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  • 7 Oct 2022 4:55 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 4th recap

              Twenty-six hardy cyclists came to Elmore Tuesday evening for a most enjoyable unofficial Speedtrap Ride.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported an average of an impressive 24.8 mph! There were even some in the group who topped 25 mph!

              Bob Kayden led the Cayenne Pepper Riders. He reported 21.9 mph for a riding average.

              Doug Kilpatrick took out a combined Habanero/Jalapeno group and returned with an average of 19.8 mph.

              Dave Stoiber reported that the Sweet Pepper Riders had a great ride, even with blinding sun for the first eight miles and darkness at the end. All shared in leading the group and everyone in the group rode well. Claude Watkins from the group indicated the riding average was at least 16 mph.

              Nicole Reece, Melissa Tansey, and I rode to Woodville and back. My arm and shoulder are slowly healing and I was able to ride the nine miles without pain or discomfort. Thank you Nicole and Melissa for riding with me!

              Pictured is veteran TAB member Beth Vollmar, as she makes her first appearance at the Speedtrap Ride. Welcome Beth!

              Thank you to all who helped celebrate my 39th birthday(or at least an anniversary of it). Thank you to Kathy Metzger for the cake and some of the pictures! I am looking forward to many more years of riding and being involved in TAB.

              The Speedtrap Ride will continue next Tuesday, October 11th, with another unofficial ride at 6:00 pm, or as soon as the bike shop employees can close the store and be ready for the ride. The weather forecast calls for a mixture of clouds and sun, little chance of rain, a high temperature of 75 degrees, and a SSW wind of 9 mph. Sunset will be at 6:58 pm, so front and rear lights will be necessary. Slower riders are welcome to leave early if you choose.

     I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 6 Oct 2022 5:53 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    This Saturday’s Adventure ride will be a bit chilly. With a starting temp of 38 at 9:00 rising to the low 50’s by noon, and increasing WSW winds through the morning, it sounds like great fall day.

    We will depart from Secor Park at 9 am. The route will be about 45 miles with a rolling pace between 18 and 20 mph, with a final average between 16 and 18 mph. We’ll head west out to Winameg and get into the sun to warm us up and fight the winds while they’re at their weakest. Then it’s back east past the flowers, with a rest in Delta all the way back to Secor to wrap our ride. This is longsleeve jersey/leg warmer weather. So be sure to layer up and come join me at Secor Park. See you there!


  • 5 Oct 2022 7:32 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    The Meanderer's are rolling out of Whitehouse (across from Cycle Werks) this Saturday, October 8th at 9a for a 40-mile loop out to Liberty Center and back. Average overall pace for the whole loop will be between 13-15 mph. Bring hydration and a snack (but Grandma's is always an option if you'd rather purchase something) and join us for one of the three remaining official rides of the 2022 season!


  • 2 Oct 2022 6:53 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)


    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday October 4th

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, continues with an unofficial ride planned for this Tuesday, October 4th, leaving Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:00 pm, or as soon as bike shop folks can close the store and get to the ride.

              Regular Speedtrap Ride Leaders may or may not be present. They are not required to be present for an unofficial ride. Riding groups will be formed based on those present and those willing to lead.

              The weather forecast for Tuesday at ride time calls for sunny skies, a temperature in the mid 60s, and an ENE wind of 3 mph. Sunset will be at 7:09 pm, so front and rear lights are highly recommended, especially for slower riders.

              Pictured is regular Speedtrap Rider Bryan Rose as he appeared on June 8, 2021. Bryan is back riding strong after an injury kept him on the sidelines for several weeks. Welcome back Bryan!

           There is no sign-in for an unofficial ride, but this is still an opportunity to ride some quiet country roads and meet some great people, too! I hope to see you Tuesday and ready to ride at 6:00 pm.

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 2 Oct 2022 4:52 PM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    I’m exhausted from my Epic at BiketoberFest this morning. 

  • 29 Sep 2022 9:30 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    TAB's Meandering Ride starts this Saturday (Oct 1st) out of Whitehouse (across from CycleWerks) at 9am.

    NOTE: 9AM START TIME for October!!

    We thought we might head north and visit Secor Park & Oak Openings utilizing a counter-clockwise route to change things up to make it interesting. Bring hydration (yes even though it's getting colder we still need to hydrate) and a snack for our rest stop.

    This is 1 of the 4 remaining Meandering Rides of 2022. We hope you can come out to join us!!

  • 29 Sep 2022 5:38 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 27th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, brought thirty-one riders to Elmore Tuesday evening for the last official ride of the season and to celebrate Bob Kayden’s 70th birthday.

              Scott Lang led his Ghost Pepper Riders and reported an awesome 24 mph riding average. A nice way to end the official season!

              Bob Kayden and his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode to a 21.3 mph average.

              Todd Pollock led a combined Habanero/Jalapeno group and reported an average of 18.9 mph.

              Claude Watkins of the Sweet Pepper Riders reported a great ride with an average of 16+ mph.

              Pictured are some Habanero and Jalapeno riders on the road. Thank you, Todd Pollock for the photo.

              Josh Smith was the only rider new to the Speedtrap Ride this week. He is pictured in the blue jersey. Welcome Josh!

              After the ride, several stayed to celebrate Bob Kayden’s 70th birthday. He is pictured wearing the kitten jersey(Thank you Kathy Metzger), and also with cake and ice cream, both with Becky. Also pictured are some after ride partiers.

              Thank you to all four ride leaders for a great 2022 season. Pictured are Scott Lang, Bob Kayden, Doug Kilpatrick, and Todd Pollock. Thank you to all the riders who came and rode, whether one time or throughout the season. I hope everyone had a great time. That’s what it’s all about. I look forward to May 2, 2023, when the Speedtrap Ride rolls out once again.

    Chuck Nicewonder

    PS. There will be an unofficial Speedtrap Ride next Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:00 pm.


  • 29 Sep 2022 9:38 AM | Joseph Peltier

    The last Thursday ride of 2022.  Sigh…… 

    Another cool evening ride.  Temperature at the start will be 58, dropping to 52 by the time we finish.  Winds will be out of the ENE at 7mph gusting to 8mph. Feels cold already. Review your kit and make sure you dress accordingly.  

    We need ride leaders tonight for Hot 1 and Hot 2.  If you're willing and interested, let me know.  Text 419 376 8347 (identify yourself) or email jpeltier823@gmail.com. 

    Sunset is 7:20 pm.  Lights, front and rear, are VERY highly recommended.  We need to be visible to the people driving the vehicles on our route.  Without lights, a cyclist is basically invisible to a motorist.   

    Remember, we start at 6pm. 

    Rides, average speeds and ride leaders are listed below: 

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

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

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

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Joe Peltier

    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. 





    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier

  • 25 Sep 2022 7:15 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)


    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 27th

              Intrepid Cyclists: The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will make its final official run of the 2022 season this Tuesday, September 27th, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:00 pm! We will however, wait for bike shop folks to close the store and get to the ride.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders and will average 22 – 23+mph. Are you ready for the adrenalin rush!

              Bob Kayden will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders. Average speed lately has been very close to that of the Ghost Pepper Riders.

              Doug Kilpatrick will lead his Habanero Riders at a riding average of 20 – 21 mph.

              Todd Pollock and his Jalapeno Riders will likely average 17 – 19 mph.

    All others who would like to ride at a more casual pace will form the Sweet Pepper Riders and will likely average 16+ mph.

              Although delayed one week, after the ride we will celebrate Bob Kayden’s 70th birthday in Speedtrap fashion. There will be walking tacos and cake provided by Becky Kayden, along with the usual drink and good conversation.

              At ride time, the temperature will be in the upper 50s with a WNW wind of 12 mph. It will be mostly cloudy with a 15% chance of precipitation. Sunset will be at 7:20 pm, so front and rear lights are highly recommended, especially for slower riders,

    The Speedtrap Ride is sponsored by the Toledo Area Bicyclists(TAB) and the Flatlanders Bike Club. It’s a great way to meet some fine people and to ride some quiet country roads, too! So come on out and help close out the regular reason with a great ride and Bob’s birthday celebration.

              Pictured is regular Speedtap Rider Loren Moore, as he appeared September 18, 2018. He has been riding strong!

              Sign-in begins at 5:30 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


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