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  1. I managed to make it across Trollheim this...

    I managed to make it across Trollheim this morning despite the boards being very icy. Someone heading south bound wasn't so lucky. There was a smush mark in the snow where someone apparently went...
  2. I saw no salary or age info. These would help.

    I saw no salary or age info. These would help.
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    I have also found a very fine piece of wire...

    I have also found a very fine piece of wire embedded in my tire. Not perpendicular to the tube but at an acute angle. Really hard to find. I think these come off of car tires. The only way to find it...
  4. My big worry is that the Park Service will get to...

    My big worry is that the Park Service will get to plowing the MVT with all the speed and diligence it has put into fixing the Rock Creek Trail. If so, I will quite literally be dead before they plow...
  5. The Park Service has just as much responsibility...

    The Park Service has just as much responsibility to clear snow as it does to clear downed trees and repair damaged bridges after flooding and severe non-winter storms. They do an excellent job of...
  6. Here's my blog post about yesterday's commute...

    Here's my blog post about yesterday's commute from Fort Hunt (Mount Vernon) to Rosslyn. I used a 100 yard portion of the MVT on the way home, but otherwise avoided it altogether. Today's ride in by...
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    Good: My work id fell out of my bag. Found it the...

    Good: My work id fell out of my bag. Found it the next morning on the street a block from my office.

    Better: My work iPhone fell out of my handlebar bag while riding to Whites Ferry. Doubled back...
  8. I am concerned about getting there with the bike...

    I am concerned about getting there with the bike and getting home. NYC kind of freaks me out. Also, I've never ridden the SIF so that in itself will be fun.
  9. I registered and I am going. Any hints on hotels...

    I registered and I am going. Any hints on hotels to stay in on Staten Island?
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    Suppressing Forum Topics

    For those of us who do not participate in Freezing Saddles the "New Posts" selection on the menu is useless. Is there some way to suppress all the Freezing Saddles posts? No offense to the Frezzing...
  11. There are several videos on YouTube that show how...

    There are several videos on YouTube that show how to do this. Basically you can get one bead on. Then about 2/3rds of the next and then you are stuck. Make sure the tube has minimal air in it. Pinch...
  12. Reminds me of signs on highways as you're leaving...

    Reminds me of signs on highways as you're leaving New Jersey: Leaving New Jersey - Obey Local Traffic Laws .

    These superfluous and idiotically placed signs are proof of a bigger problem. There...
  13. And at 19th and Lynn in Rosslyn.

    And at 19th and Lynn in Rosslyn.
  14. The police presence did the trick. You don't see...

    The police presence did the trick. You don't see as much aggressive driving as before. It's still a damned scary place to ride a bike though.
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    Don't take this so personally. I was driving in...

    Don't take this so personally. I was driving in DC on Sunday and the number of boneheaded, dangerous, aggressive things I saw drivers do was truly impressive.
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    This is especially messed up because the SUV had...

    This is especially messed up because the SUV had to cross three sets of rumble strips to get to that crosswalk.
  17. Hard to say. It's usually dark when I pass him....

    Hard to say. It's usually dark when I pass him. It may be that he doesn't understand that he is unusual, that most trail users prefer to be warned when they are about to be passed. Still, he bears...
  18. There's a walker who I have passed near...

    There's a walker who I have passed near Daingerfield Island on the Mount Vernon Trail who gets really upset when I ring my bell. He turns and yells at me as I pass. 2x this week
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    Bill Rodgers ran a marathon in his blue jeans in...

    Bill Rodgers ran a marathon in his blue jeans in the winter Massachusetts to qualify for his first Boston Marathon. No cheap alternatives except sweat pants back in the day.
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    First year it was cider and snacks.

    First year it was cider and snacks.
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    Thanks for the heads up on this. I just submitted...

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I just submitted comments: (1) Keep accommodating the WABA bike school, (2) provide a safe place for kids to learn (even when not part of the school), (3) revisit the...
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    Will there be courtesy flushes?

    Will there be courtesy flushes?
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    Personally I have a much bigger problem with...

    Personally I have a much bigger problem with handlebar mounted lights that throw out a massive beam of light. I will, however, desist from using blinking light mode on the trails.

    BTW it is not...
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    Looks like the post ride celebration will be...

    Looks like the post ride celebration will be longer than the ride. Well done, WABA
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    Near Ford's Landing where the trail turns toward...

    Near Ford's Landing where the trail turns toward the Wilson Bridge a teenage boy exposed himself to me as I was riding home about ten years ago. I think I caught him a moment after he relieved...
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