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    Not very goal oriented but a couple of riders...

    Not very goal oriented but a couple of riders have inspired me. In 2012 Mike Ross told me he rode 14,000 miles/year and I thought to myself "gee, I'd like to do that" so I did in 2013. Last year I...
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    I rode with creadlinger today on the Mighty Hills...

    I rode with creadlinger today on the Mighty Hills of Anacostia Ride but I didn't know it until I got home and uploaded my ride to Strava. :) Also on the ride my good friend Raymo853 whom I've never...
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    Understood, but if you were on my team last year...

    Understood, but if you were on my team last year you would have been the second highest placed team member. And Karen Smith had more points than you. I think I'll join the slackers. We can win this...
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    acl and Greenbelt on the slackers team. :roll...

    acl and Greenbelt on the slackers team. :roll eyes: Get Dirt, Hozn and Dickie on there too.
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    Great idea! Rider with the most miles takes the...

    Great idea! Rider with the most miles takes the pot? Just a thought. :p
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    Don't be pointing fingers. Your YTD mileage is...

    Don't be pointing fingers. Your YTD mileage is greater than ChrisR's. Unfortunately Eunpu is dead set against participating in Freezing Saddles. :(
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    I volunteer to ride the most.

    I volunteer to ride the most.
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    I kinda figured our paths would cross. I was...

    I kinda figured our paths would cross. I was lucky to recognize anyone. Only reason I sighted RCannon he was passing under a streetlight (path light?).

    Sighted Bilsko somewhere between...
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    Rode with Chris Watson one of our NBC team...

    Rode with Chris Watson one of our NBC team ringers (i.e. not a forum member yet), 1st place female in state of VA, 4th placed All-Star, from Rosslyn to the W&OD. Worked hard trying to keep up. She...
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    Is that what you were doing? I thought you were...

    Is that what you were doing? I thought you were trying to hitch a ride. :)
  11. Sounds very complicated. I prefer the simplicity...

    Sounds very complicated. I prefer the simplicity of a geared bike.
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    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith...

    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC09873.jpg
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    I only wear goggles when it's snowing because...

    I only wear goggles when it's snowing because snow can get around the lenses of my riding glasses and it makes me blink. Or is it because snow sticks to my face and it's cold? Or snow sticks to my...
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    I brew my own coffee and I drink it before I...

    I brew my own coffee and I drink it before I leave my house.
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    Dude is a VERY experienced pace line rider from...

    Dude is a VERY experienced pace line rider from what I'm told. The guy he touched wheels with maybe not so. This is a dangerous sport. Especially when done in close proximity to motor vehicles. :(
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    Not urgent to replace in my opinion. I ride until...

    Not urgent to replace in my opinion. I ride until the spokes start to tear free of the rim.
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    Shame on me for riding past and not snapping a...

    Shame on me for riding past and not snapping a picture while Dino had a Nats cap on his head and Giants jersey in his claw.
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    The rider who got run over is a friend of a...

    The rider who got run over is a friend of a friend. Six broken ribs, stitches in head, lost some teeth, awaiting evaluation of fractured vertebrae last I heard. :(
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    Haha, going down to the bike rack to see what's...

    Haha, going down to the bike rack to see what's available.
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    Do TdF riders call their passes? I'm reminded of...

    Do TdF riders call their passes? I'm reminded of a MTB race many many years ago when my bell was ringing itself because of the jolts on a bumpy descent and racers were pulling over to let me through....
  21. Congrats on the new distance record, scoot! I'm...

    Congrats on the new distance record, scoot! I'm had the pleasure of riding with a lot of people when they rode farther than ever before. That's always fun. You rode strong, I had no idea you were...
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    Kinda slow on the delivery from what I hear. It...

    Kinda slow on the delivery from what I hear. It wouldn't hurt to check with them. I didn't get even get an email when our team won last year (medium size team). I had to contact them to arrange for...
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    I saw a large group of riders on Virginia Ave. so...

    I saw a large group of riders on Virginia Ave. so I chased them down to see what was up. It was The Climate Ride! I passed a lot of them so I could get some pictures, followed onto Constitution, then...
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    No alternative. If you want to ride on the ferry...

    No alternative. If you want to ride on the ferry boat you must ride 15 but I second Dismal's assessment of the short stretch, it's not bad riding. Stay on the shoulder. There's a rumble strip that...
  25. Five survivors, almost done, last hour of...

    Five survivors, almost done, last hour of daylight, the photographer's "magic hour".
    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/1937464_10101186792201094_6955203029569571558_n.jpg
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