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    21203 Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, ...

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    Thanks to my handy tool owning friend, who is now being rewarded with coffee and bagels!
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    Thanks again to Casey for bringing me the...

    Thanks again to Casey for bringing me the graphite at PY, when he had yet ANOTHER civic meeting to attend and so could not even stay for the presentation.

    Sadly, the graphite lube did not help,...
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    Thanks so much, I will see you there then. I...

    Thanks so much, I will see you there then. I will let you know if Emm's idea works (but my lock is OnGuard).

    Thanks also to W&W for your offer.
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    Thanks, but I will probably not be able to...

    Thanks, but

    I will probably not be able to conveniently arrive at coffee club tomorrow (and if I do, it will be because I've already solved the problem :) )

    Will you be at the PY North...
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    Ideas for a non functioning lock?

    This AM I found my key would not open my bike lock. I could only insert it about halfway, and then there was no give. The key appeared the same as always. As a result I took transit to work this...
  6. And EB Eye Street from Half to First street SE...

    And EB Eye Street from Half to First street SE is now open again!
  7. A reminder again about the poll - plus, as noted,...

    A reminder again about the poll - plus, as noted, T&ES will be presenting results to Council this Wednesday, and its possible there will be a bill introduced to reverse the changes.

    Highlights of...
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    Beerneuring #9 Astro Lab So this is sort of...

    Beerneuring #9 Astro Lab

    So this is sort of the opposite bike conditions - its in a less bikeable part of DTSS, and is right on Georgia Avenue which had lots of riders, all taking the sidewalk. ...
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    Beerneuring #8 Silver Branch Well this one...

    Beerneuring #8 Silver Branch

    Well this one was an interesting ride. Riding north through DC is always interesting (I did 15th to W to 11th to Kansas to 3rd) Managed to get to a couple of Our...
  10. There is ANOTHER unscientific online poll, this...

    There is ANOTHER unscientific online poll, this time on Alexandria Times

    https://alextimes.com/
  11. I definitely look foward to national frozen duck...

    I definitely look foward to national frozen duck day, and national cut the bagel day (though I may want to keep QOTM away from that) National FrozenBagelDay could segue nicely into National Toothache...
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    Beerneuring #7 Ornery Beer company Just...

    Beerneuring #7 Ornery Beer company

    Just across Old Town Fairfax. This was a fancy brewpub. Still no bike parking though.


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    Austrian Dreams Vienna Lager

    Nice clear coppery amber off...
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    Drainpour! Oh no!

    Drainpour! Oh no!
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    Beerneuring #6, Chubby Squirrel Sigh. I took...

    Beerneuring #6, Chubby Squirrel

    Sigh. I took the scenic route. Lake Barcroft to FFX cty Holmes Run Trail. I've kvetched before about wayfinding on FFX Cty trails. Interesting to see a few short...
  15. I don't think the alternative is to put it in the...

    I don't think the alternative is to put it in the middle of the road, but rather at the edge of the sidewalk, adjacent to the road. Where I live (and in many other places) the pole is in the middle...
  16. Have you ever ridden with me? I absolutely do...

    Have you ever ridden with me? I absolutely do as much as I can to stay safe, including being alert and slowing when needed (and stopping for signals and stop signs many riders ignore).

    I ALSO...
  17. Except that what actually happened was that...

    Except that what actually happened was that despite my error, I did not die, because no one insanely placed a bollard there.

    The point is that humans make mistakes. Setting things up so that a...
  18. A bike trail without bike riders moving on it is...

    A bike trail without bike riders moving on it is sort of a useless bike trail, IMO.
  19. The headline says the bollard PLACEMENT caused...

    The headline says the bollard PLACEMENT caused the death. IE a human action. To place a non moving inanimate object in a dangerous spot. Instead of guns, would you prefer land mines? If many people...
  20. Someone shoots a gun, firing 30 bullets towards a...

    Someone shoots a gun, firing 30 bullets towards a crowd at some distance. Only two people are hit, one is killed. IMO its correct to say that the gun killed the person, even though most were not...
  21. So, I was once new to bike commuting. At my...

    So, I was once new to bike commuting. At my workplace, bike commuters need to show their ID card to the guard, before proceeding immediately down a fairly steep ramp into the garage. I held out my...
  22. I would assume lobbying by insurance cos, who...

    I would assume lobbying by insurance cos, who like the contributory negligence standard.

    In general, bike/ped friendly legislation in Richmond takes a few attempts before finally getting passed. ...
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    https://images.app.goo.gl/KxC7tWgWyRYDtD6s7

    https://images.app.goo.gl/KxC7tWgWyRYDtD6s7
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0
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    https://twitter.com/charlesallen/status/1220531791...

    https://twitter.com/charlesallen/status/1220531791209037824

    Sometimes things DO get better.
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