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  • 07/25/2022 11:28 AM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    Despite the dire predictions of bad weather Mother Nature decided to bless this area with beautiful albeit breezy conditions. David Justin Barret came out to help and we battled a steady 20 mph westerly wind, moving ever closer to that sweet, sweet tailwind. Looking back we seemed to make short work of it. 

    I thank David for coming out because I was still sore from the previous day and I was not looking forward to battling solo. We averaged 15.4 I think while enjoying some shady cloud cover.

  • 07/25/2022 11:14 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday July 26th

              Hardy Cyclists:

              The Speedtrap Ride will hold its next chapter tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th.

    All cyclists will ride out from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:30 pm.

              The Ghost Pepper Riders will ride out with perennial Speedtrap leader and Ironman Triathlon veteran Scott Lang! His group will likely average 22 – 23+ mph. Are you up to the challenge!

              Bob Kayden, also an all around athlete(running, water skiing) will lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders at 21+ mph.     

              Doug Kilpatrick will take out his Habanero Riders at 20+ mph.

              Joe Peltier(TAB 5fer Ride “El Capitan”) will be the guest and substitute leader for the Jalapeno Riders at 16 – 19 mph.

              Those who would like to ride at a more casual pace will form the Sweet Pepper Riders and ride a slightly shorter 22-mile course.

              The weather should be very favorable for riding: a temperature in the upper 70s, partly cloudy skies, and a SSW wind of only 5 mph.

              The Speedtrap Ride is both a Flatlanders and a TAB ride. It’s a nice opportunity to ride with cyclists from another group. There will likely be a gathering of cyclists after the ride for drink and good conversation. So come out to Elmore and be part of the fun. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop.

    I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    Pictured is regular Speedtrap Rider Martn Extejt, as he appeared on

    September 26, 2017.

  • 07/25/2022 5:43 AM | Ronnie Wells

    TAB Monday Whitehouse ride for 7/25 will start across from Cycle Werks at 6:30. There will be 2 or 3 groups depending on how many show up. Groups will roll at 15-17, 18-20 and 20+. If there are not enough we will combine the 2 faster groups at 19-21. Hope to see you there.

  • 07/20/2022 11:05 PM | Tim Prand (Administrator)

    We will start in Whitehouse by CycleWerks and head south and then towards Waterville. We will cross the river and head to Grand Rapids on the south side of the river. It is going to be hilly and we will regroup after each set of hills. We will make a QUICK stop in Grand Rapids and then head to Liberty Centre where we will stop for a break at Grandma's Kitchen. Then it is east back to Whitehouse for about 48 miles.

    The rolling pace will be 18 to 20. Final average between 16 and 18 mph.

    Should be in the mid 70s to start climbing quickly into 80s quickly so be sure to bring hydration! As of today there is a 50% change of scattered thunder storms but that will change at least 3 times between now and then.

    Hope to see you there!



  • 07/20/2022 11:00 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    70 mighty cyclists showed up for another great night of cycling on 7/14.  All were in splendid moods and were ready to Ride. 

    Doug Kilpatrick spoke about the need for volunteers and riders for the upcoming MARR.  And we still need those volunteers and riders.  I bet he and I will be speaking to this topic Thursday.

    All riders returned safely and no significant issues were reported. 

    7/14 Reported Speeds: 

    Hot 1:            22.6

    Hot 2:            22.8

    Extra Spicy:  21.4

    Spicy Plus:    19.1

    Spicy:             16.9

    GLR:               14.1 on a 22.75 mile route


    The upcoming ride for Thursday, 7/21 is shaping up to be another great opportunity to ride.  It will be a warm one so make sure you bring plenty of hydration materials.  Temperature at ride time should be 88, winds will be out of the west @14 mph gusting to 21!  We will earn our post ride beverages on the outbound leg of the ride.  Be advised, it looks like there could be some rain moving in towards the end of the ride.  Whatever happens, we'll make it a great ride. 

    Rides, average speeds and ride leaders are listed below: 

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

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

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

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  We need a Leader

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

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

    On line registration should be working again. If not, let me know.  The link is below. 



    I look forward to seeing everyone.  Let's make this another great ride.




    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier

  • 07/20/2022 8:30 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    Well, we are back to our normally routine.

    TAB's Meandering Ride departs Whitehouse this Saturday, July 23rd at 8a for a 44-mile round trip ride to Wauseon! We target an average of 13-15mph over the whole route, but adjust the pace to suit the group that shows up to ride with us. Hydration and a snack are a must have for the jaunt to the West with Roger and I this week! We hope you can join us!!


  • 07/20/2022 4:40 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, July 19th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, saw thirty-three riders come to Elmore last night for a great bicycle ride.

              Scott Lang was back in good form and led the Ghost Pepper Riders to a 23.1 mph average.

              Bob Kayden led a combined Cayenne Pepper/Habanero Rider group to a 21.0 mph average.

              The nine Jalapeno Riders rode to an 18.9 mph average as reported by leader Todd Pollock.

              There were three Sweet Pepper Riders. Claude Watkins from that group reported 15.3 mph.     

              Becky Kayden and Audrey Schnabel formed the Good Looking Pepper Riders and rode down the North Coast Inland Trail and back for a total of 13.15 miles at 9.63 mph.

              Two riders in addition to the thirty-three were Charlene and Tom Saunders, who may become the trike contingent of the Speedtrap Ride. They also rode down the trail and back, and are pictured.

              Pictured also are Kendra and Phil Carroll. It was Kendra’s first Speedtrap Ride. Welcome Kendra!

              Tim Michaels rode his last ride with his current cycling shoes. He is pictured with his practically shredded shoe. He bought new shoes before going home.

    Todd Pollock provided the picture of Jalapeno Riders on the road. Thank you Todd!

              Please join us next Tuesday for the next great chapter in the Speedtrap Ride. With a temperature in the low 80s and SSW winds if 6 mph, it will be another memorable ride. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 07/18/2022 3:19 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday July 19th

              Greetings to all intrepid cyclists:

    The Speedtrap Ride will roll out once again tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19th, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:30 pm.

              Scott Lang will be back to lead the Ghost Pepper Riders at 22 – 23+ mph. Are you ready for the challenge!!!

              Bob Kayden will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace: 21+ mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick will lead his Habanero riders at 20+ mph.

              Todd Pollock, leader of the Jalapeno Riders, will take his group out at 16 – 19 mph.

              The Sweet Pepper Riders will be all riders who would like to ride at a more casual pace.

              The weather prediction for ride time is sunny skies, a temperature in the upper 80s, and a SW wind of 8 mph, diminishing as the evening progresses. Should be at least a mild tailwind for the return trip to Elmore!

              Pictured is perennial Speedtrap Rider Ken South as he appeared June 27, 2017.

    Come out to Elmore and ride some quiet country roads with some great people! Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 07/17/2022 4:03 PM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    Hey ridaz:

    First time I have had to do this but no ride tonight. I hope you got your miles in earlier but I don't want to risk riding into a pop up storm tonight.

    Enjoy a quality beverage and that special bio pic that you've been saving on Netflix for just such an occasion! Or you could clean your bike...

  • 07/17/2022 2:42 PM | Ronnie Wells

    TAB Monday Whitehouse ride for 7/18 will start across from Cycle Werks at 6:30. There will be 2 or 3 groups depending on how many show up. Groups will roll at 15-17, 18-20 and 20+. If there are not enough we will combine the 2 faster groups at 19-21. Hope to see you there.

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