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.









  • Sun, April 09, 2017 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Lois Lightfoot, Sherwood Byers, Linda Bankerd, Pat Walthers, Chris Roell and joining us in Deale and back from the injured list, Debby Bowman.

    Weather: Sunny, 60s at the start rising to the 70s by early afternoon.  A lovely day for cycling!

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9433989  51 miles, 800' of elevation gain, with 35 miles in the middle that had but 200' of elevation gain.  A thoroughly delightful ride for sightseeing and pootling around in the waterside neighborhoods.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 12.7 or so

    Chris posted a photo album.

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 6:35 PM | Polly Choate

    The morning started out chilly but sunny. The CC 35 mile ride joined the rest of the ride group at the start in good spirits. The ride included 3 members, leader Polly Choate, Elizabeth Willis, Harry Kidd, and guest Gabrielle Czajh(apologies for spelling). We warmed up on Bumpy Oak, getting to know each other and sharing biking adventures. At Goose Bay, some shed layers. The right move as we worked hard in head winds on the return trip. Average moving speed (AMS) 12.0. Thanks to all who came out to start the year just right.

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Diana Donahue

    Leader:  Diana Donahue

    Co-Leader:  Charles Williams

    Club members:  Jeff Antroinen, Linda Bankerd, Paul Bankerd

    Guests:  Nancy Kelly and daughter Nikki; Gloria (last name?  Ride leader lost sign-in sheet)

    This was a very good group to start the year with a D ride.  We all rode to a spot just past Bumpy Oak Road, but Gloria had experienced some brake problems and was ready to turn back, so she and Diana rode back to the start together.  Once Gloria was securely back at her car, Diana returned to catch up with the rest of the group.  Luckily, co-leader Charles had been able to continue with the rest of the group.  

    Diana passed Nancy and Nikki as they were heading back.  Then the rest of the group re-formed.  Jeff was having some cramping issues, so he stopped at a bench near Bumpy Oak Rd. and waited.  Charles and Diana continued to Indian Head, with Paul and Linda coming along at their own pace.  Diana then drove back to Bumpy Oak Rd. to get Jeff and bring him back to the start.  There was also a chance to use the small Oxon Hill pocket-sized first aid kit, since Jeff had scraped his knee.  

    Thanks to Charles for sheparding the group up the trail once Gloria turned back.  (Please, a little less wind next time).

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Calvin Conyers (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Calvin Conyers

    Primary Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Supplement to Mia's report.  Riders were Rod, Reggie, Dana, Mia, and myself.  Other than a bit chilly at the start and windy, the day was full of bright sun shine.  Dana even had her sun tan lotion going.  Having not done the long climb up the back end of Bumpy Oak in over two years, I still remembered it.  This time I went up better than expected ( maybe the wind was pushing) and was pleased to find that Mia and Reggie had not been waiting at the top too long.  After stops at Ollie's and The Pisgah Store, the group attacked the return route in good fashion.  I held on ( or faded) as best I could.  What a great way to start the season.  We had a ball.

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)

    Ride leaders Janell Saunders and Sherwood Byers

    The day started out chilly and we initially thought rider turnout would be low. But, around 915, a few dozen folks arrived and we had ourselves a great ride.  We had  8 riders: Holly Carr, Mike Bivens, Darryl Watson, Pano Giannotis, Bob Howell, Larry Peed, and Chantal and Bob Thompson. A slight modification to the start took us north on 210 to Strauss Ave to Hawthorne rather than weave through the neighborhood. From there, we quickly separated into the faster group and me and Chantal. Sherwood waited for us at the Pisgah intersection and we continued on, meeting up with the other groups at Goose Bay. From there, Ken Meredith joined us, helping with a pull through the headwinds that were starting up. Another stop back at the Pisgah store before heading back to Indian Head. The route covered familiar roads, some in the opposite direction than usually travelled...a great day and a great ride.

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Michael Saizan
    Ride Leader: Mike Saizan

    Members: (3) Jane Hudnall, Regina Saizan, Michael Dong

    Guests: (2) Jonathan Oliver, Stephanie Willing

    Route: Ride started on the western side of the Indian Head Rail Trail to Bumpy Oak and Rose Hill Rds south. Next a right onto Rt 6 west and a left towards the Goose Bay rest stop.  The return route included Rt 6, Fire Tower, Annapolis Woods, Poorhouse Rds with a quick stop at the Pisgah Store. The final leg was Mason Springs Rd to the Rail Trail and back to the parking lot.

    Weather: A cold day for an April ride. Temps at ride start were in the mid 40s warming up to a comfortable sunny 50s.  However, we did face strong head winds on the return to Indian Head.

    Report: Despite the cold start, it turned out to be a very pleasant day.  The group of six were fairly compatible and stayed together for the whole ride.  We moved along at a decent pace down to Goose Bay.  From Goose Bay, it was slow getting the legs warmed up again due to the cold temps and the strong head wind. We picked up the pace a little better after Pisgah.  No incidents to report, just a great ride with good company.

    Credits: Thanks to Michael Dong for helping out by looking out for the other riders in the group. 

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Pete Czapiewski

    Leaders:  Pete Czapiewski and Brad Francisco

    Members:  Blake Altman, Douglas Carter, Jessica Livingston, John Hartsfield, Matthew Lewandowski, Michael Blaine, Steve Koegle, Tom Roberts (joined early from the A group)

    Guests: none

    Route: IH 46 Goose Bay and Pisgah. 45.7 miles. 1,665 ft elevation gain. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20008893 

    Weather:  Sunny but windy, 48-60 degrees F. WNW winds at 17 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

    AMS:  19.1 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: One rider down in a minor crash. Some soreness and road rash but was able to complete the ride.

    Report:  A fast start for the ten AA riders, with the wind at our backs all the way to the first rest stop at Goose Bay. We picked up Tom Roberts from the A group just before the climb up Mason Springs hill. That turned out to be a fast climb aided by the tail wind and besting many personal records. Other than a couple of brief stops to fix dropped chains, the first leg was smooth and we managed to keep an AA/2 pace.

    The second leg saw us working harder after turning to face what felt like a relentless headwind. The group split into two while climbing Rose Hill, but regrouped at MD 225. The wind proved a challenge to ride through. Unfortunately, one rider touched wheels with another and hit the pavement on 225. The group stopped to give assistance and offered to take a shortcut back, but the rider wanted to finish the complete route. At Poorhouse, Blake turned off to ride home.

    For the third and final leg, Michael skipped the second rest stop, Pisgah, and soloed back in time to go for a run in Indian Head.  Having ridden to the start, Douglas peeled off on Chicamuxen, to ride home for 70 miles total. Tom, who had also ridden to and from home, got in 76 miles. Those are very impressive mileages, especially considering the wind and strong pace. The remaining seven riders continued back to the Indian Head. On arrival, Brad got out his first aid kit and we all helped clean up and bandage our injured companion.

    Thanks to all the participants and to Sherwood Byers, Jim and Jane Hudnall, and everyone else who organized this great club event.


  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Sherwood

    I joined with Janell to Co-Lead.  The weather was a bit chilled at the beginning with very little wind.  As the temps began to rise, so did the wind.  Never before had I got the opportunity to ride Mason Springs Road from Chiccamuxen.  A "Stark Difference".   Going to Goose Bay was a breeze, No Pun Intended, but leaving goose Bay, I gesso the geese said get out of here as the wind picked up significantly.  "Roses Hell" Aka Rose Hill had cross winds, but, with the low speed getting to the top helped as you were spinning anyway.  Great ride, very good group of riders. 

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Sheila Harron, Bill Lowe, Doug Lesar, Karen McMillan, Ron Altemus. 

    Guests: Jonathan Oliver & Stephanie Willins signed with the CCs but switched to the 35 B ride just before Jim photgraphed us.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20009119  A 41 mile route that went down to Jennifer, crossed the IHRT and went right on Strauss to Chicamuxen and took Pisgah Marbury to Mason Spring.  Unlike last year, there were no other groups but us at Pisgah Park.  From there we followed Mason Spring to Ironsides and went down Durham Church then went east on 6 to Mill Swamp, where we crossed paths with the 35 mile B group.  Continuing down Brentland we crossed paths with the 35 mi CC group.  After the rest stop at Goose Bay we went up Blossom Point, took 6 to Burch and Poorhouse to a second rest stop at the Pisgah Store, where we met Jim (who pointed out the open firehouse door to the rest room).  The return was Mason Spring to Chicamuxen & Hawthorne to the IHRT.

    Weather: sunny but a chilly-feeling 50 at the start, warming up to the 60s after the first rest stop.  But as it warmed, the wind came up and we faced headwinds most of the way back.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 12-something.

  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Mia Haynes

    Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Co Leader – Calvin Conyers

    Members:  Rod Barnes, Reggie Stokes, and Dana Trevas

    Guest:  None

    Today was a great day to start the season out right, although a bit breezy.  We all stayed together and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. According to mapmyride, we averaged 11.7mph.

    Thanks everyone for coming out and enjoying the ride.

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