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  • 06/13/2024 10:37 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    It’s a great day to ride a bike!!! Post time weather looks to be HOT. 90 degrees with winds out of the SW at 14 mph gusting to 17. The humidity will be 33%, making this close to a “dry” heat.

    We start at 630 pm. Please be ready and congregated by 625 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions. We meet at the Silver Lake parking lot at Side Cut park.

    Announcements:

    Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate.

    Safety, Safety, Safety. With hot temperatures, the potential for angry drivers increases. Be aware, keep your head on a swivel, and ride safely. Don’t cross the yellow line, keep the double pacelines on the right half of the road and communicate!

    Our next organized ride will be our annual July 4th Freedom ride. Chuck Nicewonder is again the organizer, and we will be departing from the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings. This is another great ride and Chuck will need help to pull this off. Chuck will be sending emails and posting on the TAB Facebook page as the day approaches.

    MARR is also fast approaching and will be held on August 10, 2024. You can find all the details at https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/MARR It’s not too early to think about signing up to ride. More importantly, we need an army of volunteers to make this ride happen and be successful. Co-chairs Dave Barret and Kenneth Shaw will be reaching out and asking for volunteer help. Spread the word and make some time to help out the cause.

    Tonight’s rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 23+ mph, 26 mi: Eric Wharton

    Expect rolling averages to be 28 mph or more.

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 21-23 mph 26 mi: Tim Eckel

    Expect rolling averages of 25 mph or more.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) - Avg: 20-22 mph, 26 mi: Kris Jensen

    Expect rolling averages of 24 mph or more.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Keven Sommerville and Joe Peltier to co-lead

    Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Group 5 (Spicy +) - Avg: 18-20 mph, 26 mi: Keith Meredith

    Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Group 6 (Spicy) – Avg: 16-18 mph, 26 mi: David Barret and Mark Maxwell

    Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.

    No Drop

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

    Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.

    No Drop

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince


  • 06/12/2024 5:51 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, June 15th out of Glass City Metropark at 8a. Meet up in the parking lot near the skating ribbon and the National Great Lakes Museum to adventure out for a 32-mile loop that will run us out to Maumee Bay State Park, Howard Marsh, and Pearson Park as we return to the start. Bring hydration and a snack for our quick brwakat Howards Marsh. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but this is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you'll come out and ride bikes with us this week!!

    1521 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605

  • 06/12/2024 10:30 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 11th recap

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, brought forty-two hardy cyclists to Elmore last night to ride in almost perfect weather.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 23.4 mph for his group.

              Doug Metzger, filling in for John Del Toro, reported 21.5 mph for his Cayenne Pepper rider group.

              Ken South, leader of the Habaneros, and his two companions dropped back to join the Jalapenos, led by Ken Shaw. Joe Peltier from that group reported a riding average of 17.8 mph.

              Claude Watkins of the Sweet Pepper Riders reported a 15-mph average.

    Pictured is Colleen Hickey(Flatlanders jersey) who rode her first Speedtrap Ride in five years.[Her first was August 13, 2019]. Also pictured is Heather Swander on her first Speedtrap Ride. Welcome Colleen and Heather!

              Although Scott Lang’s birthday was actually last week, many gathered after the ride to celebrate and  to honor Scott’s 250th Speedtrap Ride. Congratulations Scott!

              Please join us next Tuesday, June 18th, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. The long-range weather forecast calls for a high  temperature of 96 degrees, a SW wind of 11 mph, and a 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms late in the day. [That means 60% chance of no thunderstorms!]

              I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder




             

             

     

  • 06/11/2024 8:59 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    What’s in store for this Windsday? Warm temps in the low 80’s, wirth moderate breezes from the SW at 5-8 mph. In other words a beautiful evening to cruise through the fields with Edgar and me.

    Meet us at Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania. Our 2 groups leave at 6:30, with Edgar leading his 21+ avg speed group and Dan leading the 18-20 crowd. Hope to see you there!

  • 06/10/2024 6:59 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 11th

              The Speedtrap Ride, the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County, will roll out again tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11th, at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.

              The weather prediction for tomorrow at ride time calls for partly cloudy skies, a temperature in the low 70s, an east wind of 7 mph, and no chance of rain.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders over a 25-mile course, and will likely average 22 to 23+ mph. Are you ready for the adrenalin rush?!

              John Del Toro will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders over the same course at a slightly  slower pace: 21+ mph.

              Ken South will be back to lead his Habanero Riders, averaging about 20 mph.

              Ken Shaw and his Jalapeno Riders may ride a slightly shorter course, averaging 16 to 19 mph.

              I plan to go out with the Sweet Pepper Riders, those who would like a more casual pace.

              Come out to Elmore and see why cyclists have liked the Speedtrap Ride. Spice up your riding schedule on some quiet country roads with great people. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then.

              Pictured is regular Speedtrap Rider Jill Simpson, as she appeared August 16, 2022.

    Chuck Nicewonder


  • 06/06/2024 12:12 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday June 4th recap

              Thirty-five hardy cyclists came to Elmore Tuesday evening for the Speedtrap Ride to ride in warm temperatures and no rain! However, there was a mild southeast wind, and most riders said it was a factor in their riding.

              Dan Willis, substituting for Scott Lang, led the Ghost Pepper Riders and returned with a 23.2 mph average.

              Doug Metzger filled in for John Del Toro and led the Cayenne P:epper Riders to a 21.1 mph average.

              David St. Louis, filling in for Ken South, took out the Habanero Riders. No report from David as his Garmin wasn’t working.

              Ken Shaw led a group of Jalapeno Riders on a 23-mile course. Jill Simpson from that group reported an average of 15.9 mph

              Claude Watkins indicated an average of 13 mph for the few Sweet Pepper Riders.

              There were two riders new to the Speedtrap Ride this week. Kendall Hendrickson, who hails from North Carolina, is pictured with grandparents Bob and Becky Kayden. She rode down the North Coast Inland Trail and back with Becky and said, “It was fun!” Also pictured is Alyce Zuccarell with her next-door neighbor, Ken South. Ken accompanied Alyce on her first ride in the Jalapeno group. Welcome Kendall and Alyce to the Speedtrap Ride.

              Todd Pollock furnished a photo of some Speedtrap Riders on the road. Thank you, Todd!

              After the ride, many gathered in front of the bike shop for drink and good conversation, and to welcome Scott Lang’s appearance after his birthday celebration at Cedar Point!

              Please join us for the next edition of the Speedtrap Ride, next Tuesday, June 11th. The long-range weather forecast calls for a high temperature of 75 degrees, partly cloudy skies, and less than a 10% chance of rain. A mild east wind is predicted, however. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder




     

  • 06/06/2024 11:56 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Cool starting temps in the high 50’s and moderate (8-10 mph) W winds are the order of the day for this Saturday’s Adventure Ride. We head N and W from Secor Park into Michigan until we can see the city lights of Blissfield. Then it's back S and W to our rest stop in Metamora. From there we’ll swing by Evergreen Schools, visit the longhorns and bison near Ai before using the winds to send us back to Secor.

    We leave from Secor Park at 8:00. As usual, it's an 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46985381

  • 06/05/2024 9:02 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, June 8th out of Perrysburg at 8a with Robert S. filling in as ride leader this week. Meet up again this week in the back of the Fort Meigs YMCA/Rotary Park parking to adventure out for a 26-mile loop that will run you up to Sidecut, down the Wabash to Whitehouse, South to Waterville and back up to the start. Bring hydration and a snack for snack time in Whitehouse. Meanderer's meander so you can expect rolling speeds of up to 15-17mph, but this is a NO DROP ride that will only go as fast as 100% of the attendees can manage. We hope you'll come out and ride bikes!!

    26350 Fort Meigs Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551

  • 06/04/2024 11:13 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    Ride report from May 30. 70 riders signed up for what turned out to be another near perfect evening for a bike ride. We had one issue, and a serious one at that. We had a rider cross wheels and go down. He did need to go to the hospital with what looked like at the least a broken collarbone. Keep your head on a swivel and have a laser focus on what is happening around you.

    Group 1 (Hot 1) rolled in with a 22.4 mph average.

    Group 2 (Hot 2) reported a very nice average of 22.3 mph.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) had an average of 21.1 mph.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) reported an average of 20.8 mph. We were feeling the X-tra spice.

    Group 5 (Spicy +) On this thankful Thursday, the group reported an average of 18.3 mph.

    Group 6 (Spicy) reported an average of 16.6 mph.

    Group 7 (GLR) reported an average of 14 mph.

    Announcements:

    • Thursday is June 6. 80 years ago, the invasion of France and the beginning of the downfall of the Third Reich began. Remember what our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers did and went through to make sure we can do what we do today. They truly were and are the greatest generation.
    • Safety, Safety, Safety. Just because we are heading into the second month of the organized rides means nothing. Don’t get overconfident. Be vigilant in our group rides. Be safe. Take nothing for granted.
    • Our next organized ride will be our annual July 4th Freedom ride. Chuck Nicewonder is again the organizer, and we will be departing from the Mallard Lake area at Oak Openings. This is another great ride and Chuck will need help to pull this off. Chuck will be sending emails and posting on the TAB Facebook page as the day approaches.
    • MARR is also fast approaching and will be held on August 10, 2024. You can find all the details at https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/MARR It’s not too early to think about signing up to ride. More importantly, we need an army of volunteers to make this ride happen and be successful. Co-chairs Dave Barret and Kenneth Shaw will be reaching out and asking for volunteer help. Spread the word and make some time to help out the cause.

    Thursday is looking to be another dry evening for a ride. Temperatures are predicted to be 76 at post time with a WNW wind at 16 mph. This wind should make things a bit “interesting.” Bottom line is that we are looking at another dry ride!

    We start at 630 pm. Please be ready and congregated by 625 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions. We meet at the Silver Lake parking lot at Side Cut park.

    Tonight’s rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 23+ mph, 26 mi: Eric Wharton

    • Expect rolling averages to be 28 mph or more.

    Group 2 (Hot2) - Avg: 21-23 mph 26 mi: Tim Eckel

    • Expect rolling averages of 25 mph or more.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) - Avg: 20-22 mph, 26 mi: Kris Jensen

    • Expect rolling averages of 24 mph or more.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Keven Sommerville and Joe Peltier to co-lead

    • Expect rolling averages of 23 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Group 5 (Spicy +) - Avg: 18-20 mph, 26 mi: Keith Meredith

    • Expect Rolling averages of 22 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Group 6 (Spicy) – Avg: 16-18 mph, 26 mi: David Barret and Mark Maxwell

    • Expect Rolling averages of 19 mph or more.

    o No Drop

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

    • Expect rolling averages of 17 mph or more.

    o No Drop

    Be safe, have fun.

    Joe and Vince


  • 06/04/2024 12:18 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    The weather forecast for our the 6/5 Windsday ride is not promising. Weather Channel predicts rain for most of the day with thunderstorms through the afternoon. But the Apple Weather app is more promising with chances of rain its the afternoon only. Guess we'll wait and see. Edgar and I try to cancel by 5:30, so if things look sketchy, check back.

    If it's a go, meet us at Central Trail School, 4321 Mitchaw Rd, Sylvania. Our 2 groups leave at 6:30, with Edgar leading his 21+ avg speed group and Dan leading the 18-20 crowd. Hope to see there!

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