biden rolls by (shockin that his cabin is so lit up). i turn 2 folo then get shouted off the trail by intense DC cops. i turn uptown & cross thru some cement blockades & get stopped by a fist in the chest. 'whoah' i say. 'what d f---' ' it.s a police chkpoint.' a tall cop sez. 'duh.' ' but this dapper young man [ who just thumped me ] is dressed normally - rather nicely.' i reply. 'hard 2 kno. i.m on ur team.' 'oh' is d only response i get. i pedal on.