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    Rode up the northwest branch trail two days ago...

    Rode up the northwest branch trail two days ago and there had been flooding from the recent rainfall causing a lot of sand and soil to be left on the trail surface. Some of the underpasses were so...
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    Does anyone know if the road in Greenbelt...

    Does anyone know if the road in Greenbelt National Park is paved yet? Last spring when I biked there it was a giant hole in the ground. NPS website still says closed, but wondering if it's...
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    I always wanted to do that Whites Ferry loop...

    I always wanted to do that Whites Ferry loop (and, well, take the ferry). Alas. Maybe someone will install a gondola.
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    Hope to make one or two rides when I'm allowed...

    Hope to make one or two rides when I'm allowed off baby duty.
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    Glad to be part of Team Slacker this year. If...

    Glad to be part of Team Slacker this year. If anyone wants to bring me in as a ringer to boost your team's miles all you need to do is hire me a nanny and I'll bike in the middle of night or a...
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    Yeah I'm all about this. Two things I miss: 1)...

    Yeah I'm all about this. Two things I miss:

    1) Judd's fun camping trip out the C&O to a lock house
    2) DC Bike Party. For all it's faults and issues it's still a friggin blast, though you really...
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    I got out for my "once in a blue moon because...

    I got out for my "once in a blue moon because newborns are hard" ride yesterday and looked at the section of the Anacostia trail that was closed by the Gov in the last thread.

    It's still closed...
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    Thanks for the extra info Judd. Proposed updates...

    Thanks for the extra info Judd. Proposed updates to the trail look nice and there's always that glimmer of hope they build a bridge to the Arboretum!

    Interesting they closed the trail already,...
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    Thanks for the insight folks! This was my "daily"...

    Thanks for the insight folks! This was my "daily" route so I'll keep an eye on things to see how the progress.
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    The Federal Gov has shut down part of the...

    The Federal Gov has shut down part of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. The dirt/gravel/broken road portion that circumvents the Mayfair neighborhood now has big concrete roadblocks up that say "No...
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    I miss living in SW DC. Love the new bike lane up...

    I miss living in SW DC. Love the new bike lane up 4th st! Looks wonderful.
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    My wife and I were car free from Dec 2015 until...

    My wife and I were car free from Dec 2015 until June 2020. Lived in SW DC and Capitol Hill. Wife took Metro or bus to commute and I commuted by bike.

    We got pregnant before the pandemic started....
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    I recently built my first pair of wheels. 650b 32...

    I recently built my first pair of wheels. 650b 32 hole front and rear. Pacenti forza disc rims were $75 off per pair with code "RIM75". Got some shimano 105 r700 hubs for $100/pair and the usual...
  14. U.S. DOT to host Pedestrian Safety Summit on July 8, 15, 28

    Here's the link to register. This is kicking off a U.S. DOT multi-modal effort on pedestrian safety: http://www.pedestriansafetysummit.com/

    -Your friendly U.S. DOT safety engineer
  15. So far virus free riding the Anacostia trails...

    So far virus free riding the Anacostia trails near daily. Weekends have been busier and have been doing some road routes instead. Here are a few new ones I've enjoyed:...
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    This would be so awesome. I'm fortunate US DOT...

    This would be so awesome. I'm fortunate US DOT still has the $20/mo post-tax reimbursement but it's not much and a serious PITA to keep track of. Compare to the Metro subsidy of $100's per month that...
  17. Hey I was up there about 3 weeks ago. You can...

    Hey I was up there about 3 weeks ago. You can ONLY access the park via the north entrance, and you can really only cycle the "loop" at the north end. I tried entering through the north and going all...
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    Beach drive in Rock Creek, Fort Dupont roads, and...

    Beach drive in Rock Creek, Fort Dupont roads, and Anacostia Park have all been closed to vehicular traffic through April 30 to allow more space for recreation.
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    I love a good Federal Register NPRM. Part of my...

    I love a good Federal Register NPRM. Part of my day job involves writing them for automotive safety at the US DOT.
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    I'm still soliciting good road routes from the...

    I'm still soliciting good road routes from the community in lieu of trails. Someone on Facebook posted a nice one from Georgetown to Great Falls:
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31512220

    Send me...
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    Always like a good VO release. Will it be their...

    Always like a good VO release. Will it be their new front rack? Or a final version of their redesigned Passhunter frameset?
  22. Thanks folks! I'm comfortable biking just about...

    Thanks folks! I'm comfortable biking just about anywhere in the city, was just wondering if anyone had any "nice" loops that would be good to take advantage of. I'll have to just start wandering and...
  23. Road routes with the trails being over crowded from COVID-19?

    As I've read here and elsewhere most of the VA trails have been way too crowded to safety bike while maintaining 6' physical distance during our shelter in place orders. I'm fortunate to live on the...
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    This reminds me that I want to do a Coffee...

    This reminds me that I want to do a Coffee Outside down on the Anacostia when all this craziness is over.
  25. A friend of mine lives in SW DC near the Wharf...

    A friend of mine lives in SW DC near the Wharf and works at DCA as a mechanic (he is still working as planes are still flying). National Guard stopped him from going home last night after a 12 hour...
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