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    Found: Blinkie by the Custis detour

    My son found a blinkie light near the Custis detour at Bon Air Park. Message me with details if it's yours.
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    Just the other day I was teasing an Ashburn-based...

    Just the other day I was teasing an Ashburn-based friend about lawlessness on her part of the W&OD, what with armed robbery and indecent exposure happening on the trail. Now it turns out we have our...
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    W&OD Underpass is reopened! Concrete surface...

    W&OD Underpass is reopened!

    Concrete surface rather than blacktop (more durable, I suppose). Some rocks newly piled up in the stream adjacent to the trail, I guess to route water away from the...
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    I hope that in doing the reconstruction they...

    I hope that in doing the reconstruction they either raise the whole path a few inches or add a raised lip at the water's edge so that the trail doesn't flood as often.
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    I've posted a PDF of the discussion (with last...

    I've posted a PDF of the discussion (with last names removed) to https://www.dropbox.com/s/lo0jk863sxr4n5f/WODCommentary.pdf?dl=0
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    The Boulevard Manor neighborhood is up in arms on...

    The Boulevard Manor neighborhood is up in arms on NextDoor about trail users crossing Wilson Boulevard. See https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=125450273 (requires login).
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    Achilles Schmillies. During Freezing Saddles 2017...

    Achilles Schmillies. During Freezing Saddles 2017 I got a call from my doctor with some alarming cardiac test results. She said I should immediately curtail all exercise and get to a cardiologist...
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    Perhaps post about the issue on the...

    Perhaps post about the issue on the manufacturer's forums? https://forums.tesla.com/forums
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    Very sad news. May his memory inspire us.

    Very sad news. May his memory inspire us.
  10. I'm OK with a shorter route - this hasn't been a...

    I'm OK with a shorter route - this hasn't been a big riding year for me either.

    Registered, and costume started.
  11. Technically, Dr. Teeth and Floyd Pepper are...

    Technically, Dr. Teeth and Floyd Pepper are Muppet Show characters, not Sesame Street characters, but I think Muppets are close enough.
  12. Do I go with the easy physical resemblance ... ...

    Do I go with the easy physical resemblance ...

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    ... or the person I really want to be when I grow up?

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    The only time I ever got mugged in the bad old...

    The only time I ever got mugged in the bad old days of New York was across the street from Macy's Herald Square in the middle of the day. Sometimes crowds can obscure illicit activity.

    Makes me...
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    https://youtu.be/eBa75XfWJsY?t=65

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  15. I clicked through an article on ArlNow to...

    I clicked through an article on ArlNow to Amazon's HQ2 job listings and noticed that one of the things they tout is:

    "Bike-friendly access
    Space for 600 bikes in on-site bike facilities, with...
  16. I hear the cool kids...

    I hear the cool kids can be spotted at Columbia Island on Thursday nights.
  17. My former colleague (and former Secretary of the...

    My former colleague (and former Secretary of the Air Force) Deborah James was hit by a right-on-red car while out walking near here home. Perhaps because she is a VIP, the driver was cited and she...
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    Love it! The Velo Chevra has spread...

    Love it!




    The Velo Chevra has spread further still, Baruch Hashem! That's W 10th & West Streets in Manhattan.
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    As you have astutely pointed out in the past,...

    As you have astutely pointed out in the past, each fringe community has its own vocabulary, customs and traditional garb (some with actual fringes!). I'm just saying that this forum understands Rapha...
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    You do realize that 99% of the forum readers do...

    You do realize that 99% of the forum readers do not get your references, right? Though I must say, this is one of the rare circumstances in which I can claim to be part of "the 1%" :)

    P.S. You...
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    Outside of devoted cyclists, many people consider...

    Outside of devoted cyclists, many people consider cycling to be a seasonal activity. Twenty-five times per year means going for a bike ride about every weekend during the nice weather part of the...
  22. Of the listed options, I would choose #6 Heart of...

    Of the listed options, I would choose #6 Heart of Fairfax Trail (HFT) so we can call it the "Horrible F*ckin' Trail", or #7 Dogwood Trail (DT), so we can call it the "Dogsh*t Trail".

    #1,...
  23. I agree that Quincy could use a PBL from Custis...

    I agree that Quincy could use a PBL from Custis into Ballston. Interestingly, the county's repaving plan (the page to which your post links) omits Washington Blvd. to Fairfax Dr., which is a critical...
  24. Dasgeh, thank you for helping me reach a higher...

    Dasgeh, thank you for helping me reach a higher level of enlightenment and recognize the body shaming implicit in my previous posting.

    I now know to avoid complimenting my wife's appearance, and...
  25. Tell her, "Honey, I made that mistake because you...

    Tell her, "Honey, I made that mistake because you look so slender and petite." It won't get you a jersey but it might get you back in her good graces :)
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