This morning on my commute I looked over across the George Washington Parkway near the outlet of Cameron Run and I saw two bald eagles sitting on a tree by the Belle Haven Country Club. The only camera I had on me was my cell phone, so this is a cropped version of a digitally zoomed image that is a little rough. There were hundreds of cars whizzing by and I doubt even one driver noticed them sitting high above. On two wheels, I was able to roll to a stop and enjoy a rare view of nature's splendor in my metaphorical back yard.
When you're on a bike, you're a part of your surroundings, not apart from them. It is a beautiful world out there, keep riding.