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    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tornado-To...

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Tornado-Touched-Down-in-Alexandria-Last-Week-National-Weather-Service-Confirms-279856942.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DCBrand

    Two Tornadoes Touched Down in...
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    I'm still the only person I know who resumed...

    I'm still the only person I know who resumed cycling as an adult largely because of Michael Phelps and his record-setting achievement at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Honest. I got so fired up...
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    I have hundreds of rain bikes (at my disposal): ...

    I have hundreds of rain bikes (at my disposal):

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  4. Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games, June 26-July 5, 2015

    http://fairfax2015.com/

    http://www.wtop.com/41/3724739/Summer-event-will-play-a-role-in-DCs-Olympics-bid

    I read about this for the first time today. According to WTOP, the event is open to...
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    That's a wrap. Store is now officially closed,...

    That's a wrap. Store is now officially closed, for good (unless they extended hours today).

    I wonder what they will do with any gear they couldn't sell. Will it be similar to what you see at...
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    Tomorrow is the last day of business at the...

    Tomorrow is the last day of business at the store.

    I stopped by there last weekend. Not much left. A few expensive bikes on display (including a pricey track bike), a limited amount of jerseys and...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNIb6Ik2zc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNIb6Ik2zc
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/...

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/03/20/starbucks-coffee-shop-alcoholic-beverages-wine-beer/6658379/

    "Like others in the ultra-competitive restaurant world, the coffee giant plans...
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    Tim Kelley with two "E"s. Plus he's a Canon guy....

    Tim Kelley with two "E"s. Plus he's a Canon guy.

    Quote: "I am a Canon guy." [referring to cameras though, not puppies]
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    I'm still not doing much riding at all this fall,...

    I'm still not doing much riding at all this fall, and it's not nearly cold enough for ski goggles yet. But I did pick up some AAA batteries for the on-board fan. The sound is kind of annoying, as you...
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    I might have a different CatEye model. Maybe an...

    I might have a different CatEye model. Maybe an earlier version. The plastic casing is vanilla white on my bike light, and it doesn't blink nearly as fast as those in the video, I think. I usually...
  12. Traffic expected to be heavy for Concert for Valor, Nov. 11, on the National Mall

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/traffic/transit/Metro-Concerned-About-Moving-Concert-for-Valor-Crowd-278702941.html

    http://www.theconcertforvalor.com/

    The concert will take place somewhere on the...
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    I like how wide the Cateye Rapid 5 tail light is,...

    I like how wide the Cateye Rapid 5 tail light is, even if it's a little tricky to position under the seat.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04-p1aTl5Y8

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    I bought a front light, which was...
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    I don't recommend this route: ...

    I don't recommend this route:

    http://gothamist.com/2014/06/05/watch_nyc_get_sharknadod_in_new_sha.php


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e0ieIpBhsg

    You should also avoid Natalie O'Neill,...
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    Some local organizations are hosting their annual...

    Some local organizations are hosting their annual bike light giveaways and safety awareness set-ups. That can help, but I agree that there are too many people who ride (and run or walk) at night with...
  16. Every post about Pronto! Cycle Share must end...

    Every post about Pronto! Cycle Share must end with an exclamation point! When you visit Seattle and ride one of the bikes, you must shout out every sentence, as if it were marked with an exclamation...
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    Use this sign and spin it. It will mesmerize the...

    Use this sign and spin it. It will mesmerize the motorists and keep them still. (Or this could backfire and they would be mesmerized while continuing to drive through the intersection.)

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  18. Yeah, I saw online that Sister Madonna Buder...

    Yeah, I saw online that Sister Madonna Buder missed the time cutoff on the bike. She still managed to swim 2.4 miles and ride at least 74.5 miles on the bike in the hot and windy Hawaii weather. Very...
  19. Frostburg, MD, commissioned two new sculptures...

    Frostburg, MD, commissioned two new sculptures from artist Scott Cawood. They were unveiled at Frostburg Sculpture Garden, near the Great Allegheny Passage trail, on Oct. 10, 2014. Cawood titled them...
  20. Pronto! Cycle Share opened for service on Monday,...

    Pronto! Cycle Share opened for service on Monday, October 13. As noted above, this is the first post-Bixi ALTA bikeshare system.
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  21. I can't believe I missed it. I thought last...

    I can't believe I missed it. I thought last year's cancellation was it. But the group returned this year for another attempt at the flyover of Arlington. For some reason, I missed out on the local...
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  23. The Torch helmet, with embedded front/rear lights - good idea, dorky or other?

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    (Photo by Thomas MacDonald)

    http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/bikes-and-gear-features/torch-helmet-brilliant-idea

    It's not the first bike helmet with integrated lights, but apparently...
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    Are they copying the Speedmobile, the fitness...

    Are they copying the Speedmobile, the fitness craze that swept the nation (at least in the inventor's mind)?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUuwEq98ByM
  25. Ironman World Championship today, at ironman.com

    The pro men start in just a few minutes, at 12:25 pm ET. The pro women start at 12:30 pm. I think the age groupers (amateurs) start at 12:50 and 1:00 pm ET.

    Live streaming coverage is available on...
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