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explore A Capital Journey By april White Want to see DC up close? Try it on two wheels. illustration by nathalie dion, photo courtesy of capital bikeshare ★ “You wanna race?” A bicycle pulls up next to mine at a red light in the hip neighborhood of Adams Morgan in Washington, DC. My challenger has a decade, maybe two, on me, but he’s dressed in colorful Lycra and hightech road shoes, and he’s perched on an aerodynamic road bike. I’m dressed, well, like exactly what I am: a tourist, in sensible, but not racewinning, flats. And I’m riding a 45-pound, threespeed bike with the words “Capital Bikeshare” on the frame. Do I want to race? No — and not just because I’m certain to lose. Adventure Time to Play I’ve traveled this route before — from the White House out Connecticut Avenue toward the National Zoo — but I’m just now discovering this pretty, residential stretch of Adams Morgan. Like most people, I’ve always taken the Metro’s Red Line instead, traveling underneath much of the city. So, as the cyclist speeds off, I ride slowly and take in the sights. I pedal through Adams Morgan to Woodley Park, crossing the elegant Taft Bridge over Rock Creek gorge. I cruise through Foggy Bottom and West End to the restaurants of Georgetown, which i’ve traveled this route before, but i have a new perspective now that i’m on a bike. march 2013 35

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - March 2013

US Airways - March 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Musical Pilgrimages
Hub Crawl: Denver Airport
Wine & Dine: Chef's Tables
Wine & Dine: Artisan Cheeses
Great Escapes: Cypress Inn
Adventure: Washington, DC by Bike
Great Escapes: The Gathering in Ireland
Adventure: Puerto Rico Golf
Charlotte EDC
Great Escapes: Barcelo Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: The Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: The Rome Less Traveled
US Airways Feature: Order Up!
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
From Philly, With Love
Route of Discovery: San Luis Obispo, California
Atlantic 10 Conference
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - March 2013