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  1. Get the book :) ...

    Get the book :)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OGY1DG/ref=kinw_myk_ro_title

    Very interesting reading. Very interesting guy.
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    Lots of new fresh paving on the W&OD from Herndon...

    Lots of new fresh paving on the W&OD from Herndon out at least to Smiths Switch (the equipment was still parked by the trail the night before last, so they may be paving even further out before...
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    I have a lightly used Specialized Tri-Cross...

    I have a lightly used Specialized Tri-Cross (aluminum, carbon fork) with rack and fenders (not currently attached, but with all the parts) that I would sell cheap to a good home. Like real cheap...
  4. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    Agree, but... $30 for an annual pass is the way...

    Agree, but... $30 for an annual pass is the way to go.
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    I've done the full length of the drive many...

    I've done the full length of the drive many times, but I've never had the chance to go from one end to the other in one day (mainly because I'd have no way to get back :) ). A couple of times I've...
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    Just because I see sharrows I don't take it as a...

    Just because I see sharrows I don't take it as a sign that I need to ride right over them. They put the sharrows on Oak St. heading to Gallows right in the middle of the road, but I see no reason to...
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    I don't like to on-yer-left little kids when I...

    I don't like to on-yer-left little kids when I pass them, because I'm afraid of spooking them. I always try to give them a wave or a thumbs-up as I pass though.
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    Yeah, I saw you were going for the bonus miles :)...

    Yeah, I saw you were going for the bonus miles :)

    Someday you should come back and try that route though. It's a really, really fun downhill run back into Thurmont from Ft Richey. Also the ride...
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    Sounds like we had very similar experiences. I...

    Sounds like we had very similar experiences. I don't usually have really terrible cramping problems, but it was bad on Saturday. I started getting them at about mile 50 and they just got worse. I...
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    Thankfully for me the company is buying the...

    Thankfully for me the company is buying the tickets. We've got club seats and food vouchers (I figure the $25 voucher should be good for about 2/3rds of a hot dog.)

    The bike I'm riding doesn't...
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    A couple of the stream crossings on the W&OD way...

    A couple of the stream crossings on the W&OD way out by Smiths Switch Station (Goose Creek?) have the faux-wood planks. I'm still a little cautious on them when it's wet. They're not...
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    Wow, thanks for the great suggestions! This...

    Wow, thanks for the great suggestions! This should be fun. (The game too of course, unless Cole Hamels is having too good of a day)
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    warning, this is a useless post... but I do...

    warning, this is a useless post...

    but I do have the Garmin Virb. I have had it since May and have only used it about three times. It seems to work fine. I have the Garmin 810 app to control it...
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    Nationals Park Advice

    I've never been to a Nationals game. The company is having a get-together at the Phillies game on Sunday (go Nats!)

    I understand they have a pretty good/safe bike valet service at the park. I'm...
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    I'm in. I was going to skip this year (this will...

    I'm in. I was going to skip this year (this will be my fifth, I think) but then I heard they were changing the route. Hopefully a little variety will put some spice back into it :)

    Looks like we...
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    I actually have ridden to that point a couple of...

    I actually have ridden to that point a couple of times, and I never can find where the trail picks up after that. What's the secret?
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    I found these routes the first time by googling a...

    I found these routes the first time by googling a route named "OMGWTF". Then I rode it.

    OMGWTF!
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    There won't BE a next time...

    There won't BE a next time...
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    There's some good steep stuff between the ridge...

    There's some good steep stuff between the ridge on Mt Weather and the river. Really steep. You can make a decent loop of it. Something like this (either direction is good):
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    I've ridden that road frequently, especially...

    I've ridden that road frequently, especially between Little Washington and Sperryville. Not horrible on a bike, but I wouldn't want a car passing me at 93 MPH. Depending on which way you go, the...
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    That was my "first time" as well :)

    That was my "first time" as well :)
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    Hey, me too. I did the 100. Pretty good day for a...

    Hey, me too. I did the 100. Pretty good day for a bike ride. That last slog in on Mountain Valley Road is something, innit? Good luck with the 100 next year.
  23. Here's the route I take from Annandale to Tysons,...

    Here's the route I take from Annandale to Tysons, including the extension to Spring Hill Road I sometimes take when I go to the Honda dealership:

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5466270

    I see a...
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    Sunday I picked up where I left off from Friday's...

    Sunday I picked up where I left off from Friday's ride, from Peaks of Otter down south past Roanoke Mountain. These two pics are from a spot where the parkway runs right along the top of the "ridge"...
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    The Blue Ridge Parkway is now practically in my...

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is now practically in my backyard, from my new 2nd home in Lexington. Here's the view from the Terrapin Mt Overlook on the Thunder Ridge climb:
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