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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    It is now 2019. And it's time. Papillon's Monuments at Night Ride returns Saturday evening, August 24. Details to follow, soon. Click image for larger version. 

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    The vintage WMAL jingle, our soundtrack, remains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhrTaOIl5iI
    So let it be written, so let it be done: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pap...ts-69381561117

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    A reminder- if you wish to cruise around and see lots of illuminated marble in DC tomorrow evening, there's a ride with your name on it: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pap...ts-69381561117

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    One more time- the soundtrack for my final ride for Papillon Bicycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhrT...eOkCQwzlpXyEE4

    *Redux* means again. So, *again*, the 2nd Papillon Monuments at Night Ride of the year. The Capital City is uniquely beautiful at night, and what better way to tour all that illuminated marble than by bike? Our route does use a section of Columbia Pike (We now have a way to sidestep most of the Pike, safely) down to the Pentagon, then to Lady Bird Johnson Park, Pentagon-side parking lot, where we continue an enroute meetup location for those coming from elsewhere, then across the river. Jefferson Memorial, FDR (4th Term to 1st), MLK, the District's WW I Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, WW II, and more (we have been known to take the ride to the Capitol), then back.

    This is the traditional route with its Washington Boulevard Trail update- https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2805...9443!3e1?hl=en Which we can extend eastward if everyone is so inspired (and we have in the past)! Approximately 14 miles or so round trip. Food and libations await (perhaps at Lost Dog Cafe across the street) when we return.

    THIS IS A NIGHT RIDE. We recommend front and rear lighting to carry you for 2 1/2 hours in total darkness. And helmets, of course. An easy pace- we are not racing, and we will even gleefully welcome cargo bikes. Why not?. We leave no one behind.

    Because this is the autumnal equinox, we will meet at Papillon Cycles at 7:00pm. We plan to roll out at 7:15-ish, about the time of sunset.

    Be here. Aloha.

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    Good morning. Papillon's Monuments at Night Redux is this evening. The weather forecast- Clear. Sunset at 7:07pm, temperatures around 81 going down to 74 by 11. Can't ask for better (except maybe the Moon, but that won't rise until 11:47).

    Now is the time to make sure your lights are charged, batteries fresh, for 3 hours of night work. If you need anything last second, Bailey can help you at the shop.

    One last time... we gonna have fun.

    Be here. Aloha.

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    When do you expect to cruise through Lady Bird Johnson Park?
    I was able to time the rendezvous there with you for the Apollo 50 ride, and might try again for tonight’s DC Monuments ride, FYI


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    When do you expect to cruise through Lady Bird Johnson Park?
    I was able to time the rendezvous there with you for the Apollo 50 ride, and might try again for tonight’s DC Monuments ride, FYI
    Hi! My original intent was to roll from Papillon at 7:15, but I have guests who will arrive a few minutes after that. So, likely to roll 7:30-ish, which would put me at the south side of LBJ closer to 8. To keep closer track, text me @ 703-851-8407. Merci!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    Papillon's Monuments at Night Redux is this evening. The weather forecast- Clear. Sunset at 7:07pm, temperatures around 81 going down to 74 by 11. Can't ask for better ...
    Starduster, thank you for leading the ride and telling us some interesting things about our monuments. It was a great evening for riding.
    /glenn

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    Pics (so you know it happened). Here we go... Photo credit Dylan Graydon
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    Presidents Jefferson and FDR.
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    FDR, Dr. King, and I'll let Larry Behery (The Old Bike Shop) explain what was going on at the DC World War I Memorial.
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    It has been years since *anyone* has been able to do these shots at the base of the Washington Monument. It finally reopened this past week. So we did...
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