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    So that guy was definitely just being a dork,...

    So that guy was definitely just being a dork, then. In my experience at least, dynamo lights tend to be mounted close enough to the ground that the only way they could blind someone would be if they...
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    Not to defend people who don't use their own...

    Not to defend people who don't use their own lights and reflectors, but would it kill you to briefly cover your light or swivel it to the side? A light angled to illuminate 25-30 feet ahead is also...
  3. Thread: KNOG Bell

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    Garbage, I'm afraid. The striker on mine...

    Garbage, I'm afraid. The striker on mine basically exploded after approximately five commutes.
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    The forecast got it wrong, and now I wish I...

    The forecast got it wrong, and now I wish I hadn't procrastinated with my Fall fender reinstall.
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    Now I'm wondering what shows up if one does a...

    Now I'm wondering what shows up if one does a search for "Dutch Reach" on Pornhub...
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    You: The ten (I counted) riders who passed me in...

    You: The ten (I counted) riders who passed me in rapid succession yesterday (yeah yeah, I'm slow), all of whom called their pass.

    Me: flabbergasted.
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    An absolutely freakin' gorgeous day today means...

    An absolutely freakin' gorgeous day today means higher volume on the trails - please exercise appropriate caution and model good etiquette.
  8. Yes, we should.

    Yes, we should.
  9. It's actually a very well-made video by The...

    It's actually a very well-made video by The Guardian, discussing cyclist behavior in traffic, some of the reasons why we do the things we do, and whether it's really as bad as non-cyclists are always...
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    I write this with all due respect and affection:...

    I write this with all due respect and affection: get over yourself.
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    Except I was referencing complaints I've seen on...

    Except I was referencing complaints I've seen on this forum about hooligans who don't park their dockless bikeshares where we want them to.

    Some of the "Two wheels good, but only a certain type of...
  12. I suspect someone in the bowels of the...

    I suspect someone in the bowels of the bureaucracy who opposes bikeshare is "slow walking" contract negotiations, but I'm cynical that way..
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    I think the point is that some people are going...

    I think the point is that some people are going to be inconsiderate no matter what. The people who park bikes on wheelchair ramps and toss scooters into the creek are the same ones who ditch their...
  14. Thread: BTWD T-Shirt

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    (All together now)You must be fun at parties.

    (All together now)You must be fun at parties.
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    The view from Trollheim, 5/17/2019. 20086

    The view from Trollheim, 5/17/2019.
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    Got a late start this morning, found out the hard...

    Got a late start this morning, found out the hard way that the Rosslyn stop pulls up stakes at 9:00 - my bad.
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    I was in the same boat a couple of years ago - I...

    I was in the same boat a couple of years ago - I was able to pick up a shirt at Bike Arlington HQ.

    One of the crew handing out shirts at my pit stop this morning was giving someone instructions...
  18. Perhaps the folks who run BTWD could request law...

    Perhaps the folks who run BTWD could request law enforcement presence at IOD on that day. I've certainly appreciated the difference it makes when APD occasionally stations officers there. Just a...
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    I live close by now, and it was a Long John...

    I live close by now, and it was a Long John Silver's until only a year or two ago. Maybe it was an Arthur Treacher's before that? Either way, words can't do justice to how happy I was when that...
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    I have absolutely no idea why you posted that. ;)

    I have absolutely no idea why you posted that. ;)
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    Point well taken!

    Point well taken!
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    Odd Kiosk Placement

    I see a new Bikeshare kiosk is about to open in Falls Church, on the edge of the George Mason High School campus. I'm always happy to see more bikeshare kiosks, but I have to say this seems like an...
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    I've taken the EFC pedestrian bridge detour a few...

    I've taken the EFC pedestrian bridge detour a few times now, and it's just fine. Crossing Lee Hwy/N. Washington st. from W. Jefferson st. is easy in the morning - Eastbound cross traffic is minimal...
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    I don't have a name or contact info for Falls...

    I don't have a name or contact info for Falls Church's bike planner, but I found their official portrait:

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    As is typical for the first really nice day of...

    As is typical for the first really nice day of the season, The Clueless were out in force last night. Still wasn't enough to harsh my buzz, though.
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