Thanks to a reader tip, I got to see this:
|The front wheel is busted.|
I pretty much get stopped at the same places every single ride home. I don't know if it's because I'm on a bike that I notice it, but it's true and I accept it. I think, comparatively, I'm much happier with the predictability of my commute than I would be with variability.
I took 15th instead of 11th. Along the bikeway, I sat up so I could show off my button, affixed to my right breast pocket. I don't recall anyone saying anything like "Button!" or "Sharrows!" or "I'd rather kiss a wookie," so I'm thinking that maybe the button didn't have as much market penetration as I would have liked. Or maybe bicycle commuters are far too genteel to yell things at strangers. I'm going to compromise and say both.
Along Pennsylvania, I spotted a woman that I've previous seen before who lives nearish me (I think) and has compliment-worthy Velo Orange fenders. She also has pretty panniers, canvas maybe, from a company I'd probably know the name of if you told me, but can't muster off the top of my head. Anyway, on this ride, I also noticed that her bicycle has a chain case, which I also think came from VO. She wins.
On East Capitol, I saw a minivan transporting a kayak on its roof. There was a decal on the rear windshield for the U.S. Navy. Must the reserves. The way reserves.
The warm weather kept even more people than usual on their bikes and I remember the bike lanes being well more crowded than usual, which makes me wonder if people split their modes, taking the Metro in the morning, but maybe bike home in the evening. I think that this might make sense, but I'm waiting on the official DDOT statisticians to confirm this. There's an official DDOT statistician, right? The guy who's working on the surveys? Right?