|Lets Commute. But first a little work around the house.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:16 AM
|Miss M is getting a little (or really a lot) tired of all the snow this winter. I think fresh snow is fun but the next few days are going to be tough.|
Feb 7, 2003 8:19 AM
|Normally we ride the trails to work. With 6-8" of snow on the ground from the latest storm and more coming down we took the streets.
What a mess.
|Why MB1, You're postively glowing! :-) nm||Kristin|
Feb 7, 2003 8:20 AM
|Good bye to Miss M||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:22 AM
|Miss M works on the hill; I go downtown so this is where we split up. Today instead of going straight in I am going to ride around the monuments.|
Feb 7, 2003 8:26 AM
|The snow is pretty thick and heavy today. It looks odd to see the statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial dressed for the jungle covered in snow.|
Feb 7, 2003 8:29 AM
|This place has a lot of memories for my generation. Even this morning there was a fresh bouquet left in the memorial.|
Feb 7, 2003 9:04 AM
|Yes, you're right about memories for our generation. In 1969 I fought 10 months in the jungle with an infantry company. Thanks for the pix.|
|My favorite pic of the wall.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 9:08 AM
|I shot this last spring, you can just see my reflection on the very right edge.|
|Great photo. The Power of this monument...||rwbadley|
Feb 7, 2003 9:17 AM
|needs to be felt in person. The traveling wall (half size?)came to Reno. A deeply moving experience.
|does anyone not know someone on the wall? nm||DougSloan|
Feb 7, 2003 4:10 PM
|Alas yes. Quite a shock to find him there.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 4:21 PM
|The park service keeps several directories available at all times. I was skimming through a directory one day.....|
|you know what would be really cool||DougSloan|
Feb 7, 2003 4:09 PM
|Do the same but with some reflections of soldiers in uniform...
It is great as it is, though.
|The Reflecting Pool.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:33 AM
|It was getting hard to ride in the thick show between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.|
Feb 7, 2003 8:33 AM
|Until this year I was a fair weather cyclist. Reading your ride reports and posts convinced me to ride and have fun in all seasons and weather. I haven't missed a weekend ride (except when out of country) since first visiting this forum last summer. Thanks for the photos, posts, and upbeat, positive attitude.|
|Boy I love this.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:35 AM
|I hope you had a good ride in today too.|
Feb 7, 2003 8:40 AM
|What do you do with your bikes while at work? With all the winter muck, surely you don't take them inside...
|We have secure bike parking in the basements at work. nm||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:45 AM
|bike commuting must be encourage there nm||DougSloan|
Feb 7, 2003 9:00 AM
|DC is the center of the PC universe.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 9:03 AM
|Although even with all the reasons to bike commute and all the facilities here cyclists are still a very small percentage of all commuters.|
|I thought San Francisco was the center of the PC universe ;-)?||velocity|
Feb 7, 2003 9:11 AM
|In NYC I park my bike in my building's parking lot, locking it to a bike rack, which is what I used to do in SF when I lived there. Do you have the same or do you actually have bike lockers?|
|My building has a locked bike cage that requires a passcard.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 9:19 AM
|Plus since September 11th you need a pass to get into the building. Miss M works in a federal building that has security guards and you can't get in without a bike pass and ID.
Secure bike parking is no problem.
|What about showers and a changing room?||Fez|
Feb 7, 2003 9:24 AM
|To complete the bike-friendly commuting experience?|
|Yes, we have those too.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 9:31 AM
|Miss M works at the Library of Congress where there is a nice bathroom with shower (she says that she is about the only one that uses it).
There is a workout room with showers and a sauna where I work. It gets a little use but not much.
|Commuting in DC||pmf1|
Feb 7, 2003 11:11 AM
|While I'm not as hardy as MB1, I've been commuting in DC for 8 years. While not a huge number do it, the numbers using the bike paths - especially in warmer weather - is significant.
I even did it last year when I had a job at the White House. The Secret Service guys who were constantly rotated always gave me threatening looks when I rode up and was fumbling for my ID. They'd wheel my bike through the gate often marveling at its weight. Sometimes I'd even see them pick it up. I had to park it outside, in the courtyard of the Old Exec Office Bldg. I locked it (I was riding a Litespeed Ultimate), but it was pretty darn safe in there. The shower in the OEOB was pretty cruddy, but usable.
|Somehow I'm not too surprised...||velocity|
Feb 7, 2003 8:39 AM
|...you guys bike commuted today. I forget do you two have specially equipped snow bikes or do you make adjustments to your regular commuters? I don't have a bike that handles snow well right now -- no mtn bike and no snow tires for my beater/commuter.
Must say, though, I found it very refreshing walking to work today in the snow.
|Studded snow/ice tires||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 8:44 AM
|They give us a lot of confidence riding in snow and ice. We got them from Peter White cycles on-line.|
|you guys rock!||velocity|
Feb 7, 2003 8:58 AM
|I'm a little dimmer than usual today so please forgive me. I'm trying to finish multiple things at work so I won't stay late again tonight. Of course, I keep coming back to RoadBikeReview to check for the latest posts, which isn't helping.
Checked the website,
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp, and it doesn't look like any of these tires can be mounted on road rims with limited clearance. Do you know if I'm correct?
|The 700C size requires a fair amount of clearance.||MB1|
Feb 7, 2003 9:28 AM
|You would need a touring bike or cyclo-crosser to fit them. Plus don't forget that you need a lot of clearance for the snow too.
Sounds like a good reason for another bike. Riding in fresh snow is fun!
|if i only had room i'd have a FEW more... (nm)||velocity|
Feb 7, 2003 9:36 AM
|Wondered what MB1 would dazzle us with today||no excuses|
Feb 7, 2003 12:42 PM
|I was also looking for a good time to pass out this link to an article about snow commuters in DC. Anyone mentioned that you guys know?