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  1. "Social Distancing" doesn't work if *everyone* is...

    "Social Distancing" doesn't work if *everyone* is trying to do it in the same place.

    I had an recent online discussion with Kirk Saunders and David Nam, who both lamented that the bike trails is...
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    [QUOTE=ginacico;199906]Down the rabbit hole........

    [QUOTE=ginacico;199906]Down the rabbit hole..... A couple tidbits from today's livestream with Josh Poertner, tire nerd extraordinaire. Josh serves pro athletes and teams and spends a lot of time...
  3. A neighbor around the corner from our apartment...

    A neighbor around the corner from our apartment complex has a cherry tree blooming in synch with the Tidal Basin. Observing it, I expect blooms, and the traffic control measures, through the weekend....
  4. The CR2032 batteries are now sold pretty much...

    The CR2032 batteries are now sold pretty much everywhere nowdays. No longer a treasure hunt. Worth your while to buy at least a 4 pack. Just a matter of if you're an Energizer guy or Duracell guy.
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    I was trying to speak in language that college...

    I was trying to speak in language that college kids on Spring Break would easily understand. Minus the cuss words...
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    Much needed improvement. "Social distancing" is...

    Much needed improvement. "Social distancing" is such a new and odd phrase. It does not accurately convey that what you mean is, "STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM EACH OTHER!!!" Thank you, sir...
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    I trust the snake lived to hiss the tale?

    I trust the snake lived to hiss the tale?
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    Every bike shop is doing something similar to the...

    Every bike shop is doing something similar to the Papillon Cycles example. This is what they *must* do to keep their staff safe, and ultimately, *employed*.
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    Most every shop is doing something similar. The...

    Most every shop is doing something similar. The only recourse is to close down completely. So what Bailey Garfield feels he must do is not as extreme as you first thought. We know *few* of these...
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    You want serious? Look what Papillon Cycles just...

    You want serious? Look what Papillon Cycles just posted: http://papilloncycles.com/covid19/
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    Steve: first, thanks for inviting me, even if I'm...

    Steve: first, thanks for inviting me, even if I'm not a FS'er. But I am black flagging myself. I already have plenty of assumed risk in my job- a traveling computer tech is considered "essential"....
  12. While I have been invited (merci to Steve O!), I...

    While I have been invited (merci to Steve O!), I would love to go, but in these scary abnormal times, it would not be a socially responsible thing to do. Moi & the Trek that is set up to run FAST at...
  13. Yeah it sucks, but these are not normal times....

    Yeah it sucks, but these are not normal times. Good call.

    Don't necessarily cancel though. Postpone two months down the line?
  14. These are not normal times. This had to be done....

    These are not normal times. This had to be done. Good call.
  15. Tell ya what...we can't race tomorrow, but we can...

    Tell ya what...we can't race tomorrow, but we can still go for a bike ride. We should do so.
  16. Verified, from the Crosshairs FB page: ...

    Verified, from the Crosshairs FB page:

    Crystal City Crosshairs Garage Races
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    Attention garage racers and friends: Tomorrow's Crystal City races are postponed. We are operating with an...
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    You *know* some a**h*** will try to blame the...

    You *know* some a**h*** will try to blame the cyclists for this.

    Horrible.
  18. I went looking for this poll last night on the...

    I went looking for this poll last night on the paper's site. Couldn't find it.

    Best of fortune tonight at the Council meeting. I'll be with you in spirit, as we will be at the Columbia Pike/ANC...
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    [Sigh] We pick ourselves off the deck and keep...

    [Sigh] We pick ourselves off the deck and keep working.

    DC peeps- What combo of "magic words" and focused lobbying effort got DC's Bill through?
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    So let it be written. So let it be done. ...

    So let it be written. So let it be done.

    (Hint- I just did.)
  21. Seriously. Let him know *NOW*! They are normally...

    Seriously. Let him know *NOW*! They are normally open only to 3:00pm on Saturdays.

    P.S. I'm there. Aloha.
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    Acme Pie Co. for the win!

    Acme Pie Co. for the win!
  23. Hey Boomer, love it, except... too many hills too...

    Hey Boomer, love it, except... too many hills too early for me. I must pass (Besides, I must feed my wife and make my cat her coffee). But interested in whatever ride you do next!
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    I'm sure rent was a factor, but a bigger factor...

    I'm sure rent was a factor, but a bigger factor for the hardware store side was parking. Most of the parking barons in downtown DC charge $21 a day for garage parking, but the Wharf garage charges up...
  25. That north turning to west side of the trail over...

    That north turning to west side of the trail over Washington Blvd. is something I *rarely* ride- I don't feel safe doing do. From the driver's view on Rt. 50, I will tell you why (this is where my...
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