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    This morning (5/14) I noticed that the railing on...

    This morning (5/14) I noticed that the railing on the W&OD under Carlin Springs Rd has been replaced. It might have happened during the day yesterday or day before since I do not recall checking...
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    All clear!!! And thanks to Arlington for...

    All clear!!!

    And thanks to Arlington for clearing all the underpasses on 4MRT. The detritus under S. George Mason had been bad lately.
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    Drain still blocked, but beginning to dry up and...

    Drain still blocked, but beginning to dry up and one can squeeze by on the I-66 side without getting wet.

    Not sure if the county has too many items on their list/not enough staff (which is highly...
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    May 2020 - Trail and Road Conditions

    Welcome to May!


    After last night's rain there are plenty of puddles. ALL over.

    Custis Trail east of Spout Run: Drain is blocked and giant puddle is present. This has been reported to the...
  5. Thread: Missed connection

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    I did say something that sounded a lot like...

    I did say something that sounded a lot like "Duck!" and might have been it. Let's go with that, much better for family audiences than what I probably said. I definitely said things like "ducking...
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    So DATC (Duck Air Traffic Control) is slipping...

    So DATC (Duck Air Traffic Control) is slipping too. Yesterday morning, three ducks were sitting in a big puddle near gravely point, not far from the trail. Another duck came in for a landing. All...
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    Still not replaced as of this morning (4/17). So...

    Still not replaced as of this morning (4/17). So much for getting to it the following week.
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    W&OD now open going under Carlin Springs Rd....

    W&OD now open going under Carlin Springs Rd. Looks like they added stone to support the trail and re-fit the area that was falling apart with concrete. So, one can now ride or walk through now,...
  9. Yes. (since usually I am heading south overall on...

    Yes. (since usually I am heading south overall on my trips through there, I mention the south direction, while technically there and the Custis as a whole it is mostly east - which is clear at...
  10. So, then the monolith probably only takes four...

    So, then the monolith probably only takes four inputs and there will not be a directional component to the data.
  11. Thread: Missed connection

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    I think for the early morning flights CGATC has...

    I think for the early morning flights CGATC has just gotten a little lazy. So few non-avians to worry about and so many birds out there, they just let them take off without checking the area first...
  12. IOD area update 1: I noticed almost 2 weeks ago...

    IOD area update 1:
    I noticed almost 2 weeks ago that the monolith is now up and running! Numbers aren't too high, as expected given the current situation.
    However, I also noticed that the trail...
  13. Thread: Missed connection

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    Me: Biking south on the MVT just past the 14th...

    Me: Biking south on the MVT just past the 14th street and railroad bridges.
    You: a goose starting to run towards me head and neck down like protecting a mate, but there is no mate...
    Me: "Oh...
  14. This morning I found the following web site from...

    This morning I found the following web site from NPS:...
  15. Meaning that I cannot go anywhere once I get to...

    Meaning that I cannot go anywhere once I get to DC from VA if I am on the 14th street bridge? From the DDOT page it almost looks like I can be on the sidewalk to get to the wharf area and then could...
  16. Does this mean that one cannot use 14th bridge? I...

    Does this mean that one cannot use 14th bridge? I saw people on it this morning. Or is it that the roads near the wharf are closed? I will need to get to an appointment near L'Enfant Thursday and...
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    W&OD is closed between Bluemont & Carlin Springs

    W&OD is blocked at the Bluemont Trail and again at the bridge south of Carlin Springs Rd. Four Mile Run Trail is open and can be used to go around. There was work on the trail and next to it north of...
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    I had my OnGuard lock stop working. It took me...

    I had my OnGuard lock stop working. It took me about 5 min to get it to unlock my bike from the rack with coaxing. When I got it home, I could not open it again. I tried multiple keys for it. No...
  19. Thread: January 2020

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    There was a strong burnt something-repair-like...

    There was a strong burnt something-repair-like (rather than, say, wood) odor as I rode through. Smelled like something was welded. I remembered the post about the work after I went through, so I...
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    This is a sign of the overall problem - we all...

    This is a sign of the overall problem - we all find different things helpful and not helpful or annoying or whatever it is that isn't just how we each like it. I like the blinking lights and the...
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    Cars, trucks, and motorcycles have non-blinking...

    Cars, trucks, and motorcycles have non-blinking lights (aside from emergency vehicles - I will comment on them soon). To me as a driver, pedestrian, or cyclist, when I see a blinking light, then I...
  22. Thread: January 2020

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    I chose to take the W&OD in rather than Custis...

    I chose to take the W&OD in rather than Custis for the fewer and less steep hills.
    The bit of Custis I was on to get to the W&OD was crunchy with some clear spots and some slick spots. The...
  23. Thread: January 2020

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    While not heavy snow, by 6:30pm there were...

    While not heavy snow, by 6:30pm there were pockets of snow and slush on roads and trails. I was on roads in Lyon Park and Clarendon to Ballston, and then the Custis trail. The roads and bits,...
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    It was down Sunday morning when I biked through...

    It was down Sunday morning when I biked through (unless another one went down). I am surprised that it hasn't been cleared away yet.
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    Nov 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Happy November!

    The storms yesterday and last night brought a tree down on the Custis between the trail heading up towards Veitch (i.e., the trail east of the bridge to nowhere, through McCoy...
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