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Boo Boo
07-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Completed the GAP/C&O yesterday - done as a fundraiser for my company's Educational Foundation. The money raised (don't have the final #s yet, but it's somewhere between 50 and 60k) will go back to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarships and grants.

This was the second year of doing it. Mostly good (and remarkably cool!) weather, great company, and just a great ride. Already looking forward to 2015.

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dcv
07-20-2014, 05:26 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_080744_zps87186ced.jpg
dirt's pro-fit

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_084433_zpse393ef60.jpg
twowheelsdc on his fresh new cinelli and peteD

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_085748_zps6394e105.jpg
culimerc and VVill, fixed

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_0857510_zpse3377edd.jpg
hello kelonwheels

dcv
07-20-2014, 05:29 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_085757_zpsd52fca9d.jpg
eminva rocked the strava rapha 100 challenge

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_085800_zpsa55e4e29.jpg
rcannon100 giving us air quotes and kayakcyndi

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_0900300_zps3b817c9b.jpg


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_090644_zpsba381a7f.jpg
dirt leading us to certain death on the memorial bridge

dcv
07-20-2014, 05:31 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_101022_zpsc75ea8b0.jpg
met up with Proteus, ready to rumble

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_103010_zps10190046.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/7-20-14%20Bikenetic-Proteus%20ride/20140720_111451_zpsadd6222f.jpg

Steve O
07-21-2014, 10:09 AM
eminva rocked the strava rapha 100 challenge
rcannon100 giving us air quotes and kayakcyndi
dirt leading us to certain death on the memorial bridge



dirt's pro-fit
twowheelsdc on his fresh new cinelli and peteD
culimerc and VVill, fixed
hello kelonwheels

These pics look great--clearly a really fun ride. I wish I had been there with all of you. How did I not know this was going on? Obviously I missed some communication channel.

Greenbelt
07-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Peregrine Expresso at Eastern Market meetup with Bikinetic
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10505515_690787747654612_2971548366373499282_n.jpg ?oh=5a953ed61f2214ae178e984274065a07&oe=54509C33

Anacostia River Trail
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10400873_690787704321283_7584539057051356797_n.jpg

Into Virginia on the Mount Vernon Trail
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10516800_690787587654628_783554532261959369_n.jpg

KayakCyndi
07-21-2014, 10:32 AM
These pics look great--clearly a really fun ride. I wish I had been there with all of you. How did I not know this was going on? Obviously I missed some communication channel.

Like the Bikenetic Facebook Page and you'll never miss another shop ride! And yes, it was a really, really fun ride!

TwoWheelsDC
07-26-2014, 01:15 PM
Didn't quite catch the first Silver Line train out of Reston...probably more like the third.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14563521299_eed5a8eb8d_z.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14749869782_75f1709760_z.jpg

OneEighth
07-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Didn't quite catch the first Silver Line train out of Reston...probably more like the third.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14563521299_eed5a8eb8d_z.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/14749869782_75f1709760_z.jpg

Matching skid lid noted.
As it should be.
Here endeth the leason.

kwarkentien
07-27-2014, 12:36 PM
Photos from yesterday's "Rod and Karen's 'Where the F*$# Are We?' Gran Fondo. This was supposed to be a "road-only" ride. So much for courses and plans. Great seeing how well the Dogma F8 handles single-track and mud.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/sazagypa.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/resydeba.jpg


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

sjclaeys
07-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Yesterday climbed Blue Mountain, Naked Mountain and Mt. Weather. The climbs were challenging but the couples of miles of unexpected gravel were even more so. Need to research my routes better.
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dcv
07-27-2014, 05:50 PM
Expected gravel on the other hand, Loudoun County.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140727_081721_zps4dc0078c.jpg

cyclingfool
07-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Photos from yesterday's "Rod and Karen's 'Where the F*$# Are We?' Gran Fondo. This was supposed to be a "road-only" ride. So much for courses and plans. Great seeing how well the Dogma F8 handles single-track and mud.

Where's that gravel?

jnva
07-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Correct way to walk a dog.

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ronwalf
08-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Starting out on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (East side, south of Benning):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WXCu8fjzM5c/U9owKbreBEI/AAAAAAAACn4/vWvMl7Xaxkc/w1311-h738-no/20140730_094730.jpg (https://plus.google.com/+RonAlford/posts/duc9tyvESHc?pid=6042194805857846338&oid=110405663431347771650)

Just over the railroad tracks:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DLpily4gxKA/U9owKQnXAzI/AAAAAAAACn4/unWfNkUAA_o/w1311-h738-no/20140730_095125.jpg (https://plus.google.com/+RonAlford/posts/duc9tyvESHc?pid=6042194802887820082&oid=110405663431347771650)

USS Barry:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3RuD7Ly0QSQ/U9owKb58QeI/AAAAAAAACn4/hSBPNuBjMgY/w1311-h738-no/20140730_100141.jpg (https://plus.google.com/+RonAlford/posts/duc9tyvESHc?pid=6042194805918548450&oid=110405663431347771650)

National's Park:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ijzwwSSNqeU/U9owKfAmzPI/AAAAAAAACn4/WR8snuaOWgY/w1311-h738-no/20140730_100516.jpg (https://plus.google.com/+RonAlford/posts/duc9tyvESHc?pid=6042194806751808754&oid=110405663431347771650)

I used Bladensburg Rd (http://www.strava.com/activities/173298585) to connect the tributary trails to the riverwalk. The road was surprisingly fine for its width (30mph speed limit, no shoulders). I'm a little hesitant to use this route regularly given the reputation of Trinidad (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/local/dc-shot-spotter/) and Carver/Langston (http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Washington-District_Of_Columbia/crime/).

bobco85
08-02-2014, 07:30 PM
I used Bladensburg Rd (http://www.strava.com/activities/173298585) to connect the tributary trails to the riverwalk. The road was surprisingly fine for its width (30mph speed limit, no shoulders). I'm a little hesitant to use this route regularly given the reputation of Trinidad (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/local/dc-shot-spotter/) and Carver/Langston (http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Washington-District_Of_Columbia/crime/).

I like using Bladensburg Rd through that area, too. However, I have only ridden through there during the day, so I imagine you might think differently about any night rides.

bobco85
08-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Last Saturday I was in Harrisonburg for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival. I did the 50-mile ride as my fitness level had taken a hit when I pulled a muscle in my lower back a month before, so in 2015 I will attempt the infamous 100-mile ride. My laptop needed to be fixed for the past week, so I'm finally able to upload these pics now.

Strava route of the 50-mile ride: http://www.strava.com/activities/171153529

(top) lots of hills for this one (didn't mean to focus in on this rider, but his kit was pretty cool anyways); (bottom) I was having fun because the first half of the ride is far easier than the second half
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(top) heading toward the town of Broadway; (bottom) corny scenery ;)
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(top) the first pit stop at the halfway mark in Timberville; (bottom) with many more hills to climb, the ride got harder as the sun finally broke through the clouds and things began to heat up
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(top) at the second pit stop, halfway up a long climb, a delicious platter of food awaited riders; (bottom) my new favorite food to recharge: pretzel stick topped with a banana slice, peanut butter, and a vanilla wafer
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(left) cows, MOOO; (right) finished the ride, ready to eat a whole cow, MOOO!
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KLizotte
08-02-2014, 10:03 PM
^^^I really like the pit stop food! Every ride should have one of those :D Looks like a great ride.

JimF22003
08-03-2014, 04:58 AM
Last Saturday I was in Harrisonburg for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival.

Hey, me too. I did the 100. Pretty good day for a bike ride. That last slog in on Mountain Valley Road is something, innit? Good luck with the 100 next year.

bobco85
08-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Hey, me too. I did the 100. Pretty good day for a bike ride. That last slog in on Mountain Valley Road is something, innit? Good luck with the 100 next year.

I remember you did the 100 a few years ago when I did the 50. Maybe next year I'll be able to join you elites!

It's strange thinking that less than a year ago (last October) I did my first century (mostly along the W&OD/Arlington Loop), and here I was preparing for a century in the mountains already.

TwoWheelsDC
08-03-2014, 08:26 PM
Bikenetic Sunday ride:

PeteD playing it cool:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14822506632_f79db88763_z.jpg

Will and Phatboing (I think)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14636167500_d19074a5a9_z.jpg

KayakCyndi and the group:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2929/14636323297_e3324ff190_z.jpg

Dirt
08-03-2014, 09:06 PM
Bikenetic Shop Ride rolling past the Reston Children's Triathlon
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14820510484_bf5a09a48c_b.jpg

JimF22003
08-04-2014, 07:51 AM
It's strange thinking that less than a year ago (last October) I did my first century (mostly along the W&OD/Arlington Loop)

That was my "first time" as well :)

kwarkentien
08-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Where's that gravel?

We were up by Lake Bernard Frank in Derwood, Montgomery County.

jrenaut
08-04-2014, 04:07 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/4a5ezyma.jpg

Ride to the beach

dcv
08-04-2014, 08:50 PM
TwoWheelsDC and VVill fixed on the Bikenetic shop ride. Thanks dirt
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140803_090415_zpssitjax5n.jpg

ShawnoftheDread
08-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Patience, grasshopper.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/agy4aryh.jpg

jrenaut
08-07-2014, 09:29 PM
This is the biggest advantage of the trailer over a cargo bike.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3861/14875780623_8b75f22d2f_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/14875780623/)
Sacked out after a long day at the beach (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetejon/14875780623/) by thetejon (https://www.flickr.com/people/thetejon/), on Flickr

Dirt
08-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Feeding the bats on the way home from the Best Buddies Training Ride
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14853893554_f9e3640827_b.jpg

Steve
08-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Feeding the bats on the way home from the Best Buddies Training Ride


.....no actual moths were hurt during the filming of this scene.....

Tim Kelley
08-08-2014, 10:52 AM
This is the biggest advantage of the trailer over a cargo bike.

Do tell me more...

https://www.facebook.com/LarryVsHarryCargobikes/photos/a.149575891736743.28108.148816041812728/892294900798168/?type=1&relevant_count=1

https://www.facebook.com/LarryVsHarryCargobikes/photos/a.149575891736743.28108.148816041812728/892930720734586/?type=1&relevant_count=1

https://www.facebook.com/LarryVsHarryCargobikes/photos/a.149575891736743.28108.148816041812728/894019147292410/?type=1&relevant_count=1

jrenaut
08-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Do tell me more...
Ok, advantage over a longtail cargo bike. And I know kids can sleep in there, but it becomes a bit more of a challenge.

All this to say that you need a fleet of bikes to safely and efficiently transport children and often to really do it right you have to switch bikes mid-ride.

ronwalf
08-08-2014, 11:50 AM
Here, let me fix that for you:

All this to say that you need a fleet of bikes and often to really do it right you have to switch bikes mid-ride.

vvill
08-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Ok, advantage over a longtail cargo bike. And I know kids can sleep in there, but it becomes a bit more of a challenge.

All this to say that you need a fleet of bikes to safely and efficiently transport children and often to really do it right you have to switch bikes mid-ride.

Just bring the other bikes you need with you!
http://familyride.us/2013/04/27/transporting-a-tandem-trail-a-bike/

dasgeh
08-08-2014, 01:13 PM
This is the biggest advantage of the trailer over a cargo bike.

Yeah, your not going to win this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryinamsterdam/5588638524/

Are there any advantages of a trailer over a box bike, aside from price and storage/lifting? I get that those are decisive for many, but as far as plain ol' use, box bikes are just awesome.

vvill
08-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Are there any advantages of a trailer over a box bike, aside from price and storage/lifting? I get that those are decisive for many, but as far as plain ol' use, box bikes are just awesome.

Steering and climbing? I don't know though, I haven't ridden a box bike much.

dasgeh
08-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Steering and climbing? I don't know though, I haven't ridden a box bike much.

The steering takes some getting used to (more so on a Bullitt than a bakfiets), but I found that riding with a trailer did, too. Once you know what you're doing, steering is as easy if not easier, and climbing on a lighter one (like a Bullitt) is just as easy, I find.

jrenaut
08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Trailer vs longtail is my only experience. The trailer is way more stable - at a stop, you don't have any extra lateral weight. And if you fall, it's just you, not the kids.

Steve
08-08-2014, 02:47 PM
I would think the biggest advantage of a trailer is that you can unhook it and have a regular bike, no?

dasgeh
08-08-2014, 03:15 PM
I would think the biggest advantage of a trailer is that you can unhook it and have a regular bike, no?

Well, yes, but n+1.

vvill
08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
The steering takes some getting used to (more so on a Bullitt than a bakfiets), but I found that riding with a trailer did, too. Once you know what you're doing, steering is as easy if not easier, and climbing on a lighter one (like a Bullitt) is just as easy, I find.

Yeah, I assume a lot of it is just getting used to it. I read the full version of this first article (in print) which sort of led me to believe a box bike wouldn't be the best choice for the hilly terrain I'm in: http://bicycletimesmag.com/bicycle-times-issue-24-way/

cyclingfool
08-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Well, yes, but n+1.

Indeed. Not that I have time, money, or need for n+1, but despite having a Burley trailer, I now find myself lusting after longtails. I used to think that if I got a second bike it would be some old Peugeot frame rescue SS conversion. Now I think I'd go for an Xtracycle. :D

jrenaut
08-08-2014, 05:24 PM
You need the Xtracycle to bring the Peugeot frame home from the Craigslist guy's house.

Dirt
08-09-2014, 02:05 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14845570121_d957ac0d63_b.jpg

mcfarton
08-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Started great. Took this about 20 miles in.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/a6y4amyr.jpg

About 5 miles later
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/5avagyme.jpg

Then about 8 miles from home
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/u2eveje6.jpg

Wet feet the whole way home. I hope my shoes dry out so I can ride tomorrow.

ronwalf
08-10-2014, 12:32 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/u2eveje6.jpg

Is that West Old Baltimore?

Greenbelt
08-10-2014, 01:33 AM
West coast time
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https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10525959_699922443407809_9215980493825605905_n.jpg
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bobco85
08-10-2014, 04:47 PM
About 2 weeks ago, I did the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival 50-mile ride. Here's the video I made from it:


http://youtu.be/dnzjBSMoWjE

Next year, 100-mile ride. Next year, 100-mile ride. NEXT year, 100-mile ride. The more I say it, the more I will prepare for it (including flexibility so I don't pull a muscle a month before the ride)!

Steve O
08-10-2014, 06:11 PM
And if you fall, it's just you, not the kids.

So what?

Steve O
08-10-2014, 06:12 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14845570121_d957ac0d63_b.jpg

I hope you didn't just leave that there. Looks like plenty of good meat left in that baby.

Rockford10
08-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Plenty of bike parking available at the Tysons metro stop! (This was last Tuesday, not a bike in sight.)

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cvcalhoun
08-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Trailer vs longtail is my only experience. The trailer is way more stable - at a stop, you don't have any extra lateral weight. And if you fall, it's just you, not the kids.


So what?

The authorities don't tend to look kindly on dropping kids on their heads. No matter how much they annoy you.

mcfarton
08-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Is that West Old Baltimore?
Sure is, am I the only one who didn't know?

Dirt
08-10-2014, 10:36 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14881764095_38071c833e_b.jpg

cyclingfool
08-11-2014, 12:09 AM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14845570121_d957ac0d63_b.jpg

Obviously dropped by a couple of swallows... African or European? Guess at your eternal peril.

creadinger
08-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Here are some pictures from the 200K I did last weekend. Starting on the north side of Frederick I went north to Gettysburg, then west toward Chambersburg before winding SW and around to Waynesboro. From there I climbed over the mountain again and had a fun descent to Thurmont, and rode south again to the starting point.

http://www.strava.com/activities/174519476

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Early morning fields north of Frederick

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Gettysburg, with the Pennsylvania memorial. The stratocumulus clouds provide a weird sort of geometry to the scene.

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Approaching the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. I had not seen this before.

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A tunnel of corn in PA. Does this look like Orson, IN off of "The Middle"?

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From this inconspicuous little hill you can see a mile or road maybe? This view was unexpected.

bobco85
08-11-2014, 11:05 PM
On Saturday I did the longest Bike 'n' Hike I've ever attempted (15.5 miles hiked, 16 miles biked). To explain, a bike 'n' hike is where you bike to an area, park your bike, go hiking, and eventually bike back home. It's basically one of my favorite things to do as it bypasses the requirement of having a car or Metro access while allowing me to get out of the city and enjoy nature for a bit.

For this bike 'n' hike, I biked to Chain Bridge along the Custis Trail and C&O Canal Towpath, parked my bike, and hiked along the Potomac Heritage Trail all the way to the American Legion Bridge and back while including the Turkey Run Loop, then returning home along the C&O Canal Towpath and Custis Trail. Since the Potomac Heritage Trail is closed to bicycles, the only way is to hike on it, but you can at least access it using a bike. Turkey Run Park is also inaccessible to bicycles because it is off the GW Parkway, but you can bike 'n' hike to get to it if you don't have a car.

Although the photos don't really show it, I was wearing my Bike Arlington hat that I had gotten from BTWD the whole time (it's my new favorite hat to wear when going on long walks/hikes)!

(top left: view from Chain Bridge; top right: Potomac Heritage Trail symbol; bottom left: locked my bike near a graffitied VA welcome sign; bottom right: ironweed wildflower)
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(left: cool leaf shapes; top: hibiscus along the Potomac; right: GW Parkway bridge over Pimmit Run; bottom: seashells along the Potomac)
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(top left: one of many frogs I encountered; top right: skink; bottom left: butterfly that landed on the ground near my foot; bottom right: dragonfly)
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various mushrooms I saw
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(top left: just past the American Legion bridge it's time to hike back; top right: Turkey Run; bottom left: the Potomac Heritage Trail near the river; bottom right: standing in front of the American Legion Bridge)
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creadinger
08-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Hey nice. Pics. If you take a lot of nature photos, like of specific plants and animals - if you're into it, this website may be interesting to you.

http://www.inaturalist.org/

You can post sightings of specific animals or plants and generally add to the record of where they live. It's kind of a crowd sourcing biologist site. If you post a picture of an organism that you have no idea what it is, you can click a box that says "ID please" and other people who know what they're doing will help out with an ID. I've done that for pictures of spiders and such that I'm not sure whether they're dangerous or not. I have an accout on there. Chris5, I think is my username.

bobco85
08-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Hey nice. Pics. If you take a lot of nature photos, like of specific plants and animals - if you're into it, this website may be interesting to you.

http://www.inaturalist.org/

You can post sightings of specific animals or plants and generally add to the record of where they live. It's kind of a crowd sourcing biologist site. If you post a picture of an organism that you have no idea what it is, you can click a box that says "ID please" and other people who know what they're doing will help out with an ID. I've done that for pictures of spiders and such that I'm not sure whether they're dangerous or not. I have an accout on there. Chris5, I think is my username.

Thanks for the link! I took a quick look at it, and I'm going to sign up later tonight. It looks like I'll be spending a lot of time on that site, though ;)

Greenbelt
08-14-2014, 04:36 PM
More vacation pics
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rcannon100
08-14-2014, 10:56 PM
50 Miles up the GAP trails

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The Kid! Not me. No no, I did 20 on the C&O.

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Hey, but that's a 70 mile day! The Kid got two flats and learned how to boot his tire with a $.

mcfarton
08-15-2014, 06:52 AM
You must be proud. And I am sure you could have done the 50 on the gap.

ronwalf
08-16-2014, 09:55 PM
The Northwest Branch trail is quite stunning, although it doesn't really connect to any major attractions. All these photos are from the portion of the trail north of University Blvd (http://www.strava.com/activities/181212105).

A tunnel:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dd3J1gxykSo/U-_h5p5hzZI/AAAAAAAAC-w/ApnP-15t5no/w1118-h629-no/20140816_144313.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos/110405663431347771650?pid=6048301205197802898&oid=110405663431347771650)

Adelphi Mill playground (with covered wagon and water mill):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sHsMWKisHTg/U-_so5VREkI/AAAAAAAADBI/vwMlE-ypSpY/w1118-h629-no/20140816_145008.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313011910808130&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)

A ford!:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kz6u59V0Zf4/U-_so6qRbVI/AAAAAAAADBI/zGNn9IUbyYE/w1118-h629-no/20140816_142452.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313012267347282&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)

Another ford:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ERsuoCtFARg/U-_so0SVlHI/AAAAAAAADBI/-cup8iCv060/w1118-h629-no/20140816_141538.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313010556343410&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)

mstone
08-17-2014, 07:43 AM
The Northwest Branch trail is quite stunning, although it doesn't really connect to any major attractions. All these photos are from the portion of the trail north of University Blvd (http://www.strava.com/activities/181212105).

A tunnel:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dd3J1gxykSo/U-_h5p5hzZI/AAAAAAAAC-w/ApnP-15t5no/w1118-h629-no/20140816_144313.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos/110405663431347771650?pid=6048301205197802898&oid=110405663431347771650)

Adelphi Mill playground (with covered wagon and water mill):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sHsMWKisHTg/U-_so5VREkI/AAAAAAAADBI/vwMlE-ypSpY/w1118-h629-no/20140816_145008.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313011910808130&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)

A ford!:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kz6u59V0Zf4/U-_so6qRbVI/AAAAAAAADBI/zGNn9IUbyYE/w1118-h629-no/20140816_142452.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313012267347282&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)

Another ford:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ERsuoCtFARg/U-_so0SVlHI/AAAAAAAADBI/-cup8iCv060/w1118-h629-no/20140816_141538.jpg (https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6048313010556343410&oid=110405663431347771650&authkey=CJDjppjXiKKbzAE)
The trail info page says that bikes are only permitted on 2.7 miles of the trail. Are these pictures from that, or is the page out of date? (Last updated 2008.)

PotomacCyclist
08-17-2014, 09:43 AM
This appears to be the paved section, where bikes are allowed.

KayakCyndi
08-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Dave and I went for a little shakedown ride this weekend on the C&O. Boy was I in need of some camping time.

Here are a few but they are all at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kayakcyndi/

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Rod Smith
08-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Bikes are allowed on the paved part of the Northwest Branch Trail which is a little over 6 miles long. The unpaved hiker only trails are on the other side of the Branch and north of the Beltway.

Rod Smith
08-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Proteus Bicycle's Coffee Ride
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3877/14766561860_46aa62764d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ouSuo9)

Home of Clarke Bedford http://clarkebedford.com/cms/
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14930275466_9effeb0856_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oKkyJw)

BicycleSPACE's City Explorers Ride
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14766522779_24662c56a8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ouShLk)

Raymo853
08-18-2014, 06:16 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/18/005eed1c62834132c64c3d6b503cd0ab.jpg

ronwalf
08-18-2014, 10:06 AM
The trail info page says that bikes are only permitted on 2.7 miles of the trail. Are these pictures from that, or is the page out of date? (Last updated 2008.)
We stopped at the northern-most paved point. Disallowing bikes on the remaining part looked mostly superfluous, as the trail was full of mud, large rocks and standing water.

mstone
08-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Bikes are allowed on the paved part of the Northwest Branch Trail which is a little over 6 miles long. The unpaved hiker only trails are on the other side of the Branch and north of the Beltway.

sounds like it's gotten longer. the map I was looking at didn't show anything at all interesting on the paved portion :D

eminva
08-20-2014, 03:01 PM
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Liz

Rod Smith
08-20-2014, 09:18 PM
50th Anniversary Further Bus Tour
http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC09594.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC09594.jpg.html)

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/DC_/DSC09598.jpg (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/Rod_Smith/media/DC_/DSC09598.jpg.html)

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2014/05/ken_keseys_son_aims_for_50th_a.html

dbb
08-21-2014, 04:13 AM
Now this is a chain!

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/20140820Elevator10_zpsd34816b3.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/20140820Elevator10_zpsd34816b3.jpg.html)

Going in an elevator.

Going to need a bigger bottle of chain lube.

culimerc
08-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Going to need a bigger bottle of chain lube.

How often have I heard that?!?!

rcannon100
08-21-2014, 01:46 PM
Bob's Day Off

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rcannon100
08-23-2014, 09:33 PM
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Greenbelt
08-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Sunday morning DC coffee shop riders
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eminva
08-25-2014, 09:58 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/25/a50e8be8220b894032d513b05a0527d0.jpg

Liz

rcannon100
08-28-2014, 04:37 PM
The corn is growing tall at Schaeffer Farm!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5594/15066377065_5e665bc3d7_z.jpg

Last Thurscation Day of the Summer.

Surprise, even though my Canondale looks like a hybrid, 32 mountain bike tires dont so much fit on it. Nerts, I mean, um... Nerts.

Greenbelt
08-30-2014, 04:59 PM
WABA Anacostia River Trails Treasure Hunt
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10647098_710060432394010_3969071064627048530_n.jpg ?oh=a4642ecdef5a428e08240260441d57be&oe=5465AF38&__gda__=1417804928_43524912b49e240eef445eb75876139 b

ShawnoftheDread
08-30-2014, 08:13 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/30/a6d32eb80255db01eed4ea7fee914760.jpg
I got to this staircase but couldn't portage up.

Starduster
08-30-2014, 10:45 PM
Papillon Cycles' first Monuments at Night Ride- the crew:

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Photo courtesy John Harpold

rcannon100
08-31-2014, 11:54 AM
In which Dirt takes us to coffee, and we discover the Godfather of Go Go

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Arlingtonrider
08-31-2014, 02:16 PM
That was so much fun!

Greenbelt
08-31-2014, 05:59 PM
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dkel
08-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Yesterday, Rockford10 and I rode the Keezletown loop (http://www.strava.com/activities/187379455) outside Harrisonburg, at the recommendation of one of the guys from Shenandoah Bicycle Company (http://www.shenandoahbicycle.com). It was a beautiful ride (not the best pic, though).
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This morning, I went out on a group ride (http://www.strava.com/activities/187942348) with some folks from Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (http://svbcoalition.org), and had a blast (no pics, unfortunately—I was just trying to keep up!). Fantastic bunch of riders!

mcfarton
09-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Had a great weekend. Started by riding from milton de to cape may for our 8th anniversary.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/f384c446f40f076467d762516f3f6e4d.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/75bc9e6ca3e067684218114857a70b5a.jpg
We went to the light house in cape may
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/cec1b1ca8da30f3926ed22d75eb81761.jpg
This must be a jersey thing
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/6aa42118d99a79c070f0127787a3efde.jpg
I forget the name of the winery

mcfarton
09-01-2014, 03:47 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/3733c181e4099a1c26a541104f8b11cf.jpg
Our way home
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/419b68a16465dfb565d4bfceda71cdb3.jpg
Next day a quick 40 to Indiana head river bridge
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/4bd7e96db6f84c48a2cb1148c1939957.jpg

mcfarton
09-01-2014, 03:50 PM
Finishing up with a rainy Sunday morning ride
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/60aa1104eeacd4c220b2550a32fb7946.jpg
A nice little mile stone on my new computer.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/01/e20d46cce409d11ef0bfb302eaee6fc0.jpg
We need more 3 day weekends:)

Starduster
09-01-2014, 04:15 PM
I posted elsewhere (the August Trail Conditions page) about the reconstruction of the 12th St trail connector between S Quincy St and George Mason Dr. Pictures from today:
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The 3rd picture: I should amend myself- not totally closed- there *is* a temporary gravel bypass that drops you into the Doctors' Run Park playground. Memo to BikeArlington- any word on when this will be finished?

Starduster
09-01-2014, 04:40 PM
And one more for the road, on this Labor Day: Joe Durel, Park Ranger at the Bluemont Caboose on the W&OD, on their last day of the season.6532

For those who remember, this is the caboose manned for many years by Sedge Moss (and for those who go back even further, Sedge was a PPTC'er, and serious cyclist).

KLizotte
09-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Is Sedge Moss the guy who was retired and could talk a blue streak? A real rail road buff. Knew so much about the history of the area. Met him about three years ago at the caboose. I hope he hasn't passed away!

Greenbelt
09-01-2014, 10:03 PM
Nap time
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Starduster
09-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Is Sedge Moss the guy who was retired and could talk a blue streak? A real rail road buff. Knew so much about the history of the area. Met him about three years ago at the caboose. I hope he hasn't passed away!

No no, Sedge is still alive and well, lol. He decided it was time to retire from the caboose and in typical fashion, provided for an orderly transition. Joe was his recommendation to hire. And yes, Sedge was perfect at tying the trail's railroad past and its cycling present together.

Greenbelt
09-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Anybody else see the Miss America (or something) women out in front of the White House this morning? Sadly, didn't get a picture. Stuff like that makes bike commuting way more fun than the subway or the rolling smog coffin.

chris_s
09-02-2014, 12:53 PM
Memo to BikeArlington- any word on when this will be finished?

I'd ask for you, but I'm slammed at work right now. The project manager's contact info is here (http://projects.arlingtonva.us/projects/doctors-run-trail-improvements/) if you want to inquire.

dbb
09-02-2014, 08:15 PM
I was grabbing a CaBi today about noon and this fellow (or lady) was eyeing me as I checked my bike out.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/IMG_4708_zps20cac6c1.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/IMG_4708_zps20cac6c1.jpg.html)

jrenaut
09-03-2014, 09:12 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/03/b972d4fb4b6ae1741b920ec68805e229.jpg

Tough to find parking at school this morning. Got to ride from school most of the way to work with a friend and Xtracycle dad after we dropped our respective children off.

Supermau
09-03-2014, 11:51 AM
A few from my recent commutes from Franconia to DC...

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Supermau
09-03-2014, 12:16 PM
My original commuter was this old 26" hardtail MTB. It's now relegated to dirt only. Nothing special but it got me there! I have to admit it started to feel like dragging a dead mule on those long commutes even with road tires.

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Crickey7
09-03-2014, 12:30 PM
My original commuter was this old 26" hardtail MTB. It's now relegated to dirt only. Nothing special but it got me there! I have to admit it started to feel like dragging a dead mule on those long commutes even with road tires.

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That's a pretty commonly recommended entry commuter setup (see recent article below).
http://www.bikecommutercabal.com/convert-your-mtb-to-a-commuter/

I did it myself for a couple of years, when I discovered my road bike was not up to the rigors of commuting. Still, I wonder at the notion of spending money converting a mountain bike into a role it's only so-so at instead of getting a more suitable ride from the start. The commuting offerings now are far superior to what I had available in the mid 90's.

cyclingfool
09-03-2014, 03:12 PM
That's a pretty commonly recommended entry commuter setup (see recent article below).
http://www.bikecommutercabal.com/convert-your-mtb-to-a-commuter/

I did it myself for a couple of years, when I discovered my road bike was not up to the rigors of commuting. Still, I wonder at the notion of spending money converting a mountain bike into a role it's only so-so at instead of getting a more suitable ride from the start. The commuting offerings now are far superior to what I had available in the mid 90's.

I'm doing this right now, and I love this bike every bit as much as I used to love my Surly LHT, arguably more b/c it's unique and I've done all the work myself, including wheelbuilding. I've been riding said bike for almost a year and a half now. I took a CroMoly steel Trek 830 MTB frame (size L) bought of Craigslist for $50 (1995 vintage judging by the serial number) and built up a drop bar conversion commuter/tourer out of it. The geometry is remarkably similar to a 26" Surly LHT w/ a 54-56cm frame size. I like my fat 2" slick tires, too. The bike does everything I want it to, fits me like a glove, and can go just about anywhere. It's a solid commuter and all around bike. (velospace page (http://velospace.org/node/48124))

As far as the costs of converting are concerned, the accessories mentioned in the article are almost all transferable to any other bike and would have to be purchased anyway if not already owned --- rack, fenders, lights. The only thing that might be specific is a pair of slick tires, so at worst you're out $75 bucks for a decent set of slicks. Given the relatively active market in older MTB frames, deals can be had on CL for those looking to buy and there is a pool of buyers out there, too, if you decide to go with something more modern but can't n+1 it. My only (personal) caveat to all this is it's best, obviously, to find a frame with a rigid fork, so that limits options some, but not ridiculously, esp. around here.

dkel
09-03-2014, 05:13 PM
I took a CroMoly steel Trek 830 MTB frame (size L) bought of Craigslist for $50 (1995 vintage judging by the serial number) and built up a drop bar conversion commuter/tourer out of it.

Hey, did I ride behind you and then in front of you this morning westbound on the W&OD towards Vienna? Looked like that bike, from the pictures...

cyclingfool
09-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Nope, wouldn't be me. I commute from Del Ray/Alexandria to downtown on the MVT. Haven't been out that way on the W&OD in three months or so. Must have been someone else with really good taste in bikes. ;)

dkel
09-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Must have been someone else with really good taste in bikes. ;)

Well, I liked the pics of yours, and the bike I saw today was very similar, so there you go. Congrats on the nice DIY job.

GB
09-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Hey, did I ride behind you and then in front of you this morning...

Subtle brag, nicely done. ;)

Supermau
09-03-2014, 07:11 PM
That's a pretty commonly recommended entry commuter setup (see recent article below).
http://www.bikecommutercabal.com/convert-your-mtb-to-a-commuter/

I did it myself for a couple of years, when I discovered my road bike was not up to the rigors of commuting. Still, I wonder at the notion of spending money converting a mountain bike into a role it's only so-so at instead of getting a more suitable ride from the start. The commuting offerings now are far superior to what I had available in the mid 90's.

I got to the point pretty quickly where I realized I was wasting money. Still, I had a good time with the bike, fixing it and upgrading it. I learned a lot about how bikes work - stuff I hadn't known much about prior to pulling this from the shed. It was a fun project. It's a comfy bike too, but my Trek is just so much more efficient. It's nice to have a backup now, as well as a useable off-road bike. I'm no hardcore mountain biker but I do enjoy it. Next year I'm hoping to get into the next level of road bike (for me, anyway)...some kind of endurance style roadie. We'll see what the wife thinks of that...

KLizotte
09-04-2014, 10:41 AM
I saw this bike a few weeks ago in the garage of the Friendship Heights Whole Foods a few weeks ago. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/22778784fd8160c4e236676eedcd7bd8.jpg


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KLizotte
09-04-2014, 10:46 AM
I came across a few of these strange plants on the northern side of the Anacostia River Trail a couple of weeks ago. Anybody know what they are?

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/6946e1560a1e2e274261604ff6b3ad9c.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

baiskeli
09-04-2014, 11:46 AM
I came across a few of these strange plants on the northern side of the Anacostia River Trail a couple of weeks ago. Anybody know what they are?


Probably trumpet vine. Nice photo!

dcv
09-04-2014, 05:18 PM
Sweat much? Post-ride salt crystals, gross yet strangely compelling.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140904_142334_zps32f3fb35.jpg

Supermau
09-04-2014, 05:33 PM
Sweat much? Post-ride salt crystals, gross yet strangely compelling.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140904_142334_zps32f3fb35.jpg

Fascinating. I suppose you could just lick yourself clean to get that sodium back in the system.

dkel
09-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Back to school night at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.
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Given how little parking is available here, and how small Falls Church City is, I'm surprised more people didn't cycle here. I saw three bikes parked in front, too.

dbb
09-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Sweat much? Post-ride salt crystals, gross yet strangely compelling.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140904_142334_zps32f3fb35.jpg

All you need to do now is get one of those Bikenetic flasks full of tequila!

Vicegrip
09-04-2014, 09:17 PM
I came across a few of these strange plants on the northern side of the Anacostia River Trail a couple of weeks ago. Anybody know what they are?

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/04/6946e1560a1e2e274261604ff6b3ad9c.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkAs noted this is virginia creeper vine. Native to this area. Once established almost imposable to get rid of. It sends out roots that send up shoots along the way. One vine becomes 20 in no time. Pull them all and the next day you have 10 more foot tall vines popping up in the yard and hiding in the bushes

On the other hand the ruby throated humming bird likes them. Some will poke their beaks right through the side of the flower to get the sweet stuff.

KLizotte
09-04-2014, 11:12 PM
As noted this is virginia creeper vine. Native to this area. Once established almost imposable to get rid of. It sends out roots that send up shoots along the way. One vine becomes 20 in no time. Pull them all and the next day you have 10 more foot tall vines popping up in the yard and hiding in the bushes

On the other hand the ruby throated humming bird likes them. Some will poke their beaks right through the side of the flower to get the sweet stuff.

According to Wikipedia this is also known as cow itch vine. Heehehehehe. I can't believe I've lived here 15 years and never seen it before.

dkel
09-04-2014, 11:17 PM
As noted this is virginia creeper vine. Native to this area.

I believe this is trumpet vine (Campsis radicans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campsis_radicans)), not Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenocissus_quinquefolia): note the second word indicating a requisite five-leaf formation). Pics (http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/frame/cara2.htm).

dkel
09-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Sweat much? Post-ride salt crystals, gross yet strangely compelling.
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140904_142334_zps32f3fb35.jpg

Is that pepper on the left side?

Dickie
09-05-2014, 09:41 AM
Back to school night at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6551&stc=1
Given how little parking is available here, and how small Falls Church City is, I'm surprised more people didn't cycle here. I saw three bikes parked in front, too.

That's a hell of an incline!

cyclingfool
09-05-2014, 10:18 AM
That's a hell of an incline!

That was my thought when I first saw that picture. No wonder so few people bike to that school.

That grade (http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/slope-degrees-gradient-grade-d_1562.html) appears to be around 1,000%. I've heard of grade inflation being a problem in schools, but this is just blatant. ;)

Vicegrip
09-05-2014, 12:12 PM
I believe this is trumpet vine (Campsis radicans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campsis_radicans)), not Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenocissus_quinquefolia): note the second word indicating a requisite five-leaf formation). Pics (http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/frame/cara2.htm). And I believe you are right! I was told wrong aong time ago and never fact checked. Good catch!

bikenurse
09-06-2014, 01:58 PM
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mcfarton
09-06-2014, 07:10 PM
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That is really cool and inspiring

PeteD
09-06-2014, 07:24 PM
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From Today's Civil War Century

myoglobinologist
09-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Observed outside the Natural History museum.

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Share sights from your rides here

dcv
09-07-2014, 04:27 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140907_100435_zpsc4943f28.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20140907_095223_zpsa1e45c76.jpg

rcannon100
09-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Our demands were quite clear ~ and have not been met! Clear notice we provided that this was blackmail and unless we received adequate ransom in the form of chocolate, we would act. To prove that we do not negotiate with those who fail to negotiate, we have been left with no choice but to chose. Therefore, we give you, recently stolen from a highly secure iCloud account, incriminating photos:

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The new face of cyclocross!

CaseyKane50
09-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Posted along the Fairfax portion of the Holmes Run Trail.

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cyclingfool
09-10-2014, 05:52 PM
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What's that? Was I supposed to have read some yellow sign somewhere?

mstone
09-10-2014, 07:32 PM
I hope they make a dent in the deer.

baiskeli
09-12-2014, 09:38 AM
As noted this is virginia creeper vine.

As noted above, it's not VC. I'm no botanist, but one thing I'm very very familiar with is Virginia creeper. If anyone wants to see Virginia creeper, come to my yard, it's full of it. You can have some to take home. Please. (It actually makes a good ground cover and turns a beautiful red in the fall.)

baiskeli
09-12-2014, 09:40 AM
According to Wikipedia this is also known as cow itch vine. Heehehehehe. I can't believe I've lived here 15 years and never seen it before.

If you see a cow scratching itself, you know it's growing nearby.

KLizotte
09-12-2014, 01:34 PM
Panera Bread smoothie.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/12/30670dc6803efb9c5f3cf850e1036840.jpg


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culimerc
09-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Panera Bread smoothie.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/12/30670dc6803efb9c5f3cf850e1036840.jpg


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Funny, it doesnt look like a bread smoothie.

rcannon100
09-13-2014, 05:43 PM
13 Colonies ride

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5571/15042134180_b2b949d2b8_c.jpg

rcannon100
09-14-2014, 11:26 AM
With photoshop, you can pretty much fake any picture!

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Boo Boo
09-14-2014, 10:22 PM
In Tampa for work. Found some time for a long ride. Beautiful day for it.

Crossing the Courtney Campbell Causeway:
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The skies opened up for a while:
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The payoff from the rain:
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Looking back to downtown from Bayshore Drive - 5 miles to go!:
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Dirt
09-15-2014, 07:06 AM
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/15055341237_68b9a67193_b.jpg

bobco85
09-19-2014, 10:07 AM
I was going to post pics about my trip to Alaska about a week and a half ago, but I soon realized I had too many pictures to go through (almost 1,000 total). Instead, I decided to make a video and share my thoughts on biking in Anchorage (if you want to go straight to the biking portion, it's on Day 3 at 5:15 in the video). I did a lot on my trip, but I think the only way to travel is to do so much that you practically collapse into your bed each night :)


http://youtu.be/aNNwDXMbPGw

The route of the bike ride I did is here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/531346294

I rode on 4 trails: Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail, Campbell Creek Trail, and Ship Creek Trail. All were pretty well-maintained, and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is probably the most interesting of the bunch. The Ship Creek Trail seemed to be the newest-looking with a pretty nice bike bridge. The total cost of my bike rental was $32 (full day rate).

Stuff I checked out on my bike ride:

bird refuge along the coast of Turnagain Arm (viewable from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail)
University of Alaska - Anchorage campus
Alaskan Botanical Garden (they happened to be having their annual Harvest Day event, so it was fortuitous to happen to be biking there)
Sourdough Mining Company for delicious sourdough rolls and more
Kincaid Park (this has many MTB trails, although I did not check them out since I had other destinations)
Point Woronzof (has an airplane viewing spot just like Gravelly Point, except without crowding around the trail, and the point is raised up like a cliff)
the boatplanes at Lake Hood/Lake Spenard (the lakes are connected by what looks like a water runway)
Earthquake Park (Good Friday Earthquake of 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake, caused a massive landslide off the coast; if you look at the Google Maps image of Earthquake Park now, the half-circle section where the park is located is what actually had slid off into the water; trees later grew on it and the trail was built on it)
William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (kinda cool seeing salmon jumping up out of the water up the artificial waterfalls)


My experience biking in Anchorage was quite positive, and I noticed a few things:

Anchorage in general is much flatter than I imagined, with mostly rolling hills (until you get to Kincaid Park where there are some steeper inclines)
there are many paved side paths running next to the highways/multi-lane roads, sometimes there are side paths on both sides
no protected lanes and not many bike lanes (probably due to all the side paths)
on one-lane streets, biking in the street feels fine
on the multi-lane roads, traffic generally travels a lot faster, so cyclists are somewhat expected to use the sidepaths instead of taking the lane
very little bike parking in the areas I traveled
the trail mileage markers show both miles and kilometers
the trail detours (construction on the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail) onto neighborhood streets were really well done with many, many signs directing people in either direction
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is the most enjoyable because it gives the nicest views (being on the coast)
to many fur-buyers delight, there are many fur stores in Anchorage
Alaska is EXPENSIVE since they need to import most goods (example: in VA you can get a 2 for $1 or $1.50 candy bar deal, in AK you can get a 2 for $2.50 or $3 candy bar deal)

KLizotte
09-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Very clever showing McKinley "disappearing."

rcannon100
09-21-2014, 02:02 PM
The happy couple:

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I'm confused. Is this a Bikenetic ride or a Fresh Bikes ride?

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Grinding Gravel

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ShawnoftheDread
09-21-2014, 06:58 PM
I'm confused. Is this a Bikenetic ride or a Fresh Bikes ride?



Bicycle ecumenism. Vatican II has nothing on us.

Greenbelt
09-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Crop Hop prep (getting lost mostly). Ended up in South America
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dkel
09-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Bicycle ecumenism. Vatican II has nothing on us.

As a cyclist and a Protestant, I agree with both of those sentences.

Dirt
09-22-2014, 03:46 AM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/15312309451_67f77e232e_b.jpg
Bikenetic Sunday Gravel.

It was a very fun group and a LOVELY day to ride! Thanks to all who rode with us!

jabberwocky
09-22-2014, 07:58 AM
http://i.imgur.com/dZcEUdL.jpg

Lovely day in the Shed.

creadinger
09-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Here are some pictures I took on "Paul's Paradise" permanent I did on Saturday. It was the hardest ride I've ever done, and it definitely tested my limits, in terms of leg strength. Today my legs feel sore in places that not even yoga practice has reached before. I definitely think I'm more tired and sore than after the relatively flat 300K I did last year. I am happy to be done.

Here's my strava activity link; http://www.strava.com/activities/197255319


Early morning sunrise with fog and tiny horse silhouettes.
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While I was riding, Daisy was with my wife at Great Falls.
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I was riding northbound up Harmony Road and surprise, there's the notorious Coxey Brown! I didn't have to climb it, but I did climb Harp Hill, which was ridiculous. My estimation had the steep part equivalent to about 4 41st Sts stacked on top of one another.
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What Coxey Brown climbs.
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Vista on Harmony Road. Great descent to Wolfville Rd and the bast of Harp Hill Rd.
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creadinger
09-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Pt. 2

From the top of Mar Lu Ridge eastbound. I climbed it both ways, so I went up the hard way in the morning. Going eastbound you have a lovely stop light at the bottom at the US Rt. 15 intersection. I got lucky with some cars ahead of me tripping the green, so I didn't have to stop.
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Garmin at the end. 125 miles. 11 hours 36 minutes. 9590 feet of climbing.
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Oh! I forgot to say.... from the very beginning of the ride, I had that new Taylor Swift song in my head.... for 9 HOURS AND 35 MINUTES I had the Taylor Swift song in my head on REPEAT... it was driving me crazy! While I passed through Buckeystown at mile 103, I passed a hole-in-the-wall bar with a live band playing "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger. Appropriately enough, I heard the singer sing the lines "and you don't feel much like ridin', you just wish the trip was throuuugghhh".... wow. That was weird. And helped cure me of my Taylor Swift problem.

sjclaeys
09-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Despite some of the circumstances, the Back Roads Century was still fun:

The inevitable lines:
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Beautiful views:
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The white post of White Post, VA:
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DismalScientist
09-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Oh! I forgot to say.... from the very beginning of the ride, I had that new Taylor Swift song in my head.... for 9 HOURS AND 35 MINUTES I had the Taylor Swift song in my head on REPEAT... it was driving me crazy!

Dude, you need to shake it off.

creadinger
09-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Dude, you need to shake it off.

After a couple of hours, when I realized I was actually going crazy in my own mind, I tried to switch it to the Florence and the Machine version of "Shake it Off", because I actually like that song. But I failed.

Rod Smith
09-24-2014, 07:59 PM
I saw a large group of riders on Virginia Ave. so I chased them down to see what was up. It was The Climate Ride! I passed a lot of them so I could get some pictures, followed onto Constitution, then turned off to make my drop at 1001 Penn.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3903/15159222049_1bda8c569c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p6yYzp)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15159207539_1c7fc2d1d5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p6yUge)

I see this guy regularly going home on the MBT. I always ask him "What's up?" but he never answers. Today I shouted "Hey I know you!" Got a smile out of him. Maybe he'll talk to me next time I see him. I want to ask him about this ride. I had brief interchanges with a few of the riders but I had a double rush onboard and rolling fast. Blowing lights, taking advantage of the police escort...https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15342798771_2f37dc5b59_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pnMRxi)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/15159415498_29d94872fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p6zY5J)

Greenbelt
09-27-2014, 06:45 PM
College Park Day

There was an airplane taking off...
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On Rhode Island Ave crossing the Intersection of Eternal Despair
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Kids bike rodeo and helmet giveaway
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Orioles Bird bike thief
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Boo Boo
09-27-2014, 08:28 PM
Nice spot for a picnic:

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KWL
09-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Nice spot for a picnic:Given your forum name, shouldn't that be "pic-a-nic"?

mcfarton
09-28-2014, 03:38 PM
Cool sun rise walking the dogs before the ride.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/38da83e6c0e422efca50bcd2e7675cb1.jpg
Top of sugarloaf
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/bec2d16f3efb9b755704aa028bc7a338.jpg
Ridiculous house on comus rd
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/6146e549327cf35de34f913a57f7425e.jpg
Living the dream enjoying some climbing
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/28/79de25ef572e4e8e4f533fc834c4b46c.jpg

sent from your mom's house

rcannon100
09-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Winchester AppleCross pictures on Flickr by The Kid (https://www.flickr.com/photos/128210603@N02/sets/72157647726827639/) (~200 pics)

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15196509548_aa067e8c48_c.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3874/15382856592_b72fa43416_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15196316649_f993578525_c.jpg

Steve O
09-30-2014, 07:48 PM
From my brief encounter with Maine Avenue as recounted here (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?7417-Found-Connection&p=95541#post95541).
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rcannon100
09-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Well Yeah.... but how did Maine Ave look after that accident?????

mstone
09-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Well Yeah.... but how did Maine Ave look after that accident?????
Bloody

PeteD
10-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Lewes DE Hump Day Coffee Club at Notting Hill Coffee.

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mcfarton
10-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Nice there are so many great places in Lewes

sent from your mom's house

KLizotte
10-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Bloody

That's what happens when you forget your kevlar underwear. :p

Get thee some industrial sized Tegaderm stat!

Greenbelt
10-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Emigration Canyon Road from Salt Lake City
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Thomistic
10-02-2014, 10:44 PM
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CCT just north of Wakefield Park.


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Steve O
10-03-2014, 12:11 AM
There were some cool morning sunbeams on Tuesday.
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consularrider
10-03-2014, 01:36 PM
That's what happens when you forget your kevlar underwear. :p

Get thee some industrial sized Tegaderm stat!

Do you have a source for kevlar underwear? I may need some come January (preferably merino wool lined). ;)

Geoff
10-03-2014, 02:21 PM
There were some cool morning sunbeams on Tuesday.
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Awesome pictures.

PotomacCyclist
10-04-2014, 06:59 PM
There were some cool morning sunbeams on Tuesday.
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Turn back! It's the gray aliens!

PotomacCyclist
10-04-2014, 07:04 PM
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Beware of invaders in downtown DC

ronwalf
10-04-2014, 10:36 PM
I had to borrow a child for this configuration (the stoker):
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You'd think with three kids on the bike, at least one would be willing to pedal on the hills.

TwoWheelsDC
10-04-2014, 11:01 PM
A few from the Tour of Richmond. The new course was pretty nice, although a bit flatter than the last two years. I got in with a couple good pacelines early on and did the first 65 miles at about 20mph, but then a really bad accident broke things up. I arrived about two minutes after a couple of riders bumped and went down while a truck was passing them (it looked like the truck was passing legally and didn't contribute to the accident) and then got partially run over by the truck. Bad scene all around, but there were so many people on sight by the time I arrived that my presence there was just occupying space (I didn't actually witness the accident, so no help there either), so I kept moving. That was also about the same time the course turned straight into a stiff headwind, and I ended up riding alone into that for the last 35 miles, which was not so fun. Ended up with a 5:37 elapsed time though, which I feel good about since I rode fixed.

Crossing the river into downtown:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2950/15256367518_1838f85210_z.jpg

The landscape was no help when it came to blocking the wind:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15442631712_a8574bd105_z.jpg

Doing my lap around Richmond International Raceway:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15439787731_d91fc64e72_z.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15419898616_c8c0cb3907_z.jpg

Rod Smith
10-05-2014, 02:14 AM
The rider who got run over is a friend of a friend. Six broken ribs, stitches in head, lost some teeth, awaiting evaluation of fractured vertebrae last I heard. :(

Rod Smith
10-05-2014, 02:17 AM
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Beware of invaders in downtown DC

Shame on me for riding past and not snapping a picture while Dino had a Nats cap on his head and Giants jersey in his claw.

PotomacCyclist
10-05-2014, 01:08 PM
From NBC Washington (NBC4):

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http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/National-Geographic-Museum-Gets-Into-Nats-Spirit-With-Giants-Chomping-Dinosaur-278013751.html

Rally dinosaur? Or curse?

rcannon100
10-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Photos from today's Hyattsville CX first few races (https://www.flickr.com/photos/128210603@N02/sets/72157648358644826/page2/)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15450778042_b6abcd62cb_c.jpg

This guy road Cat 5!
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15264453968_fd8fc7dd17_c.jpg

A very crowded field. I think it was 112+ and a narrow start. Nice melee in one of the first turns as someone went down.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15264276849_6c884e2317_c.jpg

Raymo853
10-05-2014, 05:33 PM
The SM100 death climb looking nice in fall colors. FR85 near the WV/VA border on the way up to Dyers Knob & Reddish Knob

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Steve O
10-05-2014, 09:00 PM
I had to take my daughter to NE DC on Saturday and had a few hours to kill, so why not bike to some new places? Went to UMD to watch my nephew play Ultimate. Passed a Boundary stone on the way:
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Then went to Proteus. Never been, since it's way far out of my 'hood. Evidently Laurie is in Utah, but I got a pic with John.
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Also, the obligatory photo of two killer, invisible bollards on the Northwest Branch trail. At this time of day, the transition from sunlight to shade and the fact the bollard is brown makes it extraordinarily dangerous. Way too many on this trail serving no purpose except to maim.
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TwoWheelsDC
10-05-2014, 10:00 PM
The rider who got run over is a friend of a friend. Six broken ribs, stitches in head, lost some teeth, awaiting evaluation of fractured vertebrae last I heard. :(

Oh man, that's rough. Hope he makes a full recovery. I found the paceline behavior to be pretty hit-or-miss, and there were some big groups formed up, so unfortunately I'm not surprised something like this happened.

Rod Smith
10-05-2014, 11:12 PM
Oh man, that's rough. Hope he makes a full recovery. I found the paceline behavior to be pretty hit-or-miss, and there were some big groups formed up, so unfortunately I'm not surprised something like this happened.

Dude is a VERY experienced pace line rider from what I'm told. The guy he touched wheels with maybe not so. This is a dangerous sport. Especially when done in close proximity to motor vehicles. :(

Steve
10-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Apparently this is how you move a large mature tree.

(SW Waterfront, along Water St.)

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Greenbelt
10-07-2014, 11:05 AM
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creadinger
10-07-2014, 02:14 PM
Here are some pics from the 200K I did this past weekend out in western VA/West Virginia.
http://www.strava.com/activities/203352600

Temperature wise it was a beautiful fall day, but the wind was brutal at times. It sucks when you're climbing a mile-long "roller" and 100 yards from the top have to deal with a stiff headwind making things so much harder. I think this should conclude the big climb rides I do this year.

Early morning clouds and fall colors
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Looking SE toward Thomas Mountain(?) from Whitacre Rd.
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Above the valleys near Timber Ridge Fruit farm
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Apple trees up close and ridges far away.
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After climbing up Wolf Gap, heading north back to Middletown. Round Hill in the foreground and Meneka Peak in the background.
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I had the opportunity to take a shot of the Cedar Creek civil war battlefield bathed in yellow sunlight from the setting sun, but my phone died as soon as I snapped the last shot. Oh well.

bobco85
10-07-2014, 08:03 PM
the Ferris wheel at National Harbor is ready for the game
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6770&stc=1

jrenaut
10-08-2014, 08:47 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/08/853c18760988a50c009593a3dd2200bf.jpg

Made it to work fixed (http://www.strava.com/activities/204789114).

Greenbelt
10-08-2014, 01:09 PM
Helmet tan
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Dirt
10-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Not too many people have an office with a view like mine.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15492049692_4a8a04445d_b.jpg

KWL
10-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Not too many people have an office with a view like mine.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15492049692_4a8a04445d_b.jpgAre you high enough up in management that you get a key to the restroom in that office?

Boo Boo
10-12-2014, 01:39 PM
It was nice to see some sunshine this morning! Thanks bobco85 for the heads up that the Holmes Run Trail is reopened. Perfect day to splash in the creek a bit.

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Cut through Old Town on the way home for some health food:

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rcannon100
10-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Tacchino Cyclocross

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jrenaut
10-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Thanks to TwoWheels for recommending Fort Hunt. Though I think he downplayed the hills. And I nearly got killed crossing the GWMP even though I patiently waited for my crossing signal.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15342756939_340d27291c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pnMD74)IMG_20141013_120114250_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/pnMD74) by thetejon (https://www.flickr.com/people/55137296@N00/), on Flickr

TwoWheelsDC
10-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Thanks to TwoWheels for recommending Fort Hunt. Though I think he downplayed the hills.

Whaaaaaat? I stand by the accuracy of my description of those "hills".

jrenaut
10-13-2014, 06:16 PM
Whaaaaaat? I stand by the accuracy of my description of those "hills".
They weren't too bad. I did do a fixie n00b "let me coast for a second after I crest this hill" when I got to the top of the first hill once you turn onto Fort Hunt Rd. But yeah, it's mostly pretty flat, and the hills are definitely manageable.

TwoWheelsDC
10-13-2014, 06:36 PM
They weren't too bad. I did do a fixie n00b "let me coast for a second after I crest this hill"

I still do that every so often when I'm tired. It definitely wakes you up though!

bobco85
10-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Well, I did this ride about 5 months ago (May 31), and creating a video for it has been sitting on the back burner for a while, so I finally sat down and got everything together for my 2nd of 6 rides to bike the Metro. By far the easiest, as the Yellow Line is the shortest of the lines (only 17 stations, not counting Rush Plus), but I am back in the mood to bike the Metro. Next up will be the Red, Blue, Green, and Silver (the whole shebang), and my goal is to have all of these completed by the end of the year. The Silver line will be a long and cold ride, but I'm willing to do it!


http://youtu.be/TlgMviUtlxs

Starduster
10-14-2014, 12:00 AM
You wound up *inside* DCA with the bike? :cool:

Supermau
10-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Finally got some free time to explore the Holmes Run Trail yesterday. I've been passing it all summer on my way to DC, wondering about it. Fun ride, and close enough to get to from my house.

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bobco85
10-14-2014, 12:31 PM
You wound up *inside* DCA with the bike? :cool:

That day (back in May), I got turned around quite a bit when I got to DCA. Luckily, when I did my Alaska trip (I parked my bike at DCA), I had no trouble.

It was fun, though, riding the people mover with my bike!

chris_s
10-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Well, I did this ride about 5 months ago (May 31), and creating a video for it has been sitting on the back burner for a while, so I finally sat down and got everything together for my 2nd of 6 rides to bike the Metro. By far the easiest, as the Yellow Line is the shortest of the lines (only 17 stations, not counting Rush Plus), but I am back in the mood to bike the Metro.

That's an awesome video. I love all the traffic on the 4MR/PY switchback.

Did you get yelled at for not dismounting in the Carlyle tunnel? There's usually a surly security guard.

bobco85
10-14-2014, 06:41 PM
That's an awesome video. I love all the traffic on the 4MR/PY switchback.

Did you get yelled at for not dismounting in the Carlyle tunnel? There's usually a surly security guard.

I did not encounter a security guard at that time. It was a Saturday afternoon, but I imagine I'd have trouble if it was rush hour!

hozn
10-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Took the day off to go for a bike ride with a friend; I don't really have time to do that on weekends, so this is a good use of vacation.

Came down Berryville Rd for the first time toward the end of the loop. Beautiful.

Mostly just the rolling countryside. We are lucky to have so many pleasant country roads so close to the city.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/gy3y9yje.jpg


Turns out I routed us over some gravel; that plus the wet roads meant the bike was pretty gritty.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/umuqu9a5.jpg

Mostly, it was just fantastic to spend the good part of the day in the saddle.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/5utyna9y.jpg

Supermau
10-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Took the day off to go for a bike ride with a friend; I don't really have time to do that on weekends, so this is a good use of vacation.

Came down Berryville Rd for the first time toward the end of the loop. Beautiful.

Mostly just the rolling countryside. We are lucky to have so many pleasant country roads so close to the city.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/gy3y9yje.jpg


Turns out I routed us over some gravel; that plus the wet roads meant the bike was pretty gritty.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/umuqu9a5.jpg

Mostly, it was just fantastic to spend the good part of the day in the saddle.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/15/5utyna9y.jpg

Good stuff!

KWL
10-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Despite today's warm temperatures, it is apparent Autumn is upon us.

mstone
10-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Little getaway

Starduster
10-19-2014, 09:50 AM
Widewater section of the C&O?

mstone
10-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Widewater section of the C&O?
Big slackwater

KWL
10-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Big slackwaterLooks like an overnighter. Did you camp?

bobco85
10-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Mood lighting under the 10th Street bridge over US-50
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6863&stc=1

The color did not change, so I think the bridge was angry.

rcannon100
10-19-2014, 09:09 PM
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I came in 2nd place! (The first place rider lapped me for the second time right before the finish line... and I crossed the finish line right after him... so that counts as 2nd place, right???)

americancyclo
10-20-2014, 09:11 AM
I came in 2nd place!
Did the cannons ride the same bike?

rcannon100
10-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Yes. Only I didnt flat!

mstone
10-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Looks like an overnighter. Did you camp?

Yup. Nice little overnighter, beautiful weather yesterday.

DanB
10-21-2014, 07:40 AM
Little chilly yesterday morning, but the view from Key Bridge sure was nice. (Taken around 7 am.)

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KayakCyndi
10-21-2014, 10:34 AM
The canal this morning was great. The fog made it a little surreal and at spots you couldn't even see the river.

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OneEighth
10-21-2014, 10:55 AM
you just missed me heading downriver.

OneEighth
10-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Little chilly yesterday morning, but the view from Key Bridge sure was nice. (Taken around 7 am.)

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You just missed me heading downriver. I always look up as I pass under the bridge to see if I can spot anyone I know.

dbb
10-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Saw this in the HUD bike cage the other day. Pretty cool.

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/dbb-bike/20141016HUDCage2_zps61f6a699.jpg (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/dbb-bike/media/20141016HUDCage2_zps61f6a699.jpg.html)

Steve O
10-25-2014, 05:21 PM
From Skyline Drive last weekend. Me and Colin (not on forum) and scenery
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Greenbelt
10-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Nonplussed doggie passenger
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dcv
10-26-2014, 06:08 PM
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/vng2327/bike%20posts/20141026_104708_zpsbe979ee2.jpg

rcannon100
10-27-2014, 02:55 PM
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AACX Sunday

sjclaeys
10-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Sweet new repair station and pump inside the Rayburn House Office Building:
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Plus a sticker for the fixie set:
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sjclaeys
10-30-2014, 08:45 PM
I did not get a chance to ride in Australia, but if I did, I'd know what side to ride on:
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Kolohe
10-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Though how do they handle wheels spinning the opposite direction?

Greenbelt
10-31-2014, 01:45 PM
Hi-vis Halloween bikewear
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/1376322_739597716106948_7196080670810825416_n.jpg? oh=93881623f5f41fca358d37391403e24a&oe=54E258BA

rcannon100
11-01-2014, 06:19 PM
http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/402/831/402831120_640.jpg

Our day started something like this.

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From Somewhere inside a Hospital
In Baltimore

Arlingtonrider
11-01-2014, 07:13 PM
Oh no! And that was just the start?? Is J. ok?

wheels&wings
11-01-2014, 07:52 PM
YIKES. How’s Jeremy doing? Sending hugs and healing wishes.

PS. That’s an amazing photo…

rcannon100
11-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Well, the food at the hospital is excellent. And they have Wifi. so its all good.

Oh, him?? He's fine. We should have him up and crashing again in no time.

(apparently a minor concussion with a few other concerns that mean he is being monitored. Man does his face look cool!)

My one regret is that I did not get a photo of HIM flying through the air .

wheels&wings
11-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Oy, sorry about the concussion. His knees doing okay? That left one looks mighty vulnerable in the pic! We can only imagine the rest of the aeronautics…. this has not been a good week for flying, with rockets or without.




Oh, him?? He's fine. We should have him up and crashing again in no time.



Sigh. Right, exactly. I had that very same thought as we were leaving the ER last week for a gymnastics neck injury (okay now, for now!).

rcannon100
11-01-2014, 08:36 PM
gymnastics

AH! You have been outed! I now know who wheels&wings is.

(it's not a picture of him - but that is what he did today). He magically managed to land on his face, making a mess of it - and not a single nick or scratch on any other part of his body. I dont know how he did it. I have not seen what his helmet currently looks like.

wheels&wings
11-01-2014, 09:14 PM
He magically managed to land on his face, making a mess of it - and not a single nick or scratch on any other part of his body. I don't know how he did it. I have not seen what his helmet currently looks like.

Ouch! Poor kid. I wonder if the helmet was any help. I sometimes wish the girls could wear those on beam. :+)

rcannon100
11-01-2014, 09:19 PM
We were talking the other day here on the forum about how effective helmets are. Well, this is one case where the helmet probably saved him from a lot worse lacerations. Judging from the parts of him that did in fact meet the ground.

peterw_diy
11-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Just a grocery run up the King St bike lanes.

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Starduster
11-01-2014, 10:52 PM
From last weekend (Oct 25), these are pics from the Arlington Park Rangers' first bike tour:

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With thanks to Ranger Scott Haines for providing these photos.

dasgeh
11-03-2014, 10:42 AM
[QUOTE=peterw_diy;98565]Just a grocery run up the King St bike lanes.[\QUOTE]

Free pumpkins? Wow. Are there any left? Would love to can some pumpkin butter... What do you do with it?

bobco85
11-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Yesterday, I biked the entire Blue Line of the Metro, but I also finished my video for my Red Line ride. I've now got only the Green (next) and Silver (phase I and II) lines remaining!

During this ride, I actually ended up doing a full century (added about 3 miles at the end so that I would hit 100 miles). Of the 4 centuries I have done in my life, this is the only one I didn't plan to do (my plan was originally an 85 mile ride, but backtracking and missed turns add up over time).


http://youtu.be/e1QnstLEQp0

KLizotte
11-03-2014, 01:32 PM
^^Whoa, that's crazy insane given yesterday's wind and cold. Congrats!

worktheweb
11-03-2014, 01:33 PM
On Thursday I took a bunch of pictures of the sunrise in Alexandria and Google conveniently made them into this little animation. Definitely was a beautiful morning.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Gh6lEb-ZDt0/VFJyFh8VR7I/AAAAAAAAEgA/W8X924LSjjs/w945-h533-no/IMG_20141030_073957_834-MOTION.gif

I'll miss the sunrise for a while, but I will definitely enjoy the sunsets.

peterw_diy
11-03-2014, 02:30 PM
Free pumpkins? Wow. Are there any left? Would love to can some pumpkin butter... What do you do with it?

Not sure if any are left, as I seldom pass by this intersection. We bake 'em for use later in pie, muffins, pancakes, soup, etc. And toast the seeds for snacking. They'll usually keep for months if kept intact, cool, and dry. Unfortunately the lot mostly has medium-to-large pumpkins that tend not to be as good as smaller ones.

bobco85
11-03-2014, 04:54 PM
^^Whoa, that's crazy insane given yesterday's wind and cold. Congrats!

I spent a lot of time during that ride cursing the wind, quite literally saying, "F*** you, wind!"

Also, I may have overdone it because I hit that point in tiredness where one only has enough brainpower to 1) think or 2) concentrate on pedaling

Supermau
11-06-2014, 06:59 AM
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Greenbelt
11-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Construction on the Anacostia River Trail, between Bladensburg and DC.
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mcfarton
11-09-2014, 02:48 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/09/ab90f9e14e530e2e27e1f9bd78894cfc.jpg

sent from your mom's house

Greenbelt
11-09-2014, 05:21 PM
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mcfarton
11-09-2014, 07:09 PM
The other day i saw two guys on uni cycles with tires as fat as his. They hit the trail fast. I was riding my fixie with my shepherd thinking i am a wussy.

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sethpo
11-13-2014, 02:55 PM
From the new Virb camera recorded using the 720p "Economy" setting.


http://youtu.be/nph4fnlgOpI

The recent update to the Virb Edit software now gives you the option to fully customize the display for the garmin sensor data which is cool. The sync is pretty easy but gets thrown off when you do a lot of cuts like I did here. For a longer video where you can sync it up once and let it run it works well.

vvill
11-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Pretty nice overlay there. But it looks like there isn't space in the display for when you hit a 4-digit wattage number! Oh nevermind, it's just left-justified (what?).

vvill
11-14-2014, 10:06 AM
From this morning's Friday Coffee Club earlyish rollout. While I love the fresh air feeling of cold weather, it seems much too soon!
http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/10747959_677013089080461_1643545974_n.jpg


Mostly solo casual ride on Tuesday, after the Veterans Day coffee social. Actually really enjoyed the fixed gear for the long ride. Only bad thing was losing my main water bottle cap really early on, so I had to refill water a lot.
http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfa1/10802884_808898825834705_1308488087_n.jpg