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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

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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.









  • Sat, April 06, 2013 10:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Ride Leader: Diane Harris

    Today's weather was supposed to be the start of a very pleasant weekend and it was, to a degree.  It was sunny,  pretty cool but more than that, still on the windy side.  Nine members (John Giglio, John Kadyszewski, Darin King, Blake Altman, Bob Thompson, Chantal Briere, Charles "Micky" Sidwell, Claire Chiamulera, and Mike Levesque) and five guests (Adrian Jones, Jerry McAlop, Tiffany Wise, Roland, and DJ Battle) joined me for this ride.  I started the group with a warmup that lasted until the top of Berry Rd before "it was on".  I was quickly relegated to the back of the pack while the stronger riders went at their pace, not to be seen again until the rest stop at the Little Store in Aquasco!  At the rest stop I noticed Jack Gardner had joined the group, apparently on Aquasco Rd.  No wonder they were able to keep up the blistering pace!!  Claire had issues shifting onto the big chainring and opted to end her ride early for a trip to the Bike Doctor.  Otherwise, no mishaps, except a couple of dropped items (tail light from one rider, car keys from me...note to self - make sure seat bag is closed!).  Dump truck traffic was unusually heavy on Cedarville Rd otherwise a good ride.  Ride leader finished with a 17.5 ams.  Tomorrow will definitely be a rest day for me!! 

  • Sat, April 06, 2013 10:00 AM | Ronald Leak

    Ride Leader:  Ron Leak

    Date: 4/6/2013

    Ride Name:IHRT - Emergency Bike Repair While away from home

    Ride Distance: 26

    Average Speed of the Ride: 12.1

    Ride Class:C/CC

    Guest Riders: Cindy Deneauh, Mike Almassy, Mike Deneauh, Kristen Simms, Myrtle Scotland, Jacquelyn Roberts

    Member Riders: Rodrick Barnes, Claire Taylor, Dan Donahue

    Ride Report:  I had no clue that the caboose what opening on the same day of this ride, and we had Jim, Calvin, and Reggie to lead rides to it, so they were there to listen in on the talk on changing a tire on the road.  We started late due to a rider getting there late, but it was still a good ride.  So once that session was over, we started on the ride.  We rode down to the bench before Bensville, and discussed what happens if your chain breaks on a ride.  The crew from Accokeek headed up Bensville, and Claire, Myrtle, Jacquelyn, Dan, Rodrick, and myself headed down the trail.  Learned a lot about them, during the ride, and had fun just sitting back and talking.  Taught Myrtle some lessons on changing gears and she enjoyed it.  I think she is going to be a little dangerous with that knowledge.  We talked about clipless pedals, and the pros and cons of them, and the tragic stories of our first time trying them out.  We did the whole trail.  Some of the guests had never been on the trail, and enjoyed it.  I enjoyed my time with them and hope to ride with them again.
  • Sat, April 06, 2013 9:30 AM | Walt Roscello (Administrator)
    Well the cherry blossoms were still just barely getting started.  I don't think I'll try a third time but we'll see next weekend.  Norm Lisy was the only one who showed to do the longer ride.  Since the temperature was below 50 degrees, Norm was planning to go downtown during the week, and I had done the ride last week, with no blossoms we decided to skip the extra distance and take it easy, instead guiding the C group led by Bill Blankenship since Bill had not done this route before.  The C riders, most of whom were from the Baltimore Bicycle Club (BBC), were appreciative to have a guide and many of them commented that they liked this route better than their previous route, starting from Silver Spring to go downtown.
  • Sat, April 06, 2013 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    Ride Leader: JulieAnn Kowalewski

    Date:  April 6, 2013

    Ride Name:  Hornes 30

    Ride Distance:  32.5 miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  

    Ride Class:  C/CC

    Guest Riders: NONE

    Member Riders: CO Ride Leader Larry P, kenny M, And Roscoe W.

    What a great ride. This was the First ride for us who live in KING GEORGE that took place in KING GEORGE. This ride will now and forever be known as the roller coaster ride.And we who have done it challenge all to step up. Three words hills, hills, hills. It was great. Larry took the lead with Ken and Roscoe was quick to follow, JulieAnn stayed in the back. Then it was time to roll. Up one hill Down another. Up and down for miles. We had a quick stop and Horne's for a BLT and took off again. Ridding back was just as crazy as the way there. It fun and a great work out.  Thanks for the ride. 

  • Sat, April 06, 2013 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    Ride Leader: Larry Perkins

    Date:  April 8, 2013

    Ride Name:  Hornes 30

    Ride Distance:  26 miles

    Average Speed of the Ride: 14

    Ride Class:  C/CC

    Guest Riders: NONE

    Member Riders: Co-Ride Leader JulieAnn K, Kenny M, And Roscoe W.

    What a great ride. This was the First ride that took place in King  George VA. This ride will now and forever be known as the Roller Coaster ride, we who have done it challenge all to step up. Three small words hills, hills, hills. It was great. Larry took the lead with Ken and Roscoe was quick to follow, JulieAnn stayed in the back. Then it was time to roll. Up one hill Down another. Up and down for miles. We had a quick stop and Horne's for some food and took off again. Riding back was just as crazy as the way there. It fun and a great work out.  Thanks for the ride. 

  • Sat, April 06, 2013 9:00 AM | Bill Blankenship
    I want to thank Walt for waiting for our group & for being our guide. This was a combination Oxon Hill & BBC ride. We had 20 riders including Walt & Norm. It was chilly to start. We rode across the Wilson Bridge & regrouped @ the rest rooms. We then continued to the Jefferson Memorial for a rest stop. One rider missed the turn @ the 14th st bridge but she found her way to the Memorial. We then continued to Haines point & did the loop there. There were a few trees that had blossomed but not many. We then rode to Memorial Bridge & crossed back into VA. Some of us stopped for a very nice lunch @ LA Madelleine in Alex.
    We then headed back to the park & ride. A very enjoyable ride. Everyone seemed to like it. I'm sorry I forgot to take a group picture @ the beginning.
  • Sat, April 06, 2013 8:45 AM | Reginald Stokes

    On a chillier than advertised morning, 9 riders departed the firehouse at 8:45 AM. The group included Calvin, Celeste, Walter, Laquinia, William, Herman, John and myself. We rode to the ribbon cutting ceremony at White Plains, where coffee and donuts were served. We were also given two bike maintenance sections by Ron. Many thanks to Ron and I am sure all would agree, a job well done.

    The ride went without incident and all seemed pleased with the new route.

  • Sat, April 06, 2013 8:45 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)
    Ride Leader: Jim Hudnall

    Riders: Jane Hudnall, Janell Saunders, Ron Tucker, Jan Tucker and Deb Reynolds

    Route: ridewithgps.com/routes/2306889, 35.1 miles, 1124 feet of climbing

    The 35-mile route was chosen to get us to the Caboose Event at the White Plains trail-head of the Indian Head Rail Trail and to check out part of routes being planned for the Bike MS: "Ride the Riverside" June 8 and 9. It was a beautiful day and we passed many walkers on the trail. At the Caboose Event, we were treated to coffee and donuts (thank you to Tom, Joanne and Rocky). Calvin and Reggie's CC riders and Ron's bike maintenance class joined us for a few group photos in front of the caboose. 

    The route made use of roads that are part of the Bike MS 60- and 100-mile rides from National Harbor on Saturday, June 8. Several OHBTC members were Ride Marshals last year and the organizers would like to have some OHBTC members be Ride Marshals again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Ride Marshal, please contact me (jim@ohbike.org). 
  • Sat, April 06, 2013 8:45 AM | Calvin Conyers
    Ride Leader: Calvin Conyers 

    Riders: See Report from Reggie Stokes for list

    This report is in addition to that from Reggie.  It was great to see so many riders attending the B, CC/C, and the Trail Repair Rides.   Thanks Ron Leak, Jim Hudnall, and Reggie. Also, special thank to Tom Roland and his staff for providing hot coffee and donuts, and the tour of the Caboose at White Plains.
  • Fri, April 05, 2013 11:00 AM | Dan Donahue

    Ride Leader: Dan Donahue

    Date: April 5, 2013

    Ride Name: Bike Care and Maintenance/Short Ride on Three Notch Trail

    Ride Distance: 22.61 mi.

    Ride Ave: 13.3 /CC

    Guest Riders: None

    Member Riders: Jerry Finan

    Beautiful morning for a bike maintenance review under the flag poles at the Northern Senior Center. After conducting the maintenance review, Jerry and I decided to take a longer ride, since there were no casual or beginner riders who showed up. We rode north on the Three Notch Trail (3NT) into Charles Co., turned around and went on the portion of the 3NT from the Senior Center to Rt. 6. We then rode into 15-16 mph headwinds on Rt. 6. After reaching our end of patience with the headwinds, we turned them into tail winds and easily averaged 16 mph + with little pedaling effort. Once back to the trail, we hooked up with Thompson’s Corner Rd. and a trip down Woodburn Hill Rd. into Amish country. As we passed the Amish school, the children and their teachers were out enjoying recess, and they shouted and waved at us– those rowdy Amish children! At the end of the paved surface, we turned around and headed back to the Northern Senior Center and into more stiff headwinds to finish the last section of the ride.

    While on Thompson’s Corner Rd. we encountered a school bus approaching us from the opposite direction. As it neared us, it activated its yellow flashers, but we were able to pass the bus before its red flashers came on. I clarified Jerry’s question about stopping for school busses with an affirmative that, if the red flashers had been activated, we would have stopped, as required by law. Just thought this point would be a useful reminder to club members.

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