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    Good turnout at Vienna Thursday Coffee Club; dcv...

    Good turnout at Vienna Thursday Coffee Club; dcv and Rob L. were also there; still getting their coffee when I took the photo.

    Team X was well represented!

    From left to right, Greg (Team 7),...
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    Thanks! I moved way up on the coldest ride...

    Thanks! I moved way up on the coldest ride leaderboard (can't remember where I was; now I'm #30). Still neither under- nor over- performing on Freeze Points -- I blame it on those rides in Florida...
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    Yep, this was my problem last year, and I assume...

    Yep, this was my problem last year, and I assume this year -- I can get no traction on the "Coldest Ride" leaderboard. I live in Vienna, where my thermometer tells me it can get quite cold, but last...
  4. Well sure, out-cute the Dutch royals, now that...

    Well sure, out-cute the Dutch royals, now that the crown princess is old enough to ride herself to school.
  5. N+1 is here!

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    2002 Bianchi D.I.S.S. from Craigslist. Already came with commuter friendly gearing. So far I like it a lot -- no troubles with the local hills.

    As always, thanks so...
  6. This is genius -- but I guess the question is, if...

    This is genius -- but I guess the question is, if I am using this bike to commute to Metro, will I be able to get up the Tapawingo hill on the single speed? I can do an experiment with my geared...
  7. Your Chance to Vote on Someone's Possible N+1

    Hello --

    It appears my old MTB/beater bike will not make it through another winter. It was a low end mail order bike and now the drive train is rusty, the gears don't shift well (okay, at all)...
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    Snow/Ice/Salt Care for Bikes

    Hello All --

    What do you do to clean and maintain the bikes you use for winter commutes? I have an old MTB I use for foul weather commuting, but after a few years, the drive train is completely...
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    Gosh, I think I've only found small amounts of...

    Gosh, I think I've only found small amounts of money here and there. Maybe I'm not looking too closely.

    Slightly off topic, but this reminds me that when I was a kid, my mother often went running...
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    Definitely not the spirit of Freezing Saddles,...

    Definitely not the spirit of Freezing Saddles, but I was in Florida over the weekend. The first three photos are in Celebration.

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    This is near Disney's Hollywood Studios...
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    And I see he has started a thread already. So...

    And I see he has started a thread already. So you can hash it out there.

    Liz
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    dkel -- Vicegrip was Acting Captain, just to...

    dkel -- Vicegrip was Acting Captain, just to assemble the troops tonight. I wrote a note on the back of his name tag that you were willing to fulfill the duties but could not be there tonight. ...
  13. Thread: Team 10 Team X

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    Team 10 Team X

    Hello Team 10 --

    I think Subby will post a link to the Strava team, but this is who we are:

    accordioneur
    ChuckS
    eminva
    Erin Potter
    MVW
    NCochran
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    Yes, there will be name tags and if you haven't...

    Yes, there will be name tags and if you haven't already heard, THAT IS HOW YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TEAM YOU ARE ON.

    If you rsvp'd here, on Strava or to me personally by 7 a.m. this morning, you will...
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    Oh, we can do better than that. ;) Liz

    Oh, we can do better than that. ;)

    Liz
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    Hello Crazy Winter Bicyclists: If you are...

    Hello Crazy Winter Bicyclists:

    If you are planning to attend the happy hour, even briefly, or if you think there is a good chance you might, please RSVP as soon as you can using this thread. I am...
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    Just a reminder -- tomorrow is the first...

    Just a reminder -- tomorrow is the first collection date if you have a bike (or more) to donate. Thanks.
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    Thank you everyone, for your comments. I tried...

    Thank you everyone, for your comments. I tried to respond privately to a couple of you, but technical difficulties prevented me from being able to "send."

    I am reluctant to identify the shop and...
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    Gently Used Bike Drive

    Posted for my son, Andrew Nicholson:

    I am a candidate for Eagle scout with Boy Scout Troop 1978 in Vienna, Virginia. For my Eagle scout project, I am organizing part of a bike drive for the...
  20. Thread: Wheel Question

    by eminva
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    Thanks -- 32 spokes. The wheel is a Maddux DC...

    Thanks -- 32 spokes. The wheel is a Maddux DC 3.0 Disc. I know this is not a high end bike, but he likes hybrids and you probably wouldn't want to park a nicer bike in front of a high school on...
  21. Thread: Wheel Question

    by eminva
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    Wheel Question

    Hello --

    We got my son a new Cannondale Quick last spring. Over the summer, the rear wheel went out of true. We took it back to the bike shop where it was rebuilt, frankly, I think at the...
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    Congratulations and best wishes! Thanks for the...

    Congratulations and best wishes! Thanks for the photos.

    [And obligatory plug for the ELITE-ist of bicycle transporting vehicles -- a minivan. No need to even remove the front wheel -- just wheel...
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    Yes, it is for a beginner. Thanks -- would be...

    Yes, it is for a beginner.

    Thanks -- would be interested.

    Liz
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    Wanted to Buy: Bike for Five-Year-Old

    Hello --

    I have friends with a son who turned five in July, about average size for his age. They are looking to buy a good used bike for him. Does anyone have anything they are looking to sell? ...
  25. Well, this can continue indefinitely. Once he...

    Well, this can continue indefinitely.

    Once he could ride on his own, I could pull just far enough ahead to not hear him complaining.

    Now, he can ride away from me at will when he doesn't want...
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