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    Kyiv Pictures, post 2

    I have been working on refining a loop that goes north from the highway above. A new Metro line is planned for that area, but the city (?) is in the process of upgrading the side-path on the stretch...
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    Kyiv Pictures

    A few pictures from this morning's ride to show examples of Kyiv cycling infrastructure.
    The Naberezhne highway (name has variations along the route) runs along the west bank (right bank) of the...
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    Were you riding across the Moskovs'kyi Bridge...

    Were you riding across the Moskovs'kyi Bridge this morning? Could have sworn I saw that bike.
  4. September 2015 Road and Trail Conditions

    Th upgades to the sidepaths along Henerla Vatutina Ave and Onore de Bal'zaka St are just about done. I'll post some photos in the pictures from my ride thread.
  5. Three or four years ago the NPS had fenced off...

    Three or four years ago the NPS had fenced off that stretch, doing all three crossings, and graded, filled and seeded the the desire path to grow grass. The fences stayed up about three months and...
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    The bike is being swallowed by the oobleck! ...

    The bike is being swallowed by the oobleck!

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  7. I notice Tri360 in East Falls Church and Big...

    I notice Tri360 in East Falls Church and Big Wheel Bikes in Lyon Village did not get bike shop marks. Did shops have to pay to play? Also, shouldn't S. Kenmore and S. Arlington Ridge Rd get hill...
  8. Three day weekend in Kyiv (Ukraine Independence...

    Three day weekend in Kyiv (Ukraine Independence Day) and beautiful weather here too. Photos from Sunday and Monday rides are posted in the photos thread. Also rode a west loop on Saturday, a 300 km...
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    Ukraine Independence Day. I headed out one of...

    Ukraine Independence Day. I headed out one of the three most popular training routes in Kyiv - yes, it is a limited access highway (M-06/E40).
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    The only problem with that was the cobblestone...
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    After stopping at the shop, I rode another four...

    After stopping at the shop, I rode another four miles and then pulled off to eat my lunch.
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    You see very few stop signs, but this yield sign was used for target practice at my lunch site....
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    While many of you were riding the Reston Century...

    While many of you were riding the Reston Century today, I decided I would ride a century in the area northeast of Kyiv. I mapped out a route that went up the south side of the Desna River and came...
  12. We should all have some pretty great weather for...

    We should all have some pretty great weather for our centuries tomorrow. :)
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    I rode the 50 States the past seven years, four...

    I rode the 50 States the past seven years, four of them as a marshal. I believe there was at least a little rain on each and every one of those rides.
  14. Is that riding out to Reston and back? Come on,...

    Is that riding out to Reston and back? Come on, you know you want to, what's an extra 29 miles on a century, oh yeah, a double metric! :p Do it for the NBC points.
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    or you can come to Kyiv and join me for my Desna...

    or you can come to Kyiv and join me for my Desna River century on Sunday.
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    The official call is out for bike marshals: ...

    The official call is out for bike marshals:

    Ride Marshals for 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride
    Saturday, September 12
    Starts and ends in Adams Morgan, DC
    We rely on volunteer ride marshals to...
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    Sticky: Assos is outfitting the new Evil Knievel! Do you...

    Assos is outfitting the new Evil Knievel! Do you think he can jump the Grand Canyon on his souped up eBike?
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    Let's see, bike commuted in my teens, twenties,...

    Let's see, bike commuted in my teens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, and now in my sixties. Income ranged from starving student to middle-class bureaucrat.
  19. By getting lost today, I got ten more points than...

    By getting lost today, I got ten more points than I had planned on. You're welcome. Too bad that didn't make up for not riding yesterday. :p
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    A nice cold Cheerwine (http://www.cheerwine.com/)...

    A nice cold Cheerwine on the way home from Purcellville.
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    Normally I don't like to stop and take pictures,...

    Normally I don't like to stop and take pictures, but I had to dismount here because the side-path ahead was full of loose sand and i was walking.
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    I hadn't planned to use this bridge on today's...
  22. Lots of that kind of pavement here in Kyiv.

    Lots of that kind of pavement here in Kyiv.
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    Finally got out of town for a ride heading north...

    Finally got out of town for a ride heading north to Demtdiv. Almost a perfect day to ride, but coming back into town on the M06 was no fun as drivers were using the shoulder to pass other cars, and...
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    Sorry, slept in, no virtual sunrise from Kyiv to...

    Sorry, slept in, no virtual sunrise from Kyiv to light the way (it was raining anyway).
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    Sounds like a "Zounds"...

    Sounds like a "Zounds" moment.
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