Today, many places are celebrating Bike to Work Day in an effort to inspire more people to ride bikes. Unfortunately for those who may have planned to try out bike commuting and enjoy one of the many pit stops scattered throughout the city, today was a true commuter test. It poured cats and dogs all through the morning commute.
Generally, one of the best parts of my day is the bike ride to work, especially this time of year. Morning temperatures are comfy.
The city is still groggy and the tourists are barely getting going. There’s a little race-tracking on one of the streets on my morning route, but generally the craziness is minimal, just the way I like it.
Even this morning’s ride in the pouring rain turned out to be enjoyable. Many familiar faces were out and about despite the weather, and all we could do was laugh about how perfectly the rain managed to coincide with Bike to Work Day.
I’ve peppered this post with a few of the #BikeDC faces I encountered this week on my commutes. For me, one of the best parts of riding in this area over the years is the people I have come to know who also ride.
I think most people have the occasional commute that is less than perfect in some way, but encountering a friendly #BikeDC face helps any commute headaches fade and makes the day better.
Happy Bike to Work Day (aka Friday), everyone.
Since I got wheels, this is the first Bike to Work Day that I haven’t, and I’m sulking about it. Your photos cheered me right up!
It is nice to see familiar and/or friendly faces on the commute. It often makes my day.
Our bike to work day in Boston was punctuated by winds in the AM and rain in the PM. Fortunately the heaviest rain started when I was a quarter mile from my house. I gambled leaving my spare raincoat in my office and didn’t regret not having it. But it was nothing like your morning commute.
you are such an inspiration. really.
and i love seeing your happy smile….
Country Road Bob is so pleased to be on Chasing Mailboxes!
I also like how you captured the @bikeeveryday decal on CRB’s top tube in the photograph!
I thought you might like that. Great to see you on Friday.