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    Welcome back (though we've never met, I remember...

    Welcome back (though we've never met, I remember your posts).

    And someone please give this man a better title than "Very Senior Member." "Venerated Cast-Iron Stalwart Senior Member" at the least.
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    This is what annoys me. If we're not going to...

    This is what annoys me. If we're not going to clear our walkways, fine (although if private citizens have to do it, why don't governments?), but it really is ridiculous to plow the snow onto the...
  3. I use a Garmin Instinct Solar watch as backup to...

    I use a Garmin Instinct Solar watch as backup to my phone and sync it to Strava when needed/wanted (deleting otherwise). It usually states more elevation than Strava on the phone. No idea which is...
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    This one kinda hits home a bit. I go through that...

    This one kinda hits home a bit. I go through that intersection every now and then, but go right, turn right again on OD, and take the first right into the neighborhood. I don't proceed if there are...
  5. "Eh, I've only hiked the PHT bits below Chain...

    "Eh, I've only hiked the PHT bits below Chain Bridge, how is it upstream of that? (Not sure I want those paved, either, they're fun in an urban scrambling way)."

    The PHT above Chain Bridge goes...
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    Frazz knows ninjas. ...

    Frazz knows ninjas.

    https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2021/12/30
  7. It's the topography! No one can ride a bike where...

    It's the topography! No one can ride a bike where there be hills or bumps. /s
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    I bought panniers and was going to try them, but...

    I bought panniers and was going to try them, but the rack is only on one bike, and I only use that bike when it snows. Can't (won't) put a rack and panniers on my road bike, which is what I normally...
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    Poll: I'm sitting it out this year so that I can engage...

    I'm sitting it out this year so that I can engage in other outdoor activities I love without feeling like I'm letting team members down, but I'll say hey when I see the ankle bands around.
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    I wouldn't call it a war. Just different ways of...

    I wouldn't call it a war. Just different ways of doing things, and if we talk about it long enough, being cyclists, there'll be a ... skirmish.
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    I carry the laptop in a Banjo Brothers waterproof...

    I carry the laptop in a Banjo Brothers waterproof backpack. Carefully situated there among all the clothes, it's cushioned enough unless I get run over.
  12. Car crash on trail below Custis S-turn?

    Anyone have any info on the car that went up the Custis below the S-turn and took out a lightpost? The car clearly came down the I-66 ramp, hopped the median, went through the Lyon Village rear...
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    The trail is fine for toodling along, but it...

    The trail is fine for toodling along, but it would in most cases not be safe for a cyclist (and especially a group of cyclists) engaged in a training ride to ride on it.

    I'm not that fast, but...
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    I feel this deserves more likes, but perhaps BA...

    I feel this deserves more likes, but perhaps BA readers are not of that period.

    I have never owned one of their records, but that song does come into my head often in MTB or gravel situations...
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    Correct, of course--I was being a bit facetious.

    Correct, of course--I was being a bit facetious.
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    Then you'd have a mountain bike. I do find the...

    Then you'd have a mountain bike.

    I do find the 33s a bit squirrely in loose gravel, such as the brief downhill on the towpath just south of the beltway. I generally find that if I hold on loosely...
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    25s, that's mental for that distance. I mean, can...

    25s, that's mental for that distance. I mean, can be done, sure, but doesn't seem worth the hassle dodging all the rocks and muck when 33s will go right over and through them.
  18. I have a bunch of different shoes and shift...

    I have a bunch of different shoes and shift around all the time to alleviate different pains and pinch points. I find this true for running, cycling, even work shoes--that if I wear the same shoes...
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    For all the angst about front lights blinking on...

    For all the angst about front lights blinking on the trail, and I get that some of them strobe too much and sometimes I do have to resist getting annoyed, yesterday morning the sun angle was so low...
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    Yes, Lake Fairfax Park has nice looking camping....

    Yes, Lake Fairfax Park has nice looking camping. If mountain biking or using a gravel bike, it's doable via access near the Fairfax Ice Rink off the W&OD. (Also accessible from Great Falls,...
  21. I fit into that category as well. More miles but...

    I fit into that category as well. More miles but almost no commutes. At the start, I enjoyed the reduced traffic on roads I had not previously attempted (McLean, toward Great Falls,...
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    Personally, I don't think the pole placement is...

    Personally, I don't think the pole placement is bad, but they probably should have done a touch better with the painting. Still not terrible, and better say than on East Basin Drive, where carelessly...
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    Beautiful. Welcome to the orange Soma club!

    Beautiful. Welcome to the orange Soma club!
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    Poll: Came along too late to vote, but this was the...

    Came along too late to vote, but this was the clear winner anyway. Congrats on a great caption.
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    Used to do that when I was a younger runner. Ah...

    Used to do that when I was a younger runner. Ah to be young again and not so painfully slow.

    I don't much like eBikes on the trails, but I'd never even think of yelling at one. To each his own,...
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