Ride Reports

Ride Leaders are encouraged to post reports on their rides. Members can comment on ride reports and anyone can read the reports and comments. Instructions for posting a report

You must be logged in to post a ride report. To log in, enter your Email and Password in the upper right corner and click the "Login" button. If you need a password, click Forgot Password. After you login, you will see an "Add Post" button.

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.

Here is suggested template for the body that you can copy (control-c) and paste (control-v) into the body of your ride posting.









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  • Sat, August 19, 2017 9:26 AM | Ken Lemmert


    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Members: Tim Murphy was going to join us but had to cancel out yesterday evening.  Hopefully he can join next time.

    Guests: Neal Berch

    Route: 28 miles...backroads around Bethany Beach, Millville and Ocean View

    Weather: Cloudy, high 70's, low 80's

    AMS: 15.3

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report:  ...it is scheduled to be a beautiful day on the beach, sunny and mid 80's.   We rolled out at 7:00am.  While it was nice to have the sun covered and a comfortable temp it was still humid.  Light winds, especially for the beach, 5-10 mph NW.   


  • Sat, August 19, 2017 9:00 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)

    This was Jim's ride for last Tuesday, which was rained out.  Dana Middleton wanted an easy ride before the century up in Lancaster.  Norm Lisey wanted a mellow ride before he leaves for Vienna (i.e., the real Vienna)  Herb Pruitt, a long time member of OHBIKE returned from the West Coast and rekindledold friendships.  Mike Bivens and Lou Dall'Orso joined the gang for the fun of it.  Jim, of course, came on the ride to make sure the roads and the route were suitable for our Indian Head 100.

    the ride down Livingston is smooth sailing, and the trip up Chicamuxen is a favorite of mine.  When we reached Duham Church, Jim checked out the parking lot.  The group noted that Durham Church Road has been "re-paved" with sandy pebbles.  To avoid the "pavement," we continued on 425 and wound our way back to Route 6 over Bowie and Baptist Church Roads.  [At Scotts Store I had a Starbucks Double Shot to rejuvenate my legs.  I guess it helped, but the end of the ride for me was slow].

    All in all, the ride was somewhat easy, and we wish Dana the best on his Century tomorrow.

    Jim, Lou, Herb, Dana, Holly, Mike and Norm

  • Sat, August 19, 2017 8:00 AM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Co-Ride Leader:  Reggie Stokes

    Members:  Rod Barnes, Nancy Avitabile, Richard Edelman, Calvin Conyers, Rodney Palmer, Walt Roscello, David Van Ameyden and Lester Jackson

    Guest:  Charles Turner

    Eleven of us showed up for today's ride, I was very happy about that - so happy in fact, I took a picture. 

    The ride was great.  Nancy and Richard rode ahead of us and were gone by the time we returned. Everyone else rode strong and we finished together.

    Thanks  everyone for coming out. 


  • Fri, August 18, 2017 2:27 PM | Michael Dong

    Leader: Michael Dong

    Members: Calvin C., Steve P., Larry P., Ron A., Susan A., Fran J., Yvonne D. (Nate added after IH25 training)

    AMS: 14+mph

    Weather: Great at start while rolling, humid and hot when you stopped. Last mile we were ants under the magnifying glass...super UVA/UVB pounding to parking area.

    Mech/Miss: A sidewall aneurysm that was resolved by decreasing pressure to 30psi on Michael's MTB ... probably weakened sidewall from singletrack rocks. Ride long enough, and it'll happen to you :)

    Group start pretty much fitness-split within the first 3 miles, and stayed clustered in 2-3 riders the remainder of the roll. Some turned back early, as others continued for the White Plains break as is customary, regrouping there. The overall riding tempo today was brisker than usual. Temps heated up quickly on the return route, with an exceptional blaze at the finish that whithered the riders coming in. The relief came in the form of George's BBQ, ice machine and soda fountain!

    Sidebar: Mason Springs is now an autobahn, fresh asphalt and fast!

  • Thu, August 17, 2017 9:30 AM | Lisha Peacock

    Leader: Lisha Peacock 

    Members: Karen Morgan, Darrell Meyer, Bob Howell, Tom Short, Alan Kurzweil, Mike Saizan, Sam Perry

    Guests: none

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24202693  Cue Sheet: https://goo.gl/12en4B

    Weather: Humid! Low 80's; pleasant in the shaded paths but not so pleasant in the direct sun.

    AMS: 14-15

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: a Bob dropped his chain heading up Baden Naylor toward Molly Berry but was able to get it back in place without any trouble.

    Report: Good, hilly fun on beautiful roads, with fabulous people.  Thanks for coming out to ride everyone!  With the mixed-class group, it was great to have Brad join in to lead up front, and Steve at sweep to keep everyone accounted for, especially on this hilly, curvy route.

  • Thu, August 17, 2017 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride Leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Joan Oppel, Holly Carr; and riding with us for part of the route, Karen Morgan and Alan Kurzweil.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24202693 40 miles, 1880' of elevation gain.  Short description: Malcolm by way of every hill I could find, including Cross Road Trail, Molly Berry, Nelson Perrie, Magruders Landing and the Croom Rollers.  After the break at the Moreland store the route returned by way of Baden Naylor, Molly Berry and Martin, but by the time she arrived at the Moreland Market, Karen was feeling the heat.  It was a tough choice between a short-cut on Brandywine Rd vs cooler and shadier, but hillier roads on the planned route; in the end she and I returned on Brandywine, losing a couple of miles along the way.

    Weather: sunny, breezy, 80s at the start rising to around 90 by the time we finished and humid.  Nothing unusual for metro DC in August, of course, but after a couple of weeks of abnormally low temperatures and humidity, the change was noticeable.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.3

    Noted major construction finally taking place along Cross Road Trail; this has been years in coming, but the dozers were out today.  Recent weather seems to have taken a mighty toll on North Keys Rd: from Cross Road Trail to Molly Berry it's all potholes.  Must have been some mighty cold nights in the Brandywine to do that much frost damage!

  • Thu, August 17, 2017 9:30 AM | Brad Francisco

    Leader:  Brad Francisco

    Members:  Tom Roberts

    Guests:  None

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24202693  Cue Sheet: https://goo.gl/12en4B

    Weather: Quite humid, not too bad when moving.  Rest stops had welcome shade.  A lot of shade on the route also.  Almost 90 degrees at the end of the ride.  A little breeze.  Not a bad day for August, but we have been spoiled recently!

    AMS:  17.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None

    Report:  Hilly ride.  The ride leader brought the wrong bike for this ride!  But with the weather not looking the greatest (it was raining on my way to the ride start), I had to make a choice.  The first part of the ride was very rough.  Lots of bad pavement.  Very few vehicles on the road other than us, so we were able to dodge the worst of it.  Tom decided to ride with a larger group, so he rode with the A's/B's.  I thought that might leave me riding by myself, but Darrell Meyer joined me and we rode the ride together.  No rain during the ride, but it found me when I got home!


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  • Wed, August 16, 2017 5:30 PM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: August 16, 2017

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  24 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.6 MPH (chase 1)

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: 90’s, Partly Sunny, Humid

    Guest Riders:  David Rhine, Jason

    Member Riders:  Andre Burton, Douglas Carter, Eric Williams, Gordon Schrader, Mike Wilson, Chris Zabriskie

    Ride Report:

    As happened last week, we took Glen Albin Road to avoid the chip seal on Spring Hill Newton Road.  Traffic was really backed up on Route 6 at the bridge construction; we had to wait for 3 light cycles which allowed everyone – including the A ride to catch up.

    After the bridge the ride split as usual on the hill on Route 6.  We had 3 groups of 2 riders by the top of the hill but this combined into a single group of 6 after the 2 trailing groups were caught at the light and the lead group of 2 waited.  The group again split on the hill on Bud’s Creek Road with a lead of 2 followed by a chase of 4.  During the chase up 301 it again split into the same 3 group configuration as on Route 6.  Chase 1 was able to keep the lead in sight but could never close the gap despite some yo-yoing; perhaps the lead was just toying with them.

    Meanwhile, the trailing part of the group also reported a good ride with some improvements in personal performance noted.

    It was another good ride but a hot one.

  • Wed, August 16, 2017 5:30 PM | Sherwood
    There were 10 riders, all club members, joining me on the Tour de Accokeek Ride. The temp At ride start was 90 degrees and there was average summer humidity, but not unbearable.   At the rear, the AMS was 14.2 m/h.  No incidents were reported and the ride was enjoyable as always.   This short ride has a descent approaching Marshall Hall where speeds can easily exceed 40 m/h.  Hence, what you go down, you must go up.  That bump in the road, aka, Barry's Hill waited  in lurk patiently for the riders return.  Great fun ride.
  • Wed, August 16, 2017 5:30 PM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Members:  Rod Barnes, Calvin Conyers, and Monique Kinteh

    Guest:  None

    Mechanical/Mishaps:  None

    Another great day for a ride.  We maintained a nice steady pace up and back.  On the return, we noticed Monique at Bensville Road.  She joined us on the return, riding with Calvin, as Rod and I continued the previous pace.

    The trail had little activity today.  There were riders, walkers, and runners but not of the normal crowd.  It is starting to get dark earlier.  The animals we saw were rabbit, deer, a turtle, and of course plenty of bugs.

    Nice ride guys.  Thanks for coming out. 

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