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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, January 28, 2012 10:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar (Administrator)
    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 (Administrator)
    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

  • Tue, January 24, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Bivens
    Ride Leader Mike Bivens, on a beautiful winter morning where the temperature at ride start was in the low 50s, was joined by Alan Kurzweil, Randy and Jackie Schoch, Jim and Jane Hudnall, Paul and Linda Bankerd, Steve Palincsar (starting from and returning to the Accokeek Fire Station for an additional ten miles), Sharon Miller, Richard Harrington, Sam Perry, and Joan Oppel, on this 39 mile B Ride. This route had us leave the shopping center down Marshall Hall Road, up Barrys Hill to Old Marshall Hall Road, and after the rest stop (Wawa at Billingsley and 301), a long stretch on Marshall Corner Road, – thus the name. Randy and Jackie deviated from the route to shorten it, but still met everyone at the rest stop. Sam returned with them on the rail trail due to a prior appointment. The only incidents were Steve’s two flats within the space of 25 yards on Hawthorne. Apparently my assistance, failed to locate what was in the tire after the first, which ostensibly caused the second.  Sweeping from the rear, my average was 14.0 mph.
  • Thu, January 19, 2012 10:30 AM | Jim Hudnall (Administrator)
    Leader Jim Hudnall with Jane Hudnall, Steve Palincsar, Tom Roberson, Joan Oppel, Erica Kane, Mike Bivens, Ken Meredith and  Diane Harris set out on the 27-mile “Cycle by Mattaponi” route and were joined along the way by Stephen O’Keefe and John Early. The temperature was in the mid-30’s, but with bright sunshine and several layers the cyclists were comfortable. After the rest stop at Wawa, most riders took Steve’s suggestion that we add six miles by doing Danville and Floral Park. Ken, John and Stephen continued on the 27-mile route, since they were getting extra miles by biking from home. Photos at Facebook
  • Wed, January 18, 2012 10:00 AM | Michael Bivens
    Mike Bivens (Ride Leader) was joined by just one other, Steve Palincsar, on a make-up of the ride postponed from the day before due to rain. At the start of this 32 mile ride, the termperature was in the mid 40s with very light winds. That changed after the rest stop at Chapel Point. The temps dropped to the very low 40s and the winds gusted to more than 20 mph. Not too bad on the rollers of Fairground Road, but a significant impediment coming back up the hill on Pomfret. No incidents and a meandering B pace of 13.5 mph.
  • Mon, January 16, 2012 10:00 AM | Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club (Administrator)

    Leader Blake Altman - Members Mike Blaine, Claire Chiamulera, David Kemp, and Linda Bankerd joined me for the Hidden Amish ride. This was supposed to be the best day, weather wise, of the long weekend; this is why I posted this impromptu ride.  Well, it might have been somewhat warmer than the previous days, but it was still pretty cold and definitely windy.  No matter, the sun was out and we had a good ride down to the rest stop.  At the rest stop Mike took a short-cut back because he had a commitment later in the day; David elected to return with Mike.  The ladies and I continued with the rest of the ride.  We enjoyed the ride despite the best efforts of the wind.

  • Mon, January 16, 2012 10:00 AM | Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club (Administrator)
    Ride Leader John Gorman – The 10:00am start was around 32 degrees w/ a wind chill factor much lower, but with sunshine, so the ride went on. Only the ride leader, John Gorman and his wife Diane attended. This is the second time I’ve done this route and consider it an excellent route for new CC level riders to experience open road conditions. It contains one minor hill and a 2-mile gradual incline on the first 13 miles before a rest stop at the Cedarville Deli. The remainder of this ride is mostly flat with a second stop at the WAWA on MD-301. We did have to navigate some ice covered frozen sections in low lying shaded portions on the front end and the back end of this route. No mechanical and/or other issues experienced.
  • Sun, January 15, 2012 10:45 AM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    Temperatures were in the high 20’s at ride start, and there was wind in our faces for 2 straight miles at the start before we could turn away from it: but the weatherman on the radio said there was no wind.  I should turn off the radio in the car on the way to rides.  Sunny day and 3 Oxon Hill members were at this far away location:  Tom Roberson, Steve Palincsar and your ride leader.  We did some climbing, got warmed up, sat in the store for the rest stop for a long time, enjoying the heated room.  And then left to do a lot more climbing on the way back to the cars, and that took care of any chance to feel the cold.  Beautiful ride.

  • Thu, January 12, 2012 10:30 AM | Joan Oppel (Administrator)

    The morning weather report promised mild temperatures – so why were we all shivering in the parking lot?  Low dark clouds made for a chilly start.  But the sun came out about 6 miles into the ride and by the rest stop, jackets and head coverings were shed.  It turned out to be a bright, warm day – 62 degrees at the finish, according to Holly’s car.  Quite a crowd for winter: the 33 miles were covered by Linda and Paul Bankerd, guest Duann Bufoll, Holly Carr, Roger Cubbage, Richard Harrington, Jim and Jane Hudnall, Steve Palincsar, Mike and Regina Saizan, Tom Roberson and Dave Van Ameyden.  John Early met us at the Moreland store after a late start.  Roger made a wrong turn, but he too made it to the store.  Ride leader went searching for him before driving home, couldn’t find him, returned to the parking lot - and there he was, so all was well.  New photo opp: Jim brought out his tripod so he could be in the send-off picture.

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