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About a half-hour ago, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty rode one of the District’s new SmartBikes without incident.

Fenty, some two weeks after a crash on his racing bicycle aggravated a prior foot injury and left him houseridden for days, checked out Bike No. 9 at the newly operational Frank D. Reeves Center rack and rode it along the U Street NW sidewalk for a good 90 seconds, maintaining perfect balance and impeccable pedaling technique.

After the ride, Fenty told reporters he’s back on the “CompuTrainer,” a sort of dyno for bikes, and that he’s been cleared to run next week. Fenty was no longer sporting the walking boot he’d been wearing before his trip to China.