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  1. You can absolutely cycle on Hains Point. Yes,...

    You can absolutely cycle on Hains Point. Yes, the gates are locked, but the police have zero problem with cyclists going around them and using the roadway. A few weeks ago, I actually asked a cop...
  2. GW Memorial Parkway HQ: (703) 289-2500 ...

    GW Memorial Parkway HQ: (703) 289-2500

    Rangers (Arlington Cemetery Office):

    Brent O’Neill (Supervisory Park Ranger); (202) 438-6614

    Jeff Long, Seasonal Ranger (Apr-Oct); (703) 235-1530
  3. Passed thru out and back today. Work crew was...

    Passed thru out and back today. Work crew was just doing brush work in the trees.

    Speaking of this location, They also sure do need to fix that collection of root bumps on the trail just east of...
  4. Thread: DC Bike Ride

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    Many thanks to responders providing useful...

    Many thanks to responders providing useful perspective.

    Gut feeling I had was borne out -- I'll pass on the event.
  5. Thread: DC Bike Ride

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    DC Bike Ride

    Thinking of doing this, as I've never done an cycling event like this before.

    On the one hand, seems like it would be cool to have the streets to ourselves, see the sights, and enjoy the pit...
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    To clarify from my OP, when westbound, the...

    To clarify from my OP, when westbound, the "straight ahead" detour option crosses Lee at Fairfax, which is also controlled by a traffic light.
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    Did the a round trip through the detour yesterday...

    Did the a round trip through the detour yesterday and found it to be a non-event.

    Westbound, offered 3 detour choices at Lee Hwy: left, right, straight. Chose straight, took the sidewalk down...
  8. ...and Now The Bad News

    Follow-up call from Arlington Parks. Contractor "owns the site" until 31 October. Still has work to do including installation of public art and some fencing. Could re-open earlier, but worst case...
  9. Four-Mile Run Trail Detour -- Good News (Hopefully!)

    Just got off the phone with Kevin at Arlington Parks. Final "walk through" of the project between Route 1 and Mount Vernon Ave will happen on Monday (24 July). Barring any issues, that section will...
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    Crash: Some Tips Lessons Learned

    I was first on the scene of a crash this morning between a cyclist and a runner at MM 11 on the MVT (Old Town). It's actually a rather dangerous spot, 3-way trail intersection adjacent to a blind...
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    Final Words From The OP

    Judging by responses so far, I appears Iím in a small minority on this. Fair enough, but a couple of responders asked me to further explain my objection.

    I would boil it down to these three...
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    Help Get This Guy Off The Trail!

    For weeks, I've been encountering a jerk riding a motorized "hoverboard" on the MVT. He's a thin, middle-aged, WM, and I've encountered him going in both directions between Old Town and Gravelly...
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    The Circle is Complete

    I'm the OP. Today I had the opportunity to "pay it forward". Came across a guy on the MV Trail IVO the airport who was stuck with a flat, and a bad spare tube -- same situation I posted about when...
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    Disc Brakes -- Hydraulic vs. Mechanical?

    Greetings All -

    Stepping up from my 5 year-old Jamis Coda Sport this Fall. Staying with the Coda (love the steel), upgrading to either the Comp (which has mechanical discs), or the Elite (which...
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    Steve O is a DUDE!

    Out for a 40-miler on the WOD this morning. Suffered a flat in the vicinity of MM 4. Having trouble changing it, Steve O stopped by to help. Got my spare tube in, but it had a hole it it too. ...
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