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    There was a serious accident on H St in 2014....

    There was a serious accident on H St in 2014. http://dcist.com/2014/05/cyclist_seriously_injured_by_hit-an.php

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    At the risk of creating thread drift, have you...

    At the risk of creating thread drift, have you found a good mount? The one it came with is too large for my handlebars.

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  3. Thread: Found Connection

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    Huge thank you to the Capitol Police Officer who...

    Huge thank you to the Capitol Police Officer who helped to dislodge my rear rack from my rear derailleur. The screw that attached it to my frame in the center of the wheel had come loose, and the...
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    I'm planning on doing this. Anyone else?

    I'm planning on doing this. Anyone else?
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    It was perversely fun riding past all of the cars...

    It was perversely fun riding past all of the cars stuck in this morning's downtown traffic mess due to the barricaded streets. And, at least by the time I was rolling through, cyclists were allowed...
  6. Ah! Fantastic! I missed this news; thanks for...

    Ah! Fantastic! I missed this news; thanks for sharing.

    And I can now replace my broken key fob, which is split in two (but I managed to rescue the chip and tape it inside the fob which still...
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    Morning Edition had a piece last week on the...

    Morning Edition had a piece last week on the different auto safety standards in Europe and the U.S. One of the differences: Europe has a standard for pedestrian safety--as in what happens when a car...
  8. FWIW, I use Endomondo to sync my miles with NBC....

    FWIW, I use Endomondo to sync my miles with NBC. I'm not sure that shows up in my profile, but every single mile in there came through Endomondo. I suspect a lot of people in NBC still do, since...
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    A belated found connection: thank you to the...

    A belated found connection: thank you to the woman who helped me put my bike on a bus rack after the 50 States & 13 Colonies ride! I was having trouble getting the wheels lined up correctly, and an...
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    Also, how to find forum people at the Mellow...

    Also, how to find forum people at the Mellow Mushroom? Is there a secret hand signal? Red flowers in our hair?
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    Does anyone else think it's funny that in the...

    Does anyone else think it's funny that in the "Read before you ride" email, it says, "We do not distribute the cue sheet ahead of time, because that ruins the fun of the surprise." but in the next...
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    I will not read comments on the internet. I will...

    I will not read comments on the internet. I will not read comments on the internet. I will not read comments on the internet.
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    This morning on my way to work, I passed a...

    This morning on my way to work, I passed a cyclist surrounded by three emergency vehicles (I think two firetrucks and an ambulance) at around Penn and 6th. Did anyone see the accident? I believe I...
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    There has been a bus to practice on the last two...

    There has been a bus to practice on the last two years at Freedom Plaza. It's a great idea - would be great to see at more pit stops! I never thought about having trouble loading a bike in the back...
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    Will forum folks be meeting up at the happy hour...

    Will forum folks be meeting up at the happy hour afterwards? Would love to see you in person.
  16. I guess I don't need to get a special bike for camping

    "Man Takes NY Rental Commuter Bike on Cross-Country Trip"
    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/Man-Plans-to-Ride-Citi-Bike-Across-the-Country-323359341.html
  17. Thread: On E-Bikes...

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    I was just looking up DC regulations on Segways...

    I was just looking up DC regulations on Segways (yes, they are allowed in bike lanes). It seems that e-assist bikes are not, though. Am I reading this correctly? Does that seem odd?...
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    Ah OK, both of these addressed under the "Be...

    Ah OK, both of these addressed under the "Be Alert" tip (http://www.railstotrails.org/share-the-trail/be-alert/). Now I'm genuinely curious about the best way to pass a horse on bicycle! Please...
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    I did! Which ones have to do with horses and...

    I did! Which ones have to do with horses and yielding?
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    They don't tell you which ones you got wrong! I'm...

    They don't tell you which ones you got wrong! I'm assuming "Staying home in the rain" is not the correct answer, but I was confused about the who yields to who question and would like to know what...
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    Left my house near Eastern Market and didn't hit...

    Left my house near Eastern Market and didn't hit a light until 7th & Penn. Was feeling pretty good about that until a driver made an illegal U-Turn through a line of 5 cyclists on the 1400 block of...
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    To be fair, they use "incident" and "collision,"...

    To be fair, they use "incident" and "collision," but not "accident" except where they are reporting the charges, one of which was "leaving the scene of an accident."
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    Driver assaults cyclist in Anne Arundel

    Ugh.
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Police-Driver-Assaults-Cyclist-after-Collision-322617572.html

    At least they caught the jerk!
    "Police were able to locate the SUV on Riva Road and...
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    I agree, and I'm working on getting more...

    I agree, and I'm working on getting more comfortable riding without a helmet, but I think it's nice to have the option. Some of us are clumsier/tippier/more accident-prone/more likely to run into a...
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    Although I'm VERY glad we don't have a helmet...

    Although I'm VERY glad we don't have a helmet law, I think it would be nice if we could get the helmet dispensers eventually. I personally prefer to ride with a helmet, and sometimes I choose not to...
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