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    I did a three-day mini bike tour out of Berlin...

    I did a three-day mini bike tour out of Berlin into Brandenburg state last week. It is probably worth a forum post -- I was blown away by the quality and extent of cycling infrastructure in this...
  2. Ouch! Avoiding a major incident for so long says...

    Ouch! Avoiding a major incident for so long says a lot about your cautious and courteous cycling habits. Hope you heal quickly!

    I've basically accepted that, at some point in my cycling career,...
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    Ready for Freezing Saddles 2019 thanks to the REI...

    Ready for Freezing Saddles 2019 thanks to the REI Fourth of July sale and my annual dividend!

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    Which bike do you travel with?

    Which bike do you travel with?
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    This changed at some point (maybe when Strava...

    This changed at some point (maybe when Strava moved from showing the most recent rides first to showing the most recent uploads, regardless of time). At least for me, Strava displays the rider's...
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    I've yet to attract my first fembot. Mostly I get...

    I've yet to attract my first fembot. Mostly I get real-seeming dudes from Latin America and Europe who join dozens and dozens of Strava clubs and then randomly give kudos to club members. We have a...
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    Could it be? 17707

    Could it be?

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    They each have one run to their credit. They love...

    They each have one run to their credit. They love to run at night, naturally. The entirety of their athletic accomplishments:

    Roxy Hodge
    Today at 12:39 AM
    0h 45m 25.11mi 1:48/mi (Run)

    Marilyn...
  9. Congrats to all on finishing the competition....

    Congrats to all on finishing the competition. Looks like you had some actual winter this year! I enjoyed following from afar.

    Last year's Freezing Saddles was formative in turning the bike into my...
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    Today I learned that a number of European...

    Today I learned that a number of European countries provide subsidies or incentives for e-bike purchases. Last year, France offered a 200 Euro subsidy for pedal-assist bikes. Norway has a large...
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    I’m in India this year for my PhD research. It’s...

    I’m in India this year for my PhD research. It’s an exciting trip, but I don’t want to feel as if I’m putting my “normal” life entirely on hold. Skipping Freezing Saddles is sad enough! So, I bought...
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    Careful, though. I lost points last year for...

    Careful, though. I lost points last year for riding to a brewery, buying cans, and then proceeding to a friend’s place to drink them. I’m still bitter about that.
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    The Economist has the best write-up of the...

    The Economist has the best write-up of the history of dockless that I’ve come across:

    “The first bicycles were freed on July 28th, 1965. On the previous night Provo, a Dutch anarchist group, had...
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    I took my first Jump ride last week. I had a...

    I took my first Jump ride last week. I had a 12:30am arrival at Union Station after attending a concert in Baltimore. That's way past my usual bedtime. Jump was perfect for getting my tired body and...
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    Oooooh, that smell!

    Oooooh, that smell!
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    Silver Spring has a bunch of new bicycle...

    Silver Spring has a bunch of new bicycle infrastructure, with more planned. I don't know whether it's been controversial or how well it's being utilized. It certainly hasn't convinced me to venture...
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    I'm in. Sounds like a blast, and the movie looks...

    I'm in. Sounds like a blast, and the movie looks good, too.
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    Jump Bike is suddenly more than just a curiosity—...

    Jump Bike is suddenly more than just a curiosity— huge increase in the number of bikes for last night’s launch party.

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    Mobike pile

    It begins?

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    Thanks for posting. My experiences at that...

    Thanks for posting. My experiences at that intersection, and even at Little Falls since the road was narrowed, have been overwhelmingly positive. This is a good reminder never to assume that a car...
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    I get the sense that a few current and former...

    I get the sense that a few current and former participants have been down on BAFS the past couple of years, perhaps in part due to the increase in numbers and in part due to a sense that it's become...
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    Threatening to build a protected people lane with...

    Threatening to build a protected people lane with reflective flexposts might be just what's needed to get people to support a nice sidewalk!
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    Are you trying to start a war?? There’s nowhere...

    Are you trying to start a war?? There’s nowhere else to put the cars apart from the garages and driveways!
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    The Hawthorne neighborhood sidewalk battle is...

    The Hawthorne neighborhood sidewalk battle is back! (From today’s commute up Chestnut Street)

    https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/06/20/this-dc-neighborhood-is-at-war-over-sidewalks/

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    I didn't realize the bike industry was putting...

    I didn't realize the bike industry was putting out talking points on e-bikes, but of course they are!


    MYTH: E-bike riders will go further into remote areas and won’t be able to pedal out if...
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