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  1. Both short and long rides are no-drop. Average...

    Both short and long rides are no-drop. Average speed for short ride is probably 10-12 mph overall, slower uphill and faster on flats. Long ride average is probably 13-15 mph.


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  2. Port City/Handy Bikes Pedal and Pints Ride Schedule

    We had such a great showing by a group of Forum members for the last PnP Short Ride so it was suggested that I post the ride schedule so folks can come out whenever it fits your schedules.

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  3. Send it to Dave Statter. He’s a retired reporter...

    Send it to Dave Statter. He’s a retired reporter from Channel 9, a former volunteer firefighter, and runs a website, Statter911. He posts all sorts of videos of near misses and stupid drivers on...
  4. Not that I'm advocating this or anything...

    Not that I'm advocating this or anything (disclaimer for all you lawyer types out there) but someone (or several someones) could go out surreptitiously one night and just install some bridge name...
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    Got two left by chance?

    Got two left by chance?
  6. Reach out to bikenurse (Laurie Lemieux) at...

    Reach out to bikenurse (Laurie Lemieux) at Proteus Bikes in College Park, an esteemed member of this forum. Laurie is the owner and fitter at Proteus and, as her forum username indicates, is a nurse...
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    That’s true…now…but the original was indeed on...

    That’s true…now…but the original was indeed on Eads Street at NW corner of 18th and Eads.


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    If I recall correctly, those low numbers are...

    If I recall correctly, those low numbers are reserved for politicians/patronage. See the first entry under the “Optional Plates” section:...
  9. That would be a 3rd bathroom (a powder room). We...

    That would be a 3rd bathroom (a powder room). We live luxuriously here at The Eclipse at Center Park.


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  10. Judd , we snotty neighbors want you to know...

    Judd , we snotty neighbors want you to know these are “condos” not “apartments” lest you believe we are so utterly plebeian as to be “renters.”

    (Again kidding.) And so far, I have heard nary a...
  11. “You kids get off my lawn!!!” Don’t worry....

    “You kids get off my lawn!!!”

    Don’t worry. Just kidding, even though this is my back “lawn.”

    Glad to see this work taking place.


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    FPJ! Or should I saw “Kermit.” Nice to see him...

    FPJ! Or should I saw “Kermit.” Nice to see him getting out and about.


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    That sucks. And now we’ll lose access to...

    That sucks. And now we’ll lose access to Specialized.

    I’ve started to use Handy Bikes in Alexandria on Wheeler Avenue near Port City. It’s a really small, independent shop but great folks there...
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    Also be sure you have the correct wheel size in...

    Also be sure you have the correct wheel size in the settings. It can auto detect on some units but I would check to be sure that isn’t an issue. Also check which GPS setting you’re using (GPS,...
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    Ditto what Mr Accordian said. We’re leaving...

    Ditto what Mr Accordian said. We’re leaving Arlington at 7, doing a pickup in Falls Church, then hitting the road in earnest, so likely not there until 8:45 at the earliest.


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    So what time are folks planning to arrive/roll...

    So what time are folks planning to arrive/roll out? And which ride length? I’ve got Edelweiss with me, who is in town visiting this week.


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    But shouldn’t you be Charmmy Kitty to match...

    But shouldn’t you be Charmmy Kitty to match Snowflake’s fur?


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    Doing a welfare check on Boo Boo . Not sure if...

    Doing a welfare check on Boo Boo . Not sure if you’re still in the NOLA environs but hoping if you are that you’re safe.


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    I registered. Might be a fun ride on the e-bike...

    I registered. Might be a fun ride on the e-bike this year. Will definitely take the sting out of the hills.

    If we do bees, then of course Sarah [emoji219] will need to be the queen and the rest of...
  20. In! Let’s Go...

    In!
    Let’s Go Mets!!!!!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210822/f853f55e6c4815ed674567674218dff7.jpg


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  21. They’re all hideous! Sent from my iPad using...

    They’re all hideous!


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  22. Gelt/Moolah/$$$$ Found on Custis today

    A friend who was biking today westbound on the Custis between the corkscrew and the Two Sisters found a “wad of cash” on the trail. If you honestly lost some gelt on your trek home today and can...
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    Worse, I was passed riding up a small hill...

    Worse, I was passed riding up a small hill (overpass) in Reston on my road bike by a guy on a hybrid pulling a Burley trailer. Embarrassing.


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    Oy! Such kvetching! So I’m now trying to...

    Oy! Such kvetching!

    So I’m now trying to “pin” the latest hides for each active CalvinBall. Once that ball gets captured, I will “unpin” it. Then when a new thread is posted for the new hide,...
  25. Cat 1 (nearest the ground): You got da ‘nip? ...

    Cat 1 (nearest the ground): You got da ‘nip?

    Cat 2 (up the wall peering down): You got da fish?

    Cat 3 (the lookout further down the wall): Youz better watch your backs. I see a narc. I’m outta...
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