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    Perhaps I'm being overly charitable, but I would...

    Perhaps I'm being overly charitable, but I would assume most drivers who pass too close aren't doing it out of malice, but out of ignorance of just how hazardous it is to pass a cyclist too close. I...
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    I see the comments section has been overrun with...

    I see the comments section has been overrun with the usual "Biker Hooligans Need to Git Offa Mah Road!" trash...
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    Two kitted-out roadietude dudes ninja drafting me...

    Two kitted-out roadietude dudes ninja drafting me for about half a mile on the WOD this morning then passing w/out warning or thanking me for the (involuntary) pull.

    Geeez...
  4. Ditto. Especially that last sentence.

    Ditto. Especially that last sentence.
  5. Why do you want a folder? I borrowed a friend's...

    Why do you want a folder? I borrowed a friend's a while back to take on the Metro during rush hours only to find out even though it's allowed, it's still obnoxious. I'm toying with seeing if I can...
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    It didn't bother me when you passed me. You...

    It didn't bother me when you passed me. You called your pass, all was good.

    It didn't bother me when you didn't pull away after passing me. I mean, I'm not sure why you bothered to pass me in...
  7. I ride on protected routes (WOD to MCT and across...

    I ride on protected routes (WOD to MCT and across the TR Bridge to Foggy Bottom) for close to the entirety of my commute, simply because it happens to be the most convenient route for me. I don't...
  8. In my experience, the Uniformed Secret Service is...

    In my experience, the Uniformed Secret Service is the biggest bunch of glorified rent-a-cops I've ever had the misfortune of seeing overstep their nonexistent authority. They make Paul Blart, Mall...
  9. Option 3: a bike from a company that isn't run by...

    Option 3: a bike from a company that isn't run by jerks in thrall to their legal department. :p
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    Finally got back on the bike today - it felt sooo...

    Finally got back on the bike today - it felt sooo good!

    Not sure how I became such a weather wimp, but so it goes...
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    "Awesome! Now make it three!"

    "Awesome! Now make it three!"
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    I'm pretty sure I've given up until Spring. Two...

    I'm pretty sure I've given up until Spring. Two years ago the only thing keeping me from my bike commute was ice on the trails. Cold temps, rain, heavy rain - I rode through it all. Now I look at...
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    Did you think to get a copyright for this thread?...

    Did you think to get a copyright for this thread?

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/missed-connections-for-a-holes
  14. My kids think I'm an insufferable dork (they're...

    My kids think I'm an insufferable dork (they're not necessarily incorrect), and cycling is just another piece of evidence to support their belief.
  15. I'd be more interested in knowing how the Secret...

    I'd be more interested in knowing how the Secret Service has any jurisdiction at all there?
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    Lady in the red windbreaker who passed me on the...

    Lady in the red windbreaker who passed me on the EB WOD this morning: I'm not bothered by your failure to call your pass (I'm sadly all too accustomed to that behavior) so much as I am annoyed by the...
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    Stick with camels?

    Stick with camels?
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    You: The one (1) person out of six who passed me...

    You: The one (1) person out of six who passed me tonight who called your pass. THANK YOU!

    As for the other five, well... bless your hearts.
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    Just want to say thanks to the guy who stopped to...

    Just want to say thanks to the guy who stopped to cover that downed tree with a white tarp last night on the Custis near the 66 crossing. Sorry for not to offering to help (the wind was obviously...
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    Between the mist, the chill and the damp, my ride...

    Between the mist, the chill and the damp, my ride in was actually quite refreshing.
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    That makes absolutely no sense at all.

    That makes absolutely no sense at all.
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    Why would anyone have to "succumb" for a...

    Why would anyone have to "succumb" for a dedicated precipitation bike? Seems to me that would be item 1 on the "to install" list for such a ride. :confused:
  23. ^^^ This. Times a gazillion.

    ^^^ This. Times a gazillion.
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    You: Calling your pass. Don't get me wrong,...

    You: Calling your pass.

    Don't get me wrong, calling out is better than not doing so and I'm glad you did, so that part of this post really belongs in "Found Connections" given how few people seem...
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    Questions: How accessible are the controls,...

    Questions:

    How accessible are the controls, especially on the rear light, to switch modes on the fly?

    Can the headlight be easily swiveled on the stem? Alternatively, how easy is it to reach...
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