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  1. Jackson City - Lost at Long Bridge

    At probably the most exciting stop (to me) on my recent Arlington Historical Bike Ride lies a town long forgotten that's along one of the most popular stretches of the Mount Vernon Trail, one that...
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    Yesterday's evening commute was almost a perfect...

    Yesterday's evening commute was almost a perfect spa day commute as I got soaked in the rain then dried when the sun came back out.
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  3. There was this recent thread that might help:...

    There was this recent thread that might help: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?12114-Fitness-Center-Bike-Cages-at-4301-or-4401-Wilson-Boulevard-(Ballston)

    I work in Ballston (parking...
  4. To avoid confusion between this ride and the...

    To avoid confusion between this ride and the Arlington one, I kept relatively silent about this one until after the other ride had occurred. Now that the Arlington ride has been completed, I can...
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    History Notes - Part 4 of 4

    The last of my notes including those for the stops we were unable to visit due to the incoming thunderstorm. With this, I'm chilling for the rest of the night!


    Stop #18 - MVT under Long Bridge...
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    History Notes - Part 3 of 4

    Now, when I say that I put hours of research into this ride, I'm not kidding! Of course, parts of many of those hours were spent getting distracted by minor details that later turned into other cool...
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    History Notes - Part 2 of 4

    I forgot to mention, thank you to Steve O and Boomer for performing an impressive on-the-fly rear wheel truing for my bike while I spoke at the Arlington Mill stop!

    Stop #7 - Bluemont Junction
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    History Notes - Part 1 of 4

    First off, thank you to everyone for coming on this hot, humid, and ultimately wet ride! I was told that the count was around 25 people, and I'm ecstatic that mostly everything went well. We had to...
  9. Never! Actually, since the Wayne F. Anderson...

    Never! Actually, since the Wayne F. Anderson Bikeway runs in Arlington from the intersection of S Glebe Rd/W Glebe Rd along the Four Mile Run Trail to Mount Vernon Ave before heading into Alexandria...
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    Note cards are ready (fastened them together...

    Note cards are ready (fastened them together using a key ring) in case I need them; see y'all in the morning!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/7929cda83a614532ffe8237dc366fd53.jpg


    Sent...
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    I had the same thing happen to me. The forum was...

    I had the same thing happen to me. The forum was displaying in a different format with Vbulletin showing in the top left corner. I was able to get back to the normal view after a minute or two by...
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    Glad you'll be able to come on the ride! In order...

    Glad you'll be able to come on the ride! In order to tackle the issue of the expected hot weather, I have made efforts to scout out places at each stop that will be in the shade, added a second rest...
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    Due to ongoing construction at King St/Beauregard...

    Due to ongoing construction at King St/Beauregard St in Alexandria, NE-bound Beauregard St in Alexandria has the 2 (straight/right turn) lanes on the right closed as one approaches the intersection....
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    This morning, I went to get my bike to head for...

    This morning, I went to get my bike to head for HDCC, and I saw this
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170719/e116469d02492eee708ec4464d86c2aa.jpg
    The spider built a web hanging between both of my...
  15. Even though I did not help out whatsoever with...

    Even though I did not help out whatsoever with the vodka golden watermelon, I had an awesome time on the ride, the party, and the after-party ride. Thank you for hosting all of us.

    P.S. - I can...
  16. The Secret Service wants to help them out by...

    The Secret Service wants to help them out by giving them more room to get a running start. ;)
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    Well, it turns out that family is indeed going to...

    Well, it turns out that family is indeed going to be in town this weekend, so I unfortunately cannot join the ride. Stay hydrated, everyone, it's gonna be a hot one!


    FTFY
  18. Oxon Hill - Yoke's on You!

    This is a shorter one since it focuses on a minor aspect, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

    Across the Potomac River from Alexandria sits a hill known as Oxon Hill that can be accessed via...
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    Quick update: I am adding another planned rest...

    Quick update: I am adding another planned rest stop to the ride since the weather is expected to be hot. The 2nd rest stop will be in Rosslyn at the Rite Aid next to the Rosslyn Metro near the 17...
  20. Seems that it's not just bicycle infrastructure...

    Seems that it's not just bicycle infrastructure that's being cut off by the current administration's security. Our very Potomac River is facing the same security theater nonsense:...
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    Both of those bollards are in probably the most...

    Both of those bollards are in probably the most dangerous and hittable spots, but the one at the bottom of the slope is particularly nasty. On top of that, the bollards are also completely...
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    The Eads Street bike lanes on the south end have...

    The Eads Street bike lanes on the south end have returned, and they now extend all the way to Glebe Rd!...
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    Thank you for spreading the word!

    Thank you for spreading the word!
  24. Thanks, Judd & komorebi, for yet another awesome...

    Thanks, Judd & komorebi, for yet another awesome Bicycle Fun Club ride! Here are some of the pics I took at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens:

    (left) little turtle; (center) white water lily flower;...
  25. Alexandria Historical Bike Ride (No Drop Ride)

    One historical bike ride isn't enough, so I've got one cooked up for the city of Alexandria!

    Interested to know how the city was captured and occupied for only 3 days by the British during the War...
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