Quickbeam Sunday Ride through Rock Creek Park

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.

The Quickbeam in Rock Creek Park.

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.

Skateboarding through Rock Creek.

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.

Rivendell Quickbeam and some former Presidents

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.


  1. Mary! I love your blog! the cupcake truck looks too good to be true…and ive never seen it around town. where have i been???


    1. Mike, glad you are liking the blog! AND cannot believe that in all your local travels you’ve never spied Curbside Cupcakes. You’ll have to be on the lookout. Definitely worth trying at least once!


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