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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.

Leader: 

Members: 

Guests: 

Route: 

Weather: 

AMS: 

Mechanicals/Mishaps: 

Report: 
 


  • Fri, June 28, 2013 10:00 AM | Jackie Schoch
    Leaders were Jackie and Randy Schoch.  Riders were Steve Palincsar, Calvin Conyers, Jay Lewis and Darin King.  Jackie and Randy only did a total of 16 miles because we had to get back to go to a 2:00 PM show at the Arena Stage to see One Night with Janis Joplin.  We loved her music way back when and still do.  The rest of the riders went on ahead. Today was a day to see animals.  We saw a deer right at the beginning of the ride by the Senior Center. On the trail we saw a badger, owl, turtles, heard frogs and another deer.
  • Thu, June 27, 2013 9:30 AM | Michael Saizan

    Ride Leader: Mike Saizan

    Ride Distance: 35 miles;  Class B

    Riders:  Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Erica Kane, Tom Short, Lou Dall’Orso, Phil Greer, Regina Saizan, Sonja Newman, Dana Middleton, Karl Craton, and

    Guests:  Robert Golding, Matthew Hugh

    The original ride leader for today decided to cancel the ride due to predictions of rain.  But Regina and I decided to take a chance and do our own ride from the Brandywine Firehouse.  I printed an old cue sheet and some extras in case someone else showed up.  Arriving at the firehouse, we were surprised to see 11 other people in the parking lot.  Apparently, they didn’t see the cancel memo.  So, the logical thing to do was to put the ride back on.  Fortunately, I had enough cue sheets for everyone and soon we were on our way.  The route consisted of two loops with the Baden Store as the rest stop in the middle.  We ventured to Covington Rd, then to St Thomas Church Rd as the far points.  The weather turned out to be very nice – mostly sunny throughout the ride, which ended about noon.  Temps were warm but not too hot.  Didn’t see any rain until around 2:15 pm.  So, we lucked out.  It was a great day of riding and we had a good group of riders.

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  • Wed, June 26, 2013 5:30 PM | Blake Altman
     

    (sort of) Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: June 26, 2013

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  19.1 to 23?

    Ride Class:  AA

     

    Guest Riders:  Andrew Harris (and someone whose name I didn’t get)

     

    Member Riders:  Josh Hettel, Jean Wright

     

    Ride Report:

    This isn’t my ride; it is Scott and Ken’s ride.  Scott cancelled the ride but some of us didn’t take the time to check and took a chance on the weather.

     

    The ride quickly separated into two groups, the fast group and the slow group.  Or, perhaps I should say the fast group and the really fast group.  Anyway, Jean and I dropped off the back on Springhill Newtown Road and we didn’t see the rest of the group until the end.  We (mostly) stayed together during the ride and finished with a 19.1 MPH average.  (This is a new personal best on this ride for Jean – great job!)  Everyone enjoyed the ride and we only got a few sprinkles of rain.

  • Tue, June 25, 2013 9:00 AM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)
    Members: Paul and Linda Bankerd, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Daryl Lowery, Desiree Holken, Mike and Regina Saizan, Jay Lewis, Darin King, Thomas Short, Ken Meredith, Loretta Troen, Larry Peed, Larry Perkins, Sam Perry, Sonja Newman

    Distance: 35.5 mi 

    Mechanicals: Sonja's water cage broke at the start and the Saizans hooked her up with a bunjee to hold it on.  After some rough pavement in Accokeek, it fell off again, so she had the bottle in a back pocket.  No others problems that I was told.

    We had a diverse group of riders, from A to CC.  Everyone did their preferred pace as we spread out along the route; some Tour De Accokeek backwards then across 210 on Livingston to Accokeek with a right on Gardner then Hamilton to take us to Waldorf. Our rest stop was Forever Nutrition in Waldorf which everyone enjoyed on this hot day of high 90s and muggy.  The A/C, comfy chairs, clean bathrooms, and free samples of hydration drink mixes, teas and aloe plus information on their products was appreciated by all. I was told it was a dangerous rest stop as folks didn't seem in any hurry to leave.  But we did and headed on down Western Parkway (the Underworld).  We stayed mostly together as we made our way to the IHRT where some folks turned it on a bit.  Loretta and I dropped back for a mini water break and stop for traffic.  We found Jay on the trail taking a phone call and he rode with us to Rt210. Loretta and I took Chapmans Landing, appreciating the shade over the oven/sauna out on 210.  As we all rolled into the Shopping Center, a few others had taken short cuts up Pomfret or Bumpy Oak (go, Desiree!) but all made it back just fine, less a couple gallons of sweat!
  • Sat, June 22, 2013 9:00 AM | Loretta Troen

    BRANDYWINE FH – POPLAR HILL LOOP

    Members:  Karen Morgan, Hans Holkon, Regina Saizan, Broderick Pascual, Gary Swartz, Sam Perry, Sharon Miller, Brian Mosley,  Stephen O’Keefe and M. Beach (?)

    Guests:  Guillermo Matos (“G”) and Vernon Hammond

    Distance:  37.3 Miles

    Ride Leaders:  Michal Saizan and Loretta Troen

    We had an exceptional first day of summer to start our ride this morning.  I did not check the weather but I believe that it was in the low to mid-80’s at 9:00.  We had such a turnout today that we didn’t actually get rolling until 9:10.  The large group of B, C and CC riders were high energy  and it took a bit to get us together, on our bikes and on down the road.  Sharon Miller took us out and down Brandywine Road at a brisk pace.  Mike and I led from the rear.  At the Baden Store/Baden Firehouse pit stop the B group retained their enthusiasm for riding on such a beautiful day although we did feel the heat creeping up.  While we waited for the C/ CC groups to come in there was a lot of interesting bike talk and we all tried to remind each other to stay hydrated. 

    After the rest stop the B-riders split into more distinct groups with the front of the group averaging over 16 AMS and the rear right about 15.6 AMS.  The temperature was 87° by the end of the ride.

    There were no mechanicals on this ride.  My understanding was that the elevation was right about 840’ and we had quite a bit of good shade.

    It was so nice to see so many people turn out for a ride.  I met riders who I have not seen before and some that I haven’t seen for some time.  We are all so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people to ride with, to learn from/with and just enjoy. I hope to see you all next week for the All Class group ride on Saturday, June 29th.  Here is to a great 2013 Season!!

     

  • Sat, June 22, 2013 9:00 AM | Michael Saizan
    Congratulations to Loretta on her great job as new ride leader.

    Reference Loretta's Ride Report for details of the ride.

    It certainly was a pleasant day for a ride.  And having joined in with the CC/C group was a plus. It made for an enjoyable day of riding and socializing.  

    Thanks, Loretta for co-leading the ride today.
  • Sat, June 22, 2013 9:00 AM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)
    What a beautiful morning!  Plenty of options to ride today, so I was happy to see 10 riders join me for this rolling ride: 
     
    Members: Paul and Linda Bankerd, Debby Bowman, Rodeine West, Diane Harris, Larry Green, Chantal Brier, Bob Thompson, Sam Brasel

    Guests: Mona Kessel

    Distance: 48 mi at a B pace
    I started at the back of the crowd and eventually got separated a bit more at the light crossing Defense Highway.  No worries, I would see a flash of jersey ahead of me from time to time. I caught up with Debby at Muddy Creek while she was taking a couple pics.  She advised that Diane and one other had peeled off (as Diane said she would) and we continued on and caught up with the rest at Highs Store. Four had headed down to the beach while the rest of us took a break.  As Paul was rolling into Highs, he couldn't clip out fast enough and took a tumble.  After helping him up, we found he had a bloody knock on the knee. Thankfully, we had a first aid kit from the SMECO ride handy and did a quick patch job on the knee.  We left Highs and spread out again after a few miles, Paul taking a short cut at some point but soldiering on despite the knee.  We made it back with no other mechanicals or problems and all enjoyed the route.  With the notices about roads being chip-sealed in Charles County, I'm glad to get a ride in on the shady smooth rolling roads of Anne Arundel.
  • Sat, June 22, 2013 9:00 AM | Calvin Conyers
    Ride Leaders:  Calvin Conyers & Herman Young

    Members:  Desiree Holkon, Reggie Stokes, Julieann Kowalawski, Pat Walthers, Bill Blankenship, Staci Bowling, Diana Donahue, Dan Donahue, Majesta Hartley, Ruth Ann Cumberland, Belinda Acre, Celeste Conyers, Erin Loredo, Marcelo Loredo, Leslie Harding, David Harding, James Denmark 

    Guests: Hans Haucke, and Jessica.

    Particulars:  A total of 21 riders including the Leaders came out for today's ride.  Thank You.  Also thanks to Mike Saizan and Loretta Troen for arranging the B ride to share the route and mingle at the rest stops.  Mike actually developed the route, and as many riders complimented, it was a lot of fun.  The first half was fairly flat and fast, while the second offered a few more rollers and climbs to practice and keep things interesting.  The route offered a 35 miles option or a shorter 31 miles distance with fewer climbs.  Most riders chose the longer distance and for many this was their longest ride to date.  

    The group separated early into at least 2 groups; the very fast front group and the second which still rode above pace.   The second group stayed together all day, taking group water stops and waiting at turns to make sure turns were not missed.  The front group unfortunately did miss a turn (I believe at Nelson Perrie Rd) resulting in having to scramble to recover the route later.  I apologize for the added anxiety and confusion that resulted.  Reggie called the leaders who were sweeping the back group for directions however cell phone service in the area failed.  Happily, the front group did recover and were waiting safely in the parking lot when the second group arrived.

    Incidents:  After the turn on Malcolm Celeste took a fall while attempting to avoid riders that had stopped in front of her.  She was fortunate to land on softer ground beside the asphalt. She sustained a cut on the back of her leg which Herman was able to clean and bandage.  She later had the Fire House re-tape the area after the ride.  She expects to ride in next week's All Classes Club Ride.

    Special notes:  This was David Harding's first ride with the club and the second for Staci Bowling and Erin Loredo.  Great Job!
  • Sat, June 22, 2013 9:00 AM | Herman Young
    See ride report submitted by Calvin Conyers for major details.  This ride was well attended by more than twenty riders.  Many were on their first ride with the club and some, with determination, for their longest ride ever.  A few of the riders chose to do the shorter route.  There was only one incident, a spill by Celeste.  This could have ended badly but was the best tuck and roll that I've seen in a while.  And a good time was had by all.
  • Sat, June 22, 2013 8:30 AM | John Giglio

    Members: Blake Altman, Scott Walker, Miche Sidwell, Jon Agazzi

     

    Guest: Rob Golding

     

    Ride Leader: John Giglio

     

    Couldn’t have had a better day for leading my first ride. Great group showed up to do some serious pacelining on a route of smooth main roads with very few turns or intersections to promote a nice rotation. I tried enforcing the “Truth-in-Ride-Classification Law” by posting the target AMS as 18.5 mph on the schedule, but given this group, I knew from the start we’d be going at an AA pace. Ride went fast and smoothly. Group averaged 19.9 mph, so naturally I was the one who got dropped (about Mile 47), but everyone liked the route and the pace. Only glitch was when Jon A. stopped at IGA to take a call from Bike Doctor about his new wheels: it took us a couple of minutes to realize he’d stopped because he was at the back of the line at that point. Fortunately, I remembered to bring the sign-in sheet, so we had his cell number, called him, and picked him up on the way back down Brandywine Rd. Lessons learned: 1) use a ballpoint, not a felt tip, for the sign-in sheet; 2) bring a clip board for the sign-in sheet; 3) carry your phone in your back pocket, not your saddle bag; and 4) remind riders to yell as loudly as they can if they need to pull over.  Thanks guys for a great first ride as ride leader.

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