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    Haven't checked the route, but I hope you go past...

    Haven't checked the route, but I hope you go past my house (Broyhill Crest neighborhood). I have a 2-block 12% grade in one direction, and a three-block 6% grade in the other. Good for hill repeats...
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    The Oxon Hill Bike Club's list is pretty good: ...

    The Oxon Hill Bike Club's list is pretty good:

    http://www.ohbike.org/events/

    You just missed the St Mary's Century, which is a nice flat ride. I've done the Bay Country Century a couple of...
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    They need to trim the section of the W&OD between...

    They need to trim the section of the W&OD between Reston and Sterling. Did some serious ducking yesterday morning.
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    Mine creaks :(

    Mine creaks :(
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    And ninja deer.

    And ninja deer.
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    I'll be going, but will not be driving directly...

    I'll be going, but will not be driving directly either coming or going (stopping overnight in lexington.)

    However, I could help you move camp if that would help. I have a Honda Fit, so we'll have...
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    I was really referring to the current state of...

    I was really referring to the current state of the pavement. It'll be a good route when they repave it.
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    Rode down Annandale Road this morning. This road...

    Rode down Annandale Road this morning. This road is a disaster, although the section I was on wasn't as bad as other parts closer to Rt 50. I'm really curious to see if they put in actual bike lanes...
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    Nice! I have the one with plain old mechanical...

    Nice! I have the one with plain old mechanical shifting. Haven't gotten to ride it as much as I expected, but it's a fun bike.

    I did ride it for 10 or 15 miles on the C&O, and also for a 50-miler...
  10. Does hauling my fat ass to work count?

    Does hauling my fat ass to work count?
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    Me: on downhill section of Military road in the...

    Me: on downhill section of Military road in the bike lane on a slow right curve, gaining and passing:
    You: work truck full of arborists, crowding over half of the bike line and almost mushing me...
  12. Saw this first on the local news, where it was in...

    Saw this first on the local news, where it was in the context of the fact that local cops on bikes use Trek police models. The report then said, "if you have a Trek bike made in the last fifteen...
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    I've made a couple of changes. I had to switch to...

    I've made a couple of changes. I had to switch to a Fizik Alliante saddle that I'm used to from my road bike. It came with a Phenom I think which some people like, but it was killing me. I also went...
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    A 54. I guess that's pretty much the most common...

    A 54. I guess that's pretty much the most common size.
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    Ordered in October :) Got it about a month ago...

    Ordered in October :) Got it about a month ago from FreshBikes in Merrifield.

    http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii159/JimF22003/IMG_03231_zpsljcbbteq.jpg
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    I rode from Point of Rocks to Whites Ferry on the...

    I rode from Point of Rocks to Whites Ferry on the Diverge (carbon frame version) when there was still sections of snow on the C&O. The bike handled pretty well, but I walked most of the icy sections....
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    Golds Gym in my building at the corner of Rt 7...

    Golds Gym in my building at the corner of Rt 7 and International Drive.
  18. I'll be doing it, but I'll be coming in from...

    I'll be doing it, but I'll be coming in from Lexington. I have plenty of room if someone needs a place to crash. Only one spare bed but I have lots of floor space :)
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    I haven't done that ride, but I've ridden all...

    I haven't done that ride, but I've ridden all those roads quite a few times. I would describe the route as moderately rolling. There are some flat stretches, and most of the rollers are not crazy,...
  20. I feel like I should ELITE that stock pizza photo.

    I feel like I should ELITE that stock pizza photo.
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    I always cut through behind the office buildings...

    I always cut through behind the office buildings just before the bike lane ends. Usually I cross Rt 7 by going under the parking structure beside the Olive Garden, and then hitting the frontage road.
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    Somebody get out there with a shovel.

    Somebody get out there with a shovel.
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    When I started my ride out of Leesburg it was...

    When I started my ride out of Leesburg it was still about 35 degrees. By 2:00pm it was still only about 43 degrees. It never did start getting really warm until I was already home :mad:
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    I did not have an actual goal, but I ended up...

    I did not have an actual goal, but I ended up with 8300 miles, and 27 rides that were 100-mile +. My longest ride was 118 miles with 11K of climbing.

    I bought a new place in the Shenandoah Valley...
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    Once while riding in Loudon County (Airmont Road...

    Once while riding in Loudon County (Airmont Road I think.)

    Somebody tried it while I was riding on a road in Thurmont, MD, and totally failed. I gave him a big thumbs up.
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