Just because a bus is out of service doesn't mean that its driver won't cut you off. That's a tip.
Great ride down Massachusetts. This properly adjusted seat is really paying off. I felt fast, as in fast enough and that's good enough for me.
I hate when pedestrians are afraid to cross even when they have the walk signal. The extent to which pedestrians have been cowed to sheepishness and forced to duck like chickens due to the piggishness of drivers is bullshit and I could get hoarse over it. It's a real
I'm starting to recognize more "regulars" on Q, including Ms. Pink Wheels and Mr. Guy Who Turns Left at Vermont Ave. I hope remain "regulars" so I have more time to come up with better names. Good number of bicyclists riding up 15th.
I'm glad I've had a month to learn to the learn the ins and outs (read: potholes and manholes) of my route home because doing it in the dark is concomitantly much easier. Still didn't prevent me from almost biting it along 11th, but there's not much you can do when the road is craggier than...[insert your own Star Wars or Lord of the Rings reference. I'm tired]
Rode behind a bike commuter with excellent judgment along Pennsylvania. I always like it when I encounter another bicyclist who approaches things about the same way I would. Makes me feel more correct about stuff, though I suppose it could just be that we're both doing it wrong. We parted somewhere by the Capitol.
Rode behind a bicyclist with Velo Orange fenders, the kind I covet. We rode down East Capitol and then down A, SE and I thought/worried at one point that she was my neighbor (not the one we like, but the other one), but she wasn't and continued to ride down 17th somewhere. I wanted to say "nice fenders," but I'm not sure that's something one should say, much less could say with a straight face. So, there's that.