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    I'd agree that the Olympics may not benefit a...

    I'd agree that the Olympics may not benefit a host city financially, but the Tour is a different type of event. The towns don't have to build infrastructure. Most of the towns only host one stage, so...
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    Yorkshire experienced a significant increase in...

    Yorkshire experienced a significant increase in tourist spending after hosting two stages of last year's Tour.
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    This is an example of the poor job of marketing...

    This is an example of the poor job of marketing of La Course. They can't even bother to add info about the race on the main TdF website. It's not that difficult and it wouldn't cost that much money....
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    They've posted info on the verified Facebook...

    They've posted info on the verified Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LaCoursebyLeTour

    The page is active. The most recent post was just 13 minutes ago, with photos of the teams.
  5. Board hearing re transit-only lanes for Metroway - July 21, 2015, 9 am

    Relevant text from the County announcement:

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE COUNTY BOARD OF ARLINGTON CO., VA, on July
    21, 2015, in Room 307, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. at 9:00 A.M. or as soon...
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    I know non-cyclists who are enthusiastic fans of...

    I know non-cyclists who are enthusiastic fans of the Tour de France (and the Ironman World Championship in triathlon). I don't know how many people fit into this category, but there are at least some...
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    I know about the women's multi-day stage races....

    I know about the women's multi-day stage races. But as the article points out, they proceed in fits and starts. The races go bankrupt or stop running for a couple years. Or they disappear completely....
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    I think they will continue La Course, which is...

    I think they will continue La Course, which is the one-day women's event on July 26th.

    I hope that La Course grows in popularity and that they do manage to organize a multi-stage women's Tour de...
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    Tour de France 2015

    This year's race begins on Saturday, July 4th, and continues through Sunday, July 26th.

    Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana are among the favorites. Quintana will be the main GC rider for his team,...
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    But I saw Clark Kent walking out the front door.

    But I saw Clark Kent walking out the front door.
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    8987 8988 8989 The Daily Planet?

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    The Daily Planet?
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    There are some benefits to riding around DC...

    There are some benefits to riding around DC mapping bike racks. In the past, I had wondered whether there was any outdoor fitness equipment along the National Mall, to do pull-ups. I can do push-ups...
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    8981 Dean Wilhelm Memorial Park. This is...

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    Dean Wilhelm Memorial Park.

    This is the entire "park". At 6th & D St. SW. Apparently it's named for a former manager at the nearby Holiday Inn.
  14. I meant to post this on the General Discussion...

    I meant to post this on the General Discussion forum.
  15. Free half sandwiches until 4 pm, Farragut Square

    Hungry after a midday ride? Olive Garden has a new food truck. To promote it, they have been giving away free samples of their breadstick sandwiches, chicken parmigiana or Italian meatball. 12-4 pm...
  16. Lightning strikes construction crane near Nationals Park on Tuesday

    Summer thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence in the area. Usually the lightning doesn't strike any nearby objects. But sometimes it does.
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    I went to the Boundary Channel Drive Interchange...

    I went to the Boundary Channel Drive Interchange meeting for about half an hour. Then I got drenched in the downpour (although I didn't bike that day) but that wasn't going to stop me from seeing the...
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    These two were rockin' in front of the Gallery...

    These two were rockin' in front of the Gallery Place Metro station. They were actually pretty good. But it was unusual to see an African American thrash metal guitarist, although they also played...
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    Sine numero. (I hope I got the Latin correct....

    Sine numero. (I hope I got the Latin correct. It's been a while.)

    Inspired to ride by a swimmer. (True story.) Trained for some races in the past. Bike commuted on and off for the past several...
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    Is there no place for fact-based slanderers,...

    Is there no place for fact-based slanderers, honest liars and fast slow people? Because I think I might be a fast slow person.
  21. I know at least some of the military personnel at...

    I know at least some of the military personnel at the Pentagon go for runs around the Pentagon Reservation, including along Boundary Channel Drive. I don't ride on that road too often (mostly because...
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    Huey Lewis & the News will play a concert in Iowa...

    Huey Lewis & the News will play a concert in Iowa next month to kick off RAGBRAI. ("RAGBRAI, The Registerís Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the...
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    From the interchange meeting: MVT connection is a...

    From the interchange meeting: MVT connection is a priority.
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    These guys? ...

    These guys?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoy4_h7Pb3M
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    While there may not have been a notice about CaBi...

    While there may not have been a notice about CaBi specifically, there have been many signs and online newsletters and announcements about the construction at 18th St. and S. Clark/Bell St., which...
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