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  1. Thread: Pete Beers

    by jwfisher3
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    Pete was probably the very first person to reach...

    Pete was probably the very first person to reach out to me to help when I asked questions on this Forum, now nearly a decade ago. Before long, I realized this Dirt guy was BikeDC's version of the...
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    I'm just happy reading that I have some company...

    I'm just happy reading that I have some company in the slower pace crowd on the CCT. I get passed by just about everybody and everything, including young women wearing flip-flops and talking on...
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    Count me in, starting next week. I've been...

    Count me in, starting next week. I've been riding the closed part of Beach Drive - only good thing I can find about this political theater-induced vacation, besides the fact my garden hasn't looked...
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    I will cease and desist - I promise. I will...

    I will cease and desist - I promise. I will occupy my time with trying to figure out how to get to Friday Coffee Club, now that I don't leave for work at 0515, without using the CCT, which is closed...
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    Like Steve, my work box would have blocked the...

    Like Steve, my work box would have blocked the Google Groups, but since I'm furloughed - success! Membership plea submitted. Thanks for starting the group.
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    Know it? Hell, I can still play the opening drum...

    Know it? Hell, I can still play the opening drum riff on a handy drum kit - it's the high-hat syncopation that makes it . . . .
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    No, my building is in the middle of the base, so...

    No, my building is in the middle of the base, so to speak. I saw where you stopped - I'm just a ways further south. The Disc Trucker is great - my second commute with it this morning - I'm just...
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    Had a sighting of a prestigious Bike Arlington...

    Had a sighting of a prestigious Bike Arlington vest wearing rider - I think might be Steve? - we rode across the Douglass bridge to the Firth Sterling (aka Navy) gate entrance of Joint Base Anacostia...
  9. Thread: New Commuter

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    I bought my Disc Trucker at City Bikes in Chevy...

    I bought my Disc Trucker at City Bikes in Chevy Chase (blocks away from me) earlier this summer, but also found the folks at BicycleSpace very helpful to talk to, though they didn't have any LHTs or...
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    Just a heads-up to those thinking about bringing...

    Just a heads-up to those thinking about bringing bikes on Metro this week - this is one of those periods Metro alludes to in their policy that invokes the right to deny access to cyclists during peak...
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    I've been spending some time researching CX and...

    I've been spending some time researching CX and light touring bikes, since I need a new commuter - I'll append onto what's already been posted. CX bikes are trending, and there's lots of quality out...
  12. Lots of great advice here - I'll focus...

    Lots of great advice here - I'll focus specifically on the issue of that stretch of Water Street, since I have the same stretch as part of my bike commute. Tim Kelley is absolutely correct...
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    Oh, and I almost forgot - about the cycling caps...

    Oh, and I almost forgot - about the cycling caps - well, I've never actually had the pleasure of meeting Felkerino and MG/Gypsybug, but from what I can tell via images, and also BicycleSpace's...
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    I think you've already figured out that there's...

    I think you've already figured out that there's ZERO chance that your guy wants to wear anything tight and shiny, so MTB shorts seem to be the way to go - Endura HumVees are excellent and look very...
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    Aw, man, that sucks. Nothing worse than coming...

    Aw, man, that sucks. Nothing worse than coming outside to find, well, nothing where something you spent time, attention, and $$ to build used to be. A nice ride, too, from the description - Brooks,...
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    Like Bilsko, I use one of three locks - - A...

    Like Bilsko, I use one of three locks -
    - A Kryptonite NY Faghedabboudit U-Lock - super-solid, very heavy. Don't usually want it in my panniers, messenger bag, etc. High threat environs lockup...
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    I had a NuVinci n360 on a Breezer Uptown...

    I had a NuVinci n360 on a Breezer Uptown Infinity. Wow - was that hub ever heavy, even for an IGH. My bike (with empty panniers) weighed 49 lbs, and this was keenly felt whenever the terrain went...
  18. Watching out for those out in the weather

    For all of us who are out and about on our bikes in the winter's worst - If you see a person in need, call the D.C. Hypothermia Shelter Hotline: 800.535.7252.
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    Liz - do you have studded tires on that bike? If...

    Liz - do you have studded tires on that bike? If so, which ones?
  20. I have a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra (with the...

    I have a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra (with the Headshok suspension fork) - it's a great bike - fast, adaptable to road or mountain disc wheels. I've logged a few thousand miles commuting on it. But -...
  21. And from one of my favorite movies "Breaking Away"

    And from one of my favorite movies "Breaking Away"
  22. Thread: Road Salt?

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    Here's something I discovered (maybe on Belgium...

    Here's something I discovered (maybe on Belgium Knee Warmers? Or a CX race?) is a simple, elegant way to wash the salt and other crud off your bike - get a pump garden sprayer from your favorite...
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    Bikes full of lard

    Not sure what the point of this post might be (but i won't let that stop me - sorry everyone) but I just had my commuter bike in to the shop for its break-in tune-up, and asked them to put it on the...
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    Next time the two of you decide to do another...

    Next time the two of you decide to do another epic ride, give us a head up, and we'll keep you fueled with some decent cappuccinos
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    Liz - I have several rain jackets, and a Rapha...

    Liz - I have several rain jackets, and a Rapha rain jacket is one of them, though it is not the City Rain Jacket (which is supposedly crafted more for urban riding, vice road cycling) - the Rapha is...
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