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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, February 04, 2012 10:00 AM | John Gorman
    Ride Leader John Gorman, was joined by members Diane Gorman, John Riconda, Tom Roland, Nancy Ruth, and her guest Tony Ingelido. The day started out partly cloudy and immediately stayed cloudy and the chill of 40 degrees remained all day with an increasing breeze as the ride continued.  As a group we left the IHRT onto MD-224 towards the Park, Nancy and Tony decided to head back to the Trail for a shorter option.  Diane, John, Tom ,and John continued and stopped for a rest at the Marina taking in the beautiful winter views. We left the Park, retracing our route to the Trail, Tom and John headed south to White Plains for a 30mile outing.  Diane and John continued north on the Trail for a lunch stop at Calerjo's in Indian Head before returning south to White Plains for 36miles.  These casual paced rides allowed for conversations and meeting of new members. All enjoyed the nice overall flat and well paved conditions of this route from the White Plains end up north.  There were no incidents or mechanical matters to report.    
  • Fri, February 03, 2012 1:00 PM | Jackie Schoch
    The leader was Jackie Schoch and Randy Schoch, Delane Rouse, Jimmy Bartlet, Rudy Elly, John Riconda and Jeanne Ulrich came along for the fun.  Hopefully has the weather gets warmer Delane will bring the girls for a ride on the Trail.  The ride was wonder and no wind on this trip.
  • Thu, February 02, 2012 4:40 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    Leader: Steve Palincsar. It was raining at dawn and raining at breakfast. The forecast called for rain until 11 o'clock, clearing to partly cloudy, temps in the 50s. I postponed the ride an hour, until 11:30. Jim and Jane Hudnall and Holly Carr joined me. The weather was "partly cloudy," in a way: sunny giving way to low dark clouds and temperatures in the low 50s, then bright sunshine with a few very high wispy white clouds and almost 60, low dark clouds rolling in again, until finally the sun won out. Roads were wet for most of the day. In all, a fine spring day, and a great day for a bike ride. The route went down St. Peters Church and Dr. Mudd to a rest stop at the Moreland Market, then Gallant Green to Truman Manor, up that 9% grade on Celestial, Wilkerson and Dr. Bowen "the wrong way" to a second rest stop at The Little Store, returning via Croom/Covington to Malcolm. Today was Groundhog Day and Phil saw his shadow, so we can expect six more weeks of winter. I hope they're a lot like the past few have been!
  • Tue, January 31, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Bivens
    Ride Leader Mike Bivens, wondering what happened to winter, was joined by members Alan Kurzweil, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Erica Kane, Jim Hudnall, Linda Bankerd, Steve Palincsar (starting from and returning to the Accokeek Fire Station for an additional ten miles), Mike and Regina Saizan, John Early, Sharon Miller, Sam Perry, and Joan Oppel, and guest Carmen Leguto on this 38 mile B Ride. At ride start the temperature was in the upper 50s and at ride end, mid 60s on the last day of January! This was a longer route, but shorter cue sheet, having long stretches and fewer turns. The deviators, Randy, Jackie and Jimmy, did their own shorter route. John had an appointment and turned around to return near the halfway point. We left the shopping center on Livingston to Hawthorne and then to Chickamuxen where it becomes Riverside (and into Najemoy).  Two cars passed during the more than five miles on Riverside. After a rest stop at the Nanjemoy Store, we continued the circle by coming east on Rt 6. This seven mile stretch was almost as deserted at Riverside and we were able to take advantage of not only the wide shoulders, but were able “to take the lane” as well. We returned on Mason Springs, with a second stop at the Pisgah Store, and then back up Livingston.  The only incidents were Linda’s flat on Chickamuxen and Sam’s cramping coming back up Livingston. Sweeping from the rear, my average was 14.1 on a winter’s day that could not get much better for bicycling.
  • Sun, January 29, 2012 10:00 AM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)
    Ride Leader Janell Saunders was joined by Steve Palinscar, Blake Altman, Jan Tucker, Mike Bivens, Diane Harris, Linda Bankerd, George and Claire Chiamulera, Ken Meredith, Alan Kurzweil and Gordon Meure.  Mildly chilly at the start but very sunny.  The group stayed together till the Bumpy Oak portion to Hawthorne Road.  We re-grouped at the Goose Bay Marina and enjoyed a sit-down on the porch. Everyone made it back to the start without incident.  A nice ride for me for not having been on the bike since the 2nd. 
  • Sat, January 28, 2012 2:00 PM | Ronald Leak
    Leader Ron Leak was joined by members Sharon Miller, Claire Chiamulra, Michie Sidwell, Jeff Lagana, and Reese on a fun ride on and off the IHRT.  The kicker is Claire, Jeff, Reese and the ride leader also did the Bike Doctor Winter Training Ride prior to this, adding another 37 miles for the day, which actually finished up a little more than an hour before this ride started.  The weather was a little windy, which knocked down the 55 degree air temp into the 40s.  There were no incidents, and an enjoyable ride.
  • Sat, January 28, 2012 10:00 AM | Nancy Avitabile
    Leaders Nancy Avitabile and Richard Edelman were joined by Diane Harris, Cathy Wilson,  John Kady, Ken Meredith, R. Tripp and Blake Altman for a ride on an unseasonably gorgeous day. The temperature hit 52 degrees during our ride which made it feel like spring. The bridge at Patuxent River has been repaired and is now open. Now, if they would just repair the potholes on Queen Anne’s Bridge Road it would be perfect. With such good weather it is hard to complain. The roads were mostly lightly trafficked and course went from flat to rolling with a couple of climbs. We passed many other folks out on their bikes enjoying the day.
  • Sat, January 28, 2012 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar
    Leader: Steve Palincsar. Today's big surprise was the weather: 44 degrees, clear skies, bright warm sun at ride start, getting up to 54 with a freshening breeze by 1 pm – a perfect early spring day, and not at all what you'd expect for late January. There were two options, 36 and 28 miles, and all but two riders chose the 36. Attending from Oxon Hill were: Sarah Clement, Walter Measday and Walter Measday IV, Jan Tucker, Holly and Walter Carr, Mike Bivens, John Gorman, Pat Walthers, Jim Hudnall, Mike and Regina Saizan (and John Early, who intercepted us en route) joined by 9 riders from Potomac Pedalers.
  • Fri, January 27, 2012 1:00 PM | Randy Schoch
    Ride leader was Jackie Schoch with Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Jan Tucker, Jim and Jan Hundall rode from the Village Green.  It was a sunny day but on the way back the wind was very strong.  At one time the gust of wind blew so hard that I couldn't pedal and was standing still.  We stop on the way back so Jim Hundall could give a bike rider a lesson on changing flat tires.  Watching Jim he should give a 101 class on changing tires.
  • Thu, January 26, 2012 10:30 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)
    Leader Jim Hudnall with Jane Hudnall, Tom Roberson, Joan Oppel and Mike Bivens set out on the "Nottingham 35" and were joined along the way by John Early. With temperature at the start of the ride in the mid-40's, the roads dry from the overnight showers, and little chance of more rain until the afternoon, it looked to be a pleasant day for a ride, and it was. The route was 35 miles on scenic roads with almost no traffic The group had an enjoyable rest stop at the picnic table at the Nottingham Store. Photo Album

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