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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.









  • Fri, May 10, 2019 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leader - Jackie Schoch

    Members - John Riconda, Ron Altemus, Belinda Acre Josh Sieben, Vickie Garlock, Robin Garnett, Jim and Jane Hudnall.

    Guests - None

    Route - IHRT

    Weather - Nice up to 80 and sunny

    AMS - Varied - Leader approx. 12 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps - None

    Report - Nice group of riders this morning. Randy was getting over a cold and decided not to ride. We saw a snake, one snapping turtle, two box turtles, lots of bike riders, walkers, and a recumbent e-trike. Diane's ride met up with our ride at the rest stop in White Plains for a nice large group visit and photo opt.. We had head wind in both directions. Jackie was riding her regular bike. Jackie stopped at McD's to take home lunch for Randy and had no idea where the others dined.

  • Fri, May 10, 2019 9:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Earlier in the week the for cast was calling for rain on Friday so I wasn't sure this ride would be a go.  But the weather was fine, overcast at the start but temps in the high 60's going to the high 70's.   Three clunky members joined me, Theresa Rowell, Michael Dong, and Tom Roberts.  Michael and Tom had ridden to the start location from their homes.  Now that the C/CC group starts from the Indian Head Village Green, we had to decide whether we wanted to head towards their start location once we reached the Livingston Rd trail access or just continue on the trail towards White Plains. Mike and Tom headed towards the Village Green while Theresa and I headed towards White Plains.  We all met up at the trail head in White Plains but along the way, Theresa and I enjoyed watching and pair of geese with their goslings (that hissed at u s as we carefully rode past), several cardinals, and a snapping turtle.  At the rest stop we met a senior citizen who was riding his recumbent trike on the trail and enjoyed talking to him about everything in general and nothing in particular.  He was 80 years old!!  (Did you know we have some club members whose ages exceed that!!)  On the return trip, Mike left us to ride home and Janell joined us for part of the ride that included the climb up Hawthorne and the rollers of Chapman's Landing, leaving Tom, Theresa and I to do the final climb up Barry's Hill to the parking lot.  No rain, some sun, all in all an enjoyable ride.

  • Thu, May 09, 2019 10:30 AM | Samuel Perry

    Ride Leader Sam Perry

    Members: Linda Bankerd,Larry Peed, Ron and Barbara Haney.

    Because the weather was predicted to be Iffy, I chose a short route that would be fun, and one that we would be finished within the window of anticipated showers. 

    Our turnout was smaller than ususal but we made the best of it. The route was 31 miles long, with rollers, flats, and a couple of hills. 

    Rest Stop was at the Moreland Store. The AVS up front was 16.8 and the sweep was at 16.1 for the Ride's end. No mechanicals to speak of.

    Larry Peed had a personal best on this ride. 

  • Wed, May 08, 2019 5:30 PM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)

    Leaders: Jim and Jane Hudnall

    Members: Troy Eddy and Janell Saunders

    Route:  From the Fire House we wound our way through Accokeek to Bryan's Road, down Marshall Hall Road to the Potomac and then back up Barry's Hill and Accokeek Road to the Fire House.

    Weather: Clouds but no rain! Temperature in the 60's and just a bit of wind.

    AMS: 14 mph - Troy was faster

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Water was still flowing across the road on Barry's Hill but not deep enough to stop us.

    Report: We enjoyed the pleasant weather, low-traffic roads and a rest stop at the river. This is a great ride to do after work to get in a few miles during the week.  Cyclists can do a shorter version or the whole ride and cycle at a pace that they enjoy. Strong riders can race to the river and then back up the hill! 

  • Wed, May 08, 2019 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 8, 2019

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.9 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 60’s, cloudy, some wind

    Guest Riders:  Sean ?, Anthony Carter, Josh Hettel, Reginald Forbes

    Member Riders:  Douglas Carter, Mike Wilson, Lynne Blake-Hedges, Scott Walker, Michael Blaine

    Ride Report:

    The average, provided above, is parking lot to parking lot.  The matching time trial segment average is 22.3.  The lead group time trail segment speed is 22.6.

    As per usual, the group split on the hill on Route 6.  A good sized chase group managed to catch the lead group prior to the traffic light on Route 6.  The pack split again on the hill on Budd’s Creek Road with some catching up on Route 301 and some not.  There was further splitting on 301 and Fairground Road but all of these trailing groups remained in sight of the lead group until the end.

    Everyone is rapidly approaching their peak performance levels for the season.  Why do I say this?  Well the 21.9 MPH average is for a rider who was near the lead group coming in.  The last rider had an average of 20.1 MPH.  This gives me a guestimate of about a 2.1 MPH spread between lead and last which is pretty tight.  Add to this that many of the trailing riders were singles while the lead group was in a pack and there was a head wind coming in.  All of this says that everyone in the ride today was very closely matched.

    It was an another fun ride.

  • Tue, May 07, 2019 6:00 PM | Sherwood

    Sue Estes, Linda Bankerd, Darryl Lowery, & Beth Dushman Joined me (Sherwood Byers, Sr., Ride Leader) on this weekly evening ride.  The AMS at the front was 19MPH & 15.7 MPH at the rear.  No incidents were reported to me.  

    Thanks to all who joined me on this ride.


  • Tue, May 07, 2019 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Sam Perry, Larry Peed, Pete Czapiewski, Alan Kurzweil, Kirk Saunders, Tom Roberts 

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29861614 a Mike Bivens original, modified by CC leader Ron A for more mileage 

    Weather: pleasant temps 70s-low 80s, but seemingly 99 percent headwind (!) that whipped up the pollen and caused some discomfort. Par for the course in these early season rides. 


    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Tom R arrived at ride start with a rear flat, which he fixed and was able to start on time. At the Dash In rest stop he then discovered a front slow leak that took some time to repair due to valve stem issues. 


    We made time at the start to celebrate Leader Ron A’s imminent birthday, presenting him with a card and singing to him. Festivities over, on to the ride: an A pace group formed early and rode together to the Dash In at mile 20. We were met there shortly by the B group. The B riders left the rest stop while we were dealing with the mechanical, and we didn’t see them until the end. The A group actually short-cutted the route, opting to go straight up Bumpy Oak, thus ending with 36 miles, while the B riders stayed faithful to Ron’s intentions. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day, pollen excepted, and the chance to climb the Three Hills. 

  • Tue, May 07, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:   Ron Altemus

    Members:  Jim Hudnall, Harry Kidd, Karen McMillan, Joan Oppel, Theresa Rowell, Pat Walthers

    Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29861614  39.5 miles, only 1,052' elevation change.   Outbound on Barrys Hill, Mill Hill, and Middletown over to a rest stop at the Dash-in on US-301/Marshall Corner. Return via the IHRT, Pomfret up to Marshall Corner, down Bumpy Oak to the IHRT again, and up Livingston as a finale.

    Weather:   blue skies, green trees - a visual delight.  Temps started in the low 70s, finished in the upper 70s, maybe 80, with low humidity.  Winds were predicted to be out of the SW quadrant, but seemed to be all over the place.  And there was a bit of pollen in the air to lodge in one's throat.

    AMS:   swept at 12.9

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none known

    Report:   Originally, this was a Mike Bivens' route, I believe, totaling 31 miles, so it was extended and another hill thrown in with the climb on Pomfret.  Karen and Theresa rode ahead of the main CC contingent (Jim, Harry, Joan, Pat, and your faithful correspondent) and we didn't see them again, figuring they were with the Bs.  Highlights included crossing the creek on the lower part of Barrys Hill and attaining the highest elevation in Charles County on Mill Hill.  Those thrills aside, it was another day of enjoyable cycling in Southern Maryland.

  • Sat, May 04, 2019 4:47 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)
    • Ride Leader:  Joan Oppel

    • Date: May 4, 2019

    • Ride Distance and AMS:  41 and within the CC pace

      Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29754652

      Weather: 70s with humidity

      Riders:  Harold Datz, Rita Zeidner, Fred Robbins, Pat Walthers, Patricia Sanders, Walt Roscello, Ellen Goodwin, Steve Cohen

      Mechanical Issues/Mishaps:  A slight mishap for Walt when his chain jammed on the last hill back to the park. He said he leaned the wrong way and fell over on his recumbent but was ok and returned to the park without further issues.

    • Ride Report: As others have mentioned, we were happy to have the weather turn in our favor and provide us the opportunity to ride. It was cloudy with about 15 seconds of sun during the entire ride. The CC group was social with different riders chatting with each other at various times. Thanks to all who came out to ride today!

  • Sat, May 04, 2019 12:53 PM | John Early

    Total of six riders: Leader John Early, James Rauch, Stephanie Willing, Jonathan Oliver, Nancy Hankin, and Kirk Fedder.

    A Perfect C Ride! No mishaps or breakdowns, great weather, great riding group, minimum average moving speed 12.4 mph. Riders back in Cosca Park, shortly after 12 noon.

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