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    How do people see when using a flashing light? ...

    How do people see when using a flashing light? Lots of flashers tonight.
  2. Life is a breeze on a bike.

    Life is a breeze on a bike.
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    This^ buy a cheap rebuilt bike, ride where and...

    This^ buy a cheap rebuilt bike, ride where and when you like and donate it back when you are done if space is tight. You missed my early 90 era rigid mtn bike loaner from me by a week. It is now...
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    That sounds clever and doable too. How about the...

    That sounds clever and doable too. How about the top 20 returnees from last year get split out per last years results and everyone else does the 2 weeks thing?
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    Hindsight can also be considered learning from...

    Hindsight can also be considered learning from experience. I like the idea to distribute the top 20 that reup in 2 rounds and fill out the teams via random draw from there. Besides it is for fun...
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    Even caged lights are easy to break. The lights...

    Even caged lights are easy to break. The lights are HID and the color and lumens will even out after a day or so burn time.

    Thanks to all that worked to get the lights fixed!
  7. I might have to beg off if the weather is wet. I...

    I might have to beg off if the weather is wet. I have the kiddos tonight and we were all planing to ride down and work but they don't have cold wet riding gear. Weather report does not sound to good.
  8. Thread: Wheel Suckers

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    Galileo did not ride a bike.

    Galileo did not ride a bike.
  9. Thread: Wheel Suckers

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    CNG powered bus for the win. Nice slow starts and...

    CNG powered bus for the win. Nice slow starts and no soot.
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    But you can often see this coming via profiling....

    But you can often see this coming via profiling. Hate to say it but I tend to "size up" the person(s) about to be passed and tune my signal and pass accordingly.
  11. Have you noticed how some folks take a few...

    Have you noticed how some folks take a few seconds to comprehend that you are simply giving them a free light with no strings? They start out with a "?!" but end up with a "!"

    I had someone ask...
  12. In that case I am in for Thursday.

    In that case I am in for Thursday.
  13. In for Monday.

    In for Monday.
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    Why do you think VDOT does not want cars to stop?...

    Why do you think VDOT does not want cars to stop?


    I consider it a helper only. If the road is busy when I get to it I hit the button and wait until any oncoming cars have come to a stop. Any...
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    Agree. What is there works. Why mess with...

    Agree. What is there works. Why mess with something that works as intended?
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    I practice Idaho stops without knowing it had a...

    I practice Idaho stops without knowing it had a name and also keep others in mind. At 15 mph and 360 unobstructed vision I am able to see and adjust to the conditions including walkers (AKA. "OMG...
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    I would not get a phone with the intent of...

    I would not get a phone with the intent of tracking rides. Get a basic Garmin Edge and be free of charges or worry about battery life. The edge is waterproof, sturdy, small and bar mount and will ...
  18. Falls church and the area around east and west...

    Falls church and the area around east and west falls metro are nice. Great schools. Houses are not cheap but none are inside the beltway. Did i mention the Great schools from K to 12?
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    No kidding. Bust a capslock. I am clueless as I...

    No kidding. Bust a capslock. I am clueless as I was going around thinking that swiveling the light off line when someone was oncoming was good enough.
  20. Pointing out other bad behavior is immaterial to...

    Pointing out other bad behavior is immaterial to the issue at hand. I ride. I have kids. I end up in front of and or behind yellow busses every am on the way to work. None of that makes me any more...
  21. IMO Drop the idea that the likelyhood of hitting...

    IMO Drop the idea that the likelyhood of hitting a kid is low. The fear parents feel is not low and the visability we cyclests have in this situation is high. Kids are little nutjobs with limited...
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    I like the confusion and hesitation I throw into...

    I like the confusion and hesitation I throw into snooty service people when they sense that I know what I want, know how to get it and do not give a Rats A$$ what they think.

    Being older and...
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    Ask them to move, they seem to be blocking the...

    Ask them to move, they seem to be blocking the sensor....
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    Not having a good result with Titanium is not...

    Not having a good result with Titanium is not reason enough to disregard other work in other metals in my book. In stainless light straw to light rainbow is often a desired result. Ti is its own...
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    8 noted that replacement was a first choice. I...

    8 noted that replacement was a first choice. I also noted that welding is a viable method when done well. I missed the image of the crack in in question and seem to have missed that it ran through a...
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