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PotomacCyclist
07-12-2015, 11:11 PM
The Golden Triangle BID has also partnered with the DC Dept. of the Environment to create small Urban Rain Gardens on 19th St. These help with water runoff control and water pollution, by helping to filter out rainwater, instead of letting it all collect and pour directly into the Potomac River. They also add a little bit of nature to downtown DC.

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PotomacCyclist
07-12-2015, 11:19 PM
The Display Ship Barry, docked at the Washington Navy Yard. But not for long. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (S. Capitol Street, near Nationals Park) will be replaced, with construction work scheduled to begin later this year. To save on costs, the new bridge will not include a drawbridge. As a result, it will be impossible to move the ship from the Navy Yard after the bridge is completed. So the Navy will move the ship before work on the bridge begins. The ship will be dismantled.

It's a shame. I didn't even know about the ship until recently.

The 3rd picture shows all the garbage in the Anacostia River, near the ship. I see a lot of people throwing out plastic containers and bottles all the time, even when there are recycling bins a couple feet away or just down the hall. Maybe people think their rights are being infringed somehow by putting all those plastic bottles into a recycling bin. It doesn't cost them any money or time (other than a few seconds) to use the recycling bin. Recycling isn't perfect, and I've seen maintenance people toss all the recycling bin items into the regular garbage. But it would be nice if people made an effort to help, especially when it's so simple for them to do.

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Supermau
07-15-2015, 08:04 AM
Cape Canaveral

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PotomacCyclist
07-15-2015, 01:07 PM
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In the news recently

Boo Boo
07-16-2015, 02:31 PM
Cross-Country Trail - late morning:


https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/11722625_10153451398568826_2547915605953784740_o.j pg

consularrider
07-18-2015, 10:25 AM
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Look, for rackspotter, bike rack in Kyiv. 10 more days until I chck it out for myself.

Powerful Pete
07-18-2015, 09:00 PM
Well, decided to go for a nice ride on the C&O... after all, heat, sun and dehydration were what was in store today, correct?

It was very pleasant when everyone escaped due to the rain...
http://i.imgur.com/Y6I2tSLl.jpg (http://imgur.com/Y6I2tSL)

Yup, not very many people on the trail beyond Great Falls...
http://i.imgur.com/Lq5mEWal.jpg (http://imgur.com/Lq5mEWa)

Ten minutes with a hose when I got home...
http://i.imgur.com/nwCeYVWl.jpg (http://imgur.com/nwCeYVW)

Same for me... tasting the mud for kilometers was less fun...
http://i.imgur.com/9KLfVEml.jpg (http://imgur.com/9KLfVEm)

Steve O
07-18-2015, 11:23 PM
When you take Metro from the airport you still have to get from the station to the house.
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KLizotte
07-18-2015, 11:25 PM
^Did that actually work???

Steve O
07-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Did that actually work???

Amazingly, yes. And according to Strava I hit a top speed of 15.9 mph (downhill, of course)

My backup plan was just to walk everything home--bike with one hand and suitcase with the other. But I didn't have to.

hozn
07-19-2015, 06:30 AM
Well, decided to go for a nice ride on the C&O... after all, heat, sun and dehydration were what was in store today, correct?

I saw you out there, near great falls overlook trail! Thought it was you but wasn't 100% sure. (I was out with a baby in the backpack walking with family -- in-laws in town.) Nice bike.

You need to talk to @GuyContinental about a Brush Hero! :-) although your hose method seems to have worked just fine.

mstone
07-19-2015, 08:49 AM
Same for me... tasting the mud for kilometers was less fun...

Fenders!

Powerful Pete
07-19-2015, 09:23 AM
Fenders!

Fair enough... not looking forward to the fender struggle!

rcannon100
07-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Fair enough... not looking forward to the fender struggle!

If you and your bike dont have to take a bath at the end of the ride, what is the point! Playing in the mud is fun!!

http://www.newslinq.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Mud+Faceplant.jpg

Greenbelt
07-19-2015, 02:09 PM
Laurie the pied piper on Saturday's Rec Center to Youth Center kids ride in Greenbelt. Shameless advocacy pitch: Organizing these sorts of rides is complicated, but it has been an eye opener for some of our city police and staff and elected officials on how difficult it can be to get around town, especially for kids! Afterwards, they understand better when we ask them for funding for bike lanes and sidewalks, and assistance preventing speeding etc. ...
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11701139_868491699884215_437467160154093397_n.jpg? oh=86b3aa93434279008eef1dc60d446419&oe=56560BE7

Powerful Pete
07-19-2015, 05:25 PM
If you and your bike dont have to take a bath at the end of the ride, what is the point! Playing in the mud is fun!!

http://www.newslinq.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Mud+Faceplant.jpg

Good that you are back from Shepardwhatever... 😀

I actually sloshed almost knee deep in the Potomac to get some of the mud off my shoes and legs. Does that count?

rcannon100
07-19-2015, 06:24 PM
It's why they have bike washes at CX races after all

Powerful Pete
07-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Nothing really exciting, a quick picture taken yesterday at Hains Point - it just sums up a spin on a nice July day, I would think.

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PotomacCyclist
07-21-2015, 09:18 AM
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What is this? Where is this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cShYbLkhBc

rcannon100
07-21-2015, 10:36 AM
What is this? Where is this?


Kilroy. WWII.

PotomacCyclist
07-21-2015, 11:30 AM
http://www.livescience.com/7577-kilroy-changed-world.html

One possible explanation, and its relevance to the WWII era.

Supermau
07-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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dkel
07-22-2015, 10:39 AM
C&O trip!

Rockford by the Washington Aqueduct:
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Mile 30 of the trail, near Poolesville:
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PotomacCyclist
07-22-2015, 01:55 PM
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From March 2015. I rode CaBi that day, over to the location filming for "Sharknado 3" on the pedestrian plaza in front of the White House. Ian Ziering stars in the creature-feature movie.

I was part of a scene where a large group of people were running, presumably from the sharknadoes. I can see a brief glimpse of me in a couple of the trailers, but only my running shoes.

The movie airs tonight on the Syfy Channel at 9 pm.

P.S. Don't expect the movie to be a quality drama or Emmy Award material. I think that would be obvious from the title. But you never know if someone might tune into something like "Sharknado 3" and expect "Forrest Gump" or "All the President's Men".

dasgeh
07-22-2015, 05:02 PM
What I've been doing on maternity leavehttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/22/98023e3694ce5a2eb988a469d2bce0dd.jpg

mstone
07-22-2015, 05:53 PM
What I've been doing on maternity leavehttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/22/98023e3694ce5a2eb988a469d2bce0dd.jpg
It kinda looks like you forgot something

dkel
07-22-2015, 08:56 PM
C&O trip, part II: down to the W&OD!

Ready to leave Harpers Ferry:
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Stopped at a winery:
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My bike LOVEs the W&OD trailhead in Purcellville:
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Found a hotel in Leesburg:
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dkel
07-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Bonus pic: I found Dickie's next bike at the bike shop in Purcellville!

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I'm told the shop owner turned down an offer of $8000 for the bike. Apparently the bike was his first racing bike back in the '80s.

TwoWheelsDC
07-22-2015, 09:32 PM
First video with all sensors going (power + cadence + HR). It's a bit of a pain to get the sensor data overlaid just right with the video (the Virb doesn't read sensors), but it's kinda fun to watch with the data (for me, at least). 2 hours of hills condensed into just a few minutes...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKy-cbfOB-4

Tim Kelley
07-23-2015, 07:53 AM
First video with all sensors going (power + cadence + HR). It's a bit of a pain to get the sensor data overlaid just right with the video (the Virb doesn't read sensors), but it's kinda fun to watch with the data (for me, at least). 2 hours of hills condensed into just a few minutes...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKy-cbfOB-4

Why does the power range max out at only 1000?

TwoWheelsDC
07-23-2015, 09:56 AM
Why does the power range max out at only 1000?

It's probably just the way they designed this particular overlay, which is just a pre-made template...I would try to test it, but I doubt I could get even close to 1000W. There are overlays that are just the numbers, but that's not quite as compelling.

Tim Kelley
07-23-2015, 09:58 AM
It's probably just the way they designed this particular overlay, which is just a pre-made template...I would try to test it, but I doubt I could get even close to 1000W. There are overlays that are just the numbers, but that's not quite as compelling.

I'm only teasing...but yeah, go out and try doing a couple max efforts to see what you peak at! Report back in the other thread on talking about power.

Tim Kelley
07-23-2015, 09:58 AM
It's probably just the way they designed this particular overlay, which is just a pre-made template...I would try to test it, but I doubt I could get even close to 1000W. There are overlays that are just the numbers, but that's not quite as compelling.

I'm only teasing...but yeah, go out and try doing a couple max efforts to see what you peak at! Report back in the other thread on talking about power.

Powerful Pete
07-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Why does the power range max out at only 1000?

That's why I'm not using it. Max power is too low. ;)

Jokes aside, @TwoWheelsDC, it looks really cool!

dkel
07-23-2015, 02:10 PM
C&O trip, part the third: the ride home!

Bikes waiting to leave the hotel in Leesburg:
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Last rest stop in Vienna:
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Made it home! Almost 140 miles of C&O, country roads, and W&OD:
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On the trip, some jerk-wad tried to roll coal on us during our road ride yesterday, but his pass was so generously wide, I didn't get even a whif of exhaust. Kinda funny, actually (except that it isn't funny at all). Also, it turns out the building across the street from where we stayed in Harpers Ferry burned down overnight last night, so I'm kind of glad we left there when we did, rather than staying an extra day.

PotomacCyclist
07-27-2015, 12:31 AM
A flock of crows flying over the Exorcist house, next to the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown. (You could say a "murder of crows" but I'm not going to.)

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I also learned, just now, that there is a makeshift pull-up bar, near the bottom of the stairs. Just to the right when looking up the stairs. It's just above the smaller set of stairs on the right. When hanging from the bar, your feet would be just above one of the metal steps, and you are only a foot or two off the ground. So even if you slipped, you wouldn't fall that far.

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/exorcist-stairs-washington#T3LI4tdx7bNbong_BQO_hA

Powerful Pete
07-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Enjoying riding the trails... admittedly only the C&O for now, but starting to do some research on light gravel riding options in the area.

Great Falls
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How I got there
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Trail head
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C&O
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Steve O
07-27-2015, 12:29 PM
From my Sunday ride in Colorado Springs9189919091919192

CaseyKane50
07-30-2015, 03:47 PM
Since I hadn't taken a ride on the Arlington Loop for a while, I decided to take it this morning. Just after crossing Columbia Pike headed westbound I noticed something new just off the trail.

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While it might be nice to get a Bike Arlington cap, this map is a nice addition to the Arlington Loop for all to use.

Thanks, Bike Arlington!

consularrider
07-31-2015, 10:40 AM
Got out for my first ride in Kyiv, and of course got turned around. It was frequently hard to find a street sign and almost all are only in Cyrillic.
According to my map, this is a momument to the vicitms of the Kurenivskpo catastrophe by a pedestrian overpass into the Babyn Yar Park
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A couple of shots of the Dnipro River from a Kyiv version of a bridge to nowhere (the Rybalski Mist (https://www.google.com.ua/maps/@50.4728507,30.524108,526m/data=!3m1!1e3))
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and the old US Embassy. Our apartment is about three blocks from this and we walk our dog in the park across the street from the old Embassy.
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Dickie
07-31-2015, 11:12 AM
Trying to keep up with these guys this morning:

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dicksewell/IMG_5059_zpsc6rhlnqr.jpg (http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/dicksewell/media/IMG_5059_zpsc6rhlnqr.jpg.html)

ewilliams0305
07-31-2015, 12:02 PM
9236 So we have bears! this was taken at wolf gap crossing into WVA. They walked across the street and climb up the tree. Didn't pay us any attention

dcv
07-31-2015, 01:48 PM
Catskill, NY
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20150729_091751_zpshe16811g.jpg

dcv
07-31-2015, 01:51 PM
Arlingtonrider and americancyclo

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20150731_081715_zps0qpdkbkn.jpg

Boomer2U
08-02-2015, 08:18 PM
Colin, Edwin, Felipe, HF, Mike, SarahB and I did the www.biketothebeach.org century ride last Friday from DC to Dewey Beach, as the #Blokes-Broads-Bikes-and-Brews cycling team. B2B2015 is an annual ride to raise funds for Autism research and support to afflicted families. My college roommate has two Autistic children which is why I got involved 5 years ago. While at the beach, we stayed over to explore the local breweries and creameries, and took the ferry to/fro Cape Lewes DE and Cape May NJ.

4am start in NoMa under a blue full moon (Boomer, Sarah & Felipe)
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/9c42b484a7697138455b8ee3654efa0d.jpg

Riders were shuttled over the Bay Bridge while our bikes went via moving trucks to the commuter parking lot at Rt 50 - Rt 404 Junction.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/f4ced5811fa89c9149b6f20c2d98e8f0.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/44478fe9a10c407dc45bc5172c79d62e.jpg

We really wanted beer somewhere around the metric century mark but ate watermelon instead!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/1acaf33955e2e5e5f536abc5724db445.jpg

Boomer2U
08-02-2015, 08:21 PM
#Blokes-Broads-Bikes-and-Brews cycling team at North Beach, DE finish line.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/5760c5b63d197ee8166d071842c833f9.jpg

Massages were in order after 106 miles!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/263b1d5c3fab873bd1af024fb8687f22.jpg

And so was beer to toast SarahB for racking up QOMs for just about every segment Strava had to offer.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/ce365dc88d4a995f728ac5e19c025d79.jpg

And the crew cleaned up quite nicely to have a hearty meal while watching the sun set over the bay
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/1cda2943744d85b1085fafdcd8d87012.jpg

Boomer2U
08-02-2015, 08:32 PM
On the Cape Lewes - Cape May ferry
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/825774ff36a298122b01b4543551b7ef.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/76d7bf51c95dea12685ee3d09d2989e5.jpg

Breakfast the morning after in Cape May NJ
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/90e8ba022d61c042bb5a8039d0f91df1.jpg

The tasting room at the Cape May Brewing Company
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/6dfb064ea1c4aa0d7ea1f9e5c1701f01.jpg

Boomer2U
08-02-2015, 09:36 PM
Exploring the salt marshes of Cape Henlopen State Park, DE
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/2b0c10045f39fd837f7fdf6705d94555.jpg

Vanilla Bean Creamery, Cape May NJ
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/02/749a1056dc4edbd1cba9cd4d1b1cb765.jpg

PotomacCyclist
08-02-2015, 10:36 PM
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08-02-2015, 10:37 PM
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08-02-2015, 10:38 PM
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PotomacCyclist
08-05-2015, 01:18 PM
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Drummer near the Seattle waterfront

consularrider
08-06-2015, 06:59 AM
A nice day for a ride in Kyiv (no rain in the extended forecast). I've looked at a couple of the Kyiv based Strava clubs to pick up some ideas for routes. Today's loop that included both sides of the Dnipro was based on one by Virginia Nowl. Then I took a meandering route to the Embassy and a mostly direct route home.

Looking at the front side of the Monument to the Motherland from the mist Patona.
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Rod Smith
08-06-2015, 08:06 AM
...cannot delete this post?

cvcalhoun
08-06-2015, 09:56 AM
...cannot delete this post?
No delete option when you choose edit? That's usually where it is.

PotomacCyclist
08-08-2015, 02:54 AM
Views from the Elliott Bay Trail along the waterfront in Seattle, near Olympic Sculpture Park and Belltown

I signed up for a 24-hr membership on their new Pronto Cycle Share system and rode around one evening and then the following afternoon. Simply breathtaking.

There was a small-sized 60s-type festival taking place nearby. All these people, apparently in their 20s, maybe 30s, were wearing a mix of casual, hipster and bohemian clothes, hanging out in a large tent or teepee, playing Frisbee, smoking marijuana (I've been to enough rock concerts to know what it smells like, even though I've never used it myself) and listening to music blasting from the large sound system. The signs indicated that the event was sponsored by the parks department of Seattle. Apparently marijuana is legal in Seattle although you're not supposed to use it in public view. I think the Elliott Bay Trail would count as public view, but whatever. I only rode near the summer fest briefly.

I think the large peak in the 3rd picture is Mt. Olympus, based on the direction from the shore. The other well-known mountains are to the south of Seattle (Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens). I'm not sure if you can see Mt. Rainier from Seattle. Maybe from the Space Needle. It's definitely visible from the Sea-Tac airport.


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dbb
08-08-2015, 07:08 AM
Observed at the Arlington County Fair yesterday.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/20150807%20ArCo%20Fair%203_zpsxmdc73df.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/20150807%20ArCo%20Fair%203_zpsxmdc73df.jpg.html)

If that isn't enough to get you to go, they have pony rides and piglet races as well!

Tim Kelley
08-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Track Class - Marymoor Velodrome!

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Lt. Dan
08-10-2015, 10:15 AM
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww139/ltdan12a/brokenspoke_zpsbvuvoaxd.jpg

The "Broken Spoke Boogie"

Emm
08-10-2015, 10:17 AM
My neighbor asked my fiance and I if we wanted to go on a bike ride with him in Maryland. He said it would be flat.

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This is us on top of Sugarloaf. Sugarloaf is NOT flat. My helmet also refused to stay on straight due to a crooked ponytail. Really fun ride though.

PotomacCyclist
08-10-2015, 09:30 PM
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Back to the Future - HBO's Screen on the Green, National Mall

jrenaut
08-11-2015, 12:29 AM
Coming home after a long day of exploring Portland in a rented bakfiets

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/405/20468392245_26a4390c8c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xbHRUz)IMG_20150808_212040734 (https://flic.kr/p/xbHRUz) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr


And returning the bakfiets, the route I wanted to take was closed to cars for the bridge ride, but no one minded that I did a few miles with the registered riders. The bakfiets got a fair bit of attention, even though the kids weren't with me.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/459/19846547264_00abdf54ed_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/weLK4o)IMG_20150809_110631759 (https://flic.kr/p/weLK4o) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

CaseyKane50
08-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Saw a trainer and his student working out this morning on the MVT in Alexandria.

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creadinger
08-13-2015, 06:03 PM
Saw a trainer and his student working out this morning on the MVT in Alexandria.

I kinda wish boxing was all I had seen.... Also, on the MVT, and probably NSFW!

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Supermau
08-14-2015, 08:50 AM
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TwoWheelsDC
08-14-2015, 02:36 PM
Got in a couple good rides here in Nantucket...The island is a little too playground-of-the-1% for me, but it's very nice otherwise. It's also extremely difficult to ride on the roads, so you really have to stick to the bike paths. Thankfully, they go everywhere worth going, are in good shape, and aren't too crowded.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5793/20547646956_595531387c_c.jpg

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CaseyKane50
08-15-2015, 03:01 PM
I came across this car stopped in the bike lane on Long Bridge Drive

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I stopped to see if they needed help. Indeed they did, they were trying to get to Gravelly Point. After failing to convince them that they could park close by and ride their bikes, I gave them driving directions and the Arlington bike map.

Dickie
08-15-2015, 03:11 PM
I kinda wish boxing was all I had seen.... Also, on the MVT, and probably NSFW!

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9313&stc=1

Bummer

consularrider
08-16-2015, 05:24 AM
Finally got out of town for a ride heading north to Demtdiv. Almost a perfect day to ride, but coming back into town on the M06 was no fun as drivers were using the shoulder to pass other cars, and that's where I was riding.
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In town this is what the tram tracks crossings look like.
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dasgeh
08-17-2015, 11:25 AM
Coming home after a long day of exploring Portland in a rented bakfiets


How much do rented bakfietsen in Portland go for?

jrenaut
08-17-2015, 11:59 AM
How much do rented bakfietsen in Portland go for?
$30/day on Spinlister. There's also a bike shop that does it cheaper but they didn't have anything available. Splendid Cycles has a Bullit for $25.

PotomacCyclist
08-17-2015, 07:28 PM
At the Jefferson Memorial this evening

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KLizotte
08-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Don't you just want to ride by and say something like "so, steal bikes often???" And what is up with the road bike saddle and the pedal cages on a 30 lb bike with three speeds?!? And don't even get me started on the fact that he is proudly wearing the red, white and blue. Does not do America proud. Just sayin'

TwoWheelsDC
08-17-2015, 11:55 PM
Don't you just want to ride by and say something like "so, steal bikes often???" And what is up with the road bike saddle and the pedal cages on a 30 lb bike with three speeds?!? And don't even get me started on the fact that he is proudly wearing the red, white and blue. Does not do America proud. Just sayin'

http://www.countribike.com

PotomacCyclist
08-18-2015, 12:34 AM
I skimmed through the site. Does he or doesn't he have authorization to be using that bike for this long? I don't see any statement about that on his site. If it's gone for more than 24 hrs, it's considered stolen or lost and he has to pay the replacement fee.

I didn't know what to think when I saw the bike. I thought it might be part of some cross-city promotion or a sample bike, the way that Montreal has bikeshare bikes from other systems. But I guess not.

mstone
08-18-2015, 07:44 AM
If it's gone for more than 24 hrs, it's considered stolen or lost and he has to pay the replacement fee.

At which point it's his, yes?

PotomacCyclist
08-18-2015, 08:19 AM
In the same sense that a stolen bike becomes the property of a thief, yes. Citi Bike isn't intended to serve as a bike store, where you can take a bike permanently if you feel like it.

Vicegrip
08-18-2015, 08:20 AM
No. The bikes are not horses in claiming races Citi bike is not in the business of rent to own.

mstone
08-18-2015, 08:42 AM
In the same sense that a stolen bike becomes the property of a thief, yes. Citi Bike isn't intended to serve as a bike store, where you can take a bike permanently if you feel like it.

I was unaware that stolen bikes usually get paid for by thieves...I'll stop worrying about my bike being stolen, I guess.

PotomacCyclist
08-18-2015, 08:48 AM
The charge is for cost recovery. He never had the right to take the bike in the first place. It's not a purchase payment. I don't think you understand the concept of bikeshare. Would it be acceptable to keep a short-term rental car just because there's a fee/fine (whatever you want to call it) upon failure to return the vehicle? As mentioned above, it's not a rent to own program.

Apart from that, it's not clear if he paid the fine/fees. Even if he did, he is still not authorized to keep the bike.

Here's another hypothetical: What if some obnoxious billionaire decided to toy with a bikeshare system? So he decides to destroy or keep several hundred of the bikes at once (with help from assistants). He can afford to pay the fines/fees and he pays them. But the system is now short several hundred bikes. Is this OK just because he paid those extra charges?

TwoWheelsDC
08-18-2015, 08:51 AM
I think he should've tried to work something out with CitiBike to at least tell them what he was planning to do...I mean, maybe he did, but he doesn't say so on the website. However, I wouldn't call what he did stealing, since he checked the bike out with his own account and fully intends to either pay the usage fees or the ($1200) loss fee. I also assume the loss fee is significantly higher than the bike replacement cost, so the system ultimately comes out ahead, particularly if he ends up returning the bike to the system...he's not planning to keep the bike afterward, at least as far as I could tell.

PotomacCyclist
08-18-2015, 08:55 AM
There are no usage fees after 24 hrs. At that point, the bike is considered lost/stolen/destroyed. The fee is meant to deter this behavior. It's not supposed to be an option for members to keep a bike if they want to. Maybe "fine" is a better word, but I'm not sure what word Motivate uses officially.

If the loss fee is $1200, that's probably around replacement cost. Maybe a little more or a little less, although I expect that it would be at least a little more. The system isn't coming out ahead even if the fee is a little more than the price of a new bike. If so, they would encourage people to take bikes permanently, collect the fees and make a profit. If that happened more frequently, that would affect the basic purpose of the system, which is to have a large fleet of bikes available for the use of members at official bike stations.

mstone
08-18-2015, 10:38 AM
I don't see the disappearance of large numbers of bikeshare bikes as a serious concern, since most people don't want to spend $1200 on a used three speed tank when there are more generally useful bikes available for less money. Moral outrage and histrionics aside, the question I asked is whether the bike is legally his after he pays the replacement fee. As an analogy, and to consider unambiguous theft, consider what happens if my car is stolen: I report it to the insurance company and get a payout; if my car turns up after that, I don't get to keep both the car and the payout because the car isn't mine anymore. Heck, the same thing happens at the library: once I pay for a lost book, they don't want the book back anymore.

kwarkentien
08-18-2015, 12:54 PM
It is indeed a pilfered CitiBike: http://www.countribike.com/archives/eve-of-anticipation

Seems like he's just asking for trouble when he probably could've gotten them to jump on board as a publicity stunt. It will be interesting to watch how this ends.

KLizotte
08-18-2015, 01:03 PM
It is indeed a pilfered CitiBike: http://www.countribike.com/archives/eve-of-anticipation

Seems like he's just asking for trouble when he probably could've gotten them to jump on board as a publicity stunt. It will be interesting to watch how this ends.


LOL, thanks for finding the post. He does a poor job rationalizing theft. Not impressed with this guy. He basically whines in his blog about how he doesn't want to work for a living and contribute to society so he's gonna go play tourist for a while. Roll eyes. If he had played his cards right, he probably could have gotten the bikeshare operator to give him permission for the publicity (though it will be very bad publicity if he gets hurt or killed while riding).

Lt. Dan
08-18-2015, 01:18 PM
I sent him a message on FB- He responded saying that he paid the lost bike fee, and Citibike is not supporting his efforts. His plan today is to make a good way up the C&O Canal...

KLizotte
08-18-2015, 02:06 PM
I sent him a message on FB- He responded saying that he paid the lost bike fee, and Citibike is not supporting his efforts. His plan today is to make a good way up the C&O Canal...

I guess we can only take his word for it. Why in the world would he spend that kind of money on such a poor touring bike? Plus you can't buy most parts for it at an LBS and most people will think it is stolen. Bizarre.

TwoWheelsDC
08-18-2015, 02:15 PM
I guess we can only take his word for it. Why in the world would he spend that kind of money on such a poor touring bike? Plus you can't buy most parts for it at an LBS and most people will think it is stolen. Bizarre.

I appreciate his overall goals for the trip, even if his motivational speaker-y, Silicon Valley tech-savioresque tone makes me want to throw up a little...


Citi Bike was both my moving van and passport to this transient lifestyle: gym in TriBeCa, post office box in Chinatown, favorite cafe in Williamsburg, meetings in Times Square, storage unit near DUMBO, and a couch or bed somewhere in between. As long as a blue bike was somewhere near, I felt comfortable and in control.

Instead of a full-time job, I invested in my own projects. I raided my retirement account to redevelop my NYC guide app. Creating a product that has helped tens of thousands of tourists better explore the city gives me the satisfaction of helping others travel while building a content platform of my own.

I can work on the app from anywhere. So once again I'm hitting the road, but this time not flying across international borders. With trepidation I'm biking one slow mile at a time until my body, bank account or bike gives out.

I hope to inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way. Bike commuting did that for me.

Jason B
08-18-2015, 02:57 PM
At the Jefferson Memorial this evening

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I'm less concerned with the stolen bike and more concerned with the fact that my boyscout handbook clearly states your business needs to be taken care of at least 200 feet from a water source. New Yorkers will pee anywhere!

Vicegrip
08-18-2015, 07:37 PM
I don't see the disappearance of large numbers of bikeshare bikes as a serious concern, since most people don't want to spend $1200 on a used three speed tank when there are more generally useful bikes available for less money. Moral outrage and histrionics aside, the question I asked is whether the bike is legally his after he pays the replacement fee. As an analogy, and to consider unambiguous theft, consider what happens if my car is stolen: I report it to the insurance company and get a payout; if my car turns up after that, I don't get to keep both the car and the payout because the car isn't mine anymore. Heck, the same thing happens at the library: once I pay for a lost book, they don't want the book back anymore.Not same as insurance or losing a book and no moral outrage just common sense. I think they don't want to be in the business of selling bikes. Called today and after some run around got an answer. Citibike charges a Fee for excess of 24 hours. The fee does not transfer ownership of the bike. I also checked the online information and again they only use Fee in the contract.

Unlike auto insurance or the local library contracts I was unable to find any wording where citibike discusses change of ownership.

" If the Citi Bike bicycle is not returned to a Bike Dock within a period of 24 consecutive hours, then the Citi Bike bicycle is deemed lost or stolen, Member’s credit or debit card will be charged a fee of up to $1,200, and a police report may be filed with local authorities. The Citi Bike bicycle must be returned by Member in the same condition in which it was rented. If the Citi Bike bicycle is returned to a Bike Dock damaged or in a state of disrepair, then Member will be charged a fee that is equal to the cost of repair. Such fees may be charged as soon as 24 hours after the Citi Bike bicycle is not returned or is returned in a damaged state. Bike Share will attempt to contact Member via telephone and email before charging the Member’s credit or debit card, by using the contact information provided by Member when subscribing to the Services. For any disappearance of a Citi Bike bicycle that was released on Member’s account, Member must report the disappearance to the local police department and to NYCBS or JCBS, as applicable, within 24 hours following the disappearance."

mstone
08-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Interesting

consularrider
08-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Normally I don't like to stop and take pictures, but I had to dismount here because the side-path ahead was full of loose sand and i was walking.
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I hadn't planned to use this bridge on today's ride, but I took the wrong exit out of a round-about and got myself lost. Eventually I came across some signs pointing back to the city center that dumped me out on the bridge above. There was another cyclist on the other span of the bridge (eastbound) in the right-hand traffic lane, sort of the
equivalent of ring on I-66 with no shoulder.

After the bridge I headed north up the right bank and stopped for a couple more photos.
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creadinger
08-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Normally I don't like to stop and take pictures, but I had to dismount here because the side-path ahead was full of loose sand and i was walking.

I like your helmet mirror! What brand and do you really like it?

PotomacCyclist
08-22-2015, 02:00 AM
Interesting commute. I planned to ride through the pedestrian plaza on Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House. No cars and there's often something interesting going on. I was expecting to see tourists from around the world, possibly a protester or a religious advocate (including the guy who rides his bike and uses two bullhorns for his stream-of-consciousness speeches).

But I wasn't expecting to see a group of couples salsa dancing.


https://vimeo.com/136988085

I've seen ballroom dancing on Freedom Plaza in the evening before, but not salsa dancing on the pedestrian plaza. It's kind of neat, actually.

So I thought, OK, that was cool to see on my commute. I figured the rest of the commute would be the usual mix of cars, pedestrians walking to the monuments, food trucks and the monuments themselves. That's always relaxing.

(continued)

PotomacCyclist
08-22-2015, 02:01 AM
But I hear music playing as I ride by the Washington Monument. I knew there was an outdoor concert at the Sylvan Theater a couple weeks ago. Maybe this was something similar. I heard a woman singing Cyndi Lauper's hit "Time After Time." She was pretty good too, so I decided to take a look.

It was another concert in the Music at the Monument series. The singer was Sylver Logan Sharp, a DC local. She mentioned that she had been the lead singer for the band Chic for 20 years, starting in 1990. (That group had some big hits during the disco era, such as "Le Freak (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY)" (Freak Out), "I Want Your Love" "Everybody Dance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx81aG-EN4)" (Clap Your Hands) and "Good Times (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g6bUe5MDRo)". She joined the group later on.) She put on a great show with a lot of energy. I saw on the Periscope (Twitter) video feed that she also covered Christopher Cross's "Sailing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyYhZ9HH8cI)". She sang some of the Chic hits and a couple of her own singles. She encouraged people to dance. One of the stage crew (or entourage) brought out an elderly woman to dance. I think she was from Sylver's church. Other people started dancing, including one guy who kinda looked like Eminem. He had some good breakdancing moves.

They brought out a large birthday cake for people who had birthdays that day or weekend. This included the elderly woman, who is 90 years old. And she was dancing and grooving to the music. Everyone was invited to have a piece of the cake.

The organizer reminded everyone that there are concerts at the Sylvan Theater stage on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month, from May through October. They are all free and open to the public. I enjoyed the performance. Pretty awesome to be riding along on a bike commute, then stopping to see a cool concert.

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PotomacCyclist
08-22-2015, 02:06 AM
She's 90 years old and dancing.

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Jason B
08-22-2015, 10:24 AM
After hitting my favorite farmers market for 50 fresh clams and couple dozen oyster ( mind you, $4/doz) on my faithful Schwinn Topedo, my little bunny and I gobbled up some warm sticky buns and cinnamon dounuts by the dock.
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ginacico
08-22-2015, 01:22 PM
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Saturday morning haul from the Falls Church farmers market. The trunk bag is perfect for commuting, not quite adequate for all the goodies I wanted to take home. In there is a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, over half dozen peaches, some ripe tomatoes, and a fresh mozzarella concoction called Burrata. Oh yeah.

And just when Vaya was starting to feel full of herself, someone parked a Bambike next to her. I sad hello to the guy, who confirmed it's as nice to ride as to look at.

Made it home with nothing lost or bruised, and no unintended wheelies. Next time, bring a bigger bag!

consularrider
08-23-2015, 01:31 PM
While many of you were riding the Reston Century today, I decided I would ride a century in the area northeast of Kyiv. I mapped out a route (https://www.strava.com/activities/375660564) that went up the south side of the Desna River and came back the north side, although not really within view other than when I actually crossed it.
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At the crossroads where I was to head back south there were a couple of WWII memorials
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I will be riding the VR-120 (https://www.facebook.com/vr120?fref=ts) next Sunday so I was trying to not really stop until I had reached 120 km. clearly didn't quite do that since I took the pictures above. Still, I finally did stop at a shop to replenish water (made a mistake and got the fizzy king). Like many of the village shops I had been riding by all morning this one had a bike rack out front. I was a little surprised how many bikes I saw in the country being used for transportation.
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consularrider
08-23-2015, 01:42 PM
After stopping at the shop, I rode another four miles and then pulled off to eat my lunch.
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You see very few stop signs, but this yield sign was used for target practice at my lunch site.
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When I got back to the Dnipro River, I crossed over the dam north of Kyiv (last crossing for a good long way). On the right bank there was a park and I stopped for ice cream and to psych myself up for the climb to come (about 300 feet over a mile and a half.
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Seppli007
08-24-2015, 01:46 AM
Hi guys

I made a short film in the Swiss Alps. Maybe you like it :) I filmed it with a go pro + LCD.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd3MyitFLI4

Please tell me your opinion about the video.

Regards

consularrider
08-24-2015, 06:16 AM
Ukraine Independence Day. I headed out one of the three most popular training routes in Kyiv - yes, it is a limited access highway (M-06/E40).
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The only problem with that was the cobblestone bus stops in Kyiv.
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Off on another smaller through route, the countryside petrol station had a bike rack.
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And this was marked as a rail crossing by the Garmin route mapping.
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Supermau
08-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Brought the old tank to Myrtle Beach. It's been great fun cruising the beach in the early morning.

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jrenaut
08-26-2015, 08:43 PM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/578/20910505835_cfa70b630e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xRMNSF)IMG_20150826_164551481 (https://flic.kr/p/xRMNSF) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

Trailing the wife on her (and the kids) first Hains Point lap as she test-rode the bike she's about to buy from Powerful Pete.

Greenbelt
08-28-2015, 10:26 AM
Turkey day
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ian74
08-28-2015, 10:46 AM
Wait!!!! Turkeys can fly???????

Greenbelt
08-28-2015, 10:50 AM
Wait!!!! Turkeys can fly???????

"As God as my witness..."

Greenbelt
08-28-2015, 10:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg

bentbike33
08-28-2015, 12:18 PM
Wait!!!! Turkeys can fly???????

Wild turkeys, yes, domesticated, not so much.

Jason B
08-28-2015, 12:29 PM
My first cabi/citi bike ride. At first it felt like a tank, but then you enter a state of serenity, and actually enjoy the slow upright pace. Who knew bikes could be fun and not modern tools of torture!?!

PotomacCyclist
08-29-2015, 01:35 AM
I was riding past the Washington Monument this week when I heard music again. So I stopped by the Sylvan Theater again. This time it was the United States Marine Band. But they were only doing soundcheck. The concert wouldn't start for another hour. I had other things to do so I didn't stay for the outdoor concert this time. But I heard the rhythm section setting a groove during soundcheck:


https://vimeo.com/137670703

consularrider
08-29-2015, 04:18 PM
The bike is being swallowed by the oobleck!

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Boomer2U
08-29-2015, 04:50 PM
About 150 cyclists took to the streets of DC for the Full Moon Luau Ride hosted by Bicycle Space. It started at their shop on 4th & K, NE and finished at Bardo's Brewery on Bladensburg Road, complete with hula dancers and a fire stick dancer. A great ride!
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TwoWheelsDC
08-29-2015, 10:38 PM
First day on the new ride. Hardest thing for me to get used to was the suspension fork...had a few "oh shit!" moments on some downhill turns where the fork compressed and I was keeping my weight too far forward and almost ditched. Took me a while to get in the habit of keeping my weight back. I also can't decide if clipless is better, since they probably caused as many near falls as they helped me avoid. I did have only one pedal strike though, and I'm sure there would've been more had I been riding platforms.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5748/20795940819_fe206c26a1_z.jpg

hozn
08-29-2015, 10:49 PM
First day on the new ride. Hardest thing for me to get used to was the suspension fork...had a few "oh shit!" moments on some downhill turns where the fork compressed and I was keeping my weight too far forward and almost ditched. Took me a while to get in the habit of keeping my weight back. I also can't decide if clipless is better, since they probably caused as many near falls as they helped me avoid.


Nice!

If your pedal retention is adjustable you may want to loosen them? Being able to unclip quickly is definitely useful on the mtb. My Atacs are not setup super tight, so I don't usually have any problems unclipping fast enough to catch myself.

OTOH, I find doing bunny hops or generally picking up the rear wheel going over logs to be a lot easier/more secure with clipless pedals. Unlike on the road, where I don't think it makes an earth-shattering difference, I would never give up clipless pedals on the mtb.

TwoWheelsDC
08-29-2015, 10:57 PM
Nice!

If your pedal retention is adjustable you may want to loosen them?

They're about as loose as they can be and still keep me from pulling out while climbing out of the saddle. Thankfully, I have been riding clipless long enough where my panic instinct is to twist out, which saved me a couple times where I wasn't able to get over an obstacle and got stopped dead (that rock garden hill thing on the 495 section of the racetrack!). I can't imagine trying to get into both mountain biking and clipless pedals at the same time.

hozn
08-30-2015, 07:11 AM
I can't imagine trying to get into both mountain biking and clipless pedals at the same time.

Yeah, that's the route I went (bought a roadbike and started commuting later). There were a number of falls into rocks, off of logs, etc. :-)

Mountain biking makes for a fair bit of falling, but I would rather land on dirt than pavement.

mstone
08-30-2015, 05:27 PM
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To Udvar-Hazy with the kids to look at the planes

TwoWheelsDC
08-30-2015, 06:51 PM
MTB action on Difficult Run:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/664/20823333280_dc01001b12_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5695/20390354993_962c6d985c_z.jpg

KLizotte
08-30-2015, 08:34 PM
To Udvar-Hazy with the kids to look at the planes

How did you get there? W&OD, Fairfax County Parkway, Franklin Farm Road? I would like to ride out there and am curious about the least stressful route.

mstone
08-30-2015, 09:06 PM
How did you get there? W&OD, Fairfax County Parkway, Franklin Farm Road? I would like to ride out there and am curious about the least stressful route.

We came from the south, up Lee's Corner to Centreville Road. From the W&OD I'd either do the road route (not with the kids) on Hunter Station (slight hill) to Lawyers to West Ox to Franklin Farm or on trails via the FFX Co Pkwy to Franklin Farm. Franklin Farm itself is pretty bikeable either on the trail or on the road, though like every road in the area it's pretty horrible at rush hour. On the weekend, no problem. Air & Space Museum Parkway is tremendously overbuilt and looks like something that would be death-defying to ride on, but I've never seen more than 2 or 3 cars while riding on it so it's actually fine. I imagine it may be ugly at rush hour when the office buildings empty out.

Vicegrip
08-30-2015, 09:22 PM
Yeah, that's the route I went (bought a roadbike and started commuting later). There were a number of falls into rocks, off of logs, etc. :-)

Mountain biking makes for a fair bit of falling, but I would rather land on dirt than pavement.I was used to clipless and road riding and went the opposite route. Got a mountain bike and put flats on it at first on council of others. After about the tenth time I slipped a foot off a pedal and barked my shin or bashed some soft bits on the top tube I ditched the flats. Somehow I seem to get my feet loose every timewhile falling of the MTN bike. Not a small data either. ;)
Dirt does make for a less abrasive landing. It is the trees and rocks that add in the excitement.

ian74
08-31-2015, 02:36 PM
Pause for a picture down in G-town by the water on my morning commute to work, rocking my silly rack and bag.

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KWL
08-31-2015, 10:09 PM
Pause for a picture down in G-town by the water on my morning commute to work, rocking my silly rack and bag.
You're going to be easier to spot on the MVT now. :)

consularrider
09-01-2015, 07:03 AM
Pause for a picture down in G-town by the water on my morning commute to work, rocking my silly rack and bag.

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Were you riding across the Moskovs'kyi Bridge this morning? Could have sworn I saw that bike.

Boomer2U
09-01-2015, 09:48 AM
A few more picks from the Bicycle Space Full Moon Luau Ride after party @ Bardo's on Bladensburg Road...

The landmark Skull
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/01/21b90c720e135daece243982f571c225.jpg

And the famous Bardo Dog!
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Steve O
09-01-2015, 10:20 AM
A few more picks from the Bicycle Space Full Moon Luau Ride after party @ Bardo's on Bladensburg Road...

The landmark Skull
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/01/21b90c720e135daece243982f571c225.jpg

And the famous Bardo Dog!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/01/fa736cbe03042ead6cee76db1f836815.jpg
Were you there 'til sunrise? That musta been some party!

Boomer2U
09-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Were you there 'til sunrise? That musta been some party!
You have no idea...and should've been there!

Boomer2U
09-01-2015, 11:22 AM
Were you there 'til sunrise? That musta been some party!
You have no idea...and should've been there!

consularrider
09-01-2015, 12:06 PM
A few pictures from this morning's ride to show examples of Kyiv cycling infrastructure.
The Naberezhne highway (name has variations along the route) runs along the west bank (right bank) of the Dnipro River. For most of the way there is a wide side-path that can be used by bikes. I like to compare it to the GW Parkway and the MVT. Too bad there are many obstacles in the way. On weekends if I am riding this way in the morning I'll be on the road, not the side-path.
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Today I crossed the river on the Moskovs'kiy bridge. Again, there is a side-path, but the right lane going over the bridge is a bus lane.
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After the bridge, they have been upgrading the side-path, widening, mostly repaving, and marking it for bikes.
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consularrider
09-01-2015, 12:24 PM
I have been working on refining a loop that goes north from the highway above. A new Metro line is planned for that area, but the city (?) is in the process of upgrading the side-path on the stretch of road the parallels the current electric rail line there. Too bad several sections get used to park cars and that there are two sections are blocked by kiosk markets.
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After the loop I backtracked to ride on Turkhanov Island. There was a sign with a bike on it and a drop arm barrier across the road. The speed limit was only 20 km/h. After a couple of miles I recrossed the Dnipro on a bridge restricted to pedestrians and bikes.
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ian74
09-01-2015, 02:09 PM
Were you riding across the Moskovs'kyi Bridge this morning? Could have sworn I saw that bike.

Sadly I was not. The wormhole that allows me to transcend space and time wasn't open this morning.

Lt. Dan
09-01-2015, 08:15 PM
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Nice early ride in Nokesville before work...

PotomacCyclist
09-02-2015, 01:32 AM
I have been working on refining a loop that goes north from the highway above. A new Metro line is planned for that area, but the city (?) is in the process of upgrading the side-path on the stretch of road the parallels the current electric rail line there. Too bad several sections get used to park cars and that there are two sections are blocked by kiosk markets.
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After the loop I backtracked to ride on Turkhanov Island. There was a sign with a bike on it and a drop arm barrier across the road. The speed limit was only 20 km/h. After a couple of miles I recrossed the Dnipro on a bridge restricted to pedestrians and bikes.
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That's an angry-looking road sign there.

consularrider
09-02-2015, 03:26 AM
"Critical Mass Kyiv (http://vk.com/event72875466)" I understand they had a ride last Saturday, but I don't know where. It was funny to see that on the road since there is little car traffic there.

jrenaut
09-03-2015, 02:58 PM
Met the wife for a little Anacostia Riverwalk loop over lunch. We saw a turtle and six deer.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5677/21118410215_a41f8da711_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ybanAX)Snugglebikes (https://flic.kr/p/ybanAX) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

Powerful Pete
09-03-2015, 03:07 PM
Looks like a set of bars would dearly love to be taped! ;)

jrenaut
09-03-2015, 04:13 PM
Looks like a set of bars would dearly love to be taped! ;)

We're still adjusting. She wants the hoods raised just a hair. I'll wrap the bars as soon as she's happy with the fit.

Greenbelt
09-04-2015, 09:21 PM
Fairland mountain bike park on a Kona Sutra? Yep, touring in style.

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trailrunner
09-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Laurel Hills on the 'cross bike.

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Greenbelt
09-05-2015, 05:34 PM
Overflow bike parking today at Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville (Route 1 at NW Branch trail)
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Greenbelt
09-06-2015, 03:10 PM
Lots of bike riders out enjoying the freshly repaved BeaverDam road in the USDA Beltsville farms this morning.
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/11027448_892173537516031_6099829128427837702_o.jpg

bobco85
09-06-2015, 07:39 PM
I decided to try and find the SE8 and SE9 boundary stones today since the annual ride does not stop at these (they are far off the beaten path and would take a significant extra amount of time to reach). The Boundary Stones website http://www.boundarystones.org/ has useful walking paths that you can follow for finding both of these stones.

To get to SE9, I would recommend covering up every bit of exposed skin that you can. I went into this with shorts and t-shirt, and let me tell you, my legs and arms look (and feel) like I had a fight with a mountain lion! There are no defined trails to get to this stone; you just try and make your own way by hugging the shoreline, crossing under I-295, and hoping that you find that one concrete thing sticking out of the water so you know that the stone is just over a hundred feet inland of it. Lots of bramble and other plants designed to tear skin from your body, swampy areas with loads of trash (plastic bottles up the wazoo), and even some random boards with nails in them (I stepped on one, the nail going through my shoe and luckily not puncturing my toe, although I am up to date on my tetanus vaccine). The stone was hidden under tree cover, and after spending a good half hour trying to locate it (remember the hidden part), I literally (not figuratively) screamed for joy when I found it.

Me and SE9 - looking across the shoreline towards Alexandria (Wilson Bridge in view on left, part of National Airport in view on right)
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Getting to SE8 was much easier, as there is a path that you can follow to get near it. Sadly, I did not check the Boundary Stone website soon enough, as I found the location of the stone but forgot to read the part that said: "In early 2015, the stone was temporarily removed for cleaning and restoration. It will return in the near future." Oh well, I still found where it is supposed to be.

The marker for SE9 is there, but not the stone at the moment
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Also, I noticed on my way to/from SE9 that there was a random piece of bridge span sitting on the shoreline connecting nothing to nothing else. After I finished checking out the SE8 location, I saw the location of where that bridge span was supposed to be! I guess it got washed away and forgotten, but the bridge span appeared to have made it in one piece.

bridge span on left, where it should be on right
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And for those interested, here's a map of where I found everything
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I was going to try to reach the NE7 and NE8 stones, but I was so tired from my struggles to reach SE8 and SE9 that I decided to cut through the District and make my way home. I will attempt to see those another day on another adventure.

ginacico
09-07-2015, 07:48 PM
A few sights from Labor Day 2015.

View overlooking the mighty Potomac River from Saint Ignatius church (rest stop #4), near Chapel Point State Park.
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Cemetery at Saint Ignatius.
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The NEW Indian Head Rail Trail! Nice way to end a century.
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Post-ride picnic. We were convinced by the time we got there, we'd be lucky to get a hot dog bun with ketchup. Happily there was plenty of good food.
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Greenbelt
09-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Watch for horsies at the river crossing! (Fairland)
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Rod Smith
09-09-2015, 07:56 PM
...I will attempt to see those another day on another adventure.

So you'll lead us to all the stones ten days from now? :)

Rod Smith
09-09-2015, 08:01 PM
Middlesex Fells Reservation, Medford MA
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/Miiddlsex%20Fells/DSC00658.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/Miiddlsex%20Fells/DSC00658.jpg.html)

bobco85
09-10-2015, 08:48 AM
So you'll lead us to all the stones ten days from now? :)
I'll stand on the Oxen Hill trail and wait the 2+ hours it will take for you to bushwhack to, try to find, and bushwhack from the SE9 stone which will be the last stone on the route before reaching the end at Jones Point if you want ;)

PotomacCyclist
09-12-2015, 07:46 PM
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George Mason/14th St Bridge.

One flag for each victim at the Pentagon on 9/11. There were individual name tags on each flag. Nice tribute.

Greenbelt
09-14-2015, 12:16 PM
Vigilante Coffee, Hyattsville
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ian74
09-14-2015, 02:08 PM
Key bridge at Sunrise. So gorgeous out there today!

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Boomer2U
09-14-2015, 04:21 PM
KayakCyndi and I saw the "dog sled" man training his team on the WOD gravel trail in Vienna on our way to the Green Lizard for a real coffee. Very cool way to start the day
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PotomacCyclist
09-16-2015, 08:56 PM
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Baby squirrel running around near the Washington Monument. Unfortunately, I think it might be an orphan. He/she wasn't afraid of people, which might be a problem. A couple kids were chasing it and trying to pet it and pick it up. The squirrel wouldn't run off although he jumped up at one point. I tried to tell the kids that they could injure the squirrel. (One girl jumped up and almost landed on it. :( )

The squirrel later ran onto 15th St SW. Lucky that it made it across the street without getting run over. A bus was headed up that way but the squirrel was on the other side of the road by then.

Greenbelt
09-17-2015, 05:44 PM
Vegas, yah.
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dasgeh
09-18-2015, 10:07 AM
Those are not the Interbike socks everyone is talking about #sockgate

consularrider
09-19-2015, 02:55 PM
Today was my September century ride. Three other people had made noises of joining me for about a third of the ride, but I ended up solo the whole way. I headed north from Kyiv on the way to Dymer where there is supposed to be a good road for cycling that follows the west bank of the Dnipro River. Sure enough a delightfully smooth two lane road for 32 kilometers with very little motor vehicle traffic on Saturday morning. It was a little funny how the pavement conditions deteriorated just past the gates of a large estate (last phto, I don't know if comes out). Hmmm
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consularrider
09-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Cyndi wants me to find her some gravel. I've not found much of that. most non-paved roads in this area ar packed sandy soil. Also very still water on the river.

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When I got back to Kyiv I stopped at an LBS for a replacement tube since I used my spare when I flatted at mile 71 of the ride.
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consularrider
09-20-2015, 05:40 AM
Today's ride (out and back) was practically due west on the M06/E40 highway. Once I was getting close to home the road was closed to do accident cleanup. Lots of car parts scattered over all three eastbound lanes.

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Remember Misha from the 1980 Olympics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misha) (you know the one the US boycotted?)
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TwoWheelsDC
09-21-2015, 07:33 PM
All the new paint on Westmoreland was washing away in the rain today, forming lots of white puddles....Good job Fairfax!

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jrenaut
09-23-2015, 09:23 AM
I knew it was only a matter of time - sidewall bulge in the rear tire on the Xtracycle and, despite the huge increase in popularity lately, no shop in the city seems to stock the 20X2.15 rear tires for them. Coming off the MBT the tire went flat. Luckily, there's a Zipcar minivan nearby (no chance this bike fits in our car). My wife came to meet me, I took the bike home, returned the Zipcar, and took the kids on the bus back home.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/705/21012959254_f8971a47d4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y1QUGW)
Zipcar to the rescue with shredded rear tire (https://flic.kr/p/y1QUGW) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

ian74
09-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Pretty sunrise this morning over the Potomac.

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Steve O
09-24-2015, 11:44 PM
From Sunday's game.
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Supermau
09-28-2015, 05:42 PM
Took a spin through Holmes Run feeling out my new tires yesterday. My first time going from Eisenhower all the way to Columbia Pike. I didn't realize there were so many water crossings. The last one was a doozy - at least a foot deep. I think next time I'll walk that one or attempt to ride over the stepping stones and fall in anyway.

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bobco85
09-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Inspiration works in mysterious ways. I did this ride back in February while visiting my sister in Clearwater, FL, but lost interest in creating a video for it months ago. Recently, I felt compelled to go back and create the video, so I did.

To set the stage: while the DC area was a frozen hellscape with Frozen Saddles in full swing, the Tampa Bay area was covered in a dense fog so thick that a cruise ship was stranded at sea for a few days (all over the local news, BTW).

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ3v0sgB_Yw

Hopefully next year I'll actually be able to cross Tampa Bay on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail and be able to see across the water, too!

consularrider
09-29-2015, 10:14 AM
Just a couple of shots around Kyiv from today's ride. I was riding a counterclockwise loop including Trukhaniv Island, so I rode down to the Dnipro pedestrian bridge for a change. Kind of like the "S" Curve of Death.

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In honor of the Libby Hill climb in RVA. This is the Podil's'kyi Descent near Babyn Yar. The paving on the downhill is worse than on the climb.

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Finally, in the far north of Kyiv is the Pushcha-Vodytsia district (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushcha-Vodytsia). I've been by this old dacha a couple of times, but this was the first time I had my camera. Makes me think of "Doctor Zhivago."

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DaveK
09-29-2015, 11:40 AM
Inspiration works in mysterious ways. I did this ride back in February while visiting my sister in Clearwater, FL, but lost interest in creating a video for it months ago. Recently, I felt compelled to go back and create the video, so I did.

To set the stage: while the DC area was a frozen hellscape with Frozen Saddles in full swing, the Tampa Bay area was covered in a dense fog so thick that a cruise ship was stranded at sea for a few days (all over the local news, BTW).

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ3v0sgB_Yw

Hopefully next year I'll actually be able to cross Tampa Bay on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail and be able to see across the water, too!

The Tampa side of the Courtney Campbell used to be awful for cycling, but with the airport interchange project a few years ago they built a trail that connects down to Cypress St and from there into South Tampa and downtown. Should be a fun ride.

Tania
10-02-2015, 04:45 PM
No helmet cover? Target plastic bags work great.

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consularrider
10-02-2015, 05:08 PM
Is that my new bike Tania?

Boo Boo
10-02-2015, 06:32 PM
The Tampa side of the Courtney Campbell used to be awful for cycling, but with the airport interchange project a few years ago they built a trail that connects down to Cypress St and from there into South Tampa and downtown. Should be a fun ride.

Just did that ride two weeks ago while on a business trip. From downtown down Cypress, over the causeway, and to Clearwater, down Clearwater and the other barrier islands to Treasure Island, and back across St Pete to the Gandy Bridge to get back to downtown.

Great ride. Nice mix of trail, bike lanes, and open road. The completed Causeway is awesome. It's just a shame that the old Friendship Bridge next to the Gandy is being demolished. Hopefully when they have to build a new vehicle span (within 6 or 7 years, I think), they can convert the closed one to a trail again. The Gandy isn't horrible for riding (wide shoulder), but it's definitely not great either. And the lead-up to it has you on a shoulder/bike lane right next to 60+ mph traffic for a mile or two.

Two shots from the Causeway:


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Rod Smith
10-02-2015, 07:15 PM
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consularrider
10-03-2015, 08:41 AM
From this morning's south loop to Obukhiv.

The "veteran' group (fast) that left 15 minutes before the slightly slower Embassy threesome.

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The other two Embassy riders were only shooting for a fast 60 km ride so I headed back alone stopping in Navodnitsky Park for Coffeeneuring #1 at the pink snail.
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bobco85
10-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Just did that ride two weeks ago while on a business trip. From downtown down Cypress, over the causeway, and to Clearwater, down Clearwater and the other barrier islands to Treasure Island, and back across St Pete to the Gandy Bridge to get back to downtown.

Great ride. Nice mix of trail, bike lanes, and open road. The completed Causeway is awesome. It's just a shame that the old Friendship Bridge next to the Gandy is being demolished. Hopefully when they have to build a new vehicle span (within 6 or 7 years, I think), they can convert the closed one to a trail again. The Gandy isn't horrible for riding (wide shoulder), but it's definitely not great either. And the lead-up to it has you on a shoulder/bike lane right next to 60+ mph traffic for a mile or two.

Wow, the view can be really great from the Causeway trail! Hopefully next time I'm there (probably February 2016) the area won't be covered in dense fog (fingers crossed). I looked at the Gandy approach on Google Streetview, and it looks similar to roads I crossed on the Suncoast Trail (farther north starting in Odessa, very nice trail that I highly recommend).

DaveK
10-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Just did that ride two weeks ago while on a business trip. From downtown down Cypress, over the causeway, and to Clearwater, down Clearwater and the other barrier islands to Treasure Island, and back across St Pete to the Gandy Bridge to get back to downtown.

Great ride. Nice mix of trail, bike lanes, and open road. The completed Causeway is awesome. It's just a shame that the old Friendship Bridge next to the Gandy is being demolished. Hopefully when they have to build a new vehicle span (within 6 or 7 years, I think), they can convert the closed one to a trail again. The Gandy isn't horrible for riding (wide shoulder), but it's definitely not great either. And the lead-up to it has you on a shoulder/bike lane right next to 60+ mph traffic for a mile or two.


Gandy was terrible to ride on, actually even worse on the Tampa side. At least the St Pete side had a wide shoulder and the redneck riviera, assuming you didn't get hit by someone drag racing. You can get there through the neighborhood though and just come in at Westshore to avoid the awfulness east of there. I'm sorry to hear about the old bridge, that was such a great amenity. They closed it just before I moved here (2009) because of structural issues and rising maintenance costs but I didn't know it had finally been axed rather than repaired.

Boo Boo
10-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Gandy was terrible to ride on, actually even worse on the Tampa side. At least the St Pete side had a wide shoulder and the redneck riviera, assuming you didn't get hit by someone drag racing. You can get there through the neighborhood though and just come in at Westshore to avoid the awfulness east of there. I'm sorry to hear about the old bridge, that was such a great amenity. They closed it just before I moved here (2009) because of structural issues and rising maintenance costs but I didn't know it had finally been axed rather than repaired.

I don't know the route through the neighborhoods, so the two times I've done it (both from St Pete > Tampa), I've continued down Gandy to Bayshore. Definitely a brutal ride for that stretch.

I was really impressed with St Pete, though. Some really nice infrastructure in that city, at least in the sections I rode. I took the 1st Ave South bike lane all the way West>East from the Treasure Island Causeway, then linked up with 1st St North for the majority of the South>North ride. That was particularly nice. One way car traffic (N>S) with a S>N bike lane (and a N>S) one running adjacent for a few miles, then a bike lane the rest of the way with the two lane traffic.

The demo of the old bridge started the week I was down there (19th>25th). Years of battles over it and a few private groups trying to raise the funds for repair (somewhere around 15-17 million) finally ended. Major, major bummer.

consularrider
10-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Started the ride by going to the Embassy to pick up mail and have lunch. After that I reversed and head towards downtown (hitting a downhill cobble stone section), crossed the pedestrian bridge to Trukhaniv Island and headed to the north end to do some trail riding. The trails are unpaved, a little gravel, but mostly a mix of dirt and packed an loose sand.

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Rod Smith
10-09-2015, 09:28 PM
The Rove has arrived.

consularrider
10-10-2015, 04:36 AM
The Rove has arrived.

Yours or mine?

Rod Smith
10-10-2015, 11:42 AM
Yours

consularrider
10-10-2015, 03:32 PM
Yours

Well, it's arrived but waiting on couple replacement parts before its first ride. I've been using my wife's 1994 Raleigh M60 rigid mtn bike the past several days (mine is waiting on a new rear brakeset).

consularrider
10-12-2015, 09:50 AM
I was out for my coffeeneuring ride #4 taking advantage of the Leif the Lucky (or Dia de la Raza or Columbus) day holiday rule. I sort of meandered around the north part of the island and got yelled at once for riding somewhere the person didn't want me to be. at least he called his dogs off (by the phone booth photo).

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consularrider
10-12-2015, 09:58 AM
After all the wandering, I sill made it in time to ресторан Креп де Шин to join the pancake crowd at Mike's Deli with some crepes.

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bobco85
10-12-2015, 06:14 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Scoot and I did a self-guided Arlington Historical Bicycle Tour. I just finished the video for it. Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5iUr2IVp1o

I had done this ride 2 years ago but had been itching to make a new video with far less shakiness. Scoot was interested in learning more about the local history, so he joined me on the ride. He didn't get to see the inside of the Glen Carlyn library including the preserved piece of the original GW survey marker tree because we were there before the library opened (I know my mom just fainted at the fact that I woke up early on a Saturday morning).

P.S. - I know I haven't made an Alexandria biking video since I moved to Alexandria at the beginning of August; I PROMISE I will make some Alexandria-themed videos this year!

scoot
10-12-2015, 09:45 PM
Nice work on this video!

Bobco85 gives me far too much credit for tagging along and absorbing the history that he shared. It was my pleasure to follow a brilliant bicycle tour guide along this route. He is a flawless navigator, extremely knowledgeable about the sites, and a joy to ride with.

consularrider
10-23-2015, 01:45 PM
I've kept putting off my October century ride for no real reason, so today was the day. I started off in misty drizzle riding 33 miles west on the M06, a limited access highway. It has a good shoulder and is an easy ride even with today's mist. I turned off at Kalyrika on thee T0-19 heading north first to Makariv. And the mist was gone, but still heavy orvercast.

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Continuing on there were cornfields

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After that I came to an area that clearly had had a couple of fires, possibly one in early September where the smoke affected Kyiv.

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Then I arrived at the town of Borodianka

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consularrider
10-23-2015, 01:56 PM
A little while after that I came to the village of Shybene where the was a utility pole with a stork's nest in front of a tree full of mistletoe (and no one under it to kiss).

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Just north of that I was back in the forest, birch on the right, fir on the left.

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At Fenevychi (mile 67) I turned west on the P02, the road that wold take me back to Kyiv. Shortly after that I crossed the Zdyzh River and noticed a tree on the bank with a rope swing. There was a man fishing in an inflatable boat by the other bank and another man fishing in a pond who had his bicycle near him (neither in the photo).

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bobco85
10-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Just north of that I was back in the forest, birch on the right, fir on the left.

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I love the contrast and perspective in this one!

The perfectionist in me wants you to take a half step to the right so that the transition between asphalt and grass/leaves is dead center, but I still love how it looks like summer on the left, autumn on the right.

consularrider
10-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Looking at Trukhaniv Island shore.

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sjclaeys
10-25-2015, 09:33 AM
Great Pumpkin Ride 2015 - great weather, even better food and beer!
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trailrunner
10-25-2015, 10:10 AM
Rode through the woods yesterday. A great fall day to be on a bike. I tried to capture the rich orange and green in this corner, but my iPhone can't do it justice.

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kwarkentien
10-25-2015, 02:55 PM
Great Pumpkin Ride 2015 - great weather, even better food and beer!
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Sorry I missed you out there. I did see Boomer. Was a nice ride and weather wasn't bad. Plus the pumpkin treats were great.

sjclaeys
10-25-2015, 07:56 PM
Sorry I missed you out there. I did see Boomer. Was a nice ride and weather wasn't bad. Plus the pumpkin treats were great.

Yes, it had the best rest stop food of any organized ride that I've done.

Steve O
10-25-2015, 10:32 PM
Here are my pics from the ride to Charlottesville (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?9387-Charlottesville)on October 16. Glorious, glorious weather that day

Just before Braddock Road meets Route 28, the sidepath ended at this construction site. I was able to wend through the neighborhoods to get back on track.
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Here's where I stopped to eat my lunch sandwich. Pretty much exactly halfway at mile 62

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Kelly's Ford
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The horses were my only company on many of these back, country roads
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Made it! 123 miles.
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Steve O
10-25-2015, 10:47 PM
I rode back from Charlottesville to Arlington on Sunday, October 18. The day started chilly--in the mid- 30's, but got up to the 50's by the afternoon.

Long shadows and Virginia countryside in the morning
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I passed by Montpelier at 9:05am, and the sign said 9-5, so I took a quick detour to get my coffeeneuring point.

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The Rapidan River Company mill
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I hit two gravel roads on the way down. I rerouted to miss one on the way back, but kept this 2.5 mile section of gravel, because it made the whole route work better.
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Had my second lunch at the Elk Run Market and Deli. The lady there could not get her head around the idea that I was riding my bike all the way to Arlington from there.
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Boomer2U
10-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Great Pumpkin Ride 2015 - great weather, even better food and beer!


Yes, the beers [emoji481] were indeed good...and oompa loompa sized!
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Boomer2U
10-26-2015, 01:58 PM
Sorry I missed you out there. I did see Boomer. Was a nice ride and weather wasn't bad. Plus the pumpkin treats were great.
Evidence that Boomer was indeed seen, with Captain Steve.http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/26/c671f5ccf39c9aed9124930bc2ad8451.jpg

Boomer2U
10-26-2015, 02:00 PM
Yes, it had the best rest stop food of any organized ride that I've done.
Did someone say GPR2015 and food?:-)
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Boomer2U
10-26-2015, 02:05 PM
One of the many great things about the annual Great Pumpkin Race in Warrenton VA...besides the food...are the costumes & theme - appropriate cycling gear
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Rod Smith
10-26-2015, 10:09 PM
Fall Foliage Festival Tour
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kwarkentien
11-01-2015, 04:30 AM
Midnight Saddles, Halloween Edition. http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/54f2e67aa5429c12e9e4e047878724be.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/42684f83b8b42cff6082e004987be2bc.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/01/aa6da2fe9dfb581bf06075fbcdd25fb6.jpg

jrenaut
11-01-2015, 08:04 AM
Bear on a bike. Heading to meet some friends for Trick or Treating.

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Steve O
11-01-2015, 10:19 AM
We had 7 hardy souls (haha - Halloween! Get it?) on the Midnight Saddles (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?9311-Midnight-Saddles) ride. I went as a skeleton:
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Here are 5 riders at the Steak & Egg Kitchen in Tenleytown. We were there at 1:00 AM twice!
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(L-R: Chris, klizotte, Tania, Al, kwark; not pictured: Steve O & Bill. Sorry, Chris, for your blurriness)

Weather was perfect for a fall night ride, although we did get chilly sitting outside with our breakfasts.

Very fun ride straight down Wisconsin to get back in. Nothing like having the streets of DC mostly to yourself.

kwarkentien
11-01-2015, 10:27 AM
It was a hoot. Thanks again Steve-O.

KLizotte
11-01-2015, 01:06 PM
Nice meeting you all last night! Glad to see a certain scary owl didn't take you out. Taking metro home last night was an experience. Lots and lots of people wearing costumes so it was fun. A guy was even dressed up as a giant banana!
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KLizotte
11-01-2015, 01:08 PM
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dasgeh
11-02-2015, 10:20 AM
NBD, just a 2 year old riding a pedal bike.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/02/0b53923286d92f91461b911807f6e7ed.jpg

consularrider
11-02-2015, 04:52 PM
First SteveO, yesterday was All Saints Day, so your souls were too early for today's All Souls Day (or Dia de los Muertos).

I accompanied my wife to Garmisch for a conference and I get to go out and have fun on bikes in the mountains. I rented a Trek Marlin 7, 27 speed 29er for two days from the hotel and will rent a Cervelo (not sure which model) from a local bike shop on Wednesday when I try to get my November imperial century ride in. Today was Coffeeneuring #9 and my Ride your Age on you Birthday (kilometers, not miles this year). I had mapped out a 30 mile route that was at least half gravel forest roads from Garmisch to Krun. I didn't read the elevation profile correctly and was surprised to encounter about 1800 feet of climbing from mile 2.8 to mile 6.2 (an average of 10% grade, but lots at over 20% according to the Garmin) going part way up the north side of Wank Mountain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wank_(mountain)). I'm not too ashamed to admitted that I walked two of the worst stretches faster than I was pedaling.

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After getting back to town, i still needed about ten miles so I added a loop to Grainau.

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PotomacCyclist
11-03-2015, 11:48 PM
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Underground people bike too.

A few pictures of a bike in use and as a background prop on an indie movie shoot in the abandoned Dupont Underground (but soon to reopen as an arts center of some sort?).

Steve O
11-04-2015, 10:43 AM
First SteveO, yesterday was All Saints Day, so your souls were too early for today's All Souls Day (or Dia de los Muertos).


Au contraire! Keep in mind that our ride started on October 31...but it ended on November 1. All bases covered.

PotomacCyclist
11-04-2015, 04:32 PM
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A few pictures of a bike in use and as a background prop on an indie movie shoot in the abandoned Dupont Underground (but soon to reopen as an arts center of some sort?).

If anyone saw the Syfy series "Continuum", one of the main actors from that show, Luvia Petersen, is starring in the short film that was shooting in the Dupont Underground. There might be a couple scenes with someone from the forum too...

consularrider
11-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Back out on the rented Trek Marlin 7 29er for a loop around Eibsee under the Zugspitze. 18 miles, about half of it gravel. I had thought of doing a longer ride into Austria, but didn't want to push the steep trails in advance of my planned Wednesday century ride.

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consularrider
11-05-2015, 11:47 AM
As I got to the lake I started to encounter lots of hikers, but I didn't take their pictures.

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consularrider
11-05-2015, 11:57 AM
The century ride day. I had to adjust my planned route because I encountered a "no bike" sign on route 179 at Reutte, Austria as I was trying to get to Fussen and the castles. I didn't have map, so could check for alternatives and just defaulted to where my route would have come back from Fussen.

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BMXer
11-05-2015, 12:47 PM
MTB race, on the mountain in the southeast Europe:

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I was part of it.. very enjoyable time!

consularrider
11-05-2015, 03:55 PM
From Ruette I headed up to Plansee and then up to Oberammergau.

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consularrider
11-05-2015, 03:59 PM
Stopped for a snack in Oberammergau

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consularrider
11-05-2015, 04:06 PM
After passing back through Garmisch I headed to Krun, Wallgau, and Mittenwald before heading back to drop the bike.

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consularrider
11-05-2015, 04:13 PM
I planned an easy recovery day today playing on gravel, but ran into another "no bikes" sign so back to the cycle path to Klais.

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KLizotte
11-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Wow, what a beautiful area. I love the mountains!

Starduster
11-05-2015, 10:59 PM
As I got to the lake I started to encounter lots of hikers, but I didn't take their pictures.

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Eibsee under the Zugspitze. OMG... I was there, as a child, many decades ago. 10042 Eibsee, circa 1961. A painting my Father commissioned...

Vicegrip
11-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Stopped for a snack in Oberammergau

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I was in this area in the 1970s. What a wonderful and interesting area. Was in a "where would you like to go back and ride" conversation recently and this area came up. Thanks for posting!

bobco85
11-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Just in time before I leave for Hawaii for 2 weeks, I finished the video for my ride around Alexandria to see some of the beautiful autumnal scenery. I hit up most if not all of the Alexandria trails and visited many of the neighborhoods on the ride.

Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImmG7DU4Uqk

consularrider
11-08-2015, 02:09 AM
I was in this area in the 1970s. What a wonderful and interesting area. Was in a "where would you like to go back and ride" conversation recently and this area came up. Thanks for posting!
Bavaria is definitely on my list of "I'll ride here again." Come on Frankfurt!

Subby
11-09-2015, 11:12 AM
Had a fun ride this past weekend with dcv, bilsko, jan, paula, rocco, stacey and jeff. Climbs were hard but they led to some incredible long, winding descents. Here's one (looks best at 720p HD):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd5RNhNdR_0

vvill
11-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Had a fun ride this past weekend with dcv, bilsko, jan, paula, rocco, stacey and jeff. Climbs were hard but they led to some incredible long, winding descents. Here's one (looks best at 720p HD):

Nice! I remember this one being pretty fun (maybe it's the same one, don't remember exactly):
https://www.strava.com/segments/6478880

PotomacCyclist
11-17-2015, 12:53 PM
I rode bikeshare over to last night's outdoor concert at the African American History and Culture Museum, the new Smithsonian museum next to the American History Museum and near the Washington Monument. If you've ridden along 15th St. on the National Mall, you've seen it. The exterior appears to be finished but the museum is not open yet. The concert and video presentation (displayed on the exterior walls of the building) were intended to kick off a countdown for the opening of the museum in Fall 2016.

Actor Erik Todd Dellums was the host. Performers included gospel singer BeBe Winans, the Soulful Symphony and the Heritage Signature Chorale. There were also readings of famous speeches from American history related to the African American experience. Local political leaders also spoke, but I missed the first part of the program.

They showed the seven-minute video again, after the concert concluded. The video will air again tonight on a continuous loop from 5:30 to 9:00 pm, and also on Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. If you're riding past the Museum during those hours, you can't miss it.

There was a decent-sized crowd for a Monday evening. Invited guests were seated in front of the stage. Others watched from the small hill on the other side of Madison Drive from the museum.

I thought it was a cool ceremony. (Of course, I know some/many people, not necessarily those here, get enraged by this sort of thing, but what can you do. Unrelenting expressions of racial hatred, racial supremacy and even calls for violence against all members of certain racial groups, on social media from a certain individual is why I quit one of the local triathlon clubs. Large groups have all types of people but if someone like that is running some of the programs, then I'm out of there. I'm not African American myself but I am not going to associate with someone like that. Most people in the group are not like that, but no matter. I don't need that in my life when triathlon is supposed to be a fun hobby.) The Museum will supposedly explore different elements of the African American experience, good and bad, uplifting and controversial. I don't know exactly what they will include because it hasn't opened yet. I do know that they moved a large locomotive onto the site, then built the museum around it. There should be many other notable items as well as live cultural events like lectures and music performances after the museum opens.

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Lt. Dan
11-17-2015, 08:04 PM
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Fun night ride cruising around and exploring the older parts of Manassas! This was taken at the top of the parking garage in Old Town

jrenaut
11-18-2015, 08:53 PM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5670/23115171722_17925baaa0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BdBieu)Barb and the girls on 11th (https://flic.kr/p/BdBieu) by Jon (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/), on Flickr

Coming home from team dinner after the last soccer practice of the season

Greenbelt
11-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Heading to the Cider ride on the Hyattsville Trolley Trail
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Boo Boo
11-23-2015, 11:21 AM
A co-worker and I went out for a couple of spins while on a business trip last Friday/Saturday. Unfortunately, total washout due to some flash flooding on the last day at the end of the trip, but two days on bikes were awfully nice....and some ocean swims more than made up for the lack of bike time on the final afternoon/morning.

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Sean visiting his old high school


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consularrider
11-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Did you see BobCo85 who is grumbling about DC area weather today after two weeks in some tropical paradise.

Boo Boo
11-23-2015, 01:28 PM
Did you see BobCo85 who is grumbling about DC area weather today after two weeks in some tropical paradise.

LOL....no...and the chilly air yesterday morning when I got off the plane felt nice. But I wasn't quite ready for this morning's "feels like 22". I would have gladly traded today's ride for another long swim!

bobco85
11-23-2015, 03:34 PM
A co-worker and I went out for a couple of spins while on a business trip last Friday/Saturday. Unfortunately, total washout due to some flash flooding on the last day at the end of the trip, but two days on bikes were awfully nice....and some ocean swims more than made up for the lack of bike time on the final afternoon/morning.

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I was a bad cyclist on my trip to Hawaii as I did no cycling! I recognize both of those areas, though, the second being on Sand Island looking east toward Honolulu with Diamond Head in back, and the third being somewhere east of Diamond Head looking east toward Koko Head which is near Hanauma Bay (I hope you were able to bike to Hanauma Bay, it's really beautiful). I was on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai during my trip. I did get some pics of bike racks to add to Rackspotter, though.


Did you see BobCo85 who is grumbling about DC area weather today after two weeks in some tropical paradise.
I may have been grumbling more about having to wake up early to go to work, but the chilly air did not help. I will say, though, that I still rode to work regardless ;)


LOL....no...and the chilly air yesterday morning when I got off the plane felt nice. But I wasn't quite ready for this morning's "feels like 22". I would have gladly traded today's ride for another long swim!
Me, too! I enjoy wearing my shorts as often as possible (I will sometimes wear a heavy coat to make up for the lack of warmth of my legs). I had fun, though, telling Hawaiians that, "Yeah, back home we've been having a really warm November. The temperature has been in the 50's!" and seeing them almost start shivering at the thought of temperatures below 70 degrees (F).

Boo Boo
11-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Just Oahu for me this trip. Rented from ITB (Island Triathalon & Bike) - great people and I couldn't recommend them more highly if you ever decide to rent on a future trip to Oahu.

You nailed the location on both photos (Waialae Beach Park is the name of the one looking towards Koko Head). The one with the cityscape is from Punahou High School.

I did not make it to Hanauma Bay this trip, although I've cycled there many times (I go to Oahu for work at least once a year). Just an amazing place....although I find it hard to keep cycling because I just want to swim when I get there.

Next year I'm doing an around-Oahu ride. I've been wanting to for the past 2-3 years and haven't done it yet. The first day there is so perfect for it. Pick up the bike on the night of arrival, do a short spin, then crash early.....up by 3-4am due to non-adjustment to the time change, breakfast....on the bike by 5-5:30.

Jealous of your jaunts over to Kauai and The Big Island. I do enjoy going to Oahu, but I really love the outer islands. My favorites are actually Molokai and Lanai - so peaceful and "Old Hawaii".


And YES! It's fun to watch Hawaiians cringe at the idea of 50s....or even low-60s!

wheels&wings
11-23-2015, 05:57 PM
Just Oahu for me this trip.
I did not make it to Hanauma Bay this trip, although I've cycled there many times (I go to Oahu for work at least once a year). Just an amazing place....although I find it hard to keep cycling because I just want to swim when I get there.

Two questions:
(1) Where do you work?
(2) Are they hiring?

Welcome home! :) w&w

PotomacCyclist
11-23-2015, 06:45 PM
I was a bad cyclist on my trip to Hawaii as I did no cycling! I recognize both of those areas, though, the second being on Sand Island looking east toward Honolulu with Diamond Head in back, and the third being somewhere east of Diamond Head looking east toward Koko Head which is near Hanauma Bay (I hope you were able to bike to Hanauma Bay, it's really beautiful). I was on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai during my trip. I did get some pics of bike racks to add to Rackspotter, though.


I may have been grumbling more about having to wake up early to go to work, but the chilly air did not help. I will say, though, that I still rode to work regardless ;)


Me, too! I enjoy wearing my shorts as often as possible (I will sometimes wear a heavy coat to make up for the lack of warmth of my legs). I had fun, though, telling Hawaiians that, "Yeah, back home we've been having a really warm November. The temperature has been in the 50's!" and seeing them almost start shivering at the thought of temperatures below 70 degrees (F).

BikeArlington/RackSpotter is well along on the way to world domination! Those will be the western-most and southern-most racks on the map.

We need to find some government science researcher (plenty of them in the DC area) who has assignments at the Antarctica bases and have him/her set up a bike rack there, photograph it and map it. They use fat bikes down there, don't they? If not, they could.

Boo Boo
11-23-2015, 07:28 PM
Two questions:
(1) Where do you work?
(2) Are they hiring?

Welcome home! :) w&w


Thanks and LOL.....no, not hiring. But when we are, I will absolutely post something. I need another cycling buddy when travelling! Sean's not on the road with me enough.

trailrunner
11-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Lake Accotink on a very nice late November day.


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Lt. Dan
11-27-2015, 07:20 PM
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Got in an early morning ride Thanksgiving on the W&OD... Not a soul in sight, passed maybe a half dozen other bikes...

Cristiniathomas
11-30-2015, 05:34 AM
It's mean i will take some more high quality pictures again to post here.

Boomer2U
11-30-2015, 05:09 PM
Had a post Thanksgiving dinner ride and was treated to this sunset dessert at Lake Audubon in Reston, about 1.5 miles off of the WOD http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/30/f0f941b26cb0299bdf8536df2282eb39.jpg

Seppli007
12-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Good evening to everybody

Here is another video from me. This video is filmed in Lenzerheid (Switzerland).
I can recommend this area! Beautiful landscape and biking on 3000 meters above sea.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq46AsyipGk

bikeeveryday
12-03-2015, 05:28 PM
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Rockford10
12-04-2015, 10:21 AM
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OK, I wasn't actually on a ride. This is probably the WORST place to try and go in Tysons on a bike: Capital One World HQ.

Boomer2U
12-04-2015, 01:22 PM
Last night the Blokes-Broads-Bikes-and-Brews club went on the "DC Hi-Lite" ride hosted by Sarah [emoji219] to see local landmarks by nightlight. We picked up a ninja (Chris) along the way, and released him at his Catholic University dorm, outfitted with front and rear blinky lights. Here are some picks from our ride:

Sarah [emoji219] and Luis feeling the balmy and windy 37 degrees at the Washington Monument starting point http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/9b2b98fc82f62c09cb2bd7b67d856e3e.jpg

Next stop was the Jefferson Memorial, which was deserted http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/e332eb6aa73a40ed94a0d08dc3690e04.jpg

It was too dark to do a group selfie at the Lincoln Memorial, but we did get the Washington Monument a la dark distancia...http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/9d9d7d1247f8d3412c1cea0d59add410.jpg

Zoolights[emoji209] without flash... http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/38f28e14722255b295b2165d04966c6e.jpg

Boomer2U
12-04-2015, 01:28 PM
Zoolights with flash...notice who is wearing reflective illuminite gear![emoji50] http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/1ed2e636111f1cd021bcdf433f23423b.jpg

And more Zoolights, in between hot cider & chocolate drinks...http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/4ea029fa526c4570e3a95c01e831ba4a.jpg
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Boomer2U
12-04-2015, 01:33 PM
Next stop was the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University, where we released Chris from his ninja ways...http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/c7f9729bf84bf373e78388849a2a3ec0.jpg

Onto the giant wreaths at Union Station..
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/1bd8718d8510c74f0c453ed1dc4800f5.jpg

And the not-so-giant wreaths at the Botanical Garden...http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/3b2dfd7ed479138f3044a39305a76db2.jpg

The US Capitol Building Xmas Tree..http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/04/1d63adacb08685b2468677ed13b36208.jpg

We then rode over to the Navy Yards and ended the evening at BlueJacket with food and brews, as befitting our name!

PotomacCyclist
12-06-2015, 08:35 PM
Guess where this is:

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Yes, I was on a bike, although I stopped while I took this photo.

dkel
12-06-2015, 10:21 PM
Guess where this is:

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Yes, I was on a bike, although I stopped while I took this photo.

Ha! It's a trick question, since wormholes can appear anywhere!

PotomacCyclist
12-06-2015, 10:31 PM
It's not Cheyenne Mountain and Stargate Command. Incorrect.

It's actually in the DC area. I think this was just installed, maybe today or yesterday.

PotomacCyclist
12-07-2015, 03:19 PM
Crystal Drive in Crystal City. The LED lights flash in a pattern from the edge of the bowl to the center. There's also a new speaker system that was playing music along with the light display. It's in the courtyard across from Chick-fil-A.

Some may find it too glitzy and flashy but I don't mind it. It's not as though Crystal City is a historic district. I think the light structure adds some visual interest to Crystal Drive, something to break up the series of office buildings.