I also posted this in "NE Regional" but almost no one reads those forums....plus the 41 is a better place to talk about road cycling....
I am staying in DC for a week this summer for a family vacation. We are renting an apartment in Capitol Hill.
I am a road cyclist and not especially comfortable with urban traffic. I like to ride hard.
Anyway, I am wondering if it's worth it to bring my road bike with me. I would like to find a way to get in a few 2-3 hour bike rides during the week, but if the bike paths are full of pedestrians etc. then it may not be worthwhile. OTOH if I can find a reasonably safe way to get out and have a few hard rides I would like that.
Any of my DC brethren have some suggestions? I generally dislike MUPs because they are generally too crowded, but I am willing to consider them especially if they can get me to an area where I can have some good road riding.
p.s. I run too so if the cycling does not work out, I can just go run instead. I am guessing that may make more sense. I would rather ride than run (duh) of course.