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    From the Bing Street view (Google Street view was...

    From the Bing Street view (Google Street view was oddly not available for this spot): https://binged.it/2ah1SBp
    While to most people it should be clear that one is not supposed to drive past the...
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    Where did she enter the trail from? I hope you...

    Where did she enter the trail from? I hope you reported the incident (not out of spite, but because a car driving on the W&OD at 35 mph is a major threat to trail-users).
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    I was awake and alert enough this morning that my...

    I was awake and alert enough this morning that my brain was able to process that I saw wheels&wings approaching on the W&OD, resulting in me actually greeting her :)
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    Fairfax, VA: The Fairfax County Parkway Trail has...

    Fairfax, VA: The Fairfax County Parkway Trail has a lot of 2-3 foot spots (should call them pits) where there is sand/debris at least 1-2 inches deep spread out among most sections. I definitely had...
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    Document it. If you have a smartphone and a...

    Document it. If you have a smartphone and a Twitter account, you'll be able to stop, take a photo, and post it on Twitter so it immediately goes out to the Internet (and your fellow cyclists who will...
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    Hmm, I never knew that! After a quick bit of...

    Hmm, I never knew that! After a quick bit of research, I'm not surprised that they haven't been made a state even after their vote due to the fact that the territory as a whole is >$70 billion in...
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    You'll know you've found the right place when you...

    You'll know you've found the right place when you see all the bicycles locked up near the restaurant near a group of people in bike clothing strategizing about claiming another table for everyone to...
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    The East Coast Greenway is one of those bicycle...

    The East Coast Greenway is one of those bicycle routes that you'll see the odd sign for if you're on the right trails, at least in my experience.

    There is also the U.S. Bicycle Route System:...
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    Why not make it the 52 States Ride? Puerto Rico...

    Why not make it the 52 States Ride? Puerto Rico Ave (shown here: https://goo.gl/maps/CMFyEBwRZg52 ) is a very slight detour from Hawaii Ave on the usual route, but we'd need to do some campaigning...
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    I unfortunately cannot help with finding a host,...

    I unfortunately cannot help with finding a host, but I can help by helping (is that redundant?) my fellow forumites put faces to names. Steve O posted a pic of you guys on this page:...
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    Lightning on Monday

    I got caught in Monday afternoon's storm, but I did get the following screens from my bike camera while approaching Baileys Crossroads. My camera (ContourROAM3) was recording at 30 fps, and the...
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    Unofficial Traffic Study on N Morgan St

    While riding down the North Morgan St hill towards Beauregard St, I noticed someone crouched on the side of the street with parked cars with a clipboard just uphill from the Beauregard Manor...
  13. Metro SafeTrack Surge 5

    Metro SafeTrack Surge 5 starts tomorrow and is the same as Surge 1 (single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston). It will last til the end of July.

    I didn't make a new video because...
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    I've been mulling this over in my head trying to...

    I've been mulling this over in my head trying to figure out what might work here for westbound Van Dorn St riders trying to turn left onto Kenmore Ave. Here's some of my ideas for potential...
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    Arlington, VA: Heading eastbound on Walter Reed...

    Arlington, VA: Heading eastbound on Walter Reed Dr across the bridge over Four Mile Run, there was some road work this morning going on in the bike lane. About 50-100 before it, there is a road work...
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    I couldn't help it (I love analysis!), so I...

    I couldn't help it (I love analysis!), so I looked up the numbers. Here's a quick look at the past couple of days:

    12119
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016
    AM Peak: (143) 1 cyclist crossed the counter...
  17. The best advice I can give (I try to follow this,...

    The best advice I can give (I try to follow this, and it applies to all giant hulks of metal on the road) is to watch the mirrors. Give space and stay in an area where you can see a reflection of the...
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    When it comes to road work signs like this, I...

    When it comes to road work signs like this, I turn them diagonally so that they are 1) still readable by drivers and 2) not blocking the sidewalk/sidepath as much.


    I agree. The barrels should be...
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    Tweet it to them @bikeshare. They are good about...

    Tweet it to them @bikeshare. They are good about responding to questions like this.

    Based on other stations that have had this situation, my guess is that it was temporarily removed so that they...
  20. SafeTrack Video - Surge 4 - Pentagon City to National Airport Bike Route Finished!

    My video for SafeTrack Surge 4 is finally complete and ready for viewing.

    For this video, I chose 2 criss-crossing routes. The first shows how to access Boundary Channel Dr from the 14th St Bridge...
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    The good: Someone must have known that I was...

    The good: Someone must have known that I was running a little behind on my morning commute, so most of the lights I encountered turned green just for me. It coincided quite well with my slightly...
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    Sometime this year, a CaBi station will be coming...

    Sometime this year, a CaBi station will be coming to the Westover Library: https://www.arlnow.com/2016/05/11/capital-bikeshare-stations-coming-to-westover-w-l-high-school/
    Of course, this map shows...
  23. I've been posting them on this thread (this is...

    I've been posting them on this thread (this is for the current SafeTrack Surge #3): http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?p=142501#post142501

    Additionally, I have shared them via Twitter...
  24. That's terrible to hear about yet another...

    That's terrible to hear about yet another accident on the MVT near DCA. The area on the MVT near the Crystal City Connector on both sides is not good for passing because the sight lines are not...
  25. Currently working on my SafeTrack Surge #4...

    Currently working on my SafeTrack Surge #4 (Pentagon City to National Airport) video, I am about 30% done. The video should be complete by Sunday, July 10.
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