On Saturday, May 12, 2007 I biked up to Marie Reed field in Adams Morgan for a Bike-In Movie sponsored by WABA and the Washington City Paper. WABA quite generously provided free "bike valet" service in the tennis courts behind the field.
I brought a picnic dinner from Ben's Chili Bowl consisting of a couple of their famous chili-cheese half-smokes. I also brought along some of my home-made soda and a blanket to enjoy the show.
The gates opened up at 8:00, and the movie was to start around 9:00. I definitely had enough time to enjoy my dinner and relax and enjoy the evening outside. However, mother nature had some other plans regarding the movie. About 10 minutes before the show was set to begin, the heavens opened up and a torrential downpour brought a swift end to the show.
It was definitely a shame, a lot of people came out for the movie (Breaking Away), and the vibe was definitely a fun one. I'll do my best to make it out again next year. The ride home was a soggy one, but I made it without getting struck by lightning (always a plus). It was a warm evening, so being wet wasn't a big deal, and all my panniers had waterproof covers, so all was well. Hopefully more events like this will be planned.