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    Granted, that light pole is in the way, but I...

    Granted, that light pole is in the way, but I don't understand why it's so important to be able to make a turn without stopping so that a bike can cross at the crosswalk, instead of turning on Walter...
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    Jefferson > Washington > Westmoreland/19th, and...

    Jefferson > Washington > Westmoreland/19th, and then you roll thru the stop sign as you turn right on Van Buren, and you can high-five the cop as you go by. Duh...
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    It is difficult to properly flip off a scofflaw...

    It is difficult to properly flip off a scofflaw car driver when wearing lobster mitts.
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    There is a tree down on the WOD about 1/2 mile...

    There is a tree down on the WOD about 1/2 mile east of Clark's Crossing that completely blocks the trail, with no way around it. I managed to lift my bike and myself over part of the obstacle and...
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    It looks like the guy in the video is rolling...

    It looks like the guy in the video is rolling slicks and he seems to be doing ok.
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    i've read other forum members posting the same...

    i've read other forum members posting the same advice in the past. It sounds sooooo uncomfortable. I don't know how you put your foot in a plastic bag without the bag wrinkling, and those wrinkles...
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    No problem riding 30 slicks from Reston to...

    No problem riding 30 slicks from Reston to Crystal City on the WOD and 4MR. The WOD was actually brushed between the Custis interchange and Columbia Pike. That's a first, and a welcome change.
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    I might be interested in both, but esp the bars. ...

    I might be interested in both, but esp the bars. Let me take a look after I get home tonight.
  9. That's a pretty standard price at Merlin. Right...

    That's a pretty standard price at Merlin. Right now you can get 2 700x28's for $76, and with that price you get two tubes.

    *oh, and free shipping to the US.
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    au contraire...retirees should get 1/3 points...

    au contraire...retirees should get 1/3 points because they have all day to ride unlike us working stiffs.
  11. Thread: Desk Cycle

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    I saw an article about this a while back (maybe...

    I saw an article about this a while back (maybe here on the forum) that suggested these types of desks were very beneficial for kids with ADHD (so I suppose adults, too). A deskcycle wouldn't do...
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    go to the website. last year's data is still...

    go to the website. last year's data is still there.
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    I like this a lot. A competition within the...

    I like this a lot. A competition within the competition. Essentially, competing to be relevant. A primary component of this game is to encourage winter riding, and I support that. But I don't...
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    no, don't sit out. You're just like everyone...

    no, don't sit out. You're just like everyone else...you do what you can.
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    If I go 55 on the beltway (posted speed limit) I...

    If I go 55 on the beltway (posted speed limit) I get blow away by virtually every other driver. So why do you think that mentality wouldn't carryover to a speed limit on the trails? Public safety...
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    Same here, and can no longer transfer...

    Same here, and can no longer transfer registration, so it looks like I just made a donation!
  17. This is an amazing thread. After carefully...

    This is an amazing thread. After carefully reading all of the posts I decided to order a pair of Specialized Roubaix Pro 2BR tires for routine commuting on my new cyclocross bike, that is, until the...
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    I typically wave those cars through. I don't...

    I typically wave those cars through. I don't want anyone to do me a favor. I want everybody to do what they have the legal right to do. The car beats me to the 4-way stop on Van Buren...I wave...
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    GTFO! But then, there's plenty of roads to get...

    GTFO!

    But then, there's plenty of roads to get to the same place.
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    Done!

    Done!
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    Microsurfacing sucks as it regards riding a bike....

    Microsurfacing sucks as it regards riding a bike. It leaves the road surface rough and jolting if rolling with skinny tires. Shirlington Road used to be a fun, fast ride north to south, but now,...
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    If it's not enforced (which it's not) then it...

    If it's not enforced (which it's not) then it doesn't really exist.
  23. Thread: Coffee With a Cop

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    Odd that none are scheduled at doughnut shops.

    Odd that none are scheduled at doughnut shops.
  24. So, you haven't serviced your bike for 3 years...

    So, you haven't serviced your bike for 3 years and see a quote for $120 to provide the maintenance you need. That averages out to $40 per year for maintenance. Honestly, what are you complaining...
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    I bought a cyclocross bike today so I am now very...

    I bought a cyclocross bike today so I am now very interested in this event.
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