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    Here's my bike at Kungfu Kitchen, which is my...

    Here's my bike at Kungfu Kitchen, which is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Alexandria. They're a little pricey, but worth it! I was happy to see them get a nice review in the Washington Post...
  2. Chinese New Year ride -- Sunday, Jan. 30

    Chinese New Year is coming up on February 1, so I'm planning a themed ride on Sunday, January 30.

    We'll start at 801 Wharf St. SW, where I'll have some treats from Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate to...
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    Nice! One silver lining of the recent cold...

    Nice! One silver lining of the recent cold temperatures is not having to worry about keeping food refrigerated on the ride home.
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    Thanks for captaining and setting up our Strava...

    Thanks for captaining and setting up our Strava club, Jeff!

    It was great to meet some of our team virtually at the happy hour, and I hope to meet the rest of you soon. I live in Alexandria and...
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    Welcome back, Dickie! I remember meeting you at...

    Welcome back, Dickie! I remember meeting you at my very first HDCC all those years ago and being intimidated at the prospect of talking to a Forum legend. I'm glad you're on the mend.

    Attendance...
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    Nice haul -- in more than one sense!

    Nice haul -- in more than one sense!
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    No need for a hashtag -- I'll be judging...

    No need for a hashtag -- I'll be judging submissions based on Forum posts in this thread. Looks like a great party!
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    Hooray for libraries! I also frequently bike to...

    Hooray for libraries! I also frequently bike to the library to check out and return books. In fact, I just returned The Black Jersey to the Aurora Hills library in Arlington, if anyone wants to check...
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    1/11/2022 autumn leaves

    1/11/2022 autumn leaves

    There's a mural in Del Ray that celebrates a number of local traditions, including the annual Halloween parade and Art on the Avenue (an art festival usually held on the...
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    There are still a lot of blocked curbcuts and icy...

    There are still a lot of blocked curbcuts and icy spots on supposedly cleared trails, so I brought a collapsible shovel on my ride today.

    Along the Potomac Yard Trail, near the playground:
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    1/7/2022

    1/7/2022 cuboid

    This is one of Alexandria's newest pieces of public art, stacked cubes that spell out "Del Ray":

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    Thanks, Nadine! Yes, I have plenty of 2019 ankle...

    Thanks, Nadine! Yes, I have plenty of 2019 ankle bands and can also get you a 2021 gaiter (although I'm down to just a few of those). I just emailed you about a possible meetup. Thanks.
  13. I can't speak to state FOIA laws, but the federal...

    I can't speak to state FOIA laws, but the federal FOIA generally only applies to agency records that the agency has control over. So unless the elected official is using Strava to conduct official...
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    Today's photo hunt theme is "cone," so I decided...

    Today's photo hunt theme is "cone," so I decided to make it a two-fer and stop by one of my favorite local gelato shops, Casa Rosada. The owners are from Argentina and serve Argentinian-style gelato....
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    1/5/2022 pentagon

    1/5/2022 pentagon

    At the Whole Foods in Pentagon City, the numbered signs for the checkout lanes are pentagons instead of the normal squares. I've always found that a nice nod to the neighborhood....
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    1/3/2022 sphere

    1/3/2022 sphere

    There's a globe sculpture off Hoofs Run Drive in Alexandria that commemorates Alexandria's role as a global trading port:

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    I did my ride early this morning before the...
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    1/2/2022 -- volunteering with the Friends of the...

    1/2/2022 -- volunteering with the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail, to do trail edging and leaf shoveling.

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    1/1/2022 rhombus

    1/1/2022 rhombus

    The USPS logo on the blue mailboxes is a rhombus:

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    I sometimes think of the unofficial USPS motto ("Neither snow nor rain . . . .") during Rule 9 rides.
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    Here's my bike picking up dinner at Peter Chang's...

    Here's my bike picking up dinner at Peter Chang's in Arlington:

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    The Washington Post ran a profile of Peter Chang in 2015, describing how a boy who once earned less than 10 cents a day...
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    1/1/2022 square

    1/1/2022 square

    Here's my bike at Del Ray's COVID-19 Honor Quilt, which is made up of squares:

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    Money received, thanks! Check the comments in...

    Money received, thanks! Check the comments in Venmo for your USPS tracking number. The package should arrive on Monday.
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    Pointless Prize: "You Carried WHAT?!"

    Since going car-free in 2020, I've had to become more creative in figuring out how to haul things around by bike. I also enjoy seeing people using bikes to transport kids, dogs, Christmas trees,...
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    FS2022 ankle bands are here

    The FS2022 ankle bands have arrived! Now you can get that knowing nod from other Rule 9 badasses who are participating in Freezing Saddles.

    The ankle bands are $3 each. Cash, PayPal, or Venmo are...
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    Poll: Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll...

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll or replied in the thread!

    I already placed an order for the ankle bands, but I wanted to respond to a couple of ideas mentioned in the thread.

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    Poll: Reflective ankle bands narrowly edged out socks...

    Reflective ankle bands narrowly edged out socks in the poll, 34% to 31%, so ankle bands it is. Coming soon to a happy hour near you, hopefully!
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