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    Poll: How about a reflective snow flake?

    How about a reflective snow flake?
  2. Last weekend! See the above post.

    Last weekend! See the above post.
  3. Just got REI (https://www.rei.com/) newsletter in...

    Just got REI newsletter in the mail. The sale starts this Friday Nov 15 until Monday Nov 25. 20% off one full-price item(In stores/online), and 20% off REI-Outlet(Online only).

    Cycling specific...
  4. Link to law here...

    Link to law here; which I didn't know it has changed. However, the law doesn't say they can't be used, just that they aren't allowed to go faster than 25 MPH, even on the road it seems. Quote:

    "No...
  5. Thread: Ebikes!

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    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation?...

    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation? I tried this link that Judd posted, but I don't see any after clicking on few stations.
  6. Thread: Missed connection

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    Sorry if I made you feel worse. I learned to...

    Sorry if I made you feel worse. I learned to avoid those heading into fast food restaurants because they are only half alert, it's their last leg of the trip, and it gives me a chuckle every time I...
  7. Thread: Missed connection

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    "Never go between a man and his cheeseburger" has...

    "Never go between a man and his cheeseburger" has served me well. :)
  8. Rather than passing laws to regulate behavior...

    Rather than passing laws to regulate behavior that is not easily/seldom enforced, I suggest instead mandating that scooter/Ebike operators/bike shops require new registrants/potential buyers to visit...
  9. A better approach than just making a general...

    A better approach than just making a general speed limit; is to limit the speed only the closer you are to a pedestrian/pet/wheelchair. If you are within 2 feet, the limit might be 8-10 MPH, one foot...
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    You could wear this filter...

    You could wear this filter($11), which is like HEPA filter, having 99.97% particulate efficiency. I have tried it, and it's no more difficult to breath than cheap filters, but I didn't use it while...
  11. I prefer that it says this about speed limits on...

    I prefer that it says this about speed limits on sidewalks: "Speed on sidewalks should be limited to 10?15? MPH, unless within 3 Feet from any pedestrian, then the speed limit would be 6 MPH."

    I...
  12. The link in the middle of the article gives a...

    The link in the middle of the article gives a link to a PDF file of the draft. Here are somethings I noted, but I am not an expert:

    1 - In page 26 of 149: 14.2-64.1 part D, students under 16...
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    The Town of Vienna is holding a public hearing...

    The Town of Vienna is holding a public hearing this upcoming Tuesday at 8 PM to discuss plans for a one-year pilot program allowing up to 150 E-Scooters/Bikes/E-Bikes per company(all links are to PDF...
  14. Cyclist Struck, Multiple People Injured in Crash on Connecticut Ave in Kensington, MD

    Here is the location of the intersection.

    https://www.mymcmedia.org/five-injured-in-kensington-collision-involving-cyclist-multiple-vehicles/
  15. PBS Nova: Self Driving Cars Episode Tonight at 9 PM

    Just a heads up that tonight's episode covers self driving cars. You can watch it online after it airs here:

    https://www.pbs.org/show/nova/
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    Overnight fire at Spokes Etc Belle View?

    Saw the headline in the news today "Overnight fire at bike shop" at Belle View Shopping Center. Spokes Etc has a bike shop there, but it's not clear which businesses are affected, and where the fire...
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    Also, if a battery dies, you can just buy...

    Also, if a battery dies, you can just buy individual batteries and solder them yourself. E-Bike batteries are composed of these cells, and it's not just one big battery. Here is the cheapest battery...
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    The first thing I would check when buying a new...

    The first thing I would check when buying a new commuter is whether I can bring it into the office or secure garage or not. Leaving expensive bike/E-bike in the street in not an option for me,...
  19. Thread: Self-driving cars

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    That's a difficult one. What if the traffic to my...

    That's a difficult one. What if the traffic to my left is stopped, while I can freely move on the right. I can leave one foot clearance, which technically forces every driver to break the rules when...
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    Don't worry. They got away now with few/one...

    Don't worry. They got away now with few/one witness, but criminal like that wouldn't be happy with one time hit. They repeat the same performance until they get caught, and this won't take very long.
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    I think the solution to scooters being vandalized...

    I think the solution to scooters being vandalized is driverless technology; so they don't clutter the sidewalks. Once ridden they can scoot and go drink some power somewhere else.
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    The city of Fairfax...

    The city of Fairfax, which is a tiny portion of Fairfax county has just gotten scooters in the last 2 to 3 weeks. I think I saw SPIN and Bird. I look forward to seeing them in the county as well,...
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    Also, if you don't already know about Chainline,...

    Also, if you don't already know about Chainline, here is a link that explains it:

    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline.html
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    It looks like there are different types. SRAM and...

    It looks like there are different types. SRAM and Raceface. REI carries Raceface chainrings, but you could find cheaper ones on Amazon.

    How to Choose a Direct Mount Chainring:...
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    Not that I know of. Also, I found this web...

    Not that I know of.

    Also, I found this web page which has a simulator that tells you how fast would you go up a hill giving motor watts and hill grade.
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