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    Want to Save the Environment? Subsidize E-Bikes....

    Want to Save the Environment? Subsidize E-Bikes.


    https://www.outsideonline.com/2399731/to-save-environment-subsidize-e-bikes
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    Here's my math: - The distance from A to C...

    Here's my math:

    - The distance from A to C along the red line is pretty much identical to the distance from A to B along the blue line.
    - B is lower than C (at least by eyeball, having ridden...
  3. Captains needed for this Thursday

    I received a note from Karla Gilbride, who organizes the MWABA tandem rides, that they are seeking sighted captains for this Thursday's ride from Eastern Market. 6pm or so.

    Having experience...
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    In my own little world, I like to think that the...

    In my own little world, I like to think that the blinking hand is timed for pedestrians, not for people on bikes (not just at the IOD; everywhere). As we see up the hill at the actual bicycle...
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    Aha. So that's why on long runs, like the ones...

    Aha. So that's why on long runs, like the ones on the ramps to the ped bridge at 7-Corners, they have those flat spots. Not knowing the actual rules, I'd still put my money on the Case Bridge ramp...
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    With practice, as with most things, it will...

    With practice, as with most things, it will become easier.
    What's annoying, though, is that it is not even necessary. A straight line from the top curve to the point where the trail meets the...
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    I think you mean to say you were the only one who...

    I think you mean to say you were the only one who had NOT fallen on the Trollheim. Lucky you; it claims everyone at some point.
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    Hello night owls, Well, this Midnight Saddles...

    Hello night owls,

    Well, this Midnight Saddles ride promises to be a memorable one, given its auspicious timing to coincide with the Apollo 11 50th anniversary.

    Updates:

    I plan to go to the...
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    I, too, once upon a time, went to Metro HQ, took...

    I, too, once upon a time, went to Metro HQ, took the test, paid my fifteen bucks and obtained myself a bike-on-rail permit, thank you very much. I, however, threw mine away long ago.
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    I don't know. I've had a pump mounted on my bike...

    I don't know. I've had a pump mounted on my bike for at least 15 years (not the same one) and no one has ever taken it.
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    Backroads Century 2019

    Hello friends,

    I have never done the Backroads Century before and am considering it for this year (Sunday, September 22). I have heard good things about it.

    I'm wondering if anyone else is...
  12. And rumor has it that may or may not be...

    And rumor has it that may or may not be CBGAnimal's birthday.
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    Note that this Saturday's Midnight Saddles ride...

    Note that this Saturday's Midnight Saddles ride is also coordinated with these events. Don't miss it!
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    Another miracle?

    I had heard rumors but had to check it out to make sure.

    Yes! The crater farm on Boundary Channel Drive under 395 is now freshly paved and smooth.
  15. In my many years' of observation and thinking...

    In my many years' of observation and thinking about this, the vast majority of people on bikes essentially behave at stop signs exactly the way drivers do.

    In each case they slow to be able to...
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    What might be more appropriate is if we came to a...

    What might be more appropriate is if we came to a stop sign and that is exactly when we all put our foot down.
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    Almost!!! I was going to get a ride with drevil,...

    Almost!!!
    I was going to get a ride with drevil, but then was reminded that tonight is the BAC meeting. Dang.
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    Monday night the one on the apartment side was...

    Monday night the one on the apartment side was open.
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    Why do you always go out of town? Also, this...

    Why do you always go out of town?
    Also, this ride now coordinated with a really cool other event which is not scheduled while you are in town. See updated post.
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    Summer Midnight Saddles - Saturday, July 20

    Yes, it's the much anticipated summertime Midnight Saddles ride. The one when it's nice and warm and there's a cool summer vibe in the middle of the night in the big city. Don't miss it!!

    NEW!!...
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    Maybe that storage building is where all the...

    Maybe that storage building is where all the corrugated metal near George Mason came from:
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    None of the bridges on the W&OD were damaged south/east of the Custis. That was the only one I...
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    Probably the most dramatic casualty of...

    Probably the most dramatic casualty of yesterday's flood was the bridge in Glen Carlyn that used to be here:
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    The water was so powerful it tilted the earth
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    Moved a few months ago and have also added some...

    Moved a few months ago and have also added some n+1. It's a condo without a yard, just a small outdoor patio.
    So here's how it looks right now in the main living area:
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    There's also a...
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    White House Helpfulness. A miracle tale.

    Four minutes into the torrential downpour, I take a left from the 15th St. PBL onto Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

    Officers are starting to string yellow caution tape, but the...
  25. Thread: Vision Zero

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    New York City's Cyclist Deaths Should Surprise No...

    New York City's Cyclist Deaths Should Surprise No One
    https://www.outsideonline.com/2399345/recent-cyclist-death-toll-new-york-city
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