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    Hains Point was open this afternoon: 21522

    Hains Point was open this afternoon: 21522
  2. DC routes

    I have found that almost all DC streets are very easy for experienced riders. In fact, streets that I would normally never set foot (or wheel) in are actually better than side streets since they are...
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    An update from 11 am Tuesday: 1. I rode the...

    An update from 11 am Tuesday:
    1. I rode the length of the CCT (Bethesda to Georgetown). Trees have been cleared. Some muddy patches are still there, especially but not exclusively in the stretch...
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    OK, so I rode today from Chevy Chase to Falls...

    OK, so I rode today from Chevy Chase to Falls Church and back using Rock Creek, Custis, W and OD and back here is what I saw:
    1. Rock Creek trail OK from Broad Branch to Zoo. South of that (ie...
  5. As of today, there is still no sign of...

    As of today, there is still no sign of construction on the southern section of the Trail (south of Tilden street)...except today in a minor but problematic way: a new sign instructing bicyclists to...
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    The only bitching I've read on this site--and...

    The only bitching I've read on this site--and heard in person--is directed at cyciists who have asked others not to use blinking settings on two-way trails or to turn down their high-beams for...
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    Yes, I was wondering where to submit a comment. ...

    Yes, I was wondering where to submit a comment. Can you supply the contact information?

    It was bad yesterday and had not been cleaned up by today. Or rather parts had been cleaned up and others...
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    I rode the Rock Creek Trail yesterday...

    I rode the Rock Creek Trail yesterday afternoon--there were several spots between Calvert and P Street where Friday's storm had left sand or mud covering the trail, sometimes a bit deep. In three or...
  9. This, from the Vienna police highlights, may be...

    This, from the Vienna police highlights, may be connected. If so, it indicates that Vienna police, Fairfax County police (the area where the harassment was taking place straddles the Vienna town...
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    High beams, flashing lights, and lights in general

    Yes, one can look off to the side. And that's what I do. But using high beams when there is oncoming traffic is unlawful in many states. The Virginia code reads "Whenever the driver of any motor...
  11. It's still going on. From the Vienna Police...

    It's still going on. From the Vienna Police Highlights (https://www.viennava.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3342)

    Suspicious Person 16-008991
    W&OD Bike Trail
    October 20 5:17 p.m.
    Sgt. Kiley...
  12. Police enforcement is back. I rode through...

    Police enforcement is back.

    I rode through yesterday morning and slowed but did not stop at the intersection (I was going faster than an Idaho stop but slower than my normal speed--I would guess I...
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    Like vvii, I also took a spill at the section of...

    Like vvii, I also took a spill at the section of the Custis Trail in Rosslyn--right before the Marriott going eastbound. This was nine years ago, and I was new to using a road bike. I got my tire...
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    So a bit of digging revealed: 1. In 2012,...

    So a bit of digging revealed:

    1. In 2012, there was a detour to repair the embankment: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2062-Embankment-Work-on-WOD

    2. In 2006, there was a detour to...
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    Detour

    I stopped and read the message and promptly forgot about it until you posted this. I did a bit of googling and found this on the Friends of the W and OD site:

    [I] Attention, Trail Users:...
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    Thanks very much for checking! (I agree with...

    Thanks very much for checking!

    (I agree with you about the blackout--the intention behind it may be nice but the effect can be a little odd when an oncoming cyclist suddenly puts on an...
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    A couple months ago, I was riding eastbound on...

    A couple months ago, I was riding eastbound on the W&OD in Reston when I saw a cyclist coming west with a very bright flashing headlight that was distracting from a distance and much worse than...
  18. Wonder if this is related--from the Vienna Police...

    Wonder if this is related--from the Vienna Police Highlights:
    Suspicious Person 16-006210
    W&OD Trail and Talahi Road, SE
    July 19 11:26 a.m.
    Several citizens called stating there was a male...
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    My impression is a bit different--spring...

    My impression is a bit different--spring (especially the first couple sunny weekends) are often the worst times every year, since it transforms what had been trails for the most regular riders and...
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    Well I guess I should have hunted around a little...

    Well I guess I should have hunted around a little before posting first!

    I sent a message and got the following reply:
    "Our property manager and snow removal contractor have been notified of this...
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    OK, most of the trails are clear and what wasn't...

    OK, most of the trails are clear and what wasn't clear by early afternoon (when I rode TR Bridge-Custis-W and OD to Vienna and found only very isolated small patches of slush) the drizzle will...
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    Bells and calls

    My experience--mostly on the W and OD and Custis--is that those wearing earbuds seem to react to a bell but not to a verbal call. I think the bell sound just penetrates the buds better than my...
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    I've used this bike rack at DCA several times,...

    I've used this bike rack at DCA several times, each time for several days. As others have said, there is a sign from the MVT. I didn't think it was hard to find, but the trail winds a bit through...
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    You're not being Helpy Helperton any more, you're...

    You're not being Helpy Helperton any more, you're being Solomon the wise. Thank you in advance.

    [A true story: I was once in a small town in Minnesota in a line for coffee. When the cashier at the...
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    This is not a safe situation, but I'm not sure...

    This is not a safe situation, but I'm not sure it's the people going around you who are the problem here.

    I've been in this situation a few times and it has almost resulted in me being hit once....
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