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  1. I had to Elite your post because you posted at...

    I had to Elite your post because you posted at 12:01am on 2/1.

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    Riding home from Herndon in the unexpectedly more...

    Riding home from Herndon in the unexpectedly more intense snow, I had no particularly scary moments on the W&OD and Custis...that is until I started down the Rosslyn hill. A lot more slick than...
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    Yesterday's late morning-ish commute... Got on...

    Yesterday's late morning-ish commute...

    Got on bike, headed south on 6th St NW a block. Turned west onto Rhode Island.

    Ugh, the wind. Wow, I'm going to be late for the 1pm meeting. Yup. Key...
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    I second the recommendation of the Facebook Women...

    I second the recommendation of the Facebook Women & Bicycles group. They are very informative and supportive (or so I have heard).

    Also: I routinely ride out of the city on longer rides (commuting...
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    I found that switching rear wheels sometimes...

    I found that switching rear wheels sometimes leads to minor irritation with slightly-off shifting. Addressing the issue required only fine adjustments to the barrel adjuster(s). But I had to do it...
  6. Multiple cyclists collision on Glen Road in Potomac?

    Any more info on the incident reported this weekend in the Post?
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    Second that recommendation. I have some pretty...

    Second that recommendation. I have some pretty tight 26" tires on my 26" rims, until then I assumed tight tires only happened on 700c road rims. Took me about 30 minutes before the speedier levers to...
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    Yup, time to seasonally adjust our trail safety...

    Yup, time to seasonally adjust our trail safety strategies...

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    Yup. Thursday was my first "I'm cautiously...

    Yup.

    Thursday was my first "I'm cautiously overtaking a slower trail user in front of me, calling pass, ringing bell and then glancing over my left shoulder to find someone overtaking me at speed...
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    Tires snakes. Why'd it have to be tire snakes?

    Tires snakes. Why'd it have to be tire snakes?
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    I ate gravel several times today, but didn't...

    I ate gravel several times today, but didn't crash once. Silly wind.

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    Artisinal U-locks, on the other hand... B

    Artisinal U-locks, on the other hand...

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    I usually keep a couple sets of 9sp and 10sp kmc...

    I usually keep a couple sets of 9sp and 10sp kmc missing links in the bag. Along with tire boots, patches, cables and more tools than anyone should bike with. I also learned the hard way how...
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    I rode DC->Purcellville (and back) to pick up...

    I rode DC->Purcellville (and back) to pick up four bottles of liquor from Catoctin Creek distillery last fall. :P

    Ok, I rode to ride, but I picked up the bottles to brag (and to drink). :) Plus,...
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    Boo, video deleted.

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    Rode south on MVT around 2:30pm, then north on...

    Rode south on MVT around 2:30pm, then north on MVT around 7pm after the rain. The slog north of the airport was a slog both ways. Clearly I had somehow offended the gods.

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    Had to wait for the delivery guy to drop off the...

    Had to wait for the delivery guy to drop off the wedding rings this A.M., so that was a *nice* delay before starting out... :)

    ...but I still felt it was safest to re-install the barmitts for this...
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    um, actually One can coast on a...

    <nerd>um, actually</nerd>

    One can coast on a fixie. You just need to find a safe place to stow your feet/legs and have really good timing to get them back on the pedals without leading to total...
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    Yikes. Action wipes work well for this largish...

    Yikes.

    Action wipes work well for this largish very sweaty man.

    Finding a large/accessible bathroom stall for cleanup/changing after arrival is key, preferably in the common area. I shower...
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    My old project office in Reston had no shower....

    My old project office in Reston had no shower. Actionwipes were my go-to product, been a year without them and using competitors, but now they're ramping production back up so I've got an order in...
  21. Comment #1 for the win: "The guy doesn't know...

    Comment #1 for the win:

    "The guy doesn't know the law, but he does have a gun. Maybe they can request $8 million to make a replica Beach Drive so that they can receive training on it."

    Oh snap....
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    You: riding west across the IOD. Me: riding east...

    You: riding west across the IOD.
    Me: riding east across the IOD.
    Everyone else: crowded-ly crossing the intersection on foot.
    You: moving left.
    Me: moving right.
    You: moving right.
    Me: moving...
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    True, but my recollection is that there is a SAG...

    True, but my recollection is that there is a SAG van that patrols the route for cyclists who aren't going to make it back in time, and gives them a choice of a ride or removal of their rider #.
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  24. Thread: Touring Bike!

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    Speaking of Surlys...note that the 26" LHT/Disc...

    Speaking of Surlys...note that the 26" LHT/Disc Trucker handles substantially different than the 700c LHD/Disc Trucker. If you're not super-tall, there are really three varieties of Surly to compare:...
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    This is reminding me of the time that G. Gordon...

    This is reminding me of the time that G. Gordon Liddy showed up in a Miami Vice episode.

    Also, I was down on Vermont Ave at VACO today, so who knows, maybe I got sucked up into one of the driving...
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