Likes Likes:  70
Dislikes Dislikes:  2
ELITE ELITE:  7
Page 4 of 9 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 88

Thread: pit stop tasting notes

  1. #31
    vvill's Avatar
    vvill is offline I really need to log off the internet and go for a ride.
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sydney AU
    Posts
    2,836
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    Wait, Barney Fife put those there? I'd assumed it was the Bikenetic guys being overly zealous. If it was little loudoun once again showing its "love" for cyclists it makes more sense.
    Definitely not Bikenetic. The officer got annoyed and kept moving them back several (many?) times.

  2. #32
    PotomacCyclist is offline I spend all day thinking about bikes and talking to people on the internet about them.
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    4,766
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Crystal City: I only had half of a whole-grain bagel and water. I picked up a coupon for a free sandwich at Potbelly. I didn't stay long because I wanted to check out more than one pit stop this year.

    Columbia Island Marina: Definitely a fail. (If they have a free afternoon happy hour, then all could be forgiven. Except that my stomach has been giving me issues, so I shouldn't drink any beer this week.)

    Rosslyn: I stopped in too many times to take pictures along the way that I didn't have much time left. I didn't grab any of the food. I saw the two entertainers on the super-tall unicycle and the one-foot tricycle. I saw the prize tables but I didn't know if you had to be registered for Rosslyn to get a ticket. I wasn't, so I didn't bother with it.

    Georgetown: I arrived after they were officially closed, but they were still there. The food was all gone, which is understandable, given that their event had officially ended. There were only a few tents there. I didn't see what groups were represented, other than the Revolution Cycles bike maintenance tent.

    I rode to downtown, but it was after 9 am already, so I didn't bother to check the other pit stops, like Farragut Square, Golden Triangle, National Geographic or Freedom Plaza. Next year, I'll have to check out some of those locations.

    I took photos along the way, even at the non-pit stop at the Columbia Island Marina.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    Posts
    757
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    Alexandria City Hall had donuts from Sugar Shack
    Sugar Shack was out of donuts by the time I got to the City Hall pit stop, but the guy at the table said that they'll be giving out a free donut to anybody who bikes to their store today. I know where I'll be stopping on the way home!

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Falls Church
    Posts
    581
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Definitely not Bikenetic. The officer got annoyed and kept moving them back several (many?) times.
    Wot.

    To what end? Prove by any means necessary that cycling is unsafe?

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    4,387
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phatboing View Post
    To what end? Prove by any means necessary that cycling is unsafe?
    Hey at least he wasn't ticketing people the way he was for BTWD 2013...

  6. #36
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Reverse commute

    I reverse commuted from H Street/Trinidad area to White Flint.

    Concur with DCLiz - Capitol was bonkers. I was really early (5:15 AMish), so I could just ride wherever, but still had to weave between barriers and hop over some steps/curbs.
    Too early for G-Town, not even sure where it was supposed to be.
    Bethesda was just setting up when I rode by.
    White Flint had donuts and coffee. The poncho made me chuckle.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    West Springfield, commute to downtown D.C.
    Posts
    134
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    EFC (where I was registered), didn't get set up until 7am, so that put me behind in my tour, but I caught up with Dismal there and we hit Ballston and Shirlington, where I won a BikeArlington jersey!
    Congrats! I also got a golden ticket at Rosslyn and snagged the last medium BA jersey they had. Thanks, BikeArlington! (I hope it fits... I just looked and see that the only other jersey I have is a large. Hmmm.) I've been wearing the same jersey since I rode an MS150 ride back in 2003.

    This was the second year I couldn't find the EFC pit stop. I'm beginning to question my sanity... or my vision. Around 7:15 I rode Sycamore St. from the trail under I-66 up past Washington Blvd, and I didn't even see anyone setting up. Can anyone hazard a guess at what happened??

    I'm glad Bikenetic is getting so much love on this thread. They deserve it for showing up in force. Probably should have tried the graham cracker cookies, but I had just downed a bagel from Merrifield. Thanks for offering them anyway!

    Other edibles: Clif Shots from Performance at Merrifield (for another day), great coffee at Rosslyn, good mini cupcakes at Georgetown (but I wasn't sure if the little decorative disc on top was plastic--ate it anyway), and the mango fruit juice at National Geographic was very thick and tasty.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    West Springfield, commute to downtown D.C.
    Posts
    134
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    Hey at least he wasn't ticketing people the way he was for BTWD 2013...
    One of the Bikenetic gang did tell me that he was stopping bikers for things like wearing headphones ...

  9. #39
    PotomacCyclist is offline I spend all day thinking about bikes and talking to people on the internet about them.
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    4,766
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The Georgetown stop was in the Waterfront Park, at the foot of Wisconsin Ave.

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Vienna, VA to Farragut North
    Posts
    1,594
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Visited seven pit stops and saw too many forum friends to list. It was great!

    On behalf of my son I'm sorry we rolled through Dunn Loring too early to get Chinese food. That was his only pit stop before the turn off for high school. He got a bagel, however (to supplement the two veggie burgers he ate at home . . . did I mention his new bike is a size XL Cannondale Quick???).

    Otherwise a big thumbs up for the volunteers, entertainment and food, especially the Shirlington grub. Thanks, Best Buns!

    Got less swag than last year, which is fine -- owing to the much improved weather, there were a lot more folks to share it with. Hopefully some newbies got some stuff they can put to good use.

    However, I didn't see too many patch kits. I was hoping to snag a few for the Boy Scouts I'm training this year. Anyone have a line on where I can get a half dozen or so cheap/free patch kits? Thanks.

    Thanks again, everyone. Have an enjoyable ride home!

    Liz

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •