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  1. NPR piece on women and biking in Pakistan

    There is plenty that's bad these days, from small annoyances to major tragedies.

    But the biking boom is one of the few positives.

    I've seen it in NoVa. I've heard about it across the US, and...
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    Reji rode Seminary 57 times during FS -32 in one...

    Reji rode Seminary 57 times during FS -32 in one direction, 25 in the other.

    Anyone who thinks they can match that should say so soon, or I will just award her the prize!
  3. I ride Lacy regularly - its my direct route to...

    I ride Lacy regularly - its my direct route to Trader Joe's and Lake Barcroft (and thence to Annandale).

    Newbie riders, youngsters, etc are not going to take the lane there, with steep grades...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM
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    Anyone who thinks they are in the running for...

    Anyone who thinks they are in the running for this, please PM me, and tell me how many times you have ridden these segments.

    I will make a judgement call as to if and how to verify your claim. ...
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    Bike shopping during the pandemic

    A bike I am considering and have put a deposit on, has arrived at the bike shop. I want to test ride it. I know that when checking seat height it's usual for me to sit on the boulevard pedal...
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    I am, sadly, cancelling the ride. Go ahead and...

    I am, sadly, cancelling the ride. Go ahead and ride on your own, maybe we will pass each other somewhere, there will be no meeting at Whole Foods. We will do this again in better times.
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    Changed my mind about Lost Boy. Ride still on,...

    Changed my mind about Lost Boy. Ride still on, but I intend to skip the cidery.
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B9mxp-wBOFU/?igshid=u7...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B9mxp-wBOFU/?igshid=u7dwwmbghzaj

    I am comfortable still going there, but again, this may be my last such activity for a while.
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    Still on. I think we will skip Port City. ...

    Still on.

    I think we will skip Port City. We will see how crowded Lost Boy is and play it by ear.

    I expect this to be likely the last social event I will be attending (aside from coffee...
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    Have you ever been to Carlyle?

    This AM at coffee club we discovered two things - some of the folks NOT going to North Carolina this weekend would like a group ride AND some of our esteemed Arlingtonian friends are not very...
  12. I've used the semi dockless system in Albany. I...

    I've used the semi dockless system in Albany. I docked the bike, because that worked for me, and I did not want to pay the extra fee for leaving it undocked. There have been times in DC I would...
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    My understanding is that Virginia law limits the...

    My understanding is that Virginia law limits the kinds of proffers localities can ask for, at least for residential development.

    ...
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    I was not involved as I have never lived in...

    I was not involved as I have never lived in Arlington, but my impression was that there was significant pushback from the politically influential country club, and getting the connector (tied in with...
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    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode...

    Downtown DC improvements will help with bike mode share in other wards (and also from Arlington and Alexandria - arguably its easier getting to the downtown DC bike infra safely from South Arlington...
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    21st street is in Ward 2. Bike advocates in DC...

    21st street is in Ward 2. Bike advocates in DC have noted that DDOT has aggressively delivered bike infra in Ward 6 (strongly pro bike CM Allen) and Ward 2 (CM Jack Evan's effectively neutered, and...
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    Beerneuring #10. Public Option. This was like...

    Beerneuring #10. Public Option.

    This was like the best beerneuring experience ever. Justifies this whole friggin freezing saddles.

    So. Beautiful day. I ride to Public Option, up the nicely...
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    Have you ridden on 1st St SE. On Eye Street SE? ...

    Have you ridden on 1st St SE. On Eye Street SE? DC has plenty of non contiguous PBLs.
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    DC has a bike commute mode share of about 5%. ...

    DC has a bike commute mode share of about 5%. (you can probably double that for transporation riders for whom biking is not their predominant commute mode) A constituency of at least 10%. ArlCo's...
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    1. The "common perception" is false, and AFAICT...

    1. The "common perception" is false, and AFAICT is just dishonest rhetoric from NIMBYs (and they usually just claim no one at all is riding in them)

    Also I wonder if you actually believe that...
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    Which bike lanes in Arlington or Alexandria (or...

    Which bike lanes in Arlington or Alexandria (or DC for that matter) do you think are not used for transportation?

    In Arlington I routinely use the Eads street lanes, and the Long Bridge Drive...
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    1. Buses are a complement a bike/ped strategy, as...

    1. Buses are a complement a bike/ped strategy, as people need to walk to bus stops, and need safer streets to do it. And people who go car free of car lite often benefit from both.

    2. No city or...
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    I am pretty sure ALX has increased the size of...

    I am pretty sure ALX has increased the size of the traffic squad in the last two years. One of the bigger VZ initiatives underway recently and continuing, IIUC, is getting ALL officers (not just...
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    Most VZ programs do make it a goal to eliminate...

    Most VZ programs do make it a goal to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries for all, including drivers and passengers in motor vehicles. For the most part programs that advance that will also...
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    21203 Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, ...

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    Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, who is now being rewarded with coffee and bagels!
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