Tag: Washington

Selfie with a BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth trucker headset

Update to my VXi BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth headset review

I received my BlueParrott B450‑XT Bluetooth trucker headset from VXi Corp last week and have put some time on it. Long story short, the sound can go louder than you should listen and the tone is very warm and not tinny or trebly like many headsets. The connection is quick and sure. The headset worked immediately with […]

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hardtail Harly Sportster Ape Hangers

A man’s salon is his castle

Does anyone remember Crow Bar? Downtown DC? Epicenter for Couriers and Bikers in the 90s? There was a handsome Italian-looking dude there who always parked his hardtail Sportster with tall ape-hangers right outside the bar. Maybe he was the Crow Bar DC bartender or maybe he was at the bar — no he was definitely […]

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Tips to Survive City Riding

Tips to survive city riding

If you’re in an urban environment and have taken to the streets on a pedal bike, be it through a bikeshare scheme or on your own bike, you’re going to get yourself killed unless you benefit from my decades as a devoted city-rider. My bona fides include a couple of years as a bike messenger […]

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Running the Mall with Snow

Took a nice four mile run around the National Mall today

My girlfriend has been pushing me to get outside and get more active. I love her for that. Today, after completing an hour of Solidcore she joined me in my car and we drove to the National Mall and proceeded to run together around the entire National Mall. Well, she can run a lot faster than […]

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Biker Barre, owner Katie Fouts, instructor Ingrid Nelson. Rob Strong

Spinning is awesome at Biker Barre

My girlfriend keeps on inviting me to Spin at Biker Barre in DC on Capitol Hill and I have never said no because it’s pretty awesome.   Our favorite instructor was Lauren Rice until she moved away to Seattle for grad school — we miss you, Lauren! Now, we’re digging on co-owner Katie Geffken, though we’ve really enjoyed Ashley […]

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