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  1. Sorry for the double post, but gosh Arlington...

    Sorry for the double post, but gosh Arlington County, there people are serial abusers. Break out a few fines and they will get moving. 2 weeks without any pavement there seems something that...
  2. They are at it again. Now, the final 100 yards...

    They are at it again. Now, the final 100 yards of sidewalk have been removed as you head toward the bike trail, forcing cyclists into the street AT THE ENTRANCE TO I66. Not that cars are...
  3. Nice. Give me back those pitchforks and torches.

    Nice. Give me back those pitchforks and torches.
  4. Bike Lane Removed at 1000 N Glebe and N Fairfax?

    Those who ride West on N. Fairfax Drive toward the Custis Trail formerly had a decent bike lane to segregate them from the traffic that is speeding up to head West on 66. ...
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    Kidz Tandem For Sale

    Sold!

    Sorry to spam both this forum and the Classified forum. We are selling our Kidz Tandem and thought that readers here might be interested. We moved on from our Cargo bike and WeeHoo trailer...
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    Just did. Looking at the Bikeshare map, I see a...

    Just did. Looking at the Bikeshare map, I see a fairly huge gap in stations around this area, particularly since several new office buildings have been built or are being built in the vicinity.
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    Who is the Arlington Bikeshare Coordinator?

    My company is moving half a block from Glebe and N Fairfax to Glebe and Wilson. I suggested to my boss that it would be neato to think about having a Bikeshare station installed there - there really...
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    Just reading this, and I am shocked and surprised...

    Just reading this, and I am shocked and surprised by the lack of support from the posters here. It is all well and good to take the position that you know best about whether or not a policy is...
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    Bob, perhaps a kind word about trailers would...

    Bob, perhaps a kind word about trailers would rehabilitate my reputation.
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    Bike Friday Cargo Trailer For Sale

    Since I got an Xtracycle, I have had no use for my former cargo trailer. Here is what it is from the Bike Friday website: https://store.bikefriday.com/product_info.php?cPath=51&products_id=6964 You...
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    I just got through this thread, and wow. What...

    I just got through this thread, and wow. What seems most interesting to me is that virtually every runner who decides to run in a bike lane knows very well they are creating risks for cyclists. And...
  12. Thread: Do I Get AAA?

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    Late to this party. If you want to join AAA,...

    Late to this party.

    If you want to join AAA, you are forced to join AAA mid-Atlantic. Each AAA chapter is different, and each one sets their own policies for things like local lobbying and bike...
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    Good news. You can take mostly bike lanes all...

    Good news. You can take mostly bike lanes all the way from the Key Bridge to the complex. Local folks recently fought for and got DDOT to install bike lanes on New Mexico Avenue, over the...
  14. When I went to the Philly Bike Expo, I bought 2...

    When I went to the Philly Bike Expo, I bought 2 pairs of these Bar-Mits things - one for my Xtracycle and one for my commuting bike:...
  15. Potholes in New Paving at N. Fairfax and N. Glebe

    So the new intersection here is done, mostly, and it does certainly benefit both cyclists and pedestrians. But 3 weeks after the repaving is done, the new pavement is already beginning to develop...
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    Support Broad Branch Bike Lane

    Dear Friends,

    Today (Friday) is the LAST day to tell DDOT that you want a sidewalk and a bike lane on Broad Branch Road so we can have access to Rock Creek Park. If it doesn't happen when they...
  17. Sad to say, bad behavior is not just for car...

    Sad to say, bad behavior is not just for car drivers. Most cyclists are also drivers, and the "me first" attitude is something hard to drop. Coming up the WO&D from the Key Bridge one day alone, I...
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    Wishbone 3 in 1 Original Bike for Kids

    My son has moved onto a pedal bike so we don't need this anymore. I directly attribute his ability to become a pedaler at age 4 to his using this bike, first as a tricycle and then as a balance...
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    My 4 year old and I are I Go lovers and have had...

    My 4 year old and I are I Go lovers and have had the same problem with the same size seatpost. The solution is a lot of trial and error of putting just enough clear plastic packing tape on the seat...
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    Wrong Way Guy With Whistle on Custis Trail

    Me: Old yet remarkably well preserved rider heading up the Custis Trail from key bridge toward my job in Ballston.

    You: super-cool guy brandishing a whistle and not afraid to use it bombing...
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    CABI Removed From Glebe and N Fairfax

    Ok, it's a big deal to me since it is across from my office. But today the CABI station was relocated to roughly 10 blocks away from Glebe and N Fairfax. I understand the entire intersection is...
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    Thanks Admin for contacting the engineer. But...

    Thanks Admin for contacting the engineer. But while honest, his response suggested he really has no actual plan on when this might occur. I must say also, I don't really understand the connection...
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    Chris, Is there anybody from the County I can...

    Chris, Is there anybody from the County I can annoy to find out when this is scheduled?
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    Bike Sharrows and Not On North George Mason

    Can someone provide information on why the recently repaved portions of N George Mason have sharrows beyond the hospital heading toward Lee Highway, but the bike lane ends abruptly with no sharrows...
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    Quincy Bike Lane Erased?

    From Lee Highway to the 66 overpass, it appears all the lines have been scrapped off the asphalt. Clearly done by some sort of machine, so I am thinking this is the county's doing. Anyone know what...
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