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  1. Thread: Missed connection

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    As a compromise, I use the noise from my shifters...

    As a compromise, I use the noise from my shifters as a bell. One step down, then one step back, and repeat if necessary.
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    This is the route...

    This is the route that I recommend(through Ashburn Village Blvd, I have checked StreetView/Satellite thoroughly). It has either sidepaths or sidewalks. There are 2 spots where you have to walk your...
  3. There are not many cameras:...

    There are not many cameras: https://www.511virginia.org/
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    I found an interesting connection if you want to...

    I found an interesting connection if you want to avoid Lewinsville RD traffic altogether. Click on this Google Map link to see it. It connects Old Cedar RD to Old Falls RD. If you zoom out the map,...
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    I doubt they would keep it open. Sunset Hills RD...

    I doubt they would keep it open. Sunset Hills RD has a sidewalk on one side, and it's not the W&OD side, which makes it harder for some. So it means using the road for one block, and on the next...
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    Coming Winter 2021: W&OD Bridge over Wiehle AVE...

    Coming Winter 2021: W&OD Bridge over Wiehle AVE in Reston. Should be completed in 2 years from now per PDF docs. It would be 18 feet wide:
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    Or you could cross the river with this $1400 kit:...

    Or you could cross the river with this $1400 kit:

    https://www.shuttlebike.com/en/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M37PPSYlZNA
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    I haven't biked in the Great Falls area, but the...

    I haven't biked in the Great Falls area, but the American Legion Bridge is part of I-495, which is prohibited to cyclists. I wish that they add a multi-use bridge next to it, for those in MD who want...
  9. I was told by a bike mechanic that putting new...

    I was told by a bike mechanic that putting new chain on a worn cassette makes the skipping worse; which was what I experienced. 3000 Miles is the chain life I am getting, but if you delay changing...
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    Poll: How about a reflective snow flake?

    How about a reflective snow flake?
  11. Last weekend! See the above post.

    Last weekend! See the above post.
  12. Just got REI (https://www.rei.com/) newsletter in...

    Just got REI newsletter in the mail. The sale starts this Friday Nov 15 until Monday Nov 25. 20% off one full-price item(In stores/online), and 20% off REI-Outlet(Online only).

    Cycling specific...
  13. Link to law here...

    Link to law here; which I didn't know it has changed. However, the law doesn't say they can't be used, just that they aren't allowed to go faster than 25 MPH, even on the road it seems. Quote:

    "No...
  14. Thread: Ebikes!

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    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation?...

    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation? I tried this link that Judd posted, but I don't see any after clicking on few stations.
  15. Thread: Missed connection

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    Sorry if I made you feel worse. I learned to...

    Sorry if I made you feel worse. I learned to avoid those heading into fast food restaurants because they are only half alert, it's their last leg of the trip, and it gives me a chuckle every time I...
  16. Thread: Missed connection

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    "Never go between a man and his cheeseburger" has...

    "Never go between a man and his cheeseburger" has served me well. :)
  17. Rather than passing laws to regulate behavior...

    Rather than passing laws to regulate behavior that is not easily/seldom enforced, I suggest instead mandating that scooter/Ebike operators/bike shops require new registrants/potential buyers to visit...
  18. A better approach than just making a general...

    A better approach than just making a general speed limit; is to limit the speed only the closer you are to a pedestrian/pet/wheelchair. If you are within 2 feet, the limit might be 8-10 MPH, one foot...
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    You could wear this filter...

    You could wear this filter($11), which is like HEPA filter, having 99.97% particulate efficiency. I have tried it, and it's no more difficult to breath than cheap filters, but I didn't use it while...
  20. I prefer that it says this about speed limits on...

    I prefer that it says this about speed limits on sidewalks: "Speed on sidewalks should be limited to 10?15? MPH, unless within 3 Feet from any pedestrian, then the speed limit would be 6 MPH."

    I...
  21. The link in the middle of the article gives a...

    The link in the middle of the article gives a link to a PDF file of the draft. Here are somethings I noted, but I am not an expert:

    1 - In page 26 of 149: 14.2-64.1 part D, students under 16...
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    The Town of Vienna is holding a public hearing...

    The Town of Vienna is holding a public hearing this upcoming Tuesday at 8 PM to discuss plans for a one-year pilot program allowing up to 150 E-Scooters/Bikes/E-Bikes per company(all links are to PDF...
  23. Cyclist Struck, Multiple People Injured in Crash on Connecticut Ave in Kensington, MD

    Here is the location of the intersection.

    https://www.mymcmedia.org/five-injured-in-kensington-collision-involving-cyclist-multiple-vehicles/
  24. PBS Nova: Self Driving Cars Episode Tonight at 9 PM

    Just a heads up that tonight's episode covers self driving cars. You can watch it online after it airs here:

    https://www.pbs.org/show/nova/
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    Overnight fire at Spokes Etc Belle View?

    Saw the headline in the news today "Overnight fire at bike shop" at Belle View Shopping Center. Spokes Etc has a bike shop there, but it's not clear which businesses are affected, and where the fire...
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