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  1. Arl Democratic Caucus Thurs & Saturday - Your Vote Matters

    Hi, all. Due to Bob Cannon's very excellent work at his Windy Run blog, we have clear statements from each candidate for the Arlington County Board. The Democratic nomination will be decided by...
  2. Thanks to all who showed up and an extra special...

    Thanks to all who showed up and an extra special thanks to Bob for an excellent write up for those who couldn't make it.
  3. Please come support Phoenix Bikes *tonight* - 7p at 2700 S. Taylor St.

    Hi, all. As has been discussed in other threads here, Phoenix Bikes is very much in need of a new location/building, and tonight there is a community public hearing for the new building location. ...
  4. Just to be clear, if you prefer to work the...

    Just to be clear, if you prefer to work the Rosslyn pit stop with that cast of characters, we can make it happen! There was (as is perhaps clear) a little bit of confusion about who's recruiting for...
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    I would like to thank all of the HELPFUL people...

    I would like to thank all of the HELPFUL people for the responses I've gotten to this thread on volunteering for the Arlington Fun Ride.

    To be clear, I do encourage volunteers for the Rosslyn...
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    That would be an excellent problem to have. ...

    That would be an excellent problem to have.

    Speaking of problems, do I need to post photos from this weekend of the kind of people who will be at the Rosslyn station?
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    First come, first served, Ms. Worzella.

    First come, first served, Ms. Worzella.
  8. Call for Volunteers: Arlington Fun Ride, This Saturday (October 5th)

    Hi, all - just like last year (and the year before!), the Arlington Fun Ride could use your help in ensuring that the ride is a safe and enjoyable experience for all. We need ride marshals, rest stop...
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    The situation, as you describe it, puts the ACPD...

    The situation, as you describe it, puts the ACPD officer in the wrong. I would follow up with both ACPD Chief Doug Scott's office, as well as let the County Board know that your experience with the...
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    Ugh. Thanks for letting us know, Bob. I hope...

    Ugh. Thanks for letting us know, Bob. I hope the rider's okay.

    I ride through there frequently, and it's a tricky intersection. Speeds can be high, sightlines low, and people generally don't...
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    Glad this worked out. Yes, insane to check Zipps...

    Glad this worked out. Yes, insane to check Zipps in a softsided bag.

    For future reference, I recommend bikeflights.com. And if you live in Arlington, I recommend the dumpster behind FB for...
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    That's an excellent point to note (and reason to...

    That's an excellent point to note (and reason to take it easy on the way in). I've done the same, but when I explain that it's because I rode my bike there, they've sometimes just skipped the...
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    Just FYI, this lack of a reset time varies by...

    Just FYI, this lack of a reset time varies by city. Found myself surprised (and annoyed) by a reset time in Montréal. And since I'm complaining about Montréal, their CaBis have shorter seatposts,...
  14. Me, Megabeth, Dave, Tim and some others are...

    Me, Megabeth, Dave, Tim and some others are rolling tonight, but will probably roll early - 6:30. Welcome to join. Either way, watch for all the pavement work on Quincy. If I were rolling with the...
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    Saw that guy pull the plug at RS3. Immediately...

    Saw that guy pull the plug at RS3. Immediately inspired me & Culimerc to get back on the bike and get moving. (DK, that's the jersey I was talking about.)
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    From Cyclocosm.com, while watching today's stage,...

    From Cyclocosm.com, while watching today's stage, on Ttwitter:

    "Current feed has ads for CorsetDeal-dot-com. More relevant than Michelob Ultra, quite frankly."

    Approve.
  17. Next time stop and ask them how many crashes with...

    Next time stop and ask them how many crashes with injuries due to speeding they have right there. Then, when they can't answer that, tell him to go down to Memorial Circle where there's plenty of...
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    Sweeeet. I'd like a Vini Farnese bottle,...

    Sweeeet.

    I'd like a Vini Farnese bottle, please. I'm sure they'll be hard to find, though. :D
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    Banned.

    Banned.
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    Go on, then, Dickie, post up your roster so we...

    Go on, then, Dickie, post up your roster so we can pick it apart :)

    ~

    Dasgeh - If you wanted to move it to South Arlington, P. Brennan's appears to be cycling friendly, and it doesn't get much...
  21. Thanks to you, Nikki, and everyone else involved...

    Thanks to you, Nikki, and everyone else involved in making that happen.

    I look forward to More Like This.
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    Tour de France-related events?

    Thought I'd start this thread as a place to post event invites for Tour watching parties. I seem to recall that ACA tends to host a queen stage party at Rhodeside Grill every year, and that NVCC...
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    I'm in for another T200. Thirding/fourthing...

    I'm in for another T200. Thirding/fourthing advice to go for two bottles. Support is pretty great, but it's good to have a margin built in. If it's an especially hot day, I'd recommend making one of...
  24. This is something Arlington should note. It...

    This is something Arlington should note. It wasn't so many years ago that Arlington was, by far, the best biking jurisdiction in the Washington area. And look at things today - the District is...
  25. Wait. You had a chance to video a peloton of...

    Wait. You had a chance to video a peloton of cops blowing a stop sign and . . . .

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/001/582/picard-facepalm.jpg?1240934151
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