2012. The year through a symphony of kinetic snapshots in five movements. 1. Dragon boat race on the Potomac – GO!!!!! 2. Arlington County carnival. 3. A brief interlude on the Potomac down in Alexandria. 4. The Clarendon street fest featuring a spinning class to flog health club memberships (it was better than milling crowds). 5. The Marine Corps Marathon après fini mob in Rosslyn.
Arlington, Virginia. In Clarendon (or Bankrupt Row, speaking in future tense) bike was pitted against velo, pitted against fiets, pitted against the spectators’ threshold of boredom. Round and round and round… The musical accompaniment is Zazie Fait De La Bicyclette by Les Plastiscines.
Originally published on 11 June 2009.