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  1. There are long-term plans to add wide bike paths...

    There are long-term plans to add wide bike paths on both sides of Columbia Pike on the eastern section (former Navy Annex site). But at this point, I don't know if we'll see that before 2020, if...
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    Temporary road closures in Crystal City today, on...

    Temporary road closures in Crystal City today, on S. Clark St. between 26th and 27th, due to a "generator fire." ARLnow reported that there was a lot of smoke in the area, but the fire has been...
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    Leonard Nimoy, bicycle owner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nxcw7ln9AU

    Star Trek fans like bikes too:

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    In case you missed it, Leonard Nimoy passed away today, at the age of 83.
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    What about doing loops of East Potomac Park/Hains...

    What about doing loops of East Potomac Park/Hains Point? It's only 3 miles or so, but you can extend the route by heading up Ohio Drive toward the Lincoln Memorial, then turn around back to East...
  5. It's probably the circulation that is helping. I...

    It's probably the circulation that is helping. I notice the same thing with my feet and toes, when comparing winter bike rides to winter runs. I haven't done too much of either (with most of my...
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    The forecast for next week looks promising, but...

    The forecast for next week looks promising, but confusing. Daily highs, Sun. to Sat.: 40 (rain?), 44, 38 (snow?), 61 (rain?), 45 (rain?), 39, 47. I'm not sure how it's supposed to snow when the...
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    I'm not going by any studies here. I'm going by...

    I'm not going by any studies here. I'm going by what I see on the Memorial Bridge-area crossings (MB for short) vs. the MVT in my personal experience. There are zero high-speed grade crossings while...
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    Well, then the comparison between the IoD and the...

    Well, then the comparison between the IoD and the Memorial Bridge-area crossings is even more one-sided. If people feel comfortable crossing there, coming from the south to Memorial Bridge, fine, but...
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    Some of us prefer not to go to Memorial Bridge...

    Some of us prefer not to go to Memorial Bridge from the south, because of the dangerous road crossings. I haven't ridden over there in a couple years (I think) precisely because of that issue. It's...
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    Well, Arlington already has the agreement with...

    Well, Arlington already has the agreement with VDOT for a key Arlington trail. The MVT is another key trail, for people riding from Arlington to DC. Many if not most of the winter bike commuters in...
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    Arlington should sign an agreement with NPS for...

    Arlington should sign an agreement with NPS for the ARL-section of the MVT.
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    Sticky: Do you call a practitioner of the Flintstone...

    Do you call a practitioner of the Flintstone technique a... Fred?
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    The DEA is next door and they have a museum and...

    The DEA is next door and they have a museum and an online gift shop. For real. You can buy this shirt from them too. Sounds like a decent program, but I find something amusing about the shirt:

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  14. Posted by the League of American Bicyclists...

    Posted by the League of American Bicyclists today:

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    The WP Capital Weather Gang is forecasting 40%...

    The WP Capital Weather Gang is forecasting 40% chance of snow north of the Beltway, 50% chance in DC, and 60% chance south of the Beltway. DC could get 1". A dusting, north of DC. A couple inches,...
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    Well, at least it's supposed to be near 40F on...

    Well, at least it's supposed to be near 40F on Wed. but I don't know how much melting will occur. The rest of the week will be cold.

    Next week looks a little better, in the 40s but with some rain...
  17. 60% off the Podium Cycling "Rebicycle" jersey,...

    60% off the Podium Cycling "Rebicycle" jersey, until March 15.

    From the email announcement:

    Use the code: REBICYCLE60

    All sizes available. Buy now as a gift for someone in the future. Share...
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    Some parts of the Eads St. bike lanes are plowed,...

    Some parts of the Eads St. bike lanes are plowed, but some of the existing problems remain: snow piled up into the bike lane at some driveway crossings, slush/ice in the section in front of the...
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    I just noticed the Spam-o-matic stats box at the...

    I just noticed the Spam-o-matic stats box at the bottom of the forum index. I hadn't seen that before. I guess it was added during the software upgrade.
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    You can also find regular updates on various...

    You can also find regular updates on various DC-area trails in the Road and Trail Conditions sub-forum: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/forumdisplay.php?16-Road-and-Trail-Conditions

    We usually start...
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    Anyone want to guess at what trail conditions...

    Anyone want to guess at what trail conditions will be like on Monday morning? The winner gets... a free ELITE vote. Very valuable.

    More snow tomorrow, maybe a couple inches, maybe less in DC....
  22. New photo gallery in the Fotowalk areas of the Crystal City Shops

    Most of you probably never see this. There are two long indoor walkways in the Crystal City Shops that also serve as photo exhibit space (Fotowalk). It started off with photos from category winners...
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    Some of the sections of the Eads St. bike path...

    Some of the sections of the Eads St. bike path are still covered in small piles of snow. It's not a long section, just a couple feet, but it does force riders in the bike path to detour a couple feet...
  24. I was thinking more like adjusting the plow a bit...

    I was thinking more like adjusting the plow a bit lower. That wouldn't be difficult, would it? I don't know since I've never had to adjust a motor-powered plow.
  25. I find that it's the news sites that tend to have...

    I find that it's the news sites that tend to have the angriest posters (excluding extremist websites whose sole point is to attract angry extremists). Yahoo News can be pretty bad, but it depends on...
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