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, July 12, 2014 9:00 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)
    Leader: Jim Hudnall

    Riders: Judie Artman, Linda Bankerd, Sherwood Byers, Anthony Chase, Betty Chang, Mayra Cora, Vernon Daley, German Deortube, Ruddy Elly, Reginald Fowler, Harry Kidd, Larry Peed, Ronaldo Gonzales, Carl Jones, David King, Steve Levine, Floyd Pugh, Deb Reynolds, Reggie Stokes, Dana Trevas. (These are the riders who signed in, but there were a few others I think who did not sign in or were part of Dan Donahue's group.)

    Route: ridewithgps.com/routes/4935163 30 miles, 1477 feet climbing

    Weather: Hot and humid

    Mechanicals/Mishaps/Issues: No mechanicals or mishaps. A missing sign on Livingston Road for Farmington Road caused several people to miss the turn.

    Thank you to Walt Roscello for leading the group from Waldorf and to Dan Donahue for leading the C group. All together, there were more than 30 riders who did the ride. At Fort Washington National Park, Park Ranger Zach Whitlow gave us a half hour tour of the fort as he talked about the fort's history. From the fort, we followed the Potomac Heritage Trail on-road bike route 13 miles to Piscataway Park, the Accokeek Foundation and the National Colonial Farm. Because we arrived by bicycle, we were given free admission to the "Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac" festival and did not have to pay the $10 per person admission fee. We locked our bikes to a fence and set out on foot to explore the area. We quickly discovered the food vendor trucks. The highlight of our visit there was going aboard the Pride of Baltimore II, a replica of an early 19th century Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner. 

    Photos 


  • Sat, July 12, 2014 8:15 AM | Walt Roscello (Administrator)

    Leader: Walt Roscello

    Riders: Hans and Des Holkon, Mike Bivens

    Weather: Hot and humid

    AMS: who cares?

    Route: 41 miles with two event stops

    Issues: none

    The four of us left from the Middletown road rail trail parking lot; Mike and I rode from home so our group only occupied one of the parking spots.  After climbing the hill from the trail on Bensville road we proceeded at a comfortable pace and stayed together for the whole first leg, regrouping after each hill section.  After navigating Livingston Road and enjoying Snake road westbound, we were the first group to arrive at Fort Washington.  I guess I could have given everyone 15 more minutes to sleep in or get ready this morning.  We ended up as a group again on the ride to the Accokeek foundation, arriving in the first group.  Gallahan Road and the "closed" part of Floral Park were nice - thanks Jim for routing us that way.  After the second event stop the riders returned home at different times.  I made a stop at B & J's along with another rider; while there two of Jim's riders who had left earlier arrived by car after their rides.

  • Fri, July 11, 2014 6:30 PM | Judy Mutty

    Ride leaders: Judy Mutty, Liz Willis


    Members: Rosemary Pollard


    Guests: LaVerne Byrd, Tracy Byrd, Joanne Nichols, Carlton Willis


    Weather: Warm evening in the high 80s made pleasant by cool breezes along the trail


    AMS: 8 mph


    It was a bit of a family affair; we had the pleasure of the company of Liz’s husband, Carlton, and her sister, Joanne. The ride was relaxing with no mishaps. The only wildlife  spotted was a single bunny. We surmised that maybe the  rat snake that crossed our path early on caused the other bunnies and deer to beat feet! All in all an excellent ride for beginners, returnees,  and those wanting to bike and smell the roses!


  • Fri, July 11, 2014 9:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leaders Randy & Jackie Schoch were joined by Jerry Reynolds, John Riconda, Rosemary Pollard, Warren Uhler, and Lester Jackson on a great morning for a bike ride. Because of his recent accident which trashed his bike, Warren was riding his new mount. John was told by his doctor to take it easy on his knee so he did pace himself and turned around early. Jerry rode from home (near the College of Southern Maryland) so when we got to White Plains he left us for his return home. Rosemary took the day off work so she could ride the IHRT and especially enjoy lunch at George's. Lester came without Joan (and she was missed). Lester and I checked out the new bicycle shop in the end unit of the commercial buildings directly across from the benches at the White Plains Trail Head. We spoke with the new owner who is in the process of outfitting the shop. He is planning to be a Giant dealer eventually along with tires, tubes, patch kits, etc. (he does have rentals of differing brands now). The trails was lightly used this morning by humans but the usual wildlife was in evidence (turtles, squirrels, a turkey, lots of song birds). We had lunch at George's (which was very busy).

  • Thu, July 10, 2014 9:30 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    This ride report for the CC version of Thursday's Best of Brandywine is very short: I was the only attendee!  I did have a couple of riders to share the back of the pack.  And, it was a good day on the bike.

    Joan

  • Thu, July 10, 2014 1:33 PM | Larry Peed

    What rain?  Five folks signed up with me for the ride, Samson Samson, Jason Hendricks, Steven Parkis, Alan Urek, and Mike Wilson.  It was a beautiful start UNTIL we reached Alan's Fresh, then the sky broke loose.  We found ourselves riding against 30+ crosswinds and heavy rain.   I stopped to cover my phone as the two riders at the rear continued on. Two A riders found me and we took cover under a neighbor's carport.  It  was a nice ride after the A group left me going up the 234 hill, cool and comfortable back to Casey Jones.  

  • Thu, July 10, 2014 9:30 AM | Samuel Perry

    Route: Doctor Bowen & Doctor Mudd Stress Test

    Ride Leader B : Sam Perry

    The temps were in the mid Seventies, cloudy and humid at the ride's start. Twelve riders had signed up for the B class ride of 30-32 miles. This route starts out with a flat road distance of about 11 miles before reaching the first hill.  My sweep was at 17 AMS prior to Bowen RD.  The front lead had a 19 AMS prior to Bowen RD. The hills on Bowen RD put a dent on some of the speed prior to the rest stop at the Mooreland Store at mile 16.

    The second half of the route were rolling hills with the last 8 miles flat. The lead came in with a 18.8 AMS. The middle of the pack came in the low 18 AMS, with the ride leader sweeping at 16 Average Moving Speed.

    Next week the temperatures should be lower, and we can go back to 35-37 miles with hills. The last two weeks were fun but I would imagine that our average moving speeds will be mortal next week. I think we passed the stress test with great results.

    Roll Call: Regina Saizan, Tom Short, Richard Harrington, Wesley Meridith, Ken Meridith, Lou D'Alloroso, Bob Howell, Alan Kurzweil, Teresa Martin, Vernon Daley, Larry Peed, and Robert Smith.

    Joan Oppel  will present a CC report.

  • Tue, July 08, 2014 9:00 AM | Michael & Yuyin Bivens

    Ride Leader: Mike Bivens

    Class: B

    Members: Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, Sam Perry, Darryl Lowery, Ron Altemus, Vernon Daley, Jon Agazzi, and Joan Oppel

    Ride Name: Southern Exposure (Two Downs and Around)

    Distance: 32.8 miles.  Ride leader, sweeping the group from the rear averaged 14.7 AMS). Darryl and Jon rode to the start from home, adding miles.

    Weather: As with last week’s ride, temperatures at the start were already in the mid ‘80s and by end, low ‘90s with high humidity.  However, we did have a breeze and the route had a lot of shade, which made it more comfortable.

    Mechanicals: None.

    Ride Report: Tuesday morning rides will begin to incorporate sections of the Indian Head 100 so participants will become more familiar with the roads before the September 7th event. Today’s route included a total of about 5.5 miles from Mattingly Road, via Strauss Ave (repaved) to Rt. 224 (Livingston Road) (the start) and from Hawthorne to the IHRT to Mattingly (only 94.5 to go) (the end).  We rode down Bumpy Oak (noted that construction work has started has started on the IHRT) and Rose Hill (lots of shade) to Rt. 6 and then on Poorhouse to the Rest Stop at the Pisgah Store.  Two groups formed (faster and less fast), with the former arriving at the rest stop first to scout for any trucks with long boards sticking out the back.  With an option to shortcut, all declined and decided to follow the cue sheet to the end. We returned on Pisgah Marbury, Bicknell, Marbury Run, Chickamuxen and Hawthorne before getting on the trail.  With the exception of Darryl and Jon who continued home, all finished back at the shopping center.

    An interesting aside: You never know what you’ll see, or what you’ll find on the Indian Head Rail Trail. Approaching the trail head at Mattingly and just under the welcome arch, a woman bicyclist was stopped holding a small wooden birdhouse. She told me it was just lying by a bush. It had a sign attached that reflected " PICK ME UP  Hurry before someone else does! ART ABANDONEMENT is a group of artists who leave their creations in various locations around the globe for a lucky person like yourself to find. You may keep this, or pass it on, or leave it here for someone else to find. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/artabondonmentand abandon your own creations." There were two new paint brushes affixed to allow the finder to get creative in finishing the project. Since both of us were on bikes and couldn’t carry the find, it was replaced back under the bush for someone else to find.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=729412960449515&set=a.502322686491878.1073741826.100001424537485&type=1&theater

  • Sun, July 06, 2014 9:00 PM | Randy Schoch

    Ride leader: Randy Schoch

    Members: Jackie Schoch, Bernie Cohen, Paul Bankerd, Mia Hayes, Rodrick Barnes, Walter Carr, Karen McMillen, and Carl Hattery, Rosemary Pollard and Belinda Acre.

    Guests: None

    Weather: a lovely summer day, high 70s at the start to almost 90 by early afternon.

    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2795580http://ohbike.org/cuesheets/Watermelon%2030.pdf

    Mishaps; mechanicals: Bernie had a flat which Walt helped change.

    AMS: 11 mph

    A great day for a ride with all the different class riders. Bob is happy that we are continuing his legacy.

  • Sun, July 06, 2014 8:21 PM | Jean Wright

    Leader: Jean Wright

    Members: Dave Middleton, Barbara Haney, Ron Haney, Darryl Lowery, Ed Hazelwood, Ken Meredith, Robert, Bill Jones, Ron Larson, Steve Perakis, John Arrington, Cathy W., D. Arkons, Teresa Martin, Bill Bubiuch, Mark Wimbush.

    Guests: none

    Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2805763 – http://ohbike.org/cuesheets/Watermelon%2049.pdf 

    Weather: An extraordinary July day.  Started out in the 70s and rose into the high 80s throughout the morning.  Light wind toward the end.

    AMS: 18 mph

    Report:  Everyone started out together and were separated by traffic and traffic lights.  We met up again at the first rest stop.  We had a strong pace line after the first rest stop until we separated on a hill.  Long flat roads allowed us to stay at the high end of the A pace.  After the ride, we socialized and enjoyed delicious watermelon. Thank you to all of the classes for a great day!

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