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    Yes! The route into McLean was very...

    Yes!
    The route into McLean was very straightforward and I especially liked the little detour via Timberly to minimize the time on Lewinsville. After the event, I continued north on Swinks Mill and...
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    Huskerdont, Subby, and bentbike33: Thanks so much...

    Huskerdont, Subby, and bentbike33: Thanks so much for your help with these routes. I definitely prefer steep climbs and extra mileage over getting hit, even if by a BMW with good insurance. And I've...
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    Thanks tons, bentbike33. I'm happy to climb...

    Thanks tons, bentbike33. I'm happy to climb hills, but yeah - it's the cars that scare me on those narrow and windy roads. I will study your options. Based on the Zillow numbers in that neighborhood,...
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    Route advice - McLean

    Hi all – Is anyone familiar with the roads in McLean? This weekend I need to go to an address on Carlton Place off Swinks Mill Road just south of Scotts Run Nature Preserve and Georgetown Pike in...
  5. New Yorker story on bicycling in the Netherlands

    Here is a fun New Yorker piece about family bicycling and the challenges of adjusting to Dutch biking culture. Coming from car-centric USA, the writer describes the initial awkwardness in...
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    Used double Burley trailer (free)

    Would anyone like a used double Burley trailer for free? I bought it years ago for $500. I pulled my two girls in it daily for many years, but it’s not been used much recently so it could use some...
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    Robert’s Forum name was vern, and that’s what...

    Robert’s Forum name was vern, and that’s what some of us called him. He was our teammate on the Bipolar Beams Team 6 in my first Freezing Saddles, 2015. Ian F was our captain and vern and I were...
  8. Thanks for the insights, elbows and n18. Horrible...

    Thanks for the insights, elbows and n18. Horrible and heartbreaking.
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    That’s great news. If the repair crew wants to...

    That’s great news. If the repair crew wants to “keep up the good work,” I’d put on their list the lip to get over the I-66 foot bridge near Madison Manor Park, where my chain has flown off multiple...
  10. Sticky: Oh no. Heal fast, bikesnick. Yes! It makes a huge...

    Oh no. Heal fast, bikesnick. Yes! It makes a huge difference to be fit--you will recover far better and quicker.
    I am sharing your details with my contacts, and also passing along Starduster's...
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    some fun and inventive cartoons

    Here are some clever illustrations from The Guardian by cartoonist and bicyclist Dave Walker. Scroll down the page…
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  12. That is heart-wrenching. Condolences to the...

    That is heart-wrenching. Condolences to the family. I will talk to my children again about this scenario where one car stops and another whips through the gap.
    So sad. Be safe, everyone. w&w
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    Leslie – very sorry to hear about this crash. ...

    Leslie – very sorry to hear about this crash.
    E-scooters were the main topic of our Bicycle Advisory Committee this week. The representatives from Bolt and Lyme took part in the meeting and seemed...
  14. I just came across this story about Dave’s ghost...

    I just came across this story about Dave’s ghost bike. It got smashed by a car yesterday.
    https://wjla.com/news/local/ghost-bike-memorializing-cyclist-ruined
    We were just there earlier this week...
  15. Hi my friends... I'm just bringing this important...

    Hi my friends... I'm just bringing this important posting to the top. The Ride of Silence is tomorrow night (Wedn the 15th) starting at 7 pm at 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW in DC. Wear white if you can ......
  16. Holy smokes, Ian, I drove a carpool of gymnasts...

    Holy smokes, Ian, I drove a carpool of gymnasts to Premier Court in Burke nearly every single night for the past several years. Heck of a commute, even from Arlington. My condolences on the move....
  17. Reminder: We are celebrating tonight!! Please...

    Reminder: We are celebrating tonight!! Please join us.
    I am quite thrilled to note we have sunshine this year in place of last year’s blizzard. :)

    Festivities start at 6 pm. The prize ceremony...
  18. Poll: Why vote? Just for fun? There's no correlation...

    Why vote? Just for fun? There's no correlation between the votes and the finalists, so... the real question is, which is YOUR favorite, Steve O? We will find out tomorrow!
  19. Set-up and clean-up for Freezing Saddles closing celebration

    Hi everyone. If anyone can get to Bier Baron on the early side tomorrow evening (Wedn. March 27), please join me in moving around the tables and chairs, setting up the food area, putting up...
  20. Hi everyone. It looks like we have close to 40...

    Hi everyone. It looks like we have close to 40 RSVPs for next Wednesday's prize celebration. Anyone else? Some of us are using this RSVP list to help determine how much loot we need to purchase. It's...
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    London Bridge Prize contestants 2019

    Here’s my list of London Bridge contestants. Who am I missing?

    Some of the crashes were really, really bad. Others were comical. Some were soul-crushing. Several hurt like hell. Some were all...
  22. Hi all -- It looks like we have about 30 people...

    Hi all -- It looks like we have about 30 people so far on the RSVP list for the happy hour. Any more? Please RSVP if you can. This helps the venue in knowing how much food to have on hand. And it...
  23. RSVP for Freezing Saddles End-of-Season Celebration and Prize Ceremony 2019

    Hi Wintertime Riders,

    The Freezing Saddles closing celebration and prize ceremony is just two weeks away. Please join us for what promises to be a funny, tasty, and festive evening.

    Date:...
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    Probably not what you’re looking for, but Phoenix...

    Probably not what you’re looking for, but Phoenix Bikes on Columbia Pike is outstanding. Edoardo and Paul have saved my xxx numerous times.
  25. Oh no, ooh, ouch, that sucks, so sorry Jon....

    Oh no, ooh, ouch, that sucks, so sorry Jon. Sending hugs and get-well wishes to you and to Gremlin2. That sort of thing is every bike-parent’s nightmare. Amazing that they were able to re-set the...
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