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For Subject, enter the Month/Day - Ride Name - Class and number of miles; for example: “6/30 - No Deale Ride - B 45 miles”.

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  • Sat, May 05, 2018 9:00 AM | Deborah Reynolds

    We had 5 riders, 4 members and 1 guest.  1 got there a little late and didn't sign in, Dana.

    We started off together with Walt going a little fast in the beginning, but he slowed and waited.  We then rode together, we stopped at the park, North keys and had a break, and finally at the Wawa.  Everyone was enjoying the route.  Near the end Dana stopped at home and Walt went to check out a bike path, but he caught back up.  

    Finally Ron went to add extra miles and Walt caught us on the climb up Thrift road.

    Ron, Walt, Kim and myself all finished and enjoyed the ride.

  • Fri, May 04, 2018 10:00 AM | Randy Schoch

    Leaders - Jackie and Randy Schoch

    Members - John Riconda, Ron & Susan Altemus, Fran Jecisek, Rodney Cobb, Larry Stirling, and Robin Garnett.

    Guests - None

    Route - IHRT

    Weather - Very hot (90's)

    AMS - Leaders did 11mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps - None

    Report - This was our first very hot ride but it was OK. As usual, riders of different speeds did their thing. We all took our rest break at White Plains except for Susan and Fran who turned around sooner. Very few others on the trail today. We saw a fully grown but young eagle watching us near the rain shelter. We worked up a sweat and enjoyed the ride.

  • Fri, May 04, 2018 10:00 AM | Thomas Short

    Leader: Tom Short 

    Members: Don Gardner, Barbara Haney

    Weather:  Blue sky, light winds, 84 degrees at ride end

    Route:  Very low traffic, good roads and only 950 feet of climbing.  As a result of the route, the weather and the encouragement of two riders stronger than myself we accomplished an overall mph average that was 1 mph more than I had hoped for.

    Rest Stops:  Rest stops are very limited. There is a portable toilet at the entrance to Mallow Bay.  The Nanjemoy Community Center is closed on Saturday and Sunday however a water faucet is located on the north side of the Center.  There is also a water faucet at Durham Church.  There are no stores.

    Mishaps/Mechanicals:  None.  Our bikes ran perfectly.

    AMS: 16.6 mph

  • Thu, May 03, 2018 4:04 PM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Tom Short, Tom Roberts, Barb & Ron Haney, Linda Bankerd, Sam Perry, Rodney Cobb, Mike Bivens, Lou Dallorso, Karen Morgan and Ron Leak.

    Weather: In a word, Summertime.  Sunny, 40% humidity, 70s at the start rising quickly up to 92 - summer with pollen.  If you waited for it to get "warm enough" to start riding, too bad, it's jumped right over "just right" and gone straight to "too hot, " and better luck next year.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7706471  36 miles (without the shortcut, 29.5 if you skipped the turn on Cross Road Trail and came straight back on North Keys, which Karen, Rodney and I did) and 1645' of elevation gain -- significantly less than last Thursday, although I suspect for many it didn't really feel that way.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: no drama, but there were some cramps out there, not surprising for mid-July conditions.

    AMS: 12.6 at the back, a lot more for the AB group.

  • Wed, May 02, 2018 5:30 PM | Bruce Wright

    Leader:  Bruce Wright, Jean Wright

    Members:  , Ken Lemmert, Chuck Coe,  and Sue Estes 


    Ride Distance: 25 

    Weather: Under 80's , light wind

    AMS: 17.3 MPG

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None 

    Report: Group of five left Casey Jones with AA group, the AA group left the B group on St. Mary.  The group of four rode together from start to finish.  Sue started with AA riders, we pick her up on Budd Creek hill and she finished with us.  Very good weather.  Good Ride. 

  • Wed, May 02, 2018 5:30 PM | Tim Murphy (Administrator)

    Leader: Tim Murphy

    Members: Troy & Don

    Guests: None

    Route: Tour de Accokeek

    Weather: First hot day of the year, with temps in the high 80s. but great weather for the first Tour of 2018.

    AMS: 16

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Great ride. Great weather, although non of us were acclimated to the heat and I didn't like the pollen. Just the three of us. All "B" Riders. Although Troy is a strong B rider and Don and I are "getting in shape" B riders. LOL. We stayed together till we got to Marshall Hall road. Then head winds broke us up. Don and I stayed together till the Hill and then we split up. We stayed together on the way back except for Barry's Hill, But we regrouped at the stop sign. I wanted to get the ride started and get credit for leading a ride. Not sure If I will lead next week or if I will join the Casey Jones B ride. So if anyone wants to lead. It's all yours. Thanks Tim.

  • Wed, May 02, 2018 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: May 2, 2018

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.9 (and less) MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Mid to upper 80’s, sunny, light winds

    Guest Riders:  Dan Hoefert, Rachael Hall, Charles Sidwel (didn’t sign-in)

    Member Riders:   Mike Wilson, Matthew Lewandowski, Michael Blaine, Brad Francisco

    Ride Report:

    The ride split up fairly early on we were 4 or more groups by the time we hit the temporary traffic light on Route 6 where we briefly regrouped and even mingled with the vanguard of the B group.  (Are they ever going to finish with that bridge?)

    After the bridge the group split again with Brad and Dan off the front and up the hill and soon gone from sight.  Chase 1 continued as a group of 5 until the end of Bowling Rd when this group split as well.  Next Chase 2 caught 1 member of Chase 1 on 301.

    The reported average is for the front group of Brad and Dan.  Dan had his disc wheel and was flying (at least on the flats).  Brad made a huge effort and was able to stay with him.

    Chase 2 had an average of 20.0.

    It thought the weather was great.  Others were less impressed since they weren’t acclimated to the heat also some folks were suffering from pollen.

    It was another fun ride.  I’m already looking forward to next week.

  • Wed, May 02, 2018 2:13 PM | Charles Williams

    4/21 - Start The Season Out Right - D 26

    Sat, April 21, 2018 9:00 AM

    Ride Leader:  Charles Williams

    Member:  (1) Larry

    Guest:  None

    Weather: Cool start for April, about 45 degrees but the sun felt good. Warmed up as the pedals turned. The sun was great.  

    Route: IHRT version of Start the Season ride.    

    Ride Report:  It was a great day. Larry and I talked the whole ride. Come to find out he works right down the street from me and he is a fairly new member. A BIG WELCOME TO LARRY!! Hope to ride with you soon.

    AMS:  13 for the ride leader

    Mishaps: None

  • Wed, May 02, 2018 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Jim McDermott, Loretta Troen, Sarah Clement, Jessica Hirschhorn, Robin Frei, Jill Minneman

    Guests: Stephanie, Carla, Joni, Cathy, Beth, Walter, Mark, Ed, Jill and Mike - from Babes on Bikes, the Wednesday Irregulars and Potomac Pedalers

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7003225 with 7 starting from Jones Point, the rest joining the group either on the Mount Vernon Trail or at the Jefferson Memorial, modified by eliminating the section on Old Dominion, coming straight back on the MVT and then on Royal St. for a total of around 30 miles.

    Weather: sunny, warm to hot (high 60s when we started, high 80s or even 90 by mid-afternoon) but with low humidity.  A fine summer day, granted, but where'd spring go?  It hardly even arrived, and here we are in summer already.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: 2 flats, one in the Arboretum and one on 3rd St opposite the Mall.

    AMS: 11-something, but you don't do a ride like this (leave at 10, get back around 3:30) for the average.

    We were 8 strong as we left Jones Point Park and rode through Old Town, but as we passed the junction of the Four Mile Run Trail our numbers had grown to 12, and at the Jefferson Memorial we gain 6 more, all of whom had ridden from home.  We had fun at the stop at Union Market, as always, although several in the group were puzzled by a curious direction sign:







    [ explanation: here]

    and enjoyed the tour through the Gallaudet Campus - a first for several in the group. 

    It was getting warm by the time we reached the Arboretum and found our usual rest stop, the Arbor House, was closed for renovation.  Azalea Drive was closed because of the eagles (you can see them for yourself here) so we had to skip the first (and worst) hill, but the rest of the trip through the Arboretum was uneventful save for Walter's flat tire.  We gathered at the Capitol Columns but they were fenced off due to landscaping work on the gardens, so we moved on to the Bonsai Museum, where we spent a good amount of time enjoying the exhibits.

    When we reached Eastern Market for lunch, a number of riders left the group and went their separate ways, still more at the Jefferson Memorial and the junction of the Four Mile Run Trail - where those remaining decided touring through the North Ridge and Del Ray could wait for another day.

    In all, a fabulous day, a great group and a great ride.  Thanks to all who came, and special thanks to those who took off from work to be able to do so.

  • Tue, May 01, 2018 10:00 AM | Barbara Haney

    Leader: Barbara Haney

    Members: Ron Haney, Kirk Saunders, Dave Schnirel, Tom Short, Charles Coe, Regina and Mike Saizan, Sam Perry, Darryl Lowery, Lou Dall’Orso, Donaro Gardner, Tom Roberts, Pete Czapiewski 

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24676170, Pisgah Park & Welcome

    Weather: fabulous, 60s to mid-70s, light winds, sunny

    AMS: 17.6 for leader

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: one flat tire upon leaving the Scott’s Store rest stop that took a bit of time to repair due to a faulty replacement tube; one wrong turn due to a cue sheet error, fortunately caught quickly by a GPS off-course alert

    Report: It was a little lonely in the parking lot without any CC group today. But it was a fantastic day to be out, and we had a good number of A and B riders. We regrouped briefly at Pisgah Park, then stopped a little longer at Scott’s. We departed Scott’s with mass grumbling about the inclusion of both Rose Hill and Bumpy Oak climbs still to come, but everyone negotiated them without incident. Not much else to report other than an apology for the cue sheet error that will be corrected. Thanks to Mike S for sweeping today and to all who came out for a great ride. 

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