Today was a blustery day in the words of Winnie-the-Pooh! I was headed to Dunn Loring to meet my friend Debbie to return a DVD I borrowed. I looked up the forecast and saw that the wind was supposed to be out of the west. Great, I was riding towards the east so at least one leg would be boosted, right?
Not exactly. I was using the W&OD and I think one of the cosmic rules of the trail is that one is NEVER allowed a tailwind. Sidewinds and headwinds yes, but no tailwind.
No worries, it was a beautiful day and the wind had kept the numbers low on the trail. I got in a trail patrol mission while I was at it.
We met at District Taco in Dunn Loring next to the station. Bike parking leaves something to be desired, but to be fair, they’re right next to the Metro station where there is a lot of bike parking. I used the porch because I didn’t think with the wind and cold too many people would sit outside.
I was impressed that they had power outlets with USB receptacles at every table! If one wanted to write the great American novel, this might be a good place to work on it in between crowds.
And, they had coffee! I had a cup of their seasonal blend with my customary 1 Splenda and splash of skim milk. It was delicious along with their tacos al pastor (with pineapple, of course). Yum.
We kept an eye on my bike while we dined. I’ll ride in the cold but I’m not stupid — sitting inside was preferable!
It was a nice ride home, even with a headwind. Total mileage just over 21. Total speed – laughable.