Yeah - I am down in Capitol Hill close to Navy Yard and Eastern Market so not as crazy as parts of NW (U street, Chinatown, etc).Used to live in, and ride in, DC. Great biking city, as long as you ignore Rock Creek Park! Lived in NW DC. Rode Conn ave downtown all the time.
Although I did once hit a car on my bike (I got cut off by another car and swerved into the back of one at a light) and almost run over by Marion Barry (RIP). Separate events but about a block away from each other in the Navy Yard area.