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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.

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  • Wed, September 12, 2018 5:02 PM | Denise Davis

    Leader: Denise Nelson Davis

    Members: Gil D, Michael D, Jim H, Jane H

    Guests: None

    Weather: We got sprinkled on in the parking lot while getting our shoes on and everything ready, but it stopped before the ride started. Roads were wet but we didn't get rained on once we started. Still very humid!

    AMS: 14 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Jackie & Randy planned to lead this ride but asked me to do it so they could see a show. I successfully brought the paperwork, rode sweep in the back, and had a very uneventful ride. Hooray!

    Before the ride Michael gave us instructions on wet braking techniques. Thanks Michael!

    We noticed an impressive amount of LARGE driftwood on the boat ramp during our rest stop (basically the boat ramp was unusable). Perhaps Florence is pushing extra water/stuff up the river?

    After the ride Jane, Jim, Gil and I had sandwiches and ice cream at BJs.

    There's a picture at this link, but I don't know how to make it show up in the report.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/R4SUtR7mxrt1h2fd9

  • Wed, September 12, 2018 7:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)
    The weather was iffy and my usual hill repeats partner (Sam) opted out of joining me today.  No one else expressed an interest.  So, off I went,  solo, riding the streets of Apple Grove in a predetermined 4 climb pattern.  Three sets of the 4 climbs.  With no rain!!  A good ride. 
  • Tue, September 11, 2018 4:10 PM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Jay Lewis, Don Gardner

    Weather: Overcast, mid-70s and damp.  The hourly forecast showed a 0% chance of rain at 11, 15% from noon - 2 pm.  At 11:30 or thereabouts, it rained -- real rain, not just mist or drizzle -- for around 15 minutes, then cleared up.  About 5 minutes of bright sun and temperatures soaring into the mid-80s, immediately followed by a return to overcast and mid-70s, where it then stayed.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28546463?beta=false  Meant to be 40 miles, 1085' of elevation gain and two rest stops: the WaWa on Western Parkway and Berry Rd and the Dash-In on Berry just west of Middletown.  That turned out to be closed for remodeling, so we had a second rest stop at the Accokeek Firehouse.  I felt what I thought were some more sprinkles at the Firehouse so scrubbed the final section of the route -- Barry's Hill and Marshall Hall Rd -- in favor of a direct return on Livingston, for a total of 38.4 miles.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: 1 1/4 miles into the ride, Don had a blowout.  It wasn't until we replaced the tube and reinflated the tire that we saw the cause: a sidewall cut through which a bubble of tube was protruding.  Don had a boot, and when last seen he was on his way back to Bryans Road under his own power and riding, not walking.  He said it was a virtually new tire, too.  It's a shame when that happens., you feel like you haven't gotten your money's worth.

    AMS: 12.1

  • Mon, September 10, 2018 10:00 AM | Norman Lisy

    Weather is iffy and road conditions wet.  Ride is cancelled.  Will reschedule soon.  

    Norm Lisy

  • Fri, September 07, 2018 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leaders - Jackie and Randy Schoch

    Members - Larry Stirling, Susan & Ron Altemus, Fran Jezisek, Alan Kurzweil, Robin Garnett, Azalia Butler, Beverly White, Jane & Jim Hudnall, and Michael & Yvonne Dong. 

    Guests - None

    Route - IHRT

    Weather - Warm & humid

    AMS - varied - leaders did 14 mph

    Mechanicals / Mishaps

    Report - A great turnout which could be the result of a rainy forecast predicted for the weekend. It was a nice social group ride with lots of kibitzing about the IH Century on Labor Day.  The leader had to blow the whistle at the White Plains rest stop to get everyone to start riding back to the parking lot. We saw Bob Moye on the trail and some wild life (turkeys). After the ride, we dined at George's. 

  • Thu, September 06, 2018 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Harry Kidd, Pat Walthers, Jim & Jane Hudnall

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28519091?beta=false  Just under 30 miles, 1181' of elevation gain.  Old Indian to 301, down Van Brady, up Molly Berry to Candy Hill, left on Nottingham and Fenno to a rest stop at Merkle - some, if not most, in the shade.  After the break we went around the Tanyard bend and across Croom on Brooks Church to the big V on Baden Naylor, then up and over Nelson Perrie to Westwood and Baden Westwood and a (quite welcome) stop at the Baden store.  After the break the route goes straight back on Brandywine to Gibbons Church.

    Weather: mid 90s, sunny and humid with a "feels like" temperature pushing 100.  It was a good day to keep the distance on the short side.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: unless you're counting a dropped chain and a couple of bonus miles, none.

    AMS: 12.2

  • Thu, September 06, 2018 10:30 AM | Michael Saizan

    Leader: Mike Saizan

    Members: (7) Regina Saizan, Sonja Newman, Chuck Coe, La'Tasha Banks, Sam Perry, Tom Roberts, Tom Short

    Weather: Hot, Hotter, Hotest up to 93 degrees with plenty of sun

    Route: A short 30 miler today due to the high temperatures.  A rest stop at Merkle and for some a short stop at the Baden store for needed hydration.

    Report: Not much to report as we all seemed to be satisfied with the short distance and moderate pace to avoid any heat related issues. All things considered, it was still a pretty good ride. 

    Side Note: The tree, grass and table in front of the Merkle Nature Center are gone.  Just when we needed a shady rest area.  The plan is to put flowers in front (flowers look nice but don't give much shade :<(.  The CC group parked themselves at the shady area to the left of the Center.

  • Thu, September 06, 2018 8:35 AM | Michael Dong

    Leader: Michael Dong

    Members: Gil D., Ron A., Troy E., Jim H., Jane H., Denise D.

    Stutter start, as people get used to the change in start time of 1700 (5pm), with the group blending back together by the boat launch. Quick discussion on turns and counter-steering (had a recent event where following riders thought I was shooting past a turn, when in actuality I take that 90* turn often, and cruise through it at 22-24mph routinely) which keeps your tires pushing on the asphalt and results in a more stable contact and line direction..pushing the outside pedal down :) Skilled bike handling will keep you out of a lot of potentially bad mishaps.

    Excellent temps to ride in, not so super when stopped, as the humidity is "No Bueno" and had the real-feel about low 90's.

    Near-Zero mph tip-over by one of the riders circling the intersection above Barry's Hill, resulting in a slight leak to the knee, scrape to elbow that will buff out OK, and lacerated Pride because a driver saw it happen and stopped to see if the "poor guy" was alright. Hmmmm, toe overlap or just a balance conundrum? Anyone else practice trackstanding in the parking lot for giggles? It's super helpful at stoplights and stopsigns.

    Weather should be getting better now that Autumn approaches. Getting darker earlier, so the start time will stay at 5pm. Cheers!

  • Wed, September 05, 2018 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: September 5, 2018

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.7 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  Close encounter with 2 fawns

    Weather: Lower 90’s, humid, sunny

    Guest Riders:  Orlando Howard, Tony West, John Moore, Kevin O’Clair Antony Carter,

    Member Riders:   Douglas Carter, Tyler Hill, Brad Francisco, Mike Wilson, Sue Estes, Darrel Meyer

    Ride Report:

    The ride leader was convincingly dropped on the hill on Route 6; I think I was still recovering from the IH 100 century on Monday.  I waited for the next rider which was Sue.  We rode together until the end trading pulls at the front.  We were caught by Mike Wilson and company just as we reached La Plata.  The ride leader had an average of 19.9 MPH. 

    Meanwhile, Brad reports that he was more or less with the lead group for the whole ride and had an average of 21.7 MPH.  Evidently, there was a close encounter with 2 fawns on Kentucky Ave.  Fortunately, the riders and fawns escaped collision and lived to fight another day.

    It was another fun ride. 

    I will be unable to lead the ride next week but Mike Wilson has graciously agreed to step-up and lead.  Note that Mike will be starting the ride at 5:15 PM to accommodate the earlier sunset time.

  • Wed, September 05, 2018 5:30 PM | Bruce Wright

    Leader:  Bruce Wright

    Members:   Mike Kenyon, Joel Carney, Paul Bales and Darrell Meyer 


    Ride Distance: 25 

    Weather: Lower 90’s, humid, sunny  

    AMS:  Leader lead from the rear 16.5MPH 

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None  

    Report:  Group left before the AA rider,   Group stay together till Route 6, AA passed the A/B group on Route 6 and A/B broke up on Route 6 hill.  Good Ride and no problems, believe the front group of A/B rode a 17.8 MPH.  

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