Burke. Newly back to biking after quite a few years. Wish the snow would stop!
Seriously late to the party...
Roundtrip commute Mt. Vernon to Ballston - 37 miles and seriously frustrated right now at having to drive to work.
Can't we get a giant crew together and clear just one lane of the Mt. Vernon, W&OD, Custis and 4 Mile Runs? Sigh.
Has anyone been out on the trails lately to see if there has been any signifcant melting over the last few days?. Like "bethbikes," I too am seriously frustrated by the snowy trail, but I don't live close enough to the trail itself to havea sense of when it will be clear enough to try. I'm hoping that todays rain and a couple more days of 40+ weather might do it. Anyone in a position to give a status update? Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
Last edited by trinamuous; 02-22-10 at 05:12 PM.
For most of us coming from Arlington and riding into, the city the weakest link is the stretch of trail between Iwo Jima and Arlington Cemetery - to get over to the Memorial Bridge. I drove by on R 110 this Sunday and it was still under a lot of snow. Any idea if this is clear yet? Anyone ride this route today?
The ride was good yesterday. Only a couple of spots that required dismounting. Paths are carved in almost all of the snow spots still on the trail. There are a few spots that are really messy; the 4MiRun portion that run right next to Glebe road has a TON of road debris/asphalt bits/rocks on it.
That being said, I used the snowstorm that didn't happen and wind as an excuse not to ride today Kinda tired from being off the bike for a few weeks and pushing hard on my slow tires. Mostly, I'm just being a whiner.
Happy to report there is bare pavement from the East Falls Church Metro all the way to down town DC. Most of the path is completely clear, and where it isn't, it's clear enough to get by with no problem. Saddle up!
END HUNGER BIKE RIDE APRIL 24 ,2010 BEAUTIFUL SOUTHERN MARYLAND
This is a great ride for a great cause! Please help us spread the word. Let's harness the power of Facebook, Twitter and Bike Forums Poster attached.
Rest stops include Bayfront marina, winery and free post ride cook out.
Registration Now Open! More info and on line sign ups at:
I'm headed to DC for the Summer for an internship and am only bringing my bike... no problem. I ride all the time here in Minneapolis. Here's my question:
I'm riding a couple gravel centuries before I come out and am registered to do a couple more when I get back three months later. Do you Northeasters -- or Nord-easters -- do gravel centuries? If so, can someone point me in the right direction.
We're starting to see pavement here, too. Winter sucks... my fingers are cold.
“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)
"I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)
http://www.alz.org/nca/in_my_community_10403.asp, I believe it is spread over two days/184 miles, but as SpongeDad says, it is not suitable for road bikes and I believe the event requires some fundraising.
Cool, thanks... I'll be gone for the organized ride, but will check out the trail.
Anyone know if the city is going to improve the bike/pedestrian connections over the Anacostia River any time soon?
I live in Silver Spring, MD
Columbia Maryland, hello
I moved to Georgetown last month.
"And when you're on the street, depending on the street,
I bet you are definitely in the top three,
Good lookin' girls on the street
(Depending on the streets)." -Jemaine
PG County - Representing!
I remember when my stolen tuba was discovered at King Pawn over in PG County. I haven't trusted the area since then.
Heh... Well, my gf works out that way, possibly across the street from that same shop. Don't trust the area enough to ride my bike to see her, but I drop her off & pick her up now and then.None taken.