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  1. Incident 10/31 N. Barton St. at Fairfax Drive

    Sorry to hear about your demise! Not too long ago, I was swiped by a motorist on country road and landed on a ditch. The driver of the vehicle was too busy texting, unfortunately, I never got to take...
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    Happy November!

    Really? I went under the tree and did a little bit of Cyclocross :-)
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    Fly6 Battery

    On the contrary, the Fly6 battery can be easily replaced. The required skill set is patience and steady hands. Please see URL http://www.dragonflydiy.com/2017/04/easy-repair-cycliq-fly6-battery.html...
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    Happiest Commuters Survey DC - 2019

    Interesting article...

    https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Study-Identifies-the-Happiest-Commuters-DC-Region_Washington-DC-560714342.html
  5. Cost Benefit

    I have been commuting for over 5 years now which started pretty much like your commute. However, my commute these days is about 35 + plus miles depending which route I take. From personally...
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    % Gradient Virginia Lane, Falls Church VA

    My afternoon commute from Capitol Hill to Reston, VA via W&OD includes a short climb on Virginia Lane/Falls Church VA.

    Based on Google Map stats:...
  7. Alternate Route from Vienna to DC

    I used to commute from Reston to Ballston for about 3 1/2 years. I know for a fact that Arlington County does a great job clearing up the path; however, the city of Falls Church remains to be seen in...
  8. Locking on 5th NW

    Have you looked into locking your bike on 5th NW which is perpendicular to the District Court? I have seen bikes parked and locked on the street. It seems to be safe place to lock your bike.
  9. Thank you for your advise. I will definitely...

    Thank you for your advise. I will definitely tryout this new route beforehand. Cheers, Mario.
  10. Commute from Rosslyn VA to 5th NW, Washington DC

    Hello,

    I will be taking a new job in downtown DC. I would like to know what is the safest route from Rosslyn, VA to 5th NW, Washington DC.

    I appreciate any suggestions and/or recommendations....
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    Suffering succotash. ...

    Wow! If I may ask, what's the mileage on that rim? I have never seen a rim blow-out in all the years that I have cycled.
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    Definitely lighter commute this morning

    Yesterday was somewhat a chaotic commute, I could tell the difference between regular commuters and fair weather commuters i.e., cadence and riding style. Rode with a fellow commuter this morning all...
  13. Locker and shower facilities

    Hi,

    There are secure bike lockers at Virginia Square via Metro, https://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/virginia-sq.cfm. Additionally, there is a fitness center 2 blocks away where you can...
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    Lost prescription reading glasses

    My prescription glasses fell off my back pack bike on Custis Trail between North George Mason Drive /North Harrison Street /Fairfax Drive. I was headed West bound on July 7 between 4:30 - 5 pm. If...
  15. Proposed new trail from Dunn Loring to Centreville

    FYI:

    As part of the I-66 highway expansion, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is building a new trail from Dunn Loring to Centreville. This is an amazing opportunity to create trail...
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    Just replace them ..

    I too have the same problem except I don't seem to get around and pull my bottom bracket and apply some light oil or lubricant. I normally service my bottom bracket every 2k miles. It pays to service...
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    28c's are the best!

    I used to ride 25c's until I switched to Gatorskins 28c's and that was 3 years ago. I never looked back. In addition to having low rolling resistance you can ride the 28c's in the dirt, gravel,...
  18. DeTour to !@#$%

    I came off W&OD trail this morning headed to Ballston. I had some extra time this morning and decided to follow the detour sign. Guess what, the detour sign is @#$ useless! Why bother posting a...
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    Cycling words to live by

    If it's not raining, it's not training ...

    It does not get easier, but you get faster ...

    Happy trails...
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    Instant Karma Payback

    This is what I call "Instant Karma Payback".
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    Prioritize bike expenditures

    I agree with you. I also think it's somewhat frivolous to an extent. I ride close to about 6k/year and I know I go through chains, cassettes,
    brake pads (lots of pads), couple bottom brackets,...
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    Convert Retro bike

    I recently upgraded my 25 year Lotus Supreme Columbus SL/Frame and had it powder coated with Orange. I love the retro color and it sure does attract a lot of attention when commuting. On top of it, I...
  23. File a complaint

    Sorry to hear about run-in with the Arlington Cemetery Police. My hunch is either the police officer is a private contractor or works for the U.S. Capitol police. If he works for the U.S. Capitol...
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    It's called "Meant Time to Failure"

    Sorry to hear about your mishap, but this is a classic case of Mean Time to Failure (MTTF). MTTF is used for non-repairable products. When MTTF is used as a measure, repair is not an option.

    Your...
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    Classy Cyclist

    To the gentleman who was kind enough to tow me from Vienna to Arlington this morning at a very brisk pace. Thank you!

    I like your riding style; nonetheless your high steady cadence pace. I will...
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