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  1. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    I meant the one right down the road in Great...

    I meant the one right down the road in Great Falls VA (where I work). Granted, I've never ridden a road bike in, but I've ridden a MTB in many times and can't remember ever paying anything.
  2. Thread: Bike Tolls

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    ...People pay to enter Great Falls on a bike?

    ...People pay to enter Great Falls on a bike?
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    The heat thing ain't so bad. Maybe I'm just used...

    The heat thing ain't so bad. Maybe I'm just used to it. :) I did a rack and panniers for a few years when I started but switched to a messenger bag after that and haven't looked back. But its...
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    Thats a pretty good ride! Once you start, folks...

    Thats a pretty good ride! Once you start, folks here can definitely help fine tune the route. But yeah, custis to W&OD will probably be most of it. The good news is that your morning commute is...
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    Discs are nice and all, but don't feel the need...

    Discs are nice and all, but don't feel the need to push the budget or limit your options to get them. I've owned a few disc-equipped commuters and currently am all rim brake; the difference just...
  6. Well, its situational. Most of the roads I ride...

    Well, its situational. Most of the roads I ride with bus stops are pretty wide. I'd be several feet minimum from any bus while passing, which is plenty of space to see and avoid a kid even if they...
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    Because motors are capable of delivering far more...

    Because motors are capable of delivering far more torque to the trail than a person alone can, and that can very easily tear up trail surface. Sustainability is at the top of the land manager list...
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    FWIW, I've seen a few articles lately about...

    FWIW, I've seen a few articles lately about e-bike advocates and manufacturers pressuring IMBA to allow e-bikes on trails. See:...
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    I think its probably proper that the law draws...

    I think its probably proper that the law draws the line at motorized vehicles, but I'd never hassle anyone who was riding considerately. I've seen several people on e-bikes on the W&OD (actually...
  10. This. Honestly, I always stop, but its not...

    This. Honestly, I always stop, but its not really a safety thing for me, its just a "being a respectful road user" thing. You'd have to be tremendously stupid to hit a kid on a bike. Visibility...
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    I've got one I built myself that I ride around...

    I've got one I built myself that I ride around Reston. Never been down towards Vienna on it. You might see me between 286 and Whiele occasionally (I run errands on it).

    25mph is awful fast on a...
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    Am I the only one who stops reading any article...

    Am I the only one who stops reading any article about cycling as soon as I hit a sentence starting with a variation of "I visited Netherlands recently..."?
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    I've owned/still own some expensive lights (had a...

    I've owned/still own some expensive lights (had a L&M HID in the pre-LED days and have a few Dinotte lights now) and also have one of the cheap chinese knockoffs. I have trouble justifying the price...
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    I think its one of those things that is...

    I think its one of those things that is technically illegal, but good luck getting anyone to enforce it. If he's riding safely I don't really know why anyone cares.
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    Several years ago, I was passed by someone...

    Several years ago, I was passed by someone without lights on the W&OD well after dark. As he passed I asked if he usually rode without lights, and he kinda handwaved my comment away. A few miles...
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    I don't like disposable parts either (hell, I...

    I don't like disposable parts either (hell, I have 5 pairs of Chris King hubs between my bikes), but its often simply not cost effective to put a lot of labor into a cheap parts unless you're doing...
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    For both wheels, sounds like the bearings need...

    For both wheels, sounds like the bearings need servicing. As others have noted, there are a few different ways hubs do bearings. Cup and cone is the old school method (I think most Shimano hubs...
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    I have occasionally ridden through part of the...

    I have occasionally ridden through part of the trump national golf club on the way home from work (its an easy way to connect Seneca Park back up to the roads at the edge of great falls). Have to...
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    Honestly, if someone pulled that shit on me, I'd...

    Honestly, if someone pulled that shit on me, I'd chase them down and put them into the pavement if I could. Dont care if it's a guy or a girl, and if it starts a fight so be it. I'm not dirt. I don't...
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    Once again, I'm seriously surprised by people...

    Once again, I'm seriously surprised by people hand waving away inconsiderate, dangerous behavior because something something racing. For those who aren't aware, Haines isn't a goddamn racetrack! ...
  21. School buses pull this on me routinely out here...

    School buses pull this on me routinely out here in Reston. I've had them start to pass, and while I'm still next to them, cut straight to the right to pick up kids, shoving me right onto the...
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    http://i.imgur.com/dZcEUdL.jpg Lovely day in...

    http://i.imgur.com/dZcEUdL.jpg

    Lovely day in the Shed.
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    I have two mountain morphs and a mini-morph. All...

    I have two mountain morphs and a mini-morph. All are excellent pumps that cannot be recommended enough. The mini lives on my road bike, one mountain lives in my camelbak for MTB rides, and the...
  24. Do you rent your kid out? There are some...

    Do you rent your kid out? There are some motorists in Great Falls that could use some shame.
  25. It always sort of amuses me how blase cyclists...

    It always sort of amuses me how blase cyclists can be about laws that affect them (running stop signs, lights, etc) but turn into THE LAW IS THE LAW types when it comes to other people.

    Put it...
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