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    It must be a yard work thing, I was almost...

    It must be a yard work thing, I was almost clotheslined this morning by somebody trying to put spear-sized branches into their trash along Gallows. The branches extended horizontally out through the...
  2. Thread: Night Blindness

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    Seconded. I wear "rose colored glasses" during my...

    Seconded. I wear "rose colored glasses" during my commute in the dark. This helps a lot, plus it also helps keep the cold air out of my eyes.
  3. Thanks for posting this! We took our 4 year old...

    Thanks for posting this! We took our 4 year old daughter out to see this and we were able to make out both the ATV4 and the ISS. This made my day, thanks again!
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    I'm pretty sure that's the same guy. He's usually...

    I'm pretty sure that's the same guy. He's usually out there both in the morning and in the afternoon on that stretch between the Beltway overpass and Gallows.
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    The cheapest way to shave weight from my bike is...

    The cheapest way to shave weight from my bike is to remove it from the rider.

    Or.

    My bike, like its rider, is built for comfort - not speed.
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    If I'm going to call others out, I need to call a...

    If I'm going to call others out, I need to call a foul on myself...

    Me: Heading east on the W&OD at the Sandburg Street intersection.
    You: Attentively driving near the path crossing.

    The...
  7. Tim - thanks for the tip. Fairfax County refers...

    Tim - thanks for the tip. Fairfax County refers you to VDOT's site, which is here:
    http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp

    I just used it to report debris in the bike lane on Gallows...
  8. Thread: Who are you?

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    I'm Matt - I ride a green Kona with "nav light"...

    I'm Matt - I ride a green Kona with "nav light" pedals (red on the left, green on the right). As you are passing me - and I'm confident you'll be passing me - you may notice the red "Ampelmannchen"...
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    Touche!

    Touche!
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    Custom paint job for the bike. Speaking of...

    Custom paint job for the bike.

    Speaking of which...any recommendations for local places that will do this?
  11. There have been a few trial rides over to the new...

    There have been a few trial rides over to the new complex, you might be able to find some info on the CG Portal St E's page.

    If you send me a private message, I should be able to hook you up with...
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    Amen. This is another reason why I love commuting...

    Amen. This is another reason why I love commuting by bike - the "we're all in this together" attitude from most riders. As anyone ever had the same sentiment while driving in a car?
  13. Agree - I have a rear light on my seatpost, but...

    Agree - I have a rear light on my seatpost, but after reading the post on improving your visibility - I festooned my bike/helmet/bag with reflectors, reflective tape, and I like adding the extra...
  14. I'm lucky because I generally don't have to...

    I'm lucky because I generally don't have to transport my work clothes nor do I have a laptop, but I've been using a Camelbak similar to the 2012 Alpine Explorer. It should be big enough for a normal...
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    Ouch - no schadenfreude, I don't want to risk the...

    Ouch - no schadenfreude, I don't want to risk the bad karma...

    I wear baggy/mountain bike shorts with a long legged, mid-weight LL Bean/polartec base layer underneath. It's kept me warm where it...
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    I was with you until you mentioned the "pretty...

    I was with you until you mentioned the "pretty quick..." part - I had gravy coming out of my pores and was slogging along. I am with you on the leaving early and extending the commute home into a...
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    Welcome to DC and enjoy the run. For Crystal City...

    Welcome to DC and enjoy the run. For Crystal City - there are a number of bars (Crystal City Sports Pub, Buffalo WW, etc) - but they may all be swamped due to folks in town for the run. So you may...
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    Welcome! My recommendation to you - don't...

    Welcome!

    My recommendation to you - don't worry about fast/slow, what matters to me is whether or not I'm having fun. You're enjoying it, so keeping that up should be your goal. IE - if you look...
  19. For those considering whether or not to do it...

    For those considering whether or not to do it next year - here's a quick ride report.

    Ride started and ended at National Harbor. Start was early (0715), probably to lighten the impact on the local...
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    Thanks to Bluerider for organizing the informal...

    Thanks to Bluerider for organizing the informal meet and greet. It was nice to put a couple of faces with the profile name.

    I rode in and back from Falls Church and did the 13 Colonies ride. I...
  21. Ann - I'm doing this ride, with maybe one or two...

    Ann - I'm doing this ride, with maybe one or two Coast Guard shipmates. I signed up as an individual, I think the only difference between that and registering as a team is the fundraising...
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    What a morning! Got up early to take advantage of...

    What a morning! Got up early to take advantage of the Arlington loop instead of making the point-to-point commute. Totally worth it to ride along the river and see DC at dawn. More of these days...
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    I am signed up. However, due to obligations later...

    I am signed up. However, due to obligations later in the day, I'm limiting myself to the 13 Colonies ride. I will be riding in and back from the Falls Church area. I ride a green Kona commuter and...
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    Maybe he was just trying to show how he got named...

    Maybe he was just trying to show how he got named King of the Mountain???
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    Like the guy says on the radio, "Not a sermon -...

    Like the guy says on the radio, "Not a sermon - just a thought..."

    Two passes in quick succession this AM - both riders call their passes, so thank you for that.

    However:
    (a) to the rider who...
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