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    IME, cops don't really focus their attention on...

    IME, cops don't really focus their attention on maximum safety; they focus on the easiest target (or what makes the most ticket revenue).
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    They will ask who you are, and then run your name...

    They will ask who you are, and then run your name and address to confirm your identity and for any further info they want until they are satisfied you aren't lying to them.

    /ex-skateboarder.

    (I...
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    Their web page is somewhat misleading, as well. ...

    Their web page is somewhat misleading, as well. They say that a 700c rim has a "3:1 advantage" over an 8" rotor, which may be true from a purely theoretical standpoint (the rim is technically a much...
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    Disc brakes are, in almost all cases,...

    Disc brakes are, in almost all cases, significantly more powerful than rim brakes.
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    Its not an ebike, but I thought some of our ebike...

    Its not an ebike, but I thought some of our ebike aficionados might appreciate my new alternative vehicle:

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    Its a sector 9 longboard with two 50mm brushless motors on it, running off a 7...
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    dcv...

    dcv would say EVERYWHERE. :)

    It all depends on how comfortable you are without brakes. There are very strong riders (the aforementioned dcv is one of them) who ride brakeless fixies on long road...
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    Yeah, I don't really find it that bad. The...

    Yeah, I don't really find it that bad. The shoulders are generous. Its not scenic or anything (and there always seems to be a bastard of a headwind heading into Leesburg) but its not scary...
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    From the town center, where democracy drive loops...

    From the town center, where democracy drive loops around by the ice rink, go across and then get on the path to the right immediately before the bridge. That path drops behind the bus station...
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    Specialized seems to spend most of the money...

    Specialized seems to spend most of the money their customers give them on marketing and stupid legal bullying. The obvious solution is to stop giving them so much money. Seriously. Sure, they make...
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    My dinotte 400L came with a myriad of mounts; one...

    My dinotte 400L came with a myriad of mounts; one of them (I think designed for a seat stay) wraps around the tubus rack on my touring bike nicely. The dinotte and PB mounts are close enough that I...
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    All of them except the four Reston ones are...

    All of them except the four Reston ones are private. The Reston ones look very familiar. :)
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    I bought one of the magicshine knockoffs to...

    I bought one of the magicshine knockoffs to supplement my aging dinotte. It works fine. For the price its fantastic. I didn't get the wide beam (my 800L has the wide beam covered) so its...
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    Not sure I'd listen to them, since IME their...

    Not sure I'd listen to them, since IME their rides are the worst-led ones I've ever personally attended. :p
  14. The membership seems high, but honestly,...

    The membership seems high, but honestly, depending on the quality and availability of their tools its probably quite reasonable. Places that the public has access to high-end...
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    Other than the distance, thats not actually a bad...

    Other than the distance, thats not actually a bad location. Getting from Vienna Metro to the W&OD is not bad, and then the W&OD can get you downtown quite easily. And you have the option of the...
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    I didn't know that cyclists didn't have lives,...

    I didn't know that cyclists didn't have lives, jobs or families. And also that a 5 percent grade is "very steep".
  17. And add Birdfoot to the detour as well. ...

    And add Birdfoot to the detour as well. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4245903
  18. Oddly enough, I do the exact opposite thing for...

    Oddly enough, I do the exact opposite thing for the same reason. :) Most of the issues I have at MUP/road intersections are simply that drivers don't expect traffic at places that aren't clearly...
  19. I take the road both directions always there. ...

    I take the road both directions always there. The way the trail crosses several driveways and has that fairly poor road crossing at the neighborhood is kinda dangerous IMO, and since I have another...
  20. Amazon seems to carry them at the same or lower...

    Amazon seems to carry them at the same or lower prices, with free shipping, and Amazon has excellent service.
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    This sums up my reaction too.

    This sums up my reaction too.
  22. Don't know about the Capital Crescent, but I...

    Don't know about the Capital Crescent, but I believe the W&OD is almost entirely owned by the government. My recollection is the power company purchased it when the railroad went out of business,...
  23. Free Yakima King Cobra roof racks, need some TLC

    I have a pair of Yakima King Cobra roof racks. Bought in 2004 or so, lived on the roof of my old subaru since they were bought. That car is gone and the racks could use a new home (the new car runs...
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    I have a pair of Yakima King Cobras, which are an...

    I have a pair of Yakima King Cobras, which are an older roof mount that grabs the wheels. But they would need some sort of rack and cross bars to clamp to, so probably wouldn't work out of the box...
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    Thats... not good. Some of those chunks look...

    Thats... not good. Some of those chunks look like a substantial amount of steel. O_o
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