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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, July 27, 2019 8:30 AM | Michael Saizan

    Leader: Mike Saizan

    Members: (9) Patricia Silva, Bill Silva, Lawrence Carroll, Don Haller, Alan Kurzweil, Ken Roman, Holly Carr, Linda Molesworth, Sonja Newman (signed on CC sheet)

    Route: Picnic 43 route

    Weather: Sunny with a pleasant temperature for the 1st leg.  A little warmer for the 2nd leg but not too bad.

    Report: I was pleased with the corporation of this year's group of riders.  We started out as a tight group and remained that way most of the 1st leg with the help of a couple regroupings after a significant hill climb.  At the Cheasapeake Market rest stop, Karen McMillan from the CC group decided to join us.  As expected some fragmentation occurred after the next big climb.  Some regrouping at the top of the hill got us back together again for a good stretch.  By the end of the 2nd leg, the heat and fatigue took its toll on some riders resulting in their more casual finish.

    AMS: 15.8 for the ride leader.  Probably near that number for the other riders. 

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

  • Sat, July 27, 2019 8:30 AM | Brian Dixon

    Leader:  Brian Dixon

    Members:  Eric Nielsen, Lou DallOrso, James Davenport, Laura Clauser, George Valenzuela, Lisha Peacock, Barb Haney, Fred

    Route: 43 mile Picnic Route

    Weather:  Sunny and warm with a nice breeze

    AMS:  17.5 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None

    Report:  A solid group stuck mostly together to the first rest stop, with a short detour to ride along more of the Bay in North Beach. The group split into several on the return to the farm. All in all, a good first ride to lead. 

  • Sat, July 27, 2019 8:30 AM | Brad Francisco

    Leader: Brad Francisco

    Members: Steve Koegle, Zach Peacock

    Guests: Rob Golding, Jill Patterson, George Wilson, Kim Jentis

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28075421

    Weather: Humid, 70's at the start and mid 80's at the finish

    AMS: 20.0 for faster riders and 19.1 for the ride leader

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Welcome back Zach! Rob, your membership has expired. 

    Rob and Jill showed up with two of their cycling buddies. I managed to keep up with the group for the first 8.5 miles (averaging 19.6) and then I really was proving my leadership abilities by leading from the rear as they rode out of sight. Steve offered to stay back with me, but I knew that he really wanted to ride with the others and sent him on his way.

    I improved my average speed to 19.8 mph by the time that I reached the rest stop, passing the B's on the way. Zach had stayed with the group until nearly the end of Wilson Rd. The guests had a 21 average when they reached the rest stop. Jill and Rob were taking it easy preparing for a race tomorrow.

    After a nice rest in the shade, it was time to depart. Except that our guests were not ready to leave. Either that or they wanted us to leave so that they could chase us down. Zach left with Lisha to head back at a slower pace. Steve and I rode off together keeping an eye on our mirrors looking for overtaking cyclists. That proved to be too taxing for Steve and halfway back he took off for the picnic finish and was soon out of sight. The four guests arrived at the picnic shortly after I did.

    No incidents, light vehicular traffic, decent weather, and a tasty feast at the end. Thank you to all that made this happen.

  • Fri, July 26, 2019 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  Susan Altemus, Fran Jezisek, Jan Tucker, Celeste Conyers, Steve Palincsar, Norm Lisy, Belinda Acre, Donaro Gardner, Robin Garnett, Randy Schoch, Jane & Jim Hudnall, and met finishing up a training ride at the Village Green, Diane Harris

    Route:   the one, the only, the IHRT, Village Green to White Plains and return

    Weather:  very nice for late July with plenty of sunshine, temps ranging from the mid 70s to mid 80s, low humidity, and minor breezes.

    AMS:  swept at 11.5

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  evidently none

    Report:  How wonderful to have Celeste riding with us for her first ride of the year; Steve riding his first Friday IHRT since his procedure; and Norm returned from the left coast.  Robin, Randy, Jane and Jim joined us at Livingston and we rode in basically one large group to Calvin's bench near MP 8.  Group photos and videos were the order of the day and can be seen on the club's Facebook page.  (link:  http://bit.ly/2Olhk4S - not sure if it will work!)

    Otherwise, lots of other trail users, cyclists in particular.  Not much in the way of wildlife other than a Bambi and mother sighting plus lots of butterflies between Livingston and Bumpy Oak.  Several of us dined at The Lunch Box in Bryan's Road afterwards.

  • Thu, July 25, 2019 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Patricia Sanders, Sarah Clement, Randy Schoch, Alan Kurzweil (who rode with us for the first 20 miles, then led an impromptu group on a long, long return) Jay Lewis, Ron Altemus and Pat Walthers.  (There were also a number of other riders who came to ride with Joan, whose route stayed with ours for the first 20 miles, then took a longer return.)  In all, a wonderful group of friends, some of whom I hadn't seen for quite some time (this being my first ride with Oxon Hill since the CABG in May).

    Image may contain: 1 person, bicycle, sky, motorcycle, tree, outdoor and nature

    Route: 26 miles, just over 1,000' elevation gain: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30620997. 

    Weather: sunny, low humidity, gentle breezes, in the 70s at the start rising to the high 80s at the end: it just doesn't get any better than this in the summer in the DMV.  Between the lovely weather and the ample shade along the route, a thoroughly delightful day.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none I'm aware of

    AMS: 11.0

    Jim posted an album of photos on Facebook.

  • Wed, July 24, 2019 5:30 PM | Blake Altman

    Ride Leader:  Blake Altman

    Date: July 24, 2019

    Ride Name:  Casey Jones Express

    Ride Distance:  25 Miles

    Average Speed of the Ride:  21.8 MPH

    Ride Class:  AA/2

    Mechanical Issues:  None

    Mishaps:  None

    Weather: Upper 80’s, less humid, partly sunny to cloudy

    Guest Riders:  None

    Member Riders:  Tom Roberts, Brad Francisco, Mike Wilson, Phil Mitchell, Michael Blaine, Douglas Cater, Chris Zabriskie, Tyler Hill

    Ride Report:

    Everyone was together until the hill on Route 6 where we lost two riders.  After that, the pack was together until the hill on Budd’s Creek Road.  At that point, the pack split into multiple groups; the trailing groups quickly combined on Route 301 into one chase group.  The chase group eventually caught the lead group of two riders on Route 301.  Following this, the pack stayed together until the end.

    We used Brad’s alternate route to avoid the new chip seal on Bowling Road.  This worked pretty well although there was more traffic than I would like on Penn’s Hill Road.

    It was another fun ride.

  • Wed, July 24, 2019 9:42 AM | Donaro Gardner

    Leader: Donaro Gardner

    Members: Jim and Jane Hudnall,Troy Eddy,Carl Hattery,Barbara Haney,Tim Murphy

    Guests: None

    Weather: 80 degrees

    AMS: 15

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: This was a great day for cycling the weather was in the 80's.I usually ride with the slowest rider.There was no unusual wildlife sitings today.However on the return the riders upfront notified me not to visit the rest stop.It was raining at the stop so I turned at Berry Hill road.Upon completion of the ride we went to the famous B & J's.


  • Fri, July 19, 2019 3:43 PM | Holly Carr (Administrator)

    Lou and I Beat the Heat

    Remember to wear your OHBIKE Jersey tomorrow in remembrance of Ron

  • Wed, July 17, 2019 5:30 PM | Donaro Gardner

    Leader: Donaro Gardner

    Members: Jim and Jane Hudnall, Carl Hattery and Troy Eddy.

    Guests: None

    Weather: 85 degrees

    AMS: None

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report: Today's ride was cancelled. Just as we were gearing up to get started, a severe thunderstorm was 10 minutes away. Radar is great!

  • Tue, July 16, 2019 9:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:   Ron Altemus

    Members:   Jay Lewis, Karen McMillan, Joan Oppel

    Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28874627  36 miles, 1223' elevation gain.  Outbound down Livingston, up Mighty Mount Pisgah and then Ripley/Annapolis Woods/Fire Tower to a rest stop at Scott's in Welcome. Middle leg utilized Durham Church, Ironsides, Smallwood Church, Sweetman, and Bicknell to a second rest stop at Pisgah Store. Final return via Mason Springs, Hawthorne, Lower Wharf, and Chapman's Landing.

    Weather:   sunny, negligible winds, and temps starting in the upper 70s, reaching the low 90s by ride's end.  Humidity built in with the temperatures rising.

    AMS:  swept at 12.7 mph

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:   none known

    Report:   A small CC/C contingent and then Karen rode the first leg with the Bs, opting to shorten the ride after Scott's due to the heat.  The remaining three rode together until Smallwood Church, where Jay went ahead with plans to bypass Pisgah.  However, several of the Bs were moving a bit slower than normal, so we basically rode back together with them.

    The route was chosen based on roads that would offer a lot of shade.  It was definitely cooler under a tree canopy as stretches w/o shade were brutally hot.

    Wildlife didn't seem to be as affected by the heat.  One turtle rescue performed on Ironsides; two deer bolting across Smallwood Church in front of riders; and, a turkey gobbling across Mason Springs.

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