Freedom Friday started off great this morning with “Bike to Work Day“. This was my first time participating, and I don’t know what took me so long! Well, yes I do. I had to get a better bike (check), and I had to get over fear of cars, not being able to keep up, and getting lost (check, check and check!) 🙂
Thanks to the good folks from WABA, the event started off great. My convoy met at the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and Good Hope Road S.E. There were five in my convoy heading over the Anacostai River and into Downtown DC. I met new folks, and there were snacks, drinks and giveaways for the riders. I was having such a good time I remembered I had to get to work! 🙂 I was a little nervous thinking that I was going to be late. However, as we rode over the Douglass Bridge, and I looked at the traffic, I knew I was going to be fine.
Our convoy made it to Freedom Plaza at 8:16AM! I was impressed. This also gave me more time to go the the pit stop at the Reagan Building. At first, we couldn’t find the pit stop because of protest, but eventually, some DC BID Hospitality Aides guided myself and other bikers through the protest and to the pit stop. I arrived when Councilmembers Cheh and Bowers were speaking. However, I locked up my bike and made a b-line to the healthy and nutritious snacks! 🙂 I met some more folks, then headed on to work.
When I finally made it to work, I locked my bike in the garage and made it to work with at least 5 minutes to start time. I was so excited! I did it. 🙂
I am still a newbie when it comes to biking, but I have had only positive experiences since I have picked up the hobby.
Just be “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute for experience!” Paolo Coehlo (via Anacostia Yogi)
Have a great Freedom Friday!
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl