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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.









  • Sat, April 07, 2012 10:00 AM | Polly Choate
    As others have said, the ride started out chilly but with the sun, the day warmed up nicely.  Eleven riders started out from Bryans Rd, including Leader Polly Choate, Dan & Diana Donahue, Walter Carr, Herman Young, Calvin Conyers, Jay Lewis, and Belinda Acre.  The group welcomed new members Catherine Kitchell and Kevin Mundy, and guest Butch Counts. All went well on the first trip down Bumpy Oak and the rail trail up to White Plains, except several riders began to experience allergies from the abundant pollen, especially kicked up by the wind which seemed to be head on no matter which way we turned.  We regrouped at White Plains.  Just after leaving the Shell Station reststop on Marshall Corner Rd, Herman had a mechanical, a broken chain.  Not knowing, the majority of the group had continued on and waited at the turn onto Bumpy Oak.  There we learned from Dan & Diana that Herman was waiting at the Shell and Calvin had taken a shortcut on Promfret to get his car and retrieve Herman. At this point Catherine and Butch decided to ride on and finish the 33 mi route.  With the wind and allergies still plaguing us, we also shortcutted, taking 225 to 210 and back, finishing with 30 miles. All of us got back to Bryans Rd at the same time, and 3 had lunch at the Lunch Box.   
  • Sat, April 07, 2012 8:00 AM | John Gorman
    Ride Leader John Gorman. Today's 8am start was a little cool near 40 w/ a breeze of head wind of 10-15mph, but brillant sunshine. Riders: visting quest from (NJ)  Rob Greeley, BBC mbrs Chris Bradshaw & Nigel Samaroo, OHBC mbrs Linda Molesworth, Kenny Statom, and ride leader John Gorman. The route turns left from the Park-n-Ride Lot and goes south down Patuxent River Rd ending into the 1st reststop / mile-14 into RT 2/ Solomon's Isl Rd, continues further south onto Bayard Rd before traveling thru open rolling rural Polling House Rd, looping back @ mile 25 to Paxt Rd. After arriving back to MD 424/Davidsonville Rd, it crosses over, and then @ mile 33 there's the an option of doing a less hilly return or a hiller return of 42 or 39 miles.  The group @  mile 5 quickly slipt into an A pace (Rob, Chris, Nigel, & Linda), with Kenny & John doing the B pace.  Ending Stats for the B-pace: 14.93ams, total riding time 2:40, elv 1250ft. (John's all time high ams)
  • Fri, April 06, 2012 1:00 PM | Jackie Schoch
    Leader was Jackie Schoch and the riders were Randy Schoch, John  Riconda, Larry Peed (who is still waiting for his new bike).  Jeanne Ulrich parked at Rt. 227 and George Martin finally came on a Friday ride but he started at the Villege Green.  This was a crazy ride, we had head wind all the way to White Plains but when we started heading back we had the head wind again.  Now how many times has that happen.  We were all waiting for an easy ride back but it didn't happen.  Nobody ate at the deli.  Randy and I had to rush home to get ready for the 1st night of Passover.
  • Thu, April 05, 2012 4:28 PM | Samuel Perry
    Ride Leader Sam Perry. The day was a little chilly with a breeze. Twelve riders accompanied the ride leader on this 36 mile ride to Hughesville MD. Our vice president took point and kept a good pace for all riders to keep up while I swept the rear.  Riders were Mike and Regina Saizan, Holly Carr, Sharon Miller, Steve Palincsar, Tom Short, Ken Williams, Jay Lewis, Jim McDermott, Michelle, Dave (sorry could'nt make out the last name) and VP Ken Meredith. 
    [Group Photo]
  • Wed, April 04, 2012 9:30 PM | Richard Harrington

    Beautiful sunny weather for our afternoon ride to the river. In the group were Randy Schoch, Holly and Walter Carr, Rae Carlers, Jimmy Bartlett, Joy Allchin, Mike Bivins, Peter and Jeanie Ulrich, Dansel Thorpse, and Ruth-Ann Cumberland. We followed the usual route through Accokeek and down to Marshall Hall.

    Several of us enjoyed barbeque and ice cream at B&J's after the ride. A good time was had by all! 


  • Wed, April 04, 2012 5:00 PM | Ken Meredith

    Ride Leaders: Paul Bales and Ken Meredith (filling in for Joe Montminy)

    Joined by Ron Leak, Charles Coe, Michael Cordova, Mark Baldo, Claire Chiamulera, Jan Tucker, Al Manley, Drayton Reese, Andrew Harris, Holden Hudson, Brad Francisco, John Choate, Michael Blaine, Michele Dyer, Josh Hettel, Blake Altman.  WHAT A GREAT TURN OUT!  After last week's wash out!  As usual riders divided into like-minded pace groups.  With the front group averaging around 22 mph, and the rear group averaging around 14.6 mph.  With other groups somewhere in between.  We had one quick flat tire change.  Everyone made it back safely.  Thanks to all who came out. 

    Come out and give this ride a try. 


  • Tue, April 03, 2012 8:47 PM | Ronald Leak
    Guest Keith Blackmon and Claire Chiamulera, David King, and Ken Meredith on a ride down the IHRT.  This "B" Ride averaged around 15 mph.  We stayed together, and kept in social for the most part.  No mishaps happened, other than stopping to help a rider who had a flat.  We got back to Theodore Green just before dark.  I started at Bensville Park and rode over.  It reminded me of a quote in one of my favorite movies, " Go straight that way and if something gets in your way turn."  That is kind of how I felt.  You can pick up a lot of speed going down that hill, and the you have to turn at the bottom.  So please be careful.
  • Tue, April 03, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Bivens
    Ride Leader Mike Bivens, subbing for Steve, was joined by members Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Linda and Paul Bankerd, Regina and Mike Saizan, Joan Oppel, Tom Roberson, Tom Short, Richard Harrington, Diane Harris, and David Van Amevden, on this 39 mile B Ride, through what Steve describes as “Mikey Land”. 

    This route, with portions on Livingston Road in two different counties at three different junctures, had four short climbs (Barry’s Hill, Chatsworth, Mill Hill, and Bumpy Oak), flats on Middletown, Rosewick (including the Rosewick Roller), Washington Ave, and a gradual ascent up Hawthorne, with a rest stop at WaWa on Billingsley and 301.  Randy and Jimmy took a couple of short cuts and rode at a CC pace. 

    Yea, Joan and Tom R, having biked and hiked in the Valley of Death, “feared” the longer route, and cut the ride short since they hadn’t fully recovered from their trek.  Mike and Regina, still recovering from their trip to Oregon and skiing in powder, remained with the Ride Leader to sweep.  School was out for spring break thus no buses to contend with and even though it was primary election day, not much traffic near polling places.  No incidents and a 14.5 AMS at the rear.  
  • Sun, April 01, 2012 1:30 PM | John Gorman
    Our 1:30pm started off overcast and near 60 degrees., starting from the Brandywine VFD lot. Riders for the day were all club memebers: Pat Walthers, Tom Short, Hugo Molina, Jay Lewis, Jimmy Bartlett and ride leader John Gorman. The created route was a modification from the posted cuesheet library. After the break at Moreland's store it heads down Wilkerson and Celestial Ln, thru Truman Manor and back up Gallant Green and retraces the initial roads off Cedarville back to Brandywine Rd, without crossing over to the hilly areas of Molly Berry, N. Keys, to get back to the start. Riders expressed a vote of approval in elminating many of the standard steep inclines, normally encountered on this original cuesheet posting and made for a more enjoyable experience for  CC-B level riders w/ added miles.  Hugo came out for a recovery ride from his Sat's 55mi ALP ride w/ Nancy/Richard,  Tom grouped w/him,  and Jay followed their faster pace. John swept and/or monitored from the front @ times on the route for Pat and Jimmy, we grouped together at times as well.   The weather after the 15-mile reststop, became a nice sunny pleasant day. Ride leader had a 13.60 ams.
  • Sun, April 01, 2012 10:00 AM | Walt Roscello (Administrator)
    As Janell said, there were not a lot of cherry blossoms left, but we did see two nice beds of tulips, so I'm re-christening this the Tulip Ride.

    The CC group stayed together as this was a no-cue ride, and went directly to the Zoo via Rock Creek Trail. We had a rest break in the sun while watching the llamas at the farm animal exhibit.  We found that some members had never been to the zoo, so we hope they get a chance to return now that they know the way.  By the end of the day it was neither too hot nor too cold, so it was a very pleasant trip.  Everyone had a good time, even despite one fall at a stop sign.

    Thanks to Calvin and Polly for leading the way on parts of the ride.

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