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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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    I've done this one 3 or 4 times. Haven't decided...

    I've done this one 3 or 4 times. Haven't decided on this one yet. You should do fine, with your mileage and your previous experience. There's a really nice long 1-2% downhill stretch that goes on for...
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    Oh man, we must have just missed each other. I...

    Oh man, we must have just missed each other. I came up the opposite way from Vesuvius on Saturday (and came up from the Wintergreen side on Sunday.) Small world!

    Saturday:...
  5. I have the large Thule hardshell case in...

    I have the large Thule hardshell case in excellent condition if you're interested. Only used once. Send me a PM if you like.
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    Sounds wonderful. I'm just getting to know the...

    Sounds wonderful. I'm just getting to know the roads up in that area, so that helps a bunch. You might be interested in the Mountain Mama century ride that starts in Monterey, over in that general...
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    Sounds like you had a great time! What was your...

    Sounds like you had a great time! What was your route out of Goshen? Last weekend I rode in that area, going up Marble Valley and Deerfield Valley through Deerfield, up to west of Staunton. It was...
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    I don't like subforums (like Maintenance) that...

    I don't like subforums (like Maintenance) that you can't see unless you go into the parent forum. Unless you notice that the "Maintenance" icon is darker blue, you wouldn't know that there are new...
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    I'm glad you mentioned the new route. I hadn't...

    I'm glad you mentioned the new route. I hadn't realized. I wasn't planning to do it this year, but now I have to do it :)
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    I've done it, mister! Leemee alone.

    I've done it, mister! Leemee alone.
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    Whenever I ride out west, what happens to me is...

    Whenever I ride out west, what happens to me is the hydration problem, as already mentioned. I tend to get cracked and dry lips. Also I get sunburned, especially on the back of my neck. I always...
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    I can't wait for the sale to finalize (and to...

    I can't wait for the sale to finalize (and to retire so I can move there full-time). Hard to believe but I don't drink either coffee or beer. I'm so ashamed.

    There is insanely great riding in that...
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    My newest bike-related purchase is a house. In...

    My newest bike-related purchase is a house. In Lexington, VA. It comes with some amazing roads for cycling.
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    Heavy pedestrians make the worst kind of traffic.

    Heavy pedestrians make the worst kind of traffic.
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    Bought me a Garmin Virb camera onsale at REI....

    Bought me a Garmin Virb camera onsale at REI. Look forward to collecting tons of boring bike videos that I never get around to editing down to something watchable.

    The plan is to capture some...
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    And PATRIOTIC.

    And PATRIOTIC.
  17. The route in your link is private! I'm out of...

    The route in your link is private!

    I'm out of town, but it sounds like a lot of fun. My longest ride this year is 109 miles.

    Keep safe.
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    What a great story. Kudos!

    What a great story. Kudos!
  19. I've never left the trail before Leesburg when...

    I've never left the trail before Leesburg when heading west. I've driven some of those roads in a car (Belmont Rd, etc.) The whole area seems like subdivision hell to me.

    I'd love some good...
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    Was that thing printed on a PLOTTER?

    Was that thing printed on a PLOTTER?
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    I'm a fair-weather commuter during the year....

    I'm a fair-weather commuter during the year. Wouldn't it be hypocritical of me to make a point of riding in the rain when I wouldn't do it any other day?

    That's my story anyway. Doubtful I will...
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    I did not know that trees needed to be cleaned. Good work. Roll on!
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    Story posted: ...

    Story posted:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/bike-car-crash-revives-anger-over-arlingtons-intersection-of-doom/2014/05/11/275b3c6e-d6cb-11e3-8a78-8fe50322a72c_story.html
  24. I had the pleasure of driving north from Richmond...

    I had the pleasure of driving north from Richmond on I95 this afternoon. Among other things I saw:

    - a woman going slower than other traffic in the left-hand land looking straight down and texting...
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    Nice! The head has sort of a sphinx-like...

    Nice! The head has sort of a sphinx-like quality...
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