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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.

For a good article on Ride Reports and adding photos to Ride Reports, see pages 7 and 8 of the March 2018 "Spoke-n-Word" .

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: 
 


  • Tue, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Pete Czapiewski, Tom Roberts, Sam Perry

    Guests: Elizabeth Niles, Barb Haley

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29923467 Springhill Newtown - Marbury Run:  through La Plata, Port Tobacco, Pisgah, Indian Head; route creatively adapted by Ron A for his CC riders

    Weather:  surprisingly worse that we expected. In the 50s all day, mostly overcast, even a few raindrops. NW wind 10-15 mph that was definitely a factor

    AMS: 16.3 for leader, front riders somewhat higher

    Report: There seemed to be some attrition pre-ride as a couple of riders changed their minds and left, maybe because they didn't have the right clothing for the weather. Those of us who hadn't put all our winter gear away were glad to have it: leg coverings, jackets, vests, wool socks, even full gloves and hats for some of us. It felt more like March or November than May, for sure. We welcomed two guests from VA , strong riders who we hope liked the ride enough to return as members. We rode at a brisk pace to the Dash In, only stopping long enough to regroup, then set out directly into the headwind to Pisgah Store. We took a normal break there, and from there we kind of broke up, the A group going on ahead, ride leader and Ron H dropping off to ride back at a B-ish pace, choosing to shortcut the end on Livingston instead of Chapmans, and Sam deciding to return directly via Mason Springs. Even in the less-than-ideal conditions, it was a good ride, and I hope it was enjoyed by all. 

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Karen McMillan, Pat Walthers, Jim Hudnall, Joan Oppel

    Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29923467  38.1 miles, 1478' elevation change.  Pomfret, IHRT, Bumpy Oak, Hawthorne, and Quailwood  to the La Plata Dash-In. Onwards via Glen Albin, Springhill Newtown, Old Stagecoach/Locust Grove, Chapel Point, MD-6, and Poorhouse to Pisgah Store. Final leg on Bicknell/Marbury Run, Chicamuxen, Hawthorne, and Chapman's Landing.

    Weather:  a raw feeling day with overcast skies to start, temps in the low 50s maybe reaching the upper 50s when the sun did break through later in the ride, and winds out of the western quadrant.

    AMS:   swept in the low 12s

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none

    Report:  would have been a very nice day for riding in the middle of March.  Unfortunately, it is May!  As the A/B ride leader noted, winter riding gear was the order of the day.  Heading out, Karen looked to get her interval training in early and was ahead of the rest of us.  We caught up with her crossing 301 into La Plata and we rode together until the second rest stop, where Karen continued w/o stopping due to time constraints.  Yes, a bit of rain (or was it sleet) on Springhill Newtown but nice sunshine on Poorhouse so maybe it evened out.  A few of the roads were traffic free, but we caused a minor traffic jam on Chapel Point at the Port Tobacco Park entrance.  Photographs of the park entrance were needed as a possibility for the IH100 tee shirt and a good number of vehicles suddenly were on the road.  Fortunately, no mishaps.

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM | Kirk Saunders

    Fabulous day to be on the Bike although it was a little chilly to start of with for spring . I was joined by Alan Kurzweil , Patricia Sanders , Cathy Wilson , Tom Roberts , Denise Edwards & Rocket Ron Haney all club members . The route was super smooth and as beautiful as We remembered it . Our group worked very well together rotating on the front & looking out for each other . No mechanical problems thank goodness , we had an average speed of 15.8  as well as big smiles after completing the ride . 

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: David Schnirel, Walt Roscello, Ron Altemus, Jay Lewis and Donaro Gardner

    Route: We started at Bryans Road with Kirk Sanders' A group. The route went down Chicamuxen to Smallwood State Park for a break then across on Smallwood Church Road and Mason Springs to Pisgah Park for a second stop. From there we followed Mason Springs to Chicamuxen, to Hawthorn, to Livingston Road, to the IHRT, to Bumpy Oak. Then up Bumpy Oak and Livingston back to the start.

    Weather: Pleasant riding conditions with overcast skies, temperatures in the 60's and a few peaks of sun. No rain!

    AMS: 13.5 mph at the back

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: We are grateful to Kirk for letting us start with his group and follow part of his route. It was a great day for riding with low-traffic roads in the Nanjemoy peninsula. The woods were beautiful with spring green leaves washed with rain from the night before. Conversation during the ride and at the rest stops let us catch us with how people are doing. Rides like this one are good for your body, mind and spirit.


  • Sat, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 11, 2019   

    Ride Name: Casey Jones to Cobb Island

    Ride Distance: 51 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  19.2 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/3, Sport

    Mechanical Issues: None

    Mishaps: None

    Weather: Upper 60’s to lower 70’s, overcast, some sun, somewhat humid

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:  Lynne Blake-Hedges, Barb Haney, Michael Blaine

    Ride Report:

    We had a really good ride but there isn’t too much to report.  We all rode together throughout and everyone took turns at the front.  The average was a bit of a surprise since we weren’t necessarily trying for a fast ride but that is what happens with teamwork (and a fairly flat ride).  Michael joined is in route on St. Mary’s Ave and turned back for home on Route 301 at the end of Edge Hill Rd. since he had graduation to attend later in the day.

    Thanks to everyone who joined me; it was a fun ride.

  • Fri, May 10, 2019 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leader - Jackie Schoch

    Members - John Riconda, Ron Altemus, Belinda Acre Josh Sieben, Vickie Garlock, Robin Garnett, Jim and Jane Hudnall.

    Guests - None

    Route - IHRT

    Weather - Nice up to 80 and sunny

    AMS - Varied - Leader approx. 12 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps - None

    Report - Nice group of riders this morning. Randy was getting over a cold and decided not to ride. We saw a snake, one snapping turtle, two box turtles, lots of bike riders, walkers, and a recumbent e-trike. Diane's ride met up with our ride at the rest stop in White Plains for a nice large group visit and photo opt.. We had head wind in both directions. Jackie was riding her regular bike. Jackie stopped at McD's to take home lunch for Randy and had no idea where the others dined.

  • Fri, May 10, 2019 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Earlier in the week the for cast was calling for rain on Friday so I wasn't sure this ride would be a go.  But the weather was fine, overcast at the start but temps in the high 60's going to the high 70's.   Three clunky members joined me, Theresa Rowell, Michael Dong, and Tom Roberts.  Michael and Tom had ridden to the start location from their homes.  Now that the C/CC group starts from the Indian Head Village Green, we had to decide whether we wanted to head towards their start location once we reached the Livingston Rd trail access or just continue on the trail towards White Plains. Mike and Tom headed towards the Village Green while Theresa and I headed towards White Plains.  We all met up at the trail head in White Plains but along the way, Theresa and I enjoyed watching and pair of geese with their goslings (that hissed at u s as we carefully rode past), several cardinals, and a snapping turtle.  At the rest stop we met a senior citizen who was riding his recumbent trike on the trail and enjoyed talking to him about everything in general and nothing in particular.  He was 80 years old!!  (Did you know we have some club members whose ages exceed that!!)  On the return trip, Mike left us to ride home and Janell joined us for part of the ride that included the climb up Hawthorne and the rollers of Chapman's Landing, leaving Tom, Theresa and I to do the final climb up Barry's Hill to the parking lot.  No rain, some sun, all in all an enjoyable ride.

  • Thu, May 09, 2019 10:30 AM | Samuel Perry

    Ride Leader Sam Perry

    Members: Linda Bankerd,Larry Peed, Ron and Barbara Haney.

    Because the weather was predicted to be Iffy, I chose a short route that would be fun, and one that we would be finished within the window of anticipated showers. 

    Our turnout was smaller than ususal but we made the best of it. The route was 31 miles long, with rollers, flats, and a couple of hills. 

    Rest Stop was at the Moreland Store. The AVS up front was 16.8 and the sweep was at 16.1 for the Ride's end. No mechanicals to speak of.

    Larry Peed had a personal best on this ride. 

  • Wed, May 08, 2019 5:30 PM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Troy Eddy and Janell Saunders

    Route:  From the Fire House we wound our way through Accokeek to Bryan's Road, down Marshall Hall Road to the Potomac and then back up Barry's Hill and Accokeek Road to the Fire House.

    Weather: Clouds but no rain! Temperature in the 60's and just a bit of wind.

    AMS: 14 mph - Troy was faster

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Water was still flowing across the road on Barry's Hill but not deep enough to stop us.

    Report: We enjoyed the pleasant weather, low-traffic roads and a rest stop at the river. This is a great ride to do after work to get in a few miles during the week.  Cyclists can do a shorter version or the whole ride and cycle at a pace that they enjoy. Strong riders can race to the river and then back up the hill! 


  • Wed, May 08, 2019 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 8, 2019

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.9 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 60’s, cloudy, some wind

    Guest Riders:  Sean ?, Anthony Carter, Josh Hettel, Reginald Forbes

    Member Riders:  Douglas Carter, Mike Wilson, Lynne Blake-Hedges, Scott Walker, Michael Blaine

    Ride Report:

    The average, provided above, is parking lot to parking lot.  The matching time trial segment average is 22.3.  The lead group time trail segment speed is 22.6.

    As per usual, the group split on the hill on Route 6.  A good sized chase group managed to catch the lead group prior to the traffic light on Route 6.  The pack split again on the hill on Budd’s Creek Road with some catching up on Route 301 and some not.  There was further splitting on 301 and Fairground Road but all of these trailing groups remained in sight of the lead group until the end.

    Everyone is rapidly approaching their peak performance levels for the season.  Why do I say this?  Well the 21.9 MPH average is for a rider who was near the lead group coming in.  The last rider had an average of 20.1 MPH.  This gives me a guestimate of about a 2.1 MPH spread between lead and last which is pretty tight.  Add to this that many of the trailing riders were singles while the lead group was in a pack and there was a head wind coming in.  All of this says that everyone in the ride today was very closely matched.

    It was an another fun ride.

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