Does your Bicycle Gravitate towards Bakeries?

Recently, one of my cycling/randonneuring friends said to me, “I can’t but help to notice a lot of pictures of pastry on your Flickr site. Does your bike gravitate towards bakeries?”

I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. Was it this?

Sweet Potato Bar from Eastern Market

Or this?

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcake from Curbside Cupcakes in front of U.S. Treasury

Maybe something else?

Peach Almond Muffins, Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market

Hey, as a cyclist and randonneur I work up an appetite. (My stomach is just starting to settle down to “normal appetite” one week after our 1000K adventure.) And I like to take pictures of the good-looking food I eat. Who doesn’t?

Just so you know, however, I don’t spend every bike ride tracking down the baked goods.

Eastern Market Apples
Eastern Market Peaches

I like the produce, too! And there’s nothing like locally grown fruits and veggies. They just taste better!

In response to my friend’s original question, though, perhaps my bike and I do have a propensity toward bakeries. They give rides a purposeful destination as well as a deliciously sweet payoff for your efforts.

Hey, I heard we have to go back to work tomorrow… what?!


  1. Thank you for the clarification. I bought a jar of 5 bean salad and a cucumber at the orchard at the corner of Peach Ttree Rd and Rt 28 last weekend Not as rewarding as pastry. I’m bragging. Oh yea, a jar of marinaria sauce as well.


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