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    because, physics :)

    because, physics :)
  2. the best exercise is whatever you'll do the most....

    the best exercise is whatever you'll do the most. unless you're near a mountain bike trail you'll probably do more road riding and I'd optimize for that. most of the DC metro area isn't real close to...
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    pssht, NY is just copying DC metro again. we've...

    pssht, NY is just copying DC metro again. we've had horse signs on the W&OD for years. now they'll be all like "NY bike trails, with the first horse signs in the US", just like with citibike.
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    Well, after 65 million years in line at the post...

    Well, after 65 million years in line at the post office he went with plan b.
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    Do you feel safer yet?

    Do you feel safer yet?
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    I'd actually suggest "popup canopy", "gazebo" is...

    I'd actually suggest "popup canopy", "gazebo" is a little too high-falutin' for me. :)
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    The lightweight consumer models as little as 30...

    The lightweight consumer models as little as 30 pounds, the durable pro stuff can get over 70. Aluminum will be a bit lighter, steel a bit more durable. You probably want the durable pro stuff (I've...
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    That really depends on the size of the bike, no?...

    That really depends on the size of the bike, no? Most that I've seen would fit on a cargo bike. Is the question more about the printing?
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    No socks: 5219

    No socks: 5219
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    That stretch of 15 is not actually that bad since...

    That stretch of 15 is not actually that bad since they widened the shoulders. It wouldn't be my first choice to loiter and enjoy the scenery, but it's passable to get from point A to point B. Don't...
  11. The last thing I did for optics was get new...

    The last thing I did for optics was get new glasses.

    The jerk who made the right turn on red without stopping while I had a walk signal this afternoon didn't care about optics, nor did anyone...
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    If you think 80 is summer, you've suppressed your...

    If you think 80 is summer, you've suppressed your memories of summer. :)

    To paraphrase game of thrones: hazy, hot, and humid is coming...
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    To the guy who passed the group going downhill...

    To the guy who passed the group going downhill and made me brake going uphill so as to not contribute to a nasty accident: you looked more than old enough to know better.

    To the woman in the group...
  14. If a station manager sees you he'll go...

    If a station manager sees you he'll go apoplectic, unless he's too apathetic to care.
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    Jacks? That's not a caltrops; this is a caltrops:...

    Jacks? That's not a caltrops; this is a caltrops:

    http://www.artsobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/IMG_9738.jpg

    And you have to admit, it would be hilarious to watch him drive into that.
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    I think that twerking with weights is a fitness...

    I think that twerking with weights is a fitness folly.
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    1) if you clamped a 65 pound torsional weight to...

    1) if you clamped a 65 pound torsional weight to the top tube, it would probably break. the bikes you can safely do that to probably weigh about as much as the weehoo.

    2) the reason you can buy a...
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    It's not carbon because it's expensive enough...

    It's not carbon because it's expensive enough already, same for aluminum. I'm also not sure how much either would actually buy you for this application. Without a major redesign, the long beam which...
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    I'd probably go with a trail-a-bike. Definitely...

    I'd probably go with a trail-a-bike. Definitely the cheapest option. Or make the kid pedal their own bike. :)
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    you didn't say what age. For add-ons, I'd go with...

    you didn't say what age. For add-ons, I'd go with a weehoo if they're too young to be trusted to stay on the seat, otherwise a regular trail-a-bike has some advantages. In either case, having pedals...
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    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024442/...

    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024442/1896-05-24/ed-1/seq-10/

    also cool:

    http://ghostsofdc.org/2013/07/23/strangers-guide-and-map-of-washington-in-1892/
  22. And if I could print money I'd be rich! I don't...

    And if I could print money I'd be rich! I don't think there's an option on the table for a trail that's wide, straight, and without conflict...

    I think it's true that eliminating some of the...
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    Or the Republican party. Just sayin'.

    Or the Republican party. Just sayin'.
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    All you can do is try. People these days tend to...

    All you can do is try. People these days tend to not want to speak up, the problem is that you end up with a race to the bottom: a guy who keeps getting buzzed dangerously with nobody objecting is...
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    I have to tell my kids not to drop their bikes in...

    I have to tell my kids not to drop their bikes in the trail every single time they get off their bikes on a trail. It's almost amusing sometimes. Almost.
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