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.









  • Fri, September 22, 2017 8:15 AM | Michael Dong

    A wonderful morning to roll the roads around Indian Head/Ironsides. Sheryl R. and I were the only riders for the workout, although we met Ron at the start, and later Nate and Reg to add on a few more quick miles "hey let's just run around 224 and Bumpy Oak, it'll be fun!." The grades literally melted away today, with great average speeds going up, and sustained cadence throughout the ride. Ended up with just over 55mi and 17.8mph total, with 14.8mph AMS for the first half workout. Of course, our cool down is riding with the Friday IHRT group and chatting of BBQ, etc.
    What makes the Friday Scoot The Loop's worthwhile, is Sheryl noting her Tri Event times are getting better. Go Girl!  Cheers, Michael D.

  • Thu, September 21, 2017 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Sonja Newman & Karl Craton -- mostly in theory, but they did wait for me at Moore's store and we did ride together for about a quarter mile.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25301844  37 miles, 1879' of elevation gain

    Weather: Mike described it perfectly

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 12.2

    Where Mike's journey was one of gradual defections and losses, mine was a solo voyage with brief social interruptions when I joined or spotted the AB group at the rest stops, along with that fabled quarter mile when there were three of us in the CC group riding more or less together.  Still, it was a fabulous day.

  • Thu, September 21, 2017 10:30 AM | Michael Saizan

    Ride Leader:  Mike Saizan

    Members:  (7) Larry Peed, George Chiamulera, Holly Carr, Alan Kurzweil, Regina Saizan, Barb & Ron Haney plus (2) Sonja Newman and Karl Craton from the CC group

    Weather: A comfortable day for riding in the 80’s. In the sun, it felt a little warm; in the shade, it felt a little cool.

    Route: From North Keys Park to the Merkle Sanctuary rest stop via Baden Naylor and Bald Eagle Rds. Next to Mt Calvert via St Thomas Church and Duvall Rds.  A 2nd rest stop at the Moore’s Store was followed by Duley Station and Van Brady Rds.

    Ride Report: Today’s ride had some varying dynamics.  The B group started out with 8 riders (including the ride leader).  In the beginning, two riders from the CC group rode with the B group (+2 = 10).  Before the Merkle rest stop, one B rider was not feeling well and short cutted back to the park (-1 = 9).  After the rest stop, another B rider was feeling fatigue after riding hard yesterday and short cutted back (-1 = 8).  Fragmentations started on the way to Mt Calvert.  Some riders stopped at the gravel to Mt Calvert.  One rider short cutted to the Moore’s Store rest stop.  Two riders skipped the Moore’s rest stop (-2 = 6).  The two A riders in the group started out early from Moore’s as we regrouped (-2 = 4).  The two CC riders waited for the CC ride leader before departing (-2 =2).  The two of us remaining finished together at a comfortable pace.  It was a casual fun day of riding with a good group of folks with everyone staying in their comfort zone.

    Credits: Thanks to Steve Palincsar for designing the route.

  • Wed, September 20, 2017 5:15 PM | Jean Wright

    Leader: Jean Wright

    Rider: Ken Roman 

    Guests: none

    Weather: 90s, sunny, light breeze 

    AMS: 18.3 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: none

    Report:  Congratulations to Lynne for moving up to the AA group! She is riding strong and belongs there. This week, we switched out the Kens - Ken Roman for Ken Lemmert. Since I was tired and sore, I was hoping that he may want to take it easy. What was I thinking? This is CJE!!! Ken and I rode hard the entire route and have the time to show for it...18.3 mph! Along the way, we gave a rabbit a good run on the shoulder of the 301. It finally gave up and turned into the woods.

    Next week is the last CJE of the season! Don't miss it! Our annual social will be on October 4 at Casey Jones at 5:30 pm. If you rode with us at any time during the year, please come join us. 

  • Wed, September 20, 2017 5:15 PM | Michael Dong

    Leader: Michael Dong

    Members: Sheryl R., Larry P., Joe E., Jim H., Jane H., Broderick P., Troy E., Ron L.

    AMS: 14.8 at back, front group scampers faster

    Mech/Miss: None

    Another perfect weather window to take advantage of during this spell of 75f+. Had 2 riders turn around early for a short loop, demonstrating the flexibility of this route to adjust for time demands, etc. Everyone got a great cruise in, meeting at the boat launch for a short break, and chatting about distance nutrition. Heading back to Barry's Hill, a flatbed truck allowed a draft for a back marker to catch up to Joe at the head, tooting his horn with a wave as he drove on (33mph) :) We all missed the Hill's and Richard while rolling along! This route will still continue next Wednesday at 1715; however, I'm waiting to see if anyone else would like to be the "lead."   Cheers!  

  • Wed, September 20, 2017 5:15 PM | Blake Altman (Administrator)

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: September 20, 2017

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  22.5 MPH (lead)

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 80’s, Partly Cloudy, some humidity but a nice day

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:   Brad Francisco, Lynne Blake-Hedges, Eric Williams, Douglas Carter, Michael Blaine, Paul Bales, Gordon Schrader, Tyler Hill, Chris Zabriskie

    Ride Report:

    Once again we had one rider arrive late so the A riders took-off first.  Chris joined us in route.  We caught the A ride at the light at the construction on the Route 6 bridge.

    The ride split at the hill on Route 6 and never rejoined.  Chase 1 was able to keep the lead group in sight throughout most of the ride.

    The group I was riding with was a lot of fun; we maintained a good pace and showed a lot of cooperative riding.

    Here are the ride statistics:

      Lead:  22.5 MPH

      Chase 1:  21.8 MPH

      Chase 2:  20.5 MPH

      Chase 3:  19.2 MPH

    Next week is the last CJE ride for the season L.

  • Tue, September 19, 2017 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Alan Kurzweil, Larry Peed, Chris Fairhall, Tom Roberts, Rob Golding

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21195895, a peasant route down to Goose Bay Marina designed by Ron A

    Weather: Overcast, mid-70s to start, becoming sunnier and about 80; humid, northerly breeze 

    AMS: 17.8 for leader 

    Report: We didn't have the biggest turnout today, maybe owing to the slightly-threatening-looking weather, or to the past weekend's big cycling events, but those who rode were treated to very pleasant conditions, maybe one of the few remaining truly summer-like days of the season. It was good to have Larry and Chris back with us after their layoffs, and we welcomed back Jane H, who rode with Ron A's CC group. Despite some variations in paces, we all reconvened at the two rest stops, enjoying leisurely breaks on the porch at Goose Bay and on the steps at Pisgah Store before returning to Bryans Road. Thanks to all for another very nice day of riding!

  • Tue, September 19, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Steve Palincsar, Jane and Jim Hudnall

    Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21038901  Ascent of Mighty Mount Pisgah followed by Ripley, Poorhouse, Burch, Md-6 to Blossom Pt and a rest stop at everybody's favorite, Goose Bay.  Return via Mill Swamp, MD-6, Fire Tower, Annapolis Woods, and Poorhouse to a second rest stop at Pisgah.  Final routing used Bicknell, Sweetwater, Chicamuxen, Hawthorne, and Chapman's Landing.

    Weather:  better than forecast as we had sunny skies from Goose Bay back to the start.  Temp range of mid to upper 70s with winds out of the northern quadrant that proved cooling without significantly impeding forward progress.

    AMS:  upper 12s

    Report:  Nice to have Jane back road riding as she had no trouble topping out on Mighty Mount Pisgah.  She and Jim did cut their ride short, turning right on Poorhouse to pick up the final 1/3 of the route and including a visit to Smallwood Park.  Steve and your faithful correspondent had a most pleasant and enjoyable ride with little of interest to relate other than the yearling deer we encountered on the side of the IHRT (following a mini detour of our own chosing).

  • Sat, September 16, 2017 8:30 AM | Reginald Stokes

    See Mia's post

  • Sat, September 16, 2017 8:30 AM | Mia Haynes

    Ride Leader:  Mia Haynes

    Co-Ride Leader:  Reggie Stokes

    Members:  Rod Barnes

    Guest:  None

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None

    Another great day for a ride.  The trail had a lot of traffic/activity this morning.  There was a walk-a-thon of some sort going on when we arrived, therefore, parking was interesting.

    We rode the trail twice, then rode to Bennsville Road and back giving us a total of 62 miles.

    During the ride we saw lots of people - of course, squirrels, snakes (3 big: 2 alive, 1 dead; and 3 small snakes) - the trail had plenty of snakes today.

    So, as we were turning around at Bennsville Road, a tree fell!  So the answer to the question, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear fall, does it make a sound? is Yes.  LOL

    Nice ride guys. Fantastic as always.

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