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    Yep. I'm doing the JetBlue JetPaws program (I...

    Yep. I'm doing the JetBlue JetPaws program (I love the name!) https://www.jetblue.com/travel/pets/, so my feline friend will be in a carry-on pet carrier under the seat, absolutely miserable that...
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    Wow, my studio apartment is gonna fill up really...

    Wow, my studio apartment is gonna fill up really fast!

    @AFHokie, I'll be flying in Sept. 11 but won't arrive until late evening. Then, since the leasing office will already be closed, I will spend...
  3. No Nuts, Just Acorn

    Located a few blocks from the Silver Spring Transit Center in Acorn Park is the site for which the town is named. Acorn Park can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/Pd1UP9dS8px

    It all started with...
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    Seattle is one of those places that upon...

    Seattle is one of those places that upon visiting, I immediately thought to myself, "I could live here," so I knew I had to go live there someday. I've been way too distracted and stressed to check...
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    Hey, you're in luck as I have 2 deck brushes that...

    Hey, you're in luck as I have 2 deck brushes that I no longer need and cannot bring with me to Seattle! I will PM everyone involved on this thread to determine a workable solution.
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    Potentially Sad News

    Hi all, I want to let you know that I will be leaving in a few weeks to live in the "other Washington." My last full day as a Virginia resident will be Sunday, September 10, before I fly out to live...
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    Stays true regardless of road listed

    Stays true regardless of road listed
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    That's awful! I hope he's okay and heals quickly....

    That's awful! I hope he's okay and heals quickly.

    Are the majority of the crashes on Columbia Pike itself, or are they related to the intersection with Walter Reed Dr? I'm trying to get an idea of...
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    Sadly, it is a thing. Broken glass on the MVT has...

    Sadly, it is a thing. Broken glass on the MVT has been reported for the past 2 months with efforts spent entirely on clean-up but no enforcement.
    July 2017 Road & Trail Conditions:...
  10. Civil War Cemetery Finds Its Freedom

    Located a block from the Mount Vernon Trail at the corner of Church St and Washington St in Alexandria lies the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery (seen here: https://goo.gl/maps/Ejxy7Y1Cv8M2). But...
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    For some reason, the embedded video doesn't show...

    For some reason, the embedded video doesn't show up on my computer, but it did show up in Tapatalk. Here's a link in case anyone else couldn't see the video: https://vimeo.com/229661087
  12. History Notes - Part 5 of 5

    Alright, time for the last set of notes before I do something else with my day (probably something with biking :cool:).



    Stop #30 - African-American Heritage Memorial Park

    African-American...
  13. History Notes - Part 4 of 5

    I'm glad everyone had a great time, and I was happy to hear the additional historical information that many on the ride were able to offer! Alright, back to work on these notes!


    Stop #23 - Fort...
  14. History Notes - Part 3 of 5

    One more set for tonight, and I'll post the other 2 parts on Sunday.



    Stop #16 - Walter F. Anderson Bikeway

    Luna Park

    Amusement park running from 1906-1915, part of chain owned by...
  15. History Notes - Part 2 of 5

    It's kinda cool, as I type these notes I have memories of each of the actual stops that we did on the ride today. Good times were had!



    Stop #8 - Charles Houston Recreation Center

    Charles...
  16. History Notes - Part 1 of 5

    Thank you, everyone, for coming on my ride today! We managed to ward off all thunderstorms and attract some bits of sunny blue sky, and this time we were able to visit all 34 stops! Sadly, a...
  17. I should add the following corollary to my...

    I should add the following corollary to my hypothesis based on today's events: being prepared for potential thunderstorms by having a rain jacket works in warding off said thunderstorms.
  18. I went through my route and found places along...

    I went through my route and found places along the way for the group to take shelter should we encounter any storms. The way the forecast looks, any storms will be brief. Should storms bring...
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    There you have it, folks, Judd has just admitted...

    There you have it, folks, Judd has just admitted to driving some of his HP laps!

    I'm amazed sometimes at how easy it is to miss signage of upcoming trail crossings on some of the speedways- er, I...
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    From reading the article, it seems that the...

    From reading the article, it seems that the author was pretty neutral towards cyclist behavior until it hit home with their mother getting killed by a cyclist. Only after that did the author realize...
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    My idea: add a sign farther back on the off-ramp...

    My idea: add a sign farther back on the off-ramp stating "Fine for Disobeying No Turn on Red Signal: $XXX"

    People sometimes care more about money than the safety of others, so why not use that to...
  22. I'm excited for Saturday, and I'm hoping for...

    I'm excited for Saturday, and I'm hoping for great weather (current forecast shows high of 85 (F) and 30% chance of isolated storms).

    I just finished creating my notecards for the ride....
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    I finished creating a guidebook for my Arlington...

    I finished creating a guidebook for my Arlington Historical Bike Ride and have printed a few copies! I gave them out at Hump Day Coffee Club this morning.
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    My guess is that it's hard to use echolocation...

    My guess is that it's hard to use echolocation when you hear the deafening noise of planes nearby.
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    I had a similar situation on Monday evening. As I...

    I had a similar situation on Monday evening. As I was turning from the southside Arlington Blvd service road onto SB Meade St near Iwo Jima, I was surprised to find a cyclist headed NB in the SB bike...
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