Washington DC is the best city in the world to cycle in.
Light traffic, wide sidewalks, short distances between the main sites and plenty of green open spaces make it a joy to get around the nation's capital on two wheels.
I've rented a bone-shaker from Better Bikes. I can't exactly recommend the company -- my bike arrived dirty and I could probably have bought the thing twice over for less than I'm paying in rental, but even so, on a glorious bright early Autumn day like today I was glad to have it.
I can't gain access until the morning to begin rigging for election night so I spent the day cheering on some friends who were competing in the Marine Corps Marathon.
First stop was the 14 mile mark near Capitol Hill before heading over to the finish line in Arlington.
So, congratulations to:
Craig Summers: 04:32:09
Zach Hudson: 05:37:27
Lynn Bradach: 05:49:44
and the entire Adopt-A-Minefield Minesweepers team.