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  1. Yeah, I rarely see drivers use it anymore because...

    Yeah, I rarely see drivers use it anymore because they have to merge later anyway and there are often buses parked in it these days, but yeah. Salmoning there = bad idea because it's not officially...
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    Suitland Federal Center team is up and running...

    Suitland Federal Center team is up and running again. I'm the lone member so far, but I'm hoping we can get more than the 3-4 we had last year.

    If you commute to Suitland (Raymo!) then please join...
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    You're just riding the wrong direction. :)

    You're just riding the wrong direction. :)
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    Is that what you learn in Econ classes? That's...

    Is that what you learn in Econ classes?

    That's a sweeping statement considering hail can be larger than grapefruits and destroy cars. I wouldnt want to be caught out in hail as large as quarters....
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    Ooooo - good question! I have not. I would guess...

    Ooooo - good question! I have not. I would guess that medium sized hail would hurt more and do more damage than even a weak F0 tornado, unless of course it happened to blow through Pricks-R-Us...
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    Tornado watch issued 4/20

    The NWS just issued a tornado watch until 10pm this evening for the whole region.

    This is more for the evening commuters as the storms still haven't even fired up yet, but just a seasonal reminder...
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    Thanks for speaking up. I won't be stopping...

    Thanks for speaking up. I won't be stopping either. I leave Del Ray by ~6:20 to get to Suitland by 7:30. It's like all the Friday coffee clubs around here starting at 730-8am. Do people even work on...
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    Reposting these from the commuters thread where I...

    Reposting these from the commuters thread where I had put them recently. I guess the point of poetry is that you're not supposed to have to explain it.... but just in case.

    This one describes how...
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    I guess that other lady was not a fan?? I...

    I guess that other lady was not a fan??

    I liked it.
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    Sticky: I was reminded of a type of cyclist bahavior on...

    I was reminded of a type of cyclist bahavior on my commute yesterday riding south into the wind on the MVT.

    Unless there's already a word for this(?) the word I'm thinking of is Barnacle - A...
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    Musings from recent commutes... Southern winds...

    Musings from recent commutes...

    Southern winds blow strong
    Dirt and dust on fourteenth bridge
    Fast cars, gritty teeth


    Blossoms great on trees
    On the ground they obscure glass
    Glass shards...
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    Thanks for recommendations. Given that this...

    Thanks for recommendations. Given that this thread is 2.5 years old, I may get the ROAM2, (even though the ROAM3 is out now), for commuting and city rides.

    I'm thinking a bar mount for now. It...
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    A friend of mine from college is an atmospheric...

    A friend of mine from college is an atmospheric scientist at KNMI (specifically particulate matter I believe), and they're beginning a plan to deploy little bike mounted air quality sensors around...
  14. Yes, I feel like any other type of sign would...

    Yes, I feel like any other type of sign would probably be more effective there.

    I drove through there on a Sunday morning recently, and I only noticed it because I had seen it while on a bike the...
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    To the lady riding a dark cherry IF going south...

    To the lady riding a dark cherry IF going south on Potomac Ave in Potomac Yard this evening - I don't know if you understood me, but I yelled "I really like your bike!" as I rode by. It was hard to...
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    Yes, you are correct. I forget that the Capitol...

    Yes, you are correct. I forget that the Capitol Streets divide the directional sections of the city.

    Yeah, the McDonalds doesn't help either. Also, the other day at S. Capitol, a driver pulled up...
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    Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you...

    Maybe Eric should state in advance that if you ride with him, there's a good chance that at what you think is the end of a nice long ride, you'll find yourself 3-states away, with no real way to get...
  18. +1 for using the proper term, Canada Geese and...

    +1 for using the proper term, Canada Geese and not "Canadian Geese", as many people call them.

    An old boss of mine (Canadian) used to get really annoyed by this.
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    I Street NW, heading westbound about a block east...

    I Street NW, heading westbound about a block east of South Capitol Street. Cars are seemingly always double parked in the bike lane in front of the apartment building there.

    Me: taking the lane to...
  20. Thread: Knee pain

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    Thanks for the replies everyone! Doing a...

    Thanks for the replies everyone!

    Doing a little research on my own, it seems most likely to be an IT band issue. I've been dealing with low grade patellar tendonitis since high school (where it...
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    And being 17 years old maybe? That is a hell of a...

    And being 17 years old maybe? That is a hell of a growth spurt though.
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    I will be there.

    I will be there.
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    So after 2.5 months of solid riding and eating...

    So after 2.5 months of solid riding and eating better, I ended up dropping 10 pounds. Yay! That's a BMI loss of 1.2

    January was exciting. I was dropping 2.5 pounds/week and rode over 500 miles,...
  24. Thread: Knee pain

    by creadinger
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    Knee pain

    On my recent long ride (150 miles), I was struck with some significant knee pain. I'm hoping people with more experience can help to diagnose the issue on which specific thing may be causing it.
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  25. Oiy, so that's a thing people remember...

    Oiy, so that's a thing people remember apparently. Yes, that was me. I got up at buttcrack-o-dawn 2 days in a row instead of sleeping in.

    I blame my non-traditional work schedule. The every 4th...
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