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    Found: Late model Honda key fob

    Found 2pm, 8/4/2019 on the MVT on the series of bumpy tree roots adjacent to the Washington Sailing Marina. No other keys attached or other clues.
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    So today on the MVT I see a kid about 10 years...

    So today on the MVT I see a kid about 10 years old on an e-bike with a sign on it that says “Rent me.” He was doing at least 20 mph with no pedaling at all, all throttle. No adults in tow. What...
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    You: Two fully-kitted up drop bar e-bikes blowing...

    You: Two fully-kitted up drop bar e-bikes blowing past us evening commuters on the MVT.

    Me: So that just happened.
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    The biggest problem with scooters is the dockless...

    The biggest problem with scooters is the dockless part. That’s also the part costing the companies the most money. If they want to be profitable, they are going to have to figure that out and once...
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    Looking for an E-scooter? Try the Potomac. ...

    Looking for an E-scooter? Try the Potomac.

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/electric-scooter-bird-lime-lakes-rivers-environment-vandalism.html
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    According to Catherine Rampell E-scooters are...

    According to Catherine Rampell E-scooters are like Q-tips.

    “In both cases, the products are marketed with explicit warnings about how not to use them, even though everyone knows that’s precisely...
  7. I appreciate the extra space, but this looks like...

    I appreciate the extra space, but this looks like somebody designed it specifically to cause accidents. Some paint might help, but wow, that looks dangerous.
  8. Mile 3 sign was still up this on my ride home...

    Mile 3 sign was still up this on my ride home today.
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    You: On bike, following school bus in Old Town...

    You: On bike, following school bus in Old Town this morning.
    Me: on bike following you (unbeknownst to you)
    School bus stops with its red flashing lights on. In perhaps the douchiest move I’ve...
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    Just a heads up - it can be exceedingly hot and...

    Just a heads up - it can be exceedingly hot and humid around here at the end of June/early July. Even a slow early morning ride from Old Town into the District can make you sweat. In the afternoon,...
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    As a commuter coming from south of the District,...

    As a commuter coming from south of the District, it was downhill both ways!
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    Cross posted from Lost and Found: If anybody...

    Cross posted from Lost and Found: If anybody lost a U lock on the MVT this morning near the north end of the general aviation terminal. One of the daily trash walkers picked it up and put in a tree.
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    U Lock on MVT

    If anybody lost a U lock on the MVT this morning near the north end of the general aviation terminal. One of the daily trash walkers picked it up and put in a tree.
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    News from Seattle which started taking on...

    News from Seattle which started taking on dockless bikeshare around the same time as DC: in order to deal with the problem of doBi clutter, Seattle is testing out having actual dockless bikeshare...
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this this...

    Thanks for taking the time to post this this morning. I was on the fence about trying it this morning from Old Town to Penn Quarter. And this cinched it for me. The trail was exactly as described...
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    I had a similar incident on the northbound MVT a...

    I had a similar incident on the northbound MVT a few weeks ago. Was going to pass a pedestrian at around 17mph, saw the roadie behind me, put my hand out to let him know I was passing, and the...
  17. An M-1 weighs 60 tons. The weight limit on the...

    An M-1 weighs 60 tons. The weight limit on the Memorial Bridge is 10 tons. The damage to DC streets could be mitigated with weight limits. A parade is a really bad idea nonetheless.
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    Now Uber is getting into the game, partnering...

    Now Uber is getting into the game, partnering with Jump.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/31/uber-is-piloting-a-bike-sharing-service-with-jump/
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    Crochetedy Georgetown residents not taking well...

    Crochetedy Georgetown residents not taking well to dockless bikeshare. One resident encouraging others to “call 911 immediately when you see someone using the bikes, and to snap photos and videos of...
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    Welcome! The mushroom capital of the world is...

    Welcome!

    The mushroom capital of the world is where I grew up! Iíll look for you in the wild.
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    1576715766 Take a look at this mess of...

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    Take a look at this mess of abandoned bikeshare bikes in China!

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/25/chinas-bike-share-graveyard-a-monument-to-industrys-arrogance
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    I know right. Just ask the officer on foot with...

    I know right. Just ask the officer on foot with the radar gun on the CCT. I've never seen him stop anyone, but I don't see how that would work without really creating some safety issues.

    The...
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    There were four Limebikes (two upright, two...

    There were four Limebikes (two upright, two thrown on ground) just off the MVT at the entrance to National Airport maintenance lot early this afternoon. Not a good look.
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    Saw my first kitted-up e-biker this week. So I...

    Saw my first kitted-up e-biker this week. So I think there might be a market for the well-concealed ebike.
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    I use these boot rain covers designed for...

    I use these boot rain covers designed for motorcyclists. I don't clip in on my commuter. The bottoms of theses are open so you can walk and ride in them without slipping or damaging them. They fit...
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