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, June 07, 2017 5:30 PM | Tim Murphy (Administrator)

    Leader: Tim Murphy

    Members: Diane Coontz, Larry Peed, Dick Patton, Vic McCollum, Jane Hudnall, Jim Hudnall, Michael Fowlker, Sheryl Romeo and Matt Schwaller

    Guests: Jerry Hill, Tom Hill and Tyler Hill

    Route: Tour de Accokeek

    Weather: Partly Cloudy and 68 degrees. No rain this week - as we were rained out last week.

    AMS: 17mph in the front and 13+ in the CC group.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Last week we had a few riders  show up but no ride due to thunder and lightning. This week we had great weather for the ride. Not too hot and not too cold, and NO rain,no thunder and no lightning. Temps were about 66 deg and a little bit of wind down Marshall hall road, but not enough to slow you down. We had lots of new riders out on their first tour de Accokeek - Dick Patton, Vic McCollum, Jerry Hill and Tom Hill and Diane Coontz. Diane emailed during the week as she was nervous for her first group ride and her first Tour de Accokeek. Diane was worried about not being able to keep up and not being able to handle Barry's Hill. She did well for her first group ride and looks forward to building her cycling skills on this ride. and that's what this ride is for. Sheryl Pulled in the lot with a little 2-door sports car with a little trunk and no bike rack. We were wondering how she was going to pull her bike out of the small car - maybe like the clown car at the circus and 20 clowns get out of a car built for two. But Sheryl  had nothing to worry about because Matt came in his car with both their bikes.  I'm out of town this weekend, Have fun at the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride. And I'll see you next Wednesday.

  • Wed, June 07, 2017 5:30 PM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman (Substituting for Scott Walker)

    Date: June 7, 2017

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  See report

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues: Flat tire

    Mishaps: None

    Weather: Upper 60's, wind out of the north east, overcast

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:  Darin King, Brad Francisco, Mike Wilson, Michael Blaine, Chis Zabriskie, Mathew Lewandowski

    Ride Report:


    Ride statistics:

    Lead - 22.4 MPH

    Chase 1 – 21.1 MPH

    Chase 2 – 20.3 MPH

    Chase 3 – 19.2 MPH

    The ride leader was in the lead group until the hill on Bud’s Creek when he became chase 1 into the wind all the way back.  Chase 2 came in shortly after Chase 1 which indicates they were gaining which makes sense – two against one into the wind.  Case 3 was really the vanguard of the A group.  The flat was suffered by Mike Wilson whose rear tire went down near the end on St. Mary’s Avenue.  He attempted to air it back up and ride in without fixing it; of course this never works and it didn’t this time.  A number of us went back to check on Mike including Jean Wright (A group leader) with her truck; she gave Mike and his bike a ride back to the start.  It was another good ride and much better than last week when most of us got soaked.

  • Wed, June 07, 2017 5:30 PM | Jean Wright

    Leaders: Jean Wright

    Riders:  Rob Smith, Ron Leak, Ken Lemmert

    AMS:  18.75

    Weather:  Upper 60's, wind out of the north east, overcast

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None...but stopped to assist AA rider with a flat

    Report: Felt a little chilly at the start, but we quickly warmed up. The four A riders stayed together in a pace line almost the entire ride, which helped us cut through the NE headwind.  Ron was new to the pack and adapted to our riding style. Rob, Ron, and Jean noted their progress since the beginning of the season.  This ride being our fastest CJE pace in 2017.  On Fairgrounds Rd, we caught up with Mike Wilson, who ended up with a flat close to the finish. Ken stopped to help Mike and Jean returned to get her truck. Mike decided to defer changing his tired until he got home and loaded his bike on Jean's truck. 

  • Tue, June 06, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)
    Leader: Ron Altemus

    Members:  Harry Kidd, Steve Palincsar, Jay Lewis

    Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17438493  36.5 mi, 1205' elevation.  Outbound down Livingston, climbing Mighty Mt Pisgah on Hawthorne, down Rose Hill, and across Chapel Point to a rest stop at St Ignatius.  Return via Fairgrounds, St Mary's, MD-6, Valley, Hawthorne, Marshall Corner and Pomfret/Livingston.  Very little traffic on most all roads until coming back in to Bryan's Road near the elementary school.

    Weather:  great conditions - temps in the 70s, no humidity, lots of sun, occasional noticeable zephyrs from the northern quadrant.

    AMS:  swept at 13.5

    Report:  Just another very nice TSE ride.  Jay took off with the A/B group and rode with them to St Ignatius but returned with the CC group.  Steve and Harry alternated as the front rider but we never really got separated.
  • Tue, June 06, 2017 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Mike and Regina Saizan, Jan Tucker, Alan Kurzweil, Dave Schnirel, Robert Smith, Tom Short, Darryl Lowery, Mike Bivens, Larry Peed, George Chiamulera, Sam Perry, Jim Hudnall, Chris Fairhall, Bob Thompson, Chantal Briere, Tom Roberts, Lou Dallorso

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17438493 up Mt. Pisgah on Hawthorne, Chapel Pt. to St. Ignatius, Fairgrounds rollers, and returning via Hawthorne and Pomfret. 

    Weather: Perfect temps in the 70s, sunny, low humidity, a noticeable breeze that was actually a tailwind at times

    AMS: 18+ for front, solid B/A paces for all

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: one flat before St. Ignatius stop, quickly repaired

    Report: 20 (!) riders took advantage of the great weather today and we welcomed back the long-absent George C and Robert S. With the wind at our backs we all reached the rest stop at St. Ignatius Parish pretty quickly, giving us a good excuse to take a leisurely social break. After we got going again, Tom Short and Dave Schnirel went off-route to add a few miles around La Plata, ending up with 42; the rest of us negotiated slight headwinds and a couple climbs to arrive without incident back at BR. Thanks to Mike Saizan and Mike Bivens, our volunteer sweepers, for helping keep track of this larger-than-usual group, and thanks to all for riding today!

  • Sun, June 04, 2017 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Pat Walthers, Patricia Sanders, Melissa Newberry

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21653081  51.3 mi, 1753' elevation gain

    Weather: a delightful summer day.  High 60s low 70s at the start, rising to 89-91 by the time we finished at 3 pm, at which point it was basically hot and humid.  In another month, this'll be cool so that's what I'm considering it today.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS 13.7

    A nice shady route on a very quiet day.  It seemed as though almost everyone but us, Diane's B group (which we saw on Poorhouse) and a few unknown but obviously fast riders was sleeping in.  Amazing to realize we had more elevation gain today than there was on yesterday's SMECO 75; aside from the ascent of Durham Church and the 100' dip at the bridge on Ironsides the ride felt mostly flattish with a few easy rollers here and there.  

  • Sun, June 04, 2017 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Yesterday was the SMECO ride and today's ride was a late post to the schedule so I wasn't sure how many people would show.  I was joined by Chuck Coe, Barb and Ron Haney, Bob Thompson, Phillip Littleford, Tom Roberts, Lou Dall'Orso, and Karen McMillan.  In addition,  Dan Zvorka was at Starbucks, enjoying a morning out with his adorable little guy!  Dan did us the honor of taking the group photo before the ride.  usual, the group split up between the faster riders and the rest of us, meeting up at the rest stop at the 22 mile mark.  We arrived to find Lou fixing his flat tire.  That was the only mishap on the ride.  The faster group kept their pace, ending with an ams of around 17mph, with the rest of us in the 14 mph range.  It was a beautiful day for a ride!  

  • Fri, June 02, 2017 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Ride Leader: Randy Schoch 

    Members: Herman Young, Steve Palincsar, Michael Dong, Ron & Susan Altemus, Calvin Conyers, and Jim & Jane Hudnall.

    Guests: None.

    Weather: Beautiful morning in the 70's.

    Route: IHRT 

    Mishaps & Mechanicals: None

    AMS: 12 mph (leader)

    A nice number of riders today with lots of trail users. We all rode at our individual paces and met up at the White Plains rest area where we had a nice visit. We saw turtles, eagles, a turkey, deer, a black snake, and many other birds. After our break at White Plains, we picked up our pace on the return leg. Herman, Ron, Susan, Calvin, Jim, Jane, and I went to George's for lunch. We were able to dine around a large round table on the porch where we continued to chat. Nice ride, good company, and great lunch.

  • Thu, June 01, 2017 5:30 PM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia L. Haynes

    Members: Ron Leak, Susanne Kohl-Parker, Calvin Conyers, and Rod Barnes

    If any day was a good day to ride the trail; it was today.  All the riders from yesterday's ride came back out, which was wonderful in itself. 

    Calvin and Susanne, for the most part stayed together.  During the first leg of the trail, Calvin came up with us for a spell, as he was feeling like a kid in a candy store.  After a while, Rod and Ron were way ahead. Calvin and I in the middle, and Susanne was behind.  Calvin went back to ride with Susanne and I caught up with Rod and Ron. 

    Susanne, with a little coaching from Calvin, made it to the Indian Head side of the trail - we were proud of her.

    However, we had the pleasure of having one of our former Road Captains with us, Ron Leak, and he challenged Rod and I.  On the return trip, Rod and I found ourselves riding at a pace higher than our normal speed.  At one point, we realized that Calvin and Susanne were way behind so we waited for them at one of the rain shelters/bench areas. Once we were back on track, the pace started again. 

    Before we knew it Ron, Rod and I were back at the White Plains side of the trail.  So we rode back to retrieve Calvin and Susanne.  We spotted them about 1.5 miles into the trail, so we - Ron, Rod, and I - rode to Middletown Road and back for a total of 30 miles.

    Thanks guys, I really enjoyed today's ride.



  • Thu, June 01, 2017 10:30 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: JIm and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Bob Howell, Barb and Ron Haney, Alan Kurzweil, Lisha Peacock, Larry Peed, Patricia Sanders, Steve Palincsar, Pat Walthers, Barry Winkelman, Jay Lewis, Dave Schnirel, Tom Short, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson, Sam Perry, Chris Fairhall and Lou Dall'Orso

    Guests: David Mann,

    Route: NK 40 Magruders Ferry and Eagle Harbor (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13882688).
    The route gave us a look at the roads and two rest stop locations for the upcoming Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride on June 10. 

    Weather: Comfortable weather for a bike ride. Not too hot, not too cold, jusssst right.

    AMS: Speeds covered the entire B classification, from less than 14 mph to faster than 16 mph, with most close to 15 mph.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: One flat tire. Sam had a front flat after being unable to avoid a pothole on Magruders Ferry Road after we left the Magruders rest stop. Jane reported the pothole to the county's 311 Click System and that pothole and another on the hill out of the rest stop should be patched next week.

    Report: The good weather brought out 20 riders. (photo on Facebook). The group quickly split into a  fast peloton and a slower group. The hills of Molly Berry and Nelson Perrie further split the riders. Everyone regrouped at the Magruders Landing rest stop. After enjoying some socializing, we climbed the hill out of Magruders. Bob Thompson and Jim stopped with Sam while he repaired a flat and didn't see anyone again until they found Jane, Pat, Patricia and Steve in Eagle Harbor. It was a great ride but would have been nice to have more shade and less wind on Aquasco/Brandywine Road on the return.  


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