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  1. The International Space Station was very...

    The International Space Station was very noticeable last night, if you knew enough to look up at that moment. It was visible as it passed about half of the visible arc of the sky here.

    But wait,...
  2. SpotTheStation Time: Fri Oct 24 7:40 PM,...

    SpotTheStation

    Time: Fri Oct 24 7:40 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 58 degrees, Appears: NW, Disappears: ENE

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    In addition, the next rocket launch from Wallops is tentatively scheduled for...
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    That new establishment, Highline R&R, should be...

    That new establishment, Highline R&R, should be open this winter, in the former Bailey's Pub & Grille space.
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    You'll probably never be able to talk to every...

    You'll probably never be able to talk to every single relevant police force in advance in this area. Maybe this time the Pentagon Police will show up. Or DEA. Or...
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    Your name wouldn't be Jimmy Page? (Kidding. Sort...

    Your name wouldn't be Jimmy Page? (Kidding. Sort of. See "Stairway to Heaven copyright infringement lawsuit.")
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    Update from LocalMotion: Due to inclement...

    Update from LocalMotion:

    Due to inclement weather the City is cancelling its Lights for Bikes event today and rescheduling it for Tuesday, 10/28 from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Braddock Rd. Metro...
  7. Many more young adults are delaying when they...

    Many more young adults are delaying when they obtain a driver's license these days. Plus many of the so-called millennials have begun to move to urban centers with convenient mass transit and...
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    You can tighten or loosen the lever mechanism by...

    You can tighten or loosen the lever mechanism by turning the nut or screw on the other end of the lever. Of course this only works after the lever is already in the open position.
  9. You mean this? ...

    You mean this?


    https://screen.yahoo.com/colon-blow-000000540.html

    P.S. I just discovered that someone used the name to create (what appears to be) an actual product and company, years after...
  10. About 33,000 car-related deaths a year in the...

    About 33,000 car-related deaths a year in the U.S. Even worse 20 years ago, when the numbers were more like 40,000 a year and up. It really is insane. A lot of people are getting worked up about...
  11. There's the mistaken notion, still held by many,...

    There's the mistaken notion, still held by many, that drivers pay for all of the costs of road construction and maintenance, so some/many drivers feel entitled to exclusive use of public roads, i.e.,...
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    Alexandria LocalMotion announcement: "In an...

    Alexandria LocalMotion announcement:

    "In an effort to help make sure bicyclists are safely visible to motorist[s] and others as we get closer to daylight savings [sic], Local Motion, in...
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    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tornado-To...

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tornado-Touched-Down-in-Alexandria-Last-Week-National-Weather-Service-Confirms-279856942.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DCBrand

    Two Tornadoes Touched Down in...
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    I'm still the only person I know who resumed...

    I'm still the only person I know who resumed cycling as an adult largely because of Michael Phelps and his record-setting achievement at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Honest. I got so fired up...
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    I have hundreds of rain bikes (at my disposal): ...

    I have hundreds of rain bikes (at my disposal):

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  16. Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games, June 26-July 5, 2015

    http://fairfax2015.com/

    http://www.wtop.com/41/3724739/Summer-event-will-play-a-role-in-DCs-Olympics-bid

    I read about this for the first time today. According to WTOP, the event is open to...
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    That's a wrap. Store is now officially closed,...

    That's a wrap. Store is now officially closed, for good (unless they extended hours today).

    I wonder what they will do with any gear they couldn't sell. Will it be similar to what you see at...
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    Tomorrow is the last day of business at the...

    Tomorrow is the last day of business at the store.

    I stopped by there last weekend. Not much left. A few expensive bikes on display (including a pricey track bike), a limited amount of jerseys and...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNIb6Ik2zc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNIb6Ik2zc
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/...

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/03/20/starbucks-coffee-shop-alcoholic-beverages-wine-beer/6658379/

    "Like others in the ultra-competitive restaurant world, the coffee giant plans...
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    Tim Kelley with two "E"s. Plus he's a Canon guy....

    Tim Kelley with two "E"s. Plus he's a Canon guy.

    Quote: "I am a Canon guy." [referring to cameras though, not puppies]
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    I'm still not doing much riding at all this fall,...

    I'm still not doing much riding at all this fall, and it's not nearly cold enough for ski goggles yet. But I did pick up some AAA batteries for the on-board fan. The sound is kind of annoying, as you...
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    I might have a different CatEye model. Maybe an...

    I might have a different CatEye model. Maybe an earlier version. The plastic casing is vanilla white on my bike light, and it doesn't blink nearly as fast as those in the video, I think. I usually...
  24. Traffic expected to be heavy for Concert for Valor, Nov. 11, on the National Mall

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/traffic/transit/Metro-Concerned-About-Moving-Concert-for-Valor-Crowd-278702941.html

    http://www.theconcertforvalor.com/

    The concert will take place somewhere on the...
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    I like how wide the Cateye Rapid 5 tail light is,...

    I like how wide the Cateye Rapid 5 tail light is, even if it's a little tricky to position under the seat.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-p1aTl5Y8

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    I bought a front light, which was...
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