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    The route varies a bit from year to year but the...

    The route varies a bit from year to year but the essential idea of hitting all 8 wards is unchanged. Last year the descent on Arizona Av was extended to MacArthur making for even more climbing. Also,...
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    I'll be there like the Four Tops

    I'll be there like the Four Tops
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    Sorry I missed this. Had dinner with wife and...

    Sorry I missed this. Had dinner with wife and daughter. Latter is off to Sydney today. What was dinner? Outback takeout.
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    I commute from near MV hospital to Rosslyn, about...

    I commute from near MV hospital to Rosslyn, about 14 - 15 miles each way depending on my route. I recommend (1) getting lots of sleep, (2) eating a decent sized lunch, (3) doing a car or bus portage...
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    There is no such thing as a free lunch... or...

    There is no such thing as a free lunch... or parkway. Politicians get elected by offering free lunches to voters. If we just keep taxes low, miraculous things will happen. (I don't think they meant...
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    http://www.atatrail.org/pv/shuttleservices.cfm ...

    http://www.atatrail.org/pv/shuttleservices.cfm

    We used Get Out and Play for our shuttle to PGH from DC. They were excellent.
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    I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Why couldn't you be taller? (Nice bike.)

    Why couldn't you be taller? (Nice bike.)
  9. I'm a no. Family conflict. Is there some...

    I'm a no. Family conflict.

    Is there some reason why we can't also do the usual third Thursday anyway?
  10. I agree you encountered the DC species known as...

    I agree you encountered the DC species known as "I AM THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON THE PLANET". There are a lot of them here and they probably have no idea how inadequate they are. Or how utterly...
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    My co-worker's remark was tongue in cheek. I will...

    My co-worker's remark was tongue in cheek. I will pass along your explanation though. Thanks.
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    Pedestrians are people too

    A co-worker was walking down the Custis Trail near the Intersection of Doom last week. This happened:


    "I have a gripe/question about the biking community in DC. This morning when I was walking...
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    I didn't die....

    I didn't die. https://rootchopper.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/and-i-didnt-even-die/

    I rode again today without a helmet. I'm still here.

    My daughter was learning to ride and fell off her bike....
  14. Given the fact that the water level is now up to...

    Given the fact that the water level is now up to the underside of the boardwalk just north of Slaters, I'd say a new, higher trail might be in order. When they build it, maybe they could make it out...
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    Just to clarify, I did not mean to mock newbies...

    Just to clarify, I did not mean to mock newbies in the above so no offense meant. BTW, the drive/bike option is about as good as it gets for a bike commute. Flat. Scenic. Varied. If I were you I'd do...
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    I agree that she should ride across US1 at...

    I agree that she should ride across US1 at Fairhaven. This becomes Quander. Take Qaunder to Fort Hunt Road. Right on FHR and immediate left on Westgrove. Take Westgrove to a left on Park Terrace and...
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    Suddenly I am thirsty

    Suddenly I am thirsty
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    I was confused and drank last night.

    I was confused and drank last night.
  19. This would upset the cross country skiers so no...

    This would upset the cross country skiers so no go.
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    Go to Crazyguyonabike.com and search the...

    Go to Crazyguyonabike.com and search the journals. It will tell you everything you'd ever want to know. Here's what I know: I confirm that the hills in the east are brutal. The winds on the plains...
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    This whole pi thing sounds subversive to me. I...

    This whole pi thing sounds subversive to me. I may very well have to intercept you at Misha's to investigate
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    Me too. I bit the dust twice. Once walking my...

    Me too. I bit the dust twice. Once walking my bike on the bridge you referred to and once riding on the bridge just to the south. Saw plenty of smears in the snow/ice where others had fallen....
  23. It is astounding to me what lengths politicians...

    It is astounding to me what lengths politicians will go to to avoid a simple solution that might cost them votes. Just raise the gas tax in 5 cent increments every other month for a couple of years,...
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    I disagree. The extra weight at the speeds and...

    I disagree. The extra weight at the speeds and the terrain you will be riding is worth the increase in comfort. I have a bad back and my experience with Cannondale road bikes is that they have a very...
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    I've read several times that yelling something...

    I've read several times that yelling something completely unexpected at the dog like "Get off the couch!" may confuse the dog momentarilly. Otherwise pedal your butt off. Usually, the dog will pull...
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