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    That's a plus. I've been reporting it every day...

    That's a plus. I've been reporting it every day or two and so far a good portion of the glass I've reported hasn't been cleaned up. I hope they're able to get more consistent about cleaning it.
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    L'Enfant Plaza SW heading north is closed to...

    L'Enfant Plaza SW heading north is closed to traffic due to construction. If you're biking from 9th St to the Case Bridge though you can just bike around the barricades. The construction itself...
  3. Thread: DC to Annapolis

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    If you're looking for ideas, the Washington Post...

    If you're looking for ideas, the Washington Post is recommending biking the C&O to check out the giant sunflowers in MD which will apparently hit peak bloom this weekend...I think I mapped it out to...
  4. Thread: DC to Annapolis

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    I think the weather may also do me in if the plan...

    I think the weather may also do me in if the plan is 90 miles. I'll probably just do my own slightly shorter ride down the W&OD Sunday. I'm definitely interested in a fall ride though--I really want...
  5. Thread: DC to Annapolis

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    I'm a maybe. What time in the AM are people...

    I'm a maybe. What time in the AM are people thinking about leaving? It just depends if I can pull myself out of bed in time.

    I can also do the 30th. That's the preferable date for me but no...
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    I might need to do this soley because it's on my...

    I might need to do this soley because it's on my birthday...

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    Drop your gears before you start climbing, and...

    Drop your gears before you start climbing, and bike it more often. It's totally normal to feel drained though after a big hill. I have a big hill I've been doing 3-4x a week for a year, and I still...
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    If that doesn't get us there, Judd, Kitty and I...

    If that doesn't get us there, Judd, Kitty and I discussed a bike wash party at my place next. I've got tons of hoses, and a nice big yard that doubles as a bike-drying rack.

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    Freshbikes costs around $200 for a fit with...

    Freshbikes costs around $200 for a fit with Clovis. Totally worth it if you ride your bike alot. I've had 2 bikes fit by him, and they both ride wonderfully.

    Clipless pedals can go on almost any...
  10. Half off new Capital BikeShare Memberships for...

    Half off new Capital BikeShare Memberships for Fairfax County residents until June 30.
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/bike/bikeshareoffer2017.htm
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    I have now had at least 1 bee and 1 wasp down my...

    I have now had at least 1 bee and 1 wasp down my sports bra over the past 2-3 years (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?3077-My-Morning-Commute/page564), so I can feel your pain. I actually...
  12. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group...

    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group of cyclists under the bridge at Jones Point Park. They caught up with me at the red when I was waiting to cross the apartment complex crossing on the...
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    So if anyone wants their very own motorized...

    So if anyone wants their very own motorized hoverboard thingy, looks like they're a deal of the day on amazon... (and yes, I will mercilessly make fun of you for owning one if you buy it.)...
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    1. Roll your clothes, don't fold them if you're...

    1. Roll your clothes, don't fold them if you're using a general pannier/backpack. This seriously reduces wrinkles.

    2. Invest in wrinkle free clothing. It can be hit or miss to find the right items...
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    They're still there. I nearly got run off the...

    They're still there. I nearly got run off the trail by the one who has a license plate on the back of his ebike last week when he decided to pass me going 20+ mph as another cyclist was coming the...
  16. Unless you're stomping and down the...

    Unless you're stomping and down the hallway/stairs at all hours of the night, this should be at the bottom of your concern list. Living in shared housing means you hear people outside your door...
  17. I had a situation where I was hauling a somewhat...

    I had a situation where I was hauling a somewhat heavy hybrid up and down a narrow stairwell for months. Honestly, the only hard part was the super tight turn at the bottom to get it into the room....
  18. Thread: Missed connection

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    Not sure what it is with cars over this past...

    Not sure what it is with cars over this past week, but I'm getting pretty sick of them trying to hit me.

    Car #1
    Sunday: I'm biking down my neighborhood street from the pool, going pretty slow...
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    This crash was totally not your fault, but as an...

    This crash was totally not your fault, but as an alternate to signaling your actions, loudly proclaiming "SLOWING" or "STOPPING" can help. Might not save you from everything--especially if the GW...
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    No idea. But they have these big tubes attached...

    No idea. But they have these big tubes attached to a generator like thingy that go down to a what appears to be a dock, or some other wooded area. It's really weird. I'll ask tomorrow if I see them...
  21. I also just sent a note to my State Senator...

    I also just sent a note to my State Senator (Surovell). He is a cyclist, so hopefully he is willing to do what he can. He usually responds to all my facebook questions really quick, so maybe I'll...
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    I rode this last night--I agree you need to go...

    I rode this last night--I agree you need to go VERY slow since there are some tight turns with bad sight lines, and it's very narrow. Plus you need to be VERY conscious of people walking their dogs...
  23. Sunyata's advice here is the exact path I...

    Sunyata's advice here is the exact path I followed this past year when I tore the cartilage in my hip and had to have surgery + 4 months of really painful PT. Although my injury was not traumatic...
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    After stealing one of LeprosyStudyGroup's...

    After stealing one of LeprosyStudyGroup's chocolate cookies yesterday I may need to up my donation game. Those cookies were seriously good... Donations don't need to all be at once, right? So if I...
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    This discussion of spousal/in-law requirements...

    This discussion of spousal/in-law requirements for beard lengths is really comforting me--apparently I'm not nearly as crazy as I thought with my beard requirements for my husband ;) Thanks ya'll :)
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