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  1. Today's Cyclist Struck- Old Georgetown Road

    Here we go again: https://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2019/11/pedestrian-cyclist-hospitalized-after-separate-crashes-in-montgomery-co/

    Ah, the wisdom of a crosswalk at a freeway on-ramp...
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    If it is DIY, it is very well done. It was on two...

    If it is DIY, it is very well done. It was on two corners of this intersection. I had not noticed this anywhere else downtown, but then I wasn't looking. DC peeps, what say you?
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    A crosswalk at 13th & L St NW, DC. No, no...

    A crosswalk at 13th & L St NW, DC. No, no e-scooters nearby to challenge/ignore this.20443
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    Yeah, a pain in the butt for that weekend, but it...

    Yeah, a pain in the butt for that weekend, but it means this much-needed project is halfway home. As a bonus, I believe we will get a safer bike/ped connection- most of us took the south side of the...
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    Better than I hoped! That surface was...

    Better than I hoped!

    That surface was concrete to begin with- which shows the sheer power of floodwater that tore though there. A yellow boundary line? Thank you. Rip-rap to protect the concrete?...
  6. I wore my PAL Ambassador reflective vest today,...

    I wore my PAL Ambassador reflective vest today, marshaling for Notorious ARL. Stopped into Arlington Mill, and darned if that didn't happen to me!
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    Judd: You have me as a Ride Marshal.

    Judd: You have me as a Ride Marshal.
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    2041820419204202042120422 It has been years...

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    It has been years since *anyone* has been able to do these shots at the base of the Washington Monument. It finally reopened this past week. So we did...
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    2041320414204152041620417 FDR, Dr. King, and...

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    FDR, Dr. King, and I'll let Larry Behery (The Old Bike Shop) explain what was going on at the DC World War I Memorial.
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    Pics (so you know it happened). Here we go......

    Pics (so you know it happened). Here we go... Photo credit Dylan Graydon
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    Presidents Jefferson and FDR.
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    Hi! My original intent was to roll from Papillon...

    Hi! My original intent was to roll from Papillon at 7:15, but I have guests who will arrive a few minutes after that. So, likely to roll 7:30-ish, which would put me at the south side of LBJ closer...
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    Good morning. Papillon's Monuments at Night Redux...

    Good morning. Papillon's Monuments at Night Redux is this evening. The weather forecast- Clear. Sunset at 7:07pm, temperatures around 81 going down to 74 by 11. Can't ask for better (except maybe the...
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    20405 One more time- the soundtrack for my...

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    One more time- the soundtrack for my final ride for Papillon Bicycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhrTaOIl5iI&fbclid=IwAR1_xHUTZGK15YyNE2WPZ0SJFVSFdY4tCufGg6oFASQ5AeOkCQwzlpXyEE4
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    [QUOTE=dbb;192753] Maybe this sign might both...

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    Maybe this sign might both increase awareness and possibly encourage enforcement

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    As a start (*something* is far better than nothing), what must we...
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    Or, the Guerilla Signage route (like we used to...

    Or, the Guerilla Signage route (like we used to do in the PAL Ambassador days):

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    [bump] [bump] A reminder- if you wish to...

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    A reminder- if you wish to cruise around and see lots of illuminated marble in DC tomorrow evening, there's a ride with your name on it: ...
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    OK. What do we do next? Apart from Guerilla...

    OK. What do we do next? Apart from Guerilla Signage?
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    So let it be written, so let it be done:...

    So let it be written, so let it be done: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-papillon-monuments-at-night-ride-tickets-69381561117
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    It is now 2019. And it's time. Papillon's...

    It is now 2019. And it's time. Papillon's Monuments at Night Ride returns Saturday evening, August 24. Details to follow, soon. 20304

    The vintage WMAL jingle, our soundtrack, remains:...
  20. Maybe that is because the NuVinci's shifter...

    Maybe that is because the NuVinci's shifter progresses in the *opposite* direction as a Shimano derailleur or hub setup. A different sort of muscle memory that constantly found me shifting in the...
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    I tried the narrow sidewalk detour today. Grumble...

    I tried the narrow sidewalk detour today. Grumble grumble grumble. Additional complication was a rectangular access cover on the north side sidewalk, at the crossing. It is *raised* all the way...
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    I think, because these trails do not have to bear...

    I think, because these trails do not have to bear the weight of your average road (sustained pressure from countless cars and high tonnage trucks), they are built lighter. Much thinner gravel...
  23. lordofthemark...damn. So sorry this happened....

    lordofthemark...damn. So sorry this happened. Heal up & get your groove back.

    As to that motorist... :mad:
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    BTW, John Michael from Papillon Cycles is looking...

    BTW, John Michael from Papillon Cycles is looking for honest-to-goodness wooden rims. Contact him at the shop.
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    OMG, you're right! We all missed that. The...

    OMG, you're right! We all missed that.

    The story of those pictures: While out to launch, we went to see Neil Armstrong's restored space suit. Found a Wright Bros. bicycle instead.
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