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    After a water break on 8th street I headed...

    After a water break on 8th street I headed towards the new Crosstown bikeway. I first tried Monroe to Michigan - took a look at Michigan and headed back down into Brookland - made my way to 4th and...
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    Now, if the tolls were variable, and kicked in...

    Now, if the tolls were variable, and kicked in only when the trail was overcrowded ...... ;)
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    Thanks, I did not ride K beyond 6th Street NE,...

    Thanks, I did not ride K beyond 6th Street NE, and I had already ridden the new PBLs around Union Market (except for the extension to Mt Olivet, I think), etc, so I headed back to get on the MBT.
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    So, after riding K Street NW, I rode on K Street...

    So, after riding K Street NW, I rode on K Street NE through NOMA. Those bike lanes are new I think? Conventional painted lanes, but IIRC part of them was not in a door zone, and I guess they help...
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    From the time QOTM and I became a household, in...

    From the time QOTM and I became a household, in 1989, until 1993, we had two cars. From 1993 to 2014 we went back and forth between having two cars and being car lite with one - not out of idealism...
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    For other DC developments: I think your ride also...

    For other DC developments: I think your ride also took you along the Crosstown project (connecting Park View to the west end of Catholic U alongside the "Hospital Highway").


    Yeah, I was going...
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    Yesterday I rode K Street NW from Mt Vernon...

    Yesterday I rode K Street NW from Mt Vernon Square to NoMa for the first time in well over a year. A. There was about a block or so of what appeared to be buffer markings chalked in. This is, I...
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    So, ALXNOW (the little sibling to ARLNOW) did a...

    So, ALXNOW (the little sibling to ARLNOW) did a piece last week on ebikes, quoting the guy from Pedego about sales.

    Some commenter said "well at a minimum price of $2000, these are luxuries...
  9. I rode this yesterday, and I wanted to say that...

    I rode this yesterday, and I wanted to say that with the improvements to the MBT south of here (and trail focused development) and the completion of the MBT to the north, and more bike infra in the...
  10. I know bikeDC loves to hate on Bowser, and many...

    I know bikeDC loves to hate on Bowser, and many complaints are justified. But there is evidence lower speed limits do have an impact, independent of infrastructure changes. This is a good thing. ...
  11. NPR piece on women and biking in Pakistan

    There is plenty that's bad these days, from small annoyances to major tragedies.

    But the biking boom is one of the few positives.

    I've seen it in NoVa. I've heard about it across the US, and...
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    Reji rode Seminary 57 times during FS -32 in one...

    Reji rode Seminary 57 times during FS -32 in one direction, 25 in the other.

    Anyone who thinks they can match that should say so soon, or I will just award her the prize!
  13. I ride Lacy regularly - its my direct route to...

    I ride Lacy regularly - its my direct route to Trader Joe's and Lake Barcroft (and thence to Annandale).

    Newbie riders, youngsters, etc are not going to take the lane there, with steep grades...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM
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    Anyone who thinks they are in the running for...

    Anyone who thinks they are in the running for this, please PM me, and tell me how many times you have ridden these segments.

    I will make a judgement call as to if and how to verify your claim. ...
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    Bike shopping during the pandemic

    A bike I am considering and have put a deposit on, has arrived at the bike shop. I want to test ride it. I know that when checking seat height it's usual for me to sit on the boulevard pedal...
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    I am, sadly, cancelling the ride. Go ahead and...

    I am, sadly, cancelling the ride. Go ahead and ride on your own, maybe we will pass each other somewhere, there will be no meeting at Whole Foods. We will do this again in better times.
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    Changed my mind about Lost Boy. Ride still on,...

    Changed my mind about Lost Boy. Ride still on, but I intend to skip the cidery.
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B9mxp-wBOFU/?igshid=u7...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B9mxp-wBOFU/?igshid=u7dwwmbghzaj

    I am comfortable still going there, but again, this may be my last such activity for a while.
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    Still on. I think we will skip Port City. ...

    Still on.

    I think we will skip Port City. We will see how crowded Lost Boy is and play it by ear.

    I expect this to be likely the last social event I will be attending (aside from coffee...
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    Have you ever been to Carlyle?

    This AM at coffee club we discovered two things - some of the folks NOT going to North Carolina this weekend would like a group ride AND some of our esteemed Arlingtonian friends are not very...
  22. I've used the semi dockless system in Albany. I...

    I've used the semi dockless system in Albany. I docked the bike, because that worked for me, and I did not want to pay the extra fee for leaving it undocked. There have been times in DC I would...
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    My understanding is that Virginia law limits the...

    My understanding is that Virginia law limits the kinds of proffers localities can ask for, at least for residential development.

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    I was not involved as I have never lived in...

    I was not involved as I have never lived in Arlington, but my impression was that there was significant pushback from the politically influential country club, and getting the connector (tied in with...
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    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode...

    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode share in other wards (and also from Arlington and Alexandria - arguably its easier getting to the downtown DC bike infra safely from South Arlington...
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