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    "When riding a bike, I am much more aware of the...

    "When riding a bike, I am much more aware of the fact that I am living in a community of other people. I am much more inclined to smile and even wave to other pedestrians or cyclists when I am...
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    #1) This morning going north on the MVT between...

    #1) This morning going north on the MVT between gravelly point and train bridge.

    You, the trail bro who got up out of the saddle to sprint past me as I was pulling up for the couple of joggers...
  3. I may have a fender for you if you have a road...

    I may have a fender for you if you have a road bike. I have a random rear fender on my rando bike that I want to replace with the matching set I got recently. I was going to donate it to VeloCity or...
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    If only it was audio it would be the perfect...

    If only it was audio it would be the perfect entry for the BBC Radio1 Scott Mills game - Innuendo Bingo.

    Here's a clip:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTR-Ckz02hQ
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    Pockets? Or, maybe they're a little self...

    Pockets? Or, maybe they're a little self conscious about walking around their professional work environment in skin hugging, bulge showing lycra?

    Shoalers are indeed the worst though.
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    Saturday in Del Ray, Alexandria on Russell Road...

    Saturday in Del Ray, Alexandria on Russell Road near Windsor and Monroe Aves...

    You: Two cyclists, casually riding south, up and down the hills of Russell Rd. One of you is pretty far to the...
  7. Del Ray - Swag: none that I could see Food:...

    Del Ray -
    Swag: none that I could see
    Food: peanuts, powerade, coffee, and water
    Raffles??? Hahahahahaha
    Entertainment? You mean more than just meeting new people and friendly early morning...
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    Hah, when's the last time something being illegal...

    Hah, when's the last time something being illegal ever stopped anyone?
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    I don't know about pads specifically, but that...

    I don't know about pads specifically, but that seems reasonable. Alternatively, you could wrap your bars in barbed wire, to force you to use your back and ab muscles to hold your upper body up.
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    Put on another layer of bar tape to make them...

    Put on another layer of bar tape to make them more cushiony?
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    Paint scraped and gouged

    While cleaning my chain on Saturday I noticed that the paint on the chainstay has been chipped and gouged off the frame in a couple of spots. Probably 2 spots about the size of a dime, so not tiny....
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    Thanks for stopping by! All in all, not a bad 2...

    Thanks for stopping by! All in all, not a bad 2 hours.
    My final tally was:
    Male Cyclists 91
    Female Cyclists 24
    Male Peds 34
    Female Peds 49
    Other Peds (babies) 8
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    Ride and be counted

    Today and Saturday, Alexandria is conducting bike/ped counts at several key intersections in the city....
  14. Yeah, I rarely see drivers use it anymore because...

    Yeah, I rarely see drivers use it anymore because they have to merge later anyway and there are often buses parked in it these days, but yeah. Salmoning there = bad idea because it's not officially...
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    Suitland Federal Center team is up and running...

    Suitland Federal Center team is up and running again. I'm the lone member so far, but I'm hoping we can get more than the 3-4 we had last year.

    If you commute to Suitland (Raymo!) then please join...
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    You're just riding the wrong direction. :)

    You're just riding the wrong direction. :)
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    Is that what you learn in Econ classes? That's...

    Is that what you learn in Econ classes?

    That's a sweeping statement considering hail can be larger than grapefruits and destroy cars. I wouldnt want to be caught out in hail as large as quarters....
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    Ooooo - good question! I have not. I would guess...

    Ooooo - good question! I have not. I would guess that medium sized hail would hurt more and do more damage than even a weak F0 tornado, unless of course it happened to blow through Pricks-R-Us...
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    Tornado watch issued 4/20

    The NWS just issued a tornado watch until 10pm this evening for the whole region.

    This is more for the evening commuters as the storms still haven't even fired up yet, but just a seasonal reminder...
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    Thanks for speaking up. I won't be stopping...

    Thanks for speaking up. I won't be stopping either. I leave Del Ray by ~6:20 to get to Suitland by 7:30. It's like all the Friday coffee clubs around here starting at 730-8am. Do people even work on...
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    Reposting these from the commuters thread where I...

    Reposting these from the commuters thread where I had put them recently. I guess the point of poetry is that you're not supposed to have to explain it.... but just in case.

    This one describes how...
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    I guess that other lady was not a fan?? I...

    I guess that other lady was not a fan??

    I liked it.
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    Sticky: I was reminded of a type of cyclist bahavior on...

    I was reminded of a type of cyclist bahavior on my commute yesterday riding south into the wind on the MVT.

    Unless there's already a word for this(?) the word I'm thinking of is Barnacle - A...
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    Musings from recent commutes... Southern winds...

    Musings from recent commutes...

    Southern winds blow strong
    Dirt and dust on fourteenth bridge
    Fast cars, gritty teeth


    Blossoms great on trees
    On the ground they obscure glass
    Glass shards...
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    Thanks for recommendations. Given that this...

    Thanks for recommendations. Given that this thread is 2.5 years old, I may get the ROAM2, (even though the ROAM3 is out now), for commuting and city rides.

    I'm thinking a bar mount for now. It...
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