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    I had the same thing happen to me. The forum was...

    I had the same thing happen to me. The forum was displaying in a different format with Vbulletin showing in the top left corner. I was able to get back to the normal view after a minute or two by...
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    Glad you'll be able to come on the ride! In order...

    Glad you'll be able to come on the ride! In order to tackle the issue of the expected hot weather, I have made efforts to scout out places at each stop that will be in the shade, added a second rest...
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    Due to ongoing construction at King St/Beauregard...

    Due to ongoing construction at King St/Beauregard St in Alexandria, NE-bound Beauregard St in Alexandria has the 2 (straight/right turn) lanes on the right closed as one approaches the intersection....
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    This morning, I went to get my bike to head for...

    This morning, I went to get my bike to head for HDCC, and I saw this
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170719/e116469d02492eee708ec4464d86c2aa.jpg
    The spider built a web hanging between both of my...
  5. Even though I did not help out whatsoever with...

    Even though I did not help out whatsoever with the vodka golden watermelon, I had an awesome time on the ride, the party, and the after-party ride. Thank you for hosting all of us.

    P.S. - I can...
  6. The Secret Service wants to help them out by...

    The Secret Service wants to help them out by giving them more room to get a running start. ;)
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    Well, it turns out that family is indeed going to...

    Well, it turns out that family is indeed going to be in town this weekend, so I unfortunately cannot join the ride. Stay hydrated, everyone, it's gonna be a hot one!


    FTFY
  8. Oxon Hill - Yoke's on You!

    This is a shorter one since it focuses on a minor aspect, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

    Across the Potomac River from Alexandria sits a hill known as Oxon Hill that can be accessed via...
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    Quick update: I am adding another planned rest...

    Quick update: I am adding another planned rest stop to the ride since the weather is expected to be hot. The 2nd rest stop will be in Rosslyn at the Rite Aid next to the Rosslyn Metro near the 17...
  10. Seems that it's not just bicycle infrastructure...

    Seems that it's not just bicycle infrastructure that's being cut off by the current administration's security. Our very Potomac River is facing the same security theater nonsense:...
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    Both of those bollards are in probably the most...

    Both of those bollards are in probably the most dangerous and hittable spots, but the one at the bottom of the slope is particularly nasty. On top of that, the bollards are also completely...
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    The Eads Street bike lanes on the south end have...

    The Eads Street bike lanes on the south end have returned, and they now extend all the way to Glebe Rd!...
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    Thank you for spreading the word!

    Thank you for spreading the word!
  14. Thanks, Judd & komorebi, for yet another awesome...

    Thanks, Judd & komorebi, for yet another awesome Bicycle Fun Club ride! Here are some of the pics I took at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens:

    (left) little turtle; (center) white water lily flower;...
  15. Alexandria Historical Bike Ride (No Drop Ride)

    One historical bike ride isn't enough, so I've got one cooked up for the city of Alexandria!

    Interested to know how the city was captured and occupied for only 3 days by the British during the War...
  16. We Heart Alexandria!

    Thanks to everyone who came, and special thanks to komorebi and Elaine who came to Port City Brewery even though they didn't go on the ride!

    My 1.5-2 hour estimate proved to be way under as we got...
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    I live near the Holmes Run Trail (Sanger...

    I live near the Holmes Run Trail (Sanger Ave/Beauregard St a.k.a. "Mark Center" area), work in Ballston, and bike commute every weekday, so I'm your guy for a good route!

    One important thing to...
  18. Awesome! We should finish the ride before 8, so...

    Awesome! We should finish the ride before 8, so we'll see you inside!

    Since I'd like to see you alive, don't use Duke St! I recommend this route (starts from Braddock Rd Metro):...
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    Alexandria BPAC Meeting - July 17, 2017

    The Alexandria BPAC (Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee) is having its July meeting this upcoming Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Bradlee Safeway Community Room at 3526 King Street Alexandria,...
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    Keeping the slip lane is not safe because it does...

    Keeping the slip lane is not safe because it does not slow drivers down as they approach the crosswalk. That is a current problem that other posters have mentioned. Even if the crossing were moved...
  21. Wayne Frederick Anderson - A Forgotten Name

    Based on recent posts, I felt like I needed to share information on the tidbit that inspired my Tuesday Tidbit series (many thanks to ginacio whose curiosity was the origin of said inspiration!), the...
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    Please report it as soon as possible to them. I...

    Please report it as soon as possible to them. I would recommend reporting it on the Call.Click.Connect site on the Alexandria, VA, government site here: https://request.alexandriava.gov/CCC/#tab=Find...
  23. You can try https://www.rackspotter.com/ which...

    You can try https://www.rackspotter.com/ which shows some of the locations Judd has mentioned.
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    Aw, man, I really want to go on this, but stupid...

    Aw, man, I really want to go on this, but stupid family is going to be in town starting the Saturday afternoon before. If they cancel, I will come on this!

    ...besides, it'd be nice to go on a long...
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    Wait, let me play that back in my head: the...

    Wait, let me play that back in my head: the traffic engineers concluded that keeping the slip lane was the safer option.
    The traffic engineers concluded that keeping the slip lane was the safer...
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