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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.

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 13, 2013 5:33 PM | Nancy Avitabile

    A great group of club members Tom Short, Jean Wright, Al Manley, Steve Koehle, Ken Meredith (of course, it was the Ken Meredith ride), Chantal Briere, Mike and Regina Saizan, Larry Greene and 7 guests to the club joined us on a great day to be on a bike. The temperature at the start was 57 and 63 when we finished. Had some head winds coming back, but that builds character. A big thank you goes to the Brandywine Fire Station. They're very accommodating in allowing us to use their parking lot and bathroom facilities.

    Richard Edelman lead the 36 mile ride and was the only rider to have a flat tire.

  • Sat, April 13, 2013 10:00 AM | Polly Choate

    Ride Leader: Polly Choate

    What a fantastic day to ride! Perfect weather and enthusiatic cyclists!  17 headed out of Bryans Rd for the Pilgrimage to Mt Carmel 25 miler.  With leader Polly Choate were members Monica Irmler, Reggie Stokes, Walter Carr, Hans & Des Holken, LaTasha Banks, Herman Young, Gregory Fisher, Chris Backhas, Branlon Baker, Mary Caxy, Calvin Conyers, Pat Colvin, Gary Swartz, and guests Barbara Heffernan and David Potter. Several were new members and for some it was their first ride of the year.   Maybe it was Spring Fever but at the lead, Polly missed the first turn at Pomfret but shouts from the group brought her back, and Barb missed the turn into Mt Carmel and Herman and Reggie rode back to get her.  We passed Jack Hammond going the other way on the IHRT, and Paul Bankerd joined us for awhile near Mt Carmel.  By consensus, the route was modified to delete Rose Hill but the group went on to climb up Bumpy Oak with aplomb!  At ride's end, everyone had fun chatting and getting to know one another. 

  • Sat, April 13, 2013 10:00 AM | Scott Walker

    Class: AA
    Ride Leader: Scott Walker
    Distance: 48.21
    Gain: 2022
    Weather: Partly
    sunny, 57 at ride start, 64 at finish. Winds N 7 w/gusts to 11
    Mishaps: none
    Mechanicals: none
    AMS: 21.1 mph

    Exhilarating! Darin King, Michael Blaine and David Kemp joined me with all cylinders firing.  A tight, fast-rotating and efficient pace-line was maintained from start to finish with a 21.1 ams achieved. Riders ate/hydrated in the pace-line and all therefore opted out of the scheduled (and optional) rest stops. No problems encountered. A beautiful day and fantastic ride!

  • Sat, April 13, 2013 10:00 AM | Herman Young
    I was co-leader for this ride, assisting Polly.  This was a fantastic day for a ride with the beginning temperature in the 50's and the end of ride temperature of 65.  There were a total of seventeen participants including two guests.  There were approximately five new riders to the Oxon Hill Club. There was gaiety and enthusiasm throughout the ride and this was infectious. Other members on the ride were encouraging and helpful  to the new riders.  Also see ride leader's report posted by Polly.  
  • Sat, April 13, 2013 9:30 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    The rider numbers just kept growing and growing till we had Dan, Daryl, Norm, Chuck, Jan, Linda, Paul, Janell, Jim, Jane, Jacelyn, Sam, Liam, Pano, and Jon.  It started out foolish but quickly warmed up.  The only Seven that we missed was Ken's.  else all were present and accounted for.  Of course there we Treks and Cervellos as well, but the Sevens stood tall.  (I won't mention which one of the Sevens had a flat).  The view at St Ignatius was wonderful, as always.  We climbed Rose Hill, Bumpy Oak, Chapel Hill, Marshall Hall and Berry Hill with aplomb and had a great time.  Holly Carr
  • Thu, April 11, 2013 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Name: Best of Brandywine: Surratts Backwards, Accokeek Delight
    Date/Time: April 11, 2013  10:30 am
    Class: B/CC
    Ride Leader: Steve Palincsar
    Members: Larry Peed, Joan Oppel, Sam Perry, Tom Roberson, Jane Hudnall, Jim Hudnall, Mike Saizan, Regina Saizen, Alan Kurzweil, Sam Perry, Loretta Troen, Sharon Miller, Lou Dallorso, John Early, Ken Meredith, Wesley Meredith
    Guests: None
    Mileage: 37.7
    Feet of climbing: 1400
    Route info: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/804848
    Weather: Sunny skies, 70s at ride start, 88 when we finished. 10+ mph winds from SSE.
    Mishaps: none
    Mechanicals: none
    AMS: all over the map.  Loretta and I finished with 13.6, some were behind me, and the fast folks had 15.6. 

    Another summer day, fighting wind and dehydration.  If this were July, we would have thought it a mild day.  As we are less than a week from low 40s at ride start, it felt hot.  Hot, hot hot.  And then even hotter.  This version of a "let's go down Thrift Road" route was designed to celebrate the repaving of Accokeek Road, and indeed the result of the road work was delightful: smooth pavement, still free of potholes, with wider shoulders in many places.  The contrast with Cedarville Road is dramatic.  I wonder when they'll improve that. 

  • Wed, April 10, 2013 5:00 PM | Shane LaBrake
    Ride Leader:  Shane LaBrake
    Date:  Wednesday, 10 April 2013
    Ride Name:  Tour de Accokeek
    Average Speed of Ride:  13 mph
    Ride Class:  All
    Guest Riders:  Dwayne Davis and Sam Poyta
    Member Riders:  Kirsten Watts, Holly Carr, Diana Donahue, Dan Donahue, Dana Trevas, Reginald Stokes, LaTasha Banks and Ron Leak

    What a change in the weather!  Last week four riders endured a chill made stronger by gusty winds off the Potomac.  All of us were wearing winter riding gear.  Today the temp was still at 85 when I arrived home at the end of the ride.  The only constant of the last three weekly rides was a strong headwind all the way to the river rest stop. 

    We had two guest riders today, and this was the first time Sam Poyta rode on a club ride.

    Ron Leak had a chain slip early in the ride, and his bike fit was giving him fits.  He had eight miles already logged when he arrived at the start, and chose to cut his ride short due to the discomfort.  He did drive down to the river rest stop and provided a bit of technical assistance.

    LaTasha arrived after the start of the ride.  She rode to the Bryans Road Food Lion and then circled back on the same path.  She arrived at the starting point shortly after the rest of the group finished the full ride.

    Holly Carr sped off early in the ride, and then headed in some new directions to get 29 miles logged rather than the 16 - 17 miles of the ride. 

    All the riders seemed to have a good ride, and all made it up the dreaded Barry's Hill in good form and good humor. 

    Kudos to the Donahues for making a 60 mile round trip drive to join us on the ride. 

    As for elevation... no idea.  I have no fancy gear to tell me this.  Hills are hills.  Part of the ride, and they make for good tales later on.  Keep on pedaling and enjoy the ride! 

    A small group stayed until Holly arrived and fun conversation was enjoyed by all.
  • Wed, April 10, 2013 5:00 PM | Paul Bales
    Ride Casey's Express

    Leader Paul Bales

    Date April 10, 2013

    Class A

    Time 5:00pm

    Please excuse this ride report "fail" as my sign up sheet was just washed with my jersey...hence no names!!!
    We started out on this unseasonably warm day with a slight delay due to a flat tire that was dispatched with quite swiftly. All told, twelve riders made the ride and twelve finished but not without another flat on the same tire. The pack split into two groups within a few miles of the start. Some riders are still getting back into the swing of things. Group one finished around 19.5mph ave and the second group managed about a 17mph. 
    Next week we will start at 5:15pm 

  • Wed, April 10, 2013 4:15 PM | JulieAnn Dertz

    Ride Leader: JulieAnn Kowalewski

    Date:  April 10, 2013

    Ride Name:  Rail Trail

    Ride Distance:  26 miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:

    Ride Class:  C/CC +++

    Guest Riders: Rebecca Williams

    Rebecca is a new rider to OH. She Is training for the Iron Man and would like to work on her riding. Out of the gate she is at 17. Is anyone up for a challenge? Who Can help her. Thanks for the ride Rebecca.  (rwilliams2500@gmail.com)

  • Tue, April 09, 2013 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar
    Name: Southern Exposure -- Goose Bay via Pomfret
    Date/Time: April 9, 2013  10:00 am
    Class: B/CC
    Ride Leader: Steve Palincsar
    Members: Linda Bankerd, Paul Bankerd, Larry Peed, Richard Harrington, Joan Oppel, Sam Perry, Tom Roberson, Jane Hudnall, Jim Hudnall, Mike Saizan, Regina Saizen, Darryl Lowery, Randy Schoch, Jackie Schoch, Alan Kurzweil, Dana Middleton, Darin King, Sam Perry, Brad Renter, Scott Walker
    Guests: Phil Green
    Mileage: 36.2
    Route info: clockwise, Pomfret, Marshall Corner, down Rose Hill, up 6 and down Blossom Point to Goose Bay; then Mill Swamp, Fire Tower, Annapolis Woods and Poorhouse to a rest stop at Pisgah.  After the Pisgah store we returned on Pisgah Marbury (although some went straight down Mason Spring to shortcut) and up Livingston.
    AMS: 13.5 at the back end, a whole lot faster at the front (the Scorchers were averaging ~17 at Goose Bay)
    Mishaps: Wrong time, wrong place for Tom on Fire Tower when a dog -- owner present -- bolted out into the road and hit his wheel.  It was a very near thing, but thankfully no crash, although a case of testículos magullados left him gasping with pain sitting on the side of the road for a few minutes. 
    Mechanicals: none

    Although there was wind -- about 10 mph -- today's big story was the temperature: low 70s at 10, 88 when we finished.  Sunday it was 45 and we were wearing tights, balaclavas and three layers of winter gear; today we went straight to summer short sleeve jerseys and shorts.  It would have been nice to wear that long sleeve ride leader jersey at least once... 

    Spring, what spring?  Oh, you mean the allergies.  Yes, plenty of that going around: no Loratidine on the shelves at the CVS, all sold out.  Otherwise, suddenly it's summer, don't forget the sun screen, and hydrate hydrate hydrate!

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