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    Thank you so much! Never tried that route. ...

    Thank you so much! Never tried that route. Looks like I'll get to learn something new today. The sun is out, time to head out and try to get home. :)
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    I need to get home from Rosslyn to Alexandria...

    I need to get home from Rosslyn to Alexandria (Del Ray neighborhood) this afternoon. Anyone know if the MVT is passable Rosslyn to DCA? Anyone know about 4MRT from MVT to Route 1? I think I might...
  3. Nice way to use the strava heatmap. thanks for...

    Nice way to use the strava heatmap. thanks for that pointer.

    John
  4. Great idea. I'll look for a bus route that gets...

    Great idea. I'll look for a bus route that gets me out of the snarl that VikingMariner describes.
  5. Wow. Sounds much worse than your ordinary...

    Wow. Sounds much worse than your ordinary suburban traffic area.
  6. Branch Avenue station to downtown during rush hour?

    On Wednesday morning I'm dropping my car off for some work near the Branch Avenue metro station. It will be rush hour so I can't bring my bike onto the green line. What's a good route to go...
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    The First Autumn of Scooters

    This is the first Autumn when there have been a lot of e-scooters running around. I've noticed two new conditions to watch out for in the gathering darkness of early evening.

    Oncoming headlamp:...
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    4MR under Route 1 and GWMP was flooded again at...

    4MR under Route 1 and GWMP was flooded again at 8:30am this morning.

    Also the MVT between DCA and Rosslyn was flooded at two spots: the usual one just north of Memorial bridge, and the "unusual"...
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    Tried to look up the location on google maps. ...

    Tried to look up the location on google maps. The poster says it's on NPS land between 1st place NE and gallatin st NE. Google thinks those two streets are pretty far apart. Any more detailed info...
  10. Wish I'd read this thread before I bought some...

    Wish I'd read this thread before I bought some G-Ones!

    Can confirm I had exactly the same experience. Two flats in 6 weeks of riding. (I was using tubes.) The kicker is that I couldn't get the...
  11. Hooray! I have a good friend in Richmond and...

    Hooray! I have a good friend in Richmond and look forward to using the new service this summer.
  12. When I looked at the Amtrak site I couldn't find...

    When I looked at the Amtrak site I couldn't find which stations have the support for the train-side check. Thanks for the info.

    I did the self-load to go to Pittsburgh (in order to bike back on...
  13. Improve the Virginia DRPT Amtrak Lines map

    The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportant has released a subway-style map of all Amtrak lines going through Virginia. It's a great map. I learned about it from a Greater Greater...
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    I agree. My previous bike went 5 years and never...

    I agree. My previous bike went 5 years and never broke a spoke. I don't think I abuse the wheels.

    I bought this bike from Performance. [I know, kind of the chuck-e-cheese version of a LBS - it...
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    Re: Advice on a stronger rear wheel

    Wow, great advice from everyone already in the middle of the work day! I'm grateful and impressed. Some awesome leads to check out.



    It's a gravel bike, a GT Grade X 2015. The wheels are...
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    Advice on a stronger rear wheel

    This week, a spoke broke on my rear wheel for the third time. The bike is only a year and a half old. Clearly my riding style exceeds the design parameters or perhaps the manufacturing quality of...
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    Saw the contractor working on the lights this...

    Saw the contractor working on the lights this morning. Good stuff!

    John
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    How to get to JHU APL

    Hi all-

    I'll be visiting the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory this month, near Columbia MD. Biking up there from Alexandria, I'm trying to figure out how to get across/around the Duckett...
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    Just checked the weather. Thanks to Hermine...

    Just checked the weather. Thanks to Hermine stalling offshore: 15 mph from the NNW, gusting to the mid 20s. That direction is particularly challenging because it will be in our face at the end of...
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    Anacostia Riverwalk trail to Bladensburg Went...

    Anacostia Riverwalk trail to Bladensburg

    Went up the trail today. The builder is making good progress but the conditions N of Benning are worse than when I rode it at the end of June (trip...
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    Grateful for today's rain

    The rain meant the W&OD trail was mostly empty in the afternoon. My ride back home from Purcellville was smooth and low-stress. No comparison to what the crowds and kids and dogs are normally like on...
  22. Anacostia Riverwalk trail passable to Bladensburg

    I decided this afternoon to head as far up the trail on the E side of the Anacostia River as I could, and lo and behold it was open to Bladensburg. Fun!

    Notes for anyone who might want to try it:...
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    Dept of Agriculture 2:15pm 4/15/2016

    So... today next to the Dept of Agriculture downtown I rode behind this guy for a block or so. Nice bicycle: drop handlebars, solid rear wheel, cyclocomputer, fancy black and white graphics, looks...
  24. proposed Rapid Transit line crosses W&OD at Lee Highway - public hearing Nov 18

    There is an ongoing rapid transit study for the Route 7 corridor from Tysons to Alexandria. Article on GGW: ...
  25. I was the original poster who took the photo. I...

    I was the original poster who took the photo. I was out of town from Thursday evening which is why I didn't reply to this thread earlier.

    I didn't witness the (crash, collision, accident, whatever...
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