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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, May 16, 2019 10:30 AM | Samuel Perry

    Route: NK 38 Doctor Bowen, Hughesville and Baden

    Ride Leader: Samuel Perry

    Riders: Regina & Mike Saizan, Linda Bankerd, Ron & Barbara Haney, Tom Roberts, Larry Peed, Jim & Jane Hudnall, Randy Schoch, Ken Meredith, Donaro Gardner, Theresa Rowell, Kim Golden, Alan Kurzeil , Ron Leak, Darrell Myers.

    Mechanicals : Dropped Chain, Stuck Derailluer( Corrected during ride) E-Bike damage from falling off bike rack during transport.

    Today I had an abundance of riders to try out a new route cobbled together from old routes.  Seventeen Riders from A Class to B Class. The route has more Flats than hills, but you had to climb Dr. Bowen Road, and there was one hill that everyone underestimated near the end of Route 381.

    The Rest Stop was at the Sunoco on Old Leonard Town Rd. 

    Prior to the ride's start, Randy Schoch had to excuse himself from the group ride after discovering damage to his bike after it had fallen from the rack.  Some riders arrived late but did call ahead, we started closer to 11:00AM.

    Once begun, we fell into Faster and Fast. The Ride Leader swept the rear.

    We had an option to stop at mile 27, the faster riders passed on the option and elected to finish the ride. The other riders made a short stop to regroup at Moreland Store. 

    Weather was great if not breezy, the Sun was out and temperatures quickly warmed up.

    The Riders advised me that they did enjoy the route.  AMS up front was 18mph, and in the middle 16 mph, and in the sweep 15 mph.

  • Wed, May 15, 2019 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 15, 2019

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.5 MPH (lead), 20.8 (chase 1)

    Ride Class:  AA/2

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 60’s, sunny, some wind

    Guest Riders:  Josh Hettel, Ethan Walker, Orlando Howard

    Member Riders:  Lynne Blake-Hedges, Michael Blaine, Scott Walker, Douglas Carter, Chris Zebriskie, Sue Estes

    Ride Report:

    As per usual, the group split on the hill on Route 6.  A good sized chase group formed at the top of the hill but was never able to catch the lead group.  The chase group split on the hill on Budd’s Creek Road.  The front of the chase group remained in sight of the lead group until they disappeared from view somewhere before the turn-off from Route 301.

    A bald eagle and a deer were sighted early in the ride.

    It was an another fun ride.

  • Wed, May 15, 2019 5:30 PM | Donaro Gardner

    Leader: Donaro Gardner

    Members: Tim Murphy, Troy Eddy, Randy Hadden,J im Hudnall, Jane Hudnall

    Guests: None

    Weather: 67 degrees

    AMS: 14

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: It was a nice afternoon to ride our bikes,much warmer than the previous 2 days.Many pleasant conversations were had.One hot topic was that bike to work day will be on Friday. Randy let us know halfway through the ride that he would change route to get in a few more miles. On the way back we saw an owl crossing Berry Hill Road. Berry Hill Road was also flooded.  After the ride , Jim and Jane Hudnall and I decided to go BJ's for a bite to eat.

  • Wed, May 15, 2019 5:30 PM | Ken Lemmert

    Ride Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Date: May 15, 2019

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express A/B

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  17mph

    Ride Class:  AA/2

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 60’s, sunny, some wind

    Guest Riders:  none

    Member Riders:  none

    Ride Report:

    There were a lot of AA riders.  Rode with them for a while.  No A/B riders.

    There was a Bald Eagle in the field along Springhill/Newtown Road.  Usually you will see them flying high.  It was pretty cool seeing this one down on along the ground.

    Sorry for the late notice of this ride.  Mark your calendar now...the A/B Casey Jones Express ride will now be a regularly scheduled Wednesday evening ride.  Hope to see everyone out like years past. 

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 6:00 PM | Sherwood

    On this windy Tuesday evening, Linda Bankerd, Holly Carr, Darryl Lowery, Beth Dushman, Sue Estes, & OHBTC Club President, Donaro Gardner joined me, Ride Leader, Sherwood Byers,  for this weeks Starbucks Express ride.  The steady headwind wind speed of 15+ MPH proved challenging at times along with the chill factor keeping you cooled. At ride start, the ambient temperature was 64 degrees (It felt like the mid to upper 40's).  The reported  AMS in the front was 18.5 MPH, while the AMS at the rear holding a steady 15.1 MPH.  There were no reported malfunctions.  

    Thanks to all who help make this weekly ride a really fun success.


  • Tue, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Pete Czapiewski, Tom Roberts, Sam Perry

    Guests: Elizabeth Niles, Barb Haley

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29923467 Springhill Newtown - Marbury Run:  through La Plata, Port Tobacco, Pisgah, Indian Head; route creatively adapted by Ron A for his CC riders

    Weather:  surprisingly worse that we expected. In the 50s all day, mostly overcast, even a few raindrops. NW wind 10-15 mph that was definitely a factor

    AMS: 16.3 for leader, front riders somewhat higher

    Report: There seemed to be some attrition pre-ride as a couple of riders changed their minds and left, maybe because they didn't have the right clothing for the weather. Those of us who hadn't put all our winter gear away were glad to have it: leg coverings, jackets, vests, wool socks, even full gloves and hats for some of us. It felt more like March or November than May, for sure. We welcomed two guests from VA , strong riders who we hope liked the ride enough to return as members. We rode at a brisk pace to the Dash In, only stopping long enough to regroup, then set out directly into the headwind to Pisgah Store. We took a normal break there, and from there we kind of broke up, the A group going on ahead, ride leader and Ron H dropping off to ride back at a B-ish pace, choosing to shortcut the end on Livingston instead of Chapmans, and Sam deciding to return directly via Mason Springs. Even in the less-than-ideal conditions, it was a good ride, and I hope it was enjoyed by all. 

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Karen McMillan, Pat Walthers, Jim Hudnall, Joan Oppel

    Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29923467  38.1 miles, 1478' elevation change.  Pomfret, IHRT, Bumpy Oak, Hawthorne, and Quailwood  to the La Plata Dash-In. Onwards via Glen Albin, Springhill Newtown, Old Stagecoach/Locust Grove, Chapel Point, MD-6, and Poorhouse to Pisgah Store. Final leg on Bicknell/Marbury Run, Chicamuxen, Hawthorne, and Chapman's Landing.

    Weather:  a raw feeling day with overcast skies to start, temps in the low 50s maybe reaching the upper 50s when the sun did break through later in the ride, and winds out of the western quadrant.

    AMS:   swept in the low 12s

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none

    Report:  would have been a very nice day for riding in the middle of March.  Unfortunately, it is May!  As the A/B ride leader noted, winter riding gear was the order of the day.  Heading out, Karen looked to get her interval training in early and was ahead of the rest of us.  We caught up with her crossing 301 into La Plata and we rode together until the second rest stop, where Karen continued w/o stopping due to time constraints.  Yes, a bit of rain (or was it sleet) on Springhill Newtown but nice sunshine on Poorhouse so maybe it evened out.  A few of the roads were traffic free, but we caused a minor traffic jam on Chapel Point at the Port Tobacco Park entrance.  Photographs of the park entrance were needed as a possibility for the IH100 tee shirt and a good number of vehicles suddenly were on the road.  Fortunately, no mishaps.

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM | Kirk Saunders

    Fabulous day to be on the Bike although it was a little chilly to start of with for spring . I was joined by Alan Kurzweil , Patricia Sanders , Cathy Wilson , Tom Roberts , Denise Edwards & Rocket Ron Haney all club members . The route was super smooth and as beautiful as We remembered it . Our group worked very well together rotating on the front & looking out for each other . No mechanical problems thank goodness , we had an average speed of 15.8  as well as big smiles after completing the ride . 

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 9:30 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: David Schnirel, Walt Roscello, Ron Altemus, Jay Lewis and Donaro Gardner

    Route: We started at Bryans Road with Kirk Sanders' A group. The route went down Chicamuxen to Smallwood State Park for a break then across on Smallwood Church Road and Mason Springs to Pisgah Park for a second stop. From there we followed Mason Springs to Chicamuxen, to Hawthorn, to Livingston Road, to the IHRT, to Bumpy Oak. Then up Bumpy Oak and Livingston back to the start.

    Weather: Pleasant riding conditions with overcast skies, temperatures in the 60's and a few peaks of sun. No rain!

    AMS: 13.5 mph at the back

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: We are grateful to Kirk for letting us start with his group and follow part of his route. It was a great day for riding with low-traffic roads in the Nanjemoy peninsula. The woods were beautiful with spring green leaves washed with rain from the night before. Conversation during the ride and at the rest stops let us catch us with how people are doing. Rides like this one are good for your body, mind and spirit.

  • Sat, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 11, 2019   

    Ride Name: Casey Jones to Cobb Island

    Ride Distance: 51 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  19.2 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/3, Sport

    Mechanical Issues: None

    Mishaps: None

    Weather: Upper 60’s to lower 70’s, overcast, some sun, somewhat humid

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:  Lynne Blake-Hedges, Barb Haney, Michael Blaine

    Ride Report:

    We had a really good ride but there isn’t too much to report.  We all rode together throughout and everyone took turns at the front.  The average was a bit of a surprise since we weren’t necessarily trying for a fast ride but that is what happens with teamwork (and a fairly flat ride).  Michael joined is in route on St. Mary’s Ave and turned back for home on Route 301 at the end of Edge Hill Rd. since he had graduation to attend later in the day.

    Thanks to everyone who joined me; it was a fun ride.

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