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    I would not get a phone with the intent of...

    I would not get a phone with the intent of tracking rides. Get a basic Garmin Edge and be free of charges or worry about battery life. The edge is waterproof, sturdy, small and bar mount and will ...
  2. Falls church and the area around east and west...

    Falls church and the area around east and west falls metro are nice. Great schools. Houses are not cheap but none are inside the beltway. Did i mention the Great schools from K to 12?
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    No kidding. Bust a capslock. I am clueless as I...

    No kidding. Bust a capslock. I am clueless as I was going around thinking that swiveling the light off line when someone was oncoming was good enough.
  4. Pointing out other bad behavior is immaterial to...

    Pointing out other bad behavior is immaterial to the issue at hand. I ride. I have kids. I end up in front of and or behind yellow busses every am on the way to work. None of that makes me any more...
  5. IMO Drop the idea that the likelyhood of hitting...

    IMO Drop the idea that the likelyhood of hitting a kid is low. The fear parents feel is not low and the visability we cyclests have in this situation is high. Kids are little nutjobs with limited...
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    I like the confusion and hesitation I throw into...

    I like the confusion and hesitation I throw into snooty service people when they sense that I know what I want, know how to get it and do not give a Rats A$$ what they think.

    Being older and...
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    Ask them to move, they seem to be blocking the...

    Ask them to move, they seem to be blocking the sensor....
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    Not having a good result with Titanium is not...

    Not having a good result with Titanium is not reason enough to disregard other work in other metals in my book. In stainless light straw to light rainbow is often a desired result. Ti is its own...
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    8 noted that replacement was a first choice. I...

    8 noted that replacement was a first choice. I also noted that welding is a viable method when done well. I missed the image of the crack in in question and seem to have missed that it ran through a...
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    Aluminum use for bike frames welds up well. If...

    Aluminum use for bike frames welds up well. If the frame can't be replaced have it welds up by a competent welder using Tig. Grind out the crack, prep and clean and repair the area. A good Tig weld...
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    Obvious answer. Ice bike.

    Obvious answer. Ice bike.
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    I too do the backpack only thing. I weigh 180, ...

    I too do the backpack only thing. I weigh 180, bike 18. 20 extra pounds on me is not so much. 20 extra pounds on the bike is 2X bike. I might not BE fast but it is fun to feel fast.

    touring I...
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    And I believe you are right! I was told wrong...

    And I believe you are right! I was told wrong aong time ago and never fact checked. Good catch!
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    How about the garmin Virb? I don't have any...

    How about the garmin Virb? I don't have any direct experience with it but it looks like just the thing for a bike.
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    As noted this is virginia creeper vine. Native...

    As noted this is virginia creeper vine. Native to this area. Once established almost imposable to get rid of. It sends out roots that send up shoots along the way. One vine becomes 20 in no time....
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    Convert irritation into assimilation S-1...

    Convert irritation into assimilation S-1 becomes SO+1 and you are back to thinking about the next bike.
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    To add a small addendum to the good advice. ...

    To add a small addendum to the good advice.

    If you already have a bike and are looking to upgrade bring it or better yet ride it to the store. You will be warmed up with the feel of you present...
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    I purchased one for my wife. Hers is the 1.3...

    I purchased one for my wife. Hers is the 1.3 version which I think has the same frame but something lesser in the drive train or wheels. It works and rides well. I feel it is a good value and a...
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    Well nuts. tonight on the Custiss I was that...

    Well nuts. tonight on the Custiss I was that guy. I totally miss timed a pass and ended up in the middle of a 3 wide. said "sorry" but still.
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    Was looking for the right place to post this and...

    Was looking for the right place to post this and found your post.

    To add The bike path is a bit odd only in that you will need to cross the street near the bridge that crosses over 495. There...
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    I say "Holler if you need a hand". This leaves...

    I say "Holler if you need a hand". This leaves the option for the sidelined rider to continue on or ask for a hand.

    When I am the sidelined rider I say "thanks all good". Nice and quick to say.
  22. I hope this is race tactics and not shop ride cat...

    I hope this is race tactics and not shop ride cat 6. ;)
  23. 1/2 wheeling to show dominance? What a nice way...

    1/2 wheeling to show dominance? What a nice way to muck up a ride.
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    only one data point but I have never lost gps...

    only one data point but I have never lost gps lock on the W&OD. What does the ride track look like? Any anomalies or straight lines between drop out points?
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    How long was it confused for? I have had my 500...

    How long was it confused for? I have had my 500 and my 800 tell me I am off course when I am not. It tends to clear itself in a min or so and tends to do this after a sharp turn and or when under...
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