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    Riding the Mt. Vernon Trail with a rebel child!

    We are back in DC after a winter in Florida and it is time to ride!
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    We decided to head south on the Mt. Vernon Trail.

    Mid-week mid-day the trail is about as empty as it gets. Compared to where we had been riding in Central Florida an empty MVT was busy indeed.

    But the riding was good and there was something to see around every bend.

    After we hit the turn around at George's estate we headed over to Maryland across the Wilson Bridge.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    After 6 months not much had changed but we were glad to see the Humpback Bridge rebuild was just about completed. It looks to be a vast improvement for the trail.

    It was a nice to be back and we really enjoyed the ride through our old haunts.

    It is going to take a while before we get into a routine and everything old is old again. Looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    I'd stay in Florida. Enjoy your time up North!

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    Welcome back.
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    Did Miss M get a bigger fanny pack. Or did she just get smaller??
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    You make DC look nice. I'd like to try those paths someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBreeze
    Did Miss M get a bigger fanny pack. Or did she just get smaller??
    I am afraid she lost weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Own Private Idaho
    You make DC look nice. I'd like to try those paths someday.
    DC is nice (mid-week mid-day). We'd never do that ride on a weekend or after work (that is, if we worked!!!).
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Dang! Feed that woman. Peanut Buster Parfait ASAP!
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    All those dedicated bike paths almost make me miss living in the DC area. Almost.
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    Wow! How many miles of non-motor pathways did that ride encompass? I am jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS
    Wow! How many miles of non-motor pathways did that ride encompass? I am jealous.
    You can easily get in 150 miles around here by combining a few MUTs.

    Just don't try it on a nice weekend!
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    I used to take the Mt. Vernon trail up into DC from Alexandria, when I lived in the latter. Nice view, but it was flat and I always used to mumble to myself about too many 'civilians' (i.e. non-experienced cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, etc) on the path.

    Right now, I live in DC proper. My commute is about 1.5 miles, down from 7. C'est la vie.

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    Ok, so is the rebel child the smudge on the lens of the camera or is it an inside joke, that I'm not supposed to get?

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    Enjoy the 'sea change' Nice report

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    Quote Originally Posted by weiwentg
    Right now, I live in DC proper. My commute is about 1.5 miles, down from 7. C'est la vie.
    Seven into DC on the MVT? Sounds like you lived in Del Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    DC is nice (mid-week mid-day). We'd never do that ride on a weekend or after work (that is, if we worked!!!).
    Yeah, the Mount Vernon trail is mentally exhausting on a nice weekend day. Lots of corners, roots and pedestrians of every shape, size and speed.

    After dealing with the humpback bridge construction for the last year (I commute over it), the almost finished bridge sure is nice isn't it? The turn onto the 14-th street bridge could have been better designed though.

    Well, enjoy the pleasant weather. This week has been awesome. Soon the whole place will turn into an oven.

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    I was confused by the lack of any riders in any of your pics. I thought it was some sort of photoshop trick!

    Always love your reports.
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