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  1. I've had this happen before - new chain on older...

    I've had this happen before - new chain on older cassette causes skipping. The theory is that the chain and cassette wear together, and installing a new chain on a worn cassette will cause some...
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    When I used to do mountain bike races, there was...

    When I used to do mountain bike races, there was always a pre-race inspection to ensure that all bikes had bar plugs. It was taken seriously for this reason.


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  3. The lack of progress at the EFC is pretty sad. ...

    The lack of progress at the EFC is pretty sad.

    I've been waiting for a bike locker at Franconia-Springfield for 3.5 years. Earlier this year, I was told that as part of the shutdown last summer,...
  4. Yeah, when I typed my response that issue was...

    Yeah, when I typed my response that issue was sort of nagging me. Even I f I could build a sensor, and it was integrated into cars, then would cyclists be required to have the special light? And if...
  5. I've developed IR sensors and have thought of...

    I've developed IR sensors and have thought of something like this, but it's a lot harder to actually make it work in the real world, and at an affordable price. Making a bike light emit IR wouldn't...
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    Iíll look forward to the lock picking lawyerís...

    Iíll look forward to the lock picking lawyerís review.


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  7. All my bikes have Shimano. Should I date someone...

    All my bikes have Shimano. Should I date someone who rides Campy?


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    Thatís just a typical day in CC. I see it every...

    Thatís just a typical day in CC. I see it every day. Restaurant row at lunch time is bad, but itís also bad on the south side where I work. I see cops drive by, and around, the violators all the...
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    I donít think thatís a bike lane either, but I...

    I donít think thatís a bike lane either, but I still take it as a challenge to see if I can keep my wheels between the lines as I go around the curve.


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    In my short ride from Crystal City to the...

    In my short ride from Crystal City to the Pentagon this afternoon, I almost got right-hooked three times. Twice by the same car - once while picking up sluggers, and then a mile later while they...
  11. This was probably another case that without a...

    This was probably another case that without a video, nothing would have happened.
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    It's been a long time since I used one of those...

    It's been a long time since I used one of those Edges. I think that those connected on to the mount by sliding sideways. There was a tab on the mount that would click and lock the Edge into place,...
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    We have had a couple of incidents like this...

    We have had a couple of incidents like this around here.

    For a while, someone was sticking nails in logs in Wakefield to catch mountain bikers. I think they finally caught the person (or...
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    Sticky: One of the reasons Iíve never considered making...

    One of the reasons Iíve never considered making one of these is because Iím also an early bird.




    My commute to Crystal City takes me through Potomac Yards. Which Starbucks did you mean? The...
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    Iíve owned that tool for a while. One of the best...

    Iíve owned that tool for a while. One of the best investments Iíve ever made. Makes removing those nuts so much easier.


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  17. I started working in Crystal City earlier this...

    I started working in Crystal City earlier this year, but I will probably be out of town that week. I'm an early morning person (arrived at ~0615 this morning) and work on the south side (south of...
  18. Welcome to Fairfax County, where the biking...

    Welcome to Fairfax County, where the biking infrastructure is poor. I live in Springfield and have likewise struggled to find good commuting routes.

    One multi-modal option is to take a bus to the...
  19. Route 1 through Fort Belvoir isnít the end of the...

    Route 1 through Fort Belvoir isnít the end of the world. The finished that section and added some good bike lanes. You could ride up the parkway to Telegraph to Kingstowne from there. That used to...
  20. Bike Lane Uprising's kickstarter campaign got off...

    Bike Lane Uprising's kickstarter campaign got off to a slow start and could only afford to hire some down-on-their-luck mercenaries, but the cannon was surprising effective at removing cars from bike...
  21. According to the google map link that you...

    According to the google map link that you provided, the elevation rises from 410 feet to 466 feet, for a net elevation gain of 56 feet.
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    They told me that an announcement would be coming...

    They told me that an announcement would be coming soon. I'm not holding my breath for that or the lockers themselves. I'm scheduled to retire in 2023, so that's my benchmark.

    Yes, the bike...
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    Got it. You didn't say that they were in...

    Got it. You didn't say that they were in addition to the other lockers.

    Still doesn't seem like something metro should be doing, but not a big deal.
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    It sounds like they are using the lockers for...

    It sounds like they are using the lockers for their own personal long-term storage, and not as part of their regular commute.

    Maybe that's why I can't get a locker at my metro station.

    Correct...
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    Do the blind athletes store their bikes in the...

    Do the blind athletes store their bikes in the lockers while theyíre riding metro?


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