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.









  • Wed, October 04, 2017 5:30 PM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Members:  Rod Barnes, Carolyn Graves, Donald Gardner, and Daryl Stinnett

    Mechanical/Mishaps: None

    Today was another great day.  Three other people actually joined Rod and I.  Daryl started out ahead of the group, so he could get in 20 miles.  Carolyn rode at her own pace as Rod, Donald, and I road to  Bumpy Oak.  On our return trip, from Bumpy Oak, Daryl joined us.  We noticed Carolyn as we came upon Bensville Road, so she headed back.

    According to Map My Ride, we averaged an AMS of 14.2 for the ride. 

    The ride was nice, and we enjoyed ourselves.  Nice riding guys.

  • Wed, October 04, 2017 5:15 PM | Michael Dong

    Leader:  Michael Dong

    Members: Henry J., Dick P., Sheryl R., Matt S.

    Mech/Miss: Low pressures with one rider's tires, returned to station without issue.

    Excellent weather (low 70's no wind) for the last ride of the season for this route/time. With the low sun, everyone pushed a bit more than usual and the typical rest break at the boat launch was truncated. Lot's of chatter about "off-season" training and activities to keep moving during the winter. It's been a super fun summer. My thanks to Tim M. for encouraging me to step up and help lead this route on a consistent basis. Looking forward to next spring and the re-start of the Tour de Accokeek. Cheers!

  • Tue, October 03, 2017 10:00 AM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    Another stunning fall day for a ride! A varied group convened, and it seemed that a few different pace groups evolved over the course of the ride. Today we headed out to Nanjemoy and traffic seemed especially quiet.  A nice rest stop at the Nanjemoy Community Center introduced us to seated yoga (we tip toed around the participants).

    Riders pedaling with the leader: Steve Palincsar, Ron Altemus, Loretta Troen, Jessica Hirschhorn and Fred Robbins.  The following riders also signed in: Lou Dalloroso, Jan Tucker, Larry Peed, Jim Hudnall, Alan Kurzweil, Mike Bivens, Sam Perry and Chris Fairhall. 

    Thanks all for coming out.


  • Sun, October 01, 2017 1:00 PM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Jan Tucker, Holly Carr, Carl Hattery, Olga Roberts, Tim Murphy, Randy Schoch, Donare Gardner

    Guests: none

    Route: IH 17 Mattawoman creek Art Center  From the Indian Head Village Green to the Mattawoman Creek Art Center, following the yellow arrows of the 17-mile route of the Indian Head 100. 

    Weather: Fall is here and there was a little nip in the air, but quite pleasant with arm covers.

    AMS: This was a casual C ride.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    We welcomed Don Gardner into OHBTC. He had joined the day before, after going on Randy's ride Friday. 

    The Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) was having a reception for the "Express Charles County in Art" show. OHBTC member Jane Huie runs the MCAC shop and had invited club members to the show. Janell biked there from home and Larry and Ellyn Peed and Walt Roscello had driven there. 

    As we munched on reception food, we admired art work showing scenes from around the county, many familiar to us from our bike rides in the county. 

    After Debby, Sarah and Ron arrived on Debby's 39-mile ride from Pisgah, Holly presented Peter Ulrich's watercolor painting of the 2012 Indian Head 100 rest stop there to the Art Center. She also gave the Art Center a donation of $400 from the club in appreciation of Wally and Jane Huie's and Peter and Jeanne Ulrich's contributions to the club. Wally and his family have cooked hot dogs at the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride and the Indian Head 100 for many years. Pete has done the t-shirt painting for all 17 Indian Head 100's. Jeanne did the club logo and t-shirts for several OHBTC events. 

    After the presentation by Holly, we listened to the art show judge talk about what he looked for in the paintings in the show. He awarded first place to a oil painting of the river view from Mount Aventine. We have had many rides go past the entrance road on Chapmans Landing Road, but I don't know of any that have stopped there. Maybe we can have a ride there the next time they have an open house.

  • Sun, October 01, 2017 11:00 AM | Deborah Bowman

    Members: Sarah Clement and Ron Altemus, with Janell Saunders joining us on our return from Smallwood to Pisgah Park.

    Guests: None

    Weather: Woke up this morning and reached for the flannel bathrobe for the first time since May. But it warmed up quickly. We had beautiful blue skies, no wind, warm sun, cool in the shade. Temps rising from low 60s to 70.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25636789 39 miles, 1500 feet of climbing. From Pisgah Park down to Nanjemoy via Mason Springs, Bowie, Baptist Church and Liverpool Point, then on to Welcome via Adams Willet, Hancock, Ironsides and Durham Church to a stop at Scott's Store. After the break it was on to the Art Show, via Fire Tower, Annapolis Woods, Poorhouse, Bicknell and Sweetman. Our final stint returned to the park via Smallwood Church and Mason Springs.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: None!

    AMS: 12.7 mph at the front, back and middle. A true Civilized Conversational pace.

    Animal roll call: black cows lounging in the shade of a tree, a black and white horse, ducks hanging out in a pond, a rooster heard but not seen, a goat with a brown head and neck and white body. Only one dog ran after Ron on this trip through Nanjemoy.

    Signs of fall: a couple of houses decorated for Halloween, some trees starting to show red leaves, fields of soybean plants turning yellow.

    Report: When I arrived at the ride start 25 minutes before the designated start time, I had the entire park to myself. Knowing how many other rides were on the schedule, I was prepared to ride alone if necessary. But it was not necessary -- Ron arrived a few minutes later, followed shortly after by Sarah. We started to roll shortly after 11 and discussed numerous topics as we rode at a casual pace. As we rode on Ironsides we checked the time: 12:35, still plenty of time to reach the Art Center before Ron was due to deliver the donation check for the presentation at 2:00. But after enjoying a break at Scott's Store we checked the time again and wait, what? It's 1:30?! Good thing the 10 miles to Smallwood are flat! We motored along, reaching the park at 1:56. At the Mattawoman Art Center we found Jim and Jane's group along with several OHBTC members who had arrived via non-bicycle modes of transportation. We stayed at the Art Center for about an hour, enjoying the works on display (as well as the food), listening to Holly's presentation, buying some art and taking group photos outside. After riding to Smallwood from her home, Janell joined us on the 9 miles back to Pisgah Park. After a brief post-ride chat she headed out and Sarah, Ron and I packed up the cars and headed back to Virginia.

    Thanks to Ron, Sarah and Janell, and also to Jane, Jim, Holly and everyone else who came out to ride and represent the club at the Art Show today!

  • Sun, October 01, 2017 10:00 AM | Alan Kurzweil

    Leader: Alan Kurzweil

    Members: Regina Saizan, Mike Saizan, Ron Haney, Barbara Haney, and Melissa Newberry

    Guests: Terry Leonard, Doreen Dotzler, Steve Cohen

    Route: Train to the Chesapeake 52 Miles Modification of a traditional holiday ride from Southern High School in Harwood.

    Weather: Gorgeous, cool, clear skies, doesn't get much better.  Maybe a tail wind in both directions!

    AMS: Honest B pace, stragglers off the front and speedsters off the back.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Someone who will be unnamed (RH) claimed his brakes were rubbing the whole ride and causing him to suffer and necessitated a doppio espresso and humongous chocolate muffin at the rest stop.  Unnamed person subsequently made the whole group stop while he readjusted his brake pad and torqued it accurately to 4.7 nano globulons per fortnight.

    Report: We seem to ride a lot on the roads covered by our annual events, marked with orange and blue arrows and yellow fish.  I thought going upstream would change our vistas, thus suggesting a ride starting in Harwood.  I had no idea what kind of turnout to expect but received a call indicating that the parking lot was full and police were directing traffic.  Woot Woot! Not enough cue sheets.  Truth is... the Annapolis Striders had a 25km road running event scheduled.  Our cyclists were able to park in the back lot of the school, so all was good.
    The route was an extension of the Fast Train to the Chesapeake, going a little further south to add miles, since we all are in such great shape.  The group pretty much stayed in sight of each other, with frisky riders going off the front and sightseers hanging back for great views of the Chesapeake.
    One secret explained: a couple, also unnamed (last initial S), was spotted fueling on a holiday inspired orange sprinkled toroid shape energy confectionery.  By my observation, it certainly works!
    In summary: great weather and especially a great group.  Thanks all for coming out!

  • Sun, October 01, 2017 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Harold Datz, Rita Z, Stu & Karen Morgan, Joan Oppel, Arlene Thornton, Loretta Troen, Randy Sim

    Guests: Fred Robbins, Brenda Simon, Blythe Herold

    Weather: low 50s in the shade at the start, rising to high 60s by mid afternoon; sunny, breezy, crystal clear with low humidity.  A thoroughly fabulous, beautiful day, much much nicer than Saturday.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25664182  One of Debby Bowman's routes, 50 miles and 2600' of elevation gain ("a flat ride," according to Rita, but I'm not sure how many would agree about that).

    Mishaps and mechanicals: none

    AMS: 12.7

    Here we are on the boardwalk of the Chesapeake Beach Railroad Trail.

  • Sun, October 01, 2017 9:00 AM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: October 1, 2017

    Ride Name:  White Marsh-Sotterley

    Ride Distance:  54 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  18.7 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/3 Sport

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 50’s to upper 60’s, sunny, breezy

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:   Brad Francisco

    Ride Report:

    Fortunately, Brad showed up so I didn’t have to ride by myself.  Some random thoughts from the ride follow.

    It seemed like I was feeling better early in the ride and was pushing the pace on Brad and he was feeling better at the end and pushing it on me.  There was some nice symmetry there.

    The wind was a factor during the ride but it wasn’t too bad.

    On Sandgates Road we saw something you don’t see too often, a buggy pulling a trailer with a boat and a kayak on it.  And speaking of Sandgates, they have paved about half of it and it is very nice and smooth.

    It was another nice ride.

  • Sat, September 30, 2017 5:34 PM | Sherwood
    This BBQ Run  was a great ride.  Although very  windy (10 MPH Plus).  Stu Morgan (A pleasant surprise), Walt Rosello, Jim Belineau, Andy Felshaw, Tasha Harris, & Dan Dickinson joined me on this ride.   A full  total headwind all the way out to Ashburn (Carolina BBQ).  Heading in, the wind was our friend.a full tail wind.  Since this ride was deemed as a social event, AMS is a non factor and no reported incidents. .  The BBQ was well worth the windy ride, and thank you to all for riding along with me.
  • Sat, September 30, 2017 9:30 AM | Christopher Roell

    Leader: Christopher Roell

    Members: William Dry, Jerry Finan, Theresa Rowell, Bill Silva, Pat Silva

    Guests: None

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25596730

    Weather: 60's - 70's Sunny & Breezy

    AMS: 11 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Dropped Chain off Front Derailleur

    Report: Six of us in total left from the Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion and rode a counter clock-wise loop around the perimeter of Washington, D.C. Rode along all the following flat paved trails of the Anacostia Riverwalk, Northwestern, Sligo, Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Park. We took the Georgetown Branch Trail detour (the trail is closed for 5 years due to construction of the Metro Purple Line) that took us through the Woodend Sanctuary into Bethesda, MD. We stopped in Bethesda, MD for eats. Rode around the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and down along the Navy Yard crossing the 11th Street bridge back to the Pavilion. We stopped on the bridge overlook and caught a great view of DC and the Nationals Baseball Stadium. All in all, the ride did not feel like a 40 mile ride. It was mellow and very scenic in nature. I took a ton of pictures of the ride, but unfortunately I ended up accidentally deleting them and I couldn't recover them. However, I plan on leading this ride again on a monthly basis and there will be future pictures from the ride to be had. Thanks to all who came out for the ride. 


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