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  1. Thread: Missed connection

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    One time stopped like that once, I was hit from...

    One time stopped like that once, I was hit from behind by another cyclist (and not someone who was drafting off me). No one was hurt, and the guy was apologetic, but still . . .
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    Garmin open street maps

    I realize this is a long shot, but has anyone had luck accessing this site recently http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/? This is a site that can be used to download maps for Garmin devices such as the...
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    Coverage on FABB's response to the Fairfax County...

    Coverage on FABB's response to the Fairfax County Police Chief from Covering the Corridor.

    https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/05/fabb-letter-fcpd-chief-roessler/
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    Police Car Strikes Cyclists in Alexandria

    Apologies if this is a duplicate

    https://coveringthecorridor.com/2019/04/video-police-car-strikes-bicyclist-on-richmond-highway/
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    Scattante XRL Road Bike $375/Alexandria area

    For sale is a Scattante XRL Road Bike, nine-speed triple, aluminum frame, carbon fiber fork, 52 CM. Frame/build is about six years old. It originally came with a Tiagra group set, but I have...
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    The last time I was at the Springfield store,...

    The last time I was at the Springfield store, they were giving an additional 10% off to anyone that asked.
  7. Thread: Paul Sherwen

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    Paul Sherwen

    I didn't see this posted elsewhere, but Paul Sherwen, one of the classic announcers for cycling races, has past on. Sympathy to his family - this truly upsetting.
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    The article is a little confusing, but I read it...

    The article is a little confusing, but I read it as indicating that Performance will try to keep most of its stores open. So maybe they will recover, or maybe they will die a slow death like Sears, ...
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    They closed for the part of the day Tuesday or...

    They closed for the part of the day Tuesday or yesterday, maybe a little after 8 am, and it was open in the evening. Hopefully, they are only doing limited closings, as one other poster indicated.
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    If you've had for under a year, you may be able...

    If you've had for under a year, you may be able to return it to the store if you bought it locally.
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    Good working in of London Calling lyrics.

    Good working in of London Calling lyrics.
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    You can also go someplace like Velocity to cut it...

    You can also go someplace like Velocity to cut it and make a small donation. I agree with anomad you should lower the stem and put a few of the spacers above it to see how you like the position...
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    I saw a park police officer photographing some of...

    I saw a park police officer photographing some of the broken glass on that bridge this morning. Not sure what they will do with the information, but at least they seem to be documenting the problem...
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    On the offhand chance you are serious, the...

    On the offhand chance you are serious, the SMARTOMI Portable Speaker got a good write-up on some cycling web sites. It is posted on...
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    In all fairness, the suggestion that people...

    In all fairness, the suggestion that people should at least look to see if someone needs help, is reasonable, and I guess most people on this forum can tell when someone needs help and when someone...
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    Or maybe use some sort of flag.

    Or maybe use some sort of flag.
  17. worked for me today, although I have not checked...

    worked for me today, although I have not checked it for a few weeks before this. I seem to be either 1823 or 1929, depending on where you look.
  18. I keep my suit jackets and shoes, in a closet in...

    I keep my suit jackets and shoes, in a closet in my office, and carry a fresh shirt, tie and socks (and lunch) each day in a backpack. I also keep a spare tie and socks in a drawer in my office,...
  19. Thread: Civil War Century

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    Civil War Century

    If anyone is doing this and is interested in car-pooling, please let me know (PM or otherwise). Thanks.
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    Women's specific design bikes

    This article from Lennard Zinn is interesting, and indicates because individual proportions vary so much, there may be no real need for a WSD for bike frames (or mail-specific for that matter).
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  21. Scenic Drive is primarily a big loop, most of...

    Scenic Drive is primarily a big loop, most of which is pretty hilly - nothing too long, but steep climbs. It is good if you want to work on your climbing skills, and a blast if you like a fast...
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    I f-'ed up twice and then gave up on roof racks. ...

    I f-'ed up twice and then gave up on roof racks. At least for me, the cost of buying the hitch from U-Haul (not using any sort of expedited service) and having them install it was not significantly...
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    Thanks for posting. I thought the article was...

    Thanks for posting. I thought the article was really funny, and reminded me of something that would be in the Onion.
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    I called, spoke to Ms. Phillips. who is not the...

    I called, spoke to Ms. Phillips. who is not the right person, and hope to hear back. The person who is breaking the glass is rather obsessive about engaging in vandalism, which might make them more...
  25. Thread: Crash on GW Pwky

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    Crash on GW Pwky

    There has been a crash on the GW Parkway near the airport that has resulted in a vehicle rolling what appears to be near the bike path. Hopefully the persons involved were ok, and no cyclists (or...
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