I saw a guy with a what I think was a combination of a rastafarian knit hat and a mortar board. I'd love to hear "Pomp and Circumstance" on steel drums.
Biking down the 34th street sometimes bike lane, I thought a lot about the video from last night and couldn't help but frame everything in the context of lagging turn signals and pedestrian-car-cycling conflicts. Georgetown drivers don't exactly live up to Swiss standards.
I decided to avoid the Wilson Boulevard area today on account of the Mardi Gras/St. Patrick's Day Parade (Laissez le shillelagh rouler?) and chose to bike up Lee Highway to Kirkwood Drive. Kirkwood is one of those "secret" bikeways in Arlington that's extremely useful, but I think generally underused. I think that something that the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee could do for an activity/outreach event would be to highlight some of these bikeways in an effort to actually help people plan their commutes or trips to the store. One of the things that stands in the way of people getting on bikes is not actually knowing the best bike route to take. So, they go the way that they would with a car and have truly terrible experiences. Having a bunch of people familiar with the streets and the traffic patterns actually map of people's commutes would be a great service. It's like a living map.
It's International Women's Day today, so I stopped off at the store to pick up some flowers for my favorite international woman, my wife. It's a biggish deal in Hungary, so I figured it'd be a nice thing to remember for once. So, I stopped for flowers and the more romantic gift, beer. I brought them both back in my pannier:
|Double smug points!|