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  1. No I am not but feel free to post. Keep in...

    No I am not but feel free to post.

    Keep in mind that the injured party was from out of town. He came upon an island and two yellow boxes. He had no way of knowing there was a metal bar rising...
  2. Just distortion from the photo. When it is the up...

    Just distortion from the photo. When it is the up position, it's clearly visible. But if you don't know it's there and it's in the down position, you could end up running into it if it starts to come...
  3. Mount Vernon Trail at Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Safety Hazard

    Last Wednesday I cyclist was critically injured when he rode through what appeared to be an open security gate on South Royal Street at the Woodrow Wilson bridge. I is not clear to me whether the...
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    Okay for Idaho you got the BoDeans:...

    Okay for Idaho you got the BoDeans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dXpqRhBg2I
    Or B52s Private Idaho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTVyb0qU90
    For Maryland you could go with Mary Prankster's...
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    Or you could make it easy on yourself with "I've...

    Or you could make it easy on yourself with "I've Been Everywhere" Tom T Hall or Johnny Cash
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    I knew you'd ride. Resistance is futile. Be...

    I knew you'd ride. Resistance is futile. Be prepared for a long day. Stop signs and traffic lights slow everyone down. A lot.
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    I think if you buy a season pass (or a lifetime...

    I think if you buy a season pass (or a lifetime pass) you can get four people in on one admission. If you go often, this is a pretty good work around.
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    You are so diligent Ted. I have never ridden 50...

    You are so diligent Ted. I have never ridden 50 States with an official marshal. Did it one year following Eric Guilliland (sp?). Didn't have to look at my cue sheet for 20 miles. (Then I lost track...
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    The ONLY way to see the city. Just do it. It...

    The ONLY way to see the city. Just do it. It takes all day. It's hard. It's worth the effort. Plus you get to go the pizza and beer party at the finish with a couple hundred other bicycling nuts who...
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    Trollhiem Claims Another Victim

    This morning at about 8:15 a rider crashed on the chicane at Trollhiem. (This is the wooden bridge beneath the TR Bridge on the MVT). He was put on a stretcher and carried away by EMTs. His bike was...
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    This has been going on for the last couple of...

    This has been going on for the last couple of months. Bobco85 is right. The glass is nearly always on one of the trail bridges or underpasses where glass can be smashed against a wall. I don't know...
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    Morningside is another wonderful Virginia...

    Morningside is another wonderful Virginia suburban road with a ditch for a shoulder. You have to take the lane.

    The honking thing is pretty common down in Mount Vernon. I attribute this to the...
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    I ride through tunnels whenever it feels safe....

    I ride through tunnels whenever it feels safe. It's probably safer than going around a traffic circle.
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    This is not an argument. This is abuse. ...

    This is not an argument. This is abuse.

    Oh,..., you want the MVT for an argument.

    Very well.

    Silly bunt.
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    Now that I think about it, the next cyclist who...

    Now that I think about it, the next cyclist who passes me and calls me "Sir" is askin' for it. (Except I couldn't catch them if my life depended on it.)
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    Ooh, trailside colonoscopies!!!!

    Ooh, trailside colonoscopies!!!!
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    Last night, I gave unsolicited advice to a...

    Last night, I gave unsolicited advice to a non-cycling woman at Gravelley Point. She was there with four kids who were about 4 or 5 years old. They came to watch the planes. She was pointing up at...
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    It is an unwritten rule of bike commuting and...

    It is an unwritten rule of bike commuting and bike touring: if you see someone who appears to be having mechanical, physical, or other problems, ask them if they need help. This is simple human...
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    I thought the same thing when Nelle Pierson used...

    I thought the same thing when Nelle Pierson used the statistic a few times. Then on my 15 mile ride home I counted. I did this three days in a row. Until I saw 100 cyclists each day. 24, 25, 24. Hard...
  20. Thanks Steve. I'll do my best to be there.

    Thanks Steve. I'll do my best to be there.
  21. The city has done nothing to provide safe...

    The city has done nothing to provide safe accommodation to MVT users during construction at Canal Plaza. Add in the garbage trucks blocking the trail at the nearby hotel and you have to wonder how...
  22. I also wiped out on this bridge years ago. Tore...

    I also wiped out on this bridge years ago. Tore my left arm to the bone and dislocated my left knee. As bad as this section of the trail is, it used to be much worse with an additional switchback...
  23. Just wait until you get a load of the snapping...

    Just wait until you get a load of the snapping turtles. They lay their eggs around this time of year.
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    There is a man that I call the Trash Walker. He...

    There is a man that I call the Trash Walker. He picks up trash every morning on his walks north of Old Town. So the news isn't all bad.
  25. You were lucky. Same thing happened to me a...

    You were lucky. Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I got hit but lived to tell the tale.

    https://rootchopper.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/making-nelles-hit-list-errandonnee-no-11/
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