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    I have now had at least 1 bee and 1 wasp down my...

    I have now had at least 1 bee and 1 wasp down my sports bra over the past 2-3 years (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?3077-My-Morning-Commute/page564), so I can feel your pain. I actually...
  2. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group...

    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group of cyclists under the bridge at Jones Point Park. They caught up with me at the red when I was waiting to cross the apartment complex crossing on the...
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    So if anyone wants their very own motorized...

    So if anyone wants their very own motorized hoverboard thingy, looks like they're a deal of the day on amazon... (and yes, I will mercilessly make fun of you for owning one if you buy it.)...
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    1. Roll your clothes, don't fold them if you're...

    1. Roll your clothes, don't fold them if you're using a general pannier/backpack. This seriously reduces wrinkles.

    2. Invest in wrinkle free clothing. It can be hit or miss to find the right items...
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    They're still there. I nearly got run off the...

    They're still there. I nearly got run off the trail by the one who has a license plate on the back of his ebike last week when he decided to pass me going 20+ mph as another cyclist was coming the...
  6. Unless you're stomping and down the...

    Unless you're stomping and down the hallway/stairs at all hours of the night, this should be at the bottom of your concern list. Living in shared housing means you hear people outside your door...
  7. I had a situation where I was hauling a somewhat...

    I had a situation where I was hauling a somewhat heavy hybrid up and down a narrow stairwell for months. Honestly, the only hard part was the super tight turn at the bottom to get it into the room....
  8. Thread: Missed connection

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    Not sure what it is with cars over this past...

    Not sure what it is with cars over this past week, but I'm getting pretty sick of them trying to hit me.

    Car #1
    Sunday: I'm biking down my neighborhood street from the pool, going pretty slow...
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    This crash was totally not your fault, but as an...

    This crash was totally not your fault, but as an alternate to signaling your actions, loudly proclaiming "SLOWING" or "STOPPING" can help. Might not save you from everything--especially if the GW...
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    No idea. But they have these big tubes attached...

    No idea. But they have these big tubes attached to a generator like thingy that go down to a what appears to be a dock, or some other wooded area. It's really weird. I'll ask tomorrow if I see them...
  11. I also just sent a note to my State Senator...

    I also just sent a note to my State Senator (Surovell). He is a cyclist, so hopefully he is willing to do what he can. He usually responds to all my facebook questions really quick, so maybe I'll...
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    I rode this last night--I agree you need to go...

    I rode this last night--I agree you need to go VERY slow since there are some tight turns with bad sight lines, and it's very narrow. Plus you need to be VERY conscious of people walking their dogs...
  13. Sunyata's advice here is the exact path I...

    Sunyata's advice here is the exact path I followed this past year when I tore the cartilage in my hip and had to have surgery + 4 months of really painful PT. Although my injury was not traumatic...
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    After stealing one of LeprosyStudyGroup's...

    After stealing one of LeprosyStudyGroup's chocolate cookies yesterday I may need to up my donation game. Those cookies were seriously good... Donations don't need to all be at once, right? So if I...
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    This discussion of spousal/in-law requirements...

    This discussion of spousal/in-law requirements for beard lengths is really comforting me--apparently I'm not nearly as crazy as I thought with my beard requirements for my husband ;) Thanks ya'll :)
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    I have at least a hundred, maybe more board games...

    I have at least a hundred, maybe more board games at my house (95% of which belong to my husband...he has issues.) NONE of them have to do with bikes though*. Not sure how that happened. I'm...
  17. Shamelessly plagiarized (with some tweaks...) and...

    Shamelessly plagiarized (with some tweaks...) and sent. Thanks for the good ideas--my sleep deprived brain needed the inspiration!
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    Glass is back on the MVT. This time it's covering...

    Glass is back on the MVT. This time it's covering the section of the trail right past the parking lot cross-over at Gravely Point on the port-o-potty side. I avoided it by taking the grass, but the...
  19. I'll be there!!!

    I'll be there!!!
  20. Thread: Blood donation

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    How far away is work? You'll likely feel drained...

    How far away is work? You'll likely feel drained MUCH earlier post-donation, and exercise can induce some light headed-ness you may not normally feel. If it's a short, flat ride and not too hot out...
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    Except sometimes there is a truth behind the fact...

    Except sometimes there is a truth behind the fact that some groups are both more at fault, and (therefor) more able to enact change that can fix a problem. So it makes sense to target messaging to...
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    You need to be seriously careful threatening...

    You need to be seriously careful threatening people with a dog. That's dangerous, not cool, and a great way to get that poor dog taken away and put down if not worse. Most localities around here give...
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    You are presenting a false dilemma. This is not...

    You are presenting a false dilemma. This is not an either or situation. How about hang back far enough not to be a total creepy asshat (this means a few bike lengths away)? You approach and get close...
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    ohh and it ends in Montague which is actually a...

    ohh and it ends in Montague which is actually a really nice town. I've stayed in that area before when I've done beach vacations on Lake Michigan. Maybe next year I will try this and see if I can...
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    Just got this response from the GWMP...

    Just got this response from the GWMP Superintendent.

    Good morning,

    Thanks you for bringing this to our attention. I was not aware of this problem until now. I will take three actions as a...
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