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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.

Here is suggested template for the body that you can copy (control-c) and paste (control-v) into the body of your ride posting.

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Members: 

Guests: 

Route: 

Weather: 

AMS: 

Mechanicals/Mishaps: 

Report: 
 


  • Sun, July 08, 2018 8:00 AM | Ken Lemmert

     

    Leader: Ken Lemmert

    Guests: Jay Kirby, Jay U, Michele Williams

    Route:  32 Miles.....Started in Rehoboth/Lewes at the Staples.  Joined up with a couple Sussex Cyclist.  Enjoyed the nice quiet backroads.  Because of the wind we did plan on riding the last 5 miles with it at our back coming down route 1.

    Weather:  Temp was in the low 70's...a little heavier than usual winds for the beach.

    AMS:  17.0 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  one rider arrived but couldn't ride.. forgot to charge their electronic shifters...

    Report:  It was a a little windy...ok, for us Southern Marylanders it was quite windy.....  The legs were definitely burning from taking pulls into the headwinds today. 

    Check the OH schedule before your next visit  to Bethany, Fenwick, Dewey, Rehoboth, Lewes, OC, or the general beach area.  We can be flexible where we start the ride.  We will adjust the speed according to those that are riding.  You won't be disappointed.

  • Sat, July 07, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Dan Donahue, David O'Brian, Jim & Jane Hudnall

    Guests: Steve Levine

    Weather: Sunny, partly cloudy, windy, with temperatures in the 70s: either a welcome relief from a week of sultry, oppressive heat and a delight; or shockingly cold and brutally windy, depending on your point of view. 

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27952483  45 miles, 1247' of elevation with a max. grade of around 7% on Society Hill and a short stretch of about the same grade on Big Chestnut. 

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.0

    Facebook Photo Album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/ohbike/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2229259997089984


  • Sat, July 07, 2018 7:00 AM | Ken Lemmert


    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Members:  me, myself and I

    Guests: none

    Route:  20 miles....cut the ride short because of the dangerous winds.  Safety first.

    Weather:  Temp was in the low 70's...extremely windy....

    AMS:  16.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

    Report:  It was very windy...to the point where I was not comfortable and would not cross the Indian River Inlet Bridge. 

    Check the OH schedule before your next visit  to Bethany, Fenwick, Dewey, Rehoboth, Lewes, OC, or the general beach area.  We can be flexible where we start the ride.  We will adjust the speed according to those that are riding.  You won't be disappointed.

  • Fri, July 06, 2018 8:00 AM | Ken Lemmert

    Leader:  Ken Lemmert

    Member:  Stephanie Lemmert

    Guests: none

    Route:  12 Miles.....easy spin around the Bethany neighborhoods.

    Weather:  Temp was in the low 70's...was going to cancel due to the threat of thunderstorms....Stephanie hadn't ridden in awhile and wanted too so we did a nice ride around the area and beat the storms.

    AMS:  13.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

    Report:  Easy spin around Bethany to get out and enjoy the area before the storms came.  

    Check the OH schedule before your next visit  to Bethany, Fenwick, Dewey, Rehoboth, Lewes, OC, or the general beach area.  We can be flexible where we start the ride.  We will adjust the speed according to those that are riding.  You won't be disappointed.

  • Thu, July 05, 2018 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: riding early, leaving the parking lot at 9 am, Sherwood Byers & Linda Bankerd; departing at 9:30, Harry Kidd, Walt Roscello, Sonja Newman, Joan Oppel, Barb & Ron Haney, Tom Roberts, Mike & Regina Saizan, LaTasha Banks

    Weather: Sunny, humid and hot.  Temps in the high 80s, "feels like" temperature high enough that the City of Alexandria canceled yard waste pickup today because it was too hot.  Most of the time we had a nice breeze and it felt reasonably cool, but the south side of Nelson Perrie felt a lot like standing in front of the firebox door of a running steam locomotive.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7530755 as planned: 37 miles, 1742' of elevation.  As it happened, two riders missed turns in the first talf of the ride: one continuing north on Croom past Mount Calvert Rd all the way to 301, the other ending up at Jug Bay rather than the Pavilion (rescued by a former co-worker who happened to be there with a pickup truck).  After the second rest stop at Merkle, a number of riders decided to take a shorter, flatter way back, skipping the big dip to the south on Croom, heading north instead to Candy Hill and North Keys for the return.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: Harry found the pothole I'd warned the group about on Croom just south of the turn onto Mt Calvert and had two water bottles go airborne. 

    AMS: 12.5 at the back

  • Thu, July 05, 2018 6:00 AM | Ken Lemmert

    Leader:  Ken Lemmert 


    Guests: Jay Kirby

    Route:  32 Miles.....Started in Rehoboth/Lewes at the Staples.  Joined up with Sussex Cyclist.  Enjoyed the nice quiet backroads down by the bay/rivers.  Light traffic.

    Weather:  Temp was in the low 80's...hot and humid.

    AMS:  16.9 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  none

    Report: We decided to start earlier today because of the heat.  That was a good decision.   It was warm and humid during most of the ride.....it was very hot and humid as we finished.  Cruised the back roads by the water....nice views....

    Check the OH schedule before your next visit  to Bethany, Fenwick, Dewey, Rehoboth, Lewes, OC, or the general beach area.  We can be flexible where we start the ride.  We will adjust the speed according to those that are riding.  You won't be disappointed.

  • Wed, July 04, 2018 6:30 PM | Christopher Roell

    Leader: Christopher Roell

    Members: Christopher Roell

    Guests: Hunter Hrab, Spencer Williams

    Route: https://goo.gl/Doi8NC 45 miles/2,000 elevation gain.

    Weather: Hot, sunny, mild wind low humidity with temps in the low 90's.

    AMS: 12-13 mph.

    Mechanicals: None.

    Report: BicycleSPACE shop July 4th Special Edition City Explorers ride that I led and offered in conjunction as a club ride for members who might be looking for that urban type of riding from time to time. And even though very few members actually attend these rides, I plan on at least offering them as club rides if only for the fact that cycling in DC is, in reality, much safer and more fun to ride in than what one may necessary think.  

    On this particular ride, we rode a loop around all of Washington DC that stayed 100% in DC. Better to say, we rode a loop around the innermost boundary lines of DC, which in itself is a challenge. 

    On the ride, we saw things like some original boundary stone markers of DC; old American Earthwork Civil War Forts; Lincoln murals; 4th of July parades; National Parks; the new Water Front; the Jefferson Memorial; rode the Capital Crescent and Metro Branch trails; saw a great view of the U.S. Capitol in the distance; and even saw a volley ball game being played. 

    What was nice about the ride is how really great it is to ride in DC on a holiday as there is virtually no vehicle traffic on the roads. I always say that is the best time to ride in DC as most people leave the city on holidays. It is almost like a ghost town. Even riding down by the Police locked down sections of the city like the Tidal Basin for the fireworks was no problem for us as the Police always let us through on our bikes! 

    All and all, a great ride with two people new to the biking scene in the DMV. I told them about the Club, and I wouldn't be surprised down the rode if either of them joined or came on a Club event ride. 

    Ride Pictures: https://goo.gl/hD5GVp


  • Wed, July 04, 2018 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: July 4, 2018

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.0 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2 Express

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Mid 90’s, humid, sunny to overcast

    Guest Riders:  Josh Hettel

    Member Riders:   Eric Williams, Tyler Hill, Gordon Schrader

    Ride Report:

    Not too surprisingly there was a fairly light turn-out for the ride since it was the July 4 holiday but this wasn’t a problem since we had enough people to form a nice pace line.  We agreed that we would stay together for the ride given the small group and we did except for the barest of splitting on the hill on Route 6; this was quickly closed at the top of the hill.  All-in-all it was a great ride with a group of well-matched riders working together.  By the time we got back to the start it was starting look like rain but none ever materialized.

  • Wed, July 04, 2018 9:00 AM | Dan Donahue

    Club Members: Steve Palincsar; Walt Roscello; Debby Bowman; Justin Stephen; Diana Donahue

    Guests:  None

    Mechanicals:  None reported

    Mishaps:  Heat exhaustion prevented by shortening the ride

    The weather for the first ½ hour was very pleasant.  Thereafter, the heat and humidity started to work on riders.  At the first rest stop, a discussion occurred that resulted in the group splitting up into 3 segments.  Segment 1, including the ride leader, escorted an overheated Diana back to her home.  Segment 2, made up of Steve and Debby, set out to shorten the route by several miles.  Segment 3, consisting of Walt and Justin, left Baggett Park with the intention of adding miles to the route.  It reminded me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Luckily, all of our riders were experienced and familiar with the roads of northern St. Mary’s County.  I met up with Segment 3 at Chaptico Market for replenishment.  Checking with the ice cream staff, I learned that Segment 2 had been there earlier.

    Everyone survived the ride.  I came closest to the original ride distance, with 44.5 mi.  My average speed was 13.6.  Segment 3 ended up with approx. 55 mi., while I assume Segment 2 ended up in the mid-to high 30’s.   

    This is a very nice route.  I’m planning to schedule it again once the heat and humidity abate.



  • Tue, July 03, 2018 8:37 PM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    A hot parking lot greeted us as we got ready to ride, but surprisingly, once moving, the heat was not uncomfortable (until stopping again). Today's route had lots of shade, including a nice covered set of picnic tables at Pisgah Park. There was only one group today but we broke up into faster, fast and a little less than fast riding groups. Most riders cut the ride short after the Smallwood State Park visit, but Steve, Harry and I did the additional loop - mostly in the shade.

    Thanks for joining me go to: LaTasha Banks, Chuck Coe, Barb Haney, Ron Haney, Harry Kidd, Sonya Newman, Steve Palincsar, Sam Perry and Tom Short.

    Joan

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