Sunday, May 22, 2011
flooding on Mt. Vernon trail
A short section on the Mt. Vernon trail between Roosevelt Bridge and Memorial Bridge near Rosslyn was heavily flooded this past Friday morning. A cyclist sporting the fashionable kit of local bike racing team Squadra Coppi rode right through the water. Other cyclists detoured around on a dirt path. One of the detouring cyclists, inspired by a Bike to Work Day stunt show, attempted to ride up a short, bumpy dirt incline on the detour. He was riding a fixed gear bike with 700x23cm tires inflated to 95 psi. He received a serious, but not life-threatening injury in that ill-advised stunt attempt.