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    It was down Sunday morning when I biked through...

    It was down Sunday morning when I biked through (unless another one went down). I am surprised that it hasn't been cleared away yet.
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    Nov 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Happy November!

    The storms yesterday and last night brought a tree down on the Custis between the trail heading up towards Veitch (i.e., the trail east of the bridge to nowhere, through McCoy...
  3. Thread: Missed connection

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    Perhaps getting back to topic here . a few...

    Perhaps getting back to topic here . a few missed connections over the past 1.5 weeks.

    Encounter one:
    Me: riding south on the MVT approaching the first left by the Merchant Marine memorial. I...
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    Can we harness your powers to get things done?

    Can we harness your powers to get things done?
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    Just received an e-mail from VDOT that this will...

    Just received an e-mail from VDOT that this will begin on Monday, September 16, 2019 and continue through fall 2020.
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    About early-August they repaved Washington Blvd....

    About early-August they repaved Washington Blvd. I was pleasantly surprised with the speed in which VDOT did it (a few nights scraping it up and a few to pave). I have had a theory that there is one...
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    The new bike-walking trail on the Custis through...

    The new bike-walking trail on the Custis through Rosslyn was open this morning. A few issues at the road crossings (workers still there) but otherwise quite nice. And wide.
    Looks like they will be...
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    He did in two sessions. Half were gone the...

    He did in two sessions. Half were gone the morning after you rode through (perhaps what looked moved were actually missing then?) and the remainder the next morning.
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    Protected intersection in Silver Spring

    I just noticed this on the WAMU web site:
    https://wamu.org/story/19/08/06/silver-spring-is-getting-the-regions-first-protected-intersection-but-what-is-it/

    I hope it works and DC and VA take note.
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    Huh? I went through there at about 7:30 and...

    Huh? I went through there at about 7:30 and didn't notice a tree down. Has someone moved it? Was it passable enough that I didn't notice? (I have been swinging wide there for a few days due to...
  11. Thread: Found Connection

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    Me: Cycling west on Fairfax Drive in bike lanes...

    Me: Cycling west on Fairfax Drive in bike lanes approaching Glebe.
    You: Bus driver who kindly moves to the right turn lane behind me rather than cutting me off as so many do. Waves to me as we wait...
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    Around the count of 6, the light is red for folks...

    Around the count of 6, the light is red for folks coming off Key Bridge and the area between the parkway entrance and Lee in front of the Marriott is usually clear - only way for someone to enter is...
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    I agree. I believe that I have only once passed a...

    I agree. I believe that I have only once passed a e-bike in all the years I have been cycling and that person was traveling with someone slow on a regular bike. I am passed daily by e-bikes on my...
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    Judd and others had pictures (you might recall...

    Judd and others had pictures (you might recall the one with all the metal pieces from SteveO, although that looks cleared up in Judd's photos).
    I only use the W&OD in winter when it is dark for...
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    Answering my own question - MVT is just fine. I...

    Answering my own question - MVT is just fine. I guess it was a good thing that this all happened near low tide. There is a big streak of flotsam in the river not far off the VA shore, but it isn't...
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    Well, the routes through the middle of Arlington...

    Well, the routes through the middle of Arlington are okay. Pentagon City to Ballston via Joyce to Columbia Pike to Washington Blvd Trail (between Towers Park and rt50) to the little trails in Lyon...
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    The new Custis Trail in Rosslyn was open this...

    The new Custis Trail in Rosslyn was open this morning (closing the sidewalk) between Oak and Lynn. I must say, that for brand new asphalt, it was very bumpy. I fear it will quickly get worse and be...
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    Yes, it looks like the one on Hayes. I think it...

    Yes, it looks like the one on Hayes. I think it is there to let the cars know that it is not a car lane. It hasn't stopped the gardeners from blocking the lane on Hayes. If they get one north of...
  19. Thread: Shoes and blisters

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    Just be thankful it didn't bite you. A cycling...

    Just be thankful it didn't bite you. A cycling friend in Ohio was bitten by a bat on his commute home one day (late fall, I think, dark in any event). Had to go for the rabies shots. He was not...
  20. The VRE does allow bikes on some of the trains...

    The VRE does allow bikes on some of the trains (last three of the morning and last three of the evening), although there are limits in the number of bikes allowed. You would need to talk to folks who...
  21. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Luckily I was nearly at work, but I was still...

    Luckily I was nearly at work, but I was still nearly soaked by the time I got there 5 min later. I had checked three different weather applications (weather.gov, wunderground, dark skies) at 6:40 am,...
  22. Thank you all. Sounds like I should not have been...

    Thank you all. Sounds like I should not have been surprised by it and the fact that it got better with time is appropriate. I will look into the correct procedure for my brakes when righting them and...
  23. Does using a hydraulic brake while bike is upside down cause it to lose pressure?

    This morning I got a flat on the way to work. I have hydraulic disc brakes. I do not touch the brakes while the wheel is out. Today, I had flipped the bike over to remove the rear wheel and kept it...
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    This works for me! Thank you! I frequently end up...

    This works for me! Thank you! I frequently end up choosing routes that have races on them because I do not know where to check for all the races (nor remember!). (Somehow my cycling buddy and I time...
  25. Yesterday morning there were at least four...

    Yesterday morning there were at least four scooters on Trollheim. At least the wood was dry so any need to swerve was less likely to cause a slip and fall. I was very pleased to see that there were...
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