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  1. Poll: Applying the PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful)...

    Applying the PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) rule, here's how I think both cyclist/driver did:

    Cyclist
    Predictable - fail; not stopping/slowing before entering a crosswalk at high/moderate speed...
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    Another sign, much less this useless position for...

    Another sign, much less this useless position for one, will not solve the problem of drivers using this section of trail.

    I don't know why I didn't think of this until now, but is there a "No...
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    To add to chris_s's point and show further proof...

    To add to chris_s's point and show further proof for Bryanh's idea, here's the daily volumes for the Arlington Memorial Bridge as compared with other bridges on the Potomac (the presentation can be...
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    Should be easy; she's got a clear size advantage!...

    Should be easy; she's got a clear size advantage!

    ...wait a minute, that sounded like a really mean fat joke (really I meant to reference the size difference between a giant girl and tiny...
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    Add another +1 (is that +2?) to the Salsa...

    Add another +1 (is that +2?) to the Salsa adaptor. I had to use it for my road bike with a Transit rack, and it's still working quite well.
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    I seriously hope that someone gave her a...

    I seriously hope that someone gave her a BikeArlington bicycling map or showed her that the Google Maps app (among many others) has a "Bicycling" overlay that can be quite useful should you need to...
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    This cannot be stressed enough. I have...

    This cannot be stressed enough. I have successfully affected situations where a collision could have occurred by ringing my bell regardless whether I knew someone who might not stay in their lane was...
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    This is upsetting news. Here is an article that...

    This is upsetting news. Here is an article that has a video showing part of the assault (not recommended to watch):...
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    It's certainly a good challenge trying to find a...

    It's certainly a good challenge trying to find a decent route. Given my experience riding around Springfield, Fairfax, and Alexandria, this is a route I have mostly ridden in different sections that...
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    Ah, I've heard of that game: "Hey, I forgot which...

    Ah, I've heard of that game: "Hey, I forgot which of these glasses is mine! Guess I'll just drink from the fullest-looking one."

    Or are you referring to going around and actually drinking leftover...
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    I will be there.

    I will be there.
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    Can we make a special request and have them set...

    Can we make a special request and have them set up shop at Happy Hour this week? I've got ideas involving the Radler = Bikes, Germans, and Beer thread :)

    If this works, it will be the smartest...
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    C&O Canal Biking Adventure Video

    I just finished the video of my 3-day biking adventure along the C&O Canal over Independence Day weekend. There are a few parts where I wanted to just have the sounds of the area I was in, so they...
  14. I think figuring out if the 15th Street cycle...

    I think figuring out if the 15th Street cycle track (we're all probably going to call it that forever) is part of the roadway or not is easy once you consider that:

    All bike lanes are considered...
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    Hey, we probably passed by each other! I didn't...

    Hey, we probably passed by each other! I didn't have Strava on, though (needed to save my phone's battery to last 3 days), but I biked on the C&O from Georgetown past White's Ferry last Friday. I had...
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    C&O Canal Adventure

    For Independence Day weekend, I decided to go on a 200 mile (202.8 at the end) bike/camp trip up the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath. My goal was to make it to the halfway point (somewhere around...
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    I take Fort Myer Drive on occasion to get to the...

    I take Fort Myer Drive on occasion to get to the Route 50 trail from Key Bridge, but I have never attempted it during rush hour. I find 2 options to get through downtown Rosslyn there:

    If you...
  18. I used a bike bag to at least cover all of its...

    I used a bike bag to at least cover all of its sides. It went in one of the lesser-used spaces on top of the wheel well, but it was somewhat isolated from the other luggage. I also sat on the right...
  19. Adding to this (maybe this thread could become a...

    Adding to this (maybe this thread could become a sticky for bike-on-bus services?), Bolt Bus also allows bikes in the lower storage of the bus. I have used it twice with no issues whatsoever going...
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    Two for today Situation #1 Me: riding my bike...

    Two for today

    Situation #1
    Me: riding my bike on Wilson Blvd just about to enter the bike lane heading west
    You: driver talking on his cell phone on a cross street on my right; you look left,...
  21. In (exactly) a month, I will be moving to...

    In (exactly) a month, I will be moving to Alexandria (Mark Center area), so I will definitely try to do my part in filling in Alexandria and hopefully Springfield and stuff around the MD side of...
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    To be clear, I dislike the news of not having a...

    To be clear, I dislike the news of not having a suitable detour due to the pedestrian bridge being out.

    From looking at Google Maps' Street View, here's what the alternatives look like:
    - the...
  23. Evening Rackspotting Along Route 50

    Found a couple isolated bike racks on Route 50 on my ride last night. Kudos to the developers of the new shopping area at Annandale Rd/Route 50 for adding 20 total bike hitches in 3 different areas...
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    WaPo Article Gets a BINGO

    Between yelling at the TV (watching the US World Cup match against China) due to both the soccer events on screen and the in/out reception that my TV antenna was giving me (it cut out RIGHT BEFORE we...
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    Looks like we need to bring this back. I'm...

    Looks like we need to bring this back. I'm actually curious enough to do this for the article. I'll check back in with my results.
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