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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

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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 21, 2012 9:30 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    Ride Leader Holly Carr: Today was the second ride with my "new bike."  I was joined by:  Dan Donahue, Richard Harrington, Debby Bowman, Jan Tucker, Al Manley, Larry Greene, Jim McPhearson, Jon Agazzi, Tom Roberson, Joan Oppel, Jay Lewis, R&M Saizan, Mike Besche, Linda Bakerd, Kenny Statom and a few others whose names I could not decipher on the sign in sheet.  We also had a band of C and CC riders led by Dianne Donahue and Polly Choate.  Today was warm and sunny at the start.  Our gang headed post haste to the Merkle Sanctuary--averaging 15-16.8 to the rest stop.  The B riders then took a breather and meandered back to Gwyn Park HS at a more relaxed pace.  Lunch again at the deli!  It was a fun ride.
  • Sat, April 21, 2012 8:00 AM | Ronald Leak
    My first major ride of the year was a 60 miler around Lake Anna in Spotsylvania, VA.  This was the first year of the ride.  There were 2 different routes for this ride, a 60 miler and a century.  Both rode together until 40 miles into the ride.  There was a mass start at 8:00am for both groups.

    There were some issues with the ride, but when you consider the ride was organized by a 15 year old, to raise money for Law Enforcement United, I was impressed.

    The route was setup well with rest stops every 20 miles, with water and some type of food at each rest stop.  The roads we smooth and set on rolling hills.

    If this ride is on for next year, I would recommend it for those trying to get miles in, or or those who want to do an early century for the year.
  • Fri, April 20, 2012 11:00 AM | Jackie Schoch
    Leader Jackie Schoch and riders were Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Jan Tucker, Tom Roland, Brookey Givens and Valerie Love.  Jeanne Ulrich met us on the Trail.  Dan and Diane Donahue and Mike Bivens started from White Plains and met us on the Trail and turned around and rode back with us to White Plains and then back to Indian Head which they had more miles than the rest of us.  Jim and Jane Hudnall started late and met us as we were coming back to Indian Head, but they went ahead to White Plains and then met up with us for lunch at the Deli.
    It was a beautiful day with a total of 13 riders.  This was probably our biggest turn out so far.

  • Thu, April 19, 2012 10:30 AM | Holly Carr (Administrator)
    Ride leader Holly Carr: I just can't wait for my off Thursday, which I get to take every other week.  Better yet, this Thursday was the maiden voyage for my "new bike" which now has a Sram, Rival, Apex group installed by Benny at Bike Doctor.  I was happy to be joined by Steve Palincsar, J&J Hudnall, J&R Schoch, Richard Harrington, Ken Williams, Tom Roberson, Ken Meredith, Joan Oppel, Dana Middleton, Sam Perry, Sharon Miller and Robert Golding.  Starting out it was windy, but the sun warmed us up before we reached Eagle Harbor.  After 3 weeks in the Netherlands, J&J Hudnall did not miss a pedal stroke.  We all had a good time and went to lunch at the Italian Deli afterwards.
  • Tue, April 17, 2012 5:30 PM | Ronald Leak
    I was joined by Jon Agazzi, Michie Sidwell, Holden Hudson, Ken Meredith, Reginald Smith, and David King on a stroll to Indian Head from White Plains.  This was a nice peaceful ride on the trail.  Dave did the hill on 225 while the rest of us stuck to the trail.  For the end of April, I am going to add something a little different to the ride, and it should be fun.
  • Tue, April 17, 2012 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar
    Tues, April 17  Southern Exposure: Goose Bay & Chapman's Landing   Leader: Steve Palincsar 

    Another spin on the seasonal merry-go-round, and after a weekend in the 80s and a Monday in the 90s, Tuesday's windy 70 degrees seemed very cold indeed. 

    I arrived early at Accokeek for the ride down to Bryans Road, so I went the "back way" - Old Marshall Hall Rd. to Barry's Hill, even stayed on Old Marshall Hall as far as Cactus Hill.  When I turned around at Cactus Hill the road was backlighted and I could see pollen flying in the breeze like fine snow, and I arrived at the ride start with eyes  burning as if they'd been sandblasted.

    As we gathered in the parking lot at Bryans Road, someone asked whether I had any advice about things to watch out for on the road.  Thinking of that flying pollen, I said 'what we had to watch out for was in the air, not on the road.'  A moment later, over the Safeway there was the Shuttle Discovery, en route to Washington DC!

    Present today were Jimmy Bartlett and Randy Schoch, doing their own thing as usual; and in the B group, Darryl Lowery, Paul and Linda Bankerd, Richard Harrington, Loretta Troen, Regina and Mike Saizan, Dave VanAmayden, Sam Perry, Dana Middleton and Stan Hayes.

    The route went down Livingston and up the long easy grade on Hawthorne to Ripley, Poorhouse, Burch and Rt 6 to Blossom Point Rd to the first rest stop at Goose Bay Marina.  The wind was at our back all the way, and even I arrived at the Marina with a 16 mph average.  We had a nice break chatting about seasonal allergies and then headed north and west -- into the wind -- to a second rest stop at Pisgah (except Sam, suffering from the pollen enough to seek out Rose Hill as a shortcut back).  If I had thought my average at Goose Bay was due to the new, fast tires I put on my bike the day before, the eye-stinging slog into the wind on the way to Pisgah would have cured me of the notion, even before I noticed that my average had fallen from 16 to the high 14s.

    The last part of the route went from Pisgah to Chicamuxen on Mason Spring, and then Hawthorne to Chapman's Landing and back.  There was some grumbling at Pisgah about duplications with Saturday's ride and some might have taken an alternate route back (sorry, folks, I was riding in the Shenandoah Valley on Sat. and was trying to avoid duplications with Linda's Sunday ride from Mikeyland to Friendship Landing!).  The rump group finished with a 14.4 mph average.

  • Sun, April 15, 2012 2:00 PM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)

    Bare arms and legs today....I even got a sunburn!  A good group presented for this ride with a couple folks we haven't seen since last year and a couple new ones: Dawn Zoerner, Jimmy Bartlett, John Gorman, Rodrick Barnes, Herman Young, RuthAnne Cumberland, Randy Schock, Elizabeth Willis, Jeanne Ulrich, Latasha Banks, Walt Roscello, Holly Carr and Kirsten Watts.  We started out in two groups, with myself and RuthAnne hanging back with the slower group. At Marshall Hall Rd, John, Jimmy and Herman made a left to take a longer route that John worked out.  The rest of us headed down to the rest stop, giving Latasha some lessons on shifting and working the gears.  Coming back up Barry's Hill, we had a couple walkers, no worries, just more incentive to make it up that hill next time! All riders made it back and some of us headed to BJs for ice cream and conversation.  We found Randy's other half, Jackie there as well and talked about his upcoming birthday celebration.

  • Sun, April 15, 2012 9:00 AM | Claire Chiamulera

    Suddenly summer, but without the wicked humidity. We had a great group on this park-to-park to ride. Joining in the fun were Nancy Avitabile, Richard Edelman, Al Manley, Cathy Wilson, John Kady, Ken Meredith, Chris Zabriskie, Keith Blackmon, Jan Tucker and Blake Altman. We started together, then split into two groups: fast and faster. The faster group was comprised mostly of triathletes on a mission. The fast group just rode fast and admired an azalea or two. We had one flat that was quickly fixed with a team effort.  We rested briefly at Friendship Farm before Nancy got the itch and rounded us up. On the return, a few riders stopped at Scott’s Store in Welcome to replenish water bottles; as others have said, we found it cyclist-friendly with a real restroom. Jan and Blake guessed my favorite Charles County road: Durham Church, a fun, tree-lined descent near Nanjemoy. Faster group: 18.3 ams. Fast group: 17.2 ams. [Group photo] [Photo album]

  • Sun, April 15, 2012 9:00 AM | Linda Bankerd
    Claire had this listed as an A ride.  Being more of a B and wanting to do the ride, I added the second level.  The roads were all pretty familiar with the exception of friendship Farm Park, which I had passed often, but never gone into.  Steve Palinscar and Pat Sanders joined me. We had an uneventful, leisurely ride in ideal weather conditions.
  • Sat, April 14, 2012 2:55 PM | Calvin Conyers

    Although we were unable to add this ride to the on-line schedule due to technical problems, we still had a good turn out  of riders on this day of perfect weather.  The ride leader--Calvin Conyers-- was pleased to be joined  by Sam, Joseline, Paul, Jon, Belinda, Walter, Laquinia, Celeste, and William.  After the shared start with Holly's B Group,  our group essentually divided into 2 groups based on speeds, however the lead group made certain to wait for all riders at specified regroup spots.  Thanks all for making this an enjoyable ride, in spite of the challenging "hills on Rte 6".  Special note, Laquinia Beale, who is new to group rides of this length, successfully mae it up all climbs even while fighting leg cramps.  Way to go.

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