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  1. That's why it's important to add your own...

    That's why it's important to add your own specific comments - it helps steer their thinking.
  2. Next phase of SuperNova Transportation Survey

    SuperNova has listened to those who commented the last time, and are offering their take on the previous feedback.

    Portions of the survey do mention bike connectivity, though most here would...
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    Being noticed after the fact is not much help,...

    Being noticed after the fact is not much help, IMHO.

    Now if it allowed one to sail over a car bearing down on them...
  4. Are you finding anything within your requirements...

    Are you finding anything within your requirements in the Falls Church area? There are two metro locations in Falls Church - West Falls Church and East Falls church. Lots of buses terminate at West...
  5. Thread: Motivation

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    Not just good for your health, pocket book, and state of mind...

    Former President Bush in his 2006 State of the Union Address (and in subsequent communications) said "America is addicted to oil".

    The energy crisis outlined in the 2010 Joint Operating...
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    Bikes At Work ( http://www.bikesatwork.com/)has...

    Bikes At Work has a nice set of heavy duty general purpose bike trailers, here's a picture of one carrying a 24' ladder, though might run over $500;

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    Wike has a trailer specifically for...
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    Nice to know! Still too early, though, for...

    Nice to know! Still too early, though, for Elderberry to be blooming (I have approximately 12 plants that I harvest the berries from in my edible landscape).
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    Have you biked the C&O canal yet? There is a lot...

    Have you biked the C&O canal yet? There is a lot of history along the way, as well as contemporary sites, like the US Olympic white water team's training site.

    http://bikewashington.org/canal/
  9. And attach a photo if you have a phone-cam

    And attach a photo if you have a phone-cam
  10. Still doesn't address my original question, but...

    Still doesn't address my original question, but I'm willing to agree to disagree, because this could be an endless series of claim and counter claim. Life is too short...
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    Folding bikes with a canvass wrap are an...

    Folding bikes with a canvass wrap are an exception to the rule.

    http://www.wmata.com/getting_around/bike_ride/
  12. I had said "don't see the 30+mph ebikes you are...

    I had said "don't see the 30+mph ebikes you are talking about, even the ones over $2k. It would take a very expensive, massive battery, and a powerful motor to get anywhere near 30mph and even then...
  13. I believe this is what 99% of the ebike riders on...

    I believe this is what 99% of the ebike riders on W&OD, Custis, etc will be using it for.
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    I would suggest; - A helmet light with high,...

    I would suggest;

    - A helmet light with high, med, low, and strobe settings, at least 250 lumens. A helmet light allows you to look directly at drivers to increase their awareness of you, and a...
  15. This is an unsubstantiated claim. Note that "The...

    This is an unsubstantiated claim. Note that "The total pack gives 100.8V fully charged at 24Ah." This is a massive, VERY expensive battery pack. A top of the line 36V 9Ah LiFePO4 battery runs $525...
  16. As an electro-mechanical engineer and bike...

    As an electro-mechanical engineer and bike commuter, I've looked into a conversion kit myself, and don't see the 30+mph ebikes you are talking about, even the ones over $2k. It would take a very...
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    One more possibility is taking W&OD to Clarke's...

    One more possibility is taking W&OD to Clarke's Gap into Paeonian Springs, turn right, head to Shell, turn left on Clarke's Gap Road, take that into Waterford, veer off to Lovettesville, take...
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    There's always Wilson Blvd from Rosslyn through...

    There's always Wilson Blvd from Rosslyn through Ballston, hopping over to the Bluemont Junction Trail then to W&OD. Or other variations via the Memorial Bridge.
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    This thread notes some instances; ...

    This thread notes some instances;

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?1502-Cyclists-ticketed-on-the-trails&highlight=ticket
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    That was about 4:50pm, probably at S. Oak st in...

    That was about 4:50pm, probably at S. Oak st in Falls Church on the W&OD, right about where I ran across Dirt on Friday.
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    I'm no spring chick, so getting passed is...

    I'm no spring chick, so getting passed is something I now take for granted, though often I do keep up with groups like that for a spell, finding when I do so my fitness improvement increases at a...
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    Peleton ticketed

    Commuting home this evening on the W&OD heading east towards Falls Church, was passed by a trio of roadies moving right along. Later, approaching Rt 7, saw them detained by a bicycle policeman who...
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    Hoping you bound back resoundingly, we need you.

    Hoping you bound back resoundingly, we need you.
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    I wear a full length visor (put on before the...

    I wear a full length visor (put on before the helmet) that helps keep the glasses clear of droplets (and keeps the sun out of my eyes heading east in the morning and west in the evening).
  25. Excellent, rcannon! Indeed, sufficient bike...

    Excellent, rcannon! Indeed, sufficient bike infrastructure on the bridge and to connecting trails would help to increase bike commuting, which would reduce environmental impacts.

    Your attention...
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