Motocycle Alley on M Street

On any other day but today, I am always amazed at the number and variety of motorcycles lined up on M Street NW just before Connecticut Avenue.

Like the motorcycle parking at McPherson Square, the M Street lot attracts all types of bikes, from crotch-rockets to scooterists. Enough kinetic sculptures to temp anyone to ride.

But I do wonder about motorcyclists on rainy days. What happens to them then? Is it back to the Metro or cars, do they get rides with others, or is precipitation a good excuse to go back to bed?

For me, in this weather, its the latter, no matter the beauty of the bike. Because, of course, its all about the hair.

6 Comments so far

  1. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    Motorcycles look cool in pictures. Here’s a bunch of pictures of police motorcycles I took the other day in front of Union Station:

  2. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

    Err… replace "bunch of" with "few."

  3. Don (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 9:06 am

    "If you don’t ride in the rain… you don’t ride." is a common t-shirt I see on hog enthusiasts mocking weekend riders.

  4. poo poo (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 10:03 am

    i ride a sportbike (ninja), and ride pretty much year round (granted i live, work, and play in dc).

    it’s really not that bad. you do have to be extra cautious on the roads, but the freedom and ease of perambulating dc make it totally worth it.

  5. Tiff (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    My boss commutes by motorcycle from Manassas three days a week (the other two days he works from home). He used to take the bus when it rained because his gear isn’t waterproof enough, but yesterday I came in to find him drying out his motorcycle pants on the air conditioner. Maybe the hassle of the bus is worse then getting wet.

  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    There’s another of these on H St right at 15th. Always a cool collection of bikes there.

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