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    Is there a way to purge the interlopers from the...

    Is there a way to purge the interlopers from the Strava group? I'd like to see what kind of rides other FS participants are doing, rather than randos in S. Florida, or Brazil, etc. Several people...
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    Oct 2020 Road and Trail Conditions

    The Crosswalk of Doom at Memorial Circle gains additional notoriety. 2 runners nearly struck during segment taping.

    https://wjla.com/news/local/memorial-circle-construction

    In related news, the...
  3. Sure, but the private contractors claim that the...

    Sure, but the private contractors claim that the delays (and delay claims) are due to glacially-slow condemnation process, ferocious opposition from deep-pocketed NIMBYs, and seemingly endless...
  4. Rider (me) attacked by dogs and bitten -- Charles Co. Md.

    Yesterday, while out riding with 5 friends, two large dogs rushed into the road and attacked me in Charles County. I was bitten by one of them on both legs. No sign of the owners anywhere. I...
  5. Bike/ped tunnel under Afton Mtn. (Waynesboro, Va.)

    A bit farther afield, but definitely an interesting development.

    Former C&O Railway tunnel, replaced in the 1940s by a newer tunnel.
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  6. The motorcyclist was struck while waiting to turn...

    The motorcyclist was struck while waiting to turn left into his own driveway, i.e, not at an intersection.

    I've become very wary about being stopped in the road on two wheels in similar...
  7. Va. Court of Appeals tosses reckless driving conviction in fatal crash

    The Virginia Court of Appeals has tossed a Fauquier County jury's conviction of a driver for reckless driving. The driver struck a stopped motorcyclist, who was waiting to make a legal left-hand...
  8. Perhaps a better outcome is to scrap this vanity...

    Perhaps a better outcome is to scrap this vanity project altogether, and redirect the money toward improving the east and west approaches to the 14th St bridge, and widening the godawful TR ped/bike...
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    Yeah, mornings, when the dew point matches the...

    Yeah, mornings, when the dew point matches the air temp. I'm still doing 30-35 mile weekday rides after 5 pm, dodging thunderstorms as necessary. Maybe I'm nuts, but I actually prefer hot humid...
  10. So, it's OK to use the "closed" trail between 10...

    So, it's OK to use the "closed" trail between 10 pm and 6 am, but only if you're a "commuter."

    You have to wonder about the Park Service sometimes. The official regulations for the C&O Trail say...
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    Sticky: As of this evening, the potholes in question have...

    As of this evening, the potholes in question have been filled. So, the request got into the right hands.
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    Sticky: Site below indicates Marshall Drive between N....

    Site below indicates Marshall Drive between N. Meade and VA Rt 110 is "federal." Presumably NPS handles snow removal as well.

    https://transportation.arlingtonva.us/streets/state-roads/
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    Sticky: Heh--if they had been paying attention you were...

    Heh--if they had been paying attention you were their "early warning" device. "Hey, what's that cyclist doing way over to the left?" KER-THUNK... Oh...
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    Sticky: You could "explain back" to the ACPD that they're...

    You could "explain back" to the ACPD that they're in murky territory jurisdiction-wise on that road. :) That's my normal commute route and I've only ever seen JBMHH (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)...
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    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in...

    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in areas of high pedestrian activity had been changed, on a case-by-case basis. There was no county-wide re-programming of beg buttons or new policy...
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    He should do a piece on the crappy design we're...

    He should do a piece on the crappy design we're probably going to get at the bike/ped Long Bridge, with hairpin ramps at both ends...
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    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter...

    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter vigilante mob went after the wrong guy, after erroneously identifying him from a Strava ride. The cops added to this fiasco by initially posting the...
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    Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority, d/b/a...

    Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority, d/b/a "NOVA Parks," has put out a YouTube video on this topic.

    https://youtu.be/SjTAv_3YgSI
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    Perhaps I have a higher tolerance for risk, but...

    Perhaps I have a higher tolerance for risk, but there's never been a better time to ride on the road in Northern Virginia. Every day is like Sunday morning...early Sunday morning. I've been riding...
  20. Latest information suggests the...

    Latest information suggests the streets/bike/pedestrian closures will last through Sunday, March 29.

    https://twitter.com/NationalMallNPS/status/1242788872880349184
  21. You could continue to Henry Bacon Drive, 23rd, or...

    You could continue to Henry Bacon Drive, 23rd, or Rock Creek Parkway.
  22. The NPS map shows Memorial Bridge closed to...

    The NPS map shows Memorial Bridge closed to motorized traffic, but outside the pedestrian (and bike?) closure zone. That was patently not the case on Monday morning, as I was shoo'ed away by a DC...
  23. Pretty much a self-correcting problem once the...

    Pretty much a self-correcting problem once the cherry blossoms wither, and are no longer an "attractive nuisance."
  24. Rather than try my luck (plus it was raining) I...

    Rather than try my luck (plus it was raining) I didn't turn south on the Mt. Vernon Trail toward the 14th St Bridge, opting for TR instead. I can't imagine 14th St is open either.
  25. Memorial Bridge walkway was closed this morning....

    Memorial Bridge walkway was closed this morning. Had to detour via the trollheim and TR.
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