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    I typically use the sidepaths on Key Bridge...

    I typically use the sidepaths on Key Bridge itself, but I ride the roadways in Virginia (Lynn / Ft Myer) and DC (M St) leading to the bridge. So I use the downstream sidewalk inbound and the upstream...
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope you recover quickly. ...

    Sorry to hear that. Hope you recover quickly.

    That's a tough spot, especially due to those grates. They won't eat even the skinniest of tires, but the traction can be unpredictable. I try to avoid...
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    I can't make tonight's meeting, but this reminded...

    I can't make tonight's meeting, but this reminded me of my experience last Friday afternoon at Fairfax and Kenmore. I picked up a CaBi at the GMU dock, intending to ride east on Fairfax to 10th then...
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    Victim? Did some poor driver get run over by a...

    Victim? Did some poor driver get run over by a bicyclist?
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    https://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/even...

    https://www.meetup.com/Transportation-Techies/events/245217212/

    Not a hackathon, but you'll meet lots of likeminded folks at this meetup. I'm disappointed I can't attend this time.
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    Also, 140dB is quite the horn! Remind me never to...

    Also, 140dB is quite the horn! Remind me never to ride within a couple blocks of you. :D
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    Have you considered taking the lane coming down...

    Have you considered taking the lane coming down that hill? That would make you much more visible to drivers, as well as give you more space to react to those who drive unpredictably.

    Presumably it...
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    Doesn't count unless you ride it on a CaBi. And...

    Doesn't count unless you ride it on a CaBi. And check in the bike at every dock.
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    Very rough estimate: 27 MPH According to...

    Very rough estimate: 27 MPH

    According to Google Maps, you covered 0.4 miles (from the bridge over 110 to the guard booth near the AF Memorial) in the time that the e-bike traveled 0.9 (to the...
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    That's 34th in the photo (east of Key Bridge),...

    That's 34th in the photo (east of Key Bridge), not 35th.
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    Also: disposable latex or nitrile gloves

    Also: disposable latex or nitrile gloves
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    Great idea; thanks!

    Great idea; thanks!
  13. That's awful. From the distance in your...

    That's awful. From the distance in your north-facing photo, the metal bar looks like a harmless line of paint on the asphalt.
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    You will have strong competition for that honor....

    You will have strong competition for that honor. The forecast high is 67, although the morning low is 44.

    Roll out early?
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    I find CaBi to be extremely reliable for my...

    I find CaBi to be extremely reliable for my admittedly atypical ridership patterns. I'd guess about 95% of my rides proceed from my optimal origin to my optimal destination. The other 5% of the time...
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    Just in case the previous 4962 posts in this...

    Just in case the previous 4962 posts in this thread hadn't made that lesson abundantly clear already. :)
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    Well if he is delivering newspapers, he is at...

    Well if he is delivering newspapers, he is at least likely to keep his windows open. So yelling might be more effective with this driver than most.
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    My recent experience with 50 & Fillmore has been...

    My recent experience with 50 & Fillmore has been worse.

    Now the light sometimes turns green for one way while remaining red for the other direction. Earlier this week one evening around midnight,...
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    I agree that the access point for the 27 trail is...

    I agree that the access point for the 27 trail is difficult to find, obscured by all the construction. The place where you need to be to get the trail is at the pink star in the photo. There is more...
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    In fact, unlike Memorial, there is no way to get to TR bridge without riding on some boardwalk.
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    The only tool needed to fix this sort of problem...

    The only tool needed to fix this sort of problem is the tool atop the saddle.
  22. Yikes, I don't remember reading about this one....

    Yikes, I don't remember reading about this one. 14th and what?
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    Go on ahead if you like. But if we pass you while...

    Go on ahead if you like. But if we pass you while you're asleep alongside the road, you'll never hear the end of it!
  24. I also tried to look through those documents a...

    I also tried to look through those documents a month ago to answer that same question. I was completely befuddled and gave up.

    If it is mostly in the portion east of 123, there are a lot of...
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    Okay this looks like way too much fun... I'm in!...

    Okay this looks like way too much fun... I'm in!

    Character suggestions? Is Raphael still open?
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