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  1. I also wiped out on this bridge years ago. Tore...

    I also wiped out on this bridge years ago. Tore my left arm to the bone and dislocated my left knee. As bad as this section of the trail is, it used to be much worse with an additional switchback...
  2. Just wait until you get a load of the snapping...

    Just wait until you get a load of the snapping turtles. They lay their eggs around this time of year.
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    There is a man that I call the Trash Walker. He...

    There is a man that I call the Trash Walker. He picks up trash every morning on his walks north of Old Town. So the news isn't all bad.
  4. You were lucky. Same thing happened to me a...

    You were lucky. Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I got hit but lived to tell the tale.

    https://rootchopper.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/making-nelles-hit-list-errandonnee-no-11/
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    See you there.

    See you there.
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    I have another: Wherever you bike, there you...

    I have another:

    Wherever you bike, there you are.
  7. I have a similar problem mounting tires on my...

    I have a similar problem mounting tires on my Bike Friday. The worst is mounting Schwalbe tires. There is a trick. Once you get part of the tire on, pinch the "on" part down into the well of the rim....
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    Really. Can they seat us inside?

    Really. Can they seat us inside?
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    High impact is not necessary. Weight bearing is...

    High impact is not necessary. Weight bearing is what you are looking for. Go for a hike from time to time.
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    It was indeed just before 8 am. No idea if the...

    It was indeed just before 8 am. No idea if the victim was transported but my boss who called 911 said he was facedown and not moving.
  11. Sticky: I think this is a great idea. I also like the...

    I think this is a great idea. I also like the idea of having a competition among schools (high schools and college) to some up with some sort of solution to this problem. Seems like somebody could...
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    I rode Union St in Old Town this morning. A...

    I rode Union St in Old Town this morning. A Mercedes pulled out of a garage in front of me without looking (or yielding). A sports car driver accelerated aggressively while rolling every stop sign. A...
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    It was pretty nice out there yesterday. WABA has...

    It was pretty nice out there yesterday. WABA has a winner with this ride for sure.
    https://rootchopper.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/19594/
  14. Some links to the ride including a gnome picture...

    Some links to the ride including a gnome picture at the start on my Flickr page.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/rootchopper/albums/72157674236461561
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  15. Good thing I am having a colonoscopy next week.

    Good thing I am having a colonoscopy next week.
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    My rear tube blew out on the way to work on the...

    My rear tube blew out on the way to work on the MVT this morning. At least a dozen cyclists offered to help me including @consularrider. Alas, my tire was kaput. Thanks to everyone for their concern....
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    Mount Vernon Trail flooded between Belle View...

    Mount Vernon Trail flooded between Belle View Boulevard and the Dyke Marsh boardwalk. Also, Union and King in Old Town had rising water at 8 am. All ridable if you don't care about dry feet and chain...
  18. Take Maine Ave to M Street. M to 11th. Right on...

    Take Maine Ave to M Street. M to 11th. Right on 11th Street bike lane over Anacostia River. Right on Good Hope at traffic light. ART is along the river at the T. Take a right and ride all the way to...
  19. I think the wavy sections are a traffic calming...

    I think the wavy sections are a traffic calming idea. There are some islands on the approaches to a bridge that require riders to slow down. (I rode it today too.) It's nearly done. They could have...
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    "Equally?" Thanks. I needed a laugh this morning....

    "Equally?" Thanks. I needed a laugh this morning.

    In the past I have been pulled over for rolling through a stop sign at 3 miles per hour (I was clipped in) and given a 5 minute lecture by an APD...
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    Trollheim Skating Rink

    I watched as a southeast bound rider went down on the boardwalk section of the Mount Vernon Trail under the TR Bridge this morning. He skidded for no reason that I could discern, went down in a...
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    I agree about the drivers. They were very careful...

    I agree about the drivers. They were very careful and I did not have a single bad experience with them. It has to be frustrating to drive through an event like that so hats off to the drivers around...
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    I thought the course was a vast improvement over...

    I thought the course was a vast improvement over being harassed by Barney Fife in Berryville. https://rootchopper.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/backroads-more-better-since-2015/
    The crash victim lucked...
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    It was kinda over there when it should be over...

    It was kinda over there when it should be over here. Had to wear a splint and it fell back into place after the swelling went down.
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    That was brutal. I finished but it nearly...

    That was brutal. I finished but it nearly finished me. It was about the same level of difficulty as 2007 which was held in an August heat wave.
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