    On Monday May 30th we will be departing from Sidecut Metropark (river side) at 8AM for a 100K (62 miles) bicycle ride.  We will find our way along the Maumee river to Napoleon Ohio for a stop at the Veterans Memorial (sorry, no parade again this year).  There will be 2 groups, a 20 mph group and a 17 mph group and potentially a slower group if need be. 

    Lastly this year we will be taking donations for HOOVES. Its is a organization dedicated to helping our veterans overcome mental health issues thru equine and bicycle therapy.

    Check out the HOOVES webpage and learn more about how you can help at https://www.hooves.us/

  • 24 May 2022 8:58 AM | Joseph Peltier

    Mighty Cyclists, 

    Another Thursday ride fast approaches and the anticipation is already building.  

    The weather looks "iffy" at this point.  I'll keep an eye on the sky and the radar and make the call by 5pm.  My gut tells me that we will ride and stay dry.  I am counting on Ohio weather changing by the hour to our advantage. 

    Don't forget that you can register on line!  The link and instructions are below.  So, do yourselves a favor and avoid the clipboard. 

    Rides, average speeds and ride leaders: 

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-23 mph, 26 mi:    Phil Carroll

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: Less hot than Hot1 26 mi:   Tim Eckel

    Group 3 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi:  Doug Kilpatrick

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Eric Dowell

    Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Jodie Petcoff

    Group 6 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi:  John Galdeen

     

    For your convenience, on line registration for our Thursday rides will now be available.  Follow this link: 

     https://toledo-area-bicyclists.ticketleap.com/thursday-5fer/ 

    For each ride scheduled, registration will open 4 days prior to the ride and will close at 2:30pm on the day of the ride.  This will give me time to download the data and print hard copies to bring to the park.  The process is fairly seamless.  Click on the date of the ride and our event will pop up next to the calendar.  Click on the "Register" button, follow the directions and prompts and you will be registered!  

    Since 5/26 will be our first time using this, I will take any feedback about the process. 

    • Text: 419-376-8347 (Please identify yourself so I can add you to my contacts)
    • Email: jpeltier823@gmail.com

     

    Regards,

     

    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier


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