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    It looks like they've changed the routes this...

    It looks like they've changed the routes this year. The options are 18, 49 or 64 miles. That's too bad - I thought the 32 mile length was just about right for a leisurely cycling + beer + food day.
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    I already have a Badtz Maru sticker on one of my...

    I already have a Badtz Maru sticker on one of my bikes, so that's who I would go with.

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    Arlington and Alexandria are both reasonable...

    Arlington and Alexandria are both reasonable places to stay and generally less expensive to stay in than DC itself. They are not monolithic - Arlington is 26 square miles (70 km2); Alexandria is...
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    Mazel Tov!

    Mazel Tov!
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    If we do X-Men I'd be tempted to go as this guy...

    If we do X-Men I'd be tempted to go as this guy.
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    This thread pushed me over the brink and I...

    This thread pushed me over the brink and I finally bought a Da Brim. I walked into the living room wearing it just now, and my wife burst out laughing uncontrollably. Not a good sign in terms of the...
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    Have you done superheroes? For those who want...

    Have you done superheroes?

    For those who want an idea of the fun, here's my video of the 2019 ride: https://youtu.be/ucfJVOP5bio
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    I have a skullcap similar to this...

    I have a skullcap similar to this which protects my shiny little head from the sun - though I do notice a comfort difference with the thing blocking the airflow through the helmet - nice in the...
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    If I take my Thursday night kayak group around...

    If I take my Thursday night kayak group around Haines Point, will you toss us some beers?
  10. We accept way less than perfection from our human...

    We accept way less than perfection from our human drivers. Upwards of 35,000 people die in car accidents every year in the U.S., and another 4.4 million people suffer serious enough injury to seek...
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    I remember that when The Golden Road collector's...

    I remember that when The Golden Road collector's set came out, one of the late night hosts joked: "The Grateful Dead announced they are putting out a 12 CD set. There's no word yet on which song it...
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    Sticky: I would like to give a special shout-out to all...

    I would like to give a special shout-out to all the cyclists who competed for Pointless Prizes that didn't even exist. These stalwarts logged rides against prizes which had been offered in previous...
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    Sticky: To All Pointless Prize Sponsors: Thanks again...

    To All Pointless Prize Sponsors:

    Thanks again for sponsoring a great part of Freezing Saddles! If you've read the comments you know that for many riders, prizes rather than points are what kept...
  14. 3/17/2021 -- rainbow, leprechaun, or four-leaf...

    3/17/2021 -- rainbow, leprechaun, or four-leaf clover.

    Photo through the door at Best Buns in Shirlington. I didn't go inside because there seemed to be some complex protocol required to actually...
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    I don't usually do the sock thing, but Happy St....

    I don't usually do the sock thing, but Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  16. 3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights I've...

    3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights

    I've been slacking on this contest lately, but jumped back in today. Here's a house in North Arlington which still has a Christmas wreath on the door. I've...
  17. 3/9/21 - "Amerigo Vespucci" Subanagram (5 letters...

    3/9/21 - "Amerigo Vespucci" Subanagram (5 letters or more)

    Continuing my preference for finding as many items as possible at Westover. Once again, it's Toby's for ICE CREAM.

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  18. 3/7/21 - Cookie Selfie My first stop this...

    3/7/21 - Cookie Selfie

    My first stop this morning was at the Westover Farmers Market. Lots of delicious-looking baked goods there, but no cookies. Likewise, the Girl Scouts didn't have their table...
  19. 3/6/21 - element name I had to go to the drug...

    3/6/21 - element name

    I had to go to the drug store anyway. Went looking for Coppertone. Found this first.


    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210307/3508dd4dabc39a326d6a0003c144f7af.jpg
  20. @Nadine - yup, just seconds before. I had planned...

    @Nadine - yup, just seconds before. I had planned to site there and wait for a train, but there was a train going by as I hit the bridge so I scrambled to get my phone out and barely got the photo.
  21. 3/4/21 - Bowling Alley I took a trip down to...

    3/4/21 - Bowling Alley

    I took a trip down to Bowl America.

    (Falls Church)


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    3/3/21 - Train

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210304/01290c500ebd7fce4fff752361db475c.jpg
  23. 3/2/21-Little free library My ride today took...

    3/2/21-Little free library

    My ride today took me past three Little Free Libraries: one in my neighborhood which was my destination, plus two others I happened upon while riding. All three were in...
  24. Nadine, I was going with a theme - not only did I...

    Nadine, I was going with a theme - not only did I walk through the whole word with three letter acronyms, but they all related to my simulation work in 90's. Fortunately, I have no personal conection...
  25. 2/27/21 - the words "Black" and/or "White" (any...

    2/27/21 - the words "Black" and/or "White" (any language)

    Uninspired today. Took the easy way out and just photographed one of the many BLM signs in the neighborhood.

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