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Tour de DC plus a bonus. Ride Report.(21 posts)

Tour de DC plus a bonus. Ride Report.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:01 PM
I have been talking with several folks at work about an early morning tour of DC. Miss M and I know some great places to ride to in the city that are a little of the beaten path. We figured we could lead a pretty nice 15 mile ride before work without any problems at all.

It has been raining so much that we hadn't gotten around to it. When the forecast for Friday called for dry sunny weather the ride was on.

We met in Georgetown just as the sun was starting to really shine.
Somewhere else.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:05 PM
We were riding in rush hour. As we headed down Ohio Drive Tony was confused, "Where are all the cars?"

Somewhere else.
The Awakening.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:08 PM
We did a lap of Haines Point, always a great place to ride now that it has been repaved. It was turning out to be a perfect fall morning-clear and cool. Too bad it is still summer.
Titanic.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:11 PM
From Haines Point we took a couple of rarely used bike trails over to the Titanic Memorial on the waterfront.
Fish for breakfast anyone?MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:16 PM
On our way to the Mall we rode by the DC fish market.

Fresh fish, mmmmmm good!
We actually stopped for the lights.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:18 PM
A lot of the ride was on parts of Miss M's regular commute. She advised us on which intersections were dangerous-basically all of them.
I really like this girls jersey!!........nmrwbadley
Sep 5, 2003 9:16 PM
Say RW, you're scarin' me man!Live Steam
Sep 6, 2003 4:18 AM
Hey I wanted to post this on your nice photo essay on the ride to Mt. Rose. I got a kick out of seeing your longsleeved button down hangin' there in the pic at the summit. Must have gotten a little toasty with it on :O)
Washington and Lincoln.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:22 PM
After Miss M headed off to work we rode down the Mall on our way back to the Potomac. Here we are cutting through the Washington Monument with the Lincoln Memorial in the far background.
Make a wish.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:25 PM
One of Karen's favorites is the Einstein statue. She told us that if you whisper a wish into his ear there is a good chance it will come true.

I wished for world peace (more specifically peace on the non-cycling board) and a quick recovery from my cracked kneecap.
Adios amigos.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:28 PM
Karen and Tony headed up the river to work and I was off to the Doc's for what I hoped would be my final check-up.
Picture this.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:34 PM
All an x-ray is really just another photograph. I was hoping for a good one.
All clear.MB1
Sep 5, 2003 6:36 PM
Here it is, my knee without a crack. The Doc cleared me for riding all I want.

WOOPIE!!! Anyone for a century?
Woopie! Congrats on the quick recovery.JL
Sep 5, 2003 6:59 PM
Looks like a good weekend for centuries. Take 2 and show pictures on Monday.

Glad to see you healed quickly.

John
Great photos, thanks! Take it slow on the knee eh? nmrwbadley
Sep 5, 2003 9:19 PM
Let me get this straight, Doc said "Take two centuries and call me in the morning" nmScot_Gore
Sep 6, 2003 5:33 AM
This is the best single picture...TREKY
Sep 6, 2003 9:28 AM
...you have ever posted.Congratulations on the fast recovery!!!!!!!!!!More ride reports are a must.Thanks.
Nice pic!KG 361
Sep 7, 2003 3:19 PM
Glad to hear you got the "go" sign. Good luck and happy trails/roads! BTW-you would be proud of me. Got a 52 miler in (I know, only 1/2 your avg distance!) that included not only very wet roads but some gravel/stone roads as well =)
re: Tour de DC plus a bonus. Ride Report.Drupa
Sep 5, 2003 7:40 PM
Quality Post.

Drupa
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Another fine ride report...The Walrus
Sep 6, 2003 11:49 AM
...and congrats on the clean bill of health!

Early-morning urban rides are sadly underappreciated; I like heading into downtown L.A. on a Sunday and starting out just as the sky's getting a bit grey in the east--no traffic, no panhandlers, no yuppies--and I can usually count on about 2 hours of relative freedom before things start getting busy. Then I head off to Philippe's for breakfast...

The only downer is that I can never find anyone else willing to get up at 0400 to go down there.
really like this opening photo, MB1!!gregg
Sep 8, 2003 1:48 PM
So cool, it almost looks digitally altered. I love the way the sunrise is just breaking the color into the top portion of the photo, yet the lower portion almost looks shot in B&W!

Congrats on the quick recovery!

-gregg