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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.

Leader: 

Members: 

Guests: 

Route: 

Weather: 

AMS: 

Mechanicals/Mishaps: 

Report: 
 


  • 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 | Anonymous
    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.
  • Tue, April 24, 2012 3:39 PM | Stephen Palincsar
    The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley...

    It was a fine early March day, sunny and breezy, coming after a weekend on the weather-go-round (I'd been up at Confluence and Ohiopyle, 79 degrees at dinner time on Friday night, 40s and raining Sat. evening, rain on the way home Sunday, and some of the group rode through four inches of snow in Frostburg on Monday) -- interesting weather for late April. 

    The route was meant to surprise as well: up Barry's Hill and down Farmington, but instead of heading off to White Plains, the route went up Livingston and Old Fort to Fort Washington -- an unusual destination for a ride from Bryans Road. And there was a good group to be surprised, too:  OHBike regulars Patricia Sanders, Darryl Lowery, Erica Kane, Mike Bivens, Linda Bankerd, Joan Oppel, Dana Middleton and Loretta Troen -- and Loretta had brought fellow Babes on Bikes members Margie, Terre and Cynthia. 

    But, for me, there was a different surprise.  My shoes: not in the milk crate.  Not even in the car.  Flashing into my memory a picture of them back home, covered with the dust of the Great Allegheny Passage's crushed limestone, right where I'd put them planning to clean them off, forgotten.

    So off they went, Mike leading, without me.  How'd the ride go, Mike? 

  • Mon, April 23, 2012 6:13 PM | Polly Choate
    Leader Polly Choate.  Ten (10) riders signed up for the C ride.  But Polly's C ride and Diana's CC ride, taking the same route, were quickly intermixed. Both rides stopped at Dyson and Cherry Tree Crossing to wait for Diana who was with a late arrival at the start.  Then the group took off while Polly rode sweep with 2 newer riders.  This was Tracey's first ride as an Oxon Hill member, and Rod's second ride. Welcome Tracy and Rod!! Everyone was challenged by Fenno hill. The two groups rejoined at the Merkle reststop, and after a well-deserved break, Diana led the larger group while Polly remained as sweep. Our group of 3 missed the North Keys turn, so we climbed an extra hill, but Rod's sharp eyes got us back on track.  For a flatter return trip the leader changed the route and we took North Keys to Gibbons Church to Brandywine Rd to Old Indian Head and back to Dyson, avoiding hills on Cross Road Trail.  We ended up with over 28mi and a very respectable 12.1 mph AMS.  Signing up on the C ride were Jay Lewis, Kevin Mundy, Jake Mundy, Walter Carr, Tracey Prince, Robert Golding, M Besche, Denise Knowles, Paul Bankerd and his guest Andres Valencia,who came all the way from Colombia, South America, for the ride!
  • 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 | Anonymous
    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.

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