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  1. Serious Cyclist Accident at Bottom of Steep Walter Reed Dr Hill in Arlington

    I have not been able to find any other details, but I learned that this afternoon around 3:30 pm a teenage cyclist had a serious accident on the steep hill on Walter Reed Drive heading down toward...
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    Ride Ideas and a Spiral Ride

    @CaseyKane50, Steve O, and (person who I know had posted something but it for some reason is not there anymore)

    Thanks for the ideas!

    The CaBi one looks like it would only be fair if I took a...
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    I've got 2 fresh missed connections with...

    I've got 2 fresh missed connections with pedestrians (one not-so-good, one good).

    Sunday night
    Me: riding eastbound in the Fairfax Drive bike lane outside IHOP/A-town Bar & Grill in Ballston,...
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    That's okay. Make sure your body is fully healed...

    That's okay. Make sure your body is fully healed before heading out, as any lingering injury will be exponentially increased in magnitude if you get hurt again. Rest up and get some hot chocolate or...
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    I think that FABB created routes for people to...

    I think that FABB created routes for people to use to access the Silver line stations here: http://www.fabb-bikes.org/silverlineroutes.html Their routes should be much safer than mine, as I chose a...
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    Bike the Metro - Silver Line Extension

    Well, everyone, I have finally finished my 6-part Bike the Metro video series! Orange, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, and Silver lines all biked in 2014, one of my goals for that year.

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    I'm glad you're mostly okay (and that you got...

    I'm glad you're mostly okay (and that you got some justice it seems). Definitely make a trip to the doctor if your hip doesn't feel better just to make sure there isn't anything more serious.
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    Custis Trail is still pretty amazing. Just be...

    Custis Trail is still pretty amazing. Just be careful when going down the S-curve, there's a little bit of ice on the inside of the first curve that will require you to go closer to the middle line....
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    There's a thread that was already started for...

    There's a thread that was already started for this (I made my recommendation):

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?8031-%26%236145%3B-Team-Mongolian-Ellipsis
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    4 dots in a vertical orientation is actually the...

    4 dots in a vertical orientation is actually the letter "L" in Gardner-Salinas braille, so perhaps something with an "L" should be used?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner–Salinas_braille_codes...
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    Unless you are prepared (studded tires), I would...

    Unless you are prepared (studded tires), I would say it's a bad idea not because of the W&OD (mostly clear except between Columbia Pike and the intersection with the Custis trail) but because of the...
  12. Another classic from Courtland Milloy! I must...

    Another classic from Courtland Milloy! I must say, I like that the WaPo is obviously having guest writers from The Onion.
    /sarcasm

    On another note, it's interesting that Milloy thinks separation...
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    Cool! I'll chip in with some cash.

    Cool! I'll chip in with some cash.
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    Hmm, maybe there's a gap between the cable and...

    Hmm, maybe there's a gap between the cable and sheath where moisture is entering.
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    Riding this morning was genuinely fun. Sadly, of...

    Riding this morning was genuinely fun. Sadly, of course, one does have to finish their fun ride in the snow and go inside to actually do some work, but I'm not complaining ;)

    I live less than a...
  16. Thanks for the advice! I'll try out both the...

    Thanks for the advice! I'll try out both the moving hand over the light and blinky hand techniques the next time I see a ninja driver (hopefully I won't see one for a long time).
  17. How Does One Effectively Communicate with Ninja Drivers?

    While riding my bike after sunset a few days ago, I saw a ninja driver (i.e., a driver who forgot to turn on their headlights) and was wondering: is there a good way to communicate to a driver that...
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    Bleck. I don't like even looking at how much...

    Bleck. I don't like even looking at how much weight I gained in the 2nd half of 2014 especially the month of December (got sick, didn't exercise as much, bad sleep habits, holiday sweets), but I...
  19. I will be there!

    I will be there!
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    My goal for 2014 was to bike 5,000 miles. My...

    My goal for 2014 was to bike 5,000 miles. My final total: 5,115 miles biked!
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    Missed connection - Rolling Coal

    Well, this was a first for me. Has anyone else witnessed someone "rolling coal?"

    Luckily for me, the person didn't quite do it right as most of the smoke dissipated before it reached me (and my...
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    At first, I used to think your username meant you...

    At first, I used to think your username meant you worked/lived at the Mark Center with the aristocratic title added for fun!
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    In high school I had a class project to design a...

    In high school I had a class project to design a business card for a fictional business. My name is Bob, so I decided to create the entity Bobco Painting Inc. (with the SUPERCOOL tagline, "It's not...
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    The 24 price covers a period of 24 hours from...

    The 24 price covers a period of 24 hours from when you pay. Before I got my current annual CaBi membership, I had used both CaBi and Citibike for 24-hour rentals. If you pay at 2 pm tomorrow...
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    Very misty tonight, especially at the Air Force...

    Very misty tonight, especially at the Air Force Memorial
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