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  • 5 Sep 2022 9:00 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday September 6th

              To all hardy cyclists: The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will roll out once again, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 6th, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio at 6:30 pm. The weather will be favorable for riding: mostly sunny, a temperature in the low 70s, and an ENE wind of 8 mph diminishing as the evening progresses. The sun willset at 7:57,so slower riders must have both front and rear lights!

              This week we will ride the regular Speedtrap route in reverse: counterclockwise!

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders and expects to average 22 – 23+ mph. Are you up to the challenge!

              Bob Kayden will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders at maybe a slightly slower pace: 21 – 22+ mph. His group has been getting faster!

              Doug Kilpatrick and his Habanero Riders will likely average 20 – 21+ mph.

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

              All other riders who would prefer to ride at a more casual pace will be the Sweet Pepper Riders. Averages have been 16+ lately.

              The Speedtrap Ride is a rare opportunity to participate in a ride sponsored by two bike clubs: the Toledo Area Bicyclists(TAB) and the Flatlanders Bicycle Club. So come on out to Elmore and meet some great people! You’ll ride some quiet country roads, too! Elmore is no farther than Whitehouse from many parts of the Toledo metro area. Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop, and we ride this week at 6:30 pm! I hope to see you then!

              Pictured is regular Good Looking Pepper Rider Audrey Schnabel, as she appeared on June 1, 2021. Audrey regularly rides down the North Coast Inland Trail and back with Becky Kayden.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 4 Sep 2022 7:42 AM | Kenneth Shaw (Administrator)

    The Westerly is canceled for today as I will out of town. Hope everyone is having a great holiday!

  • 3 Sep 2022 8:31 AM | Ronnie Wells

    TAB will not be riding out of Whitehouse Monday evening 9/5. Come join TAB Monday morning at 8 am across from Cycle Werks Whitehouse for a metric century.

  • 1 Sep 2022 6:00 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday August 30th recap

              Thirty-two intrepid cyclists came to Elmore Tuesday evening for the August 30th edition of the Speedtrap Ride.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported a riding average of 22.9 mph.

              Bob Kayden led five Cayenne Pepper Riders, plus Doug Kilpatrick for a while, to an average of 22.3 mph.

              Todd Pollock had eleven in his group of Jalapeno Riders and reported 18.7 mph for an average.

              Ben Durant of the Sweet Pepper Riders reported a 16.4 mph average for that group.

              Becky and Audrey again formed the Good Looking Pepper Riders and rode down the North Coast Inland Trail and back for thirteen miles.

              Most riders experienced a healthy west wind, 10 to 15 mph, gusting even higher. However, there were no complaints as most of the return to Elmore portion of the ride was enjoyable.

              After the ride, several riders gathered in front of the bike shop for drink and good conversation.

              Pictured is veteran Flatlander David Burris. Although he is not new to the Speedtrap Ride, it was his first appearance in quite some time! Welcome back David! Also pictured are some Jalapeno Riders on the road. Thank you Todd Pollock for those two photos!

              Please join us next Tuesday, September 6th, when the Speedtrap Ride rolls out once again. The forecast is for favorable weather—a high of 80 degrees! Ride time will be 6:30 pm! It will be ride-the-Speedtrap-route-in-reverse night! We will ride counterclockwise! Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 1 Sep 2022 10:06 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    Its September and the sun is setting earlier so the 5fer will start at 6 PM. 

  • 1 Sep 2022 10:04 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)

    This weeks edition of the TAB adventure ride will be lead by yours truly. Rick Metcalf had planned to lead, but the original planned route is not available so we will save that for a later date. We will be leaving from Cyclewerks in Whitehouse at 8 am for a 40 mile route. The pace will be 18 to 20 mph rolling with an ending average between 16 and 18 mph. Come enjoy the beautiful fall weather with us.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40792702

  • 1 Sep 2022 5:21 AM | Jodie Petcoff

    The Meanderer's are heading out again this Saturday, Sept 3rd, from Whitehouse (across from Cycle Werks) at 8a for a 37-mile jaunt to Liberty Center with a return along River Road!! Overall average pace for the ride will be 13-15 mph, but we adjust the pace for the group that rides that week. It's supposed to be a hot one, so be sure to pack hydration and a snack to enjoy at our midpoint.
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29692641


  • 29 Aug 2022 7:19 AM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday August 30th

    To all hardy cyclists: The Speedtrap Ride will roll out once again tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th, from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio, at 6:30 pm.

    Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders and expects his group to average 22 – 23+ mph. Are you ready!

              Bob Kayden will lead the Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly slower pace, 21 to 22+ mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick and his Habanero Riders will likely average 20 – 21+ mph.

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

              All others who would like to ride at a more casual pace will form the Sweet Pepper Riders and will likely average 14 – 16+ mph.

              The weather forecast for ride time calls for a temperature in the upper 70s, sunny skies, with no chance of rain. However, a 15 mph west wind is predicted. That should, however, make the return to Elmore portion of the ride very enjoyable.

    The sun will set at 8:10 pm. So slower riders should have both front and rear lights to make you more visible on the road.

              Come on out to Elmore and ride some quiet country roads! You’ll meet some great people, too! Sign-in begins at 6:00 in front of the bike shop. I hope to see you then!

              Pictured is veteran Speedtrap rider and Flatlander Dan Willis, as he appeared on August 15, 2017.

    Chuck Nicewonder

     
  • 28 Aug 2022 7:16 AM | Ronnie Wells

    TAB Monday Whitehouse ride for 8/29 will start across from Cycle Werks at 6:30. There will be 2 or 3 groups depending on how many show up. Groups will roll at 15-17, 18-20 and 20+. If there are not enough we will combine the 2 faster groups at 19-21. Hope to see you there.

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