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dagamon
05-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Holy cow, there were a lot of cyclists out. I saw one woman cross against a light and almost get plugged by a truck, and one guy ejected his U-lock right in front of me almost taking me down, but all in all, a good day. It's fantastic seeing all these old creaky rusted bikes seeing the sunshine again.

arlmom
05-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Yes, indeed! I saw a lot of people out today. I took my kiddos with me to the Ballston stop in Arlington. They loved the woman on her unicycle fitted with a toy horse, fully dressed in chariot gear, and really loved the lollipops and prizes. It was a super stop with a DJ, great energy, and great swag. Thanks BikeArlington!!

mstone
05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
The trails were really crowded. (I got stuck behind a train on the custis and just coasted for a mile.) Oddly, my building had far fewer bikes than usual in the bike room. Maybe everyone was still stuck on the custis, or maybe the crowds scared them away.

Steve O
05-15-2015, 11:41 AM
I worked the Rosslyn pit stop handing out t-shirts until I had to leave for my 8:30 meeting. Saw lots and lots of you guys.

Post meeting about 10:15 I was riding the Custis back into Rosslyn and encountered a lady with a bright orange t-shirt hanging from her bag. So I chatted her up; her name is Tina. She got the t-shirt in Vienna, which she said was starting to close down by the time she got there. She wished she had started earlier. So I asked where she started, and she answered...wait for it....Paeonian Springs. "Where is that?" I asked. West of Leesburg, evidently.

She was traveling in to the Air & Space Museum where she works. She told me this was on her bucket list, but she's planning to do it again next year with an earlier start.

We navigated the I of Doom, and I gave her directions for the rest of her trip (apparently she hadn't thought about mapping it out in advance).

Major kudos to Tina. Google maps says 43.6 miles. I wonder what the longest commute today was?

rcannon100
05-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Shirlington Rocked!

https://www.facebook.com/rcannon100/posts/10200371597888870

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Tim Kelley
05-15-2015, 11:46 AM
Shirlington Rocked!

https://www.facebook.com/rcannon100/posts/10200371597888870


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MattAune
05-15-2015, 12:04 PM
Major kudos to Tina. Google maps says 43.6 miles. I wonder what the longest commute today was?

She got me beat, this was my 2013 morning commute before I moved. https://app.strava.com/activities/54764051

But is she going to ride home too? https://app.strava.com/activities/54764041

Boomer2U
05-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Yes, indeed! I saw a lot of people out today. I took my kiddos with me to the Ballston stop in Arlington. They loved the woman on her unicycle fitted with a toy horse, fully dressed in chariot gear, and really loved the lollipops and prizes. It was a super stop with a DJ, great energy, and great swag. Thanks BikeArlington!!
I must've been attacked by the same warrior princess in chariot gear on a horse at the Freshbikes Arlington BTWD pit stop!:-)
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/49db4fd64bf03dcae98f277b8bfb18bb.jpg

rcannon100
05-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Video isn't working.

Fixed it. I think.

Boomer2U
05-15-2015, 12:24 PM
I rode in this AM via convoy from Mile 8 on the WOD with @Tania, and then caught up with Matt, Shawn Dread and a whole slew of BAFS2015ers, including @KayakCindy, @Teresa, @Vvilll, @SteveO, among others. Ride.
I ran into a cyclist at the gym in my office building who rode in from Sterling, 30 miles, one way, and is planning to ride back this afternoon; he is now my newest hero.

Freshbikes Arlington pit stop w/ @Teresa & @Tania:
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/b4a7d965ab26b5c5ee8d50226a2a1eaf.jpg

Falls Church pit stop w/ @vvilll:
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/a1a3fff61c2d5f4fa910fc75ab7136de.jpg

Rosslyn Pit stop w/ everyone from NOVA:
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/c235e273f7c04e19d71a068305c027ca.jpg

mstone
05-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Oddly, my building had far fewer bikes than usual in the bike room. Maybe everyone was still stuck on the custis

That must have been it--by the time I left this afternoon, there were more bikes that I've ever seen in the bike room. :o

KWL
05-15-2015, 09:09 PM
I must've been attacked by the same warrior princess in chariot gear on a horse at the Freshbikes Arlington BTWD pit stop!:-)
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/49db4fd64bf03dcae98f277b8bfb18bb.jpgI'm unsure whose outfit is more outlandish, hers or yours.

Boomer2U
05-16-2015, 05:46 PM
I'm unsure whose outfit is more outlandish, hers or yours.
Perhaps it was mutual attraction?;-)