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  1. 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,...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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    On the Holmes Run Trail: - northernmost stream...

    On the Holmes Run Trail:

    - northernmost stream crossing (closest to Columbia Pike) - north side has a large pile of rock/sand which could be difficult to get around
    - 2nd northernmost stream...
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    Whatever happened to that questionnaire that the...

    Whatever happened to that questionnaire that the NVRPA had concerning the W&OD trail which had questions on educational signage (i.e., signs reminding trail users to signal before passing, stay to...
  10. This is what I'm thinking of, combining aspects...

    This is what I'm thinking of, combining aspects from each of the 3 designs:
    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8975&stc=1
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    Just thought of a shorter version of this: ...

    Just thought of a shorter version of this:

    Peeps in crosswalk
    Drivers should yield
    Because these peeps
    Have no force field
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    Fun use of a work break; I'm sure more will pop...

    Fun use of a work break; I'm sure more will pop into my head as the day goes on. Here's what I have made so far (I think some of these would work on trails, too):

    Sharing spaces
    Safer places...
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    Easily distr- Hey, look, a kitty (thanks...

    Easily distr- Hey, look, a kitty (thanks rcannon)! -acted.
  14. My opinion comes from a perspective of a cyclist...

    My opinion comes from a perspective of a cyclist who rides on the road through this area primarily on evenings/nights/weekends a.k.a. off-peak times.

    I'll break my opinion of the concepts into 3...
  15. Here are the images for the 3 concept plans for...

    Here are the images for the 3 concept plans for those that don't want to venture off the forum.
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    Birthday Bike Ride to Wolf Trap

    This past Sunday, I took my sister (from NYC) on a bike ride through McLean and Tysons to Wolf Trap and back along the W&OD for her birthday. Because she didn't bring her hybrid bike (Fuji Absolute...
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    I found a map of the 2012 design for the King...

    I found a map of the 2012 design for the King Street station on the Alexandria website: https://alexandriava.gov/localmotion/info/default.aspx?id=29706

    Scroll down and click on the March 7, 2012...
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    @Arlingtonrider, I couldn't find the right thread...

    @Arlingtonrider, I couldn't find the right thread for this, but since we talked about it during happy hour and I made a crudely drawn version of the Carlin Springs/W&OD proposed crossing (my version...
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    Math Is Fun!

    Alright, I couldn't help myself, but I did want to know: how much will this cost the average bike-train commuter?

    Using the following values:
    rental rate: $.05/hour
    typical workday (9 a.m. - 5...
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    First off, that's terrible that this guy died. ...

    First off, that's terrible that this guy died.

    Second, I'm really trying not to jump to conclusions, but as the article states:



    If the reported story is factually accurate, then the...
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    On the MVT, I've seen people fishing from under...

    On the MVT, I've seen people fishing from under the Wilson Bridge at Jones Point Park and off the bridge over Little Hunting Creek at Riverside Park.
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    Ouch! That's not good. Which water station did it...

    Ouch! That's not good. Which water station did it occur at? There were some odd grooves at both stations (Crystal Drive and at the Air Force Memorial) generally involving transitions between...
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    @PotomacCyclist, good advice on taking it easy. I...

    @PotomacCyclist, good advice on taking it easy. I will certainly be doing just that for the next week (family will be in town, so it'll be a bit easier not having time to work out).

    My results...
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    First 3 laps were fine, next 2 felt a little...

    First 3 laps were fine, next 2 felt a little tougher, and eventually the last lap was a real challenge due to the heat, humidity, and fatigue, but I finished 6! A winner is you!
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    From the website...

    From the website http://cyclingclassic.org/general-registration.html


    Just remember that the ride officially starts at 7 and ends at 10, so if you don't pick up your packet and attach your rider...
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