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    Need child trailer recommendations

    I have a 1-year old and we just got a Burley Bee double bike trailer. We have made several attempts at using it but the positioning of our 1-year old in it is horrible. The hammock seat just causes...
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    Ugh no- they threw some pebbles into the pothole...

    Ugh no- they threw some pebbles into the pothole but a pothole with pebbles is still a pothole.
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    I'm not stopping

    Anyone notice the new "slow" and "stop" lettering accompanied by a white solid line (like that on the road where a car gets to a 4-way intersection) AT EVERY INTERSECTION along the bike route infront...
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    No more Bridge Closure- Stair detour will remain open

    I contacted NPS yesterday and got the following response:

    ME: Looking to get an update regarding the dates of closure of the 14th street bridge to pedestrians and cyclists. I noticed we were...
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    Any updates on when the actual bridge crossing is...

    Any updates on when the actual bridge crossing is closing? It was supposed to be closed for the week of Oct 07, but it has still been open for crossing this week. I rode across it at 8:30 am this...
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    I am starting to think it is gremlins! I in fact...

    I am starting to think it is gremlins! I in fact yelled at my husband this morning that someone is playing an awful trick on me, except I would have evidence of a perpetrator based on all the grease...
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    The chain is coming off of the front gears, not...

    The chain is coming off of the front gears, not the rear gears. Well when I first back pedal (for less than a second), it is not sticky, it is just fine until the chain drops, but that is just such a...
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    Chain Keeps Dropping While Not Moving

    Every morning, I take my bike off my front porch, get on it, and maybe back peddle about 1/4 turn to get the right footing, and my chain drops from the gears. Same thing keeps happening to me when I...
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    OK, Got these:...

    OK, Got these: http://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Shop/Ride/Mountain/Women's/Footwear/Cycling%20Shoes/Women's%20X-Alp%20Launch%20II/p/152160012FJ

    I think they fit the bill but lets see! Hoping that...
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    Thanks! It looks like they make a women's version...

    Thanks! It looks like they make a women's version too: https://www.bikeshoes.com/Giro-Jacket-Mountain-Bike-Shoes/

    However, the shoe laces. I don't get it!?! Why would anyone want shoe laces on a...
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    Biking Shoes (for non-bikers)

    I am looking for a good cycling shoe that do not need to be clipped in. I do not want to clip in, because every time I do, I go a few days without incident, but eventually get stuck in the clips and...
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    pardon me for being stereotypical: Two days in a...

    pardon me for being stereotypical: Two days in a row, car full of asians, half pulled on the sidewalk/still sticking out into the street, stopping in the middle of moving cars, all on their phone....
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    Yeah, but the areas circled in the photo below...

    Yeah, but the areas circled in the photo below are difficult. Having to wait in a line of 10 cars behind a stop sign to turn left onto S Clark is frustrating (inch forward 2 feet, stop, inch forward,...
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    Lordofthemark, I have reported this area to...

    Lordofthemark,

    I have reported this area to the cops many times (since this is on my daily commuting route), after being side swiped here by a car sitting in the right hand turn lane, with me...
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    I avoid Crystal City at all costs. I will take...

    I avoid Crystal City at all costs. I will take the rude bikers over the ignorant drivers. Especially along parking areas, where people double park to go to Chick-fil-a, or pull into or out of those...
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    On my afternoon commute: Was passing a guy...

    On my afternoon commute: Was passing a guy walking his puppy under the bridges on 4 mile run, just after exiting the MVT and before the switch back that brings you up behind Potomac Yards. Went a...
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    Where do I get one of these?! Maybe biking the...

    Where do I get one of these?! Maybe biking the rain wouldn't suck so much during metro shutdown haha.
  18. 12103 Donald Trump will fix all of our biking...

    12103

    Donald Trump will fix all of our biking problems.
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    The heat, or the negativity flying through the...

    The heat, or the negativity flying through the airspace?!? Sometimes I go out of my way to make a good impression on a really mean driver too ;) We don't want them to hate us all!
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    Yesterday afternoon, saw a guy riding a capital...

    Yesterday afternoon, saw a guy riding a capital bikeshare bike, cradling his lunch Tupperware in his left arm awkwardly, using his right arm to try and steer his bike, wearing no helmet, and...
  21. You are right about the dangers of the particular...

    You are right about the dangers of the particular spot you reference, It's one of the worst. This accident, however, seemed to be on the upper bridge right on the MVT (or where the two trails meet),...
  22. How do we find your videos? Where are they posted?

    How do we find your videos? Where are they posted?
  23. Accident on Mt. Vernon Trail (07/07) Near National Airport

    Does anyone know if the three (??) cyclists were ok today after an accident on the Mt. Vernon trail (along the airport) at the intersection where you turn off for Crystal City to go down towards the...
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    Yes! A pleasant surprise today. It was smoothed...

    Yes! A pleasant surprise today. It was smoothed with asphalt, but let's hope that is not the permanent solution. It is a much improved situation though! Thanks everyone!
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    I too sent an email (with photos and map of the...

    I too sent an email (with photos and map of the location) and called. The woman I spoke to sounded very surprised by the issue and had not already heard of it. The more people who bug them about it,...
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