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    Since Halloween is almost here, let me scare...

    Since Halloween is almost here, let me scare everyone on the forum with the dangerous intersection in the Netherlands (found out about this on BikeSnobNYC):


    http://youtu.be/TAGSmudr3js

    The...
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    For this you could split it into 3 parts: 30 mile...

    For this you could split it into 3 parts: 30 mile bike ride, lunch at a restaurant to rest/recharge, 20 mile bike ride home. I usually break up longer rides with an off-the-bike meal somewhere around...
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    But you're only supposed to have bbq sauce on...

    But you're only supposed to have bbq sauce on your face AFTER you eat, not BEFORE ;)
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    That's because you're doing it in the wrong...

    That's because you're doing it in the wrong order! The proper order should be: long bike ride, stop for bbq, EAT the bbq, then longer bike ride to work off the calories (bbq sauce required to remain...
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    I always have to avoid looking too long at the...

    I always have to avoid looking too long at the Ben & Jerry's in Old Town Alexandria, but other than that I would probably say the barbecue that's on the W&OD at South Oakland St (near the Shirlington...
  6. Exactly why I use the same set-up. Black...

    Exactly why I use the same set-up.

    Black Diamond Icon headlamp attached to my helmet set to the 2 single-power LED's (35 lumens) for general sight, Knog Beetle light (10 lumens) strapped to my...
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    I am invoking Hanlon's law here: Never attribute...

    I am invoking Hanlon's law here: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

    I think the majority of driver-cyclist interactions where the driver does something...
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    I remember someone else on this forum had this...

    I remember someone else on this forum had this same situation, but I cannot find the related thread/post. I do know, however, that the following is how this person resolved the issue: he locked his...
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    I saw it on the main site:...

    I saw it on the main site: http://www.arlnow.com/2014/10/22/morning-notes-1061/



    That's the stretch of Lynn where the bike lane has disappeared due to closed lanes of traffic with all the...
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    That "No Turn on Red" sign can't come soon...

    That "No Turn on Red" sign can't come soon enough. Its absence completely negates the point of the leading pedestrian interval as demonstrated by that white car's actions.

    Also, that was a little...
  11. The link is incorrect (the colon got incorporated...

    The link is incorrect (the colon got incorporated into it). Here's the corrected link: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=48203

    I like the way it looks, especially the placement...
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    On the new portion of the Arlington Boulevard...

    On the new portion of the Arlington Boulevard Trail on the Fort Myer side (eastbound US-50) just north of Pershing Drive around here: http://goo.gl/maps/6bJJy there are a couple of piles of debris in...
  13. This situation is the only time I will pass a...

    This situation is the only time I will pass a school bus with its flashers/stop sign on. When the operator of the school bus signals to me that I may pass through, I will wave in thanks (this is...
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    Thanks for the information and advice, Tim. ...

    Thanks for the information and advice, Tim.

    While the theft of my bike was 3 years ago (a one-time event), I have not heard of any other bikes being stolen. The current ongoing situation is theft...
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    I would disagree. When my bike was stolen from...

    I would disagree. When my bike was stolen from the Ballston parking garage about 3 years ago, mall security pushed me off on the parking management company, both of which were no help whatsoever. It...
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    Mood lighting under the 10th Street bridge over...

    Mood lighting under the 10th Street bridge over US-50
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6863&stc=1

    The color did not change, so I think the bridge was angry.
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    Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I actually...

    Thanks, everyone, for the advice. I actually didn't realize that the garage is county-owned, so perhaps that fact will help in getting better facilities.

    For the time being, I will keep my bike in...
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    How to get more secure bike parking

    Here's the situation: the Ballston mall parking garage's bike racks are not secure. At all. Although near the parking garage office, there are no cameras even though the area is fairly well...
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    Thanks for linking the video. I really like the...

    Thanks for linking the video. I really like the "pulse" function, but to be nitpicky, I'd slow the pulse rate down. I'm currently satisfied with my Planet Bike Superflash, but I will consider this...
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    The taillights of cars at night have 2 different...

    The taillights of cars at night have 2 different settings when on: normal (red) and braking (bright red). This change in brightness draws attention to the fact that the car is braking. Bicycle...
  21. Their bikes are 7-speed instead of our 3-speed....

    Their bikes are 7-speed instead of our 3-speed. I'm jealous!
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    I did not encounter a security guard at that...

    I did not encounter a security guard at that time. It was a Saturday afternoon, but I imagine I'd have trouble if it was rush hour!
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    That day (back in May), I got turned around quite...

    That day (back in May), I got turned around quite a bit when I got to DCA. Luckily, when I did my Alaska trip (I parked my bike at DCA), I had no trouble.

    It was fun, though, riding the people...
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    Bike the Metro - Yellow Line

    Well, I did this ride about 5 months ago (May 31), and creating a video for it has been sitting on the back burner for a while, so I finally sat down and got everything together for my 2nd of 6 rides...
  25. I like the idea of helmet-integrated lights,...

    I like the idea of helmet-integrated lights, especially if they can keep the weight down. Stats: weight 13 oz., 12 hours of battery life, USB recharge takes 1.5 hours, 5 front LED's, 5 rear LED's,...
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