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  1. I have done about 8.5 from Alexandria to Navy...

    I have done about 8.5 from Alexandria to Navy Yard on CaBi when my regular bike is the shop or I need to go one-way. It is slower for sure, about 5-8 minutes, but the real difference is the backpack....
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    Take the lane! Made a YHUGE different in how...

    Take the lane! Made a YHUGE different in how closely drivers pass. Even the most aggressive gas pedal revers will fly by but at a safe distance in the other lane.

    I started calling my all of...
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    Wow, I thought that was the plan as of last year...

    Wow, I thought that was the plan as of last year and has been for several years.
    http://www.thewashcycle.com/15th-street-cycletrack/

    Certainly way too ambitious for government but the traffic...
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    Made a map of bike to work rates using 2013...

    Made a map of bike to work rates using 2013 American Community Survey data by census tract. There are only two census tracts in upper Northwest with no cyclists riding work but south/east of the...
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    I have seen this guy too but just once. Odd for...

    I have seen this guy too but just once. Odd for sure but good luck getting this enforced. I have seen Park Police drive their motorcycles across the 14th St Bridge Path which is also a definite no-no.
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    While citywide and across the region, that number...

    While citywide and across the region, that number sounds low, some neighborhoods are several times that. I made a map of Alexandria's census tracts and used Census Bureau's 2013 American Community...
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    Riding home on the MVT last night, I came up...

    Riding home on the MVT last night, I came up behind another cyclist at the northern airport bridge and waited to pass as usual since it is a blind corner. Another pair of cyclists pull up behind me...
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    Glad your bird was alright! I almost hit an owl a...

    Glad your bird was alright! I almost hit an owl a few years ago on the lower MVT. It was sitting on one of the bridge posts and blended right in with the post. I rode by and he took off right over my...
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    Interesting, appreciate you sharing your...

    Interesting, appreciate you sharing your experience. What form did you use? Or did you have go into a station? This guy was a DC driver.
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    Reporting unsafe drivers to police?

    Anyone ever report an unsafe driver to the police? I had a green Mini pass me too closely this morning on Maine Ave and have a video of the incident. I wondered if there was a way to report it and...
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    Do report them if you got the license plate,...

    Do report them if you got the license plate, there is a process in DC for those cab drivers to be disciplined.
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    Was passed on the MVT by a guy with his seat too...

    Was passed on the MVT by a guy with his seat too low and his pedaling level of effort didn't match his speed. Spotted a bright red Copenhagen wheel around his rear axle. Anyone else ever see one of...
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    Rode the MVT between 4MR and 14th St Bridge, and...

    Rode the MVT between 4MR and 14th St Bridge, and this was the only section where I walked most of it. The rest of the trail is ride-able with more moderate icy patches that only require going slow....
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    Bike may use full lane! Alternatively, R4-11...

    Bike may use full lane!

    Alternatively, R4-11 rocks!
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    I used to live in Takoma, DC and rode the...

    I used to live in Takoma, DC and rode the Metropolitan Branch Trail everyday. It is a nice ride and these days, there are lots of people on it. However, there are occasional incidents, I didn't...
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    The answer is no unless Arlington or another...

    The answer is no unless Arlington or another local governing body passed an ordinance expressly requiring a complete stop on trails.
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    To their credit, APD has been using their...

    To their credit, APD has been using their increased resources to do more traffic enforcement and even regular patrols are encouraged to do the same thing. I saw them along the Potomac Yard Trail...
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    Darn, I wish I had known that a few weeks ago. I...

    Darn, I wish I had known that a few weeks ago. I just finished two weeks of training there!
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    First commute ride after three weeks, as I...

    First commute ride after three weeks, as I teleworked during inauguration week and was in a class for two weeks. I was impressed by how many other commuters were out.

    In fact, I looked at the...
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    Santa (aka my wife) bought me a Gopro Session 4....

    Santa (aka my wife) bought me a Gopro Session 4. If you see yet another geek with a helmet cam, I am now one of them!
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    I have Wheel Brightz...

    I have Wheel Brightz and love them. Very bright and I only just replaced the batteries after about a year. People really like seeing them too, they get a lot of compliments.


    Anyone else brave...
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    [QUOTE=huskerdont;148944]Oh, that's an awesome...

    [QUOTE=huskerdont;148944]Oh, that's an awesome bit o' chainsuck and chainring break. Glad you were okay and that you like walking.

    I've put a rear derailleur into the spokes before (resulting in...
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    [QUOTE=TwoWheelsDC;148302]Mostly delightful,...

    [QUOTE=TwoWheelsDC;148302]Mostly delightful, except for the blinkies on the CCT:

    Neat, amazing to see so many people biking!

    This topic and bright bike headlights came up in a discussion at...
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    Be careful letting it out or don't bother. I...

    Be careful letting it out or don't bother. I untwisted a half full canister from my trigger and it exploded very loudly out of my hand halfway across Wheel Nutz.
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    Anyone ever lose a tail light? Got to my work...

    Anyone ever lose a tail light? Got to my work rack to find mine had fallen off. Retracted my route only to find it crushed :(
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