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  1. Specific quote: "Pedestrians walk into moving...

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    "Pedestrians walk into moving traffic without looking, bikes too"

    So we have walking bicycles that don't look where they're going. I believe this surpasses "astute" and moves...
  2. I kind of agree with this, but I think it depends...

    I kind of agree with this, but I think it depends on where you are riding in Arlington (and also DC). In general, in DC the traffic is going slower. There are many more opportunities for conflicts,...
  3. The Germany one is der Bierpuncheur. Der H on the...

    The Germany one is der Bierpuncheur. Der H on the leaderboard.
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    Reflecting backpacks like the Oertleib and the...

    Reflecting backpacks like the Oertleib and the stripes on the Banjo Brothers such are a huge passive help in any cases where there are headlights.

    I would like to modify my original post though;...
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    As a cyclist who is also a motorist, I have to...

    As a cyclist who is also a motorist, I have to disagree. This summer, for instance, driving along Shore Drive in Virginia Beach (where a bike lane sits right next to 55-mph traffic), I remember...
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    It's difficult to communicate anything in those...

    It's difficult to communicate anything in those few seconds in a way that might not be perceived poorly, at least for such as me, so I've pretty much stopped any efforts like that.

    I do think some...
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    Was this on the Custis, perhaps near Lee Hwy?...

    Was this on the Custis, perhaps near Lee Hwy? Could be the same guy who said almost exactly the same thing as he ran me off the trail a few years back; we very nearly came to blows as he followed me...
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    Glad to be on Wintry Mixtes, the best team. Or...

    Glad to be on Wintry Mixtes, the best team. Or the 24th best. We shall see.
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    I don't know if you ended up doing this, but I...

    I don't know if you ended up doing this, but I went to Lost Rhino twice over the weekend, and also scoped out Crooked Run and Rocket Frog for future trips. Obvs the easiest of all is Old Ox, but...
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    And some people can't hear at all, whatevs, you...

    And some people can't hear at all, whatevs, you can't fix everything.
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    As well as helment laws and the...

    As well as helment laws and the Idaho/Delaware/Oregon stop.
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    Don't get me wrong, I have bells on most of my...

    Don't get me wrong, I have bells on most of my bikes. I'll use the bell in certain situations and the voice in others. But especially on the Custis and MVT where it can be pretty bumpy, taking the...
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    To many pedestrians, especially those not...

    To many pedestrians, especially those not familiar with local trail conventions, a bell, especially a loud one, just means "get out of my way." I use my voice for this reason, but of course, that...
  14. Mine show up without any tagging, but it's...

    Mine show up without any tagging, but it's usually only one per ride, and not necessarily the default (1st) Strava photo.
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    Always partial to orange bikes and snow. 20703

    Always partial to orange bikes and snow.

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    The only trail more beautiful than a full trail...

    The only trail more beautiful than a full trail is an empty one:

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    First coupla entries for me. Not winners because...

    First coupla entries for me. Not winners because where is winter? Need snow. But, #freezingsaddles2020!

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    Bar mitts! Seriously, decades of not using them,...

    Bar mitts! Seriously, decades of not using them, then bought them and got one use* out of them before our too-early spring, but that one use was a real eye opener. I have poor hand circulation, and...
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    '“Helmets are a common-sense requirement that...

    '“Helmets are a common-sense requirement that should be imposed on operators of these vehicles to protect public safety,” Mr. Cuomo said, adding that he looked forward “to continuing this discussion...
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    Pre-freezing saddles I was around 5,000 miles a...

    Pre-freezing saddles I was around 5,000 miles a year; with freezing saddles, I've been over 7,000. I'm not saying it is because of freezing saddles, but it is because of freezing saddles.
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    Saw one along the towpath near Little Falls...

    Saw one along the towpath near Little Falls Branch a few years back. That's the only one so far in the immediate metro area. Three foxes on the morning ride though, a new record.
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    Nice. I think it was 2016-17 when I finally got a...

    Nice. I think it was 2016-17 when I finally got a smart phone, joined Strava, and did my first FS. Stayed a Luddite too long.
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    Hey look, I get to play a reindeer game after all...

    Hey look, I get to play a reindeer game after all instead of just lying about it on the form! /s

    Seriously, great contest. Much more likely to do this than to remember to tag my errands or coffee...
  24. And don't let's get overconfident. People still...

    And don't let's get overconfident. People still routinely ignore the no-turn-on-red signs, both here and at Ft. Myer. Oak is arguably worse though because of the lack of a sightline and the increased...
  25. Will be hard to make it this year but I...

    Will be hard to make it this year but I registered since it's the last one. Will only be able to squeeze in the 100 minutes, not miles, and that's counting riding there and back.

    Good luck and...
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