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  • 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!!


  • 19 Oct 2022 5:51 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    From Rick Metcalf

    Hubert’s Birthday Ride! This Saturday at 9:00 starting from Whitehouse. Fantastic weather, probably the best we have ever had for his birthday Ride! Mid 50s at the start, low 70s at the finish! Doesn’t get any better! 85 miles of late October bliss! Please join us and help pull Hubert across his 85th Birthday Ride finish line.

    Lunch location will depend on size of group. 10 or less Spenglers, more than 10 fast food to conserve time.

  • 17 Oct 2022 5:29 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 18th

              For anyone who would like to ride, you can form an unofficial Speedtrap Ride tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18th, at 6:00 pm, or as soon as bike shop folks can be ready.

              However, weather conditions are likely to be very unfavorable for riding. Predicted is a temperature of 42 degrees, a 78% chance of rain, and a west wind of 18 mph. I will likely not be in Elmore, (as I also have an important physical therapy appointment after school).

              This might be a good time to recognize a few people who have contributed to the success of the Speedtrap Ride: Spoke Life Cycle employees. Probably before every ride someone is buying a last-minute accessory, getting a bike tune-up, having a flat fixed, or even buying a new bike. Thank you Spoke Life Cycles. Of course, Speedtrap Riders have provided business for the shop, too!

              Pictured are Spoke Life owner Rob Golden, employees Doug Kilpatrick,  Mike Meiser, and Dan Waggoner(on the tandem) Thank you!

              The long-range forecast for next Tuesday, October 25th, calls for a high temperature of 69 degrees, partly cloudy skies with a 24% chance of rain, and a SSW wind of 16 mph. It looks like conditions will be favorable for an unofficial ride then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 16 Oct 2022 11:40 AM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    The Westerly is Done for the year... kinda

    This has been my first season as a ride leader and it has been a learning experience of course. But, it has been a positive experience! I've made some mistakes and am hoping to continue this ride next year as long as my schedule allows. I've gotten to start friendships with several riders getting to hear their stories. The biking community in the area is truly awesome with a statistically low number of jerks!

    So this serves as an official announcement that the ride is done for the year as too much of the ride would take place after sunset, which isn't safe of course now.

    However, I want to ride the route this afternoon. This is short notice but to anyone interested, feel free to come out and join me. I'll be departing at 4 pm. The weather looks great with a light wind out of the SW. Hell, shouldn't even need a jacket, its Vitamin D weather!



  • 14 Oct 2022 1:11 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 11th recap

              Eighteen cyclists came to Elmore Tuesday evening  and rode an unofficial Speedtrap Ride. It waa relatively warm, with a temperature near 70, but skies were cloudy and gloomy, and most riders reported a strong wind on much of the ride.

              .Jacob Morrison, substituting for Scott Lang, led four Ghost Pepper Riders and reported an average of 23.2 mph

              Bob Kayden led seven Cayenne Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 21.7 mph

              There was no official leader for the Habanero/Jalapeno Riders, but Todd Pollock indicated 19.8 mph.

              Ron Purk and Candy Langoria left early but reported a 16 mph average.

              Tim Dillon rode his first Speedtrap Ride Tuesday evening. Tim was visiting family in Perrysburg. He hails from another state, but said he is a now an official TAB member. Tim said he liked how the ride was organized and how riders all rode cooperating with each other. Tim is pictured. Welcome Tim!

              Also pictured is yours truly wearing the kitten jersey, although a week late. It is a Flatlanders tradition for a rider celebrating a birthday to wear the kitten jersey, However, no one knew where the jersey actually was last week. Thank you Kathy Metzger for that photo!

              Another unofficial Speedtrap Ride is planned for next Tuesday, October 18th, at 6:00 pm(or as soon as bike shop folks can be ready). However, there is a 46% chance of PM showers with a high temperature of only 47 degrees.

              Perhaps I’ll see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


     

  • 9 Oct 2022 6:44 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 11th

              The Speedtrap Ride, still one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will again have an unofficial chapter this Tuesday, October 11th. Riders will depart Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:00 pm, or as soon as bike shop folks can close the store and be ready to ride. Slower riders are welcome to leave early if they choose.

              Regular Speedtrap Ride leaders may or may not be in attendance. They are not required to be present for an unofficial ride. We will once again form riding groups based on the riders that come to ride and those willing to lead.

              The weather forecast for ride time is partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain, a SSW wind of 11 mph, and a temperature in the low 70s. Sunset will be at 6:58 pm, so front and rear lights will be necessary, especially for slower riders.

              Pictured is Speedtrap Rider Jake Morrison, as he appeared, with his bike, on June 1, 2021. He is back riding strong after a painful illness. Welcome back Jake!

              As with any unofficial TAB ride, there is no sign-in. If you haven’t experienced the Speedtrap Ride, this is another opportunity to ride some quiet country roads with some great people! Just be ready to ride at 6:00 pm.

    I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

             

             

     

             

             

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