#1: Normally, my commute to work is all of 3 miles, from eastern Capitol Hill to downtown, and is not terribly exciting or long. I sometimes get cold toes in the winter or sweaty in the summer, but since it only lasts 12-15 minutes, I can pretty much grin and bear it, as long as it’s not icy or snowing.
But last Saturday my commute changed – because it was a Saturday, which was weird, but also because I had to be in Courthouse at 8am, moonlighting (daylighting?) for a work thing where I try to be helpful and hand out brochures.
Anyway, I figured this was a good opportunity to record a “work” trip (#1) on the Utilitaire 12 since it was different than normal. Things I learned:
- It’s cold before dawn in January! It made me appreciate my normal post-dawn commutes.
- Taking Independence Ave. is a fast east-west connection across downtown, but it’s only advisable at off-hours.
- Winter sunrises are beautiful. Maybe I should wake up for them more.
The return trip in the afternoon was much warmer, but traffic was awake again so I reverted to the 14th St. Bridge.
Trip date: Feb. 4
Length: 15.2 miles round-trip.
#12: Okay, so I didn’t take a picture of this, but I did ride to my haircut today. I have a map of the ride, if that counts? I figure I’ve only got one shot at the haircut one during this game’s timeframe, but who knows, maybe I won’t need this one in the end. Figured I’d write it down for posterity’s sake. Note to self – take more pictures.