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

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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.









  • Sat, April 08, 2017 9:30 AM | Jean Wright

    Leaders: Jean Wright and Barbara Haney

    Members: Ken Meredith, Ron Haney, Lou Dallord, Diane Harris, Alfred Jemmitt, Darrell Meyer and a couple others who did not sign in on the A roster

    Guests: Steve Wilk

    Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12935391  

    Weather:  started with a temp of 50 degrees and ended at 60; wind 12-20 mph with 25 mph gusts 

    AMS: Leader (sweep) 14.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None  :) 

    Report: Thanks to everyone who came out to ride today.  Great group of A riders.  We rode most of the time in two groups.  A couple of riders switched to either the faster AA group or the slower B group.  That is one of the advantages of an All Class ride.  The first 20 miles were very enjoyable as the temperature increased.  After the first rest stop at Goose Bay, the wind picked up and speeds decreased.  With gusts of 25 mph, we worked hard just to keep going.  The wind seemed to come at us from every direction.  Some of us remarked how worn out we were at the end - felt more like a century ride than 46 miles.   Thanks for Jim Hudnall for greeting us as every rest stop and taking pictures.

  • Fri, April 07, 2017 11:50 AM | Thomas Roberson

    Ride was cancelled due to winds in excess of 20 mph, this is a nice ride, and worth rescheduling , So, look for it in May on a Friday.

    Tom Roberson

  • Fri, April 07, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)
    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Steve Palincsar

    Route:  IHRT:  Village Green to White Plains and return

    Weather:  Temperature staying at 50 degrees, periods of sun but mostly cloudy, strong winds out of the west gusting to 20 mph.

    AMS: 13

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  Nothing on the ride but while getting ready the wind whistled through my van, caught up my OHBTC offical documents folder and sent everything in it flying across the Village Green.  I was surprised that I could still run so fast tracking all of the papers down.

    Report:  A lovely ride outbound to White Plains - and the return was just as nice.  The winds weren't anywheres near as fearsome as the weather reports made them sound and other than a gust or two at various exposed locations, we weren't adversely affected.
  • Wed, April 05, 2017 5:30 PM | Dan Zavorka

    Leader: Dan Zavorka

    Members: Dan Zavorka 

    Guests: None

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/999206

    Weather: Mid 60s at start, cooling up to mid 50s, not too windy

    AMS: about 16.2

    Report: Second Tour de Accokeek of the year. Despite the great weather, I was the only rider to show up. I road briskly to the rest stop at almost 18 AMS. I only stayed at the rest stop for 5 minutes and headed back to the firehouse. It was a nice ride all around. Hopefully, we see more riders as the weather continues to warm.

  • Wed, April 05, 2017 5:30 PM | Jean Wright

    Leader: Bruce and Jean Wright

    Members: Micky, Ken Meredith, Mike Mallino (Phillip Mitchell rode AA)

    Guests: Ken Lemmert (Josh Hettel rode AA)

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1472771 

    Weather:  mid-60s, wind speed 5-8 mph 

    AMS: 16.4-16.9 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Since the AA group was delayed due to a mechanical, the A/B group started on before the AAs. Shortly after we started, Micky and Mike separated from the group and were out of sight in no time. We stayed alert for the AA freight train, which caught us before we got to Rt 6. Ken, Ken, Bruce, and Jean rode in a pace line most of the way, regularly rotating the lead. Wind gusts seemed to come from all directions until we got to 301.  We slowed to chat and catch our breath in our usual spots, Allen's Fresh and Fairgrounds Rd.  Feeling a little push from a tailwind, Ken L and Jean pulled away from Bruce and Ken M on 301.  The rest of the AA riders who stopped for a mechanical passed us on 301. We all finished with nearly the same AMS.  

  • Wed, April 05, 2017 5:30 PM | Scott Walker
    “For the love of the people and the ride” - Michael Blaine
    Founders • Benny Budd and Joni King
    Host • Paul Bales/Casey Jones Restaurant
    • Robert Golding (Oct 12, 2016 – 59:48, 25.2 mph)
    QOM • Claire Chiamulera (Aug 22, 2012 – 1:07:56, 22.2 mph)
    Honors • R.Golding • D.Hearn • M.Biffel • D.Kemp • D.Hoefert • A.Harris • M.Blaine • C.Chiamulera

    Class: AA/3
    : Express
    :  Early season romp
    Speed Limit Imposed: None
    : CJE kits always welcome
    Start Time & Location: 5:30 pm, Casey Jones Restaurant, La Plata, MD

    The Course

    Location: Charles County
    Distance: 25.8mi (TT segment is 25.1mi and used for CJE records and PRs)
    : 701ft
    Rest Stops
    : None
    Max Grade
    : 5.1%

    The Ride

    Riders: Eleven– Michael Blaine, Blake Altman, Mike Wilson, Justin Rodbell, Cole Robins, Alex Frye, Matthew Lewandowski, Josh Hettel, Charles Sidwell, Phil Mitchell, Scott Walker
    Overcast, 62 degrees w/winds from the NW at 6
    23.0 mph (leaders / 4 rider)
               22.0 mph (chase-1 / 1 riders)
               21.5 mph (chase-2, 3 riders)
               19.0 mph (sweep)

    Mishaps & Mechanicals: None
    A good turnout today with some nice speed up front (Justin, Cole, Alex, & Michael).  At the chase-1 position, Brad rode alone for nearly the entire ride, but very strong w/a solo 22.0 mph average.  Good to have Josh and Michie back w/us for their first CJE of the season!  I hope to see you all in a couple of weeks as I'm off to NYC w/family next Wednesday for Spring Break.  Thanks to Blake for leading next week’s ride.

  • Wed, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney 

    Members: Ron Haney, Alan Kurzweil, Dave Schnirel, Tom Short, Darrell Meyer, Bob Howell, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson, Tom Roberts,  Lou Dallorso

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20013839, around Accokeek, over to Port Tobacco, Poorhouse to Pisgah Store, back via Marbury and up Livingston Rd. 

    Weather: even better than expected, 60s to low 70s, light winds 

    AMS: 16.2 for leader, riding somewhere in the middle of several groups 

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: a flat before the ride and one at rest stop

    Report: although not as spectacularly warm as yesterday, temps were still quite nice; without the winds we had yesterday, today was near ideal, and many of us were able to take advantage of both days to ride. We broke up and regrouped a few times, mostly on hills, before reaching the stop at Pisgah Store all at about the same time. We took a nice long break to sit on the steps, enjoy the sun, and chat. We left the stop without Bob and Chantal; they were repairing a flat and told us to go on ahead. The repair must have been quick, because they reached the firehouse parking lot shortly after the last of the main group got there. Thanks to all who came out to ride today!

  • Wed, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Ron Altemus and Jay Lewis

    Little to add to Barbara's report.  We saw the A/B group departing Pisgah Store as we arrived. 

  • Tue, April 04, 2017 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)
    Leader: Ron Altemus

    Members:  Mike Bivens, Steve Palincsar, Lou Dall'Orso, Ron & Barb Haney, Harry Kidd, Tom Short, Holly Carr, Sam Perry, Tom Roberts, Travis Proctor, Bob Thompson, Chantal Briere, Larry Peed

    Guests:  Bill Silva

    Route:  "GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME"  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19427919  41 miles/1500' elevation. Livingston/Hungerford to Metropolitan Church. Then Bumpy Oak/Hawthorne/Ripley/Annapolis Woods and Fire Tower to a rest stop at Scott's Store in Welcome. Durham Church/Ironsides to Baptist Church. Bowie/MD-6/Mason Springs to Smallwood Church.  Chicamuxen/Smallwood Park rest stop/Livingston return to ride start.

    Weather:  forecasts said no chance of rain but most of us either drove or rode through showers to Bryan's Road.  At 9:45 am, all rain stopped, and by 9:50, the clouds gave way to blue skies and sunshine.  Temps started in the mid-60s and hit the mid-70s by ride end with character-building winds out of the SW quadrant. 

    AMS:  swept at 13.8.  Since almost all riders were gone by the time the CC group got back to the start, have to assume their mph was significantly higher.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  The rear wheel on Harry's Rans gave him problems, more than the BionX assist could overcome.  He turned back after the second occurrence on the uphill part of Bumpy Oak, next destination his LBS.

    Report:  Quite the turnout!  First time ever for your faithful correspondent that the Release form was completely filled out.  And it's a good thing that many riders are downloading the RideWithGPS files to their Garmins, as 10 cue sheets weren't enough.  Given Harry's troubles, the sweep ended up at least 20 minutes behind the riding groups but did manage to catch up at the Sweden Point marina rest stop.  I assume everyone had a good ride - I know I did!

  • Sun, April 02, 2017 1:30 PM | Jean Wright

    Leader: Bruce and Jean Wright

    Members: Matthew Lewandowski, Andrea Noseck, Susan Estes, Phil Mitchell, Lou Dallorgo, Dan Zavorka, Samson Samson (Mike Blaine join us for a portion of the ride)

    Guests: None

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3637975

    Weather:  Sunny and 60s, light to moderate wind

    AMS: leaders' AMS 16; lead pack AMS 18.1 

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: As we gathered, everyone was grateful for an afternoon ride on a beautiful Spring day.  Just after we left Laurel Springs Park, we passed Mike Blaine who crossed the street and joined us until we got to the rest stop.  The group quickly broke into two groups: a large pack of fast riders who wanted to hammer and a less aggressive group that included the ride leaders, Dan, and Mike Blaine.  We chatted as we cruised down the IHRT.  After the rest stop, the group broke into two groups again with the leaders by themselves in the rear group.  Other riders said that the lead group broke up as some wanted to continue hammering and the rest did not.  Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy riding and being outdoors.  Everyone seemed to get what they wanted out of the ride.

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