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    After reading the latest American...

    <SIGH> After reading the latest American Randonneur magazine and seeing all the crazy people from Texas put in ridiculous miles, and host a bunch of rides each month, and talk about how great Texas...
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    You're forgetting about the competitive factor....

    You're forgetting about the competitive factor. In Cat 6-ing there is no working together. There is no common goal, or "taking a pull" for the common good. The goal is to be in front and to "win" the...
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    On my evening commutes recently I tried out two...

    On my evening commutes recently I tried out two new tactics to make for a more enjoyable ride.

    On Friday, the Cat 6ers were out in force. I was tired, but feeling ok enough to keep up at least. So...
  4. Wow, a dumptruck you say? I'm impressed he...

    Wow, a dumptruck you say? I'm impressed he actually waited to pass. Regardless of whether it's safe or not, I've found through experience that dump truck drivers are the biggest @#$@s on the road....
  5. My wife and I just rode from Marshall up toward...

    My wife and I just rode from Marshall up toward Purcellville yesterday.

    Just reverse what I said direction-wise.

    From your route, if you don't have to go to Marshall, then turn onto Maidstone...
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    I heard a rumor that the Suitland Federal Center...

    I heard a rumor that the Suitland Federal Center pit stop would be giving away a $3,000 bill to everyone that shows up, so please come and join us up on the hill east of the Anacostia. I cannot...
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    Jaunt around Marshall, VA and Loudon County from...

    Jaunt around Marshall, VA and Loudon County from Sunday.

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    Thanks. I submitted a complaint, and it was...

    Thanks. I submitted a complaint, and it was worded much better now that my anger has subsided.

    I think what pissed me off the most is that it is one of my pet peeves when any kind of driver...
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    To the W4 bus driver who cut me off on Alabama...

    To the W4 bus driver who cut me off on Alabama Ave this morning. F-you! There were 50 yards between me and the stopped cars at the red light in front of me, and you just could not stand for being...
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    Thanks for the description and mentioning the...

    Thanks for the description and mentioning the stability issue. My bikes are large and heavy so tipping over might be even more of a problem for me. Not to mention, if I want to stand while I do some...
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    I'm curious to see what people say too. Once we...

    I'm curious to see what people say too. Once we put in a back patio, I'm getting a stand for simple maintenance as well.
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    Pics from my jaunt into Maryland today. ...

    Pics from my jaunt into Maryland today.


    Llama and Emu farm on Fingerboard Rd
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    Sugarloaf from Dr. Perry Rd.
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    I'm not surprised. Well, seeing as how it's been...

    I'm not surprised. Well, seeing as how it's been going on for years, maybe now finally people are tired of this idiot throwing trash all over the place and we should try to stop it.
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    Welcome to the forums! Agree with all here...

    Welcome to the forums!

    Agree with all here about your impressive commute and keeping your RPMs up. By now, you've figured out what works best. Building up to a 5-day commute is a good goal. I...
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    This theory seems more in line with what I see on...

    This theory seems more in line with what I see on the ground. If true however, this is a problem! That's littering on a massive scale! Because it's not like it happens just once in a while. Has...
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    That's a decent theory. I don't know if they're...

    That's a decent theory. I don't know if they're been out mowing yet this year. A lot of times though, I find the pieces are pretty uniform in size and shape and tend to be grouped together in...
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    MVT paper shreds

    Has anyone else noticed this, or commented on it?

    Every now and then I notice lots of little shreds of paper on the MVT between about Crystal City to just past Gravelly Point. They're about 1in x...
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    You: Sitting on a stone ledge checking e-mail on...

    You: Sitting on a stone ledge checking e-mail on your phone ,100 yards south of the River Rd. overpass on the CCT.
    Your 3 kids: Cliimbing on the rocks of the drainage ditch and having an awesome...
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    Unrelated to Specialized's actions - I personally...

    Unrelated to Specialized's actions - I personally like the name Nazare more than Alize. It was a good move.

    I also really like this company's idea of naming bikes after local wind patterns. There...
  20. This is my approximate commute home. I work in...

    This is my approximate commute home. I work in the Suitland Federal Center and live in northern Alexandria (let me know if you can't see it b/c privacy settings or something)....
  21. That journal sounds interesting. It just started...

    That journal sounds interesting. It just started (Vol.1 Iss.1) and in the first issue there are 3 articles about cycling.

    The role of bicycle sharing systems in normalising the image of cycling:...
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    I will be there. Thursday is my Friday this week,...

    I will be there. Thursday is my Friday this week, so let's get the party started.

    Looking like it may be rainy unfortunately. Boo!
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    Yeah really. Last time I was on the W&OD, 2 weeks...

    Yeah really. Last time I was on the W&OD, 2 weeks ago, drivers were pulling up and stopping as I approached all the intersections around Vienna, and waved me through. So if I had stopped it would...
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    For whatever reason, the survey is wigging out on...

    For whatever reason, the survey is wigging out on me saying I did not pick an answer for #14, even though I did - "better education". Oh well. With the coming of spring and a buttload of trail users...
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    So, if any of y'all know Good Hope Rd SE where it...

    So, if any of y'all know Good Hope Rd SE where it goes up, up, up from the Anacostia to Alabama Ave.

    This morning I started riding up as usual (filled with dread), and when I got past the right...
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