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  • 14 Jun 2021 7:58 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    We have a NEW option for TAB Windsday ride starting this week.  The Fast and Furious and the Reasonably Fast will still go out as advertised. The Reasonable and Reliable will now be a combined R&R and GLR group. We are looking for riders that would like to ride anywhere from 14 to 17 mph. This group will stay together and is a NO DROP ride. This group will ride a modified course for 20.6 miles. If you’re still on the fence about giving this group a try, contact me for more details. We would love to see you come out and give it a try.

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  • 14 Jun 2021 7:14 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 15th

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will again take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15th, leaving Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore at 6:30 pm.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders at what is expected to be a 22 – 23 mph average. Are you up to the challenge!

              Bob Kayden is away and a substitute ride leader will be needed for the Cayenne Pepper Riders. That group will likely average 21+/- mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick will lead the Habanero Riders likely at a 20+ mph average.

              I am supposed to be leading the Jalapeno Riders, but Todd Pollock may have to do it again. Last weeks average was 18.5 mph. That group keeps getting faster!

              Anyone who would like to ride at a casual pace will be a part of the Sweet Pepper Riders group.

     The temperature is predicted to be in the low to mid 70s at ride time with a NNE wind of 12 mph. This will make a slight headwind for much of the return trip to Elmore. However, there is no chance of rain.

              Some riders may gather for music, drink, and good conversation after the ride. Come on out to Elmore and enjoy the fun! Sign-in will begin at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 9 Jun 2021 5:25 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, June 8th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride drew twenty-six riders to Elmore last night. Although it appeared earlier that there would be a threat of rain, the weather was fine by ride time. There was a slight headwind for the first third of the ride, but that made a nice tailwind for the return trip to Elmore.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a 22.9 mph average speed.

              Bob Kayden and his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode at a 22 mph average.

              Doug Kilpatrick led the Habanero Riders with a 20.6 mph average.

              Todd Pollock led the Jalapenos and reported a riding average of 18.5 mph.

              Claude Watkins and I formed the Sweet Pepper Riders and we rode an average of 14.5 mph

              After the ride, several riders gathered in front of the bike shop to celebrate Scott Lang’s birthday. Scott is pictured in the kitten jersey, a Flatlanders tradition, and with his birthday cake made by Jennifer Marquardt.  Happy Birthday, Scott! Hopefully there are many more triathlons, mountain bike events, and Speedtrap Rides in your future!

              Also pictured is Bryan Rose, new to the Speedtrap Ride this week! Welcome Bryan!

              Please join us next Tuesday, June 15th,  for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. Sign-in will begin at 6:00 in front of Spoke Life Cycles Elmore, and we roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 8 Jun 2021 9:47 AM | Tim Prand (Administrator)

    Ride Leader needed

    Please contact Wendy Wexler if you are available to help!


  • 7 Jun 2021 7:25 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 8th

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will once again leave Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore tomorrow, June 8th, at 6:30 pm.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders over a 25-mile course. He expects his group to average 22+ mph. Are you up to the challenge?!

              Bob Kayden will lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders over the same course at a slightly slower pace, 21+/- mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick will lead the Habanero Riders and expects to average 20 mph

              Todd Pollock or I will lead the Jalapeno Riders at what should be 15 – 17 mph, but last week the group averaged over 17.

              Those who want to ride at a casual pace will form the Sweet Pepper Riders.

              At ride time, the temperature is predicted to be in the lower 80s with a SW wind 6 – 8 mph. However, there is a 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms for a brief period, but that’s also a 50% chance of no thunderstorms.

              After the ride, some riders may gather for music, drink, and good conversation.

              So come on out to Elmore for the Speedtrap Ride! You’ll ride some quiet country roads and meet some great people, too! Sign-in begins at 6:00 pm.

    I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 2 Jun 2021 9:02 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    This Saturday the Meanderer's plan to ride to Liberty Center from Whitehouse (just across from Cyclewerks) at 8am.

    This is a NO DROP ride, so plan to ride at a pace that keeps everyone together, with a targeted average speed of 13-15mph. 

    Hope you'll come out and join Roger and I for another Saturday morning ride!

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29745539

  • 2 Jun 2021 4:47 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    TAB Windsay Ride is canceled due to rain. See you next week.


  • 2 Jun 2021 4:33 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 1st recap

              Thirty-two cyclists enjoyed the Speedtrap Ride last night. There was a slight headwind on most of the return trip to Elmore, but it didn’t seem to be an issue with anyone.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a 22.7 mph average.

              Bob Kayden with his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode at a 21.4 mph average.

              Doug Kilpatrick reported an average of 20.5 mph for his Habanero Riders.

              The Jalapeno Riders, again led by Todd Pollock, rode at 18 mph.

              Claude Watkins, Rich Smith, and I formed the Sweet Pepper Riders and rode at a  casual  14.16 mph, while Becky Kayden and friend Audrey Schnabel rode down the North Coast Inland Trail and back!

              New this week to the Speedtrap Ride is Greg Hill. He is pictured in a blue shirt and an orange water bottle. Also pictured is Jake Morrison with his new(last week) white Cannondale bike with pink bar tape. Also new last week was Audrey Schnabel(friend of Becky Kayden). She is pictured in the gray shirt. Welcome to all new riders(and bikes)!

              After the ride, several stayed for a hot dog roast with side dishes brought by those attending. They not only enjoyed food, but also music and good conversation.

              Please join us next Tuesday, June 8th, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. Sign-in begins at 6:00, and we roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 31 May 2021 7:04 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 1st

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will once again take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1st. Riders will sign in in front if Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore and roll out promptly at 6:30 pm.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders. If you ride with his group, expect to average 22 – 23+ mph. Are you ready for the challenge?!!!!

              Bob Kayden will lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace,

     21 +/- mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick will lead out the Habanero Riders and average 19 – 20 mph.

              The Jalapeno Riders will average 16 – 17 mph. Hopefully I’ll be ready to join the group.

              The Sweet Pepper Riders will consist of those who would like to ride a shorter distance at a casual pace.

              The weather looks good for riding. The temperature at ride time is predicted to be in the mid 70s with ESE winds at 5 mph. There is essentially no chance of rain.

              A hot dog roast in front of the bike shop is planned for after the ride. If you plan to stay for food, drink,  and good conversation, please bring a side dish to share. Hot dogs and buns will be provided, but additional hot dogs and buns will probably be needed.

              Why not come out to Elmore for something different! From many parts of Northwest Ohio, Elmore is no farther than Whitehouse! Sign-in begins at 6:00 pm. I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 26 May 2021 4:56 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 25th recap

              Thirty-eight cyclists came to Elmore last night, on a warm, and windy, evening, for the Speedtrap Ride.

    Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a 23.1 mph average.

    Bob Kayden reported 21.1 mph for his Cayenne Pepper Riders.

    The Habanero Riders, led by Doug Kilpatrick, had a 20.5 mph average.

    Todd Pollock’s Jalapeno Riders reported 17.7 mph.

    Becky Kayden, her friend Audrey, and Johnny on his trike, took an easy ride to Lindsay and back on the trail.

    Pictured is David St. Louis, whose first Speedtrap Ride was actually two weeks ago,

    but I didn’t get his picture then.

    After the ride, several gathered in front of the bike shop for over an hour for music, drink, and good conversation.

    Please join us next Tuesday, June 1st, for the next Speedtrap Ride. The Speedtrap Ride is a joint venture of TAB and the Flatlanders, and it’s a great way to meet some people you might not ordinarily ride with. Why not come out and join us!

    Sign-in begins at 6:00pm! I hope to see you then.

    Chuck Nicewonder

     

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