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    Well, actually last week it was mostly Southerly...

    Well, actually last week it was mostly Southerly winds for a change. It didn't help since I was riding down the Potomac. Sigh.
  2. When I was test riding road bikes in 2010, I went...

    When I was test riding road bikes in 2010, I went to four different LBS and told them up front I was going to do at least a 10 mile ride and at three of the shops I was checking out more than one...
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    End of the W&OD Trail in Purcellville with...

    End of the W&OD Trail in Purcellville with Magnolias in the background (that's if you were asking).
  4. Since you're in Annandale, I'll second the...

    Since you're in Annandale, I'll second the recommendation to hit Bikenetic and talk with Jan and Pete (dirt) about your thoughts, budget, and experience. I've used several of the local bike shops...
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    Saw Mr. Kelly himself riding the Bullitt...

    Saw Mr. Kelly himself riding the Bullitt yesterday evening. He was nice enough to let me clear the intersection before he made his turn.
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    I tried to get a ride in a couple hundred miles...

    I tried to get a ride in a couple hundred miles south of there in Ulaanbaatar a couple of years ago at the end of January, but no one would lend me a bicycle. One of the Embassy staff did ride in...
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    It's not unusual to see cars at that Bon Air...

    It's not unusual to see cars at that Bon Air picnic spot on the weekends, after all it's just too far from the parking lot or the Arlington Mill deadend to have to schlep your coolers, and besides ...
  8. Like all those exhaust spewing cars and buses...

    Like all those exhaust spewing cars and buses lined up to get into the parking lot do a whole bunch to add to the "solemnity" of ANC. :mad:
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    On Sunday there was car driven a young woman who...

    On Sunday there was car driven a young woman who appeared to have started to turn west onto the W&OD at Hamilton Station Rd (Milepost 41). She was about 20 feet off the road and on the side of the...
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    Right now I am bouncing back and forth between my...

    Right now I am bouncing back and forth between my hybrid commeter setup which I use on rainy days and when I have to bring in/take home clothing or other things, and my road bike which I use when...
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    You: The intersection of George Mason Dr and...

    You: The intersection of George Mason Dr and Wilson Blvd
    Me: Just a cyclist trying to cross Wilson and George Mason heading north from the Bluemont Trail.

    Everyone was out to kill me! It...
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    There are two narrow places, the tunnel under the...

    There are two narrow places, the tunnel under the GW Parkway which while wide enough for two cyclists, has poor sight lines at either end with a climb up to Crystal Dr. Going either way I slow to a...
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    Clearly NOT taken at FCCII, if it was, the dogs...

    Clearly NOT taken at FCCII, if it was, the dogs would be beagles. :p
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    Do they have no bike theft in that town?

    Do they have no bike theft in that town?
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    What dasgeh said. The only crazy traffic is...

    What dasgeh said. The only crazy traffic is getting through the "Intersection of Doom" at Lynn St and Lee Highway/I-66 offramp. I roll that way just about every day ending up at 1701 N Ft Myer.
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    I generally ride a less than direct route to/from...

    I generally ride a less than direct route to/from work, so if there is a threat of rain I'll consider taking the direct route. Both routes are mostly MUP and I deal with motor vehicle traffic only...
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    I agree with you, except for the part about San...

    I agree with you, except for the part about San Diego, while the weather's nice, it's in California. ;)
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    Were all four ways showing green and red at the...

    Were all four ways showing green and red at the same time? Broken signals are to be treated as four way stops. WAMU has taken to reminding its listeners of that on the traffic reports during...
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    Another good source for infomation is the folding...

    Another good source for infomation is the folding bikes subforum on bikeforums.net. Bikes@vienna has folding bike as does College Park Bikes.
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    You can see us...

    You can see us all lurking across Columbia Pike as she interviews Chris, but the cars block the view of us riding out. Click on the "Celebrating an Active Arlington" video.
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    Right now Wunderground.com shows the chance of...

    Right now Wunderground.com shows the chance of precipitation between 6 and 7 am is about 20%.
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    All of the 4MRT crossings between Columbia Pike...

    All of the 4MRT crossings between Columbia Pike and Madison Manor were flooded with dangerous fast moving water (including the Carlin Springs underpass). The W&OD under Carlin Springs was not...
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    FYI - my evening commute was wet, wild, and...

    FYI - my evening commute was wet, wild, and wonderful (but not in West Virginia).
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    Maybe the ASSumptions they are making which may...

    Maybe the ASSumptions they are making which may or may not be valid.
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    Ok, I'll see if I can drag my self out of bed in...

    Ok, I'll see if I can drag my self out of bed in time to get there. Are you buying the coffee to wake us up?

    Is this going to be like B2WD with thunderstorms to show we are worthy?
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