Sunday, December 29, 2013

DC Riv Ride #2 - Arlington Loop

~20 miles including a fun jaunt into DC for some Monument viewing
Happy end to 2013!  Howard, Liz, Michael, Tom and I had the pleasure of really enjoying the warm winter sun on Saturday for an impromptu Riv-ish ride around Arlington.  I was really impressed at the turnout given the relatively short notice and it was especially cool that Howard made it out since we road a very similar route together back in September.

There were some REALLY sweet looking bike's out there as you'll see in the pictures, a fine looking bunch.  There was definitely talk of a next ride especially of a Cherry Blossom's ride in the March timeframe.  Enjoy the photo's and if you are in the area come out and join us next time!

Also check out Michael's photo's on flickr!

From Left to Right - Tom and his Bob Jackson, Howard and his new Sage-Sam, Michael and his Sam, Liz and her Saluki, and Tony (me) with Atlantis.

Washington Monument, with receding scaffolding and Jefferson Memorial on the other side of the Potomac River.
Howard's brandnew Sage-Sam, 62cm double TT, very sweet Riv-build.

Liz's Buterscotch Saluki was gorgeous!

Tom's Bob Jackson sported a gorgeous paint job with some fancy two-tone fade work on the down and seat tube's, and check out these lined lugs,  the 'fins' are really striking.  Very cool bike all around!!  (click through this shot to see it bigger and appreciate the lug-work!)
Howard aboard his Sam as we round Gravelly Point near Reagan National Airport.

Howard aboard my 64cm Atlantis (as he said - 'My size!')

My view of Howard's Sam cockpit, I need a longer stem extension like this on my Atlantis.
Saddle view of the new Sam

Classy cockpit on Michael's Sam, great looking twine here and sweet cream head tube!

Michael on the Custis Trail, one of the few blind-behind-the-back shot's that worked out.

Liz and Michael on the Mount Vernon Trail near Roosevelt Island, my Pan shadow cameo as well.

Liz and her Saluki at the Lincoln Memorial, crowded in the gorgeous December day that approached mid-50's later in the day.

Sam at the Lincoln.

DC WWI Memorial, this is the DC specific, not national WWI memorial, It is tucked away east of the reflecting pool between the Lincoln and WWII memorial's and is a really gorgeous and comparatively understated monument.

Sam - Bob Jackson - Atlantis @ the DC WWI Memorial

Concluding with a shot of my Atlantis, the Alba bars were installed earlier this week and this was the first extended ride.  I am LOVING the combo of the upright Alba's and upright B67 sprung saddle. So comfortable and conversational!

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