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    The four states you have to ride through to get...

    The four states you have to ride through to get home might include states of a geographic magnitude similar to Nevada, Utah, Colorado and possibly Kansas
  2. DRIVE Act - HR 1461 - Pushing back on the all powerful bike lobby

    Apparently, the all powerful bike lobby is draining the Highway Trust Fund of the resources necessary to maintain the highways for autos, rainbows and unicorns.

    Congressman Massie from the great...
  3. Takers are just going to take. Chill dude!

    Takers are just going to take.

    Chill dude!
  4. Good point about the 10 year old test. I think...

    Good point about the 10 year old test. I think that David Patton (ArCo DES) offered up his insight at a Arlington BAC meeting one evening when he highlighted the inertia of the "installed base" of...
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    That may tend to reduce the actual number of...

    That may tend to reduce the actual number of "adults" to zero. Just say'n.
  6. Now is the opportunity to reinforce Gillianís...

    Now is the opportunity to reinforce Gillianís comments last night with another round of emails to the Arlington County Board

    Something like:

    As you heard in the hearing on Tuesday night,...
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    I'm in

    I'm in
  8. With respect to the cost component, the cost of...

    With respect to the cost component, the cost of producing a mile of trail is far less than the cost for a mile of road. A trail is built to essentially sidewalk standards with less excavation, less...
  9. Thread: OneEighth Sighting

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    Saw Dirt (2d time today) as I was motoring north...

    Saw Dirt (2d time today) as I was motoring north on Crystal Drive and he was towing his trailer (without the PAL) signage heading south. First time was during the WABA Congressional Bike Ride this...
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    Thoughts on Specialized Dolce - Sora vs Tiagra

    Posting for a friend.

    She is deciding between

    Specialized Dolce Sport EQ $1050 Shimano Sora

    Specialized Dolce Elite EQ $1250 Shimano Tiagra

    Here is the comparison:...
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    Sort of like a summer day in England!

    Sort of like a summer day in England!
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    Don't you have some training in that regard as...

    Don't you have some training in that regard as well?
  13. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    What tan lines? I'm looking a little pasty.

    What tan lines? I'm looking a little pasty.
  14. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    Most of the cyclists I saw this afternoon on my...

    Most of the cyclists I saw this afternoon on my ride home were sporting their most recent piece of cycling kit --- skin!

    Did a memo go out mid afternoon directing people to wear only shorts?
  15. Thread: Street Sweeping?

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    The south end of Eads by the bus yard and across...

    The south end of Eads by the bus yard and across Glebe.
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    Please take photos that show the license plates...

    Please take photos that show the license plates and bus lines and call Arlington Parking Enforcement at 703-228-4141 or the County Police non-emergency number at 703-558-2222 and ask for some spot...
  17. I think you should write the Board and say just...

    I think you should write the Board and say just that. Characterize Arlington County as a regional thought leader and commend them for their service in making the region more accepting of...
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    No. Buying tools is always an honorable thing to...

    No. Buying tools is always an honorable thing to do. Like snowflakes, every one is unique (even the duplicates). Even if you don't have a technical use for the tool, you can always just admire it.
  19. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    The MVT from Four Mile Run to the 14th Street...

    The MVT from Four Mile Run to the 14th Street Bridge was almost completely clear this morning. A bit of snow on the northern side of the bridges and some puddles, but pretty easy riding. I was on...
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    I rode the MVT from Four Mile Run to the Crystal...

    I rode the MVT from Four Mile Run to the Crystal City Connector and it was clear (grass to grass) about 99% of the way. The rest was slush with a clean line. A few puddles were on the trail.

    I'm...
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    HR 990 - Commuter Parity Act of 2015

    Rep Peter King (NY) has introduced the Commuter Parity Act of 2015 https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/990?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr990%22%5D%7D of 2015 (H.R. 990). This bill...
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    I rode from Eads to the east to the MVT and back...

    I rode from Eads to the east to the MVT and back to Eads. It was a sleaze ride with a purpose.
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    Four Mile Run to the MVT - 1500 6 March

    Did a quick ride to check the Four Mile Run Trail at about 1500

    Arlington County did a superb job on the FMR Trail - This is just east of Eads at the substation
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    But at least The Kid isn't double parking at the...

    But at least The Kid isn't double parking at the metro station.
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    Now this is a sleaze ride. Although I went out...

    Now this is a sleaze ride. Although I went out in the snow, the out tracks on the right and return tracks on the left demonstrate my lack of will, or my extreme commitment to sleaze.
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