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    Yes, I heard about this story some time back;...

    Yes, I heard about this story some time back; sounds as if it is now coming to a head. Of course, Arizona State has about a thousand impounded scooters that it is likewise holding for ransom. What...
  2. Sticky: Huge bummer! I'm hoping that the level of...

    Huge bummer! I'm hoping that the level of cycling activity that you had will make recovery quicker, both with muscle tone and a robust immune system that will prevent infection complications from...
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    It seems to me that the timing of the lights...

    It seems to me that the timing of the lights coincides with the goal of moving car traffic Westward on Lee Highway. Therefore one may cross Lynne and then cross Ft. Myer drive (if moving quickly...
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    After a hot day, it was raining at 6:20 PM when I...

    After a hot day, it was raining at 6:20 PM when I was making my way to the MVT after taking Memorial bridge. Three guys were walking abreast and taking up the whole trail, so the cyclist in front of...
  5. I don't have time to see the flick but feel that...

    I don't have time to see the flick but feel that taming the beast must be done on the supply side- China no longer wants our nasty crapola, and I don't blame them.
    Go to you local obeseomarket and...
  6. This calls for setting priorities, please. ...

    This calls for setting priorities, please. First let's address if police and politicians think they're above the law, because THAT matters. Though they (and cyclists) should not be vilified on...
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    Every streetlight is connected to electrical...

    Every streetlight is connected to electrical power... I think the docks as I envision them could be made economically, since they would not possess any locking hardware other than the fixed docking...
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    Aw man! And here I thought I had invented the...

    Aw man! And here I thought I had invented the thing! Well, there goes my fame and fortune as an inventor. Still, I think this is what needs to be done to solve the litter and unprofitable...
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    THIS I agree with completely. A large city or...

    THIS I agree with completely. A large city or region like the Washington Metropolitan Area, if it takes finding transportation solutions seriously, should take the bull by the horns and provide...
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    The brushless motor controllers in the rental...

    The brushless motor controllers in the rental scooters are sophisticated and programmable by the company for capping top speed, acceleration, setting a charge rate to the battery management board,...
  11. That is a mind-boggling commute. Manassas to the...

    That is a mind-boggling commute. Manassas to the Capitol, WITH an additional 10 miles of workaround, as a COMMUTE? Again, mind=blown. Respect!
  12. Arlington has the ART Bus; Since this connects to...

    Arlington has the ART Bus; Since this connects to Fairfax, that Becomes FART.

    Or the ART-CDT; All roadside trees cut down trail.

    I vote for RIDE - the Roadside, Inhale Diesel Exhaust trail.
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    This is not nearly as fraught as the...

    This is not nearly as fraught as the pronunciation of NIKON. The British say "Nickon", as if you just nicked one. Just about everybody else say "kneekon", like "Nihongo". And Americans (and Nikon...
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    Found Bell Helmet on W&OD, East Falls Church

    Near the basketball courts where the W&OD runs under Sycamore Street. Blue and silver Bell Slant B207. I have it, can meet up on the trail to get it to you.
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    A motorcycle-equipped Arlington county policeman...

    A motorcycle-equipped Arlington county policeman was closely monitoring for traffic infractions on Lee Highway, where Fairfax Drive and the W&OD trail cross it. He was perched a short block away, at...
  16. As a child of the 1970s who felt lucky to merely...

    As a child of the 1970s who felt lucky to merely be pelted with empty beer cans from passing cars while on a bike, the entire idea of a bike-friendly place is an alien concept to me. Bike-friendly...
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    Bike to Work Day! Left my 48 volt, 1000 watt...

    Bike to Work Day! Left my 48 volt, 1000 watt Schwinn e-bike conversion home, rode in on my 25 year old (but sprightly and lightweight) Specialized Crossroads (bought it new). The event shirt was a...
  18. I generally use only the segment in Arlington...

    I generally use only the segment in Arlington between Rosslyn and Memorial Bridge- a pleasant run, but tree roots have heaved up the asphalt in some numerous places and the bed has settled to into...
  19. I agree with that... I've always been a thrifty...

    I agree with that... I've always been a thrifty cyclist myself... but I'm positing that at over $4,000, this e-bike with a diminutive 250-watt motor is placing itself at a price point higher than a...
  20. The utmost in the "stealthiest" bike category...

    The utmost in the "stealthiest" bike category would be type that have not only the batteries hidden in a slender frame, but eschew the hub motor in favor of a miniature, high performance motor built...
  21. Your wife will probably kill you if you do this,...

    Your wife will probably kill you if you do this, but you could mount a bicycle carrier onto the back of a motorcycle, ride in free on I-66 to wherever you want to dump the MC and connect with the...
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    To the fella with the "#9" racing tag on the...

    To the fella with the "#9" racing tag on the corner of the back of his shirt, heading West on the W&OD in Arlington... I had to slow down for that dog walker because the retractable leash was...
  23. The driver of the car was previously charged with...

    The driver of the car was previously charged with reckless driving. Since the alleged reckless driving has resulted in death, an additional charge of manslaughter should be added.
  24. Lol no, I work at the Library of Congress near...

    Lol no, I work at the Library of Congress near the Capitol, and there is ample motorcycle and bicycle parking for anyone who wants it (cars are king, very competitive to get car parking. So I...
  25. I rode a motorcycle to work on I-66 with a...

    I rode a motorcycle to work on I-66 with a bicycle clamped to the back, took the bicycle home. In the PM: Too many to scoots tp count scattered across The Mall, one broken in half at the Washington...
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