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    Do TdF riders call their passes? I'm reminded of...

    Do TdF riders call their passes? I'm reminded of a MTB race many many years ago when my bell was ringing itself because of the jolts on a bumpy descent and racers were pulling over to let me through....
  2. Congrats on the new distance record, scoot! I'm...

    Congrats on the new distance record, scoot! I'm had the pleasure of riding with a lot of people when they rode farther than ever before. That's always fun. You rode strong, I had no idea you were...
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    Kinda slow on the delivery from what I hear. It...

    Kinda slow on the delivery from what I hear. It wouldn't hurt to check with them. I didn't get even get an email when our team won last year (medium size team). I had to contact them to arrange for...
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    I saw a large group of riders on Virginia Ave. so...

    I saw a large group of riders on Virginia Ave. so I chased them down to see what was up. It was The Climate Ride! I passed a lot of them so I could get some pictures, followed onto Constitution, then...
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    No alternative. If you want to ride on the ferry...

    No alternative. If you want to ride on the ferry boat you must ride 15 but I second Dismal's assessment of the short stretch, it's not bad riding. Stay on the shoulder. There's a rumble strip that...
  6. Five survivors, almost done, last hour of...

    Five survivors, almost done, last hour of daylight, the photographer's "magic hour".
    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/1937464_10101186792201094_6955203029569571558_n.jpg
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    Riding to Catoctin Mountain, Everesting, then...

    Riding to Catoctin Mountain, Everesting, then riding home...

    Everesting on a climb that forced Pete DeNitto to get off and walk...

    Everesting on a gravel road...

    I think Everestng on...
  8. Wow, what great ride! bobco kinda got roped into...

    Wow, what great ride! bobco kinda got roped into leading our group and he was an awesome tour guide, great navigator and very knowledgeable about the history of the Stones and other local lore. The...
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    There's prizes to be won. Toilet paper! Unless A...

    There's prizes to be won. Toilet paper! Unless A LOT of people join in the final weeks and they enter A LOT of miles, the team will finish third this year. Not bad. We finished second overall last...
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    I hope you feel better soon! Oh by the way, are...

    I hope you feel better soon! Oh by the way, are you on our National Bike Challenge team?
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    I pulled up around 10 and asked it they were...

    I pulled up around 10 and asked it they were selling stuff. The guy said "No, do you want socks?" I said yes. I didn't want to seem greedy so I didn't grab a water bottle until the next time I rode...
  12. 155 riders signed up on the Facebook event page....

    155 riders signed up on the Facebook event page. I'm number 155. :)
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    Endo was syncing pretty well for me but a few...

    Endo was syncing pretty well for me but a few glitches recently. I've decided to manually log my miles directly to the NBC site for the duration of the challenge period.
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    In my experience, rear panniers effect handling...

    In my experience, rear panniers effect handling less.
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    Wow, two pairs of shorts for Steve? One pair for...

    Wow, two pairs of shorts for Steve? One pair for All-Star Robert Cox.
  16. Hope you real better soon.

    Hope you real better soon.
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    A lot of front wheels have gone missing in the...

    A lot of front wheels have gone missing in the last few days.
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    50th Anniversary Further Bus Tour...

    50th Anniversary Further Bus Tour
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    I just bought a set of two five bolt Raceface...

    I just bought a set of two five bolt Raceface rings, 53/39 130BCD, both for total of $19.95 from Bike Nashbar. Probably too big and too many bolt holes for your bike but if not, pretty good price. I...
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    Proteus Bicycle's Coffee Ride...

    Proteus Bicycle's Coffee Ride
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    Home of Clarke Bedford http://clarkebedford.com/cms/...
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    Bikes are allowed on the paved part of the...

    Bikes are allowed on the paved part of the Northwest Branch Trail which is a little over 6 miles long. The unpaved hiker only trails are on the other side of the Branch and north of the Beltway.
  22. Said the Queen of Freezing Saddles...

    Said the Queen of Freezing Saddles...
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    Stopped with a double rush onboard to exchange...

    Stopped with a double rush onboard to exchange pleasantries with culimerc. OK I was stopped at the light when he stopped to say hi to me. Package was dropped within ten minutes of the scheduled pick...
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    The biggest climb I've done is Lamb's Knoll....

    The biggest climb I've done is Lamb's Knoll. Including the approach on Reno Monument Rd. 1000ft in 3 miles. http://www.strava.com/segments/748674?filter=overall
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    Green trailer hauler/gravel grinder/weekend road...

    Green trailer hauler/gravel grinder/weekend road warrior is called the Smith Army Bike because it does everything, like a Swiss Army Knife.
    Silver fast hybrid is the Silver Bullet.
    Black with white...
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