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    MVT accident/trail closure at MP 3

    A section of the Mount Vernon Trail between Waynewood Blvd. and Fort Hunt Road, near mile post 3, was closed this afternoon due to a bad accident on the trail just before 2 p.m. The best detour...
  2. Thread: Lincoln Circle

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    Lincoln Circle

    Serious one-bicycle accident this morning around 8:15 a.m. in the District coming off Memorial Bridge, on the sidewalk on the south side of Lincoln Circle at the ramp for northbound Ohio Drive. ...
  3. This will have a huge impact on my commute home. ...

    This will have a huge impact on my commute home. Because you can't enter Fort Myer from the cemetery (the bike route through the cemetery is one-way eastbound), the best way to bike from the...
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    When I asked about this, I was told that the...

    When I asked about this, I was told that the guardpost at the top of the hill is an Arlington National Cemetery post -- not a Fort Myer post -- and that the cemetery personnel were not authorized to...
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    One alternative going down the hill on Marshall...

    One alternative going down the hill on Marshall Drive can be to ride through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery to get to Memorial Drive and the Memorial Bridge. There is an ID check to enter...
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    W&OD Trail obstacle in East Falls Church

    On Sunday afternoon (Sept. 9) there was a tree down across the W&OD Trail at mile marker 5, next to the soccer field in Benjamin Banneker Park in Arlington. The eastbound lane of the trail was...
  7. I would suggest giving serious thought to the...

    I would suggest giving serious thought to the Military Road/Lorcom Land option to the Custis and Mount Vernon trails. The C&O is unpaved and can get soft after it rains, the Crescent Trail is...
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    NYT: Bike commuting in Copenhagen

    We have the W&OD, FMRT and MVT, but Denmark has bike superhighways:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/world/europe/in-denmark-pedaling-to-work-on-a-superhighway.html?_r=1&hp
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    Washington Monument detour

    The path around the south side of the Washington Monument (between 17th Street and 15th Street) was closed this morning, apparently due to an event at the stage in that area. It wasn't clear if this...
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    6th Street South tree hazard

    On westbound 6th Street South between Adams and Barton Streets, there is a low-hanging tree limb directly above the bike lane. I took a good whack on the helmet tonight. (I had my visor pulled low...
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    One question: Where is your final destination in...

    One question: Where is your final destination in the District? There is no sense in riding past the Memorial Bridge to the 14th Street Bridge if you are on the west end of town. Memorial Bridge...
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    The Two Wheel Gear garment bag is a brilliantly...

    The Two Wheel Gear garment bag is a brilliantly designed commuter bag; I put a suit and dress shirt in the main compartment, and it folds over and attaches to my rack, with no wrinkling. It has side...
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    For the past eight years, I have used a folding...

    For the past eight years, I have used a folding garment bag that hooks onto the rack on back of my bike. I can lay a suit, dress shirt and tie in the main pocket and dress shoes, toiletries, work...
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