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  1. I'd agree with the need for "clear, simple, and...

    I'd agree with the need for "clear, simple, and sometimes bright line rules", but that requires incentives for complying. In the case of traffic enforcement, that is generally absent (USPP and Hains...
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    Nope. Low tide was at 0814 so the tidal part of...

    Nope. Low tide was at 0814 so the tidal part of FMR had no problem dumping into the Potomac.
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    My point exactly.

    My point exactly.
  4. Thread: Missed connection

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    Yo: Cyclist on a CaBi in front of the Jefferson,...

    Yo: Cyclist on a CaBi in front of the Jefferson, on the highway side of the guardrail, heading across the river with traffic

    Me: Heading up the ramp to the 14th St Bridge in front of the...
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    While there isn't a great deal of movement that...

    While there isn't a great deal of movement that would be visible in a photo; thinking, reflection, studying, cogitating, considering, contemplating, meditating, pondering, ruminating, consideration,...
  6. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Your reputation is known, even to the water taxi...

    Your reputation is known, even to the water taxi people. For the record, I'm cool with them charging a Steve O surcharge.

    https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/commuter-passes/

    Go to the Commuter...
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    I tried a multi-modal commute this morning. Rode...

    I tried a multi-modal commute this morning. Rode down to Old Town and took the water taxi to the Wharf. Pretty painless. http://Www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi

    Buy tickets on line and...
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    I would hope that there are no Right on Red...

    I would hope that there are no Right on Red collisions in the next four months. The optics wouldn't be particularly good if there were additional collisions as the DES staff reflects on the need for...
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    Did you make it up to Bonnet Carre Spillway...

    Did you make it up to Bonnet Carre Spillway (upriver by Norco)? Setting a record for most days open.
  10. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Observed between the ramp to/from the 14th St...

    Observed between the ramp to/from the 14th St Bridge path and the MVT. As Bentbike suggests, the roadway is clearly unsafe for motorists and their cars so we should consider banning them, for their...
  11. Thread: Missed connection

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    Last night about 7 on the MVT, between the...

    Last night about 7 on the MVT, between the Gravelly Point porta potties and the Roaches Run bridge. Found a set of panniers that seem to have tired of being carried. Contents resembled what many of...
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    If memory serves, the Crystal City Connector is...

    If memory serves, the Crystal City Connector is mile marker 14 on the Mount Vernon Trail (MVT). MM 0 is at Mount Vernon. Add getting to Mount Vernon and two miles (or so) to get to Henderson Hall...
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    There is a great route from Mount Vernon, the...

    There is a great route from Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Trail. Head out the gate at River Village (if it is still open) and then head to Mount Vernon. At the Crystal City Connector (near DCA),...
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    Well, in Chicago BTWW is in June, so maybe they...

    Well, in Chicago BTWW is in June, so maybe they just didn't know when we celebrate it.

    For next year, the County should more aggressively engage the organizers about their plans for (legally)...
  15. Silly boy! We need to get you off the dirt...

    Silly boy! We need to get you off the dirt trails you so capably ride.

    It is the Intersection of Doom, at Lynn and Lee in Rosslyn, where drivers turn right across a major trail crossing.
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    GoPro Recommendations

    Are there any current recommendations (asking for a friend) on GoPro cameras? He's looking for a bike or bike helmet mounted system.

    Your advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Just joined

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  18. Thread: Missed connection

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    Me: On my bike on 23d turning left on Eads in...

    Me: On my bike on 23d turning left on Eads in Crystal City

    You: Motorist, deciding to turn left from the far right lane, putting you diagonally across the traffic lanes.

    I may have irritated...
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    I'd hazard a guess that if you were to look in...

    I'd hazard a guess that if you were to look in the dictionary for distracted driver, there would be a picture of a police officer. Radio, computer, cell phone, etc. What could possibly go wrong?
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    From the Post today "Fairfax Police Chief Edwin...

    From the Post today "Fairfax Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said that Crawley was in the roadway, bound to obey the laws which apply to vehicles, and that he was going the wrong way on the...
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    Clearly the cyclist failed

    Clearly the cyclist <sarcasm on>failed <sarcasm off> to review the Fairfax PD blog from yesterday that said, as part of their Street Smart Initiative:

    "What You Can Do


    It is important for...
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    Here is the response I got. "Thank you for the...

    Here is the response I got.

    "Thank you for the email and suggestion. The project team and NOVA Parks looked at multiple detour alternatives, including the one you suggest. Each has its pros and...
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    Well, I tried and failed to get the email for the...

    Well, I tried and failed to get the email for the project manager for the bridge project but instead sent Transform66@vdot.virginia.gov a note suggesting they change the detour to the Columbia...
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    As much as I dislike this, I am forced to agree...

    As much as I dislike this, I am forced to agree with Steve O.

    From Banneker Park, south to Columbia gets you across Lee Highway at a traffic light and you don't have to ride on Lee Highway.

    If...
  25. Arlington County has a short survey at...

    Arlington County has a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJYWFF7

    It was announced yesterday via Twitter https://twitter.com/ArlingtonDES/status/1115383820537204738 with the...
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