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    Just yell “kaplah!” You’ll be fine.

    Just yell “kaplah!” You’ll be fine.
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    Someone came in my office this morning and said,...

    Someone came in my office this morning and said, "when I drove in the parking lot, I wasn't sure if you were here because I don't know what color your car is." I replied, "orange," and pointed to my...
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    For most of Hilltop, they’ve made westbound...

    For most of Hilltop, they’ve made westbound traffic go to one lane to make room for the bike lane; at Cedar, the bike lane ends and it goes back to two lanes: one for right turns, one for left turns....
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    There’s paint down for a new bike lane on Hilltop...

    There’s paint down for a new bike lane on Hilltop Rd in Merrifield, going westbound (uphill). It went in just today, but I don’t think that’s any excuse for the he cars I was driving along with all...
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    I do that after every ride.

    I do that after every ride.
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    Those were non-neutral pickles, I take it.

    Those were non-neutral pickles, I take it.
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    Sticky: Updated in the forum’s calendar listing: Lazy...

    Updated in the forum’s calendar listing: Lazy Mike’s, 7049 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22046. Interesting to note that their website still lists the old name and address...:confused:
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    My very cursory research seems to indicate that...

    My very cursory research seems to indicate that you’d have to really move up in quality on the rings for them to oputprice a crankset. It’s not difficult to get quality rings for $15 each; it would...
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    I think you mean new chainrings. You shouldn’t...

    I think you mean new chainrings. You shouldn’t have to replace the cranks, just the sprockets that attach to the spider.
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    I’ve discovered—quite suddenly, and fortunately...

    I’ve discovered—quite suddenly, and fortunately without dire consequences—that these heavy rains can leave thin patches of mud that are quite slippery: I almost lost my front wheel on one in a turn,...
  11. This is true. My Straggler front disc squealed...

    This is true. My Straggler front disc squealed all the time till I swapped the stock BB7s for Spyres I bought used from Hozn for a song. Now they’re silent.

    Speaking of getting things for a song,...
  12. I'd be interested to hear our resident lawyers...

    I'd be interested to hear our resident lawyers argue whether the incident involved vehicles or only pedestrians. Or discuss whether hit and run is about property damage rather than bodily injury.
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    It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that typical...

    It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that typical e-bike riders are also fair-weather cyclists. :rolleyes:
  14. Sorry, but it’s to be expected when people’s...

    Sorry, but it’s to be expected when people’s broad experience with you on this forum and on the trails lead them not to trust your judgment.
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    The fact that you only called the driver a “bozo”...

    The fact that you only called the driver a “bozo” is amazing.
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    I don’t know...Bob doesn’t look like that bird,...

    I don’t know...Bob doesn’t look like that bird, but the rest is pretty much spot on.
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    Were you reading the same article I was?

    Were you reading the same article I was?
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    And Steve O wants you to play so bad, he will buy...

    And Steve O wants you to play so bad, he will buy you a beer. (And since no one has played in more than a year, doing anything at all on this is a pretty much sure way to get a free beer from Steve...
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    So maybe this is a good time to follow up on...

    So maybe this is a good time to follow up on this...I have found things that work for my bike needs and wants, and very slowly I have adopted new standards to give me a better experience, but when I...
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    True, but...bikes, you know?

    True, but...bikes, you know?
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    Reading all this I get the distinct impression...

    Reading all this I get the distinct impression that I miss out on a lot by being such a skinflint.
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    Sticky: He said, on Good Friday.

    He said, on Good Friday.
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    My eastbound ride from Vienna on the W&OD was...

    My eastbound ride from Vienna on the W&OD was much improved. I left work at about 2:30, picked up the trail at Branch Ave (just below the climb up to Navy Federal), and rode all the way to Grove Ave...
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    Thanks; I have an entire road route that I can...

    Thanks; I have an entire road route that I can use, but I was just going on the trail to see how bad it was!
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    I rode the W&OD westbound from Shreve Rd in Falls...

    I rode the W&OD westbound from Shreve Rd in Falls Church to Church St in Vienna between 10:00 and 11:00 this morning. There were stretches that were clear, and most of the way had melted enough that...
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