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    It was only a first quarter moon shining down...

    It was only a first quarter moon shining down through broken clouds, and there was also significant patchy fog on the ground as well, so no not really. I did this route in March though saw it in the...
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    Recap! So, on Thursday evening around 8:30 I...

    Recap!

    So, on Thursday evening around 8:30 I left Alexandria, and headed out the W&OD toward Marshall, VA to test out a bit of night riding and my new dynamo lighting system.

    After a brief...
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    Big plus for the Lancaster covered bridge metric...

    Big plus for the Lancaster covered bridge metric century.

    I haven't done it for a couple of years, but it's definitely worth the trip up to PA.
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    I bet we hit reply at the same time, but it took...

    I bet we hit reply at the same time, but it took me 9 minutes to compose my thoughts.
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    Don't forget the Civil War Century!...

    Don't forget the Civil War Century! http://www.civilwarcentury.com/

    It visits a few battlefields including the big ones - Antietam, and Gettysburg. If you've never ridden through Gettysburg...
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    I think I'll ignore the detailed page and just go...

    I think I'll ignore the detailed page and just go with this from the webpage:



    That's pretty unambiguous to me.
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    So, I guess the final takeaway is that I should...

    So, I guess the final takeaway is that I should give it a go and not expect any interference from the police. If I do get questioned by police, what can they do? I can say I'm commuting or riding...
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    Thanks for the tip, but I'll be testing a dynamo...

    Thanks for the tip, but I'll be testing a dynamo hub and light, with the light mounted to my fork crown. I should be able to get it at a properly low angle to light up the trail/road and not to blind...
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    Yeah, I remember that guy! He lived in Front...

    Yeah, I remember that guy! He lived in Front Royal I think. I think he got mugged in Georgetown and they took his work laptop. His commute was insane! I wonder what happened to him?

    If I do it...
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    Were you out before 5am or after 9pm? I'm...

    Were you out before 5am or after 9pm? I'm thinking I may head out at 2am so it would only be a problem 1-way.

    Yeah, safety seems like an excuse for the closing times - It's really to keep the...
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    W&OD at night

    I'm considering a night ride to test out the new lighting system on my bike and figured an overnight ride including the W&OD would be the easiest. But since there are supposedly set hours for the...
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    Whoops, forgot about this thread.

    Sounds good. Also, for clarification I only have the rear fender. Good luck today and tomorrow with the flash flood watch. Do you have detours you can take a...
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    I played soccer as a kid, but then when I got to...

    I played soccer as a kid, but then when I got to high school I finally realized I sucked. I switched to volleyball, which was a much more natural fit. I played through college on a club team, and we...
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    "When riding a bike, I am much more aware of the...

    "When riding a bike, I am much more aware of the fact that I am living in a community of other people. I am much more inclined to smile and even wave to other pedestrians or cyclists when I am...
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    #1) This morning going north on the MVT between...

    #1) This morning going north on the MVT between gravelly point and train bridge.

    You, the trail bro who got up out of the saddle to sprint past me as I was pulling up for the couple of joggers...
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    I may have a fender for you if you have a road bike. I have a random rear fender on my rando bike that I want to replace with the matching set I got recently. I was going to donate it to VeloCity or...
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    If only it was audio it would be the perfect...

    If only it was audio it would be the perfect entry for the BBC Radio1 Scott Mills game - Innuendo Bingo.

    Here's a clip:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTR-Ckz02hQ
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    Pockets? Or, maybe they're a little self...

    Pockets? Or, maybe they're a little self conscious about walking around their professional work environment in skin hugging, bulge showing lycra?

    Shoalers are indeed the worst though.
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    Saturday in Del Ray, Alexandria on Russell Road...

    Saturday in Del Ray, Alexandria on Russell Road near Windsor and Monroe Aves...

    You: Two cyclists, casually riding south, up and down the hills of Russell Rd. One of you is pretty far to the...
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    Del Ray - Swag: none that I could see Food:...

    Del Ray -
    Swag: none that I could see
    Food: peanuts, powerade, coffee, and water
    Raffles??? Hahahahahaha
    Entertainment? You mean more than just meeting new people and friendly early morning...
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    Hah, when's the last time something being illegal...

    Hah, when's the last time something being illegal ever stopped anyone?
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    I don't know about pads specifically, but that...

    I don't know about pads specifically, but that seems reasonable. Alternatively, you could wrap your bars in barbed wire, to force you to use your back and ab muscles to hold your upper body up.
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    Put on another layer of bar tape to make them...

    Put on another layer of bar tape to make them more cushiony?
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    Paint scraped and gouged

    While cleaning my chain on Saturday I noticed that the paint on the chainstay has been chipped and gouged off the frame in a couple of spots. Probably 2 spots about the size of a dime, so not tiny....
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    Thanks for stopping by! All in all, not a bad 2...

    Thanks for stopping by! All in all, not a bad 2 hours.
    My final tally was:
    Male Cyclists 91
    Female Cyclists 24
    Male Peds 34
    Female Peds 49
    Other Peds (babies) 8
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