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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

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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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  • Thu, August 16, 2018 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Jay Lewis, Pat Sanders, Harry Kidd (who were the CC group) and Alan Kurzweil and Barry Winkelman (who signed with us but rode with the AB group)

    Weather: sunny, in the 80s and very humid

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28326816  36 miles, 1294' of elevation gain, most of it in the first 16 miles

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.5

  • Thu, August 16, 2018 9:30 AM | Regina Saizan

    Leader:  Regina Saizan

    Members:  Jan Tucker, Sonja Newman, Lou Dall’Orso, Tom Short, Linda Bankerd, Mike Saizan, Sam Perry 

    Route:  Michael created this new route with the weather forecast in mind and wanting to do something a little different.  So we did the hills and rollers on Croom Rd and Baden Naylor Rd the first half of the ride.  After the rest stop at the Baden store, the second half of the ride was relatively flat, except for the roller on Popular Hill Rd.  At the end of the route, instead of taking Brandywine Rd to Gibbons Church Rd to North Keys Rd (which we do so often) we took Brandywine Rd directly to North Keys Rd back to the parking lot.  This allowed for more miles, shade, and scenery.

    Weather:  Mostly sunny, temperature around mid to upper 80’s and humid. 

    Mishaps: Tom was going fast downhill when he hit a bump on the bridge on Baden Naylor Rd causing one of his water bottles to pop out of its cage.  He stopped and retrieved the bottle.

    Report: The new route was enjoyable and scenic. We went left out of the parking lot on North Keys Rd, thus for the first couple of miles we were riding on smooth pavement and it was very shady.  In fact, we had lots of shade throughout the ride and several of the roads have been repaved, which always makes for nice riding.  Alan Kurzweil, Jay Lewis, and Barry Winkelman signed up for the CC ride, but rode with the Bs at times.  Alan rode with our group the majority of the time and Jay finished off his ride with the Bs.  Thank you to all who joined me today.  Thank you Michael for the new route. 

  • Wed, August 15, 2018 5:30 PM | Bruce Wright

    Leader:  Bruce Wright / Jean Wright

    Members:  , Ken Lemmert, Mike Kenyon, Joel Carney, Ed Lustig, Ken Roman, Mike Mullinoff and Stephen Parish 

    Guests:  J. Alex Cox 

    Ride Distance: 25 

    Weather: 86 degrees and 7 MPH wind 

    AMS:  Leader lead from the rear 17.7MPH

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None 

    Report:  Group left with AA rider, Good Ride  Group stay together till Spring Hill-Newtown Road group broke into two groups.  First group was 19 pluss AMS and second group ended with a 17.7 AMS.  Everyone rode very good and very strong .  

  • Tue, August 14, 2018 12:53 PM | La'Tasha Banks

    Leader: La'Tasha Banks

    Members: Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, D. Gardner, David E., Sonja Newman, Bruce Wright, Sam Perry, Randy Schoch, George W. C.(I couldn't make out everyone's handwriting)

    Route: Marshall Hall to Barry's Hill crossing over 210 to 228 up Mill Hill, through Middleton neighborhoods, a slice of the IHRT and up Bumpy Oak

    Weather: Low humidity and mild temperatures  (mid to high 70s) made for a great ride!

    AMS: Ride Leader finished with 14.9

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report:  I enjoyed riding with everyone! The route gave hill training opportunities and had portions that allowed everyone to stretch their legs.

  • Sun, August 12, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Debby Bowman

    Route: Last night's dire forecast of scattered and intermittent thunderstorms during the entire day changed by morning to a rain-free a.m. followed by a chance of thunderstorms in the early afternoon.  I prepared cue sheets for a short cut route that reduced the distance down to the low 40s, but when we checked the weather forecast at the McKay's rest stop at 11 am it had improved even further - no rain at all until very late in the day - so we continued with the original 60 mile route  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28294228, heading north on Hollywood Rd, crossing Three Notch Highway en route towards Sotterley.  When we reached the turn for Steer Horn Neck Debby decided she wasn't ready to do 60 so we skipped that section of the route and continued on to Sotterley (which was closed -- a first for me) finishing with a total of 54 miles.

    Weather: High 70s to mid 80s, very humid, overcast in the morning changing to partly cloudy with bright sun by 11.  No rain.  An altogether entirely satisfactory day for riding.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.1

  • Sun, August 12, 2018 8:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Members Sonya Newman, Barb and Ron Haney, Kirk Saunders, Troy Eddy, Theresa Rowell, Donaro Gardner, Tom Roberts and Phil Mitchell  (who both rode to the start), and guest Rodney Cobb joined me on this longer version of the Manokeek Espresso.  The group separated into those that wanted to go faster than the advertised pace and me and my "B pacers".  The ride was uneventful until right before the rest stop, we heard a loud "pop!".  Rodney's rear tire had a blowout flat with a gash that was ~ 1 inch.  It needed more than an inner tube, it needed a boot!  Theresa was never a girl scout but like scouts, she was prepared...with a homemade boot made from an old tire!  We got the tube changed, the tire booted, used a CO2 cartridge to inflate, and we're ready to continue the ride when I discovered I had a rear flat!  I found the culprit, a very thin 1 1/4 " wire that was protruding from the tire.  Got the tube changed and we're off again but because we didn't know if the boot would hold, we took a short cut.   No rest stop, just straight back to the parking lot.  Rodney's boot held for 16 miles!!  The rest of the group got back uneventfully, with Sonya meeting up with the lead group and finishing the ride with them.  It was a challenge for her but Barb and the other riders were patient, not leaving her to ride by herself.  Tom left the group to ride home while a few of us enjoyed a cool drink (Starbucks) once back at the parking lot.  In spite of the flats and decreased mileage of 37 miles with the short cut, it was still a good ride.  

  • Sat, August 11, 2018 9:15 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Larry Sterling, Diana and Dan Donahue

    Route:   from Fresh Meadows Farm, Lowry/Hunting Creek Rd to Huntingtown Road which becomes Kings Landing Rd at a 4-way stop.  Return via Kings Landing/Huntingtown Rd and Hunting Creek Rd.

    Weather:  temps in the low 80s under overcast skies w/negligible air movement and lots of humidity.

    AMS:  swept at 11.6 mps

    Report:  a change from the advertised ride leader.  Our small group basically stayed together until the turn onto Huntingtown Rd where the Donahues forged ahead.  Larry and I saw them exiting Kings Landing Park where we spent a bit of time looking at the water, discussing fishing and kayaking, before heading back.  Nice short ride given the humidity...

  • Sat, August 11, 2018 9:00 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Harry Kidd, Jay Lewis, Dan Wells, Jean Dwyer, Ken Roman, mark Garrison, Michael Arnold, Donaro Gardner, Alan Kurzweil, Polly Choate, Christina Campbell, Karen McMilliam

    Guests: A friend of Donaro, but did not sign in

    Route: 28-mile Picnic Ride - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075419

    Weather: Warm and muggy. Only 84 degrees according to church sign close to end of the route, but high humidity made it seem hotter. 

    AMS: Strong riders in the group finished well ahead of the ride leaders and others who were riding at a more casual CC pace. 

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Mark had a rear-wheel spoke break early in the ride, but it did not keep him from finishing the ride. He loosened his rear brake and did not let a wobbling wheel slow him down going up hills. Dan was not feeling well and turned back after about five miles.

    Report: After a few miles, riders split into a fast group and the not so fast riders. The fast group must have skipped the "regroup at Lower Waldorf Pier."  Mark, Alan, Jay, Harry, Jim and Jane regrouped there and rode together up Flint Hill Road. Mark, Harry, Jim and Jane stopped for a break at Fridays Creek Winery and were joined there by Jean and later by Polly, Christina and Karen, who had started late and took a short-cut by staying on Chaneyville Fd and not going up Flint Hill. The winery doesn't open until 11 am, but the owner came out, welcomed us and brought out more chairs.

  • Sat, August 11, 2018 8:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members (actually riding with us): Joan Oppel, Linda Blackman, Harold Datz, Rita Z

    Guests: Lynda Homberg

    Signed with us but didn't ride with us: Janell Saunders, Michael Aral, John H(...)

    Route: Everyone chose to do the 48 mile route, amended with the addition of a rest stop at Bowen's Grocery just before the Cox Rd crossing of Rt 2 and a re-route up Flint HIll (which everyone loved).

    Weather: Overcast changing to sunny / partly cloudy, with about 20 raindrops in the bright sunshine, but humid with temperatures in the 80s rising to almost 90 by 1 pm

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.0

    The most sparsely attended 8:30 ride start I've ever seen at the summer picnic, and when we got back it was all over: the band, the guests and even the caterers and the cleaning crew were all gone.  We weren't especially late getting back compared to past years, but this had never happened before.

  • Sat, August 11, 2018 8:30 AM | Brad Francisco
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    Leader:  Brad Francisco

    Members:  Matthew Lewandowski, Steve Koegle, Larry Malone

    Guests:  Jerry Smith (Fab Brew Crew), Jill Patterson, Rob Golding

    Route:  OHBTC 48 mile route with a stop at the Chesapeake Market and Deli

    Weather:  Humid & warm but only a very few drops of rain halfway through the ride

    AMS:  20.2, some a little faster & and some a little slower

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   None, except the ride leader got caught up in all the pre-ride activities and discovered as he went to clip in at the ride start that he neglected to put on his cycling shoes.  Quickly remedied.

    Report:  Weather that looked to derail this ride never happened.  Someone must have bribed the weather forecasters to make some changes.

    Jerry planned to hang with us as long as he could.  Now if I could have hung with him!  We ended up having the group fragment and regroup after the hills as three of the riders were strong climbers and liked to attack the hills with a take no prisoner attitude.

    Fun ride, but it hurt!  Great company and more fun to come after the ride as Linda Molesworth had graciously permitted us to use her farm for this event.  A tour of the horses, donkeys, and zebra were included for all that wished to do so.  A mustang just arrived a day ago and was quite spirited.  No, not a gas burner.  Maybe a gas passer though.  Beautiful horse.

    Great BBQ provided by Troy and Mary Ann Eddy!

    Thanks to the many individuals that invested a lot of their time to make this happen.  The list is long.  But a new name for the list is Barb Haney.  Our road captain and a first time for her at the picnic ride.

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