Bike to Work (2:10)

Bike to Work

A Commuting Report

  • 7:15 - 7:25 Ridge Rd - Southway - Greenbelt Rd (MD193)
    • Gained five minutes!
  • 7:25 - 7:55 Indian Creek Trail - Northeast Branch Trail - Anacostia Trail
    • Deer in two spots on path
    • Same elapsed time, rode further on trail (having daylight helps)
  • 7:55 - 8:25 Bunker Hill St - Perry St - 34th St - Chestnut - Vista - Franklin - 24th - Channing - 18th - Montana
    • Maybe this is the route. It was confusing. Lost some time here.
    • Crossing Eastern Ave is a pain, as is the connection of Perry and 34th
  • 8:25 - 8:32 West Virginia
    • Nice!
  • 8:32 - 8:50 K St NE - 1st NE - Massachusetts - Louisiana - 1st NW
    • First trip through a checkpoint. Nobody asked me to stop. Don't know if that's normal for bikes.
    • K Street under the railroad tracks out of Union Station is a bit dark and frightening. The marked bike path on 1st St is not worth the underpass.
    • Top of trail to Mall -- same amount of time!
  • 8:50 - 9:07 Mall
    • Was passed by a woman biking in heels
    • Gained ten minutes, somehow, by going south around the Washington Monument, instead north.
  • 9:07 - 9:25 Bridge - Path - Rosslyn
    • Lost five minutes because of heavy traffic coming into the circle in front of the cemetery
Friday night, I took the Rock Creek Park trail pretty much all the way to Silver Spring (some riding on Beech Drive). It took about 1 1/2 hours from Rosslyn.

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