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  • 05/13/2022 2:57 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday, May 10th recap

              Nearly perfect riding weather brought twenty-eight cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for the first ride of the 2022 Speedtrap Ride season. The temperature hovered around 80 degrees with a very slight southeast wind.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 22 mph.

              Bob Kayden led 5five Cayenne Pepper Riders to a 20.9 mph average.

              Doug Kilpatrick led his Habanero Riders and reported a 19.5 mph average

              Todd Pollock reported a riding average of 16.1 mph for the Jalapeno Riders. Ralph Carter of that group suffered a fall as a result of a flat tire, but ended up with a only scraped knee and foot. No medical emergency was necessary, and no other rider was involved.

              Claude Watkins, Andy Gundlach and I formed the Sweet Pepper Riders. We rode at a very casual pace for the first ride of the season.

              There were three riders new to the Speedtrap Ride: Jason Kiddey(red and black jersey), Shane Grennan(standing in his truck), and Andrew Gundlach(green shirt) Andy is a veteran rider. He has been off the bike for several years, but plans to move up to faster groups as the season progresses Welcome all to the Speedtrap Ride!

              Several riders gathered in front of the bike shop after the ride for good conversation.

              The next installment of the Speedtrap Ride will take place next Tuesday, May 17th. The weather will not be quite as warm with a high temperature of 70 degrees, and there will be a NW wind of about 10 mph. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop and we roll out at 6:30 pm. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 05/13/2022 1:11 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)



    The warm weather riding season has begun, but your club still needs ride leaders for the following rides:

    • 1.    The Sunday morning ride out of Wildwood Preserve Metropark
    • 2.    The Sunday 1:00 Getaway Ride
    • 3.    The Monday Whitehouse Ride C group to fill in for Dave Burkett until he can return
    • 4.    The Windsday at Timberstone Ride Fast and Reliable Group

    And..  someone to oversee the entire Windsday Ride

    • 5.      5fer Thursday Hot 1 group

    If you have been a regular rider on any of these rides, please consider volunteering as a group ride leader. Get someone to co-lead with you so that neither of you has to come every week.

              If you want these rides to continue, someone will have to step up to lead. I hope to hear from you soon!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    TAB Ride Captain

  • 05/11/2022 8:00 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    The start of the Old 24 Ride season went off without a hitch (even though the ride leader forgot The Clipboard). 10 riders came out to ride the 28.5 mile scenic route down Old 24. Warmer temperatures and thinner air equals faster speed (oh and a little less wind helps also). We rolled in with an average of 21.0 mph according to my Strava data. Thanks to the 9 riders for coming out to ride with me. You all rotated smoothly and worked together up both overpasses to keep our lines nice and even. I love when a plan comes together.  See you next week on Old 24.

  • 05/11/2022 4:38 PM | Kris Jensen (Administrator)

    This Saturdays Adventure ride will roll out of Whitehouse, across from Cycle Werks, at 8am. The winds will be out of the south and with that being said we will be riding to BG. We will be stopping mid way at a Circle K for a brief break and refill of beverages. Pace will 18ish depending on the group. Weather should be fantastic. I am looking forward to a great ride with you all.

  • 05/11/2022 2:00 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    This Saturday TAB's Meandering Group will depart Whitehouse (across from CycleWerks) at 8:00am. Roger and I both thought a trip up to Secor Park was in order. Route is ~33miles for an overall ride average 13-15mph, but please remember we adjust pace for the group that shows up that day. Bring hydration and a snack, we will take a short break at the park


  • 05/11/2022 11:55 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Thursday, May 12 the Thursday 5'fer ride will make it's 2022 debut departing from Side Cut Park (Silver Lake Parking Lot)  promptly at 6:30pm.  The weather looks promising with a high of 81 predicted with ESE winds at 6mph and gusting to 16mph.  

    Rides, average speeds and ride leaders are listed below: 

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-23 mph, 26 mi:    Ride Leader Needed

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

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

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Eric Dowell

    Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Phil Blaine (Jody is unable to lead this week)

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

    I am looking forward to a great and challenging group riding season.  Let's keep it safe and have all sorts of fun this year.

  • 05/11/2022 11:52 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Beautiful weather + mild east wind = great night for riding.  

    Leaving at 6:30 from Timberstone JHS, 9000 W Sylvania, Sylvania Ohio. See you there!

  • 05/09/2022 10:02 PM | Jenifer Wiles (Administrator)

    Tuesday May 10th the TAB Old 24 Ride will depart CycleWerks in Whitehouse at 6:30 pm. We will ride 28.5 miles with an average between 19-21 mph. 

  • 05/09/2022 9:00 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

     Last Windsday was cloudy, cold and windy, yet 13 riders showed up to ride . Fearless leader Edgar had dental work that day so sent us off, and went home to recover. Ed Altwies took his group of four off on their high speed ride. The remaining 9 of us agreed to ride as a group and had a fantastic ride. We saved some power for the ride back into the wind. We wound up with a 19.1 for the loop. We were actually faster on the into the wind return, than we were going out.

    Windsday does need help. Right now, we have Edgar leading our A group (21 and above), and Kelly Trame leading our C/D group (15-17) when she can. I’m filling in for a C/B 18-20) group through the end of May to get things started, but won’t be able to do it past that time. So we need a co-leader for C/D group a couple of people to lead the C/B group. Please seriously consider giving some time to club so we can continue to ride together.

    Windsday starts promptly at 6:30 from Timberstone JHS, 9000 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH. See you there


  • 05/09/2022 5:51 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 10th

              Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10th, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County returns to Elmore. The ride is scheduled to depart Spoke Life Cycles at 6:30 pm. With a high temperature of 80 degrees for the day and sunny skies, it will be a fantastic ride! Quite a contrast to last week’s very rainy Tuesday!

            Since mother nature did not provide great weather last week for opening day to start the 2022 season, here again are the groups departing and their leaders:

              Regular ride leaders are returning for the 2022 season:

    Scott Lang will be leading the Ghost Pepper Riders with a 22+ mph average.

    Bob Kayden will take out the Cayenne Pepper Riders at 21 +/- mph.

    Doug Kilpatrick(TAB President) will lead the Habaneros at 19 – 20+ mph

    Todd Pollock will lead the Jalapeno Riders at 16 – 19 mph.

    I plan to take out anyone who would like to ride a more casual pace at 14 – 16 mph.

              Although there will be a slight southeast wind, it should otherwise be a great ride! Please join us!

    Chuck Nicewonder    


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