East Capitol to Massachusetts, then up 6th Street NE to L. Down L to First NE and then around Dave Thomas Circle, doubling back a half a block to ride up Eckington Place to R Street. I took R across town to 7th Street, rode up to V Street, made a left on V, turned right onto Flordia and then made a hard left onto Vermont to turn left again on V, which I stayed on until Florida again and then it was California to 18th to Adams Mill to Calvert to Woodland Drive NW (did you know there was a Woodland Drive NW?) to Garfield to Massachusetts.
A bit roundabout. I wish there was an mapping app (developers, listen up!) that cumulatively recorded the streets I've traveled on so I could take pleasure, someday, in having covered all of the territory of DC (or Arlington, Alexandra, Fairfax, etc). I suppose I could make my own map and just color in the lines or something, but that doesn't seem as fun. Though I do enjoy coloring.
While the sidewalks are pretty wide at the intersection of First NE, New York Avenue and Florida Avenue, it'd be nice if there was a more direct bike route to get from First, which will soon-ish have a cycle track, to Eckington Place, which currently has bike lanes. This might involve moving that Wendy's.
There is so much multifamily residential construction happening. (Multifamily residential is a snooty way of saying "apartments.") It's really going to change a lot of neighborhoods. Whether for the better or worse, I'll leave you to decide. I'll just be happy when some of the projects end because riding past construction sites is always iffy. Beware of girders.
I wish there were a better way to get from V Street to V Street.
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Tryst seems to be a very popular place in the morning. I didn't stop, but it was tempting.
Woodland Drive NW is probably not home to many woodland creatures, unless those creatures live in mansions. The hill there starts shallower but then climbs much steeper. It's a nice alternative to Cleveland Avenue as there is virtually no car traffic, but there was one lady in a kaftan walking her little, black, ornery old dog, so if you that's not someone with whom you'd like to share the road, be advised. If I have to read another letter to the editor about how the roads were built for kaftans, I'm gonna be really cheesed off.