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    I'd add a pair of latex gloves in your emergency...

    I'd add a pair of latex gloves in your emergency kit to the list. If you do need to change a flat or do some other repair, they give you more dexterity than any sort of winter gloves. Since they...
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    While I'm not sure that I would agree with the...

    While I'm not sure that I would agree with the first part of your statement, Brazil is plenty protectionist, so your conclusion about imports definitely holds. Have you looked into the domestic...
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    Parabens! I've ridden in SP a few times on the...

    Parabens! I've ridden in SP a few times on the weekends when I was down there for work the past couple of years. There's a pretty decent networks of bike trails. Apparently, a former mayor made a big...
  4. As much as I dislike that crossing and agree with...

    As much as I dislike that crossing and agree with your assessment of enraged drivers, there is no reason that a dip in the road there should cause any driver to miss the crosswalk. While you might...
  5. Perhaps it's just the sidewalk vs. vehicle...

    Perhaps it's just the sidewalk vs. vehicle traffic during my normal commute into DC, but I still find that the sidewalk seems to be a faster option than taking one of the lanes. In my view, it's...
  6. I dunno. Bridge traffic was bumper-to-bumper this...

    I dunno. Bridge traffic was bumper-to-bumper this morning, and there is no bailout eastbound. Just temporary jersey barriers in the right lane and oncoming traffic in the reversible middle lane. Plus...
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    As always, depends on the conditions. If there...

    As always, depends on the conditions. If there are several cars backed up, I feel comfortable pulling in front of the lead vehicle if the driver has acknowledged me, and then peek around to check on...
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    Given the seatpost/shim/weehoo discussion, I...

    Given the seatpost/shim/weehoo discussion, I suggest considering my 2nd option:

    I'll add to this that you go through a city park in Parsons and can find some eating places in town.
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    A group of us rode that trail from Thomas in...

    A group of us rode that trail from Thomas in early May. While it's a rail trail, it was a steep narrow-gauge railroad that hauled lumber, coal, and coke out of the area. There are some of the old...
  10. Found: Mini-Pump near Arlington Cemetary/Iwo Jima

    Found this morning, 4/17, on the "Custis Walk" (according to Google maps--who knew?) trail at the bend at the bottom of N Marshall Dr. where it intersects 110. Provide deets to make arrangements for...
  11. Thread: Fresbikes?

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    Does this mean that the Ballston Bike to Work Day...

    Does this mean that the Ballston Bike to Work Day pit stop will need to relocate? :confused:
  12. Thread: Found Connection

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    First flat of 2018, a 1/16"x5/8" piece of thin,...

    First flat of 2018, a 1/16"x5/8" piece of thin, flat metal straight through my back tire and into the tube. Thank you to the 2 kind cyclists who asked whether I needed anything as I was changing a...
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    As someone who hasn't installed any of the...

    As someone who hasn't installed any of the dockless bikeshare apps, I have a question about the bikes that are parked outside of the zoned area. Don't the companies know the identity of the user who...
  14. That's too bad. Have you thought about using wire...

    That's too bad. Have you thought about using wire rope like the commercial bike repair stations? Aluminum ferrules require a swaging tool for installation, but even bolt-on rope clips would slow down...
  15. I had the opposite idea. How about having her...

    I had the opposite idea. How about having her ride on a bike that is too small, where the saddle is so low that it's only comfortable to ride up on the pedals. With a smaller frame and being closer...
  16. Thread: Car on the W&OD

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    That's a good guess, but I'm voting for the steep...

    That's a good guess, but I'm voting for the steep hairpin trail coming off of the end of N Greenbrier St to a left directly onto the W&OD. :confused:
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  17. Prince William Forest ...

    Prince William Forest is an often-overlooked "oasis" just off of I-95 in Triangle, VA. It has the usual national park amenities--camping, cabins, hiking trails, organized hikes, ranger talks,...
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    Arlington Blvd Closed

    N Rhodes St bridge and upper Arlington Blvd to N Meade were blocked off to cars this morning, but I was able to bike through there. Not sure what the closure was about.
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    My experience is that I get acknowledgement from...

    My experience is that I get acknowledgement from well under a quarter of the people who I "ding" and then pass. Sometimes, runners or walkers will move to the right or at least move out of the center...
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    I agree with you about Independence....

    I agree with you about Independence. Occasionally, as an alternative to the Mall, I'll take it westbound to 23rd on the way home. I never feel very comfortable taking the lane on Independence. Once...
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    I've seen a car drive onto the sidewalk from the...

    I've seen a car drive onto the sidewalk from the turn lane from northbound Glebe to eastbound Fairfax in front of the Suntrust Bank. I'm not advocating for bollards, but I could see someone crossing...
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    Indeed! Just this morning heading east on...

    Indeed! Just this morning heading east on Jefferson Drive, I started filtering by a string of cars held up by a Circulator bus that itself was waiting for a tour bus to pull out of the Circulator bus...
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    ^^^This. Why is it that dogs normally are trained...

    ^^^This. Why is it that dogs normally are trained to heel on the handler's left side? In most cases in the U.S. at least, dogs, the people walking them, and the others they may encounter along the...
  24. To move onto quieter streets earlier in the ride,...

    To move onto quieter streets earlier in the ride, a bit of a modified box would only add little extra distance. From Quincy southbound, left on 10th St N by the library, right on Nelson, cross both...
  25. While the oblivious tourists can be frustrating,...

    While the oblivious tourists can be frustrating, I choose to embrace the chaos rather than fight it. After all, I'm guessing that many of our visitors see few, if any, bike commuters in their home...
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