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    My Junior High French teacher called us by French...

    My Junior High French teacher called us by French names similar to our English names. No French equivalent of "Kenneth" so she called me "Christophe" My rabbi/hebrew school teacher told me this was...
  2. Well, I've just added a ride to my (already long)...

    Well, I've just added a ride to my (already long) bucket list.
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    Four Mile Run Trail from Shirlington to Airport...

    Four Mile Run Trail from Shirlington to Airport was fine, some wet spots that may freeze up tonight? MVT fine, except for an ice patch (easily avoided) on the east side of the airport bridge just...
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    One more, for now. Kenmore (or less) Avenue,...

    One more, for now.
    Kenmore (or less) Avenue, Alexandria (btw, that's entry #5)


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    Mom's Organic MARKet. Arlandria. 26198

    Mom's Organic MARKet. Arlandria.


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    Kentucky Avenue, Alexandria. Is that too...

    Kentucky Avenue, Alexandria.

    Is that too much of a stretch?

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    Kenwood (would he, really?) Avenue in Alexandria...

    Kenwood (would he, really?) Avenue in Alexandria


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    Got a picture today, also bought some Sidamo...

    Got a picture today, also bought some Sidamo Ethiopian coffee. (Btw, my parents who were not coffee nerds, as few Americans were back then, made a point of starting each day's visit to Expo '67 in...
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    Ken's Asian Bistro, on Huntington Avenue in...

    Ken's Asian Bistro, on Huntington Avenue in Fairfax. No explanation necessary, I think. I would have taken a better picture, but I needed to remove my gloves to take the picture, and I did not want...
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    I wish we had a pawn shop on either King or Queen...

    I wish we had a pawn shop on either King or Queen Street. Not that the situation is all black and white.
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    I did not see a squirrel on today's ride, but I...

    I did not see a squirrel on today's ride, but I DID see a dead rat on Kenmore. I forgot to take a picture. I take it that would not have counted?
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    Okay. Whoever hasn't heard the story is going to...

    Okay. Whoever hasn't heard the story is going to hear it.

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    No, my handle is NOT named after Mark Center.

    Mark is my middle name. When I was a wee young lad, my parent's favorite TV...
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    Wait, its not named after ...

    Wait, its not named after https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_Jr. ????
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    quick notes for those who view driving...

    quick notes



    for those who view driving on Shabbat to synagogue as impermissible,
    riding a bicycle to services is preferable to traveling by car. Indeed, even those who permit
    driving to...
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    Oh my goodness, how did I miss a 77 page paper...

    Oh my goodness, how did I miss a 77 page paper from the Conservative movement on the question of exercize on shabbat, with a section explicitly dicussing issues relating to biking. I will get back...
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    Thanks Laurie! Great seeing everyone! Let's do a...

    Thanks Laurie! Great seeing everyone! Let's do a group ride soon!
  17. The meeting has been ended by the host! Oh no!

    Oh no!


    Great seeing you guys. Yes I have had a fair amount of rum and pineapple juice. But yes, I miss y'all. Let's ride together!
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    Oh. I was hoping for a discussion of episcopacy,...

    Oh. I was hoping for a discussion of episcopacy, though I would have the restraint not to express an opinion. https://quote.org/quote/no-bishops-no-king-639294
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    Of course we remember! HDCC is still at Best Buns...

    Of course we remember! HDCC is still at Best Buns - I haven't gone to CC in over 2 weeks because of the combo of Omicron and the weather (I am only seeing people outdoors till things get somewhat...
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    Oh dear. A (non bikey) friend of ours went to...

    Oh dear. A (non bikey) friend of ours went to college with the owner of Spokes - I met him (and talked bikes, of course) at my friends New Years Day open house in the before times. Can't blame him...
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    Saintliness? Belief that the Church should be...

    Saintliness? Belief that the Church should be governed by bishops but be independent of the Pope?
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    If Team 13 is located in VIRGINIA and WANTS a...

    If Team 13 is located in VIRGINIA and WANTS a different name, I have a suggestion that I have made before but IIRC has never been adopted by any Team 13 in the history of Freezing Saddles.
  23. Apparently the sponsor has a grudge against...

    Apparently the sponsor has a grudge against cyclists, based on local conditions in his neighborhood. We must all try to avoid personalizing things so I will say nothing here about the good Senator,...
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    What?

    What?
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    I'm an economist. I believe in change at the...

    I'm an economist. I believe in change at the margins. And that people make choices based on the costs and benefits of both alternatives. There are definitely people who would buy or rent closer...
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