Time for a mostly visual week in review. Can’t let all this vibrant fall pass without some photographic evidence. The slightly acrid smell of drying leaves, the cascade of leaves when a slight breeze prompts their detachment from the tree where they spent the summer. Delicious.
After our miserable Snowtober Saturday, our fall days have taken a dramatic turn for the better. Beautiful brisk morning commutes, a pinch of warmth in the air at midday, and refreshingly cool commutes home. I’m so happy with the way that fall has lingered. Aren’t you? Today I received the […]
Washington, D.C., is an exciting city for bike commuters. Every day we get to navigate our way through cars, potholes, pedestrians, and tourists(who are often also pedestrians). That sounds like lots of other big cities, I suppose. But in Washington, D.C., another aspect distinguishes our commute. Motorcades!
If you have ever visited Washington, D.C., you have most likely been to the National Mall (known also as the Mall). It is a large national park (more than 1,000 acres) managed by the National Park Service. For Washington, D.C.-area cyclists, the Mall is a prime commuting zone. Many local […]
Holy hot sauce, Batman! It’s been a steamy week in the city, and I confess that I focused much of my energy on gym workouts and a pokey pace to and from the office. Here is a rundown of the week in a few photos.
I’ve posted various photos on this blog of scenes from my commute to give a window into what my commuting life in Washington, D.C. is like. Some things, though, defy visual depiction. The Southwest fish market is one of those things. I pass the fish market almost daily.
Washington, D.C., is a lovely city for bicycle glamour shots. While what might come to mind most readily are pictures of bikes and monuments, that is not entirely true. One of the spots where I’ve always wanted to take a glamour shot is by the bike mural at Big Wheel […]
In case you haven’t noticed or don’t live in the area, it’s PRIME TIME for tourists. I love watching tourists. It’s also a requirement if you are a pedestrian or cyclist, because you never know what a tourist is going to do. One minute they are walking on the right […]
Which would you rather do? Option 1. or Option 2. I know what I’d choose. Happy Friday!!
What a lovely Monday! Felkerino and I thought we might enjoy a morning lap on Hains Point, but it was not to be. The Potomac River is running high and Hains Point is closed due to flooding.
It’s been a cold week here in the District, with some rain thrown in. Do not let that deter you, my friends! While the blossoms may pop more against a clear blue sky, the cold and gray days help make the traffic around the Tidal Basin a thousand times more […]
What are you doing the next few days? If you are going bicycling in Washington, D.C., you MUST go to Hains Point and check out the cherry blossoms. I shouldn’t even tell you this because I like keeping the population on Hains Point a level below utter chaos, but the […]
241/365: Capital Bikeshare Tourists = YES!Originally uploaded by Gersemalina Spring again. Another year of roadies on Hains Point, tour buses, high school classes on the National Mall, and wait! What’s that? Something’s different this year.
Tonight was so much fun! First, Felkerino and I saw Robert Plant and the Band of Joy (including two of my favorites, Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller) at DAR Constitution Hall! I thought the night couldn’t get any better, but I was wrong! Two blocks from DAR Constitution Hall is […]
When I looked out the window this morning, it didn’t look like a good day for bike commuting. Cloudy sky. Slush and snow on the sidewalks. I resigned myself to taking the Metro. En route to my station, however, I noticed that the roads were wet but clear, the rain/sleet/snow […]
In my efforts to avoid Metro and breathe in the fresh Washington, D.C., air as much as possible, I’ve started riding Capital Bikeshare more frequently. Bikeshare is awesome! I just run over to the station nearest me, plug in my key to get a bike, yank the bike out as […]