Yeah, it’s been a while. The last WABA ride I did was in 2015, and it was the Vasa ride. When I heard that this year would be the last time they would offer the ride, I decided to sign up to give it the last hurrah.
My theme, like last time, is teaneuring. Quite by accident, most of the drinks were cold because it was unseasonably warm where I live. And I took full advantage of the new rule which allowed for trips anytime during the week!
Let’s get to it!
I wanted to take a sneak peek of the newly completed part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail near Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens before the official opening tomorrow. It was a warm and gorgeous day– perfect for riding. There were already groups on the trail even as crews were putting the finishing touches.
It’s a beautiful trail. There is plenty of signage, although I would have liked to have seen one closer to home. It is simply fantastic to ride along the water and wetlands. The new segment that goes through the Kenilworth area has a bridge that follows the river. It reminded me a little of the Big Slackwater area of the C&O Canal.
I’m looking forward to using this trail as a commuting route, which will be helpful when WMATA’s SafeTrack comes to the area.
Here is my Flickr set.
This is my third year doing the Tour de DCPL. This ride continues to have appeal for me because it’s a ride that highlights libraries in the area, and the locations change every year.
This year, we went to a couple of libraries outside the DC Public Library system, in nearby Montgomery County, Maryland. We started at the Takoma Park (DC) branch, the oldest in the DCPL system. We then made our way to the Juanita E. Thornton Shepherd Park library, and received a special police escort to the Takoma Park (MD) Library in the town’s community center. We took the scenic Sligo Creek Trail over to the newly built Silver Spring Library.
I took photos on Instagram. I’m particularly proud of the shots I took that chronicled the lengthening of the days.
For the month of December, I biked 104.39 miles in 19 days. I also ran 8 times for 22.99 miles.
For 2015, I biked 1313.36 miles over 212 days. On average, I biked 16.8 days a month. The months when I rode the most days were January, October, and August, with 23 days each. The month I rode the most miles was August, with 169.48 miles.
I’ve been more socially active off the bike than on. I continue to commute on the bike, and I continue to run because I enjoy it. I’ve signed up for Freezing Saddles again this year, just for the hell of it.
I haven’t been blogging much, more for lack of desire than lack of content. My average life span for a blog (of which this one is my fourth, by the way) is about 5 years, so I think this one has run its course. I’ll check in again when the spirit moves me, but I’ll be mostly around elsewhere.
Best wishes to you all in 2016. Peace.