|It really is.|
I took R to 15th, desciding to eschew Massachusetts for a slog of a different kind, that is to say, I think is "Bitch Hill" (the one next to Meridian Park) to Fuller and down Fuller to stop at the light at 16th. At that point two LDS missionaries rode past me and the trailing one said "I feel as tired as you look." Screw you. Either convert me or shut the hell up. (I didn't actually say these things)
Fuller dumps out, sort of, to Columbia Road, where there was a train of bicyclists riding between the slowed cars and the sidewalks. The crossing guard there ignored me and I waited patiently to get on my way, only abetted by a very kindly driver who stopped to shoo me on my way.
Columbia to Calvert (cars blocking the bike lane, but I just rode around them) and Calvert to Cleveland. Not A very slow climb of Cleveland to Garfield, which went by even slower, then down Mass and to work. I'm not crazy about this route either. Instead of one longish uphill, it's three shorter ones and "Bitch Hill" sort of did a number on me. But it's always good to try something new and the weather was perfectly reasonable. I'd try the same route back, but I'm pretty sure that the cycletrack won't be extended to Euclid by this afternoon and I don't much feel like salmoning down 15th for those couple of blocks.