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  1. Thread: Mystery Sign

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    Here's a bit from the Arlandrian in 2009, wherein...

    Here's a bit from the Arlandrian in 2009, wherein Steve O also noticed the strange signs.

    "The Anderson Trail...or perhaps, Anderson Bikeway....is the proper name of the trail in Four Mile Run...
  2. Thread: Mystery Sign

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    Mystery Sign

    What's the Anderson Trail? Seen on Army Navy Drive at the corner of Joyce, looking uphill.

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    I saw a scary close call crossing Constitution...

    I saw a scary close call crossing Constitution Ave this morning at 15th. Lots of cyclists, peds, and shoalers waited until we got the crosswalk light then proceeded to maneuver across from both sides...
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    Currently I use tiny little zip ties (3 of them)...

    Currently I use tiny little zip ties (3 of them) for my rear brake cable, and carry spares plus a little pair of snippers in my travel tool kit. (A Swiss Army knife also works, which I generally...
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    Happy to share the enthusiasm, and I can't wait...

    Happy to share the enthusiasm, and I can't wait to hear about your first adventures!
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    Based on the two styles we have, the Copilot...

    Based on the two styles we have, the Copilot definitely wins. Having wheels and a handle is just a lot easier while lugging the bike through train stations, to hotels, etc. It has sturdy handles on...
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    Sometimes it is. This past weekend we'd...

    Sometimes it is.

    This past weekend we'd planned a trip to Lynchburg VA, for the primary purpose of a train excursion pulled by a historic steam engine (J-611). We took Amtrak so we wouldn't have...
  8. Nah. With that prime location, you wouldn't need...

    Nah. With that prime location, you wouldn't need to drive 90% of the time.

    I want one!
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    Beautiful restoration! That gem begs to be ridden.

    Beautiful restoration! That gem begs to be ridden.
  10. Exactly. As continues today, with motorists...

    Exactly. As continues today, with motorists trying to delegitimize cyclists wanting to use the streets. No question, the idiot behavior of the guy blowing a red light endangers lives. But...
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    Already 90 people registered for Climate Ride ...

    Already 90 people registered for Climate Ride 'Red White & Blue Ridge' ride. 25 SPOTS LEFT. Three days of riding along the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, and into Washington...
  12. Done, and done. Then why does Judd keep...

    Done, and done.



    Then why does Judd keep calling you "the guy with bad knees" :(:confused::(

    Cars and crunchy joints or not, I'll be back to ride SNP!!
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    For anyone considering this year's ride through...

    For anyone considering this year's ride through Shenandoah...... Do it!!! I participated with Climate Ride on the NYC to DC route last year, and I can't say enough good things about the whole...
  14. Solidarity! I've been coping with a torn...

    Solidarity! I've been coping with a torn meniscus, actually tried to ride yesterday, and bailed before I got to Dickey Ridge. Peter went on, while I went for a walking tour in Front Royal (after...
  15. I think that's a fear response, manifesting...

    I think that's a fear response, manifesting inappropriately.

    In Europe where the negligence laws are different and responsibility almost always lands on the driver (opposite of the U.S.), it might...
  16. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Ahhhh, nothing like a solo shakedown trip. So fun!

    Ahhhh, nothing like a solo shakedown trip. So fun!
  17. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Peter and his kid did a mini-tour on the C&O...

    Peter and his kid did a mini-tour on the C&O Sun-Wed this week. Handles were on and water available from DC to Harpers Ferry, but above Antietam things were dry (he stopped in Williamsport). Seems...
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    I wonder when they'll stop parking ART buses at...

    I wonder when they'll stop parking ART buses at the south end of Eads across from the bus depot? Considering it's Arlington Co poaching their own bike lanes, it's especially annoying.
  19. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Good points about how weight is distributed over...

    Good points about how weight is distributed over the bike.

    Traditional racks and panniers try to put the weight low at the wheel axles. If you tighten things up so nothing rattles around, it can...
  20. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Hilltop House is a sad, decrepit mess...

    Hilltop House is a sad, decrepit mess. A developer has been trying to renovate it since 2007 but a whole saga of hurdles has prevented it. I actually stayed there in maybe 2001 before it closed. It...
  21. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Yeah, mostly it's the weight. I've toured a lot...

    Yeah, mostly it's the weight. I've toured a lot with racks and panniers, but I managed to trim down my gear so I've never needed bags on the front. Still, the rear rack plus two large Ortlieb...
  22. Thread: Bikepacking!

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    Here's a topo map...

    Here's a topo map, Sugar Knob cabin is on the northeast corner. I've hiked the Big Schloss loop a few times too, and it's a rewarding route but rocky as hell. Even with stiff boots my feet felt all...
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    People actually work on BTWD? I'll be biking...

    People actually work on BTWD?

    I'll be biking to work very early so I can man the tables at the NatGeo pit stop. Hopefully the Crystal City stop will be open along the way, to check off a point...
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    Bicycle built for 2-1/2 14482 Dapper Steve O...

    Bicycle built for 2-1/2
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    Dapper Steve O
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    Henry classing up the place in tweed on a vintage touring bike
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    Steve O had several rivals on unicycles, but he outdressed them all.
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    Rimas racing on a folder. How does he pick one...

    Rimas racing on a folder. How does he pick one from the stable, I wonder?
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    Steve O showed up with a "three-wheeler"
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    Josephine and the fox ride again
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    Judd on a Brompton
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