There was more traffic on 23rd street and I found it more convenient to ride on the sidewalk, at least for a little while. When I rode up behind some people, I decided to instead riding up a slight hill and on the grass for 30 feet. I have mad cyclocross skillz. FUN FACT: I have no cyclocross skillz. I can just manage to ride on grass without falling over.
I can't quite figure out what video game the L Street cycle track most resembles. It's kind of like PACMAN, except in PACMAN, you're normally under duress and then you eat a big pellet and then you become the agressor, whereas riding on L Street, you're normally just chilling and riding along fine and then you get to an intersection or mixing zone or come upon a mail truck and that's when things get crazy. Basically, for the most part, it's totally fine- like 85% of the time. But the other 15% is wild cards. Is 85% good enough? I don't know.
Apparently, to #stoputurnsonPenn, we need to first #clarifythelawvisavisthelegalityofuturnsonpenn. Please help.
Sometimes I think about what it will be like on 11th street when City Center DC opens. Will there be more cars? Will there be more people on foot? Bicyclists? Pogo-ists? Will 10th street reopen and will it have a bike lane, as it does south of H? Is there any reason to ask these questions rhetorically when 2 minutes of googling will give me most of the answers? If there's a good southbound bike lane on 10th, I'd never ride 11th again. It's kind of a clusterfuck.
There's a difference between city dark and country dark and I much prefer city dark.
This morning was another morning when I wasn't feeling so hot, but that didn't deter me from a hot coffee and some good old fashioned milling around a table with the #firdaycoffeeclub regulars. The ride there was fairly uneventful, though that might just be the residual effects of the Nyquil talking.
Afterwards, I took G to 20th. On 20th, I stopped at the light at L:
DDOT has since installed bollards at the start of each block. Let's see if that does anything to curtail this kind of stuff. You know, or DC could just start ticketing. UNLESS THAT'S NOT ILLEGAL EITHER?!?!?!?!? What else isn't illegal in bike lanes? Marijuna? Cockfighting? Maybe just medicinal cockfighting? Who knows? It's all up to some guy at the DMV, which I'll remind you is an acronym for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
20th to Massachusetts and then some miles that seemed longer than regular miles (maybe I should measure these miles in kilometers for a greater sense of accomplishment) and I pedaled in a low gear and my legs felt fine, though the head and chest weren't too pleased about the whole idea. Bike commuting, generally speaking, is salubrious, but doing it while sort of sick probably isn't. Oh well. One more ride to go.