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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.









  • Sun, June 03, 2012 7:30 AM | Sylvia Pope (Administrator)
    Ride Leader: Larry Pope. A beautiful morning for a ride. Thank you Larry for substituting as ride leader for me, since I was unable  to lead the ride. Participating in the first early bird ride of the season was: Mike Bivens, Ken Meredith, Jay Lewis and guests Sharon and Danzie Seaward. Thanks for coming out!
  • Sat, June 02, 2012 8:45 AM | Deleted user

    This ride was posted by co-ride leaders, Calvin Conyers and Herman Young, for members and guests not participating in the Smeco 75.  Although it was posted on only 2 days notice, 19 riders joined the leaders.  We also had our first pooch--Teeny--sharing the ride.  Once the group warmed up on Berry Rd Hill, they enjoyed rollers, flats,  and just enough remaining climbs to keep things interesting.  All found the first rest stop at Cedarville Deli well placed.

    All riders completed the route without any mechanical problems. However, one rider did miss the turn at Ash Box.  She did not panic, but stopped immediately and with quick thinking phoned the ride leaders, making possible to quickly return to the group at the rest stop.  After the Wawa stop, 6 riders decided to extend the route by 5 miles by returning to the start via Floral Park Road.  Thanks Sam Perry for accompanying that group.  Thanks Jackie and Randy Schoch, Ann-Marie and Byron Harris, William Beale, Ani Hortini, LaTasha Banks, Mike Beshe, Nancy Ruth (Teeny's owner), Sam Perry, Walter Carr, Ken Meridith, Belinda Acre, Chris Sega, Gigi and Juan Talasta and Ryan Bond for coming.

  • Sat, June 02, 2012 8:00 AM | Judy Mutty
    Leader Judy Mutty, Diana Brown, and guest Yoku Shaw-Tylor ventured out the day after our big storm. The weather was very pleasant, a bit cool when we started out. The biggest challenge was the amount of debris on the trail. In fact, we stopped along the boardwalk of the Anacostia Trial extension to toss larger branches out of the way. Photo ops this week included a turtle along the trail and the WWI décor at the former 94th Aero Sq restaurant.
  • Thu, May 31, 2012 10:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar
    It was a lovely day today, sunny and much cooler than Memorial Day weekend, 80s rather than the 90s. Maybe we're getting accustomed to the weather faster than it said in the Post the other day?

    It was quite a large group, too: members Patricia Sanders, Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, Jim McDermott, Linda and Paul Bankerd, Jim and Jane Hudnall, Dave VanAmayden, Dana Middleton, Richard Harrington, Regina and Mike Saizan, Holly Carr, Joan Oppel, Tom Roberson (Happy Birthday, Tom!), Sam Perry, Calvin Conyers and guests David Osterwan, Fred Warwick and Matthew Huch. 22 all told, including leader Steve Palincsar, and 4 more than the number of cue sheets available (we shared, and everyone who needed one had one).

    We did this route last in late March, when Dave VanAmayden had a flat tire. There were no flats reported today, although a few riders had issues of one sort or other with the route, missing turns and adding bonus miles, or taking shortcuts to eliminate terrain features falsely claimed to be "hills" (you know who you are...).

    Although it's well known "There Are No Hills In Southern Maryland(TM)," there are a few elevation gains on this route that might get your attention, including 1.5 miles on Van Brady (189 feet of elevation gain, mostly 2-5% but perhaps 50 feet at 5%); a mile or so on Surratts with around 300 feet of elevation gain and four spikes of grades of between 5% and 7%; 0.3 mi on Thrift Rd, the dip after you leave the park, with 200 feet of elevation gain and grades between 5% and 11%; and of course there's Danville.

     It's about 2 1/2 miles on Danville from the turn off Floral Park to the turn on Accokeek Rd. You gain 235 feet in those 2 1/2 miles, half of it in the first 0.3 miles, the grade briefly getting as high as 11%, and staying above 4% for those 0.3 miles. Although while you're riding it, it seems as though you're climbing for the entire 2.5 miles, in reality the final 2 miles are actually almost flat.

    In the entire 36.6 miles, the route gains a total of only 1425 feet.  Two rest stops, one at Cosca Park and one at the WaWa on McKendree at Rt 5.  As usual, we really enjoyed the shade at Cosca Park.  If you only know Cosca as the start/finish of the May Metric, you haven't seen it to its best advantage.

  • Wed, May 30, 2012 5:30 AM | Jane Hudnall (Administrator)
    Leader Jane Hudnall with Jim Hudnall, Ruth Anne Cumberland, Gigi Talastas, Richard Harrington, LaTasha Banks, Jimmy Bartlett, Delane Rouse, Shane LaBrake, Kirsten Watts, Daniel Thompson, Sam Perry, and Calvin Conyers enjoyed a pleasant ride through Accokeek and down to the Potomac River. 

    Welcome to new member Gigi on her new bike and thanks to Calvin who helped her with gearing and riding skills. This ride is for all classes from fast riders who race to the river to casual cyclists new to group riding. The Wednesday afternoon Tour de Accokeek is a great ride if you are a new club member.
  • Tue, May 29, 2012 7:40 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    It was a hot one, and a windy one.  Well beyond "cooling breeze" and into "mighty windy."  As predicted, the so-called 50% chance of rain didn't materialize during the day; instead we had sunny skies, humidity, 90 degree temperatures and wind.

    Today's group consisted of Darryl Lowery, Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, Jon Agazii, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Regina and Mike Saizan, Mike Bivens, Jimmy Bartlett, Richard Harrington, Joan Oppel, Tom Short and guest Thane.

    The route went up Mason Springs (about the only route we've done in years that goes up that incline off Chicamuxen) to Poorhouse, Annapolis Woods and Firetower to a rest stop at Welcome Rd., then up Durham Church and Ironsides to Baptist Church and Bowie back to Mason Springs to the Pisgah store for a second rest stop.  Return to Bryans Road was up the climb on Livingston.

    Another fast one today - I was dropped before mile 2, saw the group at the two rest stops, but it was a bit like meeting people in a NY City elevator.   If we're going to have an A ride, maybe we need an A leader as well.

  • Mon, May 28, 2012 9:00 AM | Deleted user
    What better way to start the Memorial Day festivities than with a morning group bike ride with people that share a common interest  - safe, enjoyable, bicycling. This was the objective of the B, CC & C rides from Accokeek. Ride leaders Calvin Conyers, Herman Young and John Gorman wish to thank the 38 total B, CC & C riders that participated.

    All routes shared a portion of Indian Head Rail Trail, met at the White  Plains rest stop,  used wide shoulders for safety and minimized hills for enjoyment. Regardless of skill levels, riders interacted with each other exchanging suggestions and conversations.

    Calvin and Herman want to give special thanks to Sam Perry (photos), Janell Saunders, Jackie & Randy Schoch, Sharon Miller and Jon Agazzi for pacesetting and turn control. While resting at the White Plains Trail end, Kristen's tire blew out. No problem. Sam gave a clinic on repairing.  In addition to aforementioned participants, Leaders thank John R., LaTasha, Lea, Larry, Bernie, Sue, Jimmie, Nancy, Anthony, Rudy, Celeste, George, Gigi, Ani, Diana, Chuck and guest Laura Learn for coming.  BJ's was closed so unfortunately no ice cream this year.  Maybe next time.

  • Mon, May 28, 2012 8:30 AM | John Gorman
    Today's 8:30am B-ride of 40miles was a joint offering from Accokeek w/ Calvin Conyers and Herman Young's CC/C 35/25mile routes. The temps were were typical Memorial Day w/ starting temps near 80 and finishing @ near 90. B-ride leader, John Gorman, was joined by Kenny Statom, Larry Greene,  Shane LaBrake, Richard Harrington, April/Herb Pruitt, Jan/Ron Tucker, Jane/Jim Hudnall. 

    The ride used the reverse roads of the "Tour De Accokeek" over to the Marshall Hall Rd ramp, then a U-turn & straight back down Marshall Hall to the MD-210 traffic light. From there we went down Livingston making a left down Bumpy Oak, (the faster pack, waited for us @ Bumpy Oak), & then we stayed close to each other on the IHRT to the end @ Theodore Green Blvd for a reststop @ mile 20, where the CC & C riders joined us. We reversed back on the IHRT, north on Hawthorne and then some ins/offs of Livingston & MD-210, using some residential side service roads on the north side before crossing over @ Pine Dr onto Livingston back to the FireHouse.  

    The faster pack went ahead on the return, while John was joined @ the reststop to the end by visiting former OHBC member Laura (? from PA).  Rider leader's stats: AMS 15.40, time of 2:39:52. No mechanical problems were noted. All agreed it was a nice way to start off and end the first summer Holiday of the season.  Looking forward to reading Calvin/Herman's report; they had an even larger turnout.
  • Mon, May 28, 2012 8:00 AM | Anonymous
    I was joined by guest Jeff Lagana, new member Seve Valero, Blake Altman, Reginald Smith, and Claire Chiamulera on a ride down to Coltons Point.  I know I said the the ride leader would average 16 mph, but of course that was not the case.  The Ride quickly went from an A ride to an AA ride.  My AMS was 17.6 mph.  I am glad we left as early as we did due to the heat of the day.  There were no incidents, and all returned safely.  I want to thank those who came out for a great ride.
  • Sun, May 27, 2012 8:42 PM | Judy Mutty
    Club members Diana Brown and Gigi Talastras joined leader Judy Mutty for the ride. And, we had great guests with us: Annette Hawkins, Howard Herrnstadt, Margo Tintle, Paul Tintle, and Yoku Shaw-Taylor. Most of the group took off like rabbits – going at a C/CC pace! Thankfully, Margo kept them in tow. It was a lovely day for a ride, as we passed the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, the trail extension along the Anacostia, College Park Airport, and Lake Artemesia. After the ride, we went to the College Park Farmer’s Market.

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