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  1. Video footage of unsafe drive in Fairfax?

    Just curious of anyone has experience actually doing anything with video footage of unsafe drivers. I had a driver deliberately buzz me this morning on the way in (like, mirror brushing my shoulder...
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    One of the worst intersections near my house is...

    One of the worst intersections near my house is where the Fairfax County Parkway trail crosses New Dominion right by Reston Hospital. Cars turning right onto New Dominion tend to do so at very high...
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    I rarely have issues in Reston. Great Falls is...

    I rarely have issues in Reston. Great Falls is another story. I will say that my impression of the local police is that Fairfax is one of the best when it comes to dealing with motorist/cyclist...
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    Air in your tire:...

    Air in your tire: FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOM!
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    Apparently carbon fiber makes you racist or...

    Apparently carbon fiber makes you racist or something?
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    Poll: I'm just not a breakfast person. I ride my 7...

    I'm just not a breakfast person. I ride my 7 mile commute, get to work at 8:30 or so and generally eat an early lunch around 11 instead of any sort of breakfast.
  7. I'm running a Hero3 black as my black box (it was...

    I'm running a Hero3 black as my black box (it was an Xmas present). I'd be interested in:
    -Battery life (the GoPro kinda sucks) and whether the battery is removable.
    -Recording time
    -Ease of...
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    Man, I'd give that award to Prius drivers by a...

    Man, I'd give that award to Prius drivers by a landslide. Maybe all those subaru drivers are too busy watching their car fall apart around them. /bitter ex-subaru owner.
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    I'm a non Marylander and honestly don't care a...

    I'm a non Marylander and honestly don't care a whit about your giant communist hippy commune ;), but local advocate on the MTB side Joe Fritsch posted this list of candidates he was worked with on...
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    I picked up a set based on all the glowing...

    I picked up a set based on all the glowing recommendations, but the front barely made it 1000 miles before the sidewall tore out. Maybe bad luck, but I'm due a new set and am hesitant to try them...
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    My road bike has multiple scuffed shifters, brake...

    My road bike has multiple scuffed shifters, brake levers and derailleurs from my overly heroic cornering attempts. Thats how you know you're pushing it the right amount. ;)
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    They come off pretty easy. Beginner MTB trails...

    They come off pretty easy. Beginner MTB trails are usually littered with the damn things from people bringing their hybrids out for their first off road ride.
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    Honestly, I feel like this place has way too many...

    Honestly, I feel like this place has way too many forums as it is. Whenever I'm trying to find a thread I know I looked at recently it takes forever to click through them all trying to guess where...
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    You should be able to check it by just plugging...

    You should be able to check it by just plugging it into any USB charger while its on.

    And Amazon is littered with USB external batteries. You shouldn't need to spend a bunch.
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    Will the 500 take external batteries while...

    Will the 500 take external batteries while running? The 800 will, but not sure about the 500. They charge off USB so external batteries are easy to find.

    My experience is that the 800 would last...
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    That shop is jabberwocky approved™!

    Except for the pegboard.
  18. 1: Most road oriented shops will do fittings. ...

    1: Most road oriented shops will do fittings. I've heard good things about the pro fittings that FreshBikes does, but expect to pay for it.

    2: I'm not aware of shops that do trade-ins. You'd...
  19. I recommended Bikenetic to her previously just...

    I recommended Bikenetic to her previously just because Pete works there (and Pete is pretty much the awesomest human being alive), but it is a bit of a trek. Though its not that far via metro. I...
  20. All good questions I don't know the answer to. ...

    All good questions I don't know the answer to. :) I pointed her at this thread and shes going to create an account and start answering things directly later. I've been steering her towards...
  21. She definitely doesn't want a singlespeed (the...

    She definitely doesn't want a singlespeed (the genesis of this was her realizing how much hillier it is here compared to Florida and how much she wished she had gears for her commute :) ). IGH is a...
  22. I've been skimming it and will point her that...

    I've been skimming it and will point her that direction. Bianchi Volpe looks like a good option.


    She has the option of metro when the weather is bad, though shes stubborn enough to try and...
  23. Bike recommendation for someone starting a car free lifestyle

    I'm starting this thread on behalf of a friend of mine.

    For a bit of background, she lives in Tacoma Park and has been living essentially car free for a while now. She currently has a car that...
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    I'm helping a friend shop for a new commuting...

    I'm helping a friend shop for a new commuting bike, and had pointed her at the crosscheck and straggler as options. I'd like to have her consider the Vaya as well, but it looks like small sizes are...
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    I honestly don't get it; I used to commute Reston...

    I honestly don't get it; I used to commute Reston to Tysons every day from 2005-2010 and crossed Hunters Mill both directions. Its not the best intersection, but it isn't that bad. I'd just wait...
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