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    Route Art Contest on MapMyFitness

    I recently found out about an annual Route Art Contest held by MapMyRide (MapMyFitness is the overarching site) that I think at least a few on this forum would be interested in.

    Since I can't...
  2. The Potomac Heritage Trail is a pretty awesome...

    The Potomac Heritage Trail is a pretty awesome trail and is well marked. I've gone on numerous hikes along there, most recently being my Chain Bridge to American Legion Bridge and back trip.

    To...
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    Hmm, I interpreted the "Ride with Traffic" sign...

    Hmm, I interpreted the "Ride with Traffic" sign to mean "Do not ride against traffic" as in "Don't salmon." The bike lane sign designates that lane as a bike lane, although it would help a lot to...
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    You can still ride, as there is a CaBi station at...

    You can still ride, as there is a CaBi station at Arlington Mill Community Center.
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    Thanks for the link! I took a quick look at it,...

    Thanks for the link! I took a quick look at it, and I'm going to sign up later tonight. It looks like I'll be spending a lot of time on that site, though ;)
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    I will be leading a short group bike ride at work...

    I will be leading a short group bike ride at work around 5, so sometime after 6 I should be there.
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    Bike 'n' Hike - Chain Bridge to American Legion Bridge Loop

    On Saturday I did the longest Bike 'n' Hike I've ever attempted (15.5 miles hiked, 16 miles biked). To explain, a bike 'n' hike is where you bike to an area, park your bike, go hiking, and eventually...
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    Some drivers are dumber than the rocks they try...

    Some drivers are dumber than the rocks they try to drive over.

    While riding on the Bluemont Junction Trail towards Ballston between Emerson and the Wilson/George Mason intersection this evening...
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    Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival 2014

    About 2 weeks ago, I did the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival 50-mile ride. Here's the video I made from it:


    http://youtu.be/dnzjBSMoWjE

    Next year, 100-mile ride. Next year, 100-mile ride....
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    I've never heard of the Hains Point peloton rides...

    I've never heard of the Hains Point peloton rides and am glad that I was not there last night when I went on my ride because I may very well have had a similar situation to the one described by...
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    Thanks for the update! I'm glad they were able to...

    Thanks for the update! I'm glad they were able to extend the sidewalk on the east side of Gallows which according to your photos now ends at a spot where people can use a crosswalk (with light) to...
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    I find the following fact about the article to be...

    I find the following fact about the article to be a sign of progress: there was no reference as to whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet when he was hit. Hallelujah!
  13. Thread: First Aid Kits

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    That's a brilliant idea! I have always thought in...

    That's a brilliant idea! I have always thought in passing about having some sort of first aid kit on my bike for longer rides but would fall into the same problem with storage. Putting a first aid...
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    What you're describing is a day-fine...

    What you're describing is a day-fine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day-fine) which takes into account the person's average daily income to help determine a suitable penalty. Currently, they are being...
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    Taking the survey, I found myself focusing more...

    Taking the survey, I found myself focusing more on traffic congestion and commute times/distances than specifically cycling as far as the entire state of Virginia is concerned. It's strange to say on...
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    I was thinking of this incident from a few months...

    I was thinking of this incident from a few months ago that made me think there would be little chance of justice for Subby:...
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    I feel you on this, but if you were to get hit by...

    I feel you on this, but if you were to get hit by one of the vehicles I think you'd end up getting a ticket for it. Quick explanation: you're considered a pedestrian in this situation (trail-user...
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    50 States & 13 Colonies Rides

    As of 11 o'clock this morning, registration has opened for WABA's 50 States & 13 Colonies rides!

    It is a WABA member-only event, and registration can be done on the WABA website:...
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    Is it like the other bridge crossings over I-495...

    Is it like the other bridge crossings over I-495 with pedestrian crossings that offer little to no safety for those without large collapsible boxes around them? Do the crossings look like these:...
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    I remember you did the 100 a few years ago when I...

    I remember you did the 100 a few years ago when I did the 50. Maybe next year I'll be able to join you elites!

    It's strange thinking that less than a year ago (last October) I did my first century...
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    Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival 2014

    Last Saturday I was in Harrisonburg for the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival. I did the 50-mile ride as my fitness level had taken a hit when I pulled a muscle in my lower back a month before, so...
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    I like using Bladensburg Rd through that area,...

    I like using Bladensburg Rd through that area, too. However, I have only ridden through there during the day, so I imagine you might think differently about any night rides.
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    Sigh, Holmes Run Trail is still not open yet at...

    Sigh, Holmes Run Trail is still not open yet at Columbia Pike. It is clear up to the Parklawn pool, but the same "trail closed" signs follow.

    Also, there is a significant accumulation of sand at...
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    That sucks that it happened to you, man....

    That sucks that it happened to you, man. Considering the situation, I probably would have been the one dialing 9-1-1 due to my size/weight advantage or because he could have gone over his handlebars...
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    Had a couple of missed connections from yesterday...

    Had a couple of missed connections from yesterday evening:

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    You: Definitely-looking-inexperienced cyclist flying around on the outside (your left, my right) of the concrete curve headed from...
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