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  • 09/18/2023 4:01 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)


    Important Message - TAB Board Meeting

    All TAB members invited

    On Thursday, October 5th, there will be a meeting of the TAB board of directors at 6:30 pm at the Perrysburg Way Library(at Louisiana and Indiana in Perrysburg) in meeting rooms A and B downstairs. All TAB members are invited to attend. Come share your concerns and participate in the discussions. I hope to see you there.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 09/15/2023 10:48 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 12th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride brought thirty-five hardy cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for a great ride on the quiet country roads of Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties.

              Dan Willis(substituting for Scott Lang) led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a 23.6 mph riding average.

              Bob Kayden led his Cayenne Pepper Riders to a 21.4 mph average.

              Todd Pollock led sixteen Jalapeno Riders and reported a riding average of 18.6 mph.

              The Sweet Pepper Riders again split into more than one group. Erik Wineland appears to have been the fastest with a 16.5 mph average.

              There were no Habanero Riders.

              Pictured is first-time Speedtrap Rider Mark Maxwell, who is co-leader, with David Barret, of the Spicy Group on 5fer Thursday. Welcome Mark!

              Also pictured are some Jalapeno Riders on the Road. Thank you Todd Pollock for that photo!

              On this Speedtrap Ride, Joe Peltier, el capitan of TAB’s 5fer Thursday Ride, enjoyed his first ride since his injury in June . Congratulations Joe!!!

              Next Tuesday, September 19th, predicted are mostly sunny skies, only an 8% chance of rain, a SSE wind of 6mph, and a high temperature of 74 degrees. Sunset will be at 7:36 pm, so front and rear lights will be necessary, especially for slower riders. Please join us! Ride time will be 6:10 pm!

              After the ride we will be celebrating Bob Kayden’s birthday(actually the next day),  For the occasion, Bob and Becky Kayden will be providing walking tacos. This will be Bob’s last Speedtrap Ride before he and Becky leave for their long winter vacation.

              Sign-in next week begins at 5:40 pm in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder



  • 09/14/2023 2:59 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    For this week's Spicy Adventure Ride, we ‘ll start at Keener Park (near the corner of Monclova and Keener Rd) and head west to Delta, trying a few different route ideas along the way. Expect cold temps at the start (around 50 degrees) but gentle SW winds and sun, if the weather forecast is to be believed. Rest stop is in Delta at our favorite gas station. Dan Riley will be handling the leader duties this weekend. Rolling speeds 18-22, depending on group and conditions. Starting time 8:00. See you there!

    23-09-16 CW

  • 09/14/2023 9:42 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Reported results for Thursday 9/7/23

    We started with three mixed groups due to the low turnout that was driven by the light rain that persisted most of the day.

    Groups headed out into a shower and returned to a dry parking lot.  Most importantly, all returned safe.

    There are no reported speeds as I played SAG driver to get a rider who had a flat that could not be repaired.

    https://toledo-area-bicyclists.ticketleap.com/2023-thursday-5fer/

    The ride for 9/14/2023

    START TIME IS 1800 (6PM).  Nights are getting exponentially shorter every day now.  Make sure to outfit your stallions with lights.  Be safe and be seen.

    This evening's weather is looking great!!!  Zero percent predicted precipitation.  Winds out of the East at 7 mph, gusting to 9 mph. 

    Predicted start time temperature is 67.  As we finish, the temps will range from 63 to 65.  Choose your kit wisely.

    With the earlier start time, we will probably see some work traffic.  So please use caution on all turns and intersections. 

    Be safe, have fun.

    Tonight's rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 24+ mph, 26 mi:    Ben Groves

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 22-23+ mph 26 mi:   Tim Eckel

    Group 3 (Xtra Spicy/Hot 3) - Avg: 19-21+ mph, 26 mi:  Kris Jensen

    Group 4 (Bold Picante) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Traci Bash

    Group 5 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Keith

    Group 6 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Dave/Mark

    Group 7 (GLR) - Avg: 14-16 mph, 20 mi:  John Galdeen

    Regards,

    Joe "El Capitan" Peltier



  • 09/13/2023 7:57 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's roll this Saturday, Sept 16th from Whitehouse at 8a. Meet up just across the street from CycleWerks so that we can adventure out for a 46-mile tour through Waterville, Grand Rapids, Tontogany, Colton, Texas and North Turkeyfoot Park (not necessarily in that order though ). Bring hydration and a snack for our rest stop  break. Average speed for the whole route will fall somewhere between 13-15mph, meaning paces could reach 17mph, but we make adjustments based on feedback and the abilities of the group that gathers to go ride bikes!! For safety reasons I am no longer posting routes publicly, so if you want it message me and I'll send it after confirming I know who you are.  Hope you'll come out and ride bikes with us!! If my counts are correct, there are only 6 more Meandering Rides for the 2023 season!!


  • 09/11/2023 6:13 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 12th

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will roll out tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12th, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:15 pm. Please note the time!

              Scott Lang will lead his Ghost Pepper Riders. If you ride in his group, expect to average 22 to 24 mph. Are you up to the challenge!!

              Bob Kayden will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders and redturn with a likely average of 21 to 22+ mph.

              Both Tony Mazurek and Ken South will be away, so a substitute leader is needed for the Habanero Riders at 20 to 21 mph.

              Todd Pollock will take out the Jalapeno Riders and average anywhere from 17 to 19 mph.

              The Sweet Pepper Riders are those who would like to ride at a more casual pace. I plan to ride out with the group.

              Although rain is predicted for the morning, it should be gone by ride time, with a 10% chance or less of rain. There should also be partly cloudy skies, a NW wind of 6 mph, and a temperature in the upper 60s. Sunset will be at 7:48, so lights are required for slower riders.

              Only two more official Speedtrap rides after this one! Now is the time to enjoy some quiet country roads with some great people!

              Pictured is Speedtrap rider Sam Weigman, as he appeared on July 20, 2021.

    Sign-in begins at 5:45 pm in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 09/11/2023 8:35 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Reminder - Irish Hill Tour September 17

    This is just a reminder that there will be no official TAB rides this coming Sunday, September 17th. Why not? Because...

    Maumee Valley Adventurers will be hosting its annual Irish Hills Tour this Sunday, and it has been TAB's policy for some time to support MVA and its invitational rides.

    The staging area for the ride will be Centennial Terrace in Sylvania. You can register for the ride at the cheaper rate on line until midnight Saturday, September 16th. Options are 10- 31- 62- and 100 miles.

    I hope to see you on the road

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 09/10/2023 12:22 PM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    I've decided to stop running the Westerly. Recently I've found it too much of a challenge to balance what I want to do with my commitments so something needs to change instead of me constantly canceling for one reason of another. Its been a lot of fun and I've made some great connections by just going on a bike ride which has been a real surprise.

    See you on the road... or trail!


  • 09/08/2023 9:47 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    After Tuesday's Speedtrap Ride, several gathered in the bike shop to celebrate Kathy Metzger's birthday. Happy Birthday Kathy!


  • 09/08/2023 9:26 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 5th recap

              Great weather brought forty cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for the latest edition of the Speedtrap Ride. Although it was hot, with a temperature in the upper 80s, there was a mild southwest wind, and no complaints.

              Scott Lang led his Ghost Pepper Riders to a 23.3 mph average.

              Bob Kayden and his  Cayenne Pepper Ridders rode to a 22.2 mph average.

              Ken South and Tony Mazurek led the Habanero Riders. Ken reported a riding average of 20 mph.

              Todd Pollock led fourteen Jalapeno riders and reported a riding average of 17.7 mph.

              The Sweet Pepper Riders again split into two groups. The faster group reported a riding average of 17.3 mph, while Claude Watkins reported 16 mph for his group.

              There were some first-time Speedtrap Riders: Veteran TAB member Eric Wharton, pictured in green jersey; Susan Shade, pictured(flag jersey) with husband Mark Shade, and Jim and Barb Freund, also pictured(blue and pink shirts). Welcome all to the Speedtrap Ride!

              After the ride, several gathered in the bike shop to celebrate Kathy Metzger’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Kathy!

              Please join us next Tuesday, September 12th, for the next Speedtrap Ride. Ride time will be 6:15 pm. Please note the time! The long-range weather forecast calls for a high temperature of 69 degrees and over a 60% chance of light rain. However, hopefully that will change. Only two Speedtrap Rides have been cancelled in 8 years! Sign-in will begin at 5:45 pm in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then.

    Reminder: Vintage Bike Night September 26th!

    Chuck Nicewonder


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