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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. :)
  4. 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....
  14. 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...
  18. 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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    Riding to Catoctin Mountain, Everesting, then...

    Riding to Catoctin Mountain, Everesting, then riding home...

    Everesting on a climb that forced Pete DeNitto to get off and walk...

    Everesting on a gravel road...

    I think Everestng on...
  20. Wow, what great ride! bobco kinda got roped into...

    Wow, what great ride! bobco kinda got roped into leading our group and he was an awesome tour guide, great navigator and very knowledgeable about the history of the Stones and other local lore. The...
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    There's prizes to be won. Toilet paper! Unless A...

    There's prizes to be won. Toilet paper! Unless A LOT of people join in the final weeks and they enter A LOT of miles, the team will finish third this year. Not bad. We finished second overall last...
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    I hope you feel better soon! Oh by the way, are...

    I hope you feel better soon! Oh by the way, are you on our National Bike Challenge team?
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    I pulled up around 10 and asked it they were...

    I pulled up around 10 and asked it they were selling stuff. The guy said "No, do you want socks?" I said yes. I didn't want to seem greedy so I didn't grab a water bottle until the next time I rode...
  24. 155 riders signed up on the Facebook event page....

    155 riders signed up on the Facebook event page. I'm number 155. :)
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    Endo was syncing pretty well for me but a few...

    Endo was syncing pretty well for me but a few glitches recently. I've decided to manually log my miles directly to the NBC site for the duration of the challenge period.
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