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  1. Dangerous bollard stub near franconia-springfield metro

    This is on the connector path from the Metro station westward towards the GSA warehouse/CIA underground training facility/bridge over I-95. The stub is the perfect height and location to be hard to...
  2. agree. as i noted in my previous, where i said...

    agree. as i noted in my previous, where i said "shouldn't be a big delay."
  3. That article goes on to say, somewhat...

    That article goes on to say, somewhat confusingly:

    "Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the bridge for a few more months. A temporary pedestrian path across Four Mile Run is...
  4. I plan to join the ride. Looking at the route, I...

    I plan to join the ride. Looking at the route, I think I will drop out around after lake barcroft and head home from there.

    John
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    Hi all, first time for FS. In the first part of...

    Hi all, first time for FS. In the first part of the pandemic I rode a lot in summer/fall 2020. Since then I've stayed home wayy too much and mostly found myself zwifting instead of going outside....
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    Contingency plans for Nov 4

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    Yesterday (Saturday 4/4) the purple bin in the...

    Yesterday (Saturday 4/4) the purple bin in the parking lot of Mom's grocery store in Alexandria (off Mt Vernon just S of the Arlington county line) was still open and accepting glass.

    I don't know...
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    I'm not in FS so points schmoints but it sounds...

    I'm not in FS so points schmoints but it sounds like a good ride. I'll join.

    Since I don't know you guys by sight, can we set a slightly more precise meeting point: by the rudder, or in the...
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    Thank you so much! Never tried that route. ...

    Thank you so much! Never tried that route. Looks like I'll get to learn something new today. The sun is out, time to head out and try to get home. :)
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    I need to get home from Rosslyn to Alexandria...

    I need to get home from Rosslyn to Alexandria (Del Ray neighborhood) this afternoon. Anyone know if the MVT is passable Rosslyn to DCA? Anyone know about 4MRT from MVT to Route 1? I think I might...
  11. Nice way to use the strava heatmap. thanks for...

    Nice way to use the strava heatmap. thanks for that pointer.

    John
  12. Great idea. I'll look for a bus route that gets...

    Great idea. I'll look for a bus route that gets me out of the snarl that VikingMariner describes.
  13. Wow. Sounds much worse than your ordinary...

    Wow. Sounds much worse than your ordinary suburban traffic area.
  14. Branch Avenue station to downtown during rush hour?

    On Wednesday morning I'm dropping my car off for some work near the Branch Avenue metro station. It will be rush hour so I can't bring my bike onto the green line. What's a good route to go...
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    The First Autumn of Scooters

    This is the first Autumn when there have been a lot of e-scooters running around. I've noticed two new conditions to watch out for in the gathering darkness of early evening.

    Oncoming headlamp:...
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    4MR under Route 1 and GWMP was flooded again at...

    4MR under Route 1 and GWMP was flooded again at 8:30am this morning.

    Also the MVT between DCA and Rosslyn was flooded at two spots: the usual one just north of Memorial bridge, and the "unusual"...
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    Tried to look up the location on google maps. ...

    Tried to look up the location on google maps. The poster says it's on NPS land between 1st place NE and gallatin st NE. Google thinks those two streets are pretty far apart. Any more detailed info...
  18. Wish I'd read this thread before I bought some...

    Wish I'd read this thread before I bought some G-Ones!

    Can confirm I had exactly the same experience. Two flats in 6 weeks of riding. (I was using tubes.) The kicker is that I couldn't get the...
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    Hooray! I have a good friend in Richmond and...

    Hooray! I have a good friend in Richmond and look forward to using the new service this summer.
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    When I looked at the Amtrak site I couldn't find...

    When I looked at the Amtrak site I couldn't find which stations have the support for the train-side check. Thanks for the info.

    I did the self-load to go to Pittsburgh (in order to bike back on...
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    Improve the Virginia DRPT Amtrak Lines map

    The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportant has released a subway-style map of all Amtrak lines going through Virginia. It's a great map. I learned about it from a Greater Greater...
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    I agree. My previous bike went 5 years and never...

    I agree. My previous bike went 5 years and never broke a spoke. I don't think I abuse the wheels.

    I bought this bike from Performance. [I know, kind of the chuck-e-cheese version of a LBS - it...
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    Re: Advice on a stronger rear wheel

    Wow, great advice from everyone already in the middle of the work day! I'm grateful and impressed. Some awesome leads to check out.



    It's a gravel bike, a GT Grade X 2015. The wheels are...
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    Advice on a stronger rear wheel

    This week, a spoke broke on my rear wheel for the third time. The bike is only a year and a half old. Clearly my riding style exceeds the design parameters or perhaps the manufacturing quality of...
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    Saw the contractor working on the lights this...

    Saw the contractor working on the lights this morning. Good stuff!

    John
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