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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

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.

For a good article on Ride Reports and adding photos to Ride Reports, see pages 7 and 8 of the March 2018 "Spoke-n-Word" .

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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  • Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Blake Altman
    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: July 18, 2018

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  20.9 MPH (chase 2)

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 80’s, less humid, partly cloudy

    Guest Riders:  Holden Hudson, Alonzo Baxter, Anthony Carter, Orlando Howard, Kevin O’Clair, Rob Golding

    Member Riders:   Eric Williams, Douglas Carter, Brad Francisco, Tyler Hill, Mike Wilson, Sue Estes, Tom Roberts, Michael Blaine, Charles Sidwell, Chris Zabriskie

    Ride Report:

    It was a nice afternoon weather wise and we had a big turnout for the ride which is good.  However, we have too many returning guests which is not so good.  If you regularly ride with the club you need to join the club!  It is not difficult or expensive.

    The A/B group left the parking lot first and the AA group sort of straggled out.  The ride didn’t really consolidate until we reached Springhill Newtown Road.  Once this happened the group was pretty much together until the Route 6 hill.  And, as per usual, the main group split into multiple groups.  The lead group was well off the front and only the first chase group was in a position to catch; this (barely) happened on Bowling Road.

    After Bowling the lead group was together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road when it split into 3 groups with the main body in front.  Once the hill was crested we were into a head wind the whole way back.  So far as I know, no one was able to catch the lead group on Route 301 or beyond.

    Everyone made it back to the start point without issues and it was another good ride.

  • Wed, July 18, 2018 5:30 PM | Ken Lemmert

    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Members:  Bruce Wright, Jean Wright, Michael Knott (sp), Tim Murphy, Michael Kenya, Jason Hendricks

    Guests:  Julie Woodburn, Detra Tate

    Route:  Casey Jones Express

    Weather:  80's, low humidity

    AMS:  1st group 18.1, Second group 17.8, 3rd Group 17.0

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report:  Great evening for a ride.  Started with Jason and Ken out front until the Route 6 hill.  Ken joined Julie until the turn off for Kentucky Ave.  As the ride leader he turned back to check on the rest of the group.  Detra, Tim and Mike were riding together followed closely by Bruce and Jean.  Julie and Jason rode out front for some time.  The second group caught up with them and stayed together until a few miles from the end where it broke up a little.  Was a great evening for a ride.

  • Tue, July 17, 2018 9:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Tom Roberts, Tom Short, Mike and Regina Saizan, Chuck Coe

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28076460 taking us first on some less-often-traveled roads, and after stopping at Ollie's on Hawthorne, returning via some old favorites

    Weather: Not as bad as the previous heat dome days, but it was approaching those conditions. Heat index of 96 at end of ride, a noticeable breeze outbound that never really turned into the hoped-for tailwind on the way back

    AMS: 16.8 for leader

    Report: Thanks to Jim and Jane Hudnall, who posted a last-minute CC addition, there was a good-sized group this AM. Most signed with CC, but some of them rode with the Bs or in-between groups. Mike Saizan swept the B group, including the CCs who joined the Bs. We had a congenial ride, most of us not too super-energetic due to the oppressive conditions. We had a rather long break at Ollie's, some enjoying the pleasantly frigid AC, some just relaxing on the benches. Some people opted to return directly via 210 instead of Chapmans Landing and had to deal with the aftermath of a serious-looking car/truck accident which had 210 NB closed, making it necessary to cross over and use the SB shoulder. Those of us who took Chapmans only heard a lot of sirens. 

  • Tue, July 17, 2018 9:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders:  Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Sean Lloyd, Harry Kidd, Steve Palincsar, Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Sonja Newman, Ken Meredith, Donaro Gardner, Alan Kurzweil

    Guests: Mark and Maizi Wimbush

    Route: Over to Accokeek, through the White Hall Development, over to Berry Road and Bensville. Then Marshal Corner to Hawthorn and a stop at Ollie's. A nice loop over to Poorhouse and Chicamuxen back to Hawthorn to MD-210 and back to Bryans Road.

    Weather: Hot and humid with an occasional breeze

    AMS: A wide range from 12 mph up.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Sean had cramps on Hawthorne and was rescued by Dan, a friend who came to pick him up. Jane got overheated on Chapman's Landing Road, but after a few minutes rest, finished the ride. Thanks to Steve for stopping to assist.

    Report: Eleven riders signed in with the CC's. Some joined the B's so there was a wide range of speed. Everyone regrouped at Ollie's . Some riders decided to skip the loop down to Poorhouse and headed back from Ollie's.  Instead of Chapman's Landing, others stayed on MD-210 and passed an accident that had closed the road. Those on Chapman's Landing had lots of traffic as cars were rerouted from MD-210. Everyone made it back safely. Best wishes to Maizi Wimbush who will soon be going to Junior Nationals and to Sean and Julie Lloyd who are moving to Michigan.

     


  • Sun, July 15, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Walt Roscello, Derek Thompson, Dave VanAmeyden, David O'Brien

    Guests: Steve Levine

    Weather: 70s at start rising to mid-to-upper 80s, overcast but bright, not too humid -- another very pleasant day for riding, or we're really getting used to it.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26948439  44 miles, 1600' of elevation and lots of shade.  This route returns from Deale to Waysons via Fishers Station, the Pindells and the MD-4 Service Road, very pleasantly shady by mid-day in the summer.  The early part of the ride, Sands, Queen Anne Bridge and the climb up Harwood are quite shady and pleasant early in the day.  About half this route is opposite to the usual route to Deale, and it includes a few surprises such as Plantation Blvd and tours of Chalk Point and Deale Beach on the water that the usual routes never include.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none.

    AMS: 13.3

  • Sun, July 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Diane Harris 

    Riders (Members):  Barb and Ron Haney, Theresa Rowell, Troy Eddy, Randy Hadden, Chris Fairhill who had the longest commute to the ride, ~350 miles from NC!!), Donaro Gardner, Sue Estes, and Tom Roberts and Phil Mitchell who both rode to the start location.  Janell Saunders met us on the route after the climb up Marshall Hall Rd.   I pride myself in getting to the start with plenty of time to get ready for the ride but this morning I was running late.  On my way to the start I realized I had forgotten my phone and had to go back home to get it.  Fifteen minutes before ride start I got a call from Randy asking if the ride was still on because no one else was there!!  I assured him it was still on, got there at ~7:50 and within the next 10 minutes all the other riders had come.  Once we got started we stayed together until the climb up Marshall Hall Rd split us up.  We regrouped and stayed together until Janell and I dropped off on the Indian Head Rail Trail.  We met up with the group at the first rest stop at the Mt Carmel Monastery after riding the rollers on the beginning part of Mitchell Rd.  I love these because you can pick up enough speed on the downhills to get you up the other side but it was pointed out that this road has blind spots, curves, and no shoulders which present hazards to cyclists.  I like this road.  There were more climbs, Chapel Point leading to the rest stop at St Ignatius Church, Bel Alton Newtown, Rose Hill, and Bumpy Oak.  After that it was smooth sailing back to the start.  No mishaps, no mechanicals.  The ride leader ended with a 15.1 ams with the faster riders as high as 17.5 ams.  The hot humid weather that was expected?  We didn't have it!  It was very comfortable throughout the entire ride.  Thanks to all who came out. 

  • Sun, July 15, 2018 8:00 AM | Ken Lemmert

    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Route:  35 miles

    Weather:  80 degrees

    AMS:  16 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

    Report:  Was looking forward to a beautiful ride on beautiful roads.  Most came true.  The route was to take us out past a Bison farm.  Neat to see Bison in the field instead of the usual cows.  It is one of my favorite rides in the area.   After crossing route 113 they just chip sealed the road.  I was thinking they probably only did one smaller section...nope, about 6 miles....just short of the Bison.  Good news is there is another way to get to the farm and it was not chip sealed.   Fortunately no flats or accidents.  Only saw two cars and a big piece of farm equipment on this section of the road.  Overall a very enjoyable and scenic ride.  

  • Sat, July 14, 2018 3:28 PM | Linda Bankerd

    This turned out to be a great ride.  There were only three of us, Sherwood Byers, Tom Short and myself. Yes, the roads closer in to Nokesville had a few more cars than the ideal and the drivers were hurried.  But for the most part the roads were quiet and scenic.  Goldvein was our destination.  The park there has an interesting museum about a gold mine in the area many years ago.  Being typical bike riders, we didn't pay much attention.  There are restrooms (no plumbing) and no water, not an ideal rest stop.  The ride back turned out to be one of those rare events...gentle downhill and wind from the back for many miles.  Good day.

  • Sat, July 14, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Janell Saunders, Jay Lewis, Harry Kidd, Jule Thorne, Pat Walthers, Jane & Jim Hudnall

    Guests: Steve Cohen

    Weather: a thoroughly delightful summer day: sunny, temperatures ranging from the high 60s to the low 90s, not too humid, breezy (except when riding right into it at the end, when it became "windy").  Either it was really nice today, or we're getting acclimated.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28019362, created for the occasion (Bastille Day, as it happens, although no one took note of it) featuring some old roads we used to take but don't do much anymore (Rt 6 south to Morganza Turner) and some roads we generally don't do in this direction (such as McIntosh from Hollywood to Sandgates, and Sandgates northbound) with two rest stops in Baggett Park, one to take advantage of the newly re-opened restaurant -- but if you want ice cream you'd better get there before they close at 1 pm (we just made it) and you'd better hope their cash register is working better than it was today.  48 mi, 1500' of elevation - generally not very difficult, but with a few surprisingly challenging climbs on Rt 6 and in the Loveville Mennonite area.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: Pat's front shifting troubles showed up again, this time only days after having had her bike serviced to fix this problem.  We were checking it out at Baggett Park, and it looked suspiciously like an issue I'd had at Bike Virginia in Staunton, gunk in the cable guide under the bottom bracket shell.  We had nothing in our group to remedy the problem, but Janell noticed a Boy Scout group getting ready to ride the Three Notch Trail, and true to their motto, they were prepared with a spray can of generic WD-40.  A healthy spray down the slot, a wee tweak on the cable adjuster, and voila!

    AMS: 12.8  mph. Jay said something at the start about the club rides he'd been on recently, B rides going at an A pace and CC rides going on a B pace, and Oxon Hill turning into a club that was all about nothing but riding fast, but I assured him that wasn't going to happen today.  Nor did it: we rode together, waiting to regroup when necessary (shifting troubles on MD-6, trying to catch a break in traffic on Three Notch Highway) took our time at McKay's and Baggett Park and finished with a mid-range CC average.

    Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ohbike/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2238682686147715

  • Sat, July 14, 2018 8:30 AM | Brad Francisco

    Leader:  Brad Francisco

    Members:  Matthew Lewandowski

    Guests:  None

    Route:  Northern Senior Center (St. Mary's County) to Avenue

    Weather:  70's to 80's

    AMS:   19.0

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None.

    Report:  Another nice day for a ride.  Where is everyone?

    Matthew and I had the ride to ourselves.  Some sections of deteriorated road surface mainly at the beginning of the ride.  Very low volume of car and truck traffic.  Nary a single motorcycle.  Lots of boats being pulled on trailers.

    Not much to write up.  It was a nice ride, nothing went wrong, we got our ice cream/sherbet (two scoops for me and one scoop for Matthew), and I was glad to have company.

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