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Yeech! (Short ride report).(22 posts)

Yeech! (Short ride report).MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:30 PM
With rain forecast for the weekend and all the flooding that is likely to come with it we once again set out to try for a Friday Century.

Love that flex time.

Miss M ready to merge in Georgetown. Traffic has been like this ever since last weekends snowfall.
Breakfast.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:33 PM
Our favorite Bagel Shop on M Street makes a great breakfast sandwich. We got to watch all the traffic crawl past.
coke?sievers11
Feb 21, 2003 2:21 PM
You didn't just have a soda for breakfast? whooa.
Coca Cola, coffee-what is the difference?MB1
Feb 21, 2003 4:16 PM
Sugar and caffeine. One is served hot, one cold. I like coke, Miss M likes coffee.
Georgetown Bagelry?newhouse
Feb 22, 2003 12:22 AM
if it is, i love that place...used to go there every sunday for a coffee and a bagel sandwich. your pictures make me miss dc and especially gtown (i'm a hoya living in SoCal).
That's the place.MB1
Feb 22, 2003 5:29 AM
Although we usually go to the one in Bethesda right off the Capital Crescent Trail.

Any luck finding a bagel that good in SoCal?
A ray of sunshine.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:36 PM
The sun actually came out for a moment as we were passing by the Jefferson Memorial.

Check out all the snow.
This is getting old.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:40 PM
In some places that we are used to riding there is at best only a narrow path cleared in the snow. Of course most of the area is not cleared at all so we just have to deal with it.

Riding past the FDR Memorial.
Easy bike parking everywhere.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:43 PM
Mayor Tony has promised to make commuting easier in the district. Now bike parking is easy all over town.

He is a great man!
Tight Squeeze.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 12:48 PM
After 65 miles it started to rain so we headed home earlier than we would have liked.

We had mostly avoided the traffic but this is what riding near home has been like for the last week. Often the yellow line is the best choice but it is a good thing we are skinny.

Maybe we can get in a century on Sunday.
Always impressed...biknben
Feb 21, 2003 12:58 PM
I know you take pics while riding. Were you riding while taking this picture?

I sometimes steal the digital cam from work to take pics. I have to concentrate to hold perfectly still while taking the shot or it somes out blurred. I often take two pics of the same thing in hope that one will be clear.

If and when I have money to get a digital of my own, I will be getting whatever you have.
Yes, slowly. nmMB1
Feb 21, 2003 1:00 PM
Two centruies a weekend...noveread
Feb 21, 2003 1:41 PM
So I know Miss M pledged you to do the two centuries every weekend for the year, but it seems to me you two are a little behind already! What's she gonna require to get you back on schedule? :)

Noveread
We don't want to be anal about it.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 4:22 PM
For the first 7 weeks of the year we only have 12 centuries. We want to try to ride as many as we can-whatever that number turns out to be is just fine.
Isn't Georgetown traffic always like that? nmBrooks
Feb 21, 2003 1:22 PM
pretty much and it's good for cyclingcyclopathic
Feb 21, 2003 2:06 PM
not to worry about someone hitting you.
(Sigh) It Sucks Over On This Side Of The RiverGregory Taylor
Feb 21, 2003 1:39 PM
I've come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is still way too crappy to hope to get out for any kind of decent ride this weekend. I may try and do some early laps between Old Town and Mt. Vernon on the GW Parkway if the weather holds....
(Sigh) It Sucks Over On This Side Of The Rivermacalu
Feb 26, 2003 10:30 AM
Hey Greg,

I went out early Sunday in the pea soup fog. Stopped by the park at 0730. Where was you all? Rode for a couple of hours, loops around the neighborhood, Waynewood, Stratford Landing, etc. Froze my lardbutt.

Now for the weird part of the story: That afternoon I head to Spokes for some new PI Amfib booties. Yeah, they're overpriced but I love them. Throw my snow shovel in the trunk as the germ of a mad idea begins to bloom in the fetid soil of my tiny, furry mind. Drive to Bell Haven and park in the very most north corner of the very most north pkg lot. Half mile or so of trail to Hunting Towers and usable streets. Trail doesn't look too bad so I'm out there with my trusty shovel cleaning a one-lane gap to freedom. Well I got some honks and waives: "Look at that crazy f**ker shoveling the bike trail". Next morning I ride up Ft Hunt Rd, cross the PW into the park, through the lot, portage to the trail and then ride to the bridge over Little Hunting Creek, portage over the ice-packed bridge and then ride to the 'Gon on my secret recipe of bicycle friendly side-streets. Bought me two days of bike commuting. Back to snow.

dave
you two are cycling gods; make me feel like a wimp. nmDougSloan
Feb 21, 2003 1:43 PM
so you guys're not riding tomorrow?cyclopathic
Feb 21, 2003 2:09 PM
I can believe I can actually call you a fair weather rider. 8-P
Sure we are, just not a century.MB1
Feb 21, 2003 4:19 PM
Miss M's brother is getting married in the morning so we don't figure to be able to ride much more than 25 miles Saturday.

My last day off was April 9, 2002.
well after a century todaycyclopathic
Feb 22, 2003 4:50 PM
I can tell you didn't miss alot if you skiped today.