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    I will officially predict here that there won't...

    I will officially predict here that there won't be a FEMA Presidential Disaster Declaration for the storm in Arlington. To get a declaration requires damage that exceeds a per capita damage level at...
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    Sept 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Coming back from Monday Pancake Club, I went past the barricade on the W&OD underpass at Wilson. A couple of peds who were also using the underpass were de-Lumberjacking the cones at the barriers. ...
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    Sticky: I'm game for Monday. What time?

    I'm game for Monday. What time?
  4. Well that's damning with faint praise.

    Well that's damning with faint praise.
  5. As an alternative, the BAC should review and...

    As an alternative, the BAC should review and comment on the design guidelines the county uses to identify the placement of stuff on trails, sidewalks, and similar places that may affect cyclists. If...
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    I thought we had "achieved" at least one of the...

    I thought we had "achieved" at least one of the triggers in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

    Section 2B.54 No Turn on Red Signs (R10-11 Series, R10-17a, and R10-30)
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    Bike Lanes on Crystal Drive

    Rolling south on Crystal Drive this morning, two commercial vehicles were in the bike lane. 20262

    An Arlington Police officer rolled up as we watched during Coffee Club and we thought we were...
  8. Thread: Missed connection

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    Actually, 1:12. According to the 2010 ADA...

    Actually, 1:12. According to the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

    405.2 Slope. Ramp runs shall have a running slope not steeper than 1:12.


    405.6 Rise. The rise for any ramp run shall...
  9. I'd agree with the need for "clear, simple, and...

    I'd agree with the need for "clear, simple, and sometimes bright line rules", but that requires incentives for complying. In the case of traffic enforcement, that is generally absent (USPP and Hains...
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    Nope. Low tide was at 0814 so the tidal part of...

    Nope. Low tide was at 0814 so the tidal part of FMR had no problem dumping into the Potomac.
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    My point exactly.

    My point exactly.
  12. Thread: Missed connection

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    Yo: Cyclist on a CaBi in front of the Jefferson,...

    Yo: Cyclist on a CaBi in front of the Jefferson, on the highway side of the guardrail, heading across the river with traffic

    Me: Heading up the ramp to the 14th St Bridge in front of the...
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    While there isn't a great deal of movement that...

    While there isn't a great deal of movement that would be visible in a photo; thinking, reflection, studying, cogitating, considering, contemplating, meditating, pondering, ruminating, consideration,...
  14. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Your reputation is known, even to the water taxi...

    Your reputation is known, even to the water taxi people. For the record, I'm cool with them charging a Steve O surcharge.

    https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/commuter-passes/

    Go to the Commuter...
  15. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    I tried a multi-modal commute this morning. Rode...

    I tried a multi-modal commute this morning. Rode down to Old Town and took the water taxi to the Wharf. Pretty painless. http://Www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi

    Buy tickets on line and...
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    I would hope that there are no Right on Red...

    I would hope that there are no Right on Red collisions in the next four months. The optics wouldn't be particularly good if there were additional collisions as the DES staff reflects on the need for...
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    Did you make it up to Bonnet Carre Spillway...

    Did you make it up to Bonnet Carre Spillway (upriver by Norco)? Setting a record for most days open.
  18. Thread: My Morning Commute

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    Observed between the ramp to/from the 14th St...

    Observed between the ramp to/from the 14th St Bridge path and the MVT. As Bentbike suggests, the roadway is clearly unsafe for motorists and their cars so we should consider banning them, for their...
  19. Thread: Missed connection

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    Last night about 7 on the MVT, between the...

    Last night about 7 on the MVT, between the Gravelly Point porta potties and the Roaches Run bridge. Found a set of panniers that seem to have tired of being carried. Contents resembled what many of...
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    If memory serves, the Crystal City Connector is...

    If memory serves, the Crystal City Connector is mile marker 14 on the Mount Vernon Trail (MVT). MM 0 is at Mount Vernon. Add getting to Mount Vernon and two miles (or so) to get to Henderson Hall...
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    There is a great route from Mount Vernon, the...

    There is a great route from Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Trail. Head out the gate at River Village (if it is still open) and then head to Mount Vernon. At the Crystal City Connector (near DCA),...
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    Well, in Chicago BTWW is in June, so maybe they...

    Well, in Chicago BTWW is in June, so maybe they just didn't know when we celebrate it.

    For next year, the County should more aggressively engage the organizers about their plans for (legally)...
  23. Silly boy! We need to get you off the dirt...

    Silly boy! We need to get you off the dirt trails you so capably ride.

    It is the Intersection of Doom, at Lynn and Lee in Rosslyn, where drivers turn right across a major trail crossing.
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    GoPro Recommendations

    Are there any current recommendations (asking for a friend) on GoPro cameras? He's looking for a bike or bike helmet mounted system.

    Your advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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