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    Actually, if you roll from Columbia/16th into the...

    Actually, if you roll from Columbia/16th into the bike lane on Sycamore/Roosevelt (just like the cars do), you can see southbound traffic just fine. Also, there is a median at the intersection if...
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    Of course they had to put up a fence. It's not...

    Of course they had to put up a fence. It's not as if the barricades were ever going to work.

    Also, what Shawnofthedread and accordioneur said for the detour (16th becomes Columbia at the...
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    Interesting article on how to build support for...

    Interesting article on how to build support for bike infrastructure in low-income communities.

    https://shelterforce.org/2019/12/09/how-do-we-truly-make-streets-safer-for-everyone/
  4. The brooms could also be used to assert your...

    The brooms could also be used to assert your right to 3 feet of passing space by mounting them crosswise on the rear rack.

    Although a rake or some other yard implement better suited to...
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    Judd was ahead of his time

    Or maybe he needs to sue for copyright infringement.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-07/banana-hanging-on-a-wall-is-all-the-rage-at-miami-basel-art-fair?srnd=premium
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    Unless the programmers have fixed it, competitors...

    Unless the programmers have fixed it, competitors in westerly time zones can record an extra riding day by riding between 12:00:01 am Jan. 1 DC time (e.g., 10:00:01 pm Dec. 31 Denver time) and...
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    I've been going this route eastbound as well, and...

    I've been going this route eastbound as well, and I don't find it particularly troubling, but then I'm there well before 7am and do other crazy stuff like cross Shreve to the W&OD from Pinecastle.
  8. Here you go. Segment Name Segment Number...

    Here you go.

    Segment Name Segment Number
    ArLoopCCW1 13943476
    ArLoopCCW2 22382559
    ArLoopCCW3 14143039
    ArLoopCCW4 14149112
    ArLoopCCW5 13943521
    ArLoopCCW6 13943546
    ArLoopCCW7 13943556
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    Yes, I'm going west on W&OD. Also, I don't like...

    Yes, I'm going west on W&OD. Also, I don't like riding on sidewalks, and the Columbia St. stoplight at Lee Hwy (Washington St/Route 29) is well behaved.
  10. BAFS 2020 Pointless Prizes: Loopy for Arlington

    I will once again be awarding the Loopy for Arlington Pointless Prizes for completing the most Arlington Loops (for the uninitiated: the Arlington Loop consists of the W&OD Trail from the Custis...
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    For the detour (westbound), I recommend exiting...

    For the detour (westbound), I recommend exiting the trail at the Roosevelt St. cul-de-sac, up to a left on Sycamore/Roosevelt (there is a median in which to take refuge if you have to wait for the...
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    Poll: Except for color, you’ve accurately described the...

    Except for color, you’ve accurately described the 2019 ankle bands.
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    Not sure how you would implement this, but beware...

    Not sure how you would implement this, but beware of ZIP codes for federal offices since many of them map to the big postal sorting facility in Northeast DC rather than the actual location of the...
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    Your saddle may already have frozen these past 2...

    Your saddle may already have frozen these past 2 days, but Freezing Saddles does not officially begin until January 1.
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    Any idea to what "3rd Quarter 2020" is in...

    Any idea to what "3rd Quarter 2020" is in reference? Calendar year? Fiscal year? And if fiscal year, when did (does) FY 2020 begin?
  16. GWMP = 40 mph ;):rolleyes:

    GWMP = 40 mph ;):rolleyes:
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    This guy ...

    This guy says he went across.
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    If you are going to ride the Custis in the dark...

    If you are going to ride the Custis in the dark wearing dark clothes, with no lights, and no reflective material whatsoever, you definitely need to turn your music speaker way up so other trail users...
  19. FTF the Chief

    FTF the Chief
  20. Too much going on in life to work on a costume...

    Too much going on in life to work on a costume this year. Thus unencumbered, I'm planning on doing the long route. I can take one other rider and bike (although FFG may have dibs).
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    Calling AFHokie and Bob James!

    Calling AFHokie and Bob James!
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    The most complete source about bike light systems...

    The most complete source about bike light systems I know is Peter White Cycles. Most of the lights with well-designed beams are German-made because of their strict regulations on bike lighting.
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    Lewinsville does not get narrow until after...

    Lewinsville does not get narrow until after Timberly, in fact there is a right-turn lane for Timberly starting just after the beltway bridge (which has bike lanes), so I would go that way rather than...
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    Great Falls Street becomes Lewinsville Rd. at...

    Great Falls Street becomes Lewinsville Rd. at about the intersection with 123. Once you cross the beltway, Lewinsville Rd. gets steep and kind of narrow. I have ridden it eastbound where you can...
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    Wait, now Governor McAuliffe = Ralph Northam,...

    Wait, now Governor McAuliffe = Ralph Northam, too?

    Good thing I did not enter this competition. It's so confusing, I'd probably still be wandering around Arlington with a load of canned goods in...
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