2019-09-21 - Sakurako Silver Spring Survey

~19.1 mi @ ~14.7 min/mi

Georgia avenue train mural"How do you feel now?" Kind Sakurako checks frequently on Roadkill, who is recovering from a vertigo attack earlier this week. No falls today: he's ~80% back to normal. We set off in the darkness and practice a 1 minute run, 1 minute walk pace control regime. The one-lane wooden Grace Church bridge is closed for construction; the Acorn Park downtown provides a quick history lesson in the origins of "Silver Spring" (mica flecks in a water source).
Murals decorate the Georgia Avenue underpass at the train tracks. Sligo Creek takes us upstream past the Capital Beltway. A peachy sunrise lightens the horizon.Georgia avenue train mural
Georgia avenue train mural"Have you seen three old men nearby?" Sakurako and Roadkill rendezvous with Ken, Emaad, and Danger Man (aka "Gar" aka "Griz") after a near-miss, then continue northward. At University the trio proceed along the trail while S&R divert in search of sustenance. Starbucks' line is too long so bananas and a Slurpee from 7-11 must suffice. We meander within Kemp Mill but fail to find the cut-through path and return home via Breewood Neighborhood Park trail.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-10-05