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arltodcdaily
06-15-2011, 09:00 AM
Hi All! I'm new to the forum--have been commuting from South Arlington to Treasury daily for about a month now and I'm loving it! After yesterday's accident on 14th and Constitution I was inclined to join the forum to get some advice on navigating the streets of DC, as 15th street between Pennsylvania and Constitution is particularly tricky, especially with all the tour buses (I'll post separately about this). In any case, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello!!!

baiskeli
06-15-2011, 09:17 AM
Hi All! I'm new to the forum--have been commuting from South Arlington to Treasury daily for about a month now and I'm loving it! After yesterday's accident on 14th and Constitution I was inclined to join the forum to get some advice on navigating the streets of DC, as 15th street between Pennsylvania and Constitution is particularly tricky, especially with all the tour buses (I'll post separately about this). In any case, just wanted to introduce myself and say hello!!!

Hi, and welcome. I just saw your other post and responded about the accident - glad to see you already heard.

RESTONTODC
06-15-2011, 09:20 AM
Hello arltodcdaily,

Welcome.

There are a lot of out of town tour buses that don't watch for cyclists when they make a turn.

Rick

Greenbelt
06-15-2011, 02:52 PM
I tried to get a picture of a moving tour bus with the driver texting a couple weeks ago. But I couldn't get my camera out in time. Metrobus drivers can be hazards, mostly by not giving enough space. But some of those tour buses and Chinatown intercity buses are downright scary.

Jsnyd
06-15-2011, 05:01 PM
Hi Arltodcdaily! I just joined a week ago. It is a great place with many experienced riders, enjoy!

StopMeansStop
06-15-2011, 09:35 PM
Watch out for pink clad men on pink bicycles

Dirt
06-20-2011, 07:22 AM
Watch out for pink clad men on pink bicycles

Yeah, you really gotta watch out for those. Seriously scary guy. He makes you wonder for whom the jingle bells toll. ;)

Greetings! I'm the pink clad man riding a pink bicycle that you've been warned about. My commute includes much of the same route that you ride. That area, the ride down Constitution and up Virginia Ave. are the places where I earned my Indian name, "Dances with Buses". I'm also working on a long-term study of the relative comfort of car hoods when people run red lights or turn right on red without looking. So far, the most comfortable hood to bounce off of is a 2009 Toyota Carolla. Not only was it curved in a way that really fit my body, but the guy who was driving it had a SUPER hot girlfriend who bent over me to ask if I was okay. (Sorry. I had to say that.)

What were we talking about? Oh yeah! Welcome to the forum. (Editor's note: Finally! He's shutting up!)

Enjoy a lovely, rainy day. It is PERFECT for riding out there.

Pete