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    When you say "Puncture strip" do you mean...

    When you say "Puncture strip" do you mean something like rhinodillo strips? If so, then that is likely the problem. I had three flats in 2 days due to that. The strip was cracking longitudinally and...
  2. Thank you, Henry. However, this all assumes that...

    Thank you, Henry.
    However, this all assumes that one has a smart phone or any cell phone with texting ability. I spent a lot of time on the phone (landline) with them today (partially because their...
  3. CaBi key fob stopped working - why? And why so difficult to get new one?

    So, after taking my bike in for a brake repair, I planned to take a CaBi home. As always, I stick my fob into the slot to get a bike, but then I get a red light. Huh. Maybe something is wrong with...
  4. Thread: #FSWormhole

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    Well, this explains all the car debris on the MVT...

    Well, this explains all the car debris on the MVT this morning.
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    Ice flows are coming! Columbia Island is leaking...

    Ice flows are coming!
    Columbia Island is leaking like it was a couple of winters ago (south of Trollheim to a little south of Memorial Bridge). The past two mornings there was ice on the MVT where...
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    So this morning I went by this circle and there...

    So this morning I went by this circle and there were plantings all around it. Looks really pretty now and those shrubs are tiny now, but they will soon block any views trail users might have. This...
  7. It has been a while since I was sure I saw the...

    It has been a while since I was sure I saw the remains of one of these (there have been several cases of muddy tracks this summer and last, but since the appeared when the grass was freshly mowed, I...
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    I agree that they are likely inadvertent. I have...

    I agree that they are likely inadvertent. I have nearly had to do that every time I passed through so far. It is getting better and I start to brake earlier, but it is not at all a natural turn. They...
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    Well, there are now two signs on Lexington to...

    Well, there are now two signs on Lexington to help guide, if one is on the sidewalk, and the "walk bike" sign removed, so some progress. There is nothing at the split at the top of the hill (when...
  10. Washington Blvd Trail (Western one) has a "wall" now

    The (relatively) new trail along Washington Blvd (from Towers Park to Lyon Park) now has a permanent Jersey wall between the trail and cars! It does feel safer now. (I wonder about potential puddles,...
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    New detour is poorly marked. Heading NW on W&OD...

    New detour is poorly marked. Heading NW on W&OD there are no signs after one goes under Wilson Blvd to indicate that this would be a good place to turn if one wanted the Custis Trail. I knew I would...
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    Update from the past few mornings: - They fixed...

    Update from the past few mornings:
    - They fixed the scattered porta-potties quickly (I am curious if they are anchored or weighted down better now. I wonder how much wind today's storms will...
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    Other people seem to have found out the time I...

    Other people seem to have found out the time I ride that used to be empty :( (I just go out first thing like I were going to the office, but then continue and return home to ride my whole commute...
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    The thing is, daytime heat and humidity happens...

    The thing is, daytime heat and humidity happens every year and this is the first year that there have been soooooo many people out so early.
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    Anyone know when they are going to finish the...

    Anyone know when they are going to finish the work? The electronic sign says that the work will be in the month of May, which is long passed. The Arlington County page says that they will be finished...
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    Is this the new normal for our trails?

    Where did all the people come from?
    I have been riding on the trails on Sunday mornings at 6:30 or 7am in summers for several years - 6:30am when it plans to be a scorcher. The trails were...
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    This morning I biked Custis to MVT to 4MRT with...

    This morning I biked Custis to MVT to 4MRT with bits of W&OD (I stick to 4MRT) overall report is good.
    - General debris on all trails, rarely bad
    - Scattered porta-potties at Gravely Point
    -...
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    Beware of falling limbs/trees Tree down across...

    Beware of falling limbs/trees

    Tree down across Custis between N Nelson and N Monroe (by the ponds). Can go around on grassy area. I reported it to the County.

    At about 9:20am Sunday morning a...
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    Adding to Henry's report: I biked the Arlington...

    Adding to Henry's report:
    I biked the Arlington Loop this morning – Custis to MVT to 4MRT/W&OD. There is a lot of debris around, the worst under Glebe on 4MRT, but a lot of mud under George Mason Dr...
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    I read both here and on county notifications...

    I read both here and on county notifications about not needing to push the buttons, but I have found that to not always be the case at several locations (while I may be impatient at times, but I have...
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    I think it is a sporadic trail closure. The signs...

    I think it is a sporadic trail closure. The signs were to the side of the trail early in the week, one day they were on the trail (I and everyone else rode or walked around them - this was around 7...
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    Alas, it was flooded this morning despite the low...

    Alas, it was flooded this morning despite the low water, so either they were doing something different or could not figure out that puzzle yesterday.
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    The first ford on four mile run trail north of...

    The first ford on four mile run trail north of Columbia Pike has been overflowing a lot lately, including when the stream is very low. This morning there was an excavator (or back hoe or some yellow...
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    This morning (5/14) I noticed that the railing on...

    This morning (5/14) I noticed that the railing on the W&OD under Carlin Springs Rd has been replaced. It might have happened during the day yesterday or day before since I do not recall checking...
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    All clear!!! And thanks to Arlington for...

    All clear!!!

    And thanks to Arlington for clearing all the underpasses on 4MRT. The detritus under S. George Mason had been bad lately.
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