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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.









  • Thu, May 03, 2012 7:08 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    It was chilly and overcast at the ride start, and it took a real leap of faith to believe it wouldn't rain. We started off with windbreakers, wind vests, arm warmers, even tights and full-finger glove liners, but by the first break at Magruders Ferry, the heavy arm warmers and full finger gloves came off, and by the second break at Nottingham store, summer had arrived - up to 80 degrees by the end of the ride, clouds replaced by sunny blue skies.

    The group today consisted of Dana Middleton, Holly Carr, Jimmy Bartlett, David Ostermann, Alan Kurzweil, Lawrence Peed, Barry Winkleman, Regina and Mike Saizan, Thomas Short, Sharon Miller, Loretta Troen and Karen Morgan, with John Early joining us at the first rest stop. And a fast group it was, too - last ones back averaged 14.9 mph.

    At the start we zigzagged every possible which way to avoid Brandywine down to Baden Naylor, then Baden Westwood to Croom to Magruders, the Croom Rollers from Magruders to Tanyard, then around the Tanyard Loop to Fenno past Merkle, down the now lovely, smooth pavement to St Thomas Church, and left on Mattaponi and Croom to the Nottingham Store. We returned from Nottingham by way of Candy Hill, Molly Berry and Baden Naylor, and straight back on Brandywine.

    It's been quite some time since we've been all the way down Baden Naylor and Baden Westwood, and today it all seemed fresh and new. Altogether, a wonderful ride!
  • Wed, May 02, 2012 5:30 PM | Anonymous
    Under overcast skies, Ron Leak, Mike Bivens, Jimmy Bartlett, Lea Pyne, Larry Perkins, and Peter and Jeanne Ulrich, joined me for a ride to Marshall Hall and back. This was Larry’s first ride with the club and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. We were all thrilled by the new Porta-John at Marshall Hall placed where we take our break. After our rest stop, we warmed up on Barry’s Hill, then on the Firehouse. A good time was had by all. Looking for a ride to start your season? Come and join us! Free ice cream at B&J’s for everyone who rides up Barry’s Hill! Not really, but join us after the ride at B&J’s. This is a no-drop ride open to all classes.
  • Tue, May 01, 2012 5:30 PM | Ronald Leak
    I was joined by David King and Ken Meredith on a casual ride down the IHRT.  We decided to stay on the trail and not really push it so we averaged around 15 mph.  There were no incidents and it was nice to ride at a conversation pace.
  • Tue, May 01, 2012 4:14 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    It was raining at 6 when I went out to get the paper.  If that was in the forecast on Monday, I must have missed it.  And on the radio they were going on about a 50% chance of rain all day.  Weather.com, on the other hand, thought the rain would end by 8 ("Rain before seven, clear by eleven" as the old weather saw has it).  There'd been a little confusion about who was leading: I had it in my calendar and was sure I'd posted the ride, but when Mike checked it on Saturday the posting had gone missing, so he put one in.   At least, we both agreed: the ride would go on!

    The rain was gone by 8.  It was still chilly when I left Accokeek to ride down to the ride start, but by 10, it became sunny and quickly warmed up.  It was a small group at Bryans Road: Randy and Jackie Schoch, Larry Peed (on a new Cannondale road bike with all of 50 miles on the clock) Darryl Lowery, Mike Bivens and Diane Harris, with Richard Harrington joining us en route.

    The route featured a few new wrinkles.  Heading south on 210 past Chapman's Landing to avoid the Big Dip, we turned right on Mount Aventine and quickly left on Chapman's.  The change in ambiance from 210 to Mt. Aventine was startling, so much difference in just a few yards.  We then went up Lower Wharf and down Strauss to Blair, and followed it as it turned to Jennifer Drive along to Mattingly Park, and then onto the Indian Head Rail Trail over to Hawthorne and Bicknell. 

    One rest stop at Smallwood Park, where we rejoined Jackie and Randy, and then back to Bicknell and a 12 mile loop on Mason Springs (the easy way, or it would have been but for the wind, which was now both dead foul and fairly strong) to Smallwood Church back to Chicmuxen, where we met Richard leaving Smallwood Park.  He joined us for the final leg up the hill on Livingston back to the ride start.  It was sunny and 80 when we arrived.

  • Sun, April 29, 2012 5:57 PM | Diane Harris (Administrator)
    Earlier in the week the weather men were calling for early morning rain and fortunately it ended in the very early morning allowing 8 of us to start the ride with overcast skies but no rain.  Liam Healy, Chantal Briere, Bob Thompson, Claire Chiamalera, Al Manley (long time, no see!), Danzie Seaward, and Drayton Reese were with me at the start and we were joined along the way by Blake Altman and Dave Kemp.  My mandate was to stay together for the warmup (6 1/2 miles which included the climb up Marshall Hall Rd) but it was really my way of trying not to get dropped by the faster riders before reaching Rt 210!!  It worked but after that the faster group was soon out of sight, not to be seen again until the short rest stop at Murphy's Store.  We regrouped once more at St. Ignatius Church, at the top of Chapel Point Rd.  Blake and Dave eventually peeled off to head home, having joined us along the way and not needing to go back to the start.  Chantal had a flat within a few miles of the end, otherwise no mishaps.  Kudos to all of those who decided to ride with me today after yesterday's Ride to End Hunger in Calvert County!
  • Sun, April 29, 2012 2:00 PM | Janell Saunders (Administrator)
    I posted this ride this morning when the day looked too good to pass up. Joining me were Jim and Jane Hudnall, Holly Carr, Richard Harrington, Ruth Anne Cumberland and Walter Roscello.  I was feeling the Calvert End Hunger ride from the day before and I think a couple of others were, too. At the boat ramp rest stop, it was obvious that the fisherman were out in force and a lot of folks were enjoying the nice weather.  We headed back with no incidents and my legs had recovered, at least a little bit.  [Photo album]
  • Fri, April 27, 2012 11:00 AM | Jackie Schoch
    Jackie Schoch was the leader and the riders were, Randy Schoch, Jimmy Bartlett, Richard Harrington, Steve Palincsar, Ruddy Elly, Brookey Givens and Jeannie Ulrich met us on the way to White Plains.  It was a nice ride the wind this time was at our back as we head to White Plains but at our face all the way back.  Randy and I ate at the deli.
  • Wed, April 25, 2012 6:50 PM | John Gorman
    Diane & I did our 1st ever visiting and cycling in Kent County, MD. Only 65miles northeast of the Bay Bridge. Stayed in Chestertown (home of Washington College).  We did a self created 51mile loop form Chestertownn, southeast to the Marina's of Rock Hall & Gratitude, heading northeast taking a side spur to the the abandon Tolchester Beach, before heading back to Chestertown, for a total of 51miles, on our Hybrid bikes. If folks are looking for "flatlands", (though we caught a stiff 12miles of west headwind coming back), these roads offer wide shoulders on all ofthe MD-route #s, with some nice side rural roads of "zero-traffic", thru farm lands, this is the place to cycle. Many B&Bs, to try for a few extended days. Lots of easy routes to download from the Kent County.com website or just use a GPS self-created route. All major roads simply run N/S or E/W, with the rural farm roads interconnecting.    Diane had not done more than 36miles before, and had no problems doing 51 today.
  • Wed, April 25, 2012 5:00 PM | Anonymous

    Ride Leader Richard Harrington: 

    Good weather made for a pleasant ride down to the river and back. Riders included Jim and Jane Hudnall, Ruth Ann Cumberland, Jimmy Bartlett, Rae Carlers, Mike Bivens, Holly and Walter Carr, Dianne Bolden, CJ Banks and Jeanne Ulrich. We stopped for a break at Marshall Hall along the river, and returned via Barry’s Hill  and Accokeek Rd. Afterwards several of us enjoyed barbeque and ice cream at B&J’s. A good time was had by all.

    This is a no-drop ride and new riders are welcomed and encouraged. Starting in May we’ll push back the starting time to 5:30pm. Come join us!

    [Photo Album]

  • Tue, April 24, 2012 5:30 PM | Ronald Leak
    Ride Leader Ron Leak was joined by guest Dan Hoefert new member Tom Thayer and members Holden Hudson, David King, and Ken Meredith.  Now we have really been spoiled with warm weather this year, not on this ride.  It was a little nippy for this ride.  We warmed up from Theodore Green to Middletown Rd. and then once we crossed the street, Dan, Tom and Holden were no where to be seen until we go to the other side.  David, Ken and I just took a nice stroll down the trail at a conversation pace.  We met up with them about 1.5 miles from the Indian Head side of the trail as they were on the way back.  They turned around and did the hill again.  We pacelined it back to White Plains, with most taking turns at the front.

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