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    It was warmer this morning than the forecast...

    It was warmer this morning than the forecast suggested - I was even borderline overdressed. Made for a very pleasant, refreshing ride in.
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    Please excuse me for expressing annoyance in a...

    Please excuse me for expressing annoyance in a thread that's expressly designed for that purpose. My bad, I guess... :rolleyes:
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    Am I being patronizing, or are you being...

    Am I being patronizing, or are you being defensive?

    A) Who's to tell at a glance while riding along if a repair is minor or not? Especially in the dark? In my case the other night, it was minor...
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    I make a habit of at least asking if someone has...

    I make a habit of at least asking if someone has everything they need. You never know...
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    OK, I tried really hard to let this slide, but I...

    OK, I tried really hard to let this slide, but I just can't stand it.

    hypocrisy
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    Me: stopped just short of the Intersection of...

    Me: stopped just short of the Intersection of Doom last night to fix a minor mechanical.

    You: The approximately ten cyclists who rode right by without so much as a "You OK?" Wow! Self-absorbed...
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    To the two out of approximately 12 cyclists who...

    To the two out of approximately 12 cyclists who stopped to check on me when I was fixing a mechanical on the way home last night: THANK YOU! You're doing it right.

    The rest of you are going in...
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    The answer is obvious: get a new bike.

    The answer is obvious: get a new bike.
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    I think you mean President Obama.

    I think you mean President Obama.
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    Not this morning's commute, but yesterday...

    Not this morning's commute, but yesterday evening's.

    WTF?!? That weather wasn't supposed to start for another two hours! I dressed for low sixties and dry!

    Oh well, the hot shower when I got...
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    I hope you got his name and badge number to call...

    I hope you got his name and badge number to call in a commendation.
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    Boy there sure were a lot of doucherockets...

    Boy there sure were a lot of doucherockets blasting their lights directly into the eyes of oncoming trail users with the brilliance of a thousand suns tonight! I sure did appreciate having to choose...
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    Probably the last day in shorts for me - knee...

    Probably the last day in shorts for me - knee warmers, tights, base layers and long-sleeved jerseys/sweaters are cued up and ready.
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    Rule 5, Rule 9.

    Rule 5, Rule 9.
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    That doesn't really answer my question, but...

    That doesn't really answer my question, but thanks.
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    As I don't live in Arlington and was only...

    As I don't live in Arlington and was only tangentially aware of a streetcar proposal at all, can someone explain what this has to do with bicycles?
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    Get wet. Learn to love it.

    Get wet. Learn to love it.
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    ... if you're white. ...

    ... if you're white.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a-v2n62C9k
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    To the ninja who stepped directly in front of me...

    To the ninja who stepped directly in front of me at the intersection of 19th and N. Van Buren in Arlington, then screamed "HELLOOO!" at me:

    I do apologize, I should have approached the...
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    I wear "thermal gloves" (whichever brand is on...

    I wear "thermal gloves" (whichever brand is on sale when it's time for a new pair) under about 45-50 degrees. I try to get them a tad large so I can wear Smartwool liners under them when it drops...
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    You'll get Falls Church to plow/allow plowing on...

    You'll get Falls Church to plow/allow plowing on the WOD within city limits when pigs fly.
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    Speaking strictly for myself, that behavior has...

    Speaking strictly for myself, that behavior has nothing to do with my ego or any desire to compete with you or "accomplish" something. It's just that my, er, "custom-built personalized waist-mounted...
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    ^^^ This. Emphatically.

    ^^^ This. Emphatically.
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    I reserve the right to artistic license to make a...

    I reserve the right to artistic license to make a point. In reality, the only time I even approach 20+ MPH is if I'm going downhill. With a full pannier. After drinking lots of coffee. And...
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    I've been toying with getting a bunch of...

    I've been toying with getting a bunch of inexpensive reflective velcro bands to hand out to ninjas as I head home. Realistically though, I'm cheap, lazy, and too antisocial to slow my roll long...
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