|At Velo +|
|#6 - I'm secretly hoping this fun jaunt will get my brother (and the whole family) biking more.|
Category: Bike Shop
Observation: This shop roasts their own coffee (available soon), carries Surly (and other) bikes and offers yoga classes.
I made it back to DC late Tuesday afternoon, ditched my suitcase and hopped on my bike. I rode to dinner after a stop at my second job.
|#7 - There's still snow on the ground, but thankfully the roads were clear.|
Observation: I was craving the lemon garlic chicken and Brussels sprouts. Though I was dreading the cold, my ride was quite pleasant.
My hunger sated, I tossed my leftovers in my basket. It was dark now, but I pedaled to the grocery store to procure food for the next day.
|#8 - A stop for groceries. Note my Light & Motion Urban 400. It's bright!|
Category: Grocery store (second use)
Observation: The more I ride the more I want to find another errand/excuse to keep riding!
Lighting Method: Light & Motion Urban 400 in front & Planet Bike red flasher in back.
Another stroke of luck - MG of Chasing Mailboxes extended the Errandonnee deadline by one more day. I am so glad I didn't throw in the towel. I can do this!
The next morning I biked to meet my friend Kim from high school. Every Spring she attends a conference in DC and we have breakfast and catch up. I suspect she made some sort of deal with the devil because she hasn't aged.
|#9 - Kim at Open City|
Destination: Open City
Observation: Usually this place is packed in the morning, not today. Lull in the Spring conference season?
I stopped by the bank to make a deposit, then on to work. On the ride home it was raining heavily. The puddles obscured many potholes. This ride kind of sucked, honestly. By the time I made it home I had popsicle toes, though the rest of me stayed dry thanks to my rain pants and jacket.
|#10 - Bike Parking at Capital One|
Category: Wild Card
Observation: There are a lot of nasty potholes in dire need of repair.
I had one last errand to complete and I knew just what it would be: An errand to procure a bottle of wine to celebrate the completion of the Errandonnee Challenge!
|#11 - Sherry's Liquor|
Observation: Spring is capricious. Wicked headwind!
I pedaled home with the wind in my (helmet) hair and a big smile on my face. I had a
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Miles logged: 37.69