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    Yes they did.

    Yes they did.
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    So I tried an experiment this morning on my...

    So I tried an experiment this morning on my commute in. I purposefully DIDN'T cover my light at all when approaching joggers, cyclists, etc. even when they covered their light, based on this logic. ...
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    I wasn't really a fan of it. I live FAR out of...

    I wasn't really a fan of it. I live FAR out of DC in Vienna and am an everyday commuter for the most part. Family and kid commitments typically limit my participation on weekends for group rides...
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    I think the most interesting part of that segment...

    I think the most interesting part of that segment was the commuter connections survey data at the end. It said that car/van pool commuters make up 5% of commuters in DC and bicyclists make up 4%. ...
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    So as a FFX County resident, I don't pay too much...

    So as a FFX County resident, I don't pay too much attention to the goings-on in Arlington, but I just looked through the plans for the Banneker Park redesign. And their long term goal is to move the...
  6. So unfortunately it looks like they DID make this...

    So unfortunately it looks like they DID make this a beg button at the S Walter Reed Dr intersection. I was stopped and waiting for the crosswalk this morning and the 4MR traffic got the green but no...
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    From Vienna to DC today: W&OD was clear, watch...

    From Vienna to DC today: W&OD was clear, watch out for leftover mud/silt though on all the underpasses between the Custis and Columbia Pike. One spot in my usual line almost caused me to wipe out. ...
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    So I just signed up! (and used Judd's code) This...

    So I just signed up! (and used Judd's code) This is actually my very first group ride of any kind and also my first "event" outside of Bike to Work day. I'm really excited! See you all tomorrow...
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    BTWD Tour de Pit Stops

    So last year on my way into work I stopped at Vienna (tshirt pick up), Falls Church, East Falls Church Metro, Ballston, Rosslyn, Crystal City (gotta get my jersey), Gravelly Point, then USDA. I also...
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    Unless you're me and use that "feature" to...

    Unless you're me and use that "feature" to continue justifying my bike commute to my wife. "It takes me an hour and 10 minutes door to door to commute by bike. It takes me an hour door to door by...
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    This explains so much since the W&OD and Custis...

    This explains so much since the W&OD and Custis trails are sloped towards DC
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    I saw it the other afternoon, it was in fact...

    I saw it the other afternoon, it was in fact covering a cable. For a generator. That was parked next to the trail, but on the other side of the trail. Why they couldn't place it closer or maybe in...
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    W&OD from Vienna to the Custis was fine, a lot of...

    W&OD from Vienna to the Custis was fine, a lot of areas had a light layer of snow that made for some slow going. The pedestrian bridge over route 7 was a little dicey. My commute from Vienna to...
  14. Thanks, I'll give that a shot this afternoon. I...

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot this afternoon. I did find the Patrick Henry to McKinley section to be fun, but it being my first time on the route I wasn't able to take full advantage of it haha
  15. I tried this one on the way home (westward) on...

    I tried this one on the way home (westward) on Tuesday. I have mixed thoughts on it. I actually got off the Custis by St. Anne's and went up to 11th there. I was totally unprepared for the number...
  16. Still open this morning

    Still open this morning
  17. W&OD/Custis Alternate Route from Vienna to DC

    I've been commuting from Vienna to DC everyday for almost 2 years now. But alas, I am a creature of habit and haven't veered from W&OD/Custis/4MR/MVT paths. I'm feeling more comfortable on the bike...
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    I'll jump in here. On 1/11 I did my first half...

    I'll jump in here. On 1/11 I did my first half century and stopped at Caboose on my way home for a beer, believe it was the Citra Session IPA. It was good, better than I expected, but felt so heavy...
  19. New Route to Avoid Memorial Bridge and other Bridge Closures?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-DLqc9Vplg
  20. Wow, I got stuck behind that thing this morning...

    Wow, I got stuck behind that thing this morning when it went up the trail to the TR bridge. It was breaking boards on that short section as well. At the top they stopped and waved me by, I assumed...
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    Wow, I find it ironic and hilarious that a thread...

    Wow, I find it ironic and hilarious that a thread about changing a name from something ebike centric spawned multiple pages on BMI :D I think ebike threads just have a natural tendency to go...
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    I really considered that but if I actually do end...

    I really considered that but if I actually do end up meeting my weight loss goals I'd be in the same predicament haha.



    Thanks Judd, my BMI is still about 15 lbs north of the "obese" line and...
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    Should I change my name?

    Back in July of last year, I started commuting by bike for health reasons, I was (still am, but less so now) fat. I started with an e-bike but in April of this year I moved on to a non-assisted...
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    Ok, so I don't really know the trails in...

    Ok, so I don't really know the trails in Arlington too well. I commute most days eastbound from Vienna on the W&OD then link up with the 4MRT and then take the MVT north to 14th st bridge. Going...
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    yep, it was flooded on the road last night on my...

    yep, it was flooded on the road last night on my commute home. there was some debris on the trail, still there this morning. what was more dangerous though were the cars that decided to start...
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