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  1. Oh terrific; thanks for the update! Hadn't...

    Oh terrific; thanks for the update! Hadn't checked in awhile.
    Looking forward to trying the connector (albeit, as a more circuitous option, with the other 4MRT closure nearby, vs just crossing Rt...
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    What a difference a pave makes! I've been LOVING...

    What a difference a pave makes!
    I've been LOVING the commute this week, riding on the newly milled & repaved stretch of trail running through Barcroft Park, connecting S George Mason and S Walter...
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    A similar story here -- 2018 was my first...

    A similar story here -- 2018 was my first (partial) year of biking, after 25 years off a bike -- and my best year despite starting only on March 18th -- hit 4,032 miles.
    2019 saw a bit of drop -...
  4. Today I rode past and the trail underpass was...

    Today I rode past and the trail underpass was closed; didn't have a chance to see if this is a long-term closure or just for some day work today...
    (And then later, I scrolled up in this thread, and...
  5. With dawning horror Mark realizes the other...

    With dawning horror Mark realizes the other riders will be as angry as "Judo Bill" once they figure out he missed the turn for their sponsored lunch, some 75 miles back.
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    The crew at Quaker Lane was so friendly, helpful,...

    The crew at Quaker Lane was so friendly, helpful, generous and patient during some unusual issues I had, 2 years ago with my ebike (not a brand sold there; Spokes team worked on the phone with the...
  7. Later, the group would never agree just how many...

    Later, the group would never agree just how many frames were captured in the image.
  8. She smiled good-naturedly for the selfie group...

    She smiled good-naturedly for the selfie group shot, but inside the voices purred, "one push and down like dominoes..."
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    Some might say her reaction was a GREAT sign of...

    Some might say her reaction was a GREAT sign of dorkiness factor... :)
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    I have both DaBrim models -- the visor-only, and...

    I have both DaBrim models -- the visor-only, and the full perimeter brim. Easily interchangeable depending on the sun forecast, and neither cover the helmet cutouts (well, the tightening strap to...
  11. Same as last two -- top tube bag that has a...

    Same as last two -- top tube bag that has a soft-plastic panel serving as the top face; phone slides in beneath that, in a dedicated elasticized compartment. The bag's compact main space is beneath...
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    Beautiful work and amazing history -- but fully...

    Beautiful work and amazing history -- but fully self-powered locomotion, vs pedal-assist on MVT? Tut-tut! ;)
    (It sure doesn't look like a comfy, or well-handling ride...!)
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    :cool: It is a nice improvement I think. Lots of...

    :cool: It is a nice improvement I think. Lots of people can pile up here waiting for the crossing. They widened the trail a bit (orange area shown) so the new edge is inline with the preexisting...
  14. My favorite quirky red-eyed insect! I have one...

    My favorite quirky red-eyed insect! I have one in my living room at all times ;)
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    I recall lots of noise (in some areas) and lots of on-the-ground crawlers if you're out at the broad...
  15. Thread: Btwd 2021

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    The APTA location is directly next door to my...

    The APTA location is directly next door to my office building...! Too convenient to say no.
    Except ... after a year of pandemic forcing us all to telework, our company has decided to now pilot a...
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    Poll: Please don't stress over it Steve! I was a total...

    Please don't stress over it Steve! I was a total slacker for biking this winter (not on any BAFS team; I would've been voted off the island!) I jumped on your Captions entries to keep my toe in the...
  17. Yeah, I used to delight in dashing through...

    Yeah, I used to delight in dashing through traffic jams by biking between the lines of cars, too... but then this goose changed my life!
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    Nice! Related: Just resuming some biking...

    Nice!
    Related: Just resuming some biking recently after a long break... 4MRT heading east, as you emerge from passing under 395; where the concrete trail portion meets asphalt, the seam there...
  19. Whenever the gang went out together, Jinxy's...

    Whenever the gang went out together, Jinxy's intense obsession with mortar joints would inevitably slow them down.
  20. Proving the adage that two out of three cats...

    Proving the adage that two out of three cats prefer a strategic high-and-wide field of view.
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    David's proffered square of toilet paper being...

    David's proffered square of toilet paper being insufficient, Jason shared news he'd heard of a well-stocked porta-potty, 6 miles that-a-way.
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    When you asked what I wanted for dinner, I said...

    When you asked what I wanted for dinner, I said it was "VIENNA ICES TIME SUE"...
    How you got "VIETNAMESE CUISINE" out of that, I'll never know.
  23. Fantastic! Any update on the GoFundMe issue?

    Fantastic! Any update on the GoFundMe issue?
  24. Does Judd's link work (with pictures displayed)...

    Does Judd's link work (with pictures displayed) for anyone? I tried it in 3 browsers and the inline images never load...

    {Edit: Original link has since been fixed, so images display now; thanks,...
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    Yeah, I need to get back to an earlier alarm time...

    Yeah, I need to get back to an earlier alarm time I think -- once I started teleworking, I shifted my alarm clock to 7am daily -- a little more sleep, followed by 40 mins of relaxed coffee time at...
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