Washington DC

Flip Flop Commuters

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 […]

No Money Fun: Gravelly Point

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 […]

The Lincolnometer

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 […]

Bikes to Like: The Surly Long Haul Trucker

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 […]

Arena Stage: Almost Finished!

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 […]

Rain Welcome, but Timing Needs Improvement

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 […]

Extra Credit to This Week’s Commuters

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 […]

4th of July Preparations. DO NOT ENTER!

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 […]