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    Stopped by the Bluemont Park Glacier on my way...

    Stopped by the Bluemont Park Glacier on my way home today. It is quite something to witness even 2 weeks after the snowstorm.

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  2. I'm currently working on it :) Internet has...

    I'm currently working on it :)

    Internet has been slow at my apartment for some reason, but I'll add a little bit here and there over the next week before revealing it to the forum. My goal is for...
  3. Sounds like the Bike Arlington Forum needs a...

    Sounds like the Bike Arlington Forum needs a wiki! This would prevent definitions from getting lost in the mess of pages and posts and would allow users (i.e., us) to add much more information.

    If...
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    We Made A Difference!

    First off, I want to thank everyone who volunteered to help shovel and clear parts of the MVT. It really made a difference. How much of a difference? Here's some stats:

    Keep in mind the following...
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    Great job! I'm glad you took it upon yourself to...

    Great job! I'm glad you took it upon yourself to tackle the dreaded Humpback Glacier (this should probably be added to the forum dictionary). With today's weather, whatever is left will likely be...
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    Please call Animal Control to report this....

    Please call Animal Control to report this. Information is here: https://www.awla.org/animal-control/

    I'm glad no one is hurt, but it seems like the fox might be rabid if it's attacking humans...
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    More pics from tonight: Crystal City Connector...

    More pics from tonight:

    Crystal City Connector Before/After looking towards Crystal City from the bridge
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    Looking towards the Crystal City Connector tunnel...
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    WE DID IT!!! Together with komorebi and a...

    WE DID IT!!!

    Together with komorebi and a fellow cyclist named Sean who stopped to help, we completely cleared the MVT under the 14th St Bridge and cleared 1 side of the Crystal City Connector....
  9. As of tonight's work by komorebi, myself, and a...

    As of tonight's work by komorebi, myself, and a random fellow cyclist who helped us shovel, I can proudly say that one can safely bike from the Crystal City connector to the 14th Street Bridge...
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    Great! It looks like the rain is supposed to...

    Great! It looks like the rain is supposed to subside by 6. I imagine clearing the ice will be much easier (the snow will be heavier, but it will melt faster).

    At 6, I'm going to start at the...
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    I was very happy to be able to wear shorts this...

    I was very happy to be able to wear shorts this morning (my cut-off for shorts on my commute is 40 degrees). That said, the meltwater splashing up on my legs was quite cold!
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    You guys are awesome! I'm glad to see all the...

    You guys are awesome! I'm glad to see all the volunteer work that everyone has been putting in to make our trails safer.

    I was able to acquire an ice chopper (my parents had an extra one), so I...
  13. Holmes Run Trail - clear from Chambliss to...

    Holmes Run Trail - clear from Chambliss to Eisenhower Ave

    W&OD Trail - mostly clear between Shirlington and Glen Carlyn (2 stretches of 10-20 feet that require flintstoning due to melting ice...
  14. I forgot to mention this, but the Holmes Run...

    I forgot to mention this, but the Holmes Run Trail was plowed between Ripley St (just south of Van Dorn St overpass) and at least as far south as Duke St. Some of the access points have snow bumps...
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    Shoveling the MVT

    I spent a couple (3-4) hours today shoveling on the MVT near the Crystal City Connector trail. I shoveled the portion of trail leading up to the first bridge south of the CCConnector/MVT intersection...
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    I'll be heading to the MVT near the Crystal City...

    I'll be heading to the MVT near the Crystal City Connector early this afternoon to see what I can do with a metal-tipped snow shovel and 2 deck scrubs that I have adjusted to be at angles (when you...
  17. Hey Henry, there's a thread already for this:...

    Hey Henry, there's a thread already for this: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?9855-Shovel-This-Saturday!
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    Shovel This Saturday!

    I saw this on The Wash Cycle and want to pass this idea onto everyone.

    An excerpt from http://www.thewashcycle.com/2016/01/saturday-self-serving-shoveling.html

    Yesterday, I spent a few hours...
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    At this point, I would say that between Shirlington and Glen Carlyn Park, the W&OD is only somewhat rideable in the afternoon. In the mornings, there are many sheets of ice that melt by the...
  20. W&OD trail access from Park Dr in Arlington is...

    W&OD trail access from Park Dr in Arlington is not recommended unless you have a sled. End of Park Dr street is covered in sheets of ice, then the trail access looks like this:
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  21. W&OD between Shirlington and Park Dr

    I saw the Twitter update yesterday saying that the W&OD trail was cleared:


    Then, I rode the W&OD Trail this morning. I argue that "cleared" is not the right word here (I replied to the tweet,...
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    Whew, George Mason Drive from Henderson Rd to...

    Whew, George Mason Drive from Henderson Rd to Seminary Rd and Seminary Rd to Beauregard St were a mess! Traffic was very slow-moving due to the multiple piles of snow at many of the intersections...
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    I was pleasantly surprised this morning when a...

    I was pleasantly surprised this morning when a fellow cyclist came up behind me on Four Mile Run Dr and it turned out to be Fast Friendly Guy! We rode together on George Mason Dr which switched...
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    I'll apply the "Be a PAL" argument here. ...

    I'll apply the "Be a PAL" argument here.

    Ninjas on trails are difficult for others to see (Predictable), and regardless of mode of transportation being without a light makes it harder for one to...
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    The important thing is to consider that wearing...

    The important thing is to consider that wearing high visibility clothing is a suggestion and not a solution to nighttime visibility.

    If someone does not follow a solution for a problem, they...
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