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Originally posted by MB1 in our forums – original thread can be found here.

Nothing like adding a little weather to the evening commute to liven things up.

Same ol’, same ol’ really. Went down to the garage, unlocked the steed, rode past The Wall and Lincoln to meet Miss M. Cruised up the Mall just because we like to.


Rain? No bigie when you have the right clothes and fenders.

We have the right clothes and fenders.

So does ComMUTter Man (although there is nothing you can do about the wet leaves except ride carefully).


We were careful.



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Up around the Washington Monument I noticed another thing about wet, late fall days.

It gets dark early.


We have lights, the camera has a flash.

Well; not really.

We did our usual commute; 14th Street Bridge over to Virginia, upstream on the Mt. Vernon Trail to Key Bridge, back over the river into Georgetown. Adds a few sweet miles, misses a whole lot of nasty traffic.


One great thing about this time of year and this weather-the trails are nearly empty and all the fools without lights and the right gear are home till the spring. We LIKE this time of year.


That is about it.


After Georgetown we take the Capitol Crescent Trail (the dark, wet CC Trail (I can’t believe it but there was some chump out there on a bike without lights, rain gear or fenders )) to the Tunnel, up the hill (watch out for the wet leaves and laugh at the traffic) and pull into the back.



Turn off the lights; the commute is over.

At least ’till tomorrow morning.


About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.

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