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    Arlington and Alexandria-related trail conditions...

    Arlington and Alexandria-related trail conditions from earlier today:

    W&OD trail

    George Mason Drive to Shirlington - mostly clear and dry, main issue seems to be some of the road crossings...
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    Hey, don't get ahead of yourselves! I'm only...

    Hey, don't get ahead of yourselves! I'm only spotting you 60 points at most with my vacation, and even then, I plan on doing a bike ride during my vacation. I plan on getting a bronze tan* to match...
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    Warning: pathetic apology post I apologize for...

    Warning: pathetic apology post

    I apologize for the fact that I will be MIA for a couple of days from the Freezing Saddles competition due to a planned trip to Florida where I will be for the next...
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    I really like how the slope on the right has all...

    I really like how the slope on the right has all of the paths of rolling chunks of snow/ice. You can see how the oddly shaped chunks formed each path with varying divots...

    ...and yes, it is all...
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    Thank you for bringing this up, as I completely...

    Thank you for bringing this up, as I completely forgot about it!

    I've encountered a driver on that connector before (he was almost at Route 1 and looked very confused), and I have seen police cars...
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    Bike infrastructure was very cooperative today,...

    Bike infrastructure was very cooperative today, even if the weather was not. Joyce St bike lanes/Hayes St PBL/Eads St PBL/Commonwealth bike lanes are all nice and dry. Potomac Yard/Four Mile Run...
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    Let's Bike to IKEA!

    I made a video of my bike ride with the trailer to IKEA (College Park). So far, the 50 mile trip there and back (I chose a flatter but longer route home since I'd have extra weight in the trailer and...
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    So THAT is what made that sound! From my desk a...

    So THAT is what made that sound! From my desk a floor down from you, it sounded like a light bulb had popped in its socket.
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    Thanks for the link! It's nice to be able to look...

    Thanks for the link! It's nice to be able to look back at all the accomplishments from 2014.

    (reading through list)
    "Best Media Coverage of Biking...

    ...The Washington Post-"

    (pauses)
    ...
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    Wow, I've never seen so few people around the...

    Wow, I've never seen so few people around the monuments save for the occasional winter blizzard conditions! Your video is a nice biking tour of the monuments...

    ...however, at 4:58, you skipped...
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    Luckily traffic was moving slowly, but I did not...

    Luckily traffic was moving slowly, but I did not like getting between IKEA and Cherry Hill in both directions. For each, I took the center lane until I passed the last exit ramp and then moved into...
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    IKEA Biking Trip

    This morning, I decided (after getting annoyed enough at my floor lamp falling over on me while I'm asleep one too many times) to bike with my trailer to IKEA in College Park. Even though I live in...
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    I wonder, could the bus company be held...

    I wonder, could the bus company be held financially responsible for repairing/replacing the flex posts that this jerk obviously ran over?
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    Warning to anyone wanting to use the Williamsburg...

    Warning to anyone wanting to use the Williamsburg Blvd bike lane in Arlington near Sycamore St: http://www.arlnow.com/2015/02/02/water-main-break-creates-sinkhole-on-williamsburg-blvd/
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    The Effects of BAFS on the Brain

    What are the effects on your brain that BAFS is having? Here's a few of mine (this is my first BAFS):


    biking almost as many miles in January 2015 as the previous 3 January's combined
    the...
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    I do not know what state I will be in (haha, I...

    I do not know what state I will be in (haha, I know, it will be Virginia) since it's been a long week and I'll be getting home late Friday night (will be biking through the forecasted arctic...
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    Thank you for posting the updates.



    Mandatory Sidepath Bill? This is what the bill (as introduced) reads:



    My first reaction to reading this: "F*** that!"
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    Snowy Night Ride

    I made a video of my ride from Monday night. Since my camera (ContourROAM2, I got a new one) does not do low light very well, I had to increase the brightness and adjust the contrast in order to make...
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    Pics from my ride Monday night during the snow...

    Pics from my ride Monday night during the snow flurries

    Iwo Jima Memorial at night looks even better with a dusting of snow
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7677&stc=1
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    As of 2 hours ago, the bike lane on Fairfax...

    As of 2 hours ago, the bike lane on Fairfax Drive-Clarendon/Wilson Blvd between Virginia Square and Rosslyn is almost unusable. I would recommend taking the traffic lane.

    Custis had a layer of...
  21. Serious Cyclist Accident at Bottom of Steep Walter Reed Dr Hill in Arlington

    I have not been able to find any other details, but I learned that this afternoon around 3:30 pm a teenage cyclist had a serious accident on the steep hill on Walter Reed Drive heading down toward...
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    Ride Ideas and a Spiral Ride

    @CaseyKane50, Steve O, and (person who I know had posted something but it for some reason is not there anymore)

    Thanks for the ideas!

    The CaBi one looks like it would only be fair if I took a...
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    I've got 2 fresh missed connections with...

    I've got 2 fresh missed connections with pedestrians (one not-so-good, one good).

    Sunday night
    Me: riding eastbound in the Fairfax Drive bike lane outside IHOP/A-town Bar & Grill in Ballston,...
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    That's okay. Make sure your body is fully healed...

    That's okay. Make sure your body is fully healed before heading out, as any lingering injury will be exponentially increased in magnitude if you get hurt again. Rest up and get some hot chocolate or...
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    I think that FABB created routes for people to...

    I think that FABB created routes for people to use to access the Silver line stations here: http://www.fabb-bikes.org/silverlineroutes.html Their routes should be much safer than mine, as I chose a...
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