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    We're all trying to get to work We'll all get...

    We're all trying
    to get to work
    We'll all get there
    if we're not jerks

    Yes, bikes are slow
    but what's your hurry?
    You'll still get there,
    don't you worry
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    You know, this could be a teaching moment - CaBi...

    You know, this could be a teaching moment - CaBi should replace the comfort seats on their bikes with regular ones, thus sending a subtle message to casual cyclists that they are the norm. ...
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    Thanks. I'm not tall, but I have long legs in...

    Thanks. I'm not tall, but I have long legs in proportion to my height, so the explanation makes sense.
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    Huh. I hadn't thought of that. Could be!

    Huh. I hadn't thought of that. Could be!
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    Weird, Nit-Picky Complaint About CaBis

    I just got a CaBi account for my downtown Metro - office - Metro commute, and am wondering why it took me so long!

    However, I'm also wondering why the seats on the bikes are angled the way they...
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    For posterity. This should go to the specific...

    For posterity. This should go to the specific comic instead of whichever one is current when people read this.

    http://wpcomics.washingtonpost.com/client/wpc/pb/2015/07/17/
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    Meh. It's Reston, not DC - you probably have...

    Meh. It's Reston, not DC - you probably have very little to worry about, comparatively speaking, even if all you have is a cheapo cable lock.

    That said, I always double-lock my bike with two...
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    I only commute M/W/F, a little under 20 miles...

    I only commute M/W/F, a little under 20 miles round trip. I start to hate riding bikes otherwise.
  9. So THAT's why all those folks were milling around...

    So THAT's why all those folks were milling around along the Bike Lane by the Wilson Building last night! I was wondering what that was all about.
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    You: the pair of cyclists buzzing by me without...

    You: the pair of cyclists buzzing by me without warning this morning, one of you shaking your head at me like I'm the jerk for reminding you to call your passes. My opinion of you can't be expressed...
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    No there isn't. If you're passing, you call it. ...

    No there isn't. If you're passing, you call it. Period. Any mishap that takes place that could have been avoided by calling your pass is on you. Double period.
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    You're a better person than me - I would've...

    You're a better person than me - I would've yelled "A##HOLE!"
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    Perhaps I'm being overly charitable, but I would...

    Perhaps I'm being overly charitable, but I would assume most drivers who pass too close aren't doing it out of malice, but out of ignorance of just how hazardous it is to pass a cyclist too close. I...
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    I see the comments section has been overrun with...

    I see the comments section has been overrun with the usual "Biker Hooligans Need to Git Offa Mah Road!" trash...
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    Two kitted-out roadietude dudes ninja drafting me...

    Two kitted-out roadietude dudes ninja drafting me for about half a mile on the WOD this morning then passing w/out warning or thanking me for the (involuntary) pull.

    Geeez...
  16. Ditto. Especially that last sentence.

    Ditto. Especially that last sentence.
  17. Why do you want a folder? I borrowed a friend's...

    Why do you want a folder? I borrowed a friend's a while back to take on the Metro during rush hours only to find out even though it's allowed, it's still obnoxious. I'm toying with seeing if I can...
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    It didn't bother me when you passed me. You...

    It didn't bother me when you passed me. You called your pass, all was good.

    It didn't bother me when you didn't pull away after passing me. I mean, I'm not sure why you bothered to pass me in...
  19. I ride on protected routes (WOD to MCT and across...

    I ride on protected routes (WOD to MCT and across the TR Bridge to Foggy Bottom) for close to the entirety of my commute, simply because it happens to be the most convenient route for me. I don't...
  20. In my experience, the Uniformed Secret Service is...

    In my experience, the Uniformed Secret Service is the biggest bunch of glorified rent-a-cops I've ever had the misfortune of seeing overstep their nonexistent authority. They make Paul Blart, Mall...
  21. Option 3: a bike from a company that isn't run by...

    Option 3: a bike from a company that isn't run by jerks in thrall to their legal department. :p
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    Finally got back on the bike today - it felt sooo...

    Finally got back on the bike today - it felt sooo good!

    Not sure how I became such a weather wimp, but so it goes...
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    "Awesome! Now make it three!"

    "Awesome! Now make it three!"
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    I'm pretty sure I've given up until Spring. Two...

    I'm pretty sure I've given up until Spring. Two years ago the only thing keeping me from my bike commute was ice on the trails. Cold temps, rain, heavy rain - I rode through it all. Now I look at...
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    Did you think to get a copyright for this thread?...

    Did you think to get a copyright for this thread?

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/missed-connections-for-a-holes
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