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    Yeah, just keep shoving my nose in it.

    Yeah, just keep shoving my nose in it.
  2. July 23, 2017 Odenwald RTF - Five routes 25 to 133 miles

    The Velociped-Club Frankfurt 1883 e.V. has a big event this weekend. I'm tempted, but I'm supposed to bike down to Darmstadt tomorrow, meet up with my wife and son who will travel by train, and tour...
  3. But there's so much singletrack not under tree...

    But there's so much singletrack not under tree cover if you want to work on your tan.

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    Oh boy, the new Ballston ice rink come January...

    Oh boy, the new Ballston ice rink come January (we'll have to see how well it drains)!
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    Well, Strava thinks I did a pair of centuries...

    Well, Strava thinks I did a pair of centuries from my two day tour, but Garmin says only 99.73 miles total for Tuesday, July 18. Luckily I went beyond today and hit 106.28 miles to make seven months...
  6. It finally happened, a collision with an off-leash dog

    Most of my default riding includes the crushed stone trails in the Volkspark Niddatal near our apartment in Frankfurt. This also happens to be a very popular park for dogs and their human...
  7. I seem to remember that during his tenure as...

    I seem to remember that during his tenure as Evanston City Manager, Evanston eliminated their public bus system. They used to run a special route through my neighborhood in the morning that went to...
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    The traffic engineer's explanation six years ago...

    The traffic engineer's explanation six years ago involved the turning radius of the school buses and DES trucks that are heavy users of that intersection
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    Ok, Bikenetic ordered the TRP Spyre calipers for...

    Ok, Bikenetic ordered the TRP Spyre calipers for me when I was back in the US in May, but I finally had them installed by my Frankfurt LBS (Fahrradwerkstatt Eschenheimer Tor) last week. A decided...
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    I was out on the Rove on Sunday riding a mixture...

    I was out on the Rove on Sunday riding a mixture of road, paved and gravel trails, and some singletrack looping up around Bad Homburg to Römerkastell Saalburg, then to Sandplacken for a snack, and...
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    Jetpacks are not allowed on the W&OD.

    Jetpacks are not allowed on the W&OD.
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    eBikes are much more common around here...

    eBikes are much more common around here (Germany). I'm routinely passed by senior riders making little effort on heavy city style bikes. Oh wait, that's just 'cause I'm getting old and slow.
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  13. Just quick observation, one of the points made in...

    Just quick observation, one of the points made in discussions of runners in bike lanes is that frequently runners prefer asphalt to concrete because of the perception that it is easier on the joints.
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    Got my June 2017 century done for the summer...

    Got my June 2017 century done for the summer solstice. I rode out the Vulkanradweg as far as Ilbeshausen-Hochwaldhausen. a lot like riding the W&OD from Leesburg to Clarks Gap but it keeps going and...
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    Char[re]d. 15002

    Char[re]d. 15002
  16. I have to carry my bikes up eight steps from our...

    I have to carry my bikes up eight steps from our basement storage unit and it is twice as wide as the stairwell pictured in this thread. That's no real issue with the road and gravel bikes, but a...
  17. And the sound barrier exists to protect homes...

    And the sound barrier exists to protect homes several hundred feet away from the reduced affects of the noise, so yea, let's put the unprotected right in the middle of it! :rolleyes:
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    There's something wrong with a game that only...

    There's something wrong with a game that only rewards the most "efficient" way. Aren't we out thee to enjoy the ride, how do you get rewarded for that?
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    You're still just a young whippersnapper, so get...

    You're still just a young whippersnapper, so get off my lawn ya punk! :p
  20. Try being a 65 year old retiree who can't podium...

    Try being a 65 year old retiree who can't podium any more even at the NOVA Senior Olympic cycling time trials. ;)
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    So, cyclo-cross practice has to look for a new...

    So, cyclo-cross practice has to look for a new home? ;)
  22. Both in the US and in Germany I routinely...

    Both in the US and in Germany I routinely encounter drivers cutting the corner on left turns when there is no motor vehicle they might hit. Time for driver re-education camps (on this and way to...
  23. I've always wondered about the heel on the left...

    I've always wondered about the heel on the left too. Maybe because we first did dog training in England and they drive on the left?
  24. And just try to find a list of "prohibited" items...

    And just try to find a list of "prohibited" items on the WMATA website.
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    Let me think, or something really stupid?

    Let me think, or something really stupid?
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