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  1. My kids think I'm an insufferable dork (they're...

    My kids think I'm an insufferable dork (they're not necessarily incorrect), and cycling is just another piece of evidence to support their belief.
  2. I'd be more interested in knowing how the Secret...

    I'd be more interested in knowing how the Secret Service has any jurisdiction at all there?
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    Lady in the red windbreaker who passed me on the...

    Lady in the red windbreaker who passed me on the EB WOD this morning: I'm not bothered by your failure to call your pass (I'm sadly all too accustomed to that behavior) so much as I am annoyed by the...
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    Stick with camels?

    Stick with camels?
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    You: The one (1) person out of six who passed me...

    You: The one (1) person out of six who passed me tonight who called your pass. THANK YOU!

    As for the other five, well... bless your hearts.
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    Just want to say thanks to the guy who stopped to...

    Just want to say thanks to the guy who stopped to cover that downed tree with a white tarp last night on the Custis near the 66 crossing. Sorry for not to offering to help (the wind was obviously...
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    Between the mist, the chill and the damp, my ride...

    Between the mist, the chill and the damp, my ride in was actually quite refreshing.
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    That makes absolutely no sense at all.

    That makes absolutely no sense at all.
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    Why would anyone have to "succumb" for a...

    Why would anyone have to "succumb" for a dedicated precipitation bike? Seems to me that would be item 1 on the "to install" list for such a ride. :confused:
  10. ^^^ This. Times a gazillion.

    ^^^ This. Times a gazillion.
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    You: Calling your pass. Don't get me wrong,...

    You: Calling your pass.

    Don't get me wrong, calling out is better than not doing so and I'm glad you did, so that part of this post really belongs in "Found Connections" given how few people seem...
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    Questions: How accessible are the controls,...

    Questions:

    How accessible are the controls, especially on the rear light, to switch modes on the fly?

    Can the headlight be easily swiveled on the stem? Alternatively, how easy is it to reach...
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    My real name is Drew Haldane

    My real name is Drew Haldane
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    It was warmer this morning than the forecast...

    It was warmer this morning than the forecast suggested - I was even borderline overdressed. Made for a very pleasant, refreshing ride in.
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    Please excuse me for expressing annoyance in a...

    Please excuse me for expressing annoyance in a thread that's expressly designed for that purpose. My bad, I guess... :rolleyes:
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    Am I being patronizing, or are you being...

    Am I being patronizing, or are you being defensive?

    A) Who's to tell at a glance while riding along if a repair is minor or not? Especially in the dark? In my case the other night, it was minor...
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    I make a habit of at least asking if someone has...

    I make a habit of at least asking if someone has everything they need. You never know...
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    OK, I tried really hard to let this slide, but I...

    OK, I tried really hard to let this slide, but I just can't stand it.

    hypocrisy
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    Me: stopped just short of the Intersection of...

    Me: stopped just short of the Intersection of Doom last night to fix a minor mechanical.

    You: The approximately ten cyclists who rode right by without so much as a "You OK?" Wow! Self-absorbed...
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    To the two out of approximately 12 cyclists who...

    To the two out of approximately 12 cyclists who stopped to check on me when I was fixing a mechanical on the way home last night: THANK YOU! You're doing it right.

    The rest of you are going in...
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    The answer is obvious: get a new bike.

    The answer is obvious: get a new bike.
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    I think you mean President Obama.

    I think you mean President Obama.
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    Not this morning's commute, but yesterday...

    Not this morning's commute, but yesterday evening's.

    WTF?!? That weather wasn't supposed to start for another two hours! I dressed for low sixties and dry!

    Oh well, the hot shower when I got...
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    I hope you got his name and badge number to call...

    I hope you got his name and badge number to call in a commendation.
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    Boy there sure were a lot of doucherockets...

    Boy there sure were a lot of doucherockets blasting their lights directly into the eyes of oncoming trail users with the brilliance of a thousand suns tonight! I sure did appreciate having to choose...
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