I road out for a birthday party so I spent Saturday night eating, drinking, making balloon animals (a talent which I just discovered I had) and talking with some of the DC Randonneur crowd. Another fellow road 30 miles from VA so he got his 60 mile trip in via the party as well. I think the Randonneurs are conspiring how to get me out for one of their rides even though I am car free, so I may have some new adventures to tell.
Anyway I slept over and left Sunday after breakfast (2:30 PM) which was about the time I arrived on Saturday so I did need a long lasting light as I got home around 9 PM (I had to stop for lunch and dinner.) The light I have (which I can no longer find on-line) is a 5 LED headlight (the brightest I have seen in that category) and uses two AA batteries that are supposed to last 20 hours. It’s sufficient for speeds up to15mph but Sunday night had a very bright pink overcast so I had some lovely 30mph descents on the rollers. Anyway I like my light because it was cheep, light weight, long lasting and can stay on my bike even when riding over pot holes in the city (which has done in my last two lights.)
If there is sufficient interest I post my complete round trip but the only difference is when I left I used a more direct route to downtown from Falls Rd and picked up the Gwynns Falls Trail then Annapolis Rd to Waterview Ave which then joins my route I used to get back home. The reason why I posted what I did after traveling 20 miles on DC trails I wanted to plug our trails a bit and personally I find routes that have the same details there and back a little hard to deal with, but NoRacer you are right I should have flipped it before posting. Oh well.