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  • 29 Nov 2022 1:47 PM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    Just a friendly reminder that our next TAB Board Meeting is this Thursday Dec 1st at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held at the South Toledo Ernest Brew Works  location at 4342 S Detroit Ave. Toledo, Oh.  The meeting is held in the room in the back of the brewery, so please enter through the door on the far left of the building.  See you there!!

  • 4 Nov 2022 9:23 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    Winter Warrior Season is upon us!!

    What are the Winter Warriors rides?

    They start the first weekend in November and continue thru March. We ride somewhere every Saturday and Sunday except for the Holidays.  The goal is to get folks outside during the winter months.  Some of the rides are on the road, some gravel, some off road and more than like a couple of them will include snow!!

    There are different distances, different skill levels and of course different speeds.  Follow the Winter Warriors Facebook page for details into each of the rides.

    Why do we ride in the winter?

    The fun is to challenge yourself against the elements while having a great time with cycling friends. It helps us to stay in shape, get outside, challenge ourselves, to socialize, to win some cool prizes and most importantly to have FUN!!

    How and what do I win?

    There will be over $2500 in prizes this year and they will be awarded in gift cards drawn every month.

    So to be entered into the drawing you have to ride!! The more rides you complete, the more chances you have to win!!


    The first Winter Warriors ride is from Glass City Metropark this weekend!

    9am departure

    Two ride options available:

    Longer route 9:00am departure 40 miles

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37769549td {border: 1px solid #cccccc;}br {}

    Shorter route 9:30am departure 20 miles

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41327255

    Tony Packo's after the ride, grab your car and change of clothes and enjoy some local a Toledo food.


  • 2 Nov 2022 4:06 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday November 1st recap

              Sunny skies, a mild temperature of 63 degrees, and a light WSW wind of 5 mph brought four intrepid cyclists(Jim Darr, Tony Mazurek, Scott Lang, Doug Kilpatrick) to Elmore Tuesday evening for the final Speedtrap Ride of 2022.

    In addition, Claude Watkins arrived early to ride in more daylight . He was the only Sweet Pepper Rider. He rode the Lindsey loop ride in reverse. He reported a great 20-mile ride with an average speed of 14 mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick, ride leader, bike shop specialist, TAB president, devoted family man, and Speedtrap comedian, filed the following account of his group's ride:

     (Doug must be commended for the report’s accuracy!)

              “4 of the bravest riders survived the terrible wind and frigid temperatures to complete the final Speedtrap of 2022…..The average speed was 25.1 mph or 20.5 depending on who you ask.”

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, deserves an accurate account of its people and events. If I am the one continuing as its ride captain, I hope my reporting is as accurate as Doug’s! With that in mind, the Speedtrap Ride, also the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will resume on May 2, 2023. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 31 Oct 2022 6:00 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

            

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday November 1st

              For anyone interested, there may be enough daylight with a moderate temperature for one more unofficial Speedtrap Ride leaving from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1st. Ride time is 6:00, or as soon as bike shop folks can be ready to ride. Sunset will be at 6:27 pm. It is predicted to be 63 degrees, sunny, with a WSW wind of 5 mph at 6:00 pm. Lights will be required for riders.

              Anyone who would like to ride, who would rather leave earlier, may do so.

              As with any unofficial ride, regular ride leaders are not required to be present. Riding groups will be formed from those who show and those willing to lead. Last week there was only one group of five riders.

              Pictured are a group of Jalapeno Riders from earlier in the season. Happy Halloween! Perhaps I’ll see you tomorrow, or when the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County resumes officially on May 2, 2023

    Chuck Nicewonder

             

  • 29 Oct 2022 7:13 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    The last Adventure ride of the year looked like it might be a  wipe out due to the heavy fog, at least around my area. But just south of US 20A, the fog lifted and blue sky was visible, so we were on! Even with the chilly 35 degrees, 15 riders came out. The scenery was beautiful, the riders were smooth.  The whole ride was one of those rare rides where we all enjoyed the morning, and worked smoothly together. Thanks to everyone who came out today. The picture of the group is missing Jenifer Wiles, and Hubert who were hiding from us. Only 22 weeks until we start again! 

  • 28 Oct 2022 4:00 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 25th recap

              Enough daylight and a temperature of 73 degrees brought seven intrepid cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for an unofficial Speedtrap Ride.

              Doug Kilpatrick led a group ride with four other riders: David St. Louis, Jason Moore, Bryan Rose, and Tony Mazurek. All reported a great ride, but Doug indicated there was no tailwind on any portion of the ride, no matter which way the group was riding! Doug also indicated a riding average speed of 21.4 mph.

              Claude Watkins and I rode together. We left early, but rode only to Woodville and back, as my arm and shoulder still have some healing to do. Nevertheless, Claude said he was glad he got the ride in, and that he was sorry to see the summer end.

              Pictured is Claude Watkins as he appeared September 25, 2018. Claude missed only one official ride and one unofficial ride during the 2022 riding season. Perhaps he was the most regular(except for possibly some leaders) of all Speedtrap Riders.

              It appears that we may get one more unofficial Speedtrap Ride in next Tuesday, November 1st. The long range forecast calls for sunny skies, a WSW wind of 5 mph, a high temperature of 67 degrees, and little chance of rain. Sunset will be at 6:27 pm, so front and rear lights will be necessary. Perhaps I’ll see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

             

  • 27 Oct 2022 8:14 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    The final Saturday Adventure Ride of the year is here. Where did the season go? We have a cool but sunny, low wind day so I thought we'd take one last look at what's left of the fall colors on this ride. We'll start our 41.5 mile adventure from Keener Park (Keener Rd just south of Monclova) at 9:00. Projected temperature - a crisp 37 degrees rising to 51 by noon. Rest stop will be at Providence Metropark around mile 25. Full finger gloves, base layer and jersey and maybe a jacket and tights or leg warmers are in order. Hope to see you all there.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41314878

  • 27 Oct 2022 5:40 AM | Jodie Petcoff

    TAB's Meandering Ride leaves Whitehouse (across from Cycle Werks) Saturday at 9a for the final official ride of the 2022 season. Average pace for the whole route will be 13-15mph, but we adjust the pace for the group that shows. This week's route will be 29-miles so bring hydration and a snack to enjoy at our brief rest stop. Some of us will be heading to Local Thyme to celebrate the end of the season with a good meal and great company. Roger Sweigart and I hope you can make it out for this final official ride in 2022!
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36207741


  • 24 Oct 2022 5:16 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

            

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 25th

              If anyone is interested, there will be an unofficial Speedtrap Ride tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th, leaving from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:00 pm, or as soon as bike shop folks can be ready.

              As with any unofficial ride, regular ride leaders are not required to be present. Riding groups will be formed by those who show, and those willing to lead.

              The weather forecast at ride time calls for a temperature of 73 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, a SSE wind of 10 mph, and virtually no chance of rain. Sunset will be at 6:37 pm, so front and rear lights are required.

              If anyone would like to ride and leave earlier than 6:00, you have that option.

              Pictured are regular Speedtrap Riders Chris Marquardt and Debra Lohr, as they appeared on June 7 earlier this year.

    Chuck Nicewonder

             

  • 19 Oct 2022 7:43 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    The Meanderer's are going to help celebrate Hubert's birthday for our second to last ride of the season. We roll at 9a out of Whitehouse (across from Cyclewerks), bring hydration and a snack to enjoy. Our normal 13-15mph average pace for the ride will be held firm based on who shows up and makes sure we know they are there to meander. We're planning on an abbreviated route and Roger & I will have the mileage worked out in the next day or two. We hope you'll come join us and help celebrate Hubert's big day!!


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