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Last sunset of the year (from the bike of course)(19 posts)

Last sunset of the year (from the bike of course)MB1
Dec 31, 2002 6:50 PM
So we were out riding after work as the sun started to set on a really good year.

Miss M stopped on 14th Street in front of the Washington Monument
The most beautiful monument in DC.MB1
Dec 31, 2002 6:53 PM
Jefferson and the Tidal Basin is by far my favorite.

Happy New Year.
HEY MB1!!cydswipe
Dec 31, 2002 6:57 PM
That pic of the basin is AWESOME! Can you make it larger so I can use it as my desktop wallpaper?
i would appreciate that also.rufus
Jan 1, 2003 8:19 AM
i'd hate to have to crop it too much in order to get it to fit.
HEY cydswipe!!MB1
Jan 1, 2003 12:06 PM
How is this?

or e-mail me and I will send you the full size image.
works fine for me.rufus
Jan 1, 2003 1:46 PM
my wallpaper program crops the sides a bit to show it fullscreen on my desktop, kind of like 4:3 tv picture versus widescreen, but it looks damn fine anyway.
very cool; HNY!DougSloan
Dec 31, 2002 7:00 PM
How far you riding tomorrow?
is this the same town I live in?...Djudd
Dec 31, 2002 7:06 PM
your pictures are so good I feel guilty for not seeing more of the mall/monument area more often
That is postcard material. Great picture nmDave Hickey
Dec 31, 2002 7:12 PM
WOW! Thanks MB1 and all for a great year and more to follow. nmrwbadley
Jan 1, 2003 1:35 AM
the Ansel Adams of the cycling worldSpirito
Jan 1, 2003 3:57 AM
nice pic bro !!!!

who needs an 8 x 10 or a 16 x 20 to lug around when a digi cam, a bicycle and an eye for beauty can take you there.

we are all richer with you here - thanks MB1

happy new year to you and miss m

Does Miss M race?Jimena
Jan 1, 2003 10:28 AM
I can't see who that is, so if it's someone I know -- Hi! If not, just letting everyone know we're organizing women's training rides for beginner (mostly) racers or those interested in learning some road race basics. If you do have any interest in racing, you're welcome to join us! Each weekend in Jan-Feb we'll do an easy-paced base mile ride in the DC/MD/VA environs. Probably 40 miles or about 2.5 hours. We're also actively recruiting Cat. 3& 4 women for the Snow Valley Senior women's squad, see the web site at for updates on the women's rides and membership info. You can also email me, Sami at
Got any 200 mile time trials.MB1
Jan 1, 2003 12:09 PM
With an over 50 class?

Otherwise I am afraid not. We both gave up racing many years ago.

Thanks for asking though.
Jan 1, 2003 12:30 PM
Davis 12/24 hr time trial

Age Groups: Solos: Under 18 / 18-49 / 50 - 59

12 Hour Records
Male: Daryn Dodge 218 miles
Female: Sandy Earl 214

Male 50-59: Paul Meredith 188
Female 50-59: Anne Schneider 178.3
Jan 1, 2003 2:52 PM
Those are definitally postcard material... ( I know its been said, but I have to echo that..)
Get some prints made, it would be very cool as part of a cycling realated calender, or pics series.

Lots of potential to do stuff with that, awarness about cycling in your city etc.

Ps. DC is a really cool city, have only been there once, and got a pretty cool behind the scenes look at some stuff, great city, only wish i had been able to bring a bike
Question for MB1crosscut
Jan 1, 2003 7:03 PM
I don't wish to nosey, but I'm sort of new to this board, and I've wondered about several things. I've enjoyed your bike travelogues a lot. But WHO IS MISS "M?" Is she a significan other, just a friend, real or fictional? You never substitute a pronoun for her. Why not? Does MISS "M" have a real name? Why the formality? Maybe you've explained all of this at one time, and I've missed it. Forgive my curiousity.
Oh she is real alright!MB1
Jan 2, 2003 3:42 AM
Miss M is my wife.

We have the same initials and I don't want to imply supremecy by calling her MB0 or MB2. Anyway while we were dating I started calling her Miss M (among other things) and I still do. She would not like it if I used her real name on-line so I don't.

However, if you ever get to meet us (as several posters have) please don't call her Miss M. You will have to use her real name.
Did you ride Jan 1?Fez
Jan 2, 2003 10:31 AM
Given that you wanted to do less miles in 2003, did you ride Jan 1?

There was a lot of water on the roads in the DC area, so much that driving was scary whenever we went over a large puddle, but the good part of all that rain is that all the salt from last week will be washed away.
Naturally (but only 43 miles). nmMB1
Jan 2, 2003 2:12 PM