Washington, D.C. Bike Commute Scrapbook
Morning ride to American University. Many nice plants here.
What a week. Four sparkling summer days, top notch training, and a ride along with a friend on a couple of days, too. I celebrated the end of my Bike Friday Tikit field trips to Northwest D.C. with a photo safari on today’s ride home, in part to stretch out my time in the afternoon sun and also to remind me why I should travel this way again soon.
Graffiti near the Russian Embassy on Tunlaw Is this on R? I don’t recall. I liked the symmetry here, and the pop of pink from the flowers in the planters. Cobbles near Georgetown! I cannot get enough of these. I don’t want to ride on them every day, but they have a great aesthetic. This staircase kept catching my eye as I passed it this week. Finally, I paused for a photo. Small-wheeled bike at the Big Wheel Bikes mural. An irresistible photo op. I can only find Blues Alley when I’m not looking for it. This alley is a known, yet off the main path, spot. I could hear people playing, and when someone opened the door the odor of cigar smoke wafted out along with the music. This is also part of Blues Alley. The textures here compelled me to stop for a shot with the Tikit. Private-No Parking. The Tikit takes a risk. Looking down the Potomac toward the Kennedy Center. Kennedy Center close up. And, not visible, SO MANY CARS on Rock Creek. The Tikit wants its picture taken with the Lincoln Memorial. This is as close as we got today. The Memorial Bridge is so striking. It looks even better in the warm morning light. Sorry for the debris, but the Potomac washes up some ugly stuff. Hey, there’s a new sign near the Jefferson. It means get off the sidewalk and onto the road or you will fall down the steps on the other side of the footbridge. Do you know what this is? It is the second hairpin on the double hairpin after the Francis Case Bridge. Another day, another victory on this segment.
Sometimes the city is not so bad.