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  1. Final count was 49 volunteers which included...

    Final count was 49 volunteers which included someone who was riding by and asked if he could help.

    The Friends of Mount Vernon Trail has weekly volunteer opportunities which are posted at...
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    Checking in at 228.4 this week so down 1.8...

    Checking in at 228.4 this week so down 1.8 pounds. Iíve been using MyFitnessPal and walking a lot more.


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    That bike was there at least two years ago when I...

    That bike was there at least two years ago when I first bikes to take a flight. Thereís a couple of other bikes that were abandoned the last time I was there. Itís something Iíd like to eventually...
  4. Appreciate any other thoughts from folks. I often...

    Appreciate any other thoughts from folks. I often have the opportunity to provide feedback to NPS about trail related things.

    I went out and biked it and also sat and observed each crossing for a...
  5. Indeed. One flex post down a week after...

    Indeed. One flex post down a week after installation at the crossover to the trail to the Pentagon.



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    January 2021 Road and Trail Conditions

    Thereís some persistent ice spots in the Mount Vernon Trail any time the temperature approaches freezing. There are 2 big ones just south of Memorial Bridge. There is also one just north of Memorial...
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    And thus the Spanish Calvin ball was born... ...

    And thus the Spanish Calvin ball was born...


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    Iím a slacker this year but this is a good one....

    Iím a slacker this year but this is a good one. Iím checking in at 230.2 this morning with a goal of getting down to 220.


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  9. Mount Vernon Trail Widening South of TR Bridge

    The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail began work yesterday to remove silt and vegetation from the trail between Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and Memorial Bridge. Volunteers are addressing drainage...
  10. Just got word that the Memorial Circle changes...

    Just got word that the Memorial Circle changes have been completed. Has anyone gone through yet? What do you think?


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    I will ride by FS participants on my tandem for...

    I will ride by FS participants on my tandem for $$.

    Also if I ride my tandem without a stoker do I only get half a point?


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    I've got three events scheduled for January to...

    I've got three events scheduled for January to try to fix this the best we can that need volunteers. From just a cursory inspection, I think some of the puddles can be alleviated by removing some of...
  13. Prices so low that I will actually pay you $1 to...

    Prices so low that I will actually pay you $1 to take Alanís e-mail address off my hands.


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  14. Iím with Steve O on this. The only collection of...

    Iím with Steve O on this. The only collection of crash data on the MVT that Iím aware of was done by a public health student who collected data by contacting jurisdictions and gathering reports of...
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    Sticky: I love this prize. There are several sidewalks in...

    I love this prize. There are several sidewalks in my hometown with a WPA stamp on them.

    Folks looking to score some points on a long ride should ride down to the rest area at the Mount Vernon...
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    The Friends of Mount Vernon Trail also power...

    The Friends of Mount Vernon Trail also power washed the curve on the bridge by Marina Towers this month. A Marina Towers resident who stopped to chat on the trail told me that they refer to this part...
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    Big thanks to secstate, komorebi and rootchopper...

    Big thanks to secstate, komorebi and rootchopper for coming out on Saturday to power wash Bridge 1. We were able to get half the bridge done before the water ran out. Secstate and komorebi were...
  18. January 2021 Mount Vernon Trail Volunteer Events

    Make a New Yearís Resolution to improve the Mount Vernon Trail. In January, our main focus will removing silt, organic debris and overgrown grass thatís contributing to water pooling on the trail and...
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    Iím keeping fingers crossed that the lock house...

    Iím keeping fingers crossed that the lock house ride can happen this year.


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    The experience is very different now. I happened...

    The experience is very different now. I happened upon a picture of the bridge from 2008 and it had a couple of vines on just one panel of the fence so it looks like we had 12-13 years worth of vines...
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    The nursery ceased operations this year. I didnít...

    The nursery ceased operations this year. I didnít hear a lot of detail about the decision but my understanding was that the resources to run the nursery were more costly than buying wholesale and...
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    Quit trying to destroy the viewshed. [emoji1787]...

    Quit trying to destroy the viewshed. [emoji1787]


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    I was able to check it out on Streetview images...

    I was able to check it out on Streetview images from 2008. Pretty significant loss of foliage. Ive done some initial research on some possible plants to serve as screens and how to get them at a free...
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    Doing the paperwork to change the name of the...

    Doing the paperwork to change the name of the group to the Friends Who Say Ni of the Mount Vernon Trail. We will plant any native Virginia shrubbery which you bring us.


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    The headlight issue is definitely on my list and...

    The headlight issue is definitely on my list and vegetation management is an activity the Friends are allowed to do. There is a spot where I consistently ride off the trail at night. Do you happen to...
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