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    W&OD pretty muddy and lots of debris/sticks on...

    W&OD pretty muddy and lots of debris/sticks on trail from Columbia Pike to the Custis junction. I assume lots of flooding from the big storms last weekend. Nothing terribly hazardous, depending on...
  2. South George Mason Drive intermodal study

    Arlington County is studying traffic along, near, and crossing South George Mason Dr as a first step in potential road improvements. This section includes the notoriously difficult intersection of...
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    W&OD south is fair

    Rode W&OD from Columbia Pike to Rte 7 bridge in Falls Church Saturday 1/29 just at sunset.

    From CP to Custis - some bare pavement, but long stretches of frozen edge to edge including all the...
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    (as of 4pm Monday afternoon) W&OD in good...

    (as of 4pm Monday afternoon)

    W&OD in good shape from Columbia Pike to Benjamin Banneker park. A little icy on some of the bridges, but all had at least a narrow ice-free path through. Otherwise...
  5. I am all set with the mighty Five Frozen Fingers...

    I am all set with the mighty Five Frozen Fingers - thanks all!
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    Do I get bonus points for having bike...

    Do I get bonus points for having bike infrastructure named after me? (or perfectly lining up my selfie so there's an arrow that says "Anderson" pointing to my head (which was actually just blind...
  7. Dumb question - how do you know your team?

    For folks who missed the team assignment happy hour, how do you know what team you're on, and what do you need to do to start showing up on your team's scoreboard?

    I hoped once the leaderboard...
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    As of sunset on Wednesday, south end of the W&OD...

    As of sunset on Wednesday, south end of the W&OD south is mostly ok, but with a couple of still very dangerous stretches.

    It starts well, with clear, dry pavement from MM0 to the the "Sparrow...
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    W&OD between Columbia Pike and 50 is still very...

    W&OD between Columbia Pike and 50 is still very dicey. There actually are long stretches of edge-to-edge dry pavement, but also plenty of 100' long sections that are edge to edge smooth and very...
  10. Strava and Samsung Smart watches - best way to track rides

    I recently got a Samsung galaxy watch (it's a Galaxy Watch 4, so it's using the newer Wear OS) and am trying to figure out the best way to use it for tracking cycling in conjunction with Strava.
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    I already got a reply from NOVA Parks: "It is...

    I already got a reply from NOVA Parks: "It is NOVA Parks responsibility and our policy to clear snow from the W&OD. It is our procedure to begin on the east end of the trail and work west after...
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    I have reached out to NOVA parks to tilt at this...

    I have reached out to NOVA parks to tilt at this windmill again.

    As I understand it, the County clears the W&OD between Custis and FC by claiming this is part of the Custis Trail that is...
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    Custis from Ballston to W&OD was almost entirely...

    Custis from Ballston to W&OD was almost entirely clear, mostly dry pavement

    W&OD west from Custis to the Rte 29 overpass mostly dry pavement edge-to-edge (Rte 29 bridge was bad enough that I went...
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    Neighborhood streets in Arlington very much a...

    Neighborhood streets in Arlington very much a mixed bag, but mostly quite bad. Even in the built-up orange line corridor commercial areas, many streets are solid sheets of packed snow/ice. Even...
  15. I wound up renting the bike myself and riding to...

    I wound up renting the bike myself and riding to the nearest CaBi station & walked back home.

    I also sent Lyft an invoice for storage fees, a relocation fee, and reimbursement for the cost of...
  16. How to get this *$^%^*-ing e-bike out of my front yard

    So some idiot locked a dockless CaBi e-bike to a tree in my front yard. (Seriously, who does this?). The bike looks like crap (besides being pretty ugly in its own right, it's also tagged by...
  17. It's possible the pedestrian had right of way,...

    It's possible the pedestrian had right of way, but that's not 100% clear to me given the description. In DC, the only specific law I could find is that "The driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain...
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    Hope it's not too late, but I am not the best...

    Hope it's not too late, but I am not the best about seeing and responding to new threads.

    Biking to Pentagon is by far the best way to get there - You can get to pretty much any residential...
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    W&OD bike-pedestrian crash - 5/20/21

    Witnessed a crash on the W&OD yesterday morning (5/20/21) around 7:15AM. Location (If I'm recalling correctly) was just west of the bridge over Route 7 in Falls Church. Weather was clear and dry.
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    Well, after a stubborn backslide over the last...

    Well, after a stubborn backslide over the last week, I didn't think I'd make it, but I did! From my starting weight of 193, my original goal was <180, which I revised to <175 part-way through. ...
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    The current NOAA hourly forecast has most of the...

    The current NOAA hourly forecast has most of the crazy weather before noon on Friday. Rain should end by early afternoon, with the winds down below 10mph just after sunset. In like a lion, out like...
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    Simply amazing - What a transformation! If there...

    Simply amazing - What a transformation! If there were a wrap-up party I'd buy you a drink, or maybe a salad(?)
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    Not a great week, tbh, with a bit of a bounce...

    Not a great week, tbh, with a bit of a bounce back up and over the goal weight. Still down 15 pounds from the start and within 3 pounds of final goal with 5 days to go.

    Starting weight - 193...
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    24880 Starting weight - 193 Goal:

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    Starting weight - 193
    Goal: <175
    1/12 check-in: 189
    1/18 check-in: 186.0
    1/25 check-in: 184.4
    2/1 check-in: 184.6
    2/8 check-in: 183.0
    2/15 check-in: 179.0
    2/22 check-in: 180.2
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    Starting weight - 193 Goal:

    Starting weight - 193
    Goal: <175 - down from initial goal of <180 (might as well update my final goal too -- now 165)
    1/12 check-in: 189
    1/18 check-in: 186.0
    1/25 check-in: 184.4
    2/1 check-in:...
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