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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  • Thu, October 19, 2017 4:28 PM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar]

    Members: Ron Altemus, Joan Oppel

    Weather: low 60s at the start, rising to low 70s; sunny, breezy, brisk, invigorating and low in humidity.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26096502 with a couple of changes.  With the Nottingham store apparently closed, Sam suggested a detour to the Baden store & firehouse, but we visited that "outdoor facility" on Orme Rd and skipped the detour.  However when we got to Molly Berry we went left, skipping the loop on Croom Rd, and took Molly Berry to North Keys, where we encountered Sam at the end of the B ride.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.0

    It was Sam's birthday, and for once we didn't embarrass ourselves when we sang "Happy Birthday" for him.  Thank you, Bob for setting a good key.

    And many more to come.

  • Tue, October 17, 2017 4:28 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    "This ride has been invigorating and rejuvenating" - said a rider near the end of the ride! 

    Deep blue skies, mid 50's temperatures, sun (a little wind) = great autumn day for a bike ride.

    The ride split up into segments, we all met at the Goose Bay porch and then split again and once again as a few people stopped at the Pisgah Firehouse to use the facilities.  

    Thanks to the following riders for joining me on the ride: Ron Altemus, Chris Fairhill, Ron Haney, Bob Howell, Jim Hudnall, Alan Kurzweil, Steve Palincsar, Larry Peed, Sam Perry, Mike Saizan and Regina Saizan.

  • Sun, October 15, 2017 2:00 PM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    The morning weather was just like yesterday's, cool and damp, but the forecast called for warming temperatures and sunshine for the afternoon.  Seven members (Mike and Regina Saizan Janell Saunders, Liam Healy (back from a year in Houston), Barb Haney, Lou Dall'Orso, and Theresa Rowell), and 1 guest (Peter Klosky) joined me on my inaugural Fall afternoon Manokeek ride.  By 2:00 pm, the roads were dry and during the ride as predicted, the sun came out, as did the wind.  The wind was worthy of the Seagull Century.  The faster riders went ahead while the rest of us kept at a B pace. meeting up with them at the rest stop.  We continued on to the finish, having an uneventful ride.  Relaxing with members of the group while enjoying a drink from Starbucks topped off the ride.  Ride leader ended with a 14.8 mph average.  Pictures of the group can be found on the club's Facebook page. 

  • Sun, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM | Deborah Bowman

    Leader: Debby Bowman

    Members: None

    Guests: The voices in my head (they were singing).

    Route: Planned route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17580247) was 39 miles to Merkle and the picnic area at Jug Bay. Route as ridden was 35 miles, with a few short cuts partially offset by a spin along the CADT from Jug Bay to the observation tower on the boardwalk and back.

    Weather: 70s and humid, sunshine finally breaking through about an hour into the ride, around the time I reached Merkle. Winds from the south picked up around the same time. It was 80 at the end.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Historical markers read: St Simon's Mission on St Thomas Church Rd. This one and this one.

    Nature: A turtle crossing St Thomas Church Rd. Tree leaves are just starting to turn. The Nats might have gone done in flames a few days ago, but the gnats were out in full force today, with many meeting an untimely end when they stuck to the sunscreen on my face.

    Report: This was a rock and roll weekend. The rock part was epic, three and a quarter hours of non-stop music. Meaning three and a quarter hours of dancing. Which seemed easy enough, until the roll part began and I hit the first hill. So I cut a few miles here and there to make the ride a bit easier. Despite the tired legs it was an enjoyable ride on a pleasant day.

  • Sat, October 14, 2017 9:01 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Sam signed in with Diane's 45-mile B group and decided to cut the ride short and returned with us on the 31-mile route.

    Route: GP 31 Patuxent Surprise  - Merkle 31.3 miles with 1018 ft climbing. The route is from Gwynn Park to Merkle via Dyson, Van Brady, Molly Berry, Baden Naylor, Tanyard and Fenno with return on Nottingham, Croom, Molly Berry, North Keys, Old Indian Head and Dyson. The first 20 miles are the same as the 45-mile Patuxent Surprise route ridden by Diane's B group. Both are pleasant routes with little traffic, except for the crossings of US 301 on Dyson Road. Waiting for a break in the heavy traffic on US 301 takes patience.

    Weather: Cool, overcast and misty

    AMS: 14.1 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: We stayed with the B's for a few miles while the route was flat. We joined them for the rest stop at the Merkle Visitor Center and continued with them on Nottingham Rd to Croom Rd. One of us had hoped to get a caffeine fix at the Nottingham Store, but were surprised to find the store closed. Let's hope it will reopen again soon. 
  • Sat, October 14, 2017 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    The day started out cool and damp with moisture in the air that you could feel.  I was joined by members Tom Short, Tom Roberts (rode to the start from home), Sam Perry, John Kadyszewski, and Cathy Wilson. Jim and Jane Hudnall were there to lead a CC ride with shorter distance. The group mostly stayed together up to the first rest stop at Merkle. Five of us continued on for the 45 Mile route while Jim, Jane, and Sam continued on the 31 mile route. At the Patuxent River rest stop, riders took in the sights from the observation tower. From there, we headed back, arriving at the parking lot with no mishaps. Tom Roberts and I continued on, as both of us were riding to our respective homes. Ride leader ended with an average speed of 14.9 mph.

  • Fri, October 13, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)
    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Belinda Acre, Larry Peed, Jim Hudnall, Steve Palincsar

    Guests:  Gary Abernathy

    Route:  the one, the only - IHRT from Village Green to White Plains and return

    Weather:  overcast, cooler temps in the low 60s, winds out of the ENE.  Nowheres near as nice as the past several weeks.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  a fall prior to the ride start and a dropped chain plagued one member of our intrepid group but neither posed an obstacle that couldn't be overcome for a successful ride.

    Report:  Larry rode from home so came down the IHRT from White Plains.  He encountered Gary at some point headed in the same direction so Gary signed in at the Village Green, rode back to White Plains with the fast group, and then did another circuit on the trail to give him double the mileage, double the fun.  Larry rode on home after returning to White Plains.  Otherwise, not too much to relate.  As usual, we saw Judy and Bev at White Plains.  Very little in the way wildlife - squirrels darting back and forth across the trail and one very small ring snake.  And not that many other users of the trail today.
  • Tue, October 10, 2017 10:00 AM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    Alan Kurzweil and I rode together as the CC group for the first half and enjoyed catching up. The A/B group was at the rest stop when we arrived and we rode with them for the 20 mile return ride. It was fun to ride with everyone, even though it was exceptionally humid today (for October!).

    Thanks Barb for the route! (She didn't get to ride - see her report for details). 


  • Tue, October 10, 2017 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Ron Altemus, Bill Silva and Bob Howell joining us en route

    Weather: Overcast at the start, becoming partly cloudy to mostly sunny; high 60s at the start, rising to 90 by mid-day and humid.  Steamy.  Dog days of August steamy.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14020742, more or less.  We made some changes at the start, taking more of the Three Notch Trail than cued, but fortunately switching back to Old Village Road in time to meet Bob, who rode from home to intercept us.  We rode to Laurel Grove Park, through the Mennonite area and down Maypole to a rest stop at the intersection of MD-5 and Newtowne Neck Rd, then took Newtowne Neck all the way to the end of the pavement in Newtowne Neck Park, and then a half mile on a good gravel road to a walking path down to the beach.

    Leaving the park we took Bayside to Budd's Creek, then north to Dr Johnson and then the changes began in earnest.  Bob was riding back home (off Baptist Church Rd) and Ron wanted to shorten the route, so we all skipped the rest stop at Chaptico and went on Baptist Church instead of Mechanicsville.  We turned onto the Three Notch Trail and followed it straight back to Northern Senior Center, finishing with almost exactly 50 miles.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.6

  • Tue, October 10, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Haney

    Leader: Ron Haney

    Members: Alan Kurzweil, Holly Carr, Jan Tucker, Dave Schnirel, Mike Bivens, Tom Roberts, Lou Dallorso, Chris Fairhall 

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19804782 

    Weather: Beautiful July weather in mid October! Sunny, 80s and humid

    AMS: 16 for leader

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Broken derailleur cable for the scheduled ride leader, found before ride start, necessitated a substitute leader; fortunately one was readily available.

    Report: No one showed up to ride with Joan's CC, so Alan rode with her for the first half, then Joan joined us after the rest stop. It was a friendly, uneventful ride, everyone enjoying the unexpectedly summer-like weather and the extended opportunity to not have to worry about any extra layers. 

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