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    Sorry no HP laps or likely Happy Hours for me,...

    Sorry no HP laps or likely Happy Hours for me, but I'm on schedule to put in at least 5 more bike trips this week. My 11-12 mph pace on my Dutch Bike is not helping our speed, sorry.
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    I just did some recon by car and my bike commute...

    I just did some recon by car and my bike commute is still socked in with snow (W&OD Herndon to Pacific Blvd). Hopefully it will be gone enough to ride tomorrow.

    Tom
  3. W&OD in Loudoun is grim. Here's a shot from...

    W&OD in Loudoun is grim. Here's a shot from Ruritan Circle east and west. This is out near Route 28.

    Tom

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    I'm a fan of short-wheelbase cargo bikes. I...

    I'm a fan of short-wheelbase cargo bikes. I don't have room for a long tail bike in my garage and I don't need to carry multiple kids. Here's my bike. My cargo bike doesn't ride around on the car...
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    I have a Torker Cargo T...

    I have a Torker Cargo T, which is very similar to the FR8. Low step-through, overbuilt racks, etc. It's basically a US copy of the Batavus Personal Delivery Bike. Any of those short wheelbase...
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    I have a big warning triangle (jogalite large...

    I have a big warning triangle (jogalite large triangle) on my bike and I bought a hi-viz yellow helmet that I've plastered with reflexite reflective tape. I have just enough high viz that a driver...
  7. It's just fine out there... 10558

    It's just fine out there...
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  8. **Update on the possibility of W&OD Trail...

    **Update on the possibility of W&OD Trail clearing (email from this morning...):

    Dear Tom,

    Thank you for your interest in the W&OD Trail. Our staff will begin the task of clearing the trail on...
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    What was the outcome of our overly-complicated...

    What was the outcome of our overly-complicated survey, Pete?
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    Last year I was riding bikeshare around NYC in...

    Last year I was riding bikeshare around NYC in January when tempts where in the teens. The food delivery guys all had bar mitts made of plastic grocery bags. Just tie them on there and make a...
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    If it snows it's gonna slow us down a bit out...

    If it snows it's gonna slow us down a bit out here in the 'burbs. I'll be breaking out the Dutch Bike which won't be helping.
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    This is actually a really ugly part of Sterling...

    This is actually a really ugly part of Sterling full of generic office parks.

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    Hi, long time follower, first time BAFS rider! ...

    Hi, long time follower, first time BAFS rider! Most of my rides are commutes and errands regardless of weather. I don't think I logged many "fun rides" last year, which is too bad. I would be...
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    If you have them installed correctly they are a...

    If you have them installed correctly they are a zipper and two pieces of velcro on the outside, then another piece on the inside (these are flat bar types). You could aways zip tie one of these (or...
  15. I really won't be happy until the media reports...

    I really won't be happy until the media reports "the driver was not speeding, texting, talking on the phone or distracted" when these crashes happen. There's always a implied blame for the...
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    I was kicking myself for wearing long pants...

    I was kicking myself for wearing long pants instead of shorts this morning. Crazy.
  17. I have stem-mounted pepper spray as well. I...

    I have stem-mounted pepper spray as well. I really wanted rocket launchers, but they are too heavy for my commute, I think.
  18. I just upgraded one of my bikes from a 3 speed to...

    I just upgraded one of my bikes from a 3 speed to an 8 speed. The 8 speed hub is heavier and more complex, but it better on my knees. If you are looking for a minimalist setup, look at the...
  19. This is a fantastic discussion. Summary: If...

    This is a fantastic discussion. Summary: If you ride to the right of a lane that is not wide enough to share, drivers may want to squeeze in and pass you closely. If the lane is not wide enough...
  20. Many cyclists out there are really sideways...

    Many cyclists out there are really sideways ninjas! All lights from the front and back, all ninja from the sides. Four things you can do:

    - Put white reflective tape on the sides of your...
  21. Swobo makes pretty nice looking transportation...

    Swobo makes pretty nice looking transportation bikes and they're having a sale. You can get an 8 speed internal hub bike for $699. Personally I want to build up a bike on the Folsom frameset. ...
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    Here's another recent incident reported along the...

    Here's another recent incident reported along the W&OD out here in Loudoun:

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  23. I was biking home from Reston Town Center in...

    I was biking home from Reston Town Center in Fairfax County and smelled natural gas. It was extremely strong, not just a wiff. I called the Police Non Emergency number and they apparently sent...
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    I have the Marathon Green Guard, which are...

    I have the Marathon Green Guard, which are durable but cheaper than the blue-guard premium never-flat ones. I keep going through cheaper tires on my commuting bike, so I'm hoping the Marathons are...
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    I think this is an important question that was...

    I think this is an important question that was not asked in the correct way:
    What are your preferred routes when you are bicycling?

    Are you asking what routes the person currently takes or what...
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