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    The cape is out over your hands and handlebars,...

    The cape is out over your hands and handlebars, so it blocks rain coming from the front and keeps it off of your thighs. So it's long in the front. I have the Rivendell one and I wear it with an...
  2. On my commute, I will keep an eye out. Thanks...

    On my commute, I will keep an eye out. Thanks for the heads up as I didn't hear about it.
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    If your car insurance has an uninsured motorist...

    If your car insurance has an uninsured motorist clause you can use that to cover your injuries even if you were not driving at the time. That's what I heard at the Fairfax Bike Summit!
  4. I would try a bike-store-blessed used bike or...

    I would try a bike-store-blessed used bike or last season, etc. Your preferences and riding style will change over the next year, so why put in big money right now? Take a class to learn bicycle...
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    Green Lizard in Herndon has Brooklyn Cruisers. ...

    Green Lizard in Herndon has Brooklyn Cruisers. Very similar to Linus. You can even buy them online at Brooklyn, choose Green Lizard as a ship location, and GL will assembled the bike (included...
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    Tour de Tysons Open Streets Ride!

    We've got some special things planned for Tour de Tysons this year!

    http://www.fabb-bikes.org/tourdetysons.html


    Watch the races and bring the family! Tour de Tysons on Sunday June 29 is more...
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    Yes, Dutch bikes are heavy. My Torker Cargo T...

    Yes, Dutch bikes are heavy. My Torker Cargo T (basically a Batavus Personal Delivery bike, similar to rental bikes in Amsterdam) weights about 45-50lbs. It's a three speed. My commute is 7 miles...
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    Bikes@Vienna has Linus and Breezer City Bikes. ...

    Bikes@Vienna has Linus and Breezer City Bikes. A shop that has bikes with fenders, chain guards and integrated ring locks has Dutch Bike Street Cred.
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    I wear a long billed baseball cap under my...

    I wear a long billed baseball cap under my helmet. I skip my safety/sunglasses when it's raining. It also looks oh-so-stylish.
  10. I use the rack mount that cyclingfool mentioned. ...

    I use the rack mount that cyclingfool mentioned. I clip my PB Turbo flash into it. You may want to get a full-bolt-on light if you don't want to mess with unclipping the light from the rack. ...
  11. You could try Nelle or Megan. Pete (aka Dirt)...

    You could try Nelle or Megan. Pete (aka Dirt) should know as well since he's an Ambassador.

    http://www.waba.org/about/staff.php
  12. I would recommend having an Advocate from WABA or...

    I would recommend having an Advocate from WABA or LAB come into your office. There's no need to re-create the wheel and you should be wary of giving out bad information when it comes to safety, etc.
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    45 with a headwind is better than snow. At...

    45 with a headwind is better than snow. At least I can test out my best Aero position on the Dutch Bike.
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    I have the P45 longboards on my Handsome Devil. ...

    I have the P45 longboards on my Handsome Devil. Good coverage. You can smash things against them and they bounce back. The move around more than my metal fenders on my other bike, but it doesn't...
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    Nitto R-15 is kind of random. For any of you...

    Nitto R-15 is kind of random. For any of you Rivendell fans the saddlesack large was made to fit on this rack. There's a little cutout in the bag to fit the rack's tombstone.
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    Bar Mitts, bag on front box rack, fenders, flaps,...

    Bar Mitts, bag on front box rack, fenders, flaps, bell. Step through frame for quick dismounts.

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    Bike to Work Day 2014

    Hi, my employer has a big day of service where we all get to take the day off and volunteer. Last year we got about 40 cyclists together and we used phone-based GIS software to upload photos and...
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    Not sure if there is interest in flat pedals... ...

    Not sure if there is interest in flat pedals...

    RMX Sneaker Pedals on the Dutch Bike

    Plastic BMX platform pedals (with metal spikes) on the Handsome Devil
  19. This is the part of my day where I find someone...

    This is the part of my day where I find someone discussing cross and touring bikes and throw in a pitch for the Handsome Devil. I have one, like it. The purchasing process was fantastic as well...
  20. 7.5 mile commute this AM. I was dressed OK, not...

    7.5 mile commute this AM. I was dressed OK, not too warm or cold. Bike felt gluey. I pumped up the tires a little when I got to work. I was happy to have a backpedal brake because the puffy...
  21. Same here. They ask when it is raining cats and...

    Same here. They ask when it is raining cats and dogs, too.
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    Oh yeah. Anyone who can make jokes with SQL is...

    Oh yeah. Anyone who can make jokes with SQL is OK with me. That and jokes involving line charts.
  23. Wider tires are going to be more comfortable on...

    Wider tires are going to be more comfortable on most surfaces and more forgiving (from pinch flats) if you're lazy about airing up your tires. As it gets darker in the evenings wider tires are...
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    Rarely do I see a discussion (in this forum)...

    Rarely do I see a discussion (in this forum) around front-mounted lights that talk about the light possibly blinding oncoming riders. It's mostly like, "hey mine is 8000 Lumens so it's better!" ...
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    Bar-mitts. I put them on in November and take...

    Bar-mitts. I put them on in November and take them off in March. I wear either no gloves (45 to 55 degrees), light gloves (25 to 45 degrees) or midweight gloves for under 25 degrees.
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