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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  • Mon, June 26, 2017 5:30 PM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia L. Haynes

    Member: Rod Barnes

    Another great day to be on the trail.  There was plenty of activity: parents and children; runners; riders; walkers; squirrel; rabbit; deer; and a lot of wild turkey.

    Thanks for coming out Rod.



  • Mon, June 26, 2017 3:48 PM | Norman Lisy

    Leader: Norm Lisy


    Guests: Bill Brown, Dan Stoltz

    Route: Impromtu Route to Peet's Coffee Old Beulah Road

    Weather: Sunny with temps in high 70's

    AMS: 14 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none


    With Beltway jammed for near nine miles this morning...we got a late start.  Since there were just the three of us, we decided to change the route from Peet's Coffee in Vienna to Peet's Coffee on Old Beulah Road...essentially the same route we did on Saturday.  Great riding weather.  And great conversation.  Cheers.


  • Sun, June 25, 2017 9:00 AM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: June 25, 2017  

    Ride Name:  About Nanjemoy

    Ride Distance: 47 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  19.3 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/3 Sport

    Mechanical Issues: Flat Tire

    Mishaps: None

    Weather:  Lower 70’s to mid 80’s, partly cloudy, a nice day

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:  Brad Francisco, John Hartsfield, Michael Blaine, David Kemp

    Ride Report:

    Brad is fighting a pinched nerve in his back that is causing numbness and weakness in one of his legs.  I could tell because, at first, I could keep up with him.  After a while he seemed to warm up and we were back to normal where I struggle to keep up.

    I suffered a rear flat within the first 10 miles or so.  I was able to change it without too much delay but I’m not very fast when it comes to changing tubes.

    Michael split-off to head for home when we turned onto Riverside Road.  We picked up David just before Maryland Point Road and he stayed with us until we got to Route 6.  It felt like Brad, John, and I were the main cast of a television show and Michael and David were the guest stars.

    We had a very quick rest stop since the biting flies found me right away – I may need to find a better rest stop for this ride.

    Everyone stayed together throughout the ride and I think everyone enjoyed it.

  • Sat, June 24, 2017 2:27 PM | Norman Lisy

    Leader: Norm Lisy

    Members: Michael Fowlkes, Robin Kyle, Patricia Sanders

    Guests: O

    Route: Short and Shady route following the Potomac South through Mt. Vernon and touching on historic places around Ft. Hunt and Fairfax County. 

    Weather: Pleasant and 87 degree F

    AMS: 12

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None


    Easy pace on suburban ride...some streets familiar to us and some that were new.  Rest stop at Peet's on Old Beulah Road and return through Old Town.  Our group stayed together and chatted...still set a good pace for a twisty, turny ride.  

  • Fri, June 23, 2017 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Ride Leader: Randy Schoch 

    Members: Michael & Yvonne Dong, Calvin Conyers, and Belinda Acre.

    Guests: None.

    Weather: Beautiful morning in the 70's.

    Route: IHRT 

    Mishaps & Mechanicals: None

    AMS: 12 mph (leader)

    Not many of us today (some of our regulars are riding at Bike VA) but there were lots of trail users. We all rode at our individual paces and met up at the White Plains rest area where we had a nice visit. We saw turtles (including a very large one), eagles, a turkey, many deer, and many other birds. After our break at White Plains, we picked up our pace on the return leg into a head wind. We stopped by George's for lunch but the chicken wings were out so I went home. 

  • Thu, June 22, 2017 5:30 PM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Members:  Calvin and Celeste Conyers, Rod Barnes

    Today was another great day for a ride.  I was very happy to have Celeste ride with us, it has been some time.  As Rod and I did our thing, Calvin and Celeste did theirs.

    The trail seemed to be quite today - not many people.  However, there were plenty of rabbit, deer, and squirrels. We actually saw a yellow bird, usually we see red or blue - they were out too.

    The Conyers' went a little past Bumpy Oaks and turned back.  Rod and I rode the entire trail - of course.  Calvin and Celeste waited for us to return - thanks guys.

    Thanks for coming out for another enjoyable ride. 


  • Thu, June 22, 2017 9:30 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Mike and Regina Saizan, Jan Tucker, Tom Short, Linda Bankerd, Larry Peed, Sam Perry, Jim and Jane Hudnall, Lou Dallorso, Alan Kurzweil, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22228042 a route revisiting some favorite roads from Rural Legacy,sometimes in different directions, often allowing us admire to the pretty yellow fish painted on the road

    Weather: It's officially summer, and it felt like it. In the 80s, high humidity; it felt like 90s by the end

    AMS: 16 something for leader

    Report: We had a big group for the first Best of Brandywine of Official Summer. This route, created by Steve P, was perfect for today: we enjoyed shady back roads, hardly any traffic, not too much climbing, and two nice rest stops, at Merkle, where we sat under the trees, and at McD's, where we really appreciated the AC and the ice machine, and where we always manage to find someone interested in asking us about riding. Some riders opted to shorten the route for various reasons, but most of us stuck to the plan; all in all it was an pleasant and uneventful ride, a nice sendoff to those leaving for Bike Virginia, where we wish them good weather and many enjoyable miles. Thanks to all for riding today!

  • Thu, June 22, 2017 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Ron Altemus, Joan Oppel, Patricia Sanders (Barry Winkleman signed with the CCs but rode with the fast group)

    Weather: Summer is here.  77 and sunny at the start, 91 and overcast, almost looking like rain in the offing when we finished.  Humidity to suit.  Good thing it really wasn't hot today.  "Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait..."

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22228042  40.4 mi, 1800' of elevation gain.  No notable hills, but we got to go up Van Brady and St Thomas Church, and we also got to go down St Thomas Church. We went down Mattaponi twice.  Most notable was our route through Marlton from Wallace Lane to the McDonalds: we've gone the opposite way, and not too long ago, but this is the first time ever the way we went today. 

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 12.5

    The McDonalds in the shopping center just off 301 and Fairhaven hasn't been one of our regular stops.  I think today was only the third time we've been there.  But today it proved to be a really high value stop for a hot day.  Unlimited ice and cold water - priceless!  It was 90 when we got there, but that ice cold water made the rest of the ride seem cool and pleasant.  Lots of shade on this route, too; some familiar roads, but in general it didn't feel much like one of the "usuals" and that was the idea.  We got some discussion about cycling from the folks there in the parking lot too, including one who happily recounted his adventures on the C&O Canal Towpath, and another who agreed that regardless of the heat, bicycling was definitely better than working -- and so say all of us!

  • Wed, June 21, 2017 5:30 PM | Tim Murphy (Administrator)

    Leader: Tim Murphy

    Members: Michael Dong, Dick Patton, Melissa Newberry, Diane Coontz, Sheryl Romeo, Jane Hudnall and Jim Hudnall

    Guests: Tyler Hill and Tom Hill

    Route: Tour de Accokeek

    Weather: temps in the low 80s, no head winds, party cloudy skies made for a great first day of summer.

    AMS: 14.9 in the back and 17.0 in the front.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Right before the rest stop at the River. Michael broke part of his drive train. This resulted in him not be able to pedal and his bike could only coast.

    Report: The first day of summer and we had a great day with great weather. I hoped to go to B&Js after our ride. But due to some mechanical problems I decided to go home after an extended ride.The group started out together and stayed together until Marshall Hall Road. Diane Coontz got her first road bike and enjoyed keeping up with the pack. The bike and her hard work is making her into a stronger rider and she is leaving the CC ranks and is becoming a B Rider and this is what the Tour is all about. Jim stopped several times to take our pics. He had some mechanical problems with his phone as it over heated in his bag and wouldn't take any pics at one of the stops. At the rest stop we learned of Michael's mechanical problems. Tyler volunteered to ride back and get his truck to pick up Michael and take him home. Only one problem as Tom Hill his brother had the keys to truck. They coordinated a key swap. Tyler is a strong rider and came to pick up Michael after an extended break at our rest stop. Several riders took their normal break and left to conquer Barry's Hill. On the way back I was flagged down by a Damsel in Distress standing along the road side. I thought she might need medical attention so I stopped to check on her. No. There was 2 "Free" dressers on the side of the road, in front of someones house and this lady needed help getting them in her car. This was a first for Diane and I. We loaded one of the dressers in her mini van. I told her there wasn't room for the other dresser. But she was determined to get them both in. And she moved things around and ordered Diane and I to move things around and then she moved the front, non driver side seat forward and ordered Diane and I to move the first dresser forward and there was just enough room to get the second dresser in her van. She said thanks and was on her way. and so were we because we were afraid that she might order us to ride to her home and help her unload. LOL. Next was Diane's attempt to conquer Barry's Hill. She has been on several rides and hasn't conquered Barry's Hill. But she was determined to make it to the top today. And today was her day. With hard work, grit and determination Diane rode to the top of Barry's Hill and was one Happy Rider -  And this is what the Tour de Accokeek is about - becoming better and stronger riders. Diane's goal is to become a strong B rider by the end of the summer and she is well on her way.


  • Wed, June 21, 2017 5:30 PM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman (Substituting for Scott Walker)

    Date: June 21, 2017

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  22.0 (lead)

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues: None

    Mishaps: None

    Weather: Upper 80’s, low humidity, partly cloudy, a nice day (and the longest of the year)

    Guest Riders:   Bill Owens, Gordon Schrader, Rachael Hall, Anthony C.

    Member Riders:  Darin King, Robert Smith, Mike Wilson, Douglas Carter, Matthew Lewandowski, Mike Dent, Chris Zebriskie

    Ride Report:

    I don’t have a lot to report for the ride except we had a big group and a fun ride without any problems that I’m aware of.  Chase 1 came in with an average of 20.6 but other than that and the lead average I don’t have any ride statistics.  I hope everyone enjoyed the ride; I know I did.

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