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    To the rider who peppered me with questions about...

    To the rider who peppered me with questions about the L Street cycletrack and my helmet cam before excitedly exclaiming this was her first time bike commuting in 5 years, I repeat: That's awesome.
  2. I imagine it filling with windblown trash from...

    I imagine it filling with windblown trash from the highway, and never getting cleaned up.
  3. Yep, they had a choice between making it a...

    Yep, they had a choice between making it a decent, useable trail, and making it something that looks good only on a map.
  4. Bummer. I pass that spot every day.

    Bummer. I pass that spot every day.
  5. Disc brakes (and better wheel building in...

    Disc brakes (and better wheel building in general) should eliminate your truing problem. There are various price points for bikes; roughly $1000-$1200 is one such price point that will get you better...
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    One can agree about no right on red without...

    One can agree about no right on red without thinking that Idaho Stop is anything but an awful idea. Idaho Stop is like if the worst enemy of cycling had a mind ray that convinced us to fixate on the...
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    Hope you're better soon. Call their insurance...

    Hope you're better soon. Call their insurance just to notify them that you're likely to make a claim.
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    There will be a fundraising walk on the Capitol...

    There will be a fundraising walk on the Capitol Crescent Trail today between 5:30 and 8 p.m., from downtown Bethesda to River Road. Large numbers of walkers are expected.
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    Kinda looks like one end is just a really wide...

    Kinda looks like one end is just a really wide slotted screwdriver.
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    Yeah, I'd go with the cheapest. Performance on...

    Yeah, I'd go with the cheapest. Performance on all of the current offerings is more than adequate for someone not looking to post amazing videos of themselves shredding. And all out now, I believe,...
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    What's the point of going 32 mph if you're only...

    What's the point of going 32 mph if you're only going to burn 6 calories?
  12. There are probably 10 on the CCT, which, given...

    There are probably 10 on the CCT, which, given the long distances between vehicle access points, leads me to conclude they're not going anywhere any time soon.
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    Great idea. Last year was brutal on all the...

    Great idea. Last year was brutal on all the bearings in my bikes. This is one type of repair the average semi-competent home mechanic, like me, can handle.
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    Me: Me on my bike in the right travel lane of...

    Me: Me on my bike in the right travel lane of Wisconsin Avenue, going 18 mph or so in light traffic conditions.

    You: $25 ticket for "Obstructing traffic"

    I offer this as a cautionary tale...
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    Do you wear a GoPro? I find it helps with...

    Do you wear a GoPro? I find it helps with harassers if I point to it and shout that they are being filmed.
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    I've never put on a pair of bib tights. And I'm...

    I've never put on a pair of bib tights. And I'm okay with that.
  17. Sounds like they are dealing with the issue...

    Sounds like they are dealing with the issue fairly nicely.
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    Just to follow up, I'd ignored my $50 package...

    Just to follow up, I'd ignored my $50 package sitting in Customs, because Chain Reaction told me it would eventually get sent back and then they'd issue me a refund. I purchased the parts from...
  19. Asphalt that hasn't been properly compacted...

    Asphalt that hasn't been properly compacted sometimes feels squishy under bike tires.
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    How much of a pain are they to get on/off?

    How much of a pain are they to get on/off?
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    Yes, shoe covers work, though if it's raining...

    Yes, shoe covers work, though if it's raining heavily I sometimes add a plastic bag over the shoe and inside the cover.
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    The CCT was deserted this morning. It was a...

    The CCT was deserted this morning. It was a great day to work on my Hamilton repertoire.
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    Yep, same. Not sure who's going to fill the void...

    Yep, same. Not sure who's going to fill the void for me, after my experience with a totally mundane, $50 shipment from Chain Reaction getting hung up in Customs and the company giving a massive...
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    The CCT was clear this morning, aside from a dog...

    The CCT was clear this morning, aside from a dog walker holding a cell phone to her ear with one hand, and the other holding a dog leash stretched out totally across the trail, and a deer that...
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    CCT reports are not promising. I stuck to roads,...

    CCT reports are not promising. I stuck to roads, which were fine for the a.m. commute but appear to have deteriorated a bit since.
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