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  1. Lost: PDW "sodapop" plastic front fender

    I think I lost it on my ride last Wednesday somewhere along the Custis from Glebe Rd to Rosslyn, then on the MVT across the 14th St bridge, past the Tidal Basin and around Hains Pt and back. They...
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    If it's still happening, we plan on coming with...

    If it's still happening, we plan on coming with the kids
  3. We had a Hamax bike seat and really liked it. It...

    We had a Hamax bike seat and really liked it. It was an older model than what they have now, but similar idea. It's great that you can buy them in the US now! We lost a part to ours that we had...
  4. Thread: Pet peeve

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    Pet peeve

    I see many dumb behaviors on the road, but few rise to the level of the drivers who, when observing one lane of traffic stopped for a crosswalk, proceed to speed around the stopped cars, through the...
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    There's no shame in walking your bike up the...

    There's no shame in walking your bike up the steepest hills if you need to, at least until you get in shape.
  6. +1 to signs or brochures or PSA's about trail...

    +1 to signs or brochures or PSA's about trail rules and safety. With bigger numbers there could be a lot more "handlebar benders" if folks don't know the rules of the trail and some basic safety...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll start...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll start looking for a spiked wheelset. Now if there were just some way to get rid of the goose droppings...
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    Aggressive geese?

    Hi all - For the first time this morning I had one of the geese lunge at me on the MVT between the I66 bridge and the Memorial Bridge. That was a first for me and kind of took me by surprise. Then...
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    I've always thought they should have a simulator...

    I've always thought they should have a simulator at the DMV that everyone has to do in order to get their license renewed. First, they go in the simulator as a driver, and as they are driving along,...
  10. Thread: Why??

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    OK, this seems really stupid, but the idea of...

    OK, this seems really stupid, but the idea of exercising while commuting by bus or train is not SO crazy. There are many people who ride commuter buses or trains for an hour or more each way. That...
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    I agree that while the area is bike-friendly,...

    I agree that while the area is bike-friendly, some smaller or larger changes could make things more accessible to more people. As a commuter, I think the infrastructure is pretty good now, but there...
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    I'm not a cool kid, but I'm familiar with...

    I'm not a cool kid, but I'm familiar with McLean's poorer cousin. What do you need to know? It's hilly. People drive as stupidly as elsewhere. But it's pretty bikeable around here.
  13. I decided to finally try to venture out today in...

    I decided to finally try to venture out today in hopes that I wouldn't be doing something too stupid. Took a Cabi in the evening from the Washington monument to Rosslyn, figuring that the Memorial...
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    Thanks really cold day for revealing the kink in...

    Thanks really cold day for revealing the kink in my armor. Ski jacket and three layers on my legs kept me warm and toasty and even my hands and feet were OK. There was just one spot on my forehead...
  15. Thread: Gloves?

    by oldbikechick
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    +1 for ski mittens. They are unwieldy, but for...

    +1 for ski mittens. They are unwieldy, but for the occasional cold day, they are great. My hands were sweating today.

    If it ever gets really cold, I plan on using these:

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    I picked...
  16. It did snow in Arlington. A few tiny flakes...

    It did snow in Arlington. A few tiny flakes swirled around in the air on my way in around 7:30 in North Arlington.
  17. My agency has it as part of the health and...

    My agency has it as part of the health and wellness program. I use Cabi to go back and forth to meetings that I would otherwise have taken metro or a cab to get to. So, the agency has definitely...
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    Note to self: check weather before leaving...

    Note to self: check weather before leaving work...
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    I rode on the bridge in the morning and the...

    I rode on the bridge in the morning and the evening. I was paying attention in the morning since I had read the articles and it was exactly as described. Towards the middle of the bridge - they...
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    All my favorite sports have high barriers to...

    All my favorite sports have high barriers to entry at the moment : skiing - requires snow and mountains, in short supply around here. Horseback riding, requires getting and maintaining a horse,...
  21. You might also want to check out the route during...

    You might also want to check out the route during the day if you haven't already, so you're familiar with it. I find that riding in an unfamiliar place in the dark is much scarier than if you've...
  22. Thread: New here

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    As a slow person who therefore gets passed a lot,...

    As a slow person who therefore gets passed a lot, I personally prefer the bell. Of course any way someone calls the pass is preferable to not calling it, but the verbal ones can sometimes be...
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    Phoenix bikes was able to add a brake to my...

    Phoenix bikes was able to add a brake to my daughter's bike, which I think is 16". The problem is that brakes here do not seem to be made for little hands. So, they had to put the brake on without...
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    Ok, I guess I'll take the metro then, even though...

    Ok, I guess I'll take the metro then, even though I already ate the afternoon candy bar I can only justify if I'm riding up the Custis.
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    How windy is it?

    The current weather.com says 19 mph wind with gusts to 29 mph. But the hourly just says 12 mph starting at 4:30. Anyone been out recently to experience what's actually happening? I want to avoid a...
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