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  • 05/26/2024 7:22 PM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,


    The weather at the 0800 start of the TAB Memorial Day ride looks like it will be wet.  The Forecast looks like we will see clearing skies and drier weather as the day progresses.  So, at this point, plan on riding.  Dress accordingly and be prepared to ride safely on wet pavement. The 0800 weather is predicted to be Cloudy and 67 degrees with a 49% chance if rain.  Wind will be out of the SSW at 16mph.  Scattered thunderstorms are predicted between 0900 and 1000 with winds increasing to 20 mph.  By 1100 the weather will be clearing in time for lunch. 

    Bottom line:  Plan to ride and plan on getting wet.

    Regards,

    Joe Peltier

  • 05/23/2024 2:25 PM | Jodie Petcoff (Administrator)

    The Meanderer's will roll this Saturday, May 25th out of Whitehouse at 8a. Meet up in the parking lot across from Cycle Werks so that we can adventure out for a 27-mile loop that runs through the Oaks and out to the Fraker Mill Covered Bridge. Bring hydration and a snack for our rest stop break. 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. Check back here to confirm if we've had to cancel or if we are rolling!

  • 05/23/2024 10:04 AM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Time to take a loop and see how spring is progressing in the area. Starting at Secor Park, we’ll go west around Swanton and roll through Oak Openings before our rest stop in Whitehouse. Then it’s north back through the woods to Secor to call it a morning. Great cycling temps in the high 60s to low 70s and moderate winds. There is a chance of rain, so stay tuned just in case…

    Meet us this Saturday, at Secor Park, 8:00. As usual, it's 18-20 rolling speed, but we will adjust for the group. This is a no drop ride.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46672446

  • 05/22/2024 5:16 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 21st recap

              The Speedtrap Ride brought thirty hardy cyclists to Elmore Tuesday evening to ride with a temperature in the 80s and strong southwest winds. Many riders said the wind was a factor in their ride.

              Scott Lang led the Ghost Pepper Riders and reported an average of 22.2 mph.

              John Del Toro’s Cayenne Pepper R

    iders numbered five and returned with an average of 21.1 mph, as reported by Bob Kayden.

              When Ken South returned to Elmore, he said it was rough going because there were only three in his group, which meant more time in front for each! He reported an average of 18.6 mph.

              Candy Langoria led the Jalapeno Riders. Hubert Backes from that group reported 16.0 mph

              Claude Watkins from the Sweet Pepper Riders indicated a 15.0 mph average.

    There were no riders new to the Speedtrap Ride, However, riding last night for the first time after a three-year absence was Roman Pericka, who rode in the Ghost Pepper group. Welcome back Roman!

              Also pictured are some Speedtrap Riders on the road, and  perennial Speedtrap riders and veteran Flatlanders Todd Pollock and Doug Metzger. Thank you Todd for those photos!

              Let us all remember Gwen Waggoner, who passed away, May 15th.

              The next chapter of the Speedtrap Ride will roll out next Tuesday, May 28th. The long-range forecast indicates a 50% chance of showers throughout the day, and a west wind of 10 to 20 mph, but we’ll have to wait and see on all that!

              Please join us. I hope to see you then!

    Chuck Nicewonder


             

     

  • 05/22/2024 11:14 AM | Joseph Peltier (Administrator)

    Mighty Cyclists,

    Ride report from May 16.

    Group 1 (Hot 1) rolled in with a 25.0 mph average.  The Hot 1 riders definitely had their Wheaties for breakfast.

    Group 2 (Hot 2) reported a very nice average of 21.8 mph.

    Group 3 (Hot 3) had an average of 21.1 mph and had the group from Hot 2 in their sites for most of the ride.

    Group 4 (Xtra Spicy) reported an average of 20.3 mph

    Group 5 (Spicy +) On this thankful Thursday, the group reported an average of 17.1 mph

    Group 6 (Spicy) reported an average of 16.8 mph

    Group 7 (GLR) reported an average of 14 mph

    One safety issue reported from Group 2 (Hot 2).  As they were making a well signaled left turn, a driver chose to PASS ON THE LEFT!  A potentially very dangerous situation.  The riders at the back of the group communicated loud and well what was happening, and a potential disaster was avoided.  It is important when making turns, especially left turns, riders in the rear of the pacelines need to be aware and vigilant of traffic approaching from behind.

    Announcements:

    ·        Monday is the Memorial Day ride.  Information and routes have been posted.

    o   We start on the river side of Side Cut Park. 

    o   Monica Bernhoffer will be singing our national anthem.

    o   You can get more details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1815214662283217/permalink/1980215535783128/

    Thursday looks to be a day built for speed.  Weather at start time is predicted to be 79 degrees, sunny with winds out of the WSW at 7 mph gusting to 8. 

    We start at 630 pm.  Please be ready and congregated by 635 pm for announcements and ride leader introductions.  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:  Leader Needed (Peltier to fill in for the month of May)

    ·        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


  • 05/21/2024 2:05 PM | David Barret (Administrator)

    Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB) will again be sponsoring the Memorial Day Metric Century Ride (65 miles). ALL RIDERS WELCOME (you do not have to be a member of TAB to ride). We encourage everyone to wear their US patriotic kit.

    Event website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2604240006425501/ 

    Ride will roll out from Sidecut MetroPark's Riverside parking lot (1025 W River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537; 41.554170, -83.668861) in three groups:

    Group 1 (20+ AVS): Ride Leader: Ben Groves

    Group 2 (18-20 AVS): Ride Leaders: Nicole Fuizzotti-Reece & Kris Jensen

    Group 3 (16-18 AVS): Ride Leader: Kenneth Shaw JR

    ROUTE MAP: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36231574

    Groups 1 & 2 will depart together, at the halfway/rest point at the Shell Station in Napoleon, OH, they will separate for the 2nd half.

    A lunch will be served for all riders by TAB back at Sidecut MetroPark.

    This year's charitable designation will be H.O.O.V.E.S, (https://www.hooves.us/), an organization that provides much needed care for Veterans especially suffering from crippling anxiety and PTSD through the use of equine (horse) therapy. Please check out their website. Donations will be accepted by members of TAB's Executive Board on-site, or you can donate directly to the website, PLEASE MENTION TAB's Memorial Day Ride if donating online. 


  • 05/21/2024 1:07 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    TAB Memorial Day Ride

    Yes!! The TAB Memorial Day Ride is on for Monday, May 27th. The ride will begin at 8:00 from the river side of Sidecut Metropark in Maumee. Monica Bernhoffer will sing the Star Spangled Banner.

    There will be three groups. Ben Groves will lead the fast group. Kris Jensen and Nicole Reece will lead the 18 - 20 mph group. Ken Shaw will lead the 16 - 18 mph group. Riders will ride to Napoleon and back.

    Lunch will be provided by the club. There will be burgers and salads and much more. We will be supporting H.O.O.V.E.S. Bring your donation.

    There will be SAG service.

    Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36231574

    I hope to see you Monday.

    Chuck

    Memorial 100

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    Memorial 100

    Traditional TAB Memorial 100K Route - 64.7 mi, +1142 ft. Bike ride in Maumee, OH


  • 05/21/2024 12:20 PM | Daniel Riley (Administrator)

    Windsday looks to live up its name this week. But good news! Winds are expected to DECREASE to 10-12 mph by ride time. And they’re out of the W, so we can work going out and cruise going home. It will help with the warm temps in the high 70s/low 80’s range.

    Reminder - we have two groups. Edgar likes it fast at a 21+ pace. Old Man Dan likes it a bit slower in the 18-20 mph range. And we’d love to have a 16-18 group if only someone would let us know that they could help.

  • 05/20/2024 6:26 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Speedtrap Ride Tuesday May 21st

              The Speeddxtrap Ride will roll out again tomorrow at 6:30 pm from Spoke Life Cycles in Elmore, Ohio. The weather appears to be more favorable for riding than it has been. At ride time the temperature is predicted to be in the mid to upper 80s, with mostly cloudy skies, only a 15% chance of precipitation, and SSW winds at 10 mph. This should make for a nice return-to-Elmore portion of the ride,

              Scott Lang will lead the Ghost Pepper Riders, with a riding average of 23+/- mph.          Are you up to the challenge!!

              John Del Toro will take out his Cayenne Pepper Riders at a slightly   slower pace, 21 to 22 mph.

              Ken South will lead the Habanero Riders and expects to average 20+/- mph

              Ken Shaw is unavailable and Andy Gundlach is dealing with a sore knee, so a substitute leader will be needed for the Jalapeno Riders.

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

              With warm temperatures and favorable winds, why not come out to Elmore and experience something different—riding on quiet country roads. You’ll ride with and 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 perennial Speedtrap Rider and veteran Flatlander Dave Stover, as he appeared May 14, 2019,

    Chuck Nicewonder

  • 05/18/2024 1:14 PM | Chuck Nicewonder (Administrator)

    Memorial Day Ride - 2nd call for ride leaders

    Yes, ride leaders are needed for the Memorial Day Ride from Sidecut Park to Napoleon and back, The ride will not happen without ride leaders.

    There will hopefully be three groups: a 20+ mph group, an 18 - 20 mph group, and 16 - 18 mph group. If you are willing to lead a group, please let me or any TAB board member know!

    I will be providing SAG support, but I could use at least one other person to help.

    I hope to hear from you soon!

    Chuck


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