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    Glad you didn't get any serious injuries. ...

    Glad you didn't get any serious injuries.


    Question: did you get the driver's insurance information? When I had my crash back in July, even though I was lucky to have the police cite the driver,...
  2. Drawing from my memories of crossing that bridge...

    Drawing from my memories of crossing that bridge on both sides during many bike rides and walks both before and after the sidewalk/crosswalk/flashing beacon improvements between 2015 and 2017, here's...
  3. Having now lived on the West coast (Seattle) for...

    Having now lived on the West coast (Seattle) for a year and using a transit system that is in the process of expansion (from 1 line to 3 lines and eventually more) yet seems not to struggle with...
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    Any chance you can make it into wooden planks...

    Any chance you can make it into wooden planks that have, let's say non-slip treatment, and can be easily and quickly installed on, let's say a local trail near an island in a local river where many...
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    Ah, good catch! I didn't realize that the "B"...

    Ah, good catch! I didn't realize that the "B" actually meant that. Thanks for the info on the aircraft nomenclature.
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    Georgetown-Duwamish History Ride (Seattle)

    Well, it took almost a full year, but I managed to become a certified Cascade Bicycle Club Ride Leader, and a few weeks ago, I led my first history ride in Seattle!

    I led a group of riders...
  7. Come to think of it, it'd be great to be able to...

    Come to think of it, it'd be great to be able to test lights/reflectors in a setting where one could see their bicycle/clothing from a variety of distances and angles. My post was originally based on...
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    I thought about posting something...

    I thought about posting something witty/snarky/etc., but I figured I'd get people to do something more constructive. It's over on this thread:...
  9. Bike Lights Exercise: What Do Yours Look Like?

    Here's the thing: I don't think most people actually know what their lights really look like from a distance. Since there's a lot of disagreement about whose lights are more effective for them versus...
  10. Good news update: I heard back from the driver's...

    Good news update: I heard back from the driver's insurance company yesterday. They are covering the full amount of the repairs and are throwing in some extra $$ to cover any potential health...
  11. I was able to take the bike in last Wednesday for...

    I was able to take the bike in last Wednesday for an insurance assessment (the Trek Bicycles in Southcenter near me has a designated mechanic for this), and I heard from the mechanic on Saturday...
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    I had posted it originally on...

    I had posted it originally on Facebook/Twitter/Strava, but I wrote a more detailed story of what happened on this thread: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?p=179516#post179516
  13. Bobco85 Injuries

    And, here are pics of my injuries taken about an hour after the crash:

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    Leg injuries (after icing it the past 2 days, the swelling has gone down a lot)
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  14. 26 Years of Biking without Any Major Incidents Until This Week

    I've been biking since I was 7, and other than getting clipped on my left elbow by the side-view mirror of a passing car on Beauregard St about 2 years ago that involved no pain just annoyance, I had...
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    Seattle's Ballard 58th Greenway

    Back with the fourth video in my series on Seattle's neighborhood greenways featuring the Ballard 58th Greenway.

    This greenway is pretty straightforward and provides a really nice east-west...
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    Seattle's Wedgwood Greenway

    The third video in my series on Seattle's neighborhood greenways, the Wedgwood Greenway is a shorter but direct connection between parts of northeast Seattle with the popular Burke-Gilman Trail.
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    East Meets West

    I had some visitors from Virginia this past weekend that y'all might know. Since they were in town, I took Zach and Elena on a quick bike ride along the Burke-Gilman Trail, on and across the new SR...
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    Seattle's Central District N-S Greenway

    The second video in my series about Seattle's neighborhood greenways, the Central District N-S Greenway features a couple of tools not found in the DC area. One of these is the installation of...
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    Seattle's Beacon Hill Greenway

    I started a new series of videos for biking around Seattle, this time I'm focusing on Seattle's neighborhood greenways. Basically, these are pedestrian/bicycle routes connecting neighborhoods that...
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    Yeah, that happened at a corner of Safeco Field....

    Yeah, that happened at a corner of Safeco Field. Traffic was blocking the box, so as I was making my way through on a walk signal (you couldn't see it or much else due to the truck), another truck...
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    Bike Everywhere Day 2018 Video

    While Bike to Work Day was occurring for most of the country, the state of Washington was celebrating Bike Everywhere Day. Same concept, except it is meant to celebrate more than just bike commuting...
  22. In case 1, it's possible that had you collided,...

    In case 1, it's possible that had you collided, the police would have given you a ticket (see the Columbia Pike/sidewalk cyclist/driver crash aftermath thread here:...
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    Biking Highlights of My Trip Home Video

    It's been only a few weeks since I got to see a lot of y'all, but I did finally finish a video I made of the highlights biking around VA/DC/MD. The footage includes a lot of trails that I consider my...
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    I'm excited for everyone who are going to do the...

    I'm excited for everyone who are going to do the multi-stop route! I did that the last few years, and I would advise that anyone looking to do a tour-de-pit stops make sure to compensate 10-15...
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    A Happy Conclusion to the Procession of Flats

    Good news on the getting-flats-constantly-in-Seattle front: since February, I have not gotten a flat on either tire! I have biked almost exactly 1,000 miles since my last flat.

    Seriously, the key...
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