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    Previous versions of LEED only prescribed that...

    Previous versions of LEED only prescribed that bicycle storage/racks be "secure" and within 200 yards of the building entrance. They didn't elaborate on what was or was not secure. This resulted in...
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    You know what's really fun? Single Speed...

    You know what's really fun? Single Speed Cyclocross! If only there was somebody out there with a single speed cross bike for sale.
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    Yikes....That could have been way worse.

    Yikes....That could have been way worse.
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    I still haven't sold this bike. I haven't been...

    I still haven't sold this bike. I haven't been trying too hard because my significant other isn't pressing the issue, but I will need to sell it eventually. If anybody is interested, just send me...
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    I saw a rider yesterday take the Pennsylvania ave...

    I saw a rider yesterday take the Pennsylvania ave bike lane heading east at the intersection with Constitution to the South sidewalk on Constitution. He did this during the left turn cycle for...
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    5350 from bikeyface.com

    5350
    from bikeyface.com
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    You - "Why would I have to signal my turn when...

    You - "Why would I have to signal my turn when there's only one way I can go?"
    Officer - "ok." walks away.

    10 PM on a Friday night...Hains Point is probably one of the most peaceful parts of the...
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    For Sale - Felt Breed 2012 - 53 CM

    I'm selling my 2012 Felt Breed for $800. Size 53cm. All components except the pedals (PD-M540) are stock. Check the below link for a complete list:
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    The width of the lane is too inviting to drivers....

    The width of the lane is too inviting to drivers. I'd like to see the lane not as wide so motor vehicles could not fit, but something would have to be done to accommodate the loading zones like the...
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    You won't be alone one out there defending the...

    You won't be alone one out there defending the bike lane. Saw a guy blocking a driver from abusing it just tonight.

    http://youtu.be/AA_gvpUGUlo
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    Take it past 16th street during the evening...

    Take it past 16th street during the evening rush....I don't ride the full length of it, but of the portions I do ride, I find Connecticut (due to NASCAR like wide left turns that make the space for...
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    15th Street southbound is the worst. I avoid it...

    15th Street southbound is the worst. I avoid it unless I'm making a video depicting why I avoid it (http://youtu.be/mXcBqJ74bxI).

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    I see this happen from a distance maybe once or...

    I see this happen from a distance maybe once or twice a week. I've caught it on camera a handful of times with me in or approaching the intersection (see this youtube hit (very far from actually...
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    You can sign up to test a pair of these out...

    You can sign up to test a pair of these out before they become publicly available but it'll cost you $1,500.

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    Google Glass Strava App

    http://www.google.com/glass/start/

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    I'm more worried about this more than I am excited for it. It looks cool, could be very useful, but I typically prefer to minimize my possible...
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    Somebody posted a pretty funny comment on...

    Somebody posted a pretty funny comment on Specialized's Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/specializedbicycles/posts/10152037568222579?comment_id=28765156&offset=0&total_comments=647

    "Dear...
  17. M-Street Cycletrack Installation Set to Begin

    Just got this update on my newsfeed:

    Starting on or about Monday (11/25) we’re going to begin installing a protected bike lane (also known as a cycle track) on M Street NW.

    The cycle track,...
  18. "Here are some bicycle users in Copenhagen last...

    "Here are some bicycle users in Copenhagen last winter. It was about -10 C and around -25 with the windchill."
    "Anybody who cycles in the winter deserves respect. Anybody who tries to tell the...
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    Me: Taking the L-Street cycletrack home from...

    Me: Taking the L-Street cycletrack home from work.
    Taxi: Slowly merging into the mixing zone
    Me: Slowing down to give room for the taxi to come on over.
    You: Impatient driver coming in from behind...
  20. Zero on most days. Office and condo building both...

    Zero on most days. Office and condo building both have racks in the parking garage. The rack in my condo building is 1 spot per unit, so if I take my other bike out that is stored in my bedroom, I...
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    I remember reading an article on GGW a while back...

    I remember reading an article on GGW a while back that said the 2 most common bikeshare trips are Adams Mill/Columbia to Calvert/Woodley and back. That's replacing a 10 minute walk with a 3 minute...
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    Theoretically, it works ok. Realistically, it...

    Theoretically, it works ok. Realistically, it could be much better. Thanks for the survey link.

    This is how the L-Street bike lane worked for me during last Friday's evening rush. I don't...
  23. Some local blogs: http://dcbac.blogspot.com/...

    Some local blogs:
    http://dcbac.blogspot.com/
    http://www.mvjantzen.com/blog/
    http://dc.streetsblog.org/
    http://twitter.com/struckdc
    http://districtcycling.com/
    http://beyonddc.com/

    Sometimes...
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    I used to ride with the M324's. The pedal would...

    I used to ride with the M324's. The pedal would often times flip over. It can be a real pain in the ass when trying to clip back in and your pedal has flipped over with the platform side up. Metal...
  25. I caught up with a cyclist yesterday who I saw...

    I caught up with a cyclist yesterday who I saw very dangerously cross the intersection during the left green arrow. The vehicles turning left were able to avoid him, but the cyclist didn't make it...
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