Evening Rambles

I can feel the heat. Swamptown is upon us.

Solo smooth ride yesterday evening down to the Capitol.  I wanted to break in the shnazzy Kinfolk kit that I purchased last summer (it took thousands of months for it to arrive). Caught the sunset and it was bootiful. Also, spotted DCPD help a youth with his flat and chain, it warmed my heart, you go DCPD, you did good.

Cheers, and happy riding!

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a different route

Normally I’ll stick to the road and cut through Dupont and Georgetown to get to work, however, this morning on a whim, somehow I landed here. Cut through Dupont and around the Kennedy Center to the Mt. Vernon trail. I didn’t even realize there was a bike trail in front of the Kennedy Center, sneaky sneaky. For the most part, I plan my route based on the way I’d take by car. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This was a nice change and pretty view, but I think I’ll stick to the road.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I had a wonderful experience with a garbage truck and a collector this morning riding down R. And I’m not being sarcastic. They were very respectful on the morning commute, that is all. You go DC, you go.

Cheers, and happy riding!

Spring?

it’s there somewhere. i think.
it’s been a solid week in riding.
using the saddle as a de-stresser.
it works. try it out. 

I’m thinking I might need new shoes…

Yeah, I don’t get this. I got yelled at by a cop today for not adhering to traffic laws today. Look at my bike lane. Look at it. 

A rad bunch in front of the Jefferson Memorial. 

A solid week in riding. There’s really no adhesive to this recap. My b. 

Recent Ride: Friday night roll

Last friday was rough. Woke up feeling like shit, took the day off, and called my friday, pho friday. Bucked up in time for an easy evening ride with some cool cats around Navy Yard,  U st, and ended the night at Wonderland.

Look at that night chrome back workin’ at night. reflectors, reflectin’.


the evening crew outside at navy yard.

cheers, happy riding everyone.

Hiatus

Well! That was a fun hiatus. August was taken over by my family, and unfortunately, my bike doesn’t have enough seats to hold close to 20 people. Lame excuse, but August didn’t see crazy pedal action, except your occasional evening ride to CVS.

Between then and now, much has happened in terms of bike repairs, bike shop visits, bike finds, new spots for hangage. It feels pretty good to be back. Since I’m not a gal of many words, I’ll try to keep this recap short, not for you, but mainly because my attention span is awfully short. Numbers and photos help:

1. An old ass bike at the Air & Space museum.

2. Another hot as hell ride. Documenting my inappropriate attire: khakis. Let’s talk about swamp ass.

3.  Cousin Abby on a stationary capital bike.

4. This gave me a good laugh. Hahahahahaha. The reads you find at Urban Outfitters.

5.  An ugly fucking dent in my rim. Don’t know how it got there, all I know is that it made the most annoying clanking noise so loud that I’m pretty positive the aching sound woke up all of capitol hill. Tears, so many tears.

6. Left it at the doctor’s aka BicycleSPACE for a quick fixin. (see what I did there). Got back the babes back, lookin sexy mo lexy. Completely replaced rear wheelset.

And there you have it, I busted a recap in this bitch. Cheers, and happy riding!

Recent Ride: Lake Needwood

Solid ride this morning to Lake Needwood, minus a couple of hiccups along the way. I underestimated the slick bridges and wiped out quite gracefully 4minutes into the ride. Walked away with a ripped kit, and I sadly watched my water bottle jump off the bridge.

Met up this guy in his new State Bicycle Co. get up. Rad jersey.

Look at all that nature!

T’was a gorgeous Saturday morning in Maryland. Got home just in time to catch the end of the chaotic Stage 1 of the tour. What a messy start to the tour, entertaining, but messy. Congrats Marcel Kittel.

Cheers and happy riding!