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Click the “Add Post” button. For the Date and Time, enter the date and start time of the ride

For Subject, enter the Month/Day - Ride Name - Class and number of miles; for example: “6/30 - No Deale Ride - B 45 miles”.

In the Body box, enter your ride report. You can enter it directly into the text box using the word-processor features on the tool bar. After you enter the report, click the “Post” button at the top or bottom of the page and your ride report will be posted on the web site. As the author of the report, you will be able to edit or add to the report.

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  • Fri, July 20, 2018 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:   Ron Altemus

    Members:   Susan Altemus, Fran Jezisek, John Riconda, Roger Cubbage, Azalia Butler, Randy Schoch, Belinda Acre, Steve Forman, Donaro Gardner, Jane & Jim Hudnall, Larry Sterling, Beverly White, and, seen on the trail doing her training routine, Holly Carr

    Route:   summer routing with start at Livingston Rd parking lot, onwards to White Plains, return with the option to continue to Village Green and back.  John did the Village Green option prior to the regular start while Larry started /returned from the Village Green - as far as I am aware, they were the only two who did the full trail.

    Weather:  Another delightful day w/lots of sunshine, an occasional cloud, temps in the low 80s w/NO humidity.  The pending forecast of rain, rain, rain made today's weather even more agreeable.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   one right foot getting numb, remedied by unloosing the shoe lace and retieing not so tight.

    Report:   a nice turnout allowing for different groups to move at varying speeds with considerable conversation enroute.  This was Azalia's longest ride of the summer though one wouldn't have known w/o being told.  Butterflies and dragonflies are becoming more profuse; other wildlife sightings included a snake,  a deer, and of course, other trail users.   Several of us visited George's for lunch afterwards - the Hudnells and Don rode there. 

  • Thu, July 19, 2018 5:30 PM | Susan Estes

    Leader: Sue Estes

    Members: Sue Estes, Blake Altman

    Guests: Rachael Hall from Artemis

    Route: 25.8 miles:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721228#page_cuesheet

    Weather: Beautiful skies, low 80's, fairly low humidity, a little breezy at times.

    AMS: 19.5

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: 3 is not a crowd! Plan was to maintain paceline and steady tempo without  having to dig deep to close gaps or blowing up on climbs. Success was claimed. Minimum desired AMS was Low A pace (at least 17)- but given the efficiency and courtesies of the participants AA pace was easily achieved. With the company at hand, it felt like a tailwind the whole way! Hoping to grow the group- will consider revising description to entice more folks who may be a reluctant. 

    Link to Picture: 

    https://www.facebook.com/ohbike/photos/a.168930356456302.45243.147336598615678/2246979165318067/?type=3&theater     

  • Thu, July 19, 2018 9:30 AM | Sonja Newman

    ROUTE: Gallant Green, Truman Manor & Eagle Harbor

    RIDE LEADER: Sonja Newman

    MEMBERS:

    Regina Saizan, Mike Saizan, LaTasha Banks, Tom Short, Sam Perry, Lou Dallorso, Linda Bankard, Don Gardner

    AMS: 14-16 mph AMS

    MECHANICAL/MISHAPS – none

    REPORT:

    Thank you Steve Palincsar for selecting this particular route and thank you Mike Saizan for providing me with the Sign In Waiver and Cue Sheets.

    A beautiful day for a bike ride! It was 85 degrees with low humidity as we pedaled out of the North Keys Community parking lot. It was a very comfortable ride that I wished I could have stretched out longer.

    Throughout most of the ride the group remained together with moments of separation. Kudos  to Sam, Linda, Don and  a few other faster riders who stopped on a least 2 separate occasions  to REGROUP with the remaining B- riders.  This was a fun, friendly semi challenging course at a moderate to moderate quick pace.  The last stretch of the ride MD-381 we rode parallel with the edge of the road controlling our speed in a straight line. Latasha and I decided to make a stop at the Baden Naylor store before re-joining the group back at the parking lot.

    Along the route Regina stopped to correct a mechanical shifting error.  Thank  you Alan for stopping to assist her; I was there to provide company!   lol

    This was my first time going to Eagle Harbor… I was not aware that this gorgeous beautiful place is also known as a historic African American Community founded in 1925.

    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 
    ― 
    Arthur Conan


  • Thu, July 19, 2018 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar


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    B & CC riders at North Keys Community Park

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Harry Kidd, Jay Lewis, Alan Kurzweil, Pat Walthers, Jane & Jim Hudnall

    Weather: Sunny, breezy, 70s-80s, a comfortable, lovely day

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15527425  39 miles, 1400' of elevation gain

    Mishaps & mechanicals: This route was chosen at Pat's request, but unfortunately before we got to Eagle Harbor her injuries, sustained in a crash a couple of months ago in Italy, started playing up and she had to shorten the route.   Jay's noisy front wheel continued to click and clack, as it has been doing ever since it was overhauled (he must have had what one rider has referred to as a "tune-down") and Jim is still riding Old Faithful after his back wheel was damaged after being struck by a car last Thursday, but that didn't hold either of them back.

    AMS: 12.9 at the back

    Last week as he was planning a weekend ride to Eagle Harbor, John Gorman asked about portolets at Eagle Harbor, and what if anything did you see if you went right rather than left at the sharp turn at Trueman Point Rd and Patuxent Blvd.  It was a shock to realize that even though I'd been riding to Eagle Harbor for at least the past 20 years, I'd never even looked to the right at that turn, never mind actually gone that way.  Bing Maps Streetside showed a park with a nice view of the Patuxent River so I decided we'd see for ourselves on this ride.

    As we passed the Eagle Harbor Community Center we were excited to see a portolet, but upon a closer look, we saw it was locked.  When we got to Trueman Point Rd and looked right, instead of the hoped-for scenic view we saw a new looking chain link fence and a locked gate with a no-trespassing sign.  I wonder, was that was there when John's ride came through?

    Photo album

  • Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders:  Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Majesta Hartley, Randy Schoch, David O'Brien, Troy Eddy and Don Gardner

    Route: From the Accokeek firehouse, down Marshall Hall Road to a rest stop at the Potomac River. Back up Barry's Hill and Accokeek Road to the start.

    Weather: Warm, low humidity and a breeze - an exceptional July evening!

    AMS: Faster for Troy, slower for Randy with the rest of us in the middle.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None!

    Report: This easy, favorite loop down to the Potomac River continues to be a great ride for all ability levels. Troy arrived early and had already done a loop before he joined the rest of us for the ride. This was David and Don's first time to do this route. We rode through Accokeek neighborhoods and then had a straight shot down Marshall Hall Road to the river.  The way back had Barry's Hill and then an easy cruise back to the fire house. Don, Jim and Jane had sandwiches and ice cream at B&J's after the ride.

    Photos

  • Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Blake Altman
    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: July 18, 2018

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  20.9 MPH (chase 2)

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 80’s, less humid, partly cloudy

    Guest Riders:  Holden Hudson, Alonzo Baxter, Anthony Carter, Orlando Howard, Kevin O’Clair, Rob Golding

    Member Riders:   Eric Williams, Douglas Carter, Brad Francisco, Tyler Hill, Mike Wilson, Sue Estes, Tom Roberts, Michael Blaine, Charles Sidwell, Chris Zabriskie

    Ride Report:

    It was a nice afternoon weather wise and we had a big turnout for the ride which is good.  However, we have too many returning guests which is not so good.  If you regularly ride with the club you need to join the club!  It is not difficult or expensive.

    The A/B group left the parking lot first and the AA group sort of straggled out.  The ride didn’t really consolidate until we reached Springhill Newtown Road.  Once this happened the group was pretty much together until the Route 6 hill.  And, as per usual, the main group split into multiple groups.  The lead group was well off the front and only the first chase group was in a position to catch; this (barely) happened on Bowling Road.

    After Bowling the lead group was together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road when it split into 3 groups with the main body in front.  Once the hill was crested we were into a head wind the whole way back.  So far as I know, no one was able to catch the lead group on Route 301 or beyond.

    Everyone made it back to the start point without issues and it was another good ride.

  • Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Ken Lemmert

    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Members:  Bruce Wright, Jean Wright, Michael Knott (sp), Tim Murphy, Michael Kenya, Jason Hendricks

    Guests:  Julie Woodburn, Detra Tate

    Route:  Casey Jones Express

    Weather:  80's, low humidity

    AMS:  1st group 18.1, Second group 17.8, 3rd Group 17.0

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report:  Great evening for a ride.  Started with Jason and Ken out front until the Route 6 hill.  Ken joined Julie until the turn off for Kentucky Ave.  As the ride leader he turned back to check on the rest of the group.  Detra, Tim and Mike were riding together followed closely by Bruce and Jean.  Julie and Jason rode out front for some time.  The second group caught up with them and stayed together until a few miles from the end where it broke up a little.  Was a great evening for a ride.

  • Tue, July 17, 2018 9:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Tom Roberts, Tom Short, Mike and Regina Saizan, Chuck Coe

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28076460 taking us first on some less-often-traveled roads, and after stopping at Ollie's on Hawthorne, returning via some old favorites

    Weather: Not as bad as the previous heat dome days, but it was approaching those conditions. Heat index of 96 at end of ride, a noticeable breeze outbound that never really turned into the hoped-for tailwind on the way back

    AMS: 16.8 for leader

    Report: Thanks to Jim and Jane Hudnall, who posted a last-minute CC addition, there was a good-sized group this AM. Most signed with CC, but some of them rode with the Bs or in-between groups. Mike Saizan swept the B group, including the CCs who joined the Bs. We had a congenial ride, most of us not too super-energetic due to the oppressive conditions. We had a rather long break at Ollie's, some enjoying the pleasantly frigid AC, some just relaxing on the benches. Some people opted to return directly via 210 instead of Chapmans Landing and had to deal with the aftermath of a serious-looking car/truck accident which had 210 NB closed, making it necessary to cross over and use the SB shoulder. Those of us who took Chapmans only heard a lot of sirens. 

  • Tue, July 17, 2018 9:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders:  Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Sean Lloyd, Harry Kidd, Steve Palincsar, Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Sonja Newman, Ken Meredith, Donaro Gardner, Alan Kurzweil

    Guests: Mark and Maizi Wimbush

    Route: Over to Accokeek, through the White Hall Development, over to Berry Road and Bensville. Then Marshal Corner to Hawthorn and a stop at Ollie's. A nice loop over to Poorhouse and Chicamuxen back to Hawthorn to MD-210 and back to Bryans Road.

    Weather: Hot and humid with an occasional breeze

    AMS: A wide range from 12 mph up.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Sean had cramps on Hawthorne and was rescued by Dan, a friend who came to pick him up. Jane got overheated on Chapman's Landing Road, but after a few minutes rest, finished the ride. Thanks to Steve for stopping to assist.

    Report: Eleven riders signed in with the CC's. Some joined the B's so there was a wide range of speed. Everyone regrouped at Ollie's . Some riders decided to skip the loop down to Poorhouse and headed back from Ollie's.  Instead of Chapman's Landing, others stayed on MD-210 and passed an accident that had closed the road. Those on Chapman's Landing had lots of traffic as cars were rerouted from MD-210. Everyone made it back safely. Best wishes to Maizi Wimbush who will soon be going to Junior Nationals and to Sean and Julie Lloyd who are moving to Michigan.

     


  • Sun, July 15, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Walt Roscello, Derek Thompson, Dave VanAmeyden, David O'Brien

    Guests: Steve Levine

    Weather: 70s at start rising to mid-to-upper 80s, overcast but bright, not too humid -- another very pleasant day for riding, or we're really getting used to it.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26948439  44 miles, 1600' of elevation and lots of shade.  This route returns from Deale to Waysons via Fishers Station, the Pindells and the MD-4 Service Road, very pleasantly shady by mid-day in the summer.  The early part of the ride, Sands, Queen Anne Bridge and the climb up Harwood are quite shady and pleasant early in the day.  About half this route is opposite to the usual route to Deale, and it includes a few surprises such as Plantation Blvd and tours of Chalk Point and Deale Beach on the water that the usual routes never include.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none.

    AMS: 13.3

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