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  1. Cyclist hit by driver by Nat'l Museum of American Indian today (5/26/17)

    Hi all,

    Just received word that a co-worker was hit this morning commuting to work by the NMAI. Iíve been told that it was on Independence Ave but cannot confirm that. He would have been...
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    Thanks for the clarification. Insane that the...

    Thanks for the clarification. Insane that the DMV has such a patchwork of conflicting laws.
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    I could have sworn that a recent thread on this...

    I could have sworn that a recent thread on this site said it was legal for cyclists to ride through crosswalks in MD. I believe a link to the relevant source was cited too.
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    Thanks for all of your hard work in making the...

    Thanks for all of your hard work in making the DMV a better place. Seattle is a pretty awesome place so I'm sure you will enjoy it. Am envious that you won't have to endure humidity any more. ...
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    I dunno. Maybe stop, dismount, and place your...

    I dunno. Maybe stop, dismount, and place your bike perpendicular to the lane so the salmoning cyclist has to make an effort to go around you?

    Perhaps we should be happy such folks aren't...
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    I highly recommend Spokes on Quaker Lane. Have...

    I highly recommend Spokes on Quaker Lane. Have been going there for years. They always seem to be honest about what needs to be replaced/repaired now versus later and I don't feel like they have...
  7. Drones and races don't mix: footage of accident

    Here is footage of a drone crashing into a crit racer that caused him to go over the handlebars (starts at about :36 sec point).

    Drones are often seen as toys and operated by amateurs but they...
  8. Library Lovers Like to Bike Event - May 13 (Washington, DC)

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    Calling all cyclists - come ride with the D.C. Public Library this Saturday, May 13! We'll be riding through some scenic areas of D.C. as part of our yearly 4th annual Library...
  9. More examples of why peds and cyclists have to...

    More examples of why peds and cyclists have to join forces and fight for policy changes instead of fighting each other.

    It's all the more frustrating since technology and know-how is readily...
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    Neighborhood Complete Street nominations

    From my neighborhood listserv:

    The Neighborhood Complete Streets Program is now accepting nominations for potential street improvement projects. Submissions are being accepted through Friday, June...
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    ^^It's generally better to cut through Columbia...

    ^^It's generally better to cut through Columbia Island, through the Pentagon, then take Army Navy Drive to 4MR near Shirlington. Or cut through Crystal City and head south depending on where you are...
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    Shave man, shave!

    Shave man, shave!
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    ^^^^I would have to buy new knees!

    ^^^^I would have to buy new knees!
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    Ha! I have a 44 frame with a sloping down top...

    Ha! I have a 44 frame with a sloping down top tube so the diamond is insanely small. I can't even use regular size squeeze bottles. Once you factor in bottle cages there isn't any room left to...
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    On the first train heading north it looks like...

    On the first train heading north it looks like you could only fit one bike???
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    I could have used something like this recently...

    I could have used something like this recently when I was trying to portage across the stepping stones along FMR. I had to turn back because I couldn't get a good grip on my bike and felt insecure...
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    ^^^Ohhhhh. You're not planning on riding her and...

    ^^^Ohhhhh. You're not planning on riding her and getting her all messed up are you?! I think you should hang her in your living room. Great job!
  18. You can just use your phone in your back pocket...

    You can just use your phone in your back pocket if you are interested in tracking your miles and joining contests. No special gadgets req'd. Check out Strava and RideWithGPS. The latter allows you...
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    A Trump inspired wall along the GW Parkway would...

    A Trump inspired wall along the GW Parkway would be a fantastic idea. Heck, I'll contribute the first dollar.
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    ^^ That's a good idea. I'll have to check the...

    ^^ That's a good idea. I'll have to check the next time I use the stand.
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    I have a park stand and my biggest gripe about it...

    I have a park stand and my biggest gripe about it is how unstable it is. It has three legs and has a tendency to tip towards the bike side due to the weight imbalance. The one pictured above looks...
  22. The very last wooden bridge before heading up the...

    The very last wooden bridge before heading up the hill to Mt. Vernon is especially slippery year round and very treacherous. It's always highly shaded and you hit it at a curve from either...
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    Warm Showers article

    This is a nice article about Warm Showers posted yesterday on the NYTimes website.

    "Warm Showers started small in 1993, but its website now lists 39,000 hosts and 89,000 bicycle tourers ó people...
  24. I strongly suspect they are shutting it off early...

    I strongly suspect they are shutting it off early just so they can head home that much sooner. Not only are people with disabilities inconvenienced, but those with strollers, bikes, crutches, etc.
  25. VA law says you don't need a crosswalk to legally...

    VA law says you don't need a crosswalk to legally cross a street so long as it is at an intersection of some sort (2-way, 4-way, whatever). About the only thing VA law forbids is crossing mid-block...
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