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    Alas, I have one to report from this past Friday,...

    Alas, I have one to report from this past Friday, on the W&OD.

    My bootlace came undone and wrapped itself around my pedal, which I didn't notice until my pedal stopped rotating. I tried pedaling...
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    Dumpling ride, Saturday 2/2

    Dumpling ride on Saturday, February 2. The plan:

    Meet for coffee at 8:30 a.m., Whole Foods Pentagon City, 520 12th Street S. If you're feeling especially brave, try the dumplings there.
    Roll...
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    Today I learned that car snow shovels will fit...

    Today I learned that car snow shovels will fit inside a Bike Arlington string backpack, so long as you don't mind the shovel handle periodically clunking into the back of your helmet.
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    I'm too ashamed to claim those points. I sinned...

    I'm too ashamed to claim those points. I sinned by driving instead of biking there.
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    Payment received -- thanks! I'll drop them in the...

    Payment received -- thanks! I'll drop them in the mail tomorrow morning.
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    Because I've gotten a couple of inquiries -- yes,...

    Because I've gotten a couple of inquiries -- yes, the stylish FS2019 ankle bands are still available for $2 each!

    If you'd like to buy them in person, come find me (1) on Wednesday morning,...
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    That was KWL and me. It was great seeing you;...

    That was KWL and me. It was great seeing you; thanks for saying hi.

    Before:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/45839635975_6564c6fd10_n.jpg

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  8. MVT snow crew, here's some further evidence that...

    MVT snow crew, here's some further evidence that your efforts are noted, appreciated, and being put to good use: there were already at least five sets of tire tracks when I crossed the wooden bridge...
  9. It was great to meet you, Christob50 and...

    It was great to meet you, Christob50 and Coppertop222! I posted some photos from today in the KOT/QOT thread.

    If anyone else wants in on the snow shoveling fun, I'm planning to head out after...
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    Snow shoveling on the MVT, 1/14

    I can't say thank you enough to the extraordinary crew who came out to shovel the MVT today: caseykane50, CBGanimal, Christob50, Coppertop222, dachs6, KWL, LeprosyStudyGroup, Judd, Judd's Twitter...
  11. Awesome, thanks! Look for yellow shovels and...

    Awesome, thanks! Look for yellow shovels and bright purple signs saying Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail. My plan is to start at the wooden bridge connecting the Pentagon and the LBJ Grove, then...
  12. Quick update: I still plan to shovel on Monday...

    Quick update: I still plan to shovel on Monday afternoon -- and if this forecast holds, I'm going to need all the help I can get. The only change is that I'm now planning to be there starting at...
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    Furlough Friday at Four Mile Run

    Here is just some of the trash that we picked up in Four Mile Run Park today:

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/46652485472_a2a23aa598_n.jpg

    Not pictured: the muddy, abandoned red kids' bike...
  14. Monday, January 14: snow shoveling on the Mount Vernon Trail

    In case you missed the milk-and-toilet-paper rush at the grocery store, there's a snowstorm predicted for this weekend. You too can be like the cool and helpful people in the first photo below, and...
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    That sounds terrifying, ltierstein, especially...

    That sounds terrifying, ltierstein, especially the brain injury. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you're able to take it easy and recover fully. Sending healing thoughts.
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    Dumpling ride #4: steamed Thai dumplings at...

    Dumpling ride #4: steamed Thai dumplings at Aiyara Thai in Leesburg.

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    These were a nice mix of pork, shrimp, and crab, with water...
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    You: my trusty rear light that got stolen while...

    You: my trusty rear light that got stolen while my bike was parked in Adams Morgan today. Farewell, and thank you for the many safely lit miles. I hope the person who took you (1) needs you, and...
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    Dumpling ride #3: steamed pork dumplings at...

    Dumpling ride #3: steamed pork dumplings at Sakuraramen in Adams Morgan.

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    These were perfectly adequate traditional pork gyoza,...
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    All right, I signed up to volunteer at the finish...

    All right, I signed up to volunteer at the finish line area. I'd be interested in sharing an Airbnb. I can drive and take three other people plus two other bikes (or three bikes if someone else is...
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    Dumpling ride #2: steamed chicken dumplings at...

    Dumpling ride #2: steamed chicken dumplings at Mo:Mo House in Vienna.

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    The cumin and turmeric flavors in these Nepali dumplings...
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    Breakfast dumplings. Strong move. I can see that...

    Breakfast dumplings. Strong move. I can see that I'm going to have to up my game.
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    Dumpling ride # 1 complete: steamed shrimp...

    Dumpling ride # 1 complete: steamed shrimp dumplings at Pike Kitchen in Rockville.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/32702526378_e61e1ab773_n.jpg

    I'm not going to lie, I've had fresher shrimp...
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    Strava art prize 2019 thread

    This is the thread to post your Strava Art Pointless Prize entries. Post an image of your Strava ride here, along with a link to the Strava entry.

    Winner is the best single entry submitted by...
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    Haha. I'd been planning to take myself out of...

    Haha. I'd been planning to take myself out of the running if Allan C sponsored the art competition this year, but this works out better. I can't promise that this year's prize will be as cool as...
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    I'd been wondering about that. I'm happy to take...

    I'd been wondering about that. I'm happy to take over responsibility for offering the Strava Art prize. I'll post a new thread soon.
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