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  1. "Bridal (sic) path"?

    "Bridal (sic) path"?
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    Now that the trail detours are finally at an end,...

    Now that the trail detours are finally at an end, on Monday I followed the "official" route of the W&OD for the first time in what seems like years. I noticed missing directional signage at 19th St....
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    Link to the Nov. 23 court ruling in Rockland...

    Link to the Nov. 23 court ruling in Rockland Farms LLC v. White's Ferry. A lot more details of the case than what's being repeated in the media. My guess is the ferry service will return, one way or...
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    The bridge itself on US 15 is not great, but not...

    The bridge itself on US 15 is not great, but not horrible either. I definitely avoid 15 south of the Lovettsville Rd. turn off immediately south of the bridge though. No shoulder. Crazy aggressive...
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    Glad I did the White's Ferry loop last week! I am...

    Glad I did the White's Ferry loop last week! I am not a lawyer, let alone one practicing property law in Va., but there's has been a ferry at that location for 200 years. If there were ever a case...
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    Who says there has to be an answer? Sometimes...

    Who says there has to be an answer? Sometimes doing nothing is the best course. Certainly that's preferable to the haphazard use of bollards.
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    There are also newish and closely spaced white...

    There are also newish and closely spaced white "flexi" bollards athwart the MVT where the trail transitions from that short section of street north of Alexandria Ave., approx. mile marker 5. Flexi or...
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    Is there a way to purge the interlopers from the...

    Is there a way to purge the interlopers from the Strava group? I'd like to see what kind of rides other FS participants are doing, rather than randos in S. Florida, or Brazil, etc. Several people...
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    Oct 2020 Road and Trail Conditions

    The Crosswalk of Doom at Memorial Circle gains additional notoriety. 2 runners nearly struck during segment taping.

    https://wjla.com/news/local/memorial-circle-construction

    In related news, the...
  10. Sure, but the private contractors claim that the...

    Sure, but the private contractors claim that the delays (and delay claims) are due to glacially-slow condemnation process, ferocious opposition from deep-pocketed NIMBYs, and seemingly endless...
  11. Rider (me) attacked by dogs and bitten -- Charles Co. Md.

    Yesterday, while out riding with 5 friends, two large dogs rushed into the road and attacked me in Charles County. I was bitten by one of them on both legs. No sign of the owners anywhere. I...
  12. Bike/ped tunnel under Afton Mtn. (Waynesboro, Va.)

    A bit farther afield, but definitely an interesting development.

    Former C&O Railway tunnel, replaced in the 1940s by a newer tunnel.
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  13. The motorcyclist was struck while waiting to turn...

    The motorcyclist was struck while waiting to turn left into his own driveway, i.e, not at an intersection.

    I've become very wary about being stopped in the road on two wheels in similar...
  14. Va. Court of Appeals tosses reckless driving conviction in fatal crash

    The Virginia Court of Appeals has tossed a Fauquier County jury's conviction of a driver for reckless driving. The driver struck a stopped motorcyclist, who was waiting to make a legal left-hand...
  15. Perhaps a better outcome is to scrap this vanity...

    Perhaps a better outcome is to scrap this vanity project altogether, and redirect the money toward improving the east and west approaches to the 14th St bridge, and widening the godawful TR ped/bike...
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    Yeah, mornings, when the dew point matches the...

    Yeah, mornings, when the dew point matches the air temp. I'm still doing 30-35 mile weekday rides after 5 pm, dodging thunderstorms as necessary. Maybe I'm nuts, but I actually prefer hot humid...
  17. So, it's OK to use the "closed" trail between 10...

    So, it's OK to use the "closed" trail between 10 pm and 6 am, but only if you're a "commuter."

    You have to wonder about the Park Service sometimes. The official regulations for the C&O Trail say...
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    Sticky: As of this evening, the potholes in question have...

    As of this evening, the potholes in question have been filled. So, the request got into the right hands.
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    Sticky: Site below indicates Marshall Drive between N....

    Site below indicates Marshall Drive between N. Meade and VA Rt 110 is "federal." Presumably NPS handles snow removal as well.

    https://transportation.arlingtonva.us/streets/state-roads/
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    Sticky: Heh--if they had been paying attention you were...

    Heh--if they had been paying attention you were their "early warning" device. "Hey, what's that cyclist doing way over to the left?" KER-THUNK... Oh...
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    Sticky: You could "explain back" to the ACPD that they're...

    You could "explain back" to the ACPD that they're in murky territory jurisdiction-wise on that road. :) That's my normal commute route and I've only ever seen JBMHH (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall)...
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    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in...

    My understanding is that only "beg buttons" in areas of high pedestrian activity had been changed, on a case-by-case basis. There was no county-wide re-programming of beg buttons or new policy...
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    He should do a piece on the crappy design we're...

    He should do a piece on the crappy design we're probably going to get at the bike/ped Long Bridge, with hairpin ramps at both ends...
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    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter...

    Another aspect of this story is that a Twitter vigilante mob went after the wrong guy, after erroneously identifying him from a Strava ride. The cops added to this fiasco by initially posting the...
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    Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority, d/b/a...

    Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority, d/b/a "NOVA Parks," has put out a YouTube video on this topic.

    https://youtu.be/SjTAv_3YgSI
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