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    You can come. You just have to pay for all the...

    You can come. You just have to pay for all the beer. ;)
  2. By not doing anything (in either the car or bike...

    By not doing anything (in either the car or bike incident) the police officer is sending the message that it is okay run the red light. This is worse than not being there at all.
  3. I thought that big group of cyclists was the last...

    I thought that big group of cyclists was the last group of lost riders from the 50 States Ride.
  4. Too bad they weren't in publicity mode yesterday....

    Too bad they weren't in publicity mode yesterday. An ACPD officer stood in clear view on Lynn, just north of the crosswalk and watched an SUV make a right on red with no attempt to stop. Had I not...
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    I'll be there.

    I'll be there.
  6. Especially if it's a hot day! Let's be...

    Especially if it's a hot day!

    Let's be careful not to besmirch Big Nellie's pristine reputation.

    BTW the Gold Rush is aluminum. My identical design Tour Easy is steel (and black). With all...
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    Bike Train - Mount Vernon Trail

    Three cheers to the mom who was escorting three kids on the Mount Vernon Trail this morning. The kids had backpacks so I assume they were riding to school either at Belle Haven Elementary, St. Mary's...
  8. The bike lanes could use some prominent markings...

    The bike lanes could use some prominent markings like green paint. The biggest short coming is that they don't connect to bicycle infrastructure on either end of SHL. I wouldn't be surprised if...
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    Thanks to Arlingtonrider for setting this in...

    Thanks to Arlingtonrider for setting this in motion again.
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    See you there.

    See you there.
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    Here I go again. I've lost track of the number of...

    Here I go again. I've lost track of the number of times I've ridden this beast. We will ride the hills. We will ride the rain. We will ride with fritters. We will ride in pain. We will ride the News,...
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    They typically refer to this as a bicycle...

    They typically refer to this as a bicycle education program cuz it's a bicycle friendly city.
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    In a couple of months a new route will open....

    In a couple of months a new route will open. Continue on the MV highway to US 1. Go straight onto Mulligan Road which will go all the way to Telegraph. Left on Telegraph all the way to US 1
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    Front chainring gaps

    The chain on my Bike Friday does a funny thing. It occasionally falls in the gap between the chain rings. It doesn't get jammed in, it just spins around as I pedal. I just need to shift a bit more...
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    I have three bikes with a total of 80K miles. I'm...

    I have three bikes with a total of 80K miles. I'm pretty sure they all have their original front and rear deraillers. So I'm skeptical.

    Is his derailer a really cheap model? Did his bike fall over...
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    I am working from home on Thursday so I needed an...

    I am working from home on Thursday so I needed an excuse for a bike ride. I'll be there!
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    I bought a bead jack and thought it was useless. ...

    I bought a bead jack and thought it was useless.

    I use the method in this video.

    During a bike ride I could not get my Marathon back on. Another rider popped it on just as this video shows....
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    Personally, I think a memorial service is called...

    Personally, I think a memorial service is called for.
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    I did the ride with Rcannon100 and did the metric...

    I did the ride with Rcannon100 and did the metric (?) version the prior year. Food at the rest stops is pretty darn good. Last year was indeed very windy. Well worth doing.
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    I all seriousness, the best investment they could...

    I all seriousness, the best investment they could make would be to repair the wall encircling the park and build it two feet higher
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    Given the rise in the level of the Potomac River...

    Given the rise in the level of the Potomac River over the next ten years, they'd be wise to open up a water park instead.
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    Sticky: Especially since it's next door to Dairy...

    Especially since it's next door to Dairy Godmother.
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    And this morning a car coming off of I-66 never...

    And this morning a car coming off of I-66 never even touched the brakes while running the Lynn St red light to turn right toward Key Bridge. I am beginning to think that the light is invisible.
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    Too true. I have watched them ignore this for...

    Too true. I have watched them ignore this for nearly 3 years. I see this ten times per week, at least. I've nearly been hit half a dozen times despite the fact that I am cautious as is humanly...
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    This morning I came up from the MVT and turned...

    This morning I came up from the MVT and turned left on the sidewalk on North Lynn. I had to wait for a red light runner to take a right turn on red without stopping. Then I crossed 19th Street and...
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