Moonlight Madness– Without the Moonlight

Last night, I rode the Moonlight Memorial Monument Ride, led by the owners of Mt. Airy Bicycles. The description of the ride sounded appealing– ride as a group in the evening under a full moon, take a tour of the DC monuments and memorials.

The problem was that the forecast called for rain. Even as we assembled, the skies were darkened by the accumulating clouds, and when we finally got rolling, we felt the drops begin to pelt us. By the time we got to the Lincoln Memorial, it was pouring. The group was quite good-natured about it all, so it ended up being a fine time, despite getting thoroughly soaked.

I’d like to do this ride again, on a clearer night, to better appreciate the sights.