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    The new Custis Trail in Rosslyn was open this...

    The new Custis Trail in Rosslyn was open this morning (closing the sidewalk) between Oak and Lynn. I must say, that for brand new asphalt, it was very bumpy. I fear it will quickly get worse and be...
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    Yes, it looks like the one on Hayes. I think it...

    Yes, it looks like the one on Hayes. I think it is there to let the cars know that it is not a car lane. It hasn't stopped the gardeners from blocking the lane on Hayes. If they get one north of...
  3. Thread: Shoes and blisters

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    Just be thankful it didn't bite you. A cycling...

    Just be thankful it didn't bite you. A cycling friend in Ohio was bitten by a bat on his commute home one day (late fall, I think, dark in any event). Had to go for the rabies shots. He was not...
  4. The VRE does allow bikes on some of the trains...

    The VRE does allow bikes on some of the trains (last three of the morning and last three of the evening), although there are limits in the number of bikes allowed. You would need to talk to folks who...
  5. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Luckily I was nearly at work, but I was still...

    Luckily I was nearly at work, but I was still nearly soaked by the time I got there 5 min later. I had checked three different weather applications (weather.gov, wunderground, dark skies) at 6:40 am,...
  6. Thank you all. Sounds like I should not have been...

    Thank you all. Sounds like I should not have been surprised by it and the fact that it got better with time is appropriate. I will look into the correct procedure for my brakes when righting them and...
  7. Does using a hydraulic brake while bike is upside down cause it to lose pressure?

    This morning I got a flat on the way to work. I have hydraulic disc brakes. I do not touch the brakes while the wheel is out. Today, I had flipped the bike over to remove the rear wheel and kept it...
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    This works for me! Thank you! I frequently end up...

    This works for me! Thank you! I frequently end up choosing routes that have races on them because I do not know where to check for all the races (nor remember!). (Somehow my cycling buddy and I time...
  9. Yesterday morning there were at least four...

    Yesterday morning there were at least four scooters on Trollheim. At least the wood was dry so any need to swerve was less likely to cause a slip and fall. I was very pleased to see that there were...
  10. Thread: My Evening Commute

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    Well, today I was glad that I commute via...

    Well, today I was glad that I commute via bicycle. Rode out of the parking garage and saw that Army-Navy drive was completely backed-up heading towards the highways and the air smelled smoky or...
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    As of about 7:30am today there were no speed...

    As of about 7:30am today there were no speed bumps. The barriers were still there and a sign warning of bumps, but no bumps. Are they only in during the day or when they are doing something in...
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    Tuesday night I noticed that the PBL north on...

    Tuesday night I noticed that the PBL north on Quincy at Wilson was now painted green where the right turn lane comes in. I was very happy to see that. I think the cars would see that better.

    I...
  13. In northern Germany (Kiel in particular) they had...

    In northern Germany (Kiel in particular) they had sidewalk level bike lanes. The sidewalks were wide, the bike lanes were wide. The bike lanes were a very different color from the sidewalks and no...
  14. Because you think no one will vote for it? When...

    Because you think no one will vote for it? When turn on red became allowable (1970s? Or was it 80s?), New York City (all 5 boroughs) did not allow it and still don't. The city hasn't stalled (despite...
  15. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Oh, what a beautiful morning.... Crisp, clear...

    Oh, what a beautiful morning....
    Crisp, clear air, wonderful sunrise,
    and a long line of bikes (well spaced, not a jam) on Custis from Spout Run up the hill to the bridge to nowhere. Mostly in...
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    Same as they do elsewhere - the rider is screwed....

    Same as they do elsewhere - the rider is screwed. See for example, Army-Navy Drive south and west of Joyce (it curves there). Heading SW, the bike lane is moved towards the travel lanes (there is...
  17. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    That is my fear. I have been trained over the...

    That is my fear. I have been trained over the years to not use cameras anywhere around work (whether at a gov't site or a corporation (IP issues on top of others)) that I just do not try it (my...
  18. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Thank you for the idea. I do not see him...

    Thank you for the idea.
    I do not see him everyday, so it is a bit random, but it has been repeated once or twice a month over the past several months. With the weather, I have varied my route just...
  19. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Ride started out great, cold, but great. All...

    Ride started out great, cold, but great. All downhill from there - and not just literally.

    Saw the tracks of a car that came down the hill along the MVT just before Trollheim (see comments...
  20. Yesterday a car was in this region, just off the...

    Yesterday a car was in this region, just off the parkway, but still at the top of the hill. No one around. It looked like the remains of an accident to be cleared out later.
    Today there were clear...
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    March 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Welcome to March!

    Custis was slushy and wet, even on the overpasses, like Spout Run - all very passable.
    MVT from Roosevelt Island to LBJ Grove was wet, expect for Trollheim, which was covered in...
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    And loads of pizzas flying into the air as...

    And loads of pizzas flying into the air as cyclists cruised by while pedestrians didn't notice. Because they don't. The don't on Quincy coming out the stores there and I have sat at the Italian Store...
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    Likely that things are beginning to melt enough...

    Likely that things are beginning to melt enough that this is of less concern, but W&OD from Custis to Shirlington was passable on 38s, but more slippery than I was expecting. The county drove their...
  24. Thread: Ebikes!

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    I found a CaBi plus on Friday night, mostly...

    I found a CaBi plus on Friday night, mostly because the rack I wanted to get a bike from was blocked as they were changing traffic lights at Quincy and Wilson (in prep for the bridge move?). Along...
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    Ah, the sun is a wonderful thing.

    Ah, the sun is a wonderful thing.
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