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    Thanks all, I certainly felt threatened, and...

    Thanks all,
    I certainly felt threatened, and did call it in, but it was probably classified as a traffic violation and not assault.

    The Potomac Ave (SE DC, not MD) Metro station could certainly...
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    This is newly relevant since I started a job in...

    This is newly relevant since I started a job in Tysons in January. I've been bicycling to a metro stop, and have been experimenting with routes to Greensboro metro in preparation to guide my...
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    intentional close call yesterday

    I've been back out riding more over the last few months, with a new job in Tyson's, I'm doing the first/last 3 miles from home to Potomac Ave Metro regularly, with some longer days to either Rosslyn...
  4. Looking for steel frame repair - vintage Proteus

    I ran across a vintage Proteus frame from maybe the late '70s. Now I'm looking for someone who has repaired frames or straightened tubes, as it's got a pretty bent up seat stay, like to get it looked...
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    Alpine

    So a few months ago I traded Christian an '88 Haro BMX bike for the Alpine that was in the shop in Del Ray. I picked up a pair of Nuovo Record pedals for it, and I have a new cassette on the way, as...
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    Sold... a while ago. Also, I lowered the...

    Sold... a while ago.
    Also, I lowered the seatpost and put a different saddle on there, I think that helped.
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    vintage Peugeot race bike

    I've got a 1985 PGN-10 bike that I fixed up, and have been enjoying. I recently got another vintage bike that is very similar, a 1985 Alpine (local custom builder). I'm therefore looking to move on...
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    Capitol Hill and hill east are really pretty good...

    Capitol Hill and hill east are really pretty good for biking - at least, there are a lot of bikes and cars seem to be looking out for you, but there are lots of stop signs and lights, so unless...
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    I've been riding the Bicycle Space hills of...

    I've been riding the Bicycle Space hills of Anacostia ride the last two weeks... well, last week's was cancelled but I did it anyway.
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    squeaks? I'm getting crunchy sandy noises. 17928

    squeaks? I'm getting crunchy sandy noises.
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    There was all sorts of good swag at Anacostia,...

    There was all sorts of good swag at Anacostia, ART @ Benning Rd, Bladensburg, Port Towns / Edmonston, and Tacoma Park / Sligo creek.

    Anacostia and Bladensburg moved indoors, and it was a little...
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    Oh Man! Missing my "like" button. That's better...

    Oh Man! Missing my "like" button.
    That's better by a long shot for the downpours! Even has a visor!

    Now I just need one of those big green shaded visors like the old ladies on the golf course...
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    17916 PSA: for cheap helmet covers shower caps...

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    PSA: for cheap helmet covers shower caps are with the hair dye at any grocery / CVS / box store. It's probably going to be wet tomorrow.
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    30-pack of shower caps: $2.50 Dry head on...

    30-pack of shower caps: $2.50

    Dry head on tonight's ride home: eight and one-third cents.

    I'm also going to be experimenting with modifying them as booties, with a hole and some rubber bands.
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    Thanks! I'll be riding by there tomorrow...

    Thanks!
    I'll be riding by there tomorrow morning. I think it would be a bad day to try and take the shortcut around that section.
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    Do you have a car / how is your work for parking...

    Do you have a car / how is your work for parking overnight?

    When my commute stretched to 20 miles I drove in with the bike, parked, biked home, and biked in again. Then my work moved again and...
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    1981 Soma Competition - $250

    I'm parting ways with my 1981 Soma Competition.

    Soma was a small brand in the late 70's and early 80's with high-quality tubing and components, made by Kuwahara in Japan. The Comeptition was the...
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    I was coming in here to post how wonderful and...

    I was coming in here to post how wonderful and invigorating my (late) morning commute was... what a bummer to find a hit and run instead!

    Today I saw... deer, turtles, snakes, frogs, buzzards,...
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    I've got to echo the halo imprint thing... it...

    I've got to echo the halo imprint thing... it does take about an hour to go away. I've been using them (full and headband) for rides up to an hour and they do keep my eyes from stinging, even when...
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    A big thanks to Brian and Brett for the route...

    A big thanks to Brian and Brett for the route suggestions, and an even bigger thanks to Brett for riding with me on my first commute in 6 months last Thursday, pointing out the landmarks, helping...
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    I did my most pit stops ever today, and ended up...

    I did my most pit stops ever today, and ended up at my office much later than usual.

    Twinning 7a. Got the shirt, coffee, banana, donut, blinky, signed up for WABA membership, and WON Green Guru...
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    But you can't call it that or all the messengers...

    But you can't call it that or all the messengers will show up and kick all our butts.

    Last one I did involved easter eggs and Mapei jerseys, and was put on by someone who went by "Spud". Fun times.
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    Suggest New District Brewing.... Bike and dog...

    Suggest New District Brewing.... Bike and dog friendly and WABA / BTWD have had events there before... plus, it's my friend's business, and I like to plug it. I may even benefit from it eventually......
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    Poor books! Maybe they can print a sheet with the...

    Poor books! Maybe they can print a sheet with the tear-off strips, the ones you used to see at grocery stores with classifieds and the phone # on the tear-off portions.

    Sounds like a neat thing. I...
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    I'd bet on a cyclist. I've picked up people's...

    I'd bet on a cyclist. I've picked up people's panniers before - one had gov't ID and gov't issued cell phone in there. If your wallet was in there someone will probably find you.
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