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    Breaking news: ...

    Breaking news:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwSzuIW_Klc
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    Programming note: NBCSN will show tomorrow's...

    Programming note: NBCSN will show tomorrow's stage live with repeats throughout the day. However, there will be no primetime broadcast. They are showing soccer during the evening. The late TDF...
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    Longest stage of this year's Tour today. Sounds...

    Longest stage of this year's Tour today. Sounds brutal: 147 miles with some mountain climbs and an HC climb near the end of the stage. Cruel and unusual punishment?
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    Was she driving a Nissan? Was her name "Bob"? ...

    Was she driving a Nissan? Was her name "Bob"?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgKtihDtooQ
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    They also discovered this: ...

    They also discovered this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnrE17Jg3I

    According to their tests on six athletes (cyclists and triathletes), the average time saving was about a minute over a...
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    Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger went out on a...

    Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger went out on a breakaway in Stage 15. Not too unusual. But they managed to lead the peloton for 220 kilometers (137 miles), nearly the entire length of the stage. Elmiger...
  7. If you were wondering about the Metropolitan...

    If you were wondering about the Metropolitan Branch Trail, many people report that they use the trail without problem. However, there have been some incidents in certain sections. It's something to...
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    What not to do? 6221 "Luca Paolini decides...

    What not to do?

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    "Luca Paolini decides to text and ride in Stage 8 of Le Tour de France (h/t @grahamwatson10)"
  9. I think there might have been more of a common...

    I think there might have been more of a common cycling culture in the DC area before cycling began booming here. Cycling has taken off in the area, and the presence and popularity of Capital...
  10. I've seen an ANC location marked on maps of...

    I've seen an ANC location marked on maps of proposed CaBi stations, but then the marker gets removed. Seems like there is pushback from ANC/Dept. of the Army. A new CaBi station was added this summer...
  11. Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway construction

    Construction continues in Crystal City and Potomac Yard on the bus rapid transit route.

    http://sites.arlingtonva.us/ccpc/construction-underway/

    (Updated July 18, 2014)

    Crystal City Potomac...
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    DC CaBi advertising deal

    http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2014/07/heres-what-dc-will-collect-for-allowing-ads-on.html

    DDOT finally signed an advertising deal (a year after receiving bids). According to The...
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    Last night was awful. 70F temperatures. I don't...

    Last night was awful. 70F temperatures. I don't know how I got through my short bike speed workout. Brrrrr
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    I treat the tunnel the way Metro does with...

    I treat the tunnel the way Metro does with single-tracking. One bike at a time in either direction. If someone is already in the tunnel, I stop and wait for them to pass by. If I'm in the tunnel, I...
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    Andrew Talansky felt the effects of the weekend...

    Andrew Talansky felt the effects of the weekend crashes in yesterday's stage. He started falling back, behind the peloton, behind the team cars and eventually behind everyone. Before the start of the...
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    I'm conditioned to expect heat and humidity in...

    I'm conditioned to expect heat and humidity in DC/Arlington in July. That's what it's supposed to be like. My only wish is that work offices would be more practical and adopt an appropriate dress...
  17. You can also introduce more variety into your...

    You can also introduce more variety into your bike routine, namely riding different types of bikes. If you don't want to buy another bike, you could sign up for Capital Bikeshare and add CaBi rides...
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    There was also some local North Carolina band...

    There was also some local North Carolina band with the name Bicycle Face. I never heard of them before an hour ago.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bicycle-Face/37492750605?sk=info
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    No worries. Nowadays, "runner's face" is seen as...

    No worries. Nowadays, "runner's face" is seen as an equal-opportunity problem, for men and women endurance athletes.

    A board-certified New Jersey plastic surgeon advertised his services in...
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    I was totally not thinking when I posted that...

    I was totally not thinking when I posted that about the Vuelta. Now it seems that the big guns will actually be competing at the Vuelta this year, instead of the Tour de France. Although Contador has...
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    I ended up taking 3 or 4 days off in a row. Now I...

    I ended up taking 3 or 4 days off in a row. Now I think that the quad problem is the result of long hours at work. All that sitting just kills my legs. I'm focusing more on getting some mini-breaks,...
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    Cancellara is dropping out of the Tour too, but...

    Cancellara is dropping out of the Tour too, but not because of injury. Apparently, he had planned a potential early departure all along. His focus is on the world championships later this season....
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    I didn't read this thread until after the event....

    I didn't read this thread until after the event. Bummer. I don't usually wake up that early, but I might have made an exception this time.
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    I pointed out earlier that I sort of get burned...

    I pointed out earlier that I sort of get burned out mentally from following the 3-week Tour. I don't have much mental energy to devote to following the Vuelta, even when I still had Universal Sports....
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    Sad but true. I probably take in more...

    Sad but true.

    I probably take in more observations as a pedestrian. When I'm standing on a sidewalk waiting for a WALK signal, I don't have to be in "traffic" mode the way that I am on a bike. So...
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