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    Here's a reference to the Chain Bridge/CCT...

    Here's a reference to the Chain Bridge/CCT "trail":http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?6000-how-to-get-from-chain-bridge-to-Capital-Crescent-Trail

    The trip between Falls Church basically...
  2. Did Cannon pose for that logo?:rolleyes:

    Did Cannon pose for that logo?:rolleyes:
  3. 54 cm means different things when dealing with...

    54 cm means different things when dealing with compact frames vs. traditional frames.

    If the store doesn't have your size for a particular promotion, I would look at different brands/stores. The...
  4. Careful... The use of epithets might one drummed...

    Careful... The use of epithets might one drummed off the forum.
  5. When checking out their website, be sure to...

    When checking out their website, be sure to examine their cold weather tips.:rolleyes:
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    Yes, we are. That's what Strava is for.:rolleyes:

    Yes, we are. That's what Strava is for.:rolleyes:
  7. A bigger frame implies a longer top tube, which...

    A bigger frame implies a longer top tube, which would stretch you out more.
    Since you are used to a hybrid, you may not know what is a comfortable stance for you on a road bike. The top of your...
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    Bike to Bethesda and Metro to Rockville. For...

    Bike to Bethesda and Metro to Rockville.

    For the bike ride, cross at Chain Bridge and take the rough trail up to the CCT. Might be about 10 miles each way and you miss all the nasty riding in...
  9. The W&OD/Ohio connection is completely missing on...

    The W&OD/Ohio connection is completely missing on the map. It involves taking the sidewalk down to Four Mile Run Dr. and the short connection to the WOD.

    Wilson and Clarendon both need one way...
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    My standard footwear is $30 standard "walking"...

    My standard footwear is $30 standard "walking" shoe (a brown sneaker) from Target. I ride clips. I've never had a real issue with shoe choice.

    If toe clips and straps are intimidating, look into...
  11. I think the map should separate the concepts of...

    I think the map should separate the concepts of comfort and hilliness--perhaps with a color coding for comfort level and a grayness scale for terrain (not that I think there are any hills around here...
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    I don't want to be passing a car on a two lane...

    I don't want to be passing a car on a two lane road in a car with a governor. The speed limit be damned.

    It's not at all clear governors promote safety.
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    I don't understand this. If you are a cyclist...

    I don't understand this. If you are a cyclist stopped in the bike lane (not for a red light, or waiting for an obstruction to pass), you are impeding traffic. The simple rule is that you cannot...
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    I think aerobars should be eliminated.:rolleyes:...

    I think aerobars should be eliminated.:rolleyes:
    Don't get me started on brifters...:rolleyes:
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    I most certainly do attend happy hours. Well,...

    I most certainly do attend happy hours. Well, not WABA happy hours...:rolleyes:
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    To translate this in to English: People who ride...

    To translate this in to English: People who ride bikes are disproportionately jerks.:rolleyes:
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    Custis is closed Harrison to George Mason. ...

    Custis is closed Harrison to George Mason. Posted detour is 10th Street.
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    This is why they design safety "tubs" out of...

    This is why they design safety "tubs" out of crabon to protect race car drivers. The shattering of crabon dissipates a lot of energy.
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    Just dislike it and maybe it will go away.

    Just dislike it and maybe it will go away.
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    Since you wish this inane conversation to...

    Since you wish this inane conversation to continue, I think safety is enhanced by people on bikes riding responsibly on whatever bike-like contraption seems to motorists as a bike. Trail miles...
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    Well, if the challenges are just designed to get...

    Well, if the challenges are just designed to get people on bikes, why do they stress distance so much?
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    Yea... Parents with newborn twins should be...

    Yea... Parents with newborn twins should be forced to sell one of them.

    No wait... They should wait until they start talking and sell the one that babbles the most.:rolleyes:
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    The whole Freezing Saddles team award is also...

    The whole Freezing Saddles team award is also basically distance-related and therefore fitness-related. I certainly remember unsuccessfully chasing E-bike riders up the WOD last winter. Maybe I...
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    Or for the National Bike Challenge. That's (or...

    Or for the National Bike Challenge. That's (or at least should be) cheating.:rolleyes:
  25. Wrong. Talking is the problem. They think...

    Wrong. Talking is the problem. They think everyone's entitled to THEIR opinion.
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