Just because I make an effort to be active (commute, run, ride, etc.) doesn’t mean I can maintain a regular diet of treats and junk food. Sometimes, however, I can’t help but indulge. I can only be good for so long. Plus, commuting can be a rough endeavor in the […]
Brevets, commutes, tandem rides, coffee. Sometimes a marathon. Washington, D.C.
What a great weekend to be outside! Felkerino and I rode from home on Sunday, with no expectations about the day– only that it might rain in the afternoon and we hoped to be napping then. Our destination? Coffee in Potomac, Maryland. I know, not that exciting, but we do […]
For those of you who pass through Southwest via Maine Avenue, something exciting happened on Wednesday. The barricades blocking off one lane of Maine Avenue were removed and now people can actually walk on the new sidewalk by Arena Stage. It’s TRUE! I walked there myself. In addition, it looks like Arena […]
This week, I had to run an errand near Capitol Hill. While in that neck of the woods, I took a couple minutes to pop into the Spirit of Justice Park. The park sits behind the Rayburn House Office Building between C and D Streets, Southwest. I think I’ve been […]
While I was en route to the office yesterday, I happened upon this. This car is carrying six bicycles, including a quint.
Every day I see a bike that attracts my attention. If I can, I’ll try and take a photo of the bike or at least tell the rider, “Hey, I like your bike!” Recently, Felkerino and I saw a bike that turned our heads so much we chased the rider […]
The ho-hum commute became not so ho-hum this evening. A brief shower passed through our humid city and left behind a little present for the Washingtonians. The 14th Street Bridge may not make the most picturesque backdrop, but it made my day to see this colorful arc extending over the […]
I am so lucky to live in Washington, D.C. Despite the large metropolitan area in which Felkerino and I live, we are a stone’s throw away from beautiful cycling (with mountains, yay!) on quiet back roads. This weekend, Felkerino and I headed out to the Shenandoah and the mountains of […]
One of these things is not like the other One of these things just doesn’t belong… Can you figure out what it is? This was the status of the bike rack at my local grocery store Thursday evening. I know it’s not always easy for people to find a place […]
Did you know that in the past six days, the Washington, D.C., area has received over 3.77 inches of rain? Capitol Weather Gang told me so! I’m glad the area is getting rain because apparently we are at the beginnings of a drought. However, I do have an issue with […]
One of the reasons I like walking and riding around town is that I see more of the city than when I’m in a car or going subterranean on Metro. Today, over a lunchtime stroll, I came upon these.
Sometimes the city is so beautiful. These clouds we saw tonight on the commute home are amazing! Now, if they could just get rid of that fence in the middle of the Reflecting Pool. Have a great weekend, everybody!
As some of you may know, Felkerino and I are big fans of the wool and try to regularly infuse it into our cycling attire. However, when the weather takes a turn for the toasty, we both switch to the light synthetics. While I favor the mono-color synthetic cycling jersey, Felkerino […]
Is the sun on a collision course with Earth? It sure feels like it! Temperatures this week have been rising and staying in the triple digits — yes, triple! According to Dan Stillman of the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang: yesterday’s highs of 102 at National and 100 at Dulles were […]
As I’ve previously noted, commuting is a great way to maneuver back and forth to work. However, when my cycling consists only of commuting miles, it becomes a drag. That’s why Felkerino and I planned a Virginia Highlands Mini-Tour for this past 4th of July weekend. (Plus, Hains Point was […]
As the 4th of July approaches in Washington, D.C., there is a gradual devolution of our landscape. Port-o-potties are imported from all areas of the country and plopped throughout the National Mall. Fencing and chicken wire crop up everywhere. Worst of all, one of the local cyclists’ favorite spots to catch […]