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    I've tried several brands of wrinkle free dress...

    I've tried several brands of wrinkle free dress shirts. The Brooks Brothers ones are not cheap (think you can get 3 for $175 or so) but they last a long time, are wrinkle free, and look good, so you...
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    Worst Male Commuting Attire Ever

    So this morning I see a guy circling around a quiet intersection waiting for the light to change. He was shirtless except he was wearing a type of reflective vest/sash combo. From behind, it looked...
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    Ok, did not realize that, still a nice benefit to...

    Ok, did not realize that, still a nice benefit to be grandfathered in. Yes I do think it is more benefical to carpool in a 7 year old Accord than alone in a Prius, emissions burnt are probably the...
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    Two reasons I hate the Prius car, not the...

    Two reasons I hate the Prius car, not the drivers, but the cars.

    First, frequently you cannot hear them from behind you which is very dangerous as a bike rider, assuming you don't have your...
  5. Custis is a MUP, not a bike trail, but we can...

    Custis is a MUP, not a bike trail, but we can hope can't we?

    I have no problems in the morning. In the afternoon in spring, forget it. I started getting to work so I could leave earlier or if it...
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    I wiped out this week on a wooden bridge in Falls...

    I wiped out this week on a wooden bridge in Falls Church near the end of our street. Not only was it wet from recent rains but the trees hanging over it had dropped some fruit like berries on the...
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    If the Custis, W&OD and Mt. Vernton had something...

    If the Custis, W&OD and Mt. Vernton had something like the section of this article under "Bikeways that use independent rights of way," we might be able to call ourselves civilized.
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    If only we had first world infrastructure, the...

    If only we had first world infrastructure, the path would be wider and clearly divided. We can always dream.
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    Two things this morning. First, around 7:15 AM...

    Two things this morning. First, around 7:15 AM the big Custis trail downhill section in Rosslyn. Guy with super bright light on his bike, of course he needs it at this time in the middle of summer....
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    I've found that women in the aero bars/road bike...

    I've found that women in the aero bars/road bike kit are much better about announcing passes and being polite than men decked out the same way. One of these days there will be an accident involving...
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    You could not pay me to ride the MVT on the...

    You could not pay me to ride the MVT on the weekend, unless it is 100F so nobody is out there. I did that once because I had to, otherwise forget it.
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    If this does not show how messed up No Va street...

    If this does not show how messed up No Va street names are nothing will. For one, there is of course also a Westmoreland Street in Fairfax County as well as the aforementioned one in Arlington. The...
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    Hmm, I'm not sure exactly who was living there. ...

    Hmm, I'm not sure exactly who was living there. I thought it was a guy I frequently saw on the bench on the other side of the path, likely Hispanic, late 40s maybe, pony tail. He never showed me...
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    This is definitely Falls Church City, it is not...

    This is definitely Falls Church City, it is not Fairfax Country or Arlington County. There is a part of Fairfax County called Falls Church and then an independent city, Falls Church City (FCC). FCC...
  15. Taking a Job If It Eliminated Need For Bike Commute?

    Now my current commute is 11 miles one way. I don't do it every day. However, I am considering a job where the office is so close to my current home that the only way I would ever commute there...
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    I have a 7 speed Shimano Nexus and love it,...

    I have a 7 speed Shimano Nexus and love it, shifts easily even when stopped. I do find that it seems a bit less efficient than my other bike with a derailleur.
  17. Thread: Bike lockers

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    if it changes your mind, the price has been...

    if it changes your mind, the price has been dropped to $120/year. It had been $70 for a long time but was raised to $200 which caused a lot of grief so it was lowered to $120. I just got my annual...
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    After this morning when my fingers and toes...

    After this morning when my fingers and toes alternated getting really cold, I contemplated bailing and riding Metro home. However, I stuck with it and biked home. Even though it was only a few...
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    It was pretty bad this morning, only saw a few...

    It was pretty bad this morning, only saw a few riders. I remember biking a few years ago when it was near 17F, think this morning the weather report said 22F. At various times, two fingers on my...
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    Riding in the snow in Vienna

    This is a pretty good video about bike riding in the snow in Vienna, Austria. They got a lot of snow there recently, comments on the video are eerily like the ones you would expect here with a few...
  21. Thread: Learning moments

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    It took me several years to realize this (having...

    It took me several years to realize this (having little kids greatly accelerates the process) but it is ALWAYS, ALWAYS harder to deal with a difficult, stressful situation the way you have in a...
  22. I read the WP article and some others before it. ...

    I read the WP article and some others before it. Remember when McDonell was running for governor and his plan, in part, was to privatize the VA ABC and use the proceeds on roads. I was very...
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    I work in a Federal building across from the EPA....

    I work in a Federal building across from the EPA. At some point, I think all of us that work in these buildings right next to each other need to compare facilities and get a sense of what works and...
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    Had to doublecheck, you mean Herbert Hoover (not...

    Had to doublecheck, you mean Herbert Hoover (not J Edgar Hoover which is the FBI). I think that is the Dept of Commerce as mentioned in previous post. I would be very surprised if they did not have...
  25. Thread: Cold Toes

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    With my two tail lights, two handlebar lights,...

    With my two tail lights, two handlebar lights, nite-ize on my front tire, and both rear and front facing "be seen" lights on my helmet, plus the other reflective items on my bike I'm already like a...
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