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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.

Here is suggested template for the body that you can copy (control-c) and paste (control-v) into the body of your ride posting.









  • Tue, July 10, 2018 4:04 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    Leader: Joan Oppel

    Riders: Harry Kidd, Steve Palincsar plus Sonya Newman and La Tasha Banks signed in with the CCs.

    Route: Over to Nanjemoy Community Center to enjoy the AC for a few minutes in the middle of the ride (as routed by Barb Haney - and thanks for a nice route). 

    Ride leader had a flat on Chicamuxen at about mile 11. Steve, Harry and La Tasha stopped. La Tasha went on to meet up with Sonya who was just ahead and it seems that they stayed together for the rest of the ride. Flat was fixed quickly with assistance and we went on. 

    Nice shade on Riverside, we deviated a bit and took Sandy Point/Jacksontown over to Liverpool Point. Community Center did not disappoint for a respite. We were greeted by the seated exercise group and probably could have joined - but we only filled bottles and used facilities.

    Steve, Harry, Joan group ended with 40 miles. Thanks all for the company and the help.


  • Tue, July 10, 2018 9:00 AM | Ron Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Mike Saizan, Regina Saizan, Tom Short, Dave Schnirel, Don Gardner, Tom Roberts, Sam Perry, Ron Haney, Kirk Saunders, Lou Dall'Orso, Pete Czapiewski

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27999510, riding some of Riverside, stopping at Nanjemoy Community Center, returning home via Mason Springs/Livingston

    Weather: Warm to start, but noticeably hotter and more humid after the stop

    Report: Due to unforeseen delays at home, ride leader was almost late, but thankfully Mike Saizan had a premonition that he might need to bring an extra sign-in sheet. He had the process well underway by the time we arrived, and Joan O gave the pre-ride talk while we were getting ready. Result: we started almost on time! Thanks to you both for your help! 

    We had a pretty good-size group between the As and Bs, since it's hard to resist a ride on the beautiful and shaded Riverside. We all kept up a good steady pace getting to the Nanjemoy Community Center; most of us stopped in to enjoy the AC and comfy chairs. When we got started again, it was almost unpleasantly warm and humid, causing us to slow the pace a bit, but we still enjoyed a bit of shade on Mason Springs and endured the final bit up Livingston. Mike and Regina were their usual ever-helpful selves, making sure all the Bs were accounted for, and cooling us with the Saizan Super-Sprayer! 

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 5:05 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    The Watermelon rides today were dedicated to Ellyn Peed, a dedicated club volunteer and wife of Larry Peed. 

    There could not have been a better summer day for a ride - low humidity, mild temperature for summer, some shade, congenial riding companions. The C group enjoyed our time out on the road today: Belinda Acre, Polly Choate, Steve Forman, Dana Trevas, Pat Walthers, Ken Williams.

    No mishaps, an intentional detour to the IH trail at Livingston, then back on route and to the firehouse and watermelon party.

    Thanks to all for coming out!


  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leader - Randy Schoch

    Members - Ron Altemus, Larry Stirling, Diana & Dan Donahue.

    Guests - None

    Route - Tour d'Accokeek

    Weather - beautiful cool  morning

    AMS - approx. 12mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps - None

    Report - We were the last and smallest group for Jim to take our photos before we left. We did the standard Tour d'Accokeek which hasn't be used much lately for the Wednesday evening rides. We stayed together for the ride except for Dan who wanted to check out an auto accident on the side of the road. Dan found no one about so he caught us at the end of the ride. Thankfully there were no flies by the river this morning. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable ride honoring Bob and Ellyn. 

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Dan Wells, Harry Kidd, Karen McMillan. Walter Roscello, Alan Kurzweil, Jay Lewis, Walt Chalmers, Kevin Foley, Chuck Miller, Sarah Clement, plus 2 or 3 others who signed in, but Jane lost the sign-in sheet.

    Guest: Christina Chapman

    Route: From the Accokeek firehouse, right on Livingston Road, left on Marshall Hall Rd. Then crossing 210 and following Livingston to Hawthorne. Left on Ripley, right on Poorhouse to a rest stop at the Pisgah Store. Took Mason Springs back and added a short detour past the port-o-let on the IHRT and then back to Hawthorne, Lower Wharf, MD-210,  Chapman's Landing, down Marshall Hall, up Barry's Hill and back to the firehouse and park.

    Weather:  A delightful summer day with low humidity, clear blue skies and bright sunshine.

    AMS: from 12 to 14 mph. The group separated with most riders together  at the front and a few stragglers bringing up the rear.

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Christina's water bottle cage fell off her bike after she crossed MD-210. Jim carried it for her to the rest stop where Harry fixed it with a bolt and duct tape he had in his tool kit.

    Report: It was a beautiful day for a bike ride and everyone enjoyed a route that took us over some of our favorite roads. It was a great turnout with cyclists in all classes, colorful jerseys and lots of neat bikes. Jackie Schoch had slices of cold watermelon waiting for us when we returned.

    The ride was in memory of Bob McMaster, who helped make OHBTC the club it is today. We also honored the memory of Ellyn Peed, who over the years played a vital role in many club events. 

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Our small group was initially made up of ride leader Steve Palincsar and members Justin Stephen, Bernard Stewart and Dave VanAmeyden. 

    Early in the ride, Jane's CC-32 group caught up with us, and when we came to the left turn onto Pomfret, where the the two routes separated, Justin and Bernard stayed on Livingston with Jane's group.  Justin quickly realized his mistake and rejoined us, but Bernard stayed with the CC-35.

     We saw Jane's and Mike's groups as we passed the Pisgah store, and then shared the pavilion with Sherwood's A group at Pisgah Park.  When Sherwood's group left, we rode alone for the remainder of the ride.

    At the Bryans Road traffic light I asked if the group wanted to stop at McDonalds for water and ice; they all declined, but once across 210 I realized my back tire was going flat and we stopped there anyway while I changed a tube in the shade.  There was watermelon awaiting us when we were done.

    Thanks to all who made the ride possible.

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Ron Haney

    Leader: Ron Haney

    Members: Barbara Haney, Darryl Lowery, Diane Harris, Morris Hymes, Kim Mason, Randez Haddon, Kirk Saunders, Jonathan Oliver

    Guests: Falecia Stuckey, Kyanni Fleming, Mark Wimbush

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27823626

    Weather: You could not have asked for a nicer day, especially after the heat and humidity of the past week or so

    AMS: We kept up a good pace the entire ride, in the upper A range or a little over

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: one flat tire at the start of Chapman's Landing

    Report: A congenial bunch stuck together for the most part, keeping a brisk pace, with occasional flurries of activity temporarily breaking up the group. We met with several other rides at the halfway mark at Pisgah Store and, after seeing off the AA group, we went in pursuit of watermelon. Most of the group stopped at Chapman's Landing while Diane changed her flat tire, then completed the last few miles together. It was a very nice route and a good way to commemorate two long-time club members, Bob McMaster and Ellyn Peed.

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Michael Saizan

    Ride Leader: Mike Saizan

    Members: (7) Regina Saizan, David Schnirel, Sharon Miller, Sonja Newman, Derek Thompson, Sam Perry, La Tasha Banks

    Route: The 37 mile version of Bob's Watermelon route.  

    Weather: A just right day for riding.  A clear summer day with moderate temperatures all ride long.  Was it really July?

    Report: We all road together down Livingston from the firehouse.  At the light crossing MD-210 at Bryans Rd, we met up with the B-44 group and I am not sure who else.  From there, I could see 20+ riders in front of me as we rode down Livingston, Pomfret and IH Rail Trail.  We waved to the D riders heading the other direction on IHRT.  Than came the Hawthorne Rd climb which separated the big group into their respected classes. After the rest stop at the Pisgah Store, the B-37 group headed back to Accokeek Park for watermelon.

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Charles Williams

    Ride Leader:  Charles Williams

    Members:  (6) Calvin & Celeste Conyers, Rodney Palmer, Connie & Dennis Starks

    Guest: (1) Carolyn Grues

    Weather: A gorgeous Sunday. Great day for a ride & Watermelon

    Route: IHRT from Livingston Rd Parking lot and Village Green.

    Five riders started out together from the Livingston road parking lot and two of us started from Village Green.  The Livingston road crew completed most of the IHRT and the Village Green crew completed 26 miles. Our guest Carolyn was determined to complete the round trip. A big milestone for her.

    AMS:  11mph

    Mishaps: None

  • Sun, July 08, 2018 9:00 AM | Brad Francisco


    Leader:  Brad Francisco

    Members:  Matthew Lewandowski, Phillip Mitchell, George Valenzuela, Tom Roberts, Mike Wilson

    Guests:  Andre Thomas, Roland Heil, Katrine Waterman

    Route:  Accokeek Firehouse to Pisgah

    Weather:  Upper 60's at the start and lower 70's at the finish with a bit of a breeze

    AMS:   19.0 for the tail end and 19.7 for the main group

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  A pothole induced flat tire 1.5 miles into the ride.  Included a loud bang when CO2 inflation was tried.  Sounded like a tube exploding, but after checking the tube the inflater was determined to be the cause.  The ride leader's GPS was following the route, but somehow not recording the ride.  The backup computer provided the ride leader's average speed for this report.

    Report:  The rides today were dedicated to Ellyn Peed.

    Jim took our picture at the start and then we were off.  Until we were a mile and a half down the road and Katrine's tire met a pothole and the tube went flat.  We regrouped and when the tire repair was complete we went off in chase of all the other (non-D) riders.

    The ride leader relinquished the lead position 2.5 miles into the ride and then a turn was missed onto Gospel Union Rd., so the group (minus one who stayed on the route) navigated to get back on the route but ended up turning onto a dead end street.  The ride leader took the lead again until the left onto Pomfret Rd., at which time he was clearly not going fast enough for the majority of the riders and now was part of a small trailing group.

    That is the way it remained until the Pisgah store.  We didn't catch the A's before the stop - they were too fast for us.  After the store, the AA's (I counted ten of us) again split with the ride leader and one other trailing.

    A Holly Carr sighting was made on Marshall Hall Rd.  Just Holly doing her own ride, but she did stop by the park afterwards.

    Finished at the Accokeek Neighborhood Park for some ice cold water and watermelon.  Very nice.  Also a nice visit with many other club members.

    Katrine tied one of Jill Patterson's KOMs and took another away from her.   Quite a strong rider, too bad she is only on a short visit here from New Jersey.

    Thank you volunteers and riders!

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