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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.









  • Thu, October 18, 2012 10:30 AM | Samuel Perry
    Today's ride fell on my birthday and what a great day it was.  Nice weather, good friends, and a fun route to ride it in.  A total of fourteen people joined me at the ride's start.  Mike Bivens, Tom Short, Steve Palincsar, Roger Cubbage, Phil Greer, Regina & Mike Saizan, Calvin Conyers, Richard Harrington, Sharon Miller, Michele Williams, Jim & Jane Hudnall and Lou Dall'Orso.  Everyone stayed together the first ten miles then the faster riders separated.  This was my first attempt in developing a route in a while. Although the total mileage of 37 was correct, the individual mile directions were off the first half by a mile and a half.  We were met at the second rest stop by John Early who accompanied us the remainder of the route. Calvin Conyers came in with a 14.1 avs and the ride leader swept the rear.  Thanks to everyone for the birthday cards and sentiments. It was an enjoyable day.  Looking forward to the movie.

  • Wed, October 17, 2012 4:30 PM | Anonymous
    Six OHBTC riders came out on a beautiful evening to heed a last minute call for the Wednesday evening Tour de Accokeek.  Joining ride leader Shane LaBrake were Kirsten Watts, Jim Hudnall, Jane Hudnall, and Fred Telleria.  Ron Leak rode his bike from home and missed the start.  Undaunted, he took a short cut thinking he would catch us, but instead actually got ahead of us.  We eventually met at the Potomac River rest stop at Marshall Hall.

    The group rode at a steady 14.5 and enjoyed the beautiful fall colors along the way.  There were no mechanical mishaps or dog issues. 

    Fred has asked if I intend to do it again next week.  Stay tuned.  Weather and work schedule permitting, I may post it again for 4:30 next week.  Watch the website.

  • Wed, October 17, 2012 4:30 AM | JulieAnn Dertz
    I would Like to thank All the riders that came out for the WEDNESDAY ON THE INDIAN HEAD RAIL TRAIL RIDE.   I would like to thank Kim W. She is new to biking and came out for her 3rd ride of the year.  Ride leaders JulieAnn K. and Calvin C, made sure she did great. We were joined by Reggie,  who did the Sea Gull Century just a week or so ago. John R rode down from Indian Head to join us before heading off to work. Dan D. came and gave some pointers and took of with John at record speed. There were only 6 of us, but in that short time we were able too see the wild life on the trail.

    The leafs are changing and the smell of fall is in the air. Come out and join us next week.
  • Tue, October 16, 2012 10:00 AM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)
    Perfect weather for biking this day - warm sun and pretty fall colors:  14 riders joined the ride leader for a tour of both the Indian Head Trail and some of the pretty roads that lead to the south and east.  We had one guest visiting from the Eastern Shore, Arlene, and Linda Bankerd, Mike Bivens, Vicki Gorlock, Richard Harrington, Alan Kurzweil, Darryl Lowery, Steve Palincsar, Larry Peed, Mike and Regina Saizan, Randy and Jackie Schoch and Tom Short. After heading toward Indian Head, we swung back to visit Pisgah, then on to Welcome and the Welcome store (nice guy runs the store, he and his wife are bikers).  Around Mill Swamp and then heading toward Rose Hill on Route 6, Steve had a flat.  Six of us helped to fix it. Though we found a tiny bit of glass in Steve's tire at the spot that the tube punctured, the tiny bit had stubbornly buried itself in the tread and would not come out.  We finally added a heavy boot to that section of the tire, installed a new tube and rode back uneventfully, though late.   

  • Sun, October 14, 2012 1:00 PM | JulieAnn Dertz
    With Temps near 70, ride leaders JulieAnn K. And Calvin C. thought it was too nice to stay indoors and wanted to ride. Our small and might group of seven took off and enjoyed the day. Starting in White Plains, we rode the rail trail to Indian Head, Md. Straight out took a quick break (Calvin was busy talking to people on the trail) When Calvin and Herman made it to the end, Herman took off for home. We all headed back to White Plains. We all did at least 26 miles; Darryl was at 30 before we started the ride. He rode up from his house. GREAT JOB! William Came back after some time off; congrats on the 26. Celeste was a driving force on the trail. Dean my son, new to biking, proved he could keep up and shocked me. He rode back at the B pace with William. We also practiced/learned how to do a pace line... Why was I in front all the time? Thanks for the fun on a short notice Sunday Ride .. Ride on.
  • Sun, October 14, 2012 9:30 AM | Anonymous
    This was my first time leading a ride for the club. It was a joint ride with PPTC. The following OHBTC members joined the ride: Jocelyn Herrington, Nancy Avitable, Diane Harris, Linda Bankerd, Paul Bankerd, Chantal Briere. John Gorman joined us about 5.8 miles into the ride at the intersection of Central Ave and Patuxent River Rd.
    It was a beautiful, mostly sunny day, though quite breezy at times. It was a big turnout and most people broke up into small groups. There were no mechanical issues that I am aware of. My average pace was 14.2 mph (very low end of B range!).
    Thanks to all those who came out! There were lots of ride choices for today. I'm looking forward to leading a ride in the future.
    Will somebody please advise me on what I need to do with the sign-in sheet? I've searched the website and can't find any direction on that. Thanks!
  • Sun, October 14, 2012 9:00 AM | Darin King

    Leader:  Darin King (for Claire Chiamulera)
    Members:  Ken Meredith, John Giglio, Blake Altman, Chris Zabriskie, David Kemp (partial), George Chiamulera (partial)
    Guests:  Rob Golding
    Metrics:  http://ridewithgps.com/trips/975153
    Pictures:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545744025441598.141075.147336598615678&type=1&l=3c9096efb9

    A beautiful, breezy fall day with a starting temperature in the 50's was a marked improvement over Saturday's chill.  The main group left Laurel Springs Park looking to maintain an A pace.  Shortly after the start, David Kemp joined us shortly after the start and elevated the pace beyond the group's skill level...so we quickly brought things back to reality (sorry Dave). 

    Chris was coming off of yesterday's "Waterman's Half Triathlon", and John was recovering from a recent crash...both rode incredibly strong.  Aside from a couple simple mechanical glitches (dropped chains, etc.), nothing prevented us from arriving at Gilbert Run (our rest stop) at 17.8AMS.  After spending a little extra time to soak in the fall feeling, we left Gilbert Run and circled past Oak Ridge Park.  We soon discovered that Claire had sent out a delegation to meet us.  Hubby George was waiting at Cooksey's Store to join us for a few miles.  Since our route guided us near the Chiamulera Estate, George agreed that it'd be OK to detour and check in on Claire.  Naturally, she was out exercising in the neighborhood, but we tracked her down.  She seems to be in relatively good spirits...only 6-8 weeks minus 1 day before we see her on the road again!

    The day continued to warm as we finished up at 17.4AMS.  Smiles all around.

  • Sun, October 14, 2012 9:00 AM | Sonja Newman

    What a lovely day for a bike ride!!!

    Thanks for the support today…Michael S, Regina S. And Jan T.! It made all the difference.

    Haven’t been on my bike in 3 weeks and I was definitely feeling subtly breathless from a few inclines and Thrift Road. Sunday’s temperature mainly in the 70’s, conditions slightly breezy at the beginning, but sunshine abundance was just around the corner.

    It was so nice to not have to depend on our cue sheets, streets were clearly marked. (May Metric Ride)

    I enjoyed the quiet but quick start to the first rest stop at mile 14.9 – Merkle. Facilities were open and we were able to get water and use the rest rooms. At mile 27.6 took advantage of the porta-potty rest stop at North Key Community Park and from there it was pedal-power all the way to the end!

    Nice ride, nice camaraderie!!!

    ”Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers

  • Sat, October 13, 2012 9:00 AM | JulieAnn Dertz

    It was a cold and chilly October day, as the c /cc, took on Goose Bay. Our pack was nine strong all there to say Happy Birthday to JON…JulieAnn and Calvin led from the rear, as we all shifted through our bike gears.  At Goose Bay we had so much fun. After a round of Happy Birthday, we took off on our return.  A few from the B group joined us. I would Like to thank everyone who came to brave the cold morning temp: Ken, Walter, Holly, Chuck, Steve, Ron and  Pat.  At the end of the ride as we packed up to go, April rode up finished the ride and said good bye.

  • Sat, October 13, 2012 9:00 AM | Darin King

    Claire Chiamulera, Blake Altman, and John Choate joined me on a brisk fall morning to enjoy (?) a loop from the Bensville IHRT access path through Riverside and back via Rosehill Road.  We cranked out a solid A+ pace (18.4) and happened upon Jon Agazzi's Nifty Fifty group near the Nanjemoy Store in Riverside.  Spirits were high as we shared some conversation with Jon's group and headed back out to finish our ride.  Metrics:  http://ridewithgps.com/trips/972770

    Now for the bad news:
    After we crested Rosehill, we reformed our paceline and proceeded towards Rt. 225.  As Murphy would have it, the shoulder disappeared from under Claire's tires and she gracefully laid the bike down in a grassy ditch.  She had a lot of pain along her left side, particularly in her left hand.  After a quick medical assesment by our crack staff, and being that John's house was fairly close by, he graciously rode ahead to get his truck while Blake and I tried to keep the mood light.  John quickly returned with the SAG wagon and returned Claire to civilation, where she confirmed what we feared:  She suffered a broken bone in her left hand and some abrusions and swelling on her left hip and elbow.  Looks like Claire has 6-8 weeks of convalescing ahead of her.  Get well soon, my friend.

    And we also had a mechanical along the way:
    John suffered a broken front spoke fairly early in the ride, throwing his wheel slightly out-of-true.  Fortunately, the club's broken-spoke expert was along on the ride.  She (guess who) performed the necessary stress/tension analysis and deemed John's bike fit to continue.  John offered a short prayer to the Bianchi gods and we proceeded.  Naturally, the prayers and self-healing nature of the Bianchi resulted in, by ride's end, an in-true front wheel...so we're told.

    Sympathies to Claire :(

    Pictures:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545735792109088.141071.147336598615678&type=1&l=5c0ada3d40

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