I seem to have a thing for panniers that convert into backpacks. As a dedicated multi-modal commuter, I like to ride my bike to the train station, and then hop on the train to work. I need bags that can do this shift with ease, and backpack panniers seem to fit the bill best for me.
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.
I come back to the Tour de DCPL every year because I think libraries are important to highlight, and because the route always changes. Really, you should do this ride. You get to explore different parts of DC and you get to visit libraries. What’s not to like?
Ack! It’s been three years since I last participated in coffeeneuring! Where has the time gone?
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.