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    A reminder: Be wary of wet wooden bridges. After...

    A reminder: Be wary of wet wooden bridges. After a decade of no problems, LBJ grove bridge finally got me.

    Bike is fine. Laptop is fine. I am okay, but my elbow has looked prettier.
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    Any word on what killed the fox? Are the remains...

    Any word on what killed the fox? Are the remains still there? They were yesterday.
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    Thank you Nadine. If I were asked to make a...

    Thank you Nadine. If I were asked to make a smoky Old Fashioned (and couldn't google a recipe) I would substitute a peaty Scotch for the rye/bourbon that is normally used.
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    So my pic (on Strava) is of the rum distillery at...

    So my pic (on Strava) is of the rum distillery at the Wharf. During prohibition rum was smuggled from the Caribbean to the USA by rum runners.

    All of which is a hook for my story about myself...
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    Obviously because uploading is PROHIBITED. Get it?

    Obviously because uploading is PROHIBITED. Get it?
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    1/16/2023 MLK day I too went on Steve O's...

    1/16/2023 MLK day

    I too went on Steve O's excellent ride. After the memorial we went to find a mural as noted above, but instead found a parade. I did not even know there was an MLK day parade in...
  7. Invalid attachment is one of many silly things...

    Invalid attachment is one of many silly things invented by Komorebi
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    1/15/2023 National Hat Day

    It is against the rules to take a picture of something taken from home. So the colorful Maryland Meadworks cap that I am wearing in this picture is NOT the subject. Instead the thingie that Nadine...
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    1/12/2023 The '30s The 1930s were dominated...

    1/12/2023 The '30s

    The 1930s were dominated in the US (and in some other parts of the world) by the great Depression.

    There are many standard ways of dealing with depression. Stimulative...
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    1 8 2023 The 70s

    From about 1975 to 1977 I was an active member of the Stuyvesant High School Rapid Transit Club - and now I get to attend the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting


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    1/7/2023 90s

    We moved to Alexandria in 1993. Our unit overlooked some woods, until the Stonegate town house development was built there around 1995 or so.

    It has (IMO) a very 1990s kind of look - big...
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    Definitely not baseball The game begins in...

    Definitely not baseball

    The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains...
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    1/4/2023 Snow

    This is Potomac Yard. It was a railroad yard owned by the RF&P - the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac - which was 2/3 owned by CSX. The CEO of CSX in the 1980s when I worked there was John Snow....
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    This is helpful. Fast response - yes I know...

    This is helpful.

    Fast response - yes I know about the power button. It often does not work to end the screen freeze.

    I almost certainly need to clear space.

    Thanks

    Edit: I deleted a...
  15. https://wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/west-hyatts...

    https://wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/west-hyattsville.cfm
  16. Yay! I know what I will be wearing! Dilemma -...

    Yay! I know what I will be wearing!

    Dilemma - I want to remain the top 'rater' of MM meads on Ratebeer, but don't want to spend time at FSHH typing into my phone (and I have to enter them into...
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    Another Garmin malfunction question

    I have a Garmin Edge Explore (graciously handed down by my friends). It has a tendency to freeze up - the screen remains on but it becomes unresponsive to touch or to the buttons. I try pressing...
  18. It was Highline on Crystal Drive. I attended, by...

    It was Highline on Crystal Drive. I attended, by metro, because it was in the middle of TRB, I was in a suit and tie (this was my last in person TRB) I intend to attend TRB in person this year, for...
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    Do we need a hashtag? I was going to go on trust...

    Do we need a hashtag? I was going to go on trust - this to be a really chill "competition". But if we want a hashtag, that is what it should be.
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    I am enjoying everyone's ice picks - er ice pics

    I am enjoying everyone's ice picks - er ice pics
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    Pointless Prize: Biathalon

    No not skiing plus target shooting - let's do a different kind of sports duo. Ride your bike to a WINTER sport - post the story here. Whoever has the best story of riding to ice skating or skiing...
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    I would say it has worked out for the best -...

    I would say it has worked out for the best - though https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/191170-call-no-man-happy-until-he-is-dead
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    My understanding is that Norway has a lot of ice,...

    My understanding is that Norway has a lot of ice, right? This is the Norwegian Embassy 29257
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    Princess of the Mark will be pleased with this...

    Princess of the Mark will be pleased with this decision.
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    1/1/2023 Fire

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    This is 225 Reinekers Lane, Alexandria, Va . In the early 90s this was the home of the DC area offices of A.T. Kearney, a renowned global consulting firm - the shipper side RR practice...
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