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    where is that?

    where is that?
  2. Thread: OneEighth Sighting

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    ftfy

    ftfy
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    I get the LPI at the intersection of 15th and...

    I get the LPI at the intersection of 15th and Madison heading west. I specifically avoid pulling out on the LPI because I really doubt the average motorist knows the law and they would likely see me...
  4. Thread: Missed connection

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    A couple of years ago I helped a fellow (new...

    A couple of years ago I helped a fellow (new cyclist) with a flat on the 14th Street Bridge. He was largely clueless but seemed trainable. He got my spare tube and 10 minutes of philosophy. A week...
  5. Thread: Trail Counts

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    I'll look at the data again in a couple of weeks.

    I'll look at the data again in a couple of weeks.
  6. Thread: Trail Counts

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    Here are the counts from the 14th Street Bridge...

    Here are the counts from the 14th Street Bridge ramp for Sunday and Monday. The vertical axis shows the number of cyclists in a 15 minute time span.
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  7. Thread: Trail Counts

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    Trail Counts

    I was playing with the data from the trail counters the other day and decided to look at the Arlington County trail counter on the MVT near the DCA South Parking.

    During the period Apr 2014 to Mar...
  8. Most garages have bike parking of some sort,...

    Most garages have bike parking of some sort, often limited to employees. HUD has a bike cage under one of the wings of the building. I understand GSA has parking in the garage. When I was exiled...
  9. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Why yes, yes I have. A few years ago I was doing...

    Why yes, yes I have. A few years ago I was doing morning laps on Hains Point and saw a flock of wild turkeys between the Buckeye Drive turn and the golf course clubhouse.

    The opportunity to...
  10. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    On the MVT between the WMATA bridge and the...

    On the MVT between the WMATA bridge and the downstream highway span. A wild turkey! I turned around to get a picture but the turkey appears to have ducked into the brush. A first for me on the...
  11. Here are some photos of an alternate route I...

    Here are some photos of an alternate route I recommend. This has the advantage of avoiding much of the tourist traffic around the tidal basin.
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    Plastic protective panel deflected when it was...

    Plastic protective panel deflected when it was struck and allowed the energy to get to the glass panel which shattered. Plastic panel then returned to its original location.
  13. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Maybe we could hijack this thread with a...

    Maybe we could hijack this thread with a discussion of the appropriate wattage of the sun on the trails.:)
  14. Here was the email I sent to the NPS on March 19....

    Here was the email I sent to the NPS on March 19. It went to the NPS on both sides of the river as well as to the regional director.

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    It suggests that by reallocating resources from...
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    The four states you have to ride through to get...

    The four states you have to ride through to get home might include states of a geographic magnitude similar to Nevada, Utah, Colorado and possibly Kansas
  16. DRIVE Act - HR 1461 - Pushing back on the all powerful bike lobby

    Apparently, the all powerful bike lobby is draining the Highway Trust Fund of the resources necessary to maintain the highways for autos, rainbows and unicorns.

    Congressman Massie from the great...
  17. Takers are just going to take. Chill dude!

    Takers are just going to take.

    Chill dude!
  18. Good point about the 10 year old test. I think...

    Good point about the 10 year old test. I think that David Patton (ArCo DES) offered up his insight at a Arlington BAC meeting one evening when he highlighted the inertia of the "installed base" of...
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    That may tend to reduce the actual number of...

    That may tend to reduce the actual number of "adults" to zero. Just say'n.
  20. Now is the opportunity to reinforce Gillianís...

    Now is the opportunity to reinforce Gillianís comments last night with another round of emails to the Arlington County Board

    Something like:

    As you heard in the hearing on Tuesday night,...
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    I'm in

    I'm in
  22. With respect to the cost component, the cost of...

    With respect to the cost component, the cost of producing a mile of trail is far less than the cost for a mile of road. A trail is built to essentially sidewalk standards with less excavation, less...
  23. Thread: OneEighth Sighting

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    Saw Dirt (2d time today) as I was motoring north...

    Saw Dirt (2d time today) as I was motoring north on Crystal Drive and he was towing his trailer (without the PAL) signage heading south. First time was during the WABA Congressional Bike Ride this...
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    Thoughts on Specialized Dolce - Sora vs Tiagra

    Posting for a friend.

    She is deciding between

    Specialized Dolce Sport EQ $1050 Shimano Sora

    Specialized Dolce Elite EQ $1250 Shimano Tiagra

    Here is the comparison:...
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    Sort of like a summer day in England!

    Sort of like a summer day in England!
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