Tour de Pedestrian

The incline on Massachusetts Avenue toward the National Cathedral isn't terribly steep, but that hill just goes on forever. I was riding up the hill on my bike on Friday, just taking my time and daydreaming as I pedaled along the sidewalk. Then I heard a voice behind me say, "On your left."

It was a jogger.

Ohhhhhhhhh no, I am not going to be passed by someone on foot when I am riding a bicycle. I think I actually muttered "Oh no!" out loud when I saw her. Legs pedaling furiously in cartoon motion, I inched out ahead and managed to retain some of my dignity.