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  1. We live in a federal system. Local governments...

    We live in a federal system. Local governments don't have the power to require automobiles to use the kind of technology you're suggesting. Even if was legal it sure wouldn't be practical. (The...
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    Yes

    Yes
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    I suspect drivers drive onto trails for more...

    I suspect drivers drive onto trails for more often than cyclists get on highways like 66 and 395.
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    And now another at 3rd & E Sts, NW. Crikey.

    And now another at 3rd & E Sts, NW. Crikey.
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    Multiple Car Bike Collisions Today

    Sheesh. I hope everyone's okay. My tweeter feed shows three cyclists hit today:

    Viers Mill and Reedie Drive
    Darnestown Rd & Glen Mill Rd
    Mass Ave & 34th St NW.
  6. I've interacted professionally with the Secret...

    I've interacted professionally with the Secret Service a LOT over the last ten years. This mostly includes circumstances where they aren't on a security detail, but I also frequently have business in...
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    I'm in that area a lot and bike there often,...

    I'm in that area a lot and bike there often, though I avoid Lee Highway there on a bike other than to cross it. It's not a single lane road, no. In many places in fact it's a divided highway of...
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    Hah! John Barrett Townsend II perhaps.

    Hah! John Barrett Townsend II perhaps.
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    I had the exact opposite reaction. Driving 93 MPH...

    I had the exact opposite reaction. Driving 93 MPH on those roads is something akin to attempted murder in my book. Three days in jail and a year's suspended license would have been more like it.
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    Hey there's always AARP which I'm now [cough]...

    Hey there's always AARP which I'm now [cough] eligible to join. It's funny, for over 20 years now I've done lectures on why people join interest groups and AAA is a big part of it. I always ask who...
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    Does anyone here have experience with Better...

    Does anyone here have experience with Better World?
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    I wonder if part of a solution to what dasgeh...

    I wonder if part of a solution to what dasgeh raises with complex intersection and that jrenaut raises with pedestrians and with the Idaho stop issue generally is far wider spread use of...
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    It's imperfect, sure, and I can name some other...

    It's imperfect, sure, and I can name some other examples where it gets really crazy. But if you know the system you really can get by fine sans map of whatever flavor. My son is about as...
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    Thanks for doing that. I've been bunny hopping...

    Thanks for doing that. I've been bunny hopping that joint for so long I don't even think about it anymore and never thought to report it. But you're right, it could grab someone, especially in dim...
  15. Perhaps bridge to nowhere is the wrong descriptor...

    Perhaps bridge to nowhere is the wrong descriptor as it has developed into something useful. "Ad hoc" bridge perhaps because it was there not put there with the intent of actually doing anything with...
  16. This is an aside but the area has a second bridge...

    This is an aside but the area has a second bridge to nowhere with a funnyish (as in groan worthy) back story. (At least it's the story I've been told by more than one former Fairfax official.) On...
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    x2 on Performance Elite. Generally I dislike...

    x2 on Performance Elite. Generally I dislike Performance stuff but I love these bibs and they're definitely on the cheaper side of what you can find out there.
  18. NPS is surely shy on money so here is a cost-free...

    NPS is surely shy on money so here is a cost-free solution to the "problem" of the TR parking lot. I'll describe this from the perspective of someone heading into Virginia. Get rid of the barriers...
  19. That Morning Times one has got to be it. Thank...

    That Morning Times one has got to be it. Thank you, thank you.
  20. I could swear the one I saw was about twenty...

    I could swear the one I saw was about twenty years older. But it certainly was similar to this. Thanks.
  21. Looking for an area biking map circa 1890

    Someone on here is bound to know this. Seven or eight years ago I had in my possession an ~1890 map of area roads. (I'm pretty sure an RA of mine absconded with it.) It almost certainly was related...
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    Okay, it was an ignorant guess on my part. I do...

    Okay, it was an ignorant guess on my part. I do know enough French to know that they aren't at all pronounced alike either, though perhaps Specialized's contention is that American's aren't...
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    Another Custis assault

    This sounds incredibly brazen though the article is sparse on details. (I suggest skipping the comments accompanying the article.) Overall I think our trails are quite safe, but episodes like this...
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    Yeah I knew about that one and had mixed feelings...

    Yeah I knew about that one and had mixed feelings about it. I could at least kinda maybe see Specialized's point on that, especially with the whole protect it or lose it aspect of US trademark law....
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    I really like Specialized bikes. I've got three...

    I really like Specialized bikes. I've got three of them and was thinking about getting a Shiv this Fall. But not now. This is such a clear case where Specialized wins not on merits but on deep...
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