Ride Reports

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.

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  • Tue, April 24, 2012 5:30 PM | Ronald Leak
    Ride Leader Ron Leak was joined by guest Dan Hoefert new member Tom Thayer and members Holden Hudson, David King, and Ken Meredith.  Now we have really been spoiled with warm weather this year, not on this ride.  It was a little nippy for this ride.  We warmed up from Theodore Green to Middletown Rd. and then once we crossed the street, Dan, Tom and Holden were no where to be seen until we go to the other side.  David, Ken and I just took a nice stroll down the trail at a conversation pace.  We met up with them about 1.5 miles from the Indian Head side of the trail as they were on the way back.  They turned around and did the hill again.  We pacelined it back to White Plains, with most taking turns at the front.
  • Tue, April 24, 2012 3:39 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley...

    It was a fine early March day, sunny and breezy, coming after a weekend on the weather-go-round (I'd been up at Confluence and Ohiopyle, 79 degrees at dinner time on Friday night, 40s and raining Sat. evening, rain on the way home Sunday, and some of the group rode through four inches of snow in Frostburg on Monday) -- interesting weather for late April. 

    The route was meant to surprise as well: up Barry's Hill and down Farmington, but instead of heading off to White Plains, the route went up Livingston and Old Fort to Fort Washington -- an unusual destination for a ride from Bryans Road. And there was a good group to be surprised, too:  OHBike regulars Patricia Sanders, Darryl Lowery, Erica Kane, Mike Bivens, Linda Bankerd, Joan Oppel, Dana Middleton and Loretta Troen -- and Loretta had brought fellow Babes on Bikes members Margie, Terre and Cynthia. 

    But, for me, there was a different surprise.  My shoes: not in the milk crate.  Not even in the car.  Flashing into my memory a picture of them back home, covered with the dust of the Great Allegheny Passage's crushed limestone, right where I'd put them planning to clean them off, forgotten.

    So off they went, Mike leading, without me.  How'd the ride go, Mike? 

  • Mon, April 23, 2012 6:13 PM | Polly Choate
    Leader Polly Choate.  Ten (10) riders signed up for the C ride.  But Polly's C ride and Diana's CC ride, taking the same route, were quickly intermixed. Both rides stopped at Dyson and Cherry Tree Crossing to wait for Diana who was with a late arrival at the start.  Then the group took off while Polly rode sweep with 2 newer riders.  This was Tracey's first ride as an Oxon Hill member, and Rod's second ride. Welcome Tracy and Rod!! Everyone was challenged by Fenno hill. The two groups rejoined at the Merkle reststop, and after a well-deserved break, Diana led the larger group while Polly remained as sweep. Our group of 3 missed the North Keys turn, so we climbed an extra hill, but Rod's sharp eyes got us back on track.  For a flatter return trip the leader changed the route and we took North Keys to Gibbons Church to Brandywine Rd to Old Indian Head and back to Dyson, avoiding hills on Cross Road Trail.  We ended up with over 28mi and a very respectable 12.1 mph AMS.  Signing up on the C ride were Jay Lewis, Kevin Mundy, Jake Mundy, Walter Carr, Tracey Prince, Robert Golding, M Besche, Denise Knowles, Paul Bankerd and his guest Andres Valencia,who came all the way from Colombia, South America, for the ride!
  • Sat, April 21, 2012 9:30 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    Ride Leader Holly Carr: Today was the second ride with my "new bike."  I was joined by:  Dan Donahue, Richard Harrington, Debby Bowman, Jan Tucker, Al Manley, Larry Greene, Jim McPhearson, Jon Agazzi, Tom Roberson, Joan Oppel, Jay Lewis, R&M Saizan, Mike Besche, Linda Bakerd, Kenny Statom and a few others whose names I could not decipher on the sign in sheet.  We also had a band of C and CC riders led by Dianne Donahue and Polly Choate.  Today was warm and sunny at the start.  Our gang headed post haste to the Merkle Sanctuary--averaging 15-16.8 to the rest stop.  The B riders then took a breather and meandered back to Gwyn Park HS at a more relaxed pace.  Lunch again at the deli!  It was a fun ride.
  • Sat, April 21, 2012 8:00 AM | Ronald Leak
    My first major ride of the year was a 60 miler around Lake Anna in Spotsylvania, VA.  This was the first year of the ride.  There were 2 different routes for this ride, a 60 miler and a century.  Both rode together until 40 miles into the ride.  There was a mass start at 8:00am for both groups.

    There were some issues with the ride, but when you consider the ride was organized by a 15 year old, to raise money for Law Enforcement United, I was impressed.

    The route was setup well with rest stops every 20 miles, with water and some type of food at each rest stop.  The roads we smooth and set on rolling hills.

    If this ride is on for next year, I would recommend it for those trying to get miles in, or or those who want to do an early century for the year.
  • Fri, April 20, 2012 11:00 AM | Jackie Schoch
    Leader Jackie Schoch and riders were Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Jan Tucker, Tom Roland, Brookey Givens and Valerie Love.  Jeanne Ulrich met us on the Trail.  Dan and Diane Donahue and Mike Bivens started from White Plains and met us on the Trail and turned around and rode back with us to White Plains and then back to Indian Head which they had more miles than the rest of us.  Jim and Jane Hudnall started late and met us as we were coming back to Indian Head, but they went ahead to White Plains and then met up with us for lunch at the Deli.
    It was a beautiful day with a total of 13 riders.  This was probably our biggest turn out so far.

  • Thu, April 19, 2012 10:30 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    Ride leader Holly Carr: I just can't wait for my off Thursday, which I get to take every other week.  Better yet, this Thursday was the maiden voyage for my "new bike" which now has a Sram, Rival, Apex group installed by Benny at Bike Doctor.  I was happy to be joined by Steve Palincsar, J&J Hudnall, J&R Schoch, Richard Harrington, Ken Williams, Tom Roberson, Ken Meredith, Joan Oppel, Dana Middleton, Sam Perry, Sharon Miller and Robert Golding.  Starting out it was windy, but the sun warmed us up before we reached Eagle Harbor.  After 3 weeks in the Netherlands, J&J Hudnall did not miss a pedal stroke.  We all had a good time and went to lunch at the Italian Deli afterwards.
  • Tue, April 17, 2012 5:30 PM | Ronald Leak
    I was joined by Jon Agazzi, Michie Sidwell, Holden Hudson, Ken Meredith, Reginald Smith, and David King on a stroll to Indian Head from White Plains.  This was a nice peaceful ride on the trail.  Dave did the hill on 225 while the rest of us stuck to the trail.  For the end of April, I am going to add something a little different to the ride, and it should be fun.
  • Tue, April 17, 2012 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar
    Tues, April 17  Southern Exposure: Goose Bay & Chapman's Landing   Leader: Steve Palincsar 

    Another spin on the seasonal merry-go-round, and after a weekend in the 80s and a Monday in the 90s, Tuesday's windy 70 degrees seemed very cold indeed. 

    I arrived early at Accokeek for the ride down to Bryans Road, so I went the "back way" - Old Marshall Hall Rd. to Barry's Hill, even stayed on Old Marshall Hall as far as Cactus Hill.  When I turned around at Cactus Hill the road was backlighted and I could see pollen flying in the breeze like fine snow, and I arrived at the ride start with eyes  burning as if they'd been sandblasted.

    As we gathered in the parking lot at Bryans Road, someone asked whether I had any advice about things to watch out for on the road.  Thinking of that flying pollen, I said 'what we had to watch out for was in the air, not on the road.'  A moment later, over the Safeway there was the Shuttle Discovery, en route to Washington DC!

    Present today were Jimmy Bartlett and Randy Schoch, doing their own thing as usual; and in the B group, Darryl Lowery, Paul and Linda Bankerd, Richard Harrington, Loretta Troen, Regina and Mike Saizan, Dave VanAmayden, Sam Perry, Dana Middleton and Stan Hayes.

    The route went down Livingston and up the long easy grade on Hawthorne to Ripley, Poorhouse, Burch and Rt 6 to Blossom Point Rd to the first rest stop at Goose Bay Marina.  The wind was at our back all the way, and even I arrived at the Marina with a 16 mph average.  We had a nice break chatting about seasonal allergies and then headed north and west -- into the wind -- to a second rest stop at Pisgah (except Sam, suffering from the pollen enough to seek out Rose Hill as a shortcut back).  If I had thought my average at Goose Bay was due to the new, fast tires I put on my bike the day before, the eye-stinging slog into the wind on the way to Pisgah would have cured me of the notion, even before I noticed that my average had fallen from 16 to the high 14s.

    The last part of the route went from Pisgah to Chicamuxen on Mason Spring, and then Hawthorne to Chapman's Landing and back.  There was some grumbling at Pisgah about duplications with Saturday's ride and some might have taken an alternate route back (sorry, folks, I was riding in the Shenandoah Valley on Sat. and was trying to avoid duplications with Linda's Sunday ride from Mikeyland to Friendship Landing!).  The rump group finished with a 14.4 mph average.

  • Sun, April 15, 2012 2:00 PM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)

    Bare arms and legs today....I even got a sunburn!  A good group presented for this ride with a couple folks we haven't seen since last year and a couple new ones: Dawn Zoerner, Jimmy Bartlett, John Gorman, Rodrick Barnes, Herman Young, RuthAnne Cumberland, Randy Schock, Elizabeth Willis, Jeanne Ulrich, Latasha Banks, Walt Roscello, Holly Carr and Kirsten Watts.  We started out in two groups, with myself and RuthAnne hanging back with the slower group. At Marshall Hall Rd, John, Jimmy and Herman made a left to take a longer route that John worked out.  The rest of us headed down to the rest stop, giving Latasha some lessons on shifting and working the gears.  Coming back up Barry's Hill, we had a couple walkers, no worries, just more incentive to make it up that hill next time! All riders made it back and some of us headed to BJs for ice cream and conversation.  We found Randy's other half, Jackie there as well and talked about his upcoming birthday celebration.

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