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    I filled out the Goals-of-Vision-Zero...

    I filled out the Goals-of-Vision-Zero questionnaire last night. As others note, the six goals are wishy-washy, all about striving, e.g. for data collection. Stop “striving” and just do it, Arlington!...
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    My Abus had me scrambling at 11 pm, latched to a...

    My Abus had me scrambling at 11 pm, latched to a pole in Seven Corners. Took 30+ minutes to open so I could ride home. Into the recycling bin it went, just too risky. My current Abus works great,...
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    Just seeing this now... I can bring over my can...

    Just seeing this now... I can bring over my can of graphite tonight if you'd like. PM me here or send a Strava note if you want to give it a try. w&w
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    Some in this world wear their hearts on their...

    Some in this world wear their hearts on their sleeves (or bags), while others just quietly observe.
  5. Good heavens, what a backwards state we live in,...

    Good heavens, what a backwards state we live in, right alongside Alabama, Maryland and North Carolina. Pathetic.
  6. So the efforts to fix contributory negligence in...

    So the efforts to fix contributory negligence in Virginia are dead in the water... defeated 14 to 1... am I understanding that correctly?
  7. Waiting for the boys to catch up.

    Waiting for the boys to catch up.
  8. Not necessarily. The dangerous part is crossing...

    Not necessarily. The dangerous part is crossing Shirlington Road and also 4MR Dr. There is no safe way to get across. Crossing 4MR Drive first is perilous because of the speeding right and left...
  9. I’m curious about the Bicycle Friendly Laws and...

    I’m curious about the Bicycle Friendly Laws and Ordinances category. The League rates Arlington “Good.” Yet Virginia (and three other states, AL, NC, and MD) still follow the outdated and...
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    2020 London Bridge Prize

    Back by un-popular demand: the 2020 London Bridge Prize. This is the prize for most crashes during the months of Freezing Saddles. I had hoped the prize would become irrelevant this year ‘cause we’d...
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    Oh good heavens. Terrifying photos indeed....

    Oh good heavens. Terrifying photos indeed. Praying for the victim of this nightmare.
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    Today on my morning run I stopped at 19th and...

    Today on my morning run I stopped at 19th and Sycamore and snapped a couple pictures. When I ventured through that intersection two nights ago, I was heading west. Why had I crossed the I-66 on-ramp?...
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    seeking advice on Banneker Park detour

    Hi all – how are people maneuvering around Banneker Park (near East Falls Church) now that the County’s contractor has put up fencing to keep us out (in addition to the barricades)? I tried the...
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    oh no, so sorry to hear this!! What a miserable...

    oh no, so sorry to hear this!! What a miserable first day on the new job. Heal fast. Sending hugs. w&w
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    Elite!!!! :)

    Elite!!!! :)
  16. What a disturbing, depressing, fascinating...

    What a disturbing, depressing, fascinating article. Thanks for posting, VikingMariner. The author talks about the huge spike in fatality rates among bicycle riders over the past decade. He shows how...
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    Yes! The route into McLean was very...

    Yes!
    The route into McLean was very straightforward and I especially liked the little detour via Timberly to minimize the time on Lewinsville. After the event, I continued north on Swinks Mill and...
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    Huskerdont, Subby, and bentbike33: Thanks so much...

    Huskerdont, Subby, and bentbike33: Thanks so much for your help with these routes. I definitely prefer steep climbs and extra mileage over getting hit, even if by a BMW with good insurance. And I've...
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    Thanks tons, bentbike33. I'm happy to climb...

    Thanks tons, bentbike33. I'm happy to climb hills, but yeah - it's the cars that scare me on those narrow and windy roads. I will study your options. Based on the Zillow numbers in that neighborhood,...
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    Route advice - McLean

    Hi all – Is anyone familiar with the roads in McLean? This weekend I need to go to an address on Carlton Place off Swinks Mill Road just south of Scotts Run Nature Preserve and Georgetown Pike in...
  21. New Yorker story on bicycling in the Netherlands

    Here is a fun New Yorker piece about family bicycling and the challenges of adjusting to Dutch biking culture. Coming from car-centric USA, the writer describes the initial awkwardness in...
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    Used double Burley trailer (free)

    Would anyone like a used double Burley trailer for free? I bought it years ago for $500. I pulled my two girls in it daily for many years, but it’s not been used much recently so it could use some...
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    Robert’s Forum name was vern, and that’s what...

    Robert’s Forum name was vern, and that’s what some of us called him. He was our teammate on the Bipolar Beams Team 6 in my first Freezing Saddles, 2015. Ian F was our captain and vern and I were...
  24. Thanks for the insights, elbows and n18. Horrible...

    Thanks for the insights, elbows and n18. Horrible and heartbreaking.
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    That’s great news. If the repair crew wants to...

    That’s great news. If the repair crew wants to “keep up the good work,” I’d put on their list the lip to get over the I-66 foot bridge near Madison Manor Park, where my chain has flown off multiple...
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