More Washington DC by Bike


My busted foot has opened up a new world of Washington DC by bike (which is easier on my foot than walking). Noah was a great tour guide, eager to show us his discoveries in and around Capitol Hill, his favorite houses, alleys, parks, hidden bike trails and even more hidden breweries.

After a good bagel brunch for Mother’s Day with takeout from Call Your Mother, in the Barracks area (near a cocktail bar called Betsy), we set off peddling to Union Market, which seems to have exploded with neighboring high rise developments since I was last there a few years ago. We took the MBT (metropolitan branch trail) through an urban landscape that I would not have pegged as DC had I seen it in photos alone. Next stop Navy Yard and more glass and steel high rises near the Nats ballpark but Noah took us to Bardo biergarten, a surprisingly rustic and bohemian outdoor spot, vaguely reminiscent of a homeless encampment on the riverbank, scattered with worn diner booths and rough wood plank tables in a wooded area. It felt like a lost world, beside the gleaming developments.

In the shadow of Navy Yard
Capitol Hill dwellers

Dinner was takeout upscale Indian from Rasika. (The spinach chat was especially delicious.) This morning we picked up pricy but delicious sandwiches with precious names (Pippa, Hermione) at a nearby corner shop Wine & Butter Cafe, which beat the Subway fare available on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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2 responses to “More Washington DC by Bike

  1. TEST……I’m having difficulty responding to your great posts…….do you get “this” if I respond this way? Let me know…..and then Dirck can fix it when next we meet……

    Barbara S. Hillman, MALLP, M.Ed Huntington Woods, MI 48070 MI Bd of Psychology License# 6301001930 Cell/Text: 248.797.2554 BarbaraHillman48@gmail.com

    Edith Wharton *“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” *

    On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 10:27 AM TakeBetsywithyou wrote:

    > betsyrubiner posted: ” My busted foot has opened up a new world of > Washington DC by bike (which is easier on my foot than walking). Noah was a > great tour guide, eager to show us his discoveries in and around Capitol > Hill, his favorite houses, alleys, parks, hidden bike trails ” >

    • betsyrubiner

      Hi Barbara, received! Thx for your comments. Responding is tricky because I have to do via my WordPress app which is on my iPad (which I am using now but use less frequently than my iPhone.) but hope you get this! Now somewhere between Toledo and Chicago…😘

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