Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Ride

Today was supposed to be nice and sunny, and not too windy, but it turned out to be neither. I wasn't really feeling a ride, but decided to go out anyway. I went out around the Inner Harbor, and to Fort McHenry, my fallback ride when I am feeling lazy, as it is fairly flat. The wind negated that flatness however, and made it seem longer than it really was. When I reached Ft McHenry I was greeted by this sign
All I could think was WTF, everybody else is welcome but no cyclists? Do they think we are going to ride into the fenced-in area and into a hole? At any rate, since there was a park police person right by the sign, I opted to turn around and ride home.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday to work and back

Another nice day, and no out-of-office commitments for me, so I rode my bike to work today. The weather was again great, and the cherry trees (I think) were all in bloom at Druid Lake Park.

Then a busy day at the office, before I split to head home. Once again I took the Gwynns Falls Trail home, with the express intent of finding the rest of it, I never have been able to find the last part that takes you from where I keep losing it to the Inner Harbor. Today was my day, and here is the rest of the trail.
Not very trail like at this point. On the other hand with signage like this, I guess it is no huge shock that I haven't had much luck in the past.
I am not sure what this sign is trying to tell me, but near as I can figure, I was to go straight down here.

Sunday Ride to Annapolis (almost)

Today was a nice day, and we decided to ride the B & A trail to annapolis. It is a former railroad, and runs pretty much straight from BWI to just outside of Annapolis. The weather was beautiful, and the trail was very popular including this older gentleman avidly pushing his razor scooter down the path.
But even with all the families out riding bikes and such, there were still stretches of nothing going on.
I also took a self portrait (of sorts)
And then shot a no-look picture over my shoulder of Kathleen.
This was the good one, the other two attempts were too high,
and too low (not to mention hopelessly out of focus)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Sunday Ride

In a lucky turn of events, I didn't have to be at the White House on Easter Sunday until 12 noon, so Kathleen and I got up early(ish) and had a nice ride around Dundalk. The weather was stunning so all in all a good ride. Out at Merritt Point Park we spotted this sign, for some reason I thought it was funny then, but now I am not so sure why I thought it was funny.
Then it was back to the homestead, but as I said, the day was stunning, here is the view from the top of Butchers Hill of Downtown in the Morning sun.
After a nice ride, it was off to work, but how often does work look like this? This was during soundchecks, even Elmo & Maria need to test their mics and rehearse their lines. The book they were reading was Stretch so they were stretching out here before starting the book. They were two of the many famous folks that read in the Storytime area during the Easter Egg Roll.
Had big fun at the White House Sunday and Monday and now it is Horatio Alger Society events all week. Maybe next weekend I can get out again.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Yesterday's Morning Ride

After two days of crap weather, a beautiful morning dawned, and I got out for a ride. As an added bonus, Kathleen joined me on her new bike, despite having already run a couple of miles that morning with Back on My Feet. It was a nice morning, so I will let the pictures tell the story.

But I did catch up with her eventually.
An absolutely gorgeous morning all and all.
It is supposed to be progressively nicer as the week goes on, unfortunately I will be spending my weekend with the Obamas, as I am doing sound for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House South Lawn.