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  • 5 May 2019 5:32 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 7th

              The 2019 season of the Speedtrap Ride will begin this coming Tuesday, May 7th, where cyclists from all over will convene at Spoke Life Cycles/Elmore and begin riding at 6:30 pm!

              There will be four groups of riders.

        Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders on a 25-mile course. Most of his group has been riding all winter, so it will be a challenging ride. Riders will most likely average anywhere from 20 – 22 mph. Are you up to that challenge?

        Tony Mazurek will lead the Habaneros over the same course.

    His group will average 18 – 20 mph.

              I will lead the Jalapeno Riders over a slightly shorter 22-mile course. We expect to average 16 – 18 mph.( I personally may be a little slower, having just come off some injuries.)

              Marnie Arndt will  lead the Sweet Pepper Riders over a course, distance, and at a speed comfortable for those in her group.

              The weather forecast is for thunderstorms Tuesday morning, but it should be dry by ride time, with temperatures in the low 50s.

              So come on out to Elmore and ride some quiet country roads with some great people, and see why it is the best Tuesday night ride out of Ottawa County.

           Remember, sign-in begins at 6:00, and we roll out at 6:30 pm! I hope to see you then!

              Chuck Nicewonder



  • 4 May 2019 7:02 PM | Daniel Riley

    Friday night was gray and cold, but 4 riders came out for our ride. The theme of the night looked like it  was ‘Play Misty For Me” as we left in a cold mist. But as we headed north, the mist dropped away. The 3 riders set a brisk pace to match the weather, and dragged the leader along to complete the loop 18.3. (I gotta get in shape.) I was a challenging ride on a challenging night, but well worth the effort.

  • 3 May 2019 11:21 AM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    -- New & Improved Breakfast Route for Sundays

    Same start and finish points. Same good food and Secor Park rest-stop.

    We have eliminated the rough chip and seal portion of Brint Road by turning North at Lathrop to arrive smoothly at the Country Charm Cafe.

    Then we avoid those two RR crossings, after breakfast, that are always a potential hazard, all without giving up any distance.

    See the improved route at RideWithGPS  to view and capture your own GPS file of the changes. 

    See the attached cue sheet and map that you can print at home.

    TAB_Sunday_Breakfast_Ride_-_Improved-.pdf

    Don't forget the Sunday Breakfast Ride departs at 8AM May through September.

  • 2 May 2019 10:31 PM | Rick Metcalf

    It must have been a long winter because most folks forgot how powerful the 5fer Thursday weather mojo is. Forget the forecasts.....it doesn’t rain on the 5fer! The 18 cool kids that did show, enjoyed an excellent and dry ride. We rode in two groups, a Hot combo which reported a 22.1 mph average which seems quick for Opening Night. We had riders from all 4 of the remaining groups on the other ride which averaged 18.0 mph. I was pleasantly surprised by how well our diverse group worked together and executed smooth rotations on Opening Night. Bodes well for the season. Ride leader photo taken by Jessie Miller. Left to right: Tim Eckel Hot 2, Tony Mazzullo Spicy Plus, Rick Metcalf Xtra Spicy, John Caldeen GLR and Jodie Petcoff Spicy. Not pictured is Matt Cleland Hot 1. The cool kids do it again next Thursday!

  • 2 May 2019 8:53 PM | Daniel Riley

    The weather didn’t look too great, but 11 riders were anxious to ride and braved the damp to celebrate the start of the weeknight riding season. We had a smooth ride with a typical Windsday head-wind going out and a nice tailwind driving us back. The group was cohesive and smooth, with even Edgar and Tristan holding a smooth pace. Average speed was a causal 16 mph, but with that tailwind we did see 22 for a couple of seconds.

    Finally, the May 15th ride will be the Ride to the Ride of Silence, leaving from Tam-O-Shanter back parking lot at 6:00. More details to come.


  • 2 May 2019 8:23 PM | Daniel Riley

    Just a reminder - we have ready to roll tomorrow night Friday, May 3rd in cooperation with the Red Bird Arts District Sylvania Art Walk. We will leave from Maplewood Elementary (6769 Maplewood Ave, Sylvania OH 43560) at 5:30pm.  Dan Riley lead the group on a 25-mile route  at a16-18 mph avg. Ron will lead a Slow Roll out of Maplewood to Wildwood and back. Join us for a great ride and enjoy the first weekend of the Sylvania Downtown Outdoor Recreation Area. Be there!

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29789688

  • 2 May 2019 4:19 PM | Linda Posadny

    Meandering group Ride will start at 8:00 this Saturday In Whitehouse.  Big thanks to Ron for leading the group last week.  We are going to ride the same route since Roger and I were not able to ride last weekend.  Meandering group ride is the group for you if starting to ride in group rides.  Will discuss lunch Saturday morning.

  • 2 May 2019 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I have (5) 11oz (Regular) and (5) 20oz (Jumbo) TAB coffee mugs. As a special offer to TAB members who are logging in on the website, I'm offering these to you.


    The 11 oz TAB mugs are $9.50

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    Comment on this post with your name and mug size and it's yours (1 per please).

    The first five for each get the mugs, which should deliver in a week or so.


  • 2 May 2019 10:28 AM | Nancy Beeman (Administrator)

    Everyone’s favorite ride - the long awaited Friday Coffee Ride returns for 2019!  ;D

    The forecast for Friday morning is looking better... the roads will be wet, but the chance of rain seems to be decreasing. Meet at CycleWerks in Whitehouse for a 9:00am departure. Let’s keep the loop short, 25-30 mi, and end up back in Whitehouse at Share Our Grounds. Rolling average for this ride is about 17mph. It’s no-drop, but participants should be able to maintain this pace for the duration.  **I will update by 8:00am if forecast changes and we have to cancel** 
  • 2 May 2019 9:42 AM | Nathan Burks

    Hello all,

    Ride with GPS has an area ambassador program that highlights routes in different regions. I applied to become an ambassador and was accepted for the Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region. I have added three routes so far as a pilot. You can find the ambassador page here: https://ridewithgps.com/ambassadors/493-toledo-area-bicyclists

    I would like to add our club routes to the ambassador directory, but I will need your help. Submissions require a vetted route, pictures, and a detailed description including highlights along the route. Please be sure to include who created the route so that I can credit the route creator.

    If you have a route you would like to see added, please email details to me at toledogravelgrinder@gmail.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Nate

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