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    Thanks, Komo and Judd! I appreciate the intel....

    Thanks, Komo and Judd! I appreciate the intel. This could be a really nice day ride. One other question-

    I know about taking bikes on Metro, but I'm having a hard time finding info about the MARC...
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    This is really cool! A buddy had suggested doing...

    This is really cool! A buddy had suggested doing a 50 miler for his birthday coming up in two weeks and this could be a good adventure. Once at Benning Road you could motor along the Anacostia trail,...
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    What can we do to put pressure on those in charge...

    What can we do to put pressure on those in charge of the MVT trail and other areas to get real fixes done in a reasonable amount of time? Riding the MVT is downright dangerous and something I avoid...
  4. Thread: Pete Beers

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    Thanks for sharing the photo and story. I think...

    Thanks for sharing the photo and story. I think I may try to make my own pilgrimage after 3 today when work and child duties lift for the afternoon. #dirttherapy
  5. Thread: Pete Beers

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    Thanks for sharing Jabberwocky. It's nice to...

    Thanks for sharing Jabberwocky. It's nice to learn more about Pete. An amazing and special guy. I'm grateful for this forum (and the posts on his FB page) where we can share both our grief and love...
  6. Thread: Pete Beers

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    Yeah, but it went to a good home where it is...

    Yeah, but it went to a good home where it is loved. Like Pete.
  7. Thread: Pete Beers

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    I think I am in your position as well. I knew him...

    I think I am in your position as well. I knew him somewhat from this forum, and from going by the shop in the last couple of years when I found cycling again. I, very regretfully, only made it on one...
  8. Thread: Pete Beers

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    Yeah, I feel you on that. I do have mixed...

    Yeah, I feel you on that. I do have mixed feelings too... but going to the shop feels weird and even more painful b/c I'd expect him to be manning his position up front. I feel for all the guys at...
  9. Thread: Pete Beers

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    Yeah, I'm feeling the same. Find a way to get...

    Yeah, I'm feeling the same. Find a way to get some closure of sorts.
  10. Thread: Pete Beers

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    I've always been a fringe participant in the...

    I've always been a fringe participant in the local biking community, focusing on other things in life while enjoying cycling virtually until a few years ago. Then I dove in headfirst and immediately...
  11. Thread: Cycle Rage

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    Cycle Rage

    https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/crime-report-october-10-2019/

    Good grief. No where is safe.
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    Bumpitty bump bump.

    Bumpitty bump bump.
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    My Hero5 has a screen. The older models like my 3...

    My Hero5 has a screen. The older models like my 3 can be outfitted with an accessory rear screen that works well.
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    Doesn't seem like crapping on all the rest of us...

    Doesn't seem like crapping on all the rest of us that have an interest and support of change for cycling in our area is a great way to get your fellow cyclists to support your POV. If you are that...
  15. Thread: Yikes

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    Yikes

    This is scary. Glad we haven't had this sort of non-sense around here (right?).
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    Pretty ride, Josh! I love the versatility of the...

    Pretty ride, Josh! I love the versatility of the new all-road machines. But I don't think I can give up my road machine b/c it is so light. I am trying to pair down now though.

    George
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    Yeah, I brought her home on the 2nd. I was...

    Yeah, I brought her home on the 2nd. I was drooling over the Rodeolabs bikes I saw in there. They look really sweet. Clem, is faster than I can make her go at the moment. The 38mm tires are a bit...
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    Cool! Yeah, There were, surprisingly, a couple of...

    Cool! Yeah, There were, surprisingly, a couple of orange bikes in there at the same time when I picked up my bike. Working with Pete to get her up and ready was great. Loved working with him and they...
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    Cats are the devil....

    Cats are the devil. https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/teens-sudden-onset-of-schizophrenia-sparked-by-a-cat-scratch/?fbclid=IwAR2fuaoRbIbieW_EaLv3XmMiTMeDTtuKKF_CLga24TpqyEzWY08VLjdMLW8
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    I think avoidance of the area is the smartest and...

    I think avoidance of the area is the smartest and safest method. I think I'd take Key Blvd, to Jackson and then pop out near Kirkwood. The beautiful thing about being on a bike is exploring places...
  21. Interesting Piece About Infrastructure and Pass Distances

    https://cyclingtips.com/2019/04/bike-lanes-might-be-more-dangerous-than-no-lanes-at-all/
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    Well, I tried to defer, but because it was a...

    Well, I tried to defer, but because it was a promotion from DK through Enve they couldn't do it. :-/ Easy come, easy go. But Enve is going to send me consolation swag.

    Yeah, I am not doing...
  23. I can't support the Westover changes, other than...

    I can't support the Westover changes, other than better road markings and a flashing pedestrian crossing at the between said Beer Garden and the Lost Dog plaza. The other suggested options (#3 I...
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    Steve O, its here for the testing, and I can...

    Steve O, its here for the testing, and I can store for a bit, depending on how long that bit is. I just want to see it go to a good home where it it will be loved.
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    Agreed. I am pretty handy, but know when I am in...

    Agreed. I am pretty handy, but know when I am in over my head... and running internal brake and Di2 lines was my marker this time around. In the future maybe I'll tackle such things.
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