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    I'm wholly impressed with the cyclist's calm...

    I'm wholly impressed with the cyclist's calm demeanor. I know I would not have been able to stay that calm and measured as he was given the absurd vitriol being tossed in his face for absolutely no...
  2. Yeah, I know. I was tempted to ratchet up the...

    Yeah, I know. I was tempted to ratchet up the pace for the reasons you state, but frankly was going pretty hard and he caught up to me so thought it silly to open the throttle further to have him...
  3. Thanks all for the feedback. This post sums...

    Thanks all for the feedback.

    This post sums up where I am. Happy to pull someone along, but ask first or chat me up along the way - but larger point about last night you state perfectly: "freaks...
  4. Uninvited dude drafting me, silently, in the dark...with attitude!

    Headed home 6:30ish tonight up the Custis Trail, near Italian Store, I'm making good speed up the hill, passing others and lit up appropriately (yes, averting headlight to oncomers). I spy a...
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    Reading your post here, mstone, I think we are in...

    Reading your post here, mstone, I think we are in violent agreement on more points than those points on which we disagree. Last post for me on this topic (I promise), but this Weekly Standard piece...
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    I appreciate the differences of opinion and...

    I appreciate the differences of opinion and emphasis here, but I did not suggest equivalence. This is a ” yes/and” not an “either/or.” No victim blaming here. I’ve been chased down by a motorist...
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    No disagreement here. This is a yes/and...

    No disagreement here. This is a yes/and situation. Just sayin' we cyclists too need to do our part as plenty of 'em want it both ways: running a light and then getting PO'd separately when a...
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    "Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?"

    A provocative commentary in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/opinion/sunday/is-it-ok-to-kill-cyclists.html?_r=

    Laws need to be enforced when a driver kills a cyclist. ...
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    Fair question about why not stopping -and no,...

    Fair question about why not stopping -and no, you're not being obnoxious! I appreciate the discussion and am truly trying to see all sides of this. That said, here's my answer: if I have reason to...
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    Why the blinkie hate?

    Why no blinkies? My ride takes me down city streets, dedicated cycle tracks, multi-use trails and back on roads again...all on the way home in the dark, lit and semi-lit areas. I'm not about to...
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    SUV hit cyclist on N. George Mason {Corrected} this a.m.?

    If you are going to get hit by a car, I suppose one could not find a better spot than directly across from Arlington Hospital. At about about 7:45 a.m, rescue personnel were attending to a cyclist...
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    Should have given them a brake

    So there I was, top down (wishing I could have ridden in this a.m.) on Kirkwood Road in Arlington. Mom and young elementary school daughter had their helmets on and were walking their bikes through...
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    No doubt. Commuting out of the city last...

    No doubt. Commuting out of the city last evening, worst part was fighting the crosswinds on Memorial Bridge. Almost put me down twice. That said, 'twas a lot more fun than being stuck in my car!
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