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    In the next few years, I fully expect to see...

    In the next few years, I fully expect to see little improvement save for nicer sidewalks with undergrounded utilities (which is really nice, as Steve O pointed out in the Wilson Blvd restriping...
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    Bike the Metro - Blue Line

    I finished my video of biking the Blue line. It's video #4 of my series for biking the DC Metro.

    Biking around MD, DC, and VA was tough on 11/2 because it was cold and windy (you can see whitecaps...
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    I'll take "really cold and dry" over "cold and...

    I'll take "really cold and dry" over "cold and wet" any day.
  4. Practice Loop Coming to W&OD at Columbia Pike

    Arlington will be building a practice loop for beginner cyclists along with other features on the north side of Columbia Pike next to the W&OD. The idea looks pretty nice, and it's located in a good...
  5. Funny. I had a conversation with a family friend...

    Funny. I had a conversation with a family friend about biking in Arlington, and she (driver-only) brought up #1-4 in addition to arguing about mandatory licensing for cyclists (right now I'm...
  6. I think you are referring to the wrong crossing....

    I think you are referring to the wrong crossing. The crossing in question has 2 lanes and is just before the merge into Washington Blvd here:...
  7. This is what I came across on my ride last night....

    This is what I came across on my ride last night. I didn't realize that one of the cyclists had actually been hit. I posted about it in the missed connection thread:...
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    Just before the Route 50 crossing, the bike lane...

    Just before the Route 50 crossing, the bike lane on George Mason Drive ends, dumping you into the sharrows in the right travel lane at a very inopportune place (just around a slight curve). Taking...
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    Almost heard a crash occur right behind me while...

    Almost heard a crash occur right behind me while crossing the GW Parkway and saw the aftermath of a crash tonight while crossing Washington Blvd tonight. Here's where the incidents took place:
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    Sadly, I've witnessed this happen a couple of...

    Sadly, I've witnessed this happen a couple of times on trails (almost all of them on the MVT, not surprisingly). A cyclist aggressively ringing his bell does not require the pedestrian to do anything...
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    I tend to gasp and react when something sudden...

    I tend to gasp and react when something sudden like that happens. When I'm approaching something alone, I tend to stay quiet and just avoid the situation whichever way I can (side note: I'm not a...
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    Missed connection - Double Dodging Dooring

    Video of the incidents:


    http://youtu.be/zZuxScZKDyo

    @Steve O, after looking at the video I took, I realize that in the first incident, I had actually seen the car parking ahead of time. The...
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    If I see a group of more than 3 people in the...

    If I see a group of more than 3 people in the distance (I don't get close enough to tell if they're teens or senior citizens) especially at night (I ride on the MBT probably a few times per month), I...
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    Me: very glad these were both missed connections...

    Me: very glad these were both missed connections instead of the alternative while doing errands in the rainy darkness at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday over the span of about 10 minutes. I had all of my...
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    You'll only be able to carry 100 pounds of it...

    You'll only be able to carry 100 pounds of it home (Oregon Trail logic).
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    To avoid any confusion, the restriping will be...

    To avoid any confusion, the restriping will be applied from North Manchester Street (W&OD trail) to North Frederick Street (behind the Safeway) and will not reach George Mason Drive.

    This is an...
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    Best time to vote: before you go to work. Had no...

    Best time to vote: before you go to work. Had no lines whatsover.
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    I sometimes see an orange tabby (probably the...

    I sometimes see an orange tabby (probably the same one) at the intersection of the Bluemont Junction Trail/W&OD. He's nice and friendly, and I pet him whenever I see him (I can't help but pet a kitty...
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    I spent a lot of time during that ride cursing...

    I spent a lot of time during that ride cursing the wind, quite literally saying, "F*** you, wind!"

    Also, I may have overdone it because I hit that point in tiredness where one only has enough...
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    That explains why GB's bike had a slight glow to...

    That explains why GB's bike had a slight glow to it when I saw him this morning (saw each other at the bike racks)!
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    Bike the Metro - Red Line

    Yesterday, I biked the entire Blue Line of the Metro, but I also finished my video for my Red Line ride. I've now got only the Green (next) and Silver (phase I and II) lines remaining!

    During this...
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    Secondary solutions to lighting on the trail

    While we've talked in multiple threads about lighting etiquette on the trails, I was thinking of secondary solutions to the problem (no one would need a bright light if the trail is properly visible,...
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    Saw a bunch of construction vehicles around the...

    Saw a bunch of construction vehicles around the intersection of South 18th Street/Crystal Drive and Crystal City-MVT Connector in Crystal City today. Northbound on Crystal Drive right lane and bike...
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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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