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    I set a goal fairly early in the bike process. ...

    I set a goal fairly early in the bike process. When I was convinced this cycling thing wasn't my next passing fad, I would get a "good" bike. I defined that to be 10K miles of riding. My reward...
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    Actually, Dismal began riding before the...

    Actually, Dismal began riding before the invention of the derailleur and is a bit resistant to change :rolleyes:
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    So speaks Obi Wan Dasgeh

    So speaks Obi Wan Dasgeh
  4. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    That is, what would be called a "teachable...

    That is, what would be called a "teachable moment" :)
  5. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Began quite well. Started late and passed Fast...

    Began quite well. Started late and passed Fast Friendly Guy at Gravelly Point. Got an opportunity to pass four motorists who were leaving DC on the 14th Street Bridge stopped and apparently...
  6. Was? Did someone show them the light?

    Was?

    Did someone show them the light?
  7. This is the first apparent instance of treating...

    This is the first apparent instance of treating bikes like cars! Every other office seems to offer free parking for bikes without regard to transit benefit eligibility. Hmm.
  8. Thread: OneEighth Sighting

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    Having tried to keep up with Mr. Eighth, he rides...

    Having tried to keep up with Mr. Eighth, he rides pretty fast. So fast that Dr. Einstein's theory may have been demonstrated.
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    I find fresh snow easier to ride in than the...

    I find fresh snow easier to ride in than the rutted icy sections. Choosing your line is much more important in snow.

    Flintstoning works for short stretches
  10. Thread: OneEighth Sighting

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    Was this thread's namesake passing through the...

    Was this thread's namesake passing through the 15th and Maine intersection a bit after 5 this afternoon? He was riding a red steed.
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    According to the Arlington Property Records...

    According to the Arlington Property Records https://propertysearch.arlingtonva.us the Army Navy and Marine Corps Country Club (who knew that was the full name?) (parcel 32001006) has 253 acres and is...
  12. I am pulling this data out not to show a map...

    I am pulling this data out not to show a map representation but to show the magnitude of the Federal facilities that are embracing public bike parking. The end result will be tabular so I figured...
  13. I was thinking all those "bike rack fences" they...

    I was thinking all those "bike rack fences" they put up after the last fence jumper were a play to get the White House listed as a bike friendly business!

    I would discourage using terms like...
  14. Bike parking accessible to the public at Federal buildings

    At the HUD building, bike racks outside the building were removed because of a perceived security threat. To address such a decision with actual information, please add to this thread if you have...
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    I just sent a note to some of the BID staff to...

    I just sent a note to some of the BID staff to give them a heads up.
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    Coming late to the discussion but it probably makes sense to understand the jurisdictions, particularly at this location.

    The Arlington-NPS property line on the downstream side of Lynn...
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    While Alexandria can't choose to permit (by...

    While Alexandria can't choose to permit (by ordinance) Idaho stops, they can through enforcement do something rational. Casual observation at any stop sign or intersection that permits right on red...
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    So let us all commit to help WABA with the...

    So let us all commit to help WABA with the stretch problem. I am sure we all know at least one cyclist who regularly rides for recreation or as a commuter who isn't a member of WABA. If we can get...
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    I suppose you get into the anaerobic zone for...

    I suppose you get into the anaerobic zone for your workout almost immediately!
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    Remember to take that old Thermos (the one that...

    Remember to take that old Thermos (the one that no longer works) so you can refill the vacuum!
  21. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    I'd hazard a guess the fact they operate with...

    I'd hazard a guess the fact they operate with adult leadership contributes to that. The fact that I used to be in the role of "adult leadership" should give pause to us all!

    My objection to the...
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    I got stopped by a USPP officer once for...

    I got stopped by a USPP officer once for salmoning. While he lectured me about salmoning, he wrote me a warning for riding on the wrong side of the road. Turns out, there are no traffic control...
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    I think it involves use of the right pedal on the...

    I think it involves use of the right pedal on the floor
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    Motorists remaining clueless

    Government Executive posted an article that suggested that - wait for it - motorists are often clueless about how to drive.

    It seems that a variety of transportation departments are being forced...
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    While you are all commenting, please note that...

    While you are all commenting, please note that the NPS GWMP installed the flashing lights (that we generally appreciated) back at Crosswalk 4. The one they had last year was a loaner and this one...
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