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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.

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  • Sat, August 18, 2018 7:30 AM | John Gorman

    Ride Name: Northern HS to N. Beach/Chesapeake Beach-Picnic ride route reversed. / Class Low-B (14-15)Leader: John Gorman
    Members: Jay Lewis  

    Weather:  7:30 AM start.  Humid sunshine

    Stats: AMS 14.2/44miles/Elv 1625 ft gain/Riding time-3:05/elapsed time-3:27  2-breaks

    Mechanicals/Mishaps:  None    

    Report:  I decided later in the day on Friday to post this ride as a RSVP by 7am day of the ride if one expected to attend. (I was going to do the ride originally solo), So as I was traveling down the road I checked my cell and as I expected no one responded that they were coming. I was very shocked to see Jay in the lot when I got there, he did not see the RSVP lingo, but I was glad to have a riding partner. (I did this route that Steve P.  posted  from NHS, like 4-yrs ago, the most hillest /cursing all the way ride I had ever did, I cramped up so bad several Xs I thought I was not  going to make it back, (Oh I was dropped on that ride that day too-just saying), so all these years later and being a much improved rider today, I said “John, lets try this route again”. I created the route reversing some things, going downhill into N./Chesapeake Beach for break mile 12. Then took in reverse Old Bayside and many of the “End Hunger” route roads back to Xing Rt4, break-2 at Bowen’s Store, eventually reversing the route from the annual Picnic Ride back north to NHS.  Well no cramping this time, but when Jay and I finished we both admitted we got a good workout in, perhaps even describing it as a “kicked my A” type of ride.

  • Fri, August 17, 2018 10:00 AM | Ron Altemus (Administrator)

    Leader:  Ron Altemus

    Members:  John Riconda, Steve Forman, Larry Sterling, Belinda Acre, Michael Arnold, Beverly White, Jane & Jim Hudnall, Donaro Gardner; and Holly Carr at the parking lot before starting her training routine.

    Guests:   Cassie Arnold

    Route:   the Indian Head Rail Trail east to White Plains and return.  John had already done the western portion of the trail, along with an additional 9 miles or so, before the group start.

    Weather:   temps started in the low 80s and probably reached 90 before ride's end.  Plenty of sunshine though a high haze - possibly the first evidence of the smoke from the California wildfires moving eastward.  The humidity wasn't too bad...

    Report:  as always, a most congenial group with everyone riding at their own pace whilst engaged in significant, serious conversation.  This was Cassie and Michael's first time on the IHRT - they reported that they enjoyed the ride and the scenery.  Not as many other trail users today, probably because of the forecast of heat and humidity.  Wildlife sightings were of the winged variety, consisting of the occasional butterfly and birds.

  • Thu, August 16, 2018 5:30 PM | Susan Estes
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    Leader: Sue Estes, Chris Zabriskie

    Leader: Sue Estes, Chris Zabriskie

    Members: Sue Estes, Chris Zabriskie, Phil Mitchell, Doug Cline

    Guests: Kevin O'Clair

    Route: https://www.strava.com/segments/15392379 

    Weather: HOT! 90'ish

    AMS: Variable, did not fall over

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: gnat in mouth

    Report: Another productive and fun evening visiting the 3 evil step sisters, a feeling of accomplishment for all 9 climbs! The fellas stayed pretty steady, some at their own pace for the first circuits (Phil, Doug). A little re-grouping for chats. Chris cut it short by a lap for a board meeting. Sue just kept  it steady, trying to remain seated for the 15+% grades. There was discussion at the end about bringing a mountain bike for the extra gearing...and a possible slowest-man/woman-to-the-top event (without toes down).

  • Thu, August 16, 2018 9:30 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Jay Lewis, Pat Sanders, Harry Kidd (who were the CC group) and Alan Kurzweil and Barry Winkelman (who signed with us but rode with the AB group)

    Weather: sunny, in the 80s and very humid

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28326816  36 miles, 1294' of elevation gain, most of it in the first 16 miles

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.5

  • Thu, August 16, 2018 9:30 AM | Regina Saizan

    Leader:  Regina Saizan

    Members:  Jan Tucker, Sonja Newman, Lou Dall’Orso, Tom Short, Linda Bankerd, Mike Saizan, Sam Perry 

    Route:  Michael created this new route with the weather forecast in mind and wanting to do something a little different.  So we did the hills and rollers on Croom Rd and Baden Naylor Rd the first half of the ride.  After the rest stop at the Baden store, the second half of the ride was relatively flat, except for the roller on Popular Hill Rd.  At the end of the route, instead of taking Brandywine Rd to Gibbons Church Rd to North Keys Rd (which we do so often) we took Brandywine Rd directly to North Keys Rd back to the parking lot.  This allowed for more miles, shade, and scenery.

    Weather:  Mostly sunny, temperature around mid to upper 80’s and humid. 

    Mishaps: Tom was going fast downhill when he hit a bump on the bridge on Baden Naylor Rd causing one of his water bottles to pop out of its cage.  He stopped and retrieved the bottle.

    Report: The new route was enjoyable and scenic. We went left out of the parking lot on North Keys Rd, thus for the first couple of miles we were riding on smooth pavement and it was very shady.  In fact, we had lots of shade throughout the ride and several of the roads have been repaved, which always makes for nice riding.  Alan Kurzweil, Jay Lewis, and Barry Winkelman signed up for the CC ride, but rode with the Bs at times.  Alan rode with our group the majority of the time and Jay finished off his ride with the Bs.  Thank you to all who joined me today.  Thank you Michael for the new route. 

  • Wed, August 15, 2018 5:30 PM | Brad Francisco

    Leader:  Brad Francisco

    Members:  Tom Roberts, Douglas Carter, Eric Williams, Blake Altman, Tyler Hill, Chris Zabriskie, Jason Hendricks

    Guests: Holden Hudson

    Route:  The usual

    Weather:  Upper 80's @ start, light wind from the west, humid.  The description matches a typical summer day in these parts.

    AMS: 22.0 parking lot to parking lot (22.5 for the Strava segment) for the main group

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: Dropped chain

    Report:  Missing most of our usual "guests", and a lot of the regulars.  Must be something more interesting going on today.

    The ride was a bit tamer than usual today.

    Jason dropped off the group on the climb up to Bel Alton-Newtown Rd.

    Holden nearly stayed with the group on the Rt 6 hill.

    Chris dropped his chain as we stopped momentarily at the Rt 6/Penns Hill Rd. traffic light, but regained the group.

    The rest of the ride we rode together with only a little fragmenting on the harder bits.

    Nice ride - thanks for pulling me along!

  • Wed, August 15, 2018 5:30 PM | Bruce Wright

    Leader:  Bruce Wright / Jean Wright

    Members:  , Ken Lemmert, Mike Kenyon, Joel Carney, Ed Lustig, Ken Roman, Mike Mullinoff and Stephen Parish 

    Guests:  J. Alex Cox 

    Ride Distance: 25 

    Weather: 86 degrees and 7 MPH wind 

    AMS:  Leader lead from the rear 17.7MPH

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None 

    Report:  Group left with AA rider, Good Ride  Group stay together till Spring Hill-Newtown Road group broke into two groups.  First group was 19 pluss AMS and second group ended with a 17.7 AMS.  Everyone rode very good and very strong .  

  • Tue, August 14, 2018 12:53 PM | La'Tasha Banks

    Leader: La'Tasha Banks

    Members: Jay Lewis, Larry Peed, Alan Kurzweil, D. Gardner, David E., Sonja Newman, Bruce Wright, Sam Perry, Randy Schoch, George W. C.(I couldn't make out everyone's handwriting)

    Route: Marshall Hall to Barry's Hill crossing over 210 to 228 up Mill Hill, through Middleton neighborhoods, a slice of the IHRT and up Bumpy Oak

    Weather: Low humidity and mild temperatures  (mid to high 70s) made for a great ride!

    AMS: Ride Leader finished with 14.9

    Mechanicals/Mishaps: None

    Report:  I enjoyed riding with everyone! The route gave hill training opportunities and had portions that allowed everyone to stretch their legs.

  • Sun, August 12, 2018 9:00 AM | Stephen Palincsar

    Ride leader: Steve Palincsar

    Members: Debby Bowman

    Route: Last night's dire forecast of scattered and intermittent thunderstorms during the entire day changed by morning to a rain-free a.m. followed by a chance of thunderstorms in the early afternoon.  I prepared cue sheets for a short cut route that reduced the distance down to the low 40s, but when we checked the weather forecast at the McKay's rest stop at 11 am it had improved even further - no rain at all until very late in the day - so we continued with the original 60 mile route  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28294228, heading north on Hollywood Rd, crossing Three Notch Highway en route towards Sotterley.  When we reached the turn for Steer Horn Neck Debby decided she wasn't ready to do 60 so we skipped that section of the route and continued on to Sotterley (which was closed -- a first for me) finishing with a total of 54 miles.

    Weather: High 70s to mid 80s, very humid, overcast in the morning changing to partly cloudy with bright sun by 11.  No rain.  An altogether entirely satisfactory day for riding.

    Mishaps & mechanicals: none

    AMS: 13.1

  • Sun, August 12, 2018 8:00 AM | Diane Harris (Administrator)

    Members Sonya Newman, Barb and Ron Haney, Kirk Saunders, Troy Eddy, Theresa Rowell, Donaro Gardner, Tom Roberts and Phil Mitchell  (who both rode to the start), and guest Rodney Cobb joined me on this longer version of the Manokeek Espresso.  The group separated into those that wanted to go faster than the advertised pace and me and my "B pacers".  The ride was uneventful until right before the rest stop, we heard a loud "pop!".  Rodney's rear tire had a blowout flat with a gash that was ~ 1 inch.  It needed more than an inner tube, it needed a boot!  Theresa was never a girl scout but like scouts, she was prepared...with a homemade boot made from an old tire!  We got the tube changed, the tire booted, used a CO2 cartridge to inflate, and we're ready to continue the ride when I discovered I had a rear flat!  I found the culprit, a very thin 1 1/4 " wire that was protruding from the tire.  Got the tube changed and we're off again but because we didn't know if the boot would hold, we took a short cut.   No rest stop, just straight back to the parking lot.  Rodney's boot held for 16 miles!!  The rest of the group got back uneventfully, with Sonya meeting up with the lead group and finishing the ride with them.  It was a challenge for her but Barb and the other riders were patient, not leaving her to ride by herself.  Tom left the group to ride home while a few of us enjoyed a cool drink (Starbucks) once back at the parking lot.  In spite of the flats and decreased mileage of 37 miles with the short cut, it was still a good ride.  

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