Friday, April 13, 2012

#30DaysofBiking: Day 12

Another late night, post-work ride. Didn't have a particular errand or destination in mind, so I just rode the 15th st cycle track to the White House and back. The problem with biking at this time of night is running into club/bar areas. I hate navigating around drunk people. I knew the cycle track would be pretty empty & quiet, and ditto downtown.

I always get paranoid when I stop at the White House at night. I feel like I'm being scrutinized by the Secret Service. Especially when I'm the only one there (which I was). It's silly, I know.

Somewhere in this really dark photo, you can see the White House. Just squint a bit.

The Old Executive Office Building.

I rode out the other side of Pennsylvania because I could hear Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" blasting from somewhere. Sure enough when I turned onto 17th, there was a bar with a large crowd in the front patio blasting music. I have no idea how they are able to get away with playing music so loud. Anyway, they all looked like undergrads and 90% were wearing some sort of sports garb, so it was definitely not my scene. I turned around and headed back home.

Miles: 4.75
Number of cyclists I saw without lights: 3
Number of secret service eyeing me suspiciously: too many


  1. If by "scrutinized" you mean "in their sights" that's how I feel too. :)

  2. Funny. I visited D.C. a couple summers ago, and brought my folding bike along. I did a bike monument tour - it was great. Although not at maybe that's why I didn't notice the secret security as much.

  3. I really admire how you are making these daily posts. I can relate so much to them. As someone who rides almost every day, there are certainly days where the fantasy of the ride and the reality don't come together, and your posts capture that and give us a dose of reality - thank you.