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, December 02, 2017 10:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Sarah Clement, Ron Altemus, Donaro Gardner, Walter Measday and Polly Choate

    Guests: None

    Route: From the Bryans Road Shopping Center, we headed over to the Mount Carmel Monastery, then on to Port Tobacco to tour the One-Room School House and Stagg Hall. Then back up Valley and over on Hawthorn to Mt. Aventine and back to Bryans Road.

    Weather: Cool start, around 43 degrees, but warming up to 48 by the end of the ride.

    AMS: 12.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Ron lost his glasses at Mt. Aventine but, in spite of all of us looking, could not find them

    Report: Tom Short surprised us with a box of doughnuts he brought to celebrate Jim's birthday and recovery from hernia surgery. It was a delicious way to start the ride. 

    The ride was a casual tour of historic places in Charles County that welcomed visitors with Christmas decorations, holiday treats and arts and crafts. The first stop was at Mt. Carmel Monastery where we saw beautiful quilts and knitted items as well as the lovely chapel and old monastery building. 

    After a few more miles, we arrived at the Port Tobacco One-Room School House that was full of artifacts and items that had once been used in the school. At a fire pit out front we toasted marshmallows and made smores. A short distance away was Stagg Hall where we learned the history of Port Tobacco, were entertained by singers in period costumes and enjoyed Christmas cookies. 

    Other buildings were open, but we headed on to see Mt. Aventine on Chapmans Landing Road. This was the best of all of the stops. The beautiful antebellum mansion had a trio of musicians playing, a table of delicious food and a gift shop. As we toured the house, it was fun to imagine what it would have been like to live there in the 1700's. OHBTC member Emily Hendricks, a member of the Friends of Chapman Park, greeted us at the door and welcomed us to the mansion.

     


  • Fri, December 01, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Jim Hudnall, Belinda Acre, Rogin Garnett, Michael & Yvonne Dong, Matt Schwaller, Randy & Jackie Schoch

    Route:  everyone's Friday Fav - the Indian Head Rail Trail in its entirety, Village Green to White Plains and return

    Weather:  Nothing but blue skies and early December sunshine, albeit at a low angle lighting everything in golden hues.  Temps stayed in the low to mid 50s with a bit of a headwind on the way back.

    Report:  A pleasantly nice turnout, with Jim continuing to rack up miles after convalescing for a few weeks.  Michael and Matt began and ended with us - in between they went off for a training session via Bensville and other favorite Charles County roads.  The rest of us rode pretty much as a group both ways.  Jackie and Randy started at Livingston and were waiting for us upon our arrival at White Plains.  Coming back, the trail was closed from Indian Head Avenue to Mattingly so we simply went up Indian Head Ave to work our way back to the Village Green.  Surprisingly, we only saw one other cyclist on the trail.  Lunch afterwards at Georges, sitting out on the veranda to enjoy the sunshine.

  • Thu, November 30, 2017 10:14 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    Today we welcomed Jim Hudnall back to riding from his (brief) recuperation. Jim, Jane and Don Gardner made up the CC group today.  The route was a variation on a Gallant Green route.  We arrived at the Moreland store at mile 11.7 and Jim decided that a shorter route might be enough so after a rest on the new porch, he and Jane headed back to North Keys. Don and I continued on and enjoyed the sun and warmth for the 34.5 miles.  

    Joan

  • Thu, November 30, 2017 10:27 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)

    As usual it was colder in the parking lot than on the ride, which is a point to remember.  Jan, Regina, Mike, Alan, Bob, Mike, Lou, Ken and Tom Barcelona joined me on a wonderful tour around Brandywine.  Sun shining and pedals blazing it was flat in the first half and hilly in the second half.  As always, Molly Berry is our favorite.

  • Tue, November 28, 2017 9:52 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    A really lovely day to be biking in Charles County and, for the CC contingent, Don Gardner and I had fun doing the 4 big loops back and forth to Hawthorne Road (the route kept looping away and then back to Hawthorne in a different place). 

    Thanks Regina and Mike!

    Joan

  • Tue, November 28, 2017 10:00 AM | Regina Saizan

    Leader:  Regina Saizan

    Members:  (14 Bs) Bob Howell, Tom Short, Jan Tucker, Holly Carr, Alan Kurzweil, Sam Perry, Barb and Ron Haney, Dave Schnirel, Mike Bivens, Chris Fairhall, Charles Sidwell, Mike Saizan, John Hartsfield and (2 CCs) Joan Oppel, Donaro Gardner (both signed my sign-in sheet).

    Route:  Mike S. created this 37-mile route in the spring of 2014.  I lead the ride back then too. The ride hasn’t been done since then so we decided it was a good route to bring back.  The riders today expressed how much they enjoyed the route even though it has climbs at Pomfret, Hawthorne, Port Tobacco and Livingston Rds.   

    Weather:  It was sunny, brisk and in the mid 50s during the ride.  You could feel a chill in the air, but it was pleasant riding conditions for this time of year.  

    Report:  It was a beautiful day to ride.  But, I was surprised at the rather large turnout for a cool fall morning.  The Bs rode together the first part of the ride.  Sweeping from the rear it was awesome to see the long line of riders in front of me.  At times it looked like a peloton!  We stopped at the Dash-In in La Plata to rest. The CC riders met us there before we left.  At the rest stop and at the parking lot at the start and end of the ride there was a lot of conversation and camaraderie going on. Thank you to all for joining me on this ride and to Mike for helping me sweep. 

    Photo

  • Sun, November 26, 2017 11:30 AM | Christopher Roell

    Leader: Christopher Roell

    Members: Kirk Saunders

    Guests: Mary Alex, Justin Binder (PPTC), Sam Collins, Evan Handy, Rebecca Harnik, Lou Hansen, Robin Khan (PPTC), Paul Lagoy, Bennett Roth, Jeanne Simon (PPTC)

    Route: https://goo.gl/X4Bvvb

    Weather: 100% sunny with temps low 40's to mid 50's duration of the ride. Breezy NW wind. 

    AMS: 10-14 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Within the first 10 miles of the ride a rider's tire got caught in the sidewalk cracks running along the Navy Yard Trail and fell resulting in a damaged right shifter. Rider not hurt and was able to continue and did finish the entire ride from beginning to end.

    Report: Nothing but all around fun in the November Fall sun as we rode the BicycleSPACE shop in Downtown DC's #CityExplorers ride. We rode the DC Southern Loop route out of Southeast DC with a stop at the U.S. Civil War Fort Foote to check out the big cannons and the beautiful view of the Potomac River from there. Made a stop at the Oxon Hill Farm and the Lyndon Johnson Memorial. Took the Potomac Yards Trail back into DC and rode the new bike lane on the waterfront and through Chinatown before heading back to BicycleSPACE. Pictures from the ride tell a better story than my mere words could ever do. See links below for pictures.

    I posted pictures of the ride on Facebook and Twitter.

    Facebook photos link: https://goo.gl/aLzQ6W

    Twitter photos link: https://goo.gl/Z5s7rt



  • Sun, November 26, 2017 10:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Today's weather for cast called for temps in the low 50s but wind chill that would make it feel in the 40s.  I was joined by Ken Meredith, Shelly Ann Sinclair, Matthew Lewandowski, Rita Zeidner and Harold, Barb and Ron Haney, on this ride that took us along mostly back roads of Anne Arundel County.  Rita and Harold opted to go at their pace, assuring me they would be fine.  The rest of us separated into 2 groups, meeting up at the rest stop.  Shortly after we were joined by Harold and Rita.  The ride ended uneventfully with with the exception of one rider getting off course due to a problem with his Garmin.  Thanks to all those that came out.

  • Sat, November 25, 2017 5:16 PM | Ellen Goodwin

    Leaders:  Holly Car, Ellen Goodwin

    Members:  Barbara Haney, Dianne Harris

    Guests: None

    Weather: Temps were lovely, in the 40s at the start with a high of 58 degrees. Its about ten-twelve  degrees colder up on the ridge than at the ride start.

    AMS:  10 to 13 mph

    Mechanicals:  None

    Report:  We rode 44 miles out and back on the Skyline Drive.    It was in the 40s at the start and we bundled up with winter layers for the cooler temps we were expecting up on the ridge.  Most of us wore booties, balaclavas and heavy winter gloves.  By the time we got to the welcome station we all had to pull over to shed layers as we were over dressed for the beautiful sunny morning. We climbed, we climbed and then when we got tired of climbing, we climbed even more.  Restrooms at Dickey Ridge were open for business, thankfully!   Ellen did what she does best -- swept.  A great workout was had by all on a beautiful fall morning.  After the ride we all went to the Apple House restaurant for lunch and donuts.  


  • Sat, November 25, 2017 10:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)


    Leader: Jane Hudnall substituting for Polly Choate

    Members: Steve Forman, Belinda Acre, Lois Lightfoot, Jan Tucker and Don Gardner

    Guests: none

    Route: Indian Head Rail Trail from the Indian Head Village Green to White Plains and back.

    Weather: Cool fall morning, warming up to above 60 degrees by the finish. 

    AMS: 12.3

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report: It was a beautiful morning for a ride - clear and cool with bright sunshine. Six of us rode from Indian Head with Jim popping up to take pictures along the route. (He's off the bike while recovering from hernia surgery.) Our pace was casual so lots of conversations as we rode. Other OHBTC members were out on the trail and we saw Dan Wells, Linda Bankerd, Sherwood Byers and Walter Measday. Jan left the route to head home at Middleton Road. The rest of us completed the route and went to B&J's Carryout for lunch. Janell, finishing a solo ride from La Plata, joined us at B&J's. Everyone sends get well wishes to Polly for a speedy recovery from her fall.

    Photo album at Facebook

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