I hope you all had as nice a Thanksgiving as the one MG and I enjoyed. We missed our beloved relatives — including daughter DF — that’s to be noted first. But we otherwise made the most of a quiet day together here in Washington, with a nice bike ride out to Potomac, Md. for coffee and sweets, before cooking a little turkey feast for ourselves.
With no traffic to be seen, we rode right through downtown and then took Massachusetts Avenue NW out to Glen Echo, Md.
We got to Starbucks in Potomac before the Bethesda Turkey Trot runners arrived. I snagged a table and coffee while MG bought croissants from Vie de France. This is a good stop for two or three riders, but it’s too small for a bigger group unless it’s warm enough to sit outside.
We turned back towards D.C. and rode down MacArthur Boulevard before getting on the Capitol Crescent Trail. We stopped when the front wheel kicked up a twig right into MG’s stoker crank which promptly derailed the timing chain.
We got that little mechanical sorted out and I made a note to tighten the chain at home. We capped off the ride with a lap around Hains Point, including pulling a fixed gear rider into the wind.
Little did he know we were bringing three potatoes and stuffing mix home from the store in our Carradice bag. Once we got back to MG’s place, a convenient 1.4 miles from Hains Point, we fired up the coffee pot and started making dinner. Now, that’s a good day. We hope you all had the same.
Here’s our route. I posted a photoset at my Flickr page.