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  • 06/01/2023 1:25 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 30th recap

              Warm late spring weather brought forty-one hardy cyclists to Elmore Tuesday night for the May 30th edition of the Speedtrap Ride.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported an average of 22.7 mph.

              Bob Kayden and his Cayenne Pepper Riders rode to a 20.7 mph average.

              Doug Kilpatrick took out his Habanero Riders and returned averaging 19.5 mph.

              The Jalapeno Riders, led by Todd Pollock, started out with nine riders, picked up two, then lost one, and returned with an average of 17.3 mph.

              There were at least nine Sweet Pepper Riders, all at various speeds. Dave Stoiber from that group reported 16.0 mph.

    There was a moderate headwind, with occasional gusts, on most of the return route to Elmore. All groups posted lower averages than last week because of the wind.

    There were four riders new to the Speedtrap Ride. They are pictured: Joe Belich(Hammer jersey-thank you Kathy Metzger for that photo), Tom Kyllo(green/black jersey), Deyo Hasbrouck(thumbs up) and Jessica Hansen, Jessica’s first time was actually two weeks ago, but I wasn’t there to get her picture. Welcome all to the Speedtrap Ride.

    Also pictured are some Jalapeno Riders on the road. And could that be Todd and Chuck in the same photo??!! Thank you Todd for those!

    After the ride, several gathered in front of the bike shop to celebrate the forthcoming birth of Rob and Carrie Golden’s newest child. Congratulations Rob and Carrie!

    Please join us next Tuesday, June 6th, for the next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride. The long-range forecast is calling for a high of 79 degrees, but still a NNE wind of 12 mph. I hope to see you then.        

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 06/01/2023 10:23 AM | Jodie Petcoff

    This Saturday, June 3rd, the Meanderer's will be heading out at 8a for a 30mile route that will land us at MacQueen's Orchard for our mid ride break. Bring hydration and a snack (or $$ for purchases) for the route that typically will typically average 13-15mph. Rolling speeds can be faster than that, but we adjust the pace for the group that shows up for the ride. We hope you'll be able to join us for another amazing Saturday to go out and ride bikes!!


  • 06/01/2023 9:52 AM | Douglass Kilpatrick (Administrator)


    This Saturdays (6/3) TAB Spicy Adventure ride will be departing from the Indianola parking lot at Farnsworth Metropark (8505 S River road, Waterville) at 8 am. We will be doing our best to hide from the NE wind while we ride 43 miles rolling between 18 and 22 mph. There will be a quick stop at Secor Metropark.

  • 05/31/2023 3:06 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    2023-05-25 Ride Report

    46 riders showed up on a cool and breezy Thursday evening.  Unlike most pre-rides, we were all gathering in the sun to stay warm before we sped off in search of the perfect ride.   The Northeast wind made for a challenging return leg.  Especially on Monclova road where it seemed there was no draft and we all were buffeted by the wind to some extent.

    Reported Results:

    Group 1 (Hot 1): Ben's group came in at at an even 24 mph.  Ben was worried that they would come in at less than 24... Ben's report can be viewed: 


    Group 2 (Hot 2):  Tim Eckel and his merry band of riders came in with an average of 21.8 mph

    Group 3 (Xtra Spicy):  Kris Jensen filled in for Douglas and his group of Hot 2 wannabes came with an average of 21.1

    Group 3.5 (A little less Xtra Spicy):  Traci led a spirited and disciplined group to a 20.2 mph average.  

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus): Keith led the group to a nice 17.8 mph average

    Group 5 (Spicy):  Mark and David led the group to a 16.4 mph average.  And they had anew rider (Kathryn) who was impressive with her ability to pick up group riding etiquette (Dave and Mark couching) and her pulling abilities.

    Group 6 (GLR): No report

    2023-06-01 - Pre-Ride

    Finally!!!! The warm weather has arrived in Northwest Ohio!!!  But we will still be fighting an East wind.  One of these Thursdays we'll have our traditional South, Southwest winds to drive us home on the return leg.

    Remember you can sign in electronically:


    You can also go to the TAB website under the cub rides section and find the link has been added.  Just one click and you can sign up electronically.

    Thursday's rides and ride leaders:

    Group 1 (Hot1) - Avg: 20-23 mph, 26 mi:    Ben Groves

    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 3.5 (Not so Xtra Spicy) - Avg: 19-21 mph, 26 mi: Traci Bash

    Group 4 (Spicy Plus) - Avg: 18-19.5 mph, 26 mi:  Kieth or Jeff L.

    Group 5 (Spicy) - Avg: 16-18 mph, 24 mi:  Dave and Mark

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

  • 05/29/2023 6:03 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 30th

              The Speedtrap Ride, one of America’s great Tuesday night rides, will roll out again tomorrow, Tuesday, May 30th, at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio.   The weather prediction for tomorrow at ride time is sunny skies, a 7% chance of rain, a temperature in the low 80s, and an east wind of 12 mph. That east wind will likely produce a slight headwind on much of the return trip to Elmore.

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders over a 25-mile course. If you ride in his group, expect to average 23 mph.

              Bob Kayden will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders over the same course, and will likely average 21 – 22 mph.

              Doug Kilpatrick and his Habanero Riders will cover the same course at 20+ mph.

              Todd Pollock, although he could ride in a much faster group, will lead the Jalapeno Riders at anywhere from 16 – 19 mph.    

              I will be on hand for the Sweet Pepper Riders, who last week rode at 16 mph.

    Pictured is perennial Speedtrap rider (and Flatlanders president) John Del Toro,  with wife Michelle, as they appeared on August 13, 2019.

              Why not spice up your weekly riding schedule with something different. Ride some quiet country roads and meet some great people, 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. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder

    PS There may be a special celebration after the ride.



  • 05/26/2023 5:47 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    TAB’s Memorial 100 Ride  May 29th

              TAB’s Memorial 100 Ride, the Rob Rausch Memorial,  will take place this coming Monday, May 29th, at 8:00 am from the Side Cut Metropark Parking Lot on the river side of the road.

              Doug Kilpatrick will be leading the 20 mph group.

              Dan Riley will take out the 18 mph group.

              Kenneth Shaw Jr. and David Justin Barret will lead any other groups that would like to ride.

              Chicken, potatoes, plus ???? will be served at approximately noon and will be provided by Cracker Barrel of Maumee, Rob Rausch’s workplace. Restaurant manager Tyler(and staff) will be serving us in honor and memory of his very close friend, Rob Rausch. Riders will gather on their return to Side Cut at the Riverview Pavilion for lunch.

              If anyone would like to bring any additional side dishes or treats, you are welcome to do so.

              This year we will be collecting donations for HOOVES. It is an organization that uses rescued horses in 4-day retreats for veterans, first responders, and their family members,  nationwide, who are seeking recovery from service-connected stress.

              We still need a couple of people to serve as SAG drivers.

    I hope to see you on the road.

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 05/25/2023 9:43 PM | Jodie Petcoff

    This Saturday, May 27th come join the TAB Meanderer's for the Pre-Party of the Metropark's Bike Party starting from Glass City Metropark. We will roll at 8a for a 28-mile loop that will include Maumee Bay and Pearson Park's before returning in time for the festivities. Start location has moved to 983 Front St, Toledo, OH 43605 for this ride. Bring hydration, a snack, and a change of clothes so you can hang out and enjoy the main event!! Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be there (Brick & Breakfast, Spicy Adventure Ride, Adventure Ride, Meandering Ride, & Coffee & Party too)!! 


  • 05/25/2023 3:01 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 23rd recap

              Pleasant late spring weather brought forty-one hardy cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening for the latest edition of the Speedtrap Ride.

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

              Bob Kayden reported a riding average of 21.8 for his Cayenne Pepper Riders.

              Doug Kilpatrick reported that his four Habanero Riders rode to  a 20.5 mph average.

              Todd Pollock reported his twelve Jalapeno Riders rode with an average of 17.9 mph.

              Claude Watkins, filling in for me one last time, reported a good ride with an average of 16 mph.

              Pictured is Todd Pollock with his Jalapeno Riders.

    The long-range forecast for next Tuesday, May 30th,  calls for mostly sunny skies, little chance of rain, and a high temperature of 84 degrees. However, there will be once again a moderate ENE wind of 10 mph.

              The Speedtrap Ride is a bike ride of the Toledo Area Bicyclists AND the Flatlanders Bike Club. It’s a great opportunity to ride some quiet country roads with little vehicular traffic. It’s also an opportunity to meet and ride with some great people, too!

              Sign-in will begin at 6:00 in front of the bike shop in Elmore. I hope to see you then!

              Chuck Nicewonder


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