The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……The Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC

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This post is a bit of a non sequitar since (in my previous post) I was in the middle of describing my ride up Mt. Lemmon.  But I’ve been sent to DC for a week of work-related training giving me the opportunity to try out the Capital Bikeshare program and I thought I would post some images now, rather than wait.

How is the bike share program, you ask?

So far so good, although the persistent thunderstorms have made me keep a keen eye on the sky since I don’t have proper rain gear with me.

I’m staying in Dupont Circle (where I’ve been picking up a bike each morning) and riding to the Department of State (where the bike gets dropped off). The main streets along the way don’t have any designated bike lanes, but I’ve found some smaller, quieter streets that work well. Plus, drivers seem surprisingly tolerant of my existence — so far.


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May 17th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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  1. Fun to see. I tried out the Bixi bikes in Montreal last spring and found them pretty good overall. What I notice immediately on the Capital Bikeshare bike is the short fenders. I’d be wary of those in a rainstorm.


    18 May 11 at 7:42 am

  2. Awesome!!!! So glad to read you are checking out CaBi. As a regular commuter, I love the system (most of the time), but wonder what it has been like for visitors and tourists.


    19 May 11 at 11:06 am

  3. dave/ i see what you mean. if the extended another 4″-6″ that would be nice. i never got caught in an actual rainstorm so i can’t comment on how effective their system works.

    mg/ thanks for stopping by and for your comment! i’ll post a few more observations — good and bad — after a week of using the system.

  4. Dig your satchel!


    22 May 11 at 7:06 pm

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