Sunday I made it out on my Rivendell Quickbeam for a shortie ride through Rock Creek Park. This is not a normal route for me, given that it can get so crowded and crazy (and I like to chase mailboxes in the country), but Sunday it wasn’t too bad. And hey, the weather was awesome.
Ever since I wrote about Devin’s Quickbeam, I’ve been wanting to get in some miles on mine. Rock Creek Park is great for a single speed. Not too flat. Not too hilly. Just right.
The highlight of my ride was running into this group as I was coming back into the District.
I don’t know much about skateboards, except that my dad thought they were dangerous and never let us (his kids) learn to ride one. Of course, that is one of the reasons why I think they are cool.
A couple of miles after seeing these guys, I passed by the Presidential mural on the side of Mama Ayesha’s restaurant, and posed my Quickbeam with some of the crew.
All of them look far too tall to have a chance of fitting on my 56cm bicycle. Phew!
After several weekends of longer, hillier tandem riding, this 30-something miler on a single bike with a single gear was a real treat.
Hope you all were able to spend time outside this weekend, too, and I’ll see you on the commute.