There is a lot of controversy around the flip flop. Is there ever a time when it’s ok to wear them at the office? Are they appropriate for the Metro? Is there such a thing as a fancy flip flop? If you shouldn’t wear flip flops with your business clothes, are […]
Did you know that National Airport is located right off of one of our local bike paths (the Mount Vernon Trail)? Of course you did! Did you also know that you can watch the planes blaze in for a landing right over your head at Gravelly Point, a park adjoining […]
Summer is on, people. How do I know? The Lincolnometer tells me so. What’s the Lincolnometer, you ask? It is a gauge of what’s going on with tourism and to some degree, the weather, in Washington, D.C. The Lincolnometer is largely based on the people lurking around the Lincoln Memorial […]
Sunday I made it out on my Rivendell Quickbeam for a shortie ride through Rock Creek Park. This is not a normal route for me, given that it can get so crowded and crazy (and I like to chase mailboxes in the country), but Sunday it wasn’t too bad. And […]
First of all, way to go, rain commuters! That was quite a rain on the homeward trek, no? Lightning and everything! Now, on with the show. As I’ve mentioned, certain bikes on the commute really catch my eye. One of those is the Surly Long Haul Trucker, which I also […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 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 […]