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    That's good to hear and I'm glad that both...

    That's good to hear and I'm glad that both parties have softened their stance, but I wouln't be too keen on having employees who have had a talking to by the big boss prepare my food. Kind of...
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    Overpriced crumpet shop.. they're lucky to have...

    Overpriced crumpet shop.. they're lucky to have any customers at all. What is it, three bucks for a cup of hot water and a tea bag...?
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    Regardless of whether the cyclist on the trail...

    Regardless of whether the cyclist on the trail has the assistance of an electric motor, the limits of safety primarily come down to the skill of the rider, the traffic congestion on the trail at any...
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    Ever since I cobbled together a homebrew/kit...

    Ever since I cobbled together a homebrew/kit e-bike last year, I've re-entered the bike commuting fray (just once a week). All other days I ride a motorcycle on the highway, as I have for 30 years...
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    A well-worded policy from NOVA/FX county parks...

    A well-worded policy from NOVA/FX county parks authority could be a precedent setter, a model for other jurisdictions in Virginia and beyond. Yesterday I got an email from WABA (Katie Harris, Trails...
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    Thanks for the pics- when I went by at 5:00pm...

    Thanks for the pics- when I went by at 5:00pm Saturday things were looking a bit sparse. Got a shopworn Fuji Velo saddle take-off (2012 Fuji Tahoe?) for $5 and two spare inner tubes for $1.39 each.
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    LOL Zero motorcycles has a major product...

    LOL Zero motorcycles has a major product announcement coming out next month... and they already have a model (the SR) with blistering performance (0-60 in 3.3 seconds) for 16K. And plenty of cheaper...
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    When my son went to college in Chicago, a folding...

    When my son went to college in Chicago, a folding Dahon (poor man's Brompton) traveled free on Southwest; with the seat and pedals removed/ enclosed in package, it squeaked in under the size for a...
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    Thanks for the heads-up, re: the Bailey's...

    Thanks for the heads-up, re: the Bailey's location; they close for good at COB Sunday 11/18/2018. I went today and got a cheapie knockaround bike (but complete with Chomoly frame/steel fenders/rear...
  10. Sorry- I meant Rock Creek Pkwy to Roosevelt...

    Sorry- I meant Rock Creek Pkwy to Roosevelt bridge. I'll make the edit.
  11. I should have read this thread before riding a...

    I should have read this thread before riding a bike from the Capitol to Falls Church last night. I had heard about the closure, but thought it would be on the Northern side of the bridge. When I got...
  12. I should have read this thread before riding a...

    I should have read this thread before riding a bike from the Capitol to Falls Church last night. I had heard about the closure, but thought it would be on the Northern side of the bridge. When I...
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    That would be an improvement over blithely...

    That would be an improvement over blithely flinging a door open with the left hand, but many Americans may be too corpulent and inflexible to turn around sufficiently to have a look. A glance in the...
  14. Thread: Dry Mill Road

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    Have you contacted the motorist's insurance...

    Have you contacted the motorist's insurance company yet? You need to be assertive to receive just compensation for injuries and other damages. That bike is toast, though there are a few tasty...
  15. Motorist/bicyclist altercationM st NW Georgetown 8/7/2018

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/bicycle-rider-in-georgetown-arrested-charged-with-hate-crime-in-dispute-with-driver/2018/08/07/c1ba577a-9a87-11e8-8d5e-c6c594024954_story.html?utm_te...
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    Umm... are you sure you've been in D.C. for 13...

    Umm... are you sure you've been in D.C. for 13 years?

    It's best to drop the "us and them" attitude; asking rhetorical questions based upon sweeping generalizations/condemnations fosters the very...
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    This! And, Daenaerys-style, leave that little...

    This! And, Daenaerys-style, leave that little section of chain in there, as a warning to other chains not to go there....
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    Hot as Hades today. An early start, cold water...

    Hot as Hades today. An early start, cold water soaked evaporative head cap, garden hose treatment at journey's end after the ride home might be the ticket.
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    Is it is a quick trip to the store how about...

    Is it is a quick trip to the store how about "Voyage of the 8:18"?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4w55jsodVQ

    Though in this live version they bang it out in "only" 7:54.
    Kansas is as...
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    Test report on my e-bike build: it is a...

    Test report on my e-bike build: it is a game-changer. Its maiden voyage to work and back was yesterday.

    My background: I used to bike to work near the Capitol from Arlington every day in the...
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    My wife did some bicycle commuting to uptown DC...

    My wife did some bicycle commuting to uptown DC from Northern VA last year., and wants to do more but withan e-bike kit to assist. To test the waters I just got a used 1000 watt,, 48v. rear brushless...
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    I'm grateful to get anything! Stopped by the...

    I'm grateful to get anything! Stopped by the Rosslyn pit stop on the way to Capitol Hill area and has a cold-brew coffee, a bagel, a banana, free event shirt, a velcro wrist reflector, and an nut...
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