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rcannon100
05-20-2016, 10:29 AM
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consularrider
05-20-2016, 11:22 AM
And no, I was NOT sporting Bike Arlington colors this morning, just a coinkie-dinkie. ;)

Greenbelt
05-20-2016, 01:33 PM
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rcannon100
05-20-2016, 01:50 PM
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You guys are building some pretty cool looking bikes....

Rootchopper
05-20-2016, 01:59 PM
Danger Will Robinson Danger

DanB
05-20-2016, 02:15 PM
Suggestion: SSTWD (skid steer to work day)
"Too many bikes and runners on the trail? We have the solution!"

And for commuting on I-66 ...
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bobco85
05-21-2016, 10:03 AM
I visited 6 pit stops on my BTWD ride. I woke up at 4:30 so that I could make it to National Harbor right when they started at 6:30 which would give me time to visit the others before ending at Ballston which ended at 9.

My path was thus: Mi casa (West End Alexandria) -> Oxon Hill (National Harbor) -> Market Square (Alexandria) -> Carlyle -> Del Ray -> Shirlington -> Ballston -> Work (Ballston)

(top) the one tent Oxon Hill (National Harbor) pit stop which will hopefully grow due to all the local development, I picked up a wall map of MD highways because they were trying to get rid of them (it's 5 feet by 3 feet); (bottom) Market Square pit stop in Old Town Alexandria which had a lot to see
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(top) Carlyle pit stop where I got a wine tote and Panera breakfast kit (french toast bagel with butter, ready for the toaster, mmm); (bottom) shown out of order, the Ballston pit stop which I visited last before heading off to work, the only pit stop I saw that had a unicyclist
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(top) at the Del Ray pit stop where I was accosted by a few fellow forumites :) (bottom) lots of donuts from Sugar Shack, but the one that called out to me was the M&M glazed donut
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(top) Shirlington pit stop which oddly enough had a 395 Express lanes booth, perhaps I-395 will get its own protected bicycle express lanes??? (jk); (bottom) bacon cheddar scones from Best Buns in Shirlington reign again as my favorite BTWD snack, although I will not wait a full year next time to have another (kept forgetting)
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(top) selfie in front of my workplace in Ballston; (bottom) the swag, with the Alexandria tote bag being my favorite because I think the city seal looks cool
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consularrider
05-21-2016, 04:32 PM
... (bottom) bacon cheddar scones from Best Buns in Shirlington reign again as my favorite BTWD snack, although I will not wait a full year next time to have another (kept forgetting)
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Every Wednesday morning, Imperial Hump Day Coffee Club at Best Buns. Early birds start around 7 am, bacon cheddar scones usually aren't out of the oven until 7:15. There's also been the Black Friday Best Buns Coffee Club.

Rod Smith
05-21-2016, 07:20 PM
And no, I was NOT sporting Bike Arlington colors this morning, just a coinkie-dinkie. ;)

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mello yello
05-23-2016, 12:53 PM
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Not an actual picture... BTWD Rosslyn Pit Stop / Party via Strava Flybys

bobco85
05-24-2016, 02:24 PM
I finished my video for Bike to Work Day 2016. I visited 6 pit stops along the way and even ran into- er, was caught by a few fellow forumites in Alexandria (arlingtonrider, komorebi, and (I don't know the username, but you're clearly shown in the video)). I think rcannon also made it into the video, too, and probably others that I didn't recognize at the time (I can be incredibly oblivious to faces when biking).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-qsvgqskE0

I didn't have much time to spend (9 minutes average) at each pit stop if I was going to make it to Ballston in time (got to National Harbor just after it opened at 6:30), but I did make it to Ballston around 8:40 (it closed at 9). Still, it was fun seeing everyone at each of the pit stops and in-between.

Next year, I plan to do a more DC-centric route that will probably hit Rosslyn before ending in Ballston where I work. I look forward to another BTWD adventure!

KLizotte
05-24-2016, 02:28 PM
So how many donuts did you burn up riding around?

KWL
05-24-2016, 05:46 PM
Judging from the number of Sugar Shack donuts in the boxes, I'd say I must have left the Del Ray pit stop about 2 minutes before you arrived. Sorry I missed you.

bobco85
05-24-2016, 05:50 PM
So how many donuts did you burn up riding around?
Hmm, let's see. On my ride, I ate a Sugar Shack glazed with m&m's donut, a Best Buns bacon cheddar scone, and a Panera french toast bagel (yeah, I was being health-conscious, so I avoided gaining more calories from sugary "fruits"). According to Strava, I burned 1,124 calories, so:

-1124 calories (biking)
+400 calories (glazed donut with m&m's)
+340 calories (bacon cheddar scone)
+350 calories (french toast bagel)
= net total of -34 calories

So, obviously this means biking such a long way to work allowed me to eat a glazed donut with m&m's, a bacon cheddar scone, and a french toast bagel all while burning a whopping total of 34 calories! See that? Biking to work is TOTALLY healthy ;)

P.S. - it was a special day, but my normal breakfast tends to consist of a toasted wheat bagel with cream cheese and some fresh-cut pineapple chunks.

P.P.S. - I can still taste that bacon cheddar scone

komorebi
05-24-2016, 07:35 PM
I finished my video for Bike to Work Day 2016. I visited 6 pit stops along the way and even ran into- er, was caught by a few fellow forumites in Alexandria (arlingtonrider, komorebi, and (I don't know the username, but you're clearly shown in the video)).

That was CBGanimal. It was great to see you on Friday, and thanks for sharing the video!

bobco85
05-25-2016, 09:18 AM
Judging from the number of Sugar Shack donuts in the boxes, I'd say I must have left the Del Ray pit stop about 2 minutes before you arrived. Sorry I missed you.
No worries. It was by pure luck that I even ran into arlingtonrider, komorebi, and CBGanimal, as they were coming from the Old Town pit stop whereas I was coming from Carlyle (we all just happened to decide Commonwealth Ave was a good choice).

Also, I like the idea of using donuts as a unit of time. I suppose that means we arrived approximately 1 donut after you :)

Kitty
05-26-2016, 07:23 AM
Although I don't have any photos, the Rosslyn stop was jumping as usual! District Taco was there with free breakfast tacos in addition to my usual once a year bagel!

The big deal was this was my first BTWD after joining up with you guys; I ran into so many people I knew. Including, but not limited to, POWERFUL PETE! Apparently he was in town for just three days (on his way to Asia) and one of them happened to be last Friday.

The other big thing was it was my husband's first BTWD. (He took all the pictures) It was his first time being in one place with so many bikes/cyclists before, but we got him signed up for WABA and set up with swag, so he had a good time.

I then rode with him to G-town (across from his work) where there were mini-cupcake, scones, and cookies. From there I made an appearance at Nat Geo and 19th & L (across from my work) but it was getting late so there wasn't much going on.

By the time I got into the office I was buzzing from coffee and refined carbs! :cool: Gotta love it.

scorchedearth
05-26-2016, 08:13 AM
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At Farragut Square last Friday thanks to goDCgo.

CaseyKane50
05-26-2016, 11:54 AM
I thought this was a nice touch at the Shirlington Pit Stop.

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sjclaeys
06-15-2016, 12:49 PM
A little late, but here's a photo of Congressional staffers on Bike to Work Day.

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