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  1. Dang, still no legitimate fix? So if conditions...

    Dang, still no legitimate fix? So if conditions are dry and it hasn't rained, easy peasy, but if there's lots of water it may not be passable?
  2. C&O Conditions? (Washout near Brunswick)

    I recently planned a Pittsburgh to DC bike ride for this October, four days total (two on GAP, two on C&O). I was wondering if anyone had an update on the conditions of the C&O, particularly the...
  3. creadinger, thanks for the thorough route...

    creadinger, thanks for the thorough route description! Sounds like quite the trek.

    I too am surprised there's no easy connection once crossing the Wilson Bridge. I laugh when I see the "Bikes may...
  4. Thanks lordofthemark, I didn't know there was...

    Thanks lordofthemark, I didn't know there was such a listserve-- they'd probably know!

    And you're right, biking to SW-waterfront and taking metro from there is probably a good option also....
  5. Best route from Old Town Alexandria to Suitland?

    I'm starting a new job next week and was hoping to get some insight on what would be the best route from Old Town Alexandria to Suitland MD. Google maps says to cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and...
  6. Best Bell from Amazon? Need recommendations!

    Anybody use a bell from Amazon they can recommend? Looking for one that fits a road bike and has the "Piiiing" sound, rather than "Brrrrring brrrrring". Thanks in advance!
  7. Thanks guys, great suggestions! For now I'm going...

    Thanks guys, great suggestions! For now I'm going to put some of the spacers on top of the stem and try out various heights. Bikenetic sounds like the place to go for the steering tube cut--I'll...
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    Tire width for C&O Canal Trail?

    I'm planning an upcoming ride from DC to Harpers Ferry WV along the C&O Canal Trail. Never been on this path, and from what I see online there are varying opinions, but would I be OK with 700x28c...
  9. Stem height and cutting steering tube?

    I recently purchased a Surly Pacer steel road bike from a private seller and the stem is too high-- currently sitting on 5 cm of spacers (image attached). Not to mention it looks pretty goofy in my...
  10. LBS deals vs. Bikes Direct / Nashbar?

    Is it possible to get a road bike with Shimano 105 or SRAM Apex components for around $1000 or less at any of the local bike shops in Arlington and Alexandria? Maybe this Fall when newer stuff comes...
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