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    Did the visitor center close?

    Did the visitor center close?
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    I mean, if we really want to make fun of overkill...

    I mean, if we really want to make fun of overkill on the C&O, let's talk about the number of fat bikes popping up there these days... :D
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    This. For some reason most of the local...

    This. For some reason most of the local jurisdictions are convinced that a bollard is the only possible thing to do at an intersection. They'll point to various instances of cars on the W&OD or other...
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    Current specialized diverge (for example) is...

    Current specialized diverge (for example) is spec'd to run up to 47mm in 700c or 53mm in 650b, and isn't exactly a mountain bike. Road bikes with decent tire clearance are getting a lot easier to...
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    I think the same about 33s vs 38s :D If I had...

    I think the same about 33s vs 38s :D If I had clearance for 48s I'd probably feel the same way about them.
  6. those are very coherent and well considered...

    those are very coherent and well considered comments. based on my experience with vdot, they will proceed with doing what they want, and when motorists complain about the lower speed limit after they...
  7. I'd guess an engineer looked at it and freaked.

    I'd guess an engineer looked at it and freaked.
  8. Maybe instead of the useless bollard, they should...

    Maybe instead of the useless bollard, they should try better signage. I know, crazy.
  9. for some reason it's harder than it should be to...

    for some reason it's harder than it should be to find cycling shoes that don't have narrow pointy toes
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    It's actually not too bad if you take the fire...

    It's actually not too bad if you take the fire road off Dumfries, crossing the Occoquan either at Occoquan (foot bridge to Tanyard Hill Rd--they're not kidding, btw) or for a more epic ride, out...
  11. I found that the trails got really crowded with...

    I found that the trails got really crowded with new walkers, and the roads in the suburbs/rural areas got a lot more dangerous as cars were really speeding since drivers just saw empty pavement; that...
  12. I think I might have seen one last week on the...

    I think I might have seen one last week on the W&OD

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Draisine1817.jpg
  13. yes and no; it's very place-dependent. if you're...

    yes and no; it's very place-dependent. if you're in an place where vdot has built stroads to "upgrade" smaller roads or even dirt roads that existed 20 years ago things have gotten much, much worse....
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    temperature tests and masks, unless they have a...

    temperature tests and masks, unless they have a vaccine passport
  15. This. The double yellow is used at least here in...

    This. The double yellow is used at least here in Virginia on any local road with a traffic volume over a certain number of cars per day. On such roads you will never find a broken double yellow line...
  16. Yes; 15 or 20 years ago it was DOT trendy to put...

    Yes; 15 or 20 years ago it was DOT trendy to put in these superwide lanes as a "bike-friendly facility". Then experience showed that people sped even more than normal in them and cyclists generally...
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    wait, people are happy that there's a post in the...

    wait, people are happy that there's a post in the path?
  18. And this, kids, is why you make sure you're far...

    And this, kids, is why you make sure you're far enough over to the left to keep idiots in cars from trying to squeeze past you.

    As an aside: have you ever noticed how if a car breaks down or a...
  19. yes such rules are stupid, but changing them...

    yes such rules are stupid, but changing them requires giving cyclists something and most legislatures don't want to be seen giving in to the all powerful bike lobby. the best thing to do would have...
  20. honestly, the gnats on the w&od are more annoying

    honestly, the gnats on the w&od are more annoying
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    it's going nowhere fast

    it's going nowhere fast
  22. Unless someone programs in an ego, or tendency to...

    Unless someone programs in an ego, or tendency to start thinking about things other than driving, or a fear that driving defensively will make their reproductive organs smaller, autonomous vehicles...
  23. because in my experience when drivers roll stops...

    because in my experience when drivers roll stops like that it's because they plan to just keep going. so they only look to the left to see if there's an oncoming car and never stop to check whether...
  24. If we could just convince human drivers to just...

    If we could just convince human drivers to just f'ing slow down or stop when they're confused we'd probably have 10k fewer deaths every year. But no, human drivers just keep truckin'.
  25. Not in my experience. They generally have a good...

    Not in my experience. They generally have a good idea of what they think is safe/"normal", but actual laws? No. That's true regardless of mode.
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