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  • Sun, April 07, 2013 2:00 PM | Dan Donahue

    Ride Leader:  Dan Donahue and Jim Hudnall

    Ride Distance:  42 mi.

    Ave. Speed:  14.3 (from the sweep position)

    Ride Class:  B

    Guest Riders:  0

    Member riders:  Jane Hudnall, Chuck Coe, Jan Tucker, Ron Tucker, Janell Saunders, Lou Dell’Orso, Larry Peed, RuthAnne Cumberland, and Norm Lisy.

    It was a beautiful sunshiny day with some breezy conditions.  Once Bishop Mariann (the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington) blessed the bikes, we departed for the extended/Indian Head Rail Trail route to Smallwood State Park.  No mechanicals or flats were suffered.  Lead elements of the group kept up a very fast B pace.  Post-ride tailgating was a bust, but some members did meet at George’s BBQ to eat and socialize.  I’m thinking that the post-ride tailgating might go  better once watermelons are in season.  Jim took some excellent pictures of both Blessing of the Bikes rides-both the 42 mi. ride and Diana's 26 mi. ride.  They can be found on the club's Facebook page.



  • Sun, April 07, 2013 2:00 PM | Diana Donahue

    Ride Leader:  Diana Donahue

    Distance:  27 mi.

    Ride Average:  13.3-C

    Guest Riders:  Eric Delk, Michelle (?), Mariann Edgar Budde, Frank Hartman, Salli Hartman, Kurt Engel, H. Roger Cooksey.

    Members:  Walter Carr, John Riconda, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Young, Regina Stokes, Tom Roland, Vicki Garlock, Dana Trevas, Calvin Conyers, Celeste Conyers and Harold Johnson.

    This ride was the Inaugural Bishop's Bike Ride of the 2013 season, and was combined with an Oxon Hill club ride.  The weather was finally warmer, although a bit breezy.  The event began with an intorduction of riders, followed by the Blessing of the Bikes by the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Bishop of Washington.  Once the formalities were concluded, we did what OHBTC does best-- we rode!  From the Indian Head end of the Indian Head Rail Trail to the White Plains trailhead, the 18 or so riders enjoyed the beautiful IHRT on this glorious day.  Riders went at their own pace, although the ride had been advertised as a C/CC pace.  There was a rest stop in White Plains, which gave most riders a chance to regroup and socialize before returning to Indian Head.  The event seemed to have been enjoyed by all participants.  The Bishop said she found the trail to be beautiful, and she seemed to enjoy the event. (sorry if any names were mis-spelled or omitted-handwriting can be an issue.)

  • Sun, April 07, 2013 10:00 AM | Barry Howard
    We held our Sunday Morning Mountain Bike ride at Rosaryville state park. The park moved the parking lot and entrance to the trail. The new area is a great improvement, with bathrooms at the entrance and a 3 times larger parking lot. Our group headed out at 10:10 and followed the course clockwise. At the inner loop everyone decided to take the trail. After completing the inner loop we meet back up and finished up the ride. Riders included Randy, Doc, Matt, and Barry
  • Sun, April 07, 2013 9:00 AM | Darin King

    Rider Leaders:  Darin King (A) & David Kemp (AA)
    Riders:  Blake Altman, Michael Blaine, Claire Chiamulera, Michael Levesque, Scott Walker
    Route:  63 miles, 2600 feet of climbing, 17.8 AMS (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2252644)

    It was a beautiful April morning (mid-40's) with gusty March winds (again).  Since we didn't really have enough riders to lead separate A & AA rides, we all started the day together.  David periodically took opportunities to up the ante and pull willing riders along at an AA pace, while the remainder of the group pretty much locked in at 18 AMS.  Michael L. flitted back and forth between the A & AA packs, while Michael B. (who joined around mile 25) primarily stayed in the AA group. 

    We took a short break at St. Ignatius (mile 33) before finishing our southward trek into the 15-25mph headwind around Popes Creek.  After that, only the remaining hills could hold us back.  Scott was returning from a week of fun in sunny Florida, so he didn't quite have his riding legs back, but he soldiered along quite admirably,  Michael L. started to cramp up around mile 50, so a quick stretch and power gel were prescribed. 

    By rides-end, temperatures had reached 60-ish.  Spirits were high as we left each other to tackle the ride home, wishful for some respite from the unwelcome wind.

    Aside from an overshift on Michael L.'s machine, no noteworthy mechanicals to report.

  • 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 | JulieAnn Dertz

    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.

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