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    So let it be written, so let it be done:...

    So let it be written, so let it be done: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-papillon-monuments-at-night-ride-tickets-69381561117
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    It is now 2019. And it's time. Papillon's...

    It is now 2019. And it's time. Papillon's Monuments at Night Ride returns Saturday evening, August 24. Details to follow, soon. 20304

    The vintage WMAL jingle, our soundtrack, remains:...
  3. Maybe that is because the NuVinci's shifter...

    Maybe that is because the NuVinci's shifter progresses in the *opposite* direction as a Shimano derailleur or hub setup. A different sort of muscle memory that constantly found me shifting in the...
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    I tried the narrow sidewalk detour today. Grumble...

    I tried the narrow sidewalk detour today. Grumble grumble grumble. Additional complication was a rectangular access cover on the north side sidewalk, at the crossing. It is *raised* all the way...
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    I think, because these trails do not have to bear...

    I think, because these trails do not have to bear the weight of your average road (sustained pressure from countless cars and high tonnage trucks), they are built lighter. Much thinner gravel...
  6. lordofthemark...damn. So sorry this happened....

    lordofthemark...damn. So sorry this happened. Heal up & get your groove back.

    As to that motorist... :mad:
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    BTW, John Michael from Papillon Cycles is looking...

    BTW, John Michael from Papillon Cycles is looking for honest-to-goodness wooden rims. Contact him at the shop.
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    OMG, you're right! We all missed that. The...

    OMG, you're right! We all missed that.

    The story of those pictures: While out to launch, we went to see Neil Armstrong's restored space suit. Found a Wright Bros. bicycle instead.
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    Thank you all again!

    Thank you all again!
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    Consularrider, honored to meet you and thanks for...

    Consularrider, honored to meet you and thanks for riding with us.

    Another time, I'll ask (many) questions about Frankfurt (I am trying to connect with my memories of that place 60 years ago).
  11. My [dislikes] here are for this horrible news,...

    My [dislikes] here are for this horrible news, and the equally horrible online comments. But we need an accident report or witness reports (ideally from her fellow riders) before we can safely...
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    That last photo at the Wright exhibit- all us...

    That last photo at the Wright exhibit- all us cyclists (including John-Michael from Papillon) looked at the bike, looked at the workbench, looked at the Wrights' service claim ticket, and discussed...
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    Alan Shepard and Gordon Cooper, you mean?

    Alan Shepard and Gordon Cooper, you mean?
  14. Sue et moi parked at Pentagon City and Metro'd it...

    Sue et moi parked at Pentagon City and Metro'd it over and back without incident or unusual delay. Another cycling friend reported that they could lay their bikes down next to them without being...
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    I have been assured that Air & Space will be open...

    I have been assured that Air & Space will be open tomorrow night- a friend volunteers there, and has the 10pm-midnight shift where Armstrong's restored space suit is displayed.

    Gina, thank you....
  16. Sticky: bikesnick, so sorry this happened to you. Heal...

    bikesnick, so sorry this happened to you. Heal up!

    That this still happened, even after extreme caution...wow. I will deploy these pictures again as an offered solution- *Concrete* boardwalk, from...
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    This is Mission Control. We are GO for liftoff! ...

    This is Mission Control. We are GO for liftoff!

    A special event deserves a special ride. This is the weekend that is the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and our first steps on the Moon. There are...
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    I myself won't be able to join your ride, but a...

    I myself won't be able to join your ride, but a rendezvous of rides is possible- it will require less math than an orbital rendezvous & docking [breaks out the slide rule].

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    Papillon Rides to the Moon (sorta)

    A special occasion requires a special ride.

    This week is the commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission and our first steps on the Moon. Events at Air & Space and the Mall.

    We are going to ride...
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    wheels&wings, thank you. Haven't had a good...

    wheels&wings, thank you. Haven't had a good cartoon in a while- Becca Wright & Bikeyface have been quiet recently...
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    Submitted for your approval, from today's...

    Submitted for your approval, from today's Washington Post:...
  22. Look, I face the same dilemma on my Papillon...

    Look, I face the same dilemma on my Papillon Casual Coffee Rides. I am *all* about reassuring a rider who might be intimidated by a serious-looking rider. We are trying to grow ridership, are we not?...
  23. Before we get too distracted, this is about...

    Before we get too distracted, this is about single use bottles, etc, that are now a huge pollution hazard, not your structural plastics...
  24. A quick bump- The weather will be wonderful,...

    A quick bump- The weather will be wonderful, there are all these places we can stop at along the way, and... there is that certain pie shop to return to. So...

    Be here. Aloha.
  25. And you did a Dirt-style Danger Panda? Awesome!

    And you did a Dirt-style Danger Panda? Awesome!
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