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  1. If you can pedal a CaBi up Rosslyn Hill then I...

    If you can pedal a CaBi up Rosslyn Hill then I can guarantee you that, if/when you buy a used bike, you are going to feel like friggin Superman pedaling around town.
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    I always seem to get flats (three times) in the...

    I always seem to get flats (three times) in the summer, on Memorial Bridge, during thunderstorms. I need to start packing Depends to go along with my spare tubes.
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    You: Lady in blue Smart Car turning left onto...

    You: Lady in blue Smart Car turning left onto 15th from Constitution this morning.

    Me: The guy that clearly had the walk sign and was just....so...close to getting into work.

    I appreciate that...
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    I didn't notice the humidity, but the ability to...

    I didn't notice the humidity, but the ability to feel my fingers and toes was really welcome!
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    I've been meaning to move away from my current...

    I've been meaning to move away from my current Look pedals for quite a while. The cleats need to be replaced on a regular basis and tend to exhibit catastrophic failure when the front tongue reaches...
  6. Ice was terrible on W und OD this morning by West...

    Ice was terrible on W und OD this morning by West Falls Church.
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    Two words: Java Stout.

    Two words: Java Stout.
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    Who controls the British crown? Who keeps the...

    Who controls the British crown? Who keeps the metric system down? We do, we do!
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    Ate it hard last night on the W&OD on Fire...

    Ate it hard last night on the W&OD on Fire Station Bridge - now suffering from lopsided buttocks syndrome - the other LBS.
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    I got in somewhere between 4,800-5,000 this year....

    I got in somewhere between 4,800-5,000 this year. I'm thinking right around that amount for this coming year. Those are all commuting miles. If I start knocking out centuries again then it might go...
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    Pffft. I'll take my 3x5 Inspiration Card with...

    Pffft. I'll take my 3x5 Inspiration Card with Star Trek-flavored affirmations taped to my handlebar "Spock:A curious metaphor, doctor, as a stallion must first be broken before it can reach its...
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    Second the Seagull Century as a good first...

    Second the Seagull Century as a good first century - smooth, flat, and plenty of support. It sounds like you are almost there with fitness, I would hit 60 miles at a reasonable pace to see how you...
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    GW Crossing Blinkers

    I made use of these for the first time this morning and LIKE THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, the two large SUV's arresto momentumed! It was a magnificent and supremely satisfying moment.
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    WARNING ADULT CONTENT for ELITES (ACE) You:...

    WARNING ADULT CONTENT for ELITES (ACE)

    You: Possible Kiwi/Australian (sorry couldn't quite identify the accent due to Doppler shift) who took his time to roll down the window at Lynn St. and yell...
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    Won't someone think of the epileptic...

    Won't someone think of the epileptic children?!!?? (Reverend Lovejoys Wife voice). Seriously though, the mega strobe rear blinkers are equally unnecessary, but at least they provide an incentive an...
  16. So these lights appear to be manually operated...

    So these lights appear to be manually operated and there is only a button on the west side of the Parkway - why not two buttons? To the comments!
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    So we have run into the same guy. I normally...

    So we have run into the same guy. I normally don't comment on the strobe/non-strobe issue, but that thing was retina-searing!
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    I've noted the same. Now the people who fly...

    I've noted the same. Now the people who fly through Ft. Myer and Lynn - that is just a death wish.
  19. GW Parkway Crossing now with LIGHTS - sorta

    Noticed a couple of NPS employees installing two "pedestrians present" blinking lights on both sides of the WORST CROSSING ON THE PLANET near Memorial Bridge this morning. Crossing there at night is...
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    Ask them to put an expanding nut in there - they...

    Ask them to put an expanding nut in there - they are designed for carbon but work equally well in steel/aluminum.
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    I also achieved August-level sweat this morning...

    I also achieved August-level sweat this morning owing to over-layering. No matter how much of my spandex burrito layers I shed, no comfort was had.
  22. Traffic flow: I'm sure there are a number of ways...

    Traffic flow: I'm sure there are a number of ways to deal with this, but how would the transition work from the existing bike trail to the new bike lane? Same question on the DC-side of the bridge...
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    Yep. I was sporting a similar, ninja-friendly,...

    Yep. I was sporting a similar, ninja-friendly, all-black ensemble.
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    Saw one rider this morning near TR Island - had a...

    Saw one rider this morning near TR Island - had a healthy mustache. Otherwise, only other trail inhabitants were the turkey-addled, pumpkin puffed, denizen of Rue Second Helping. Is there such a...
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    Ditto. Got to ride the curl on Memorial Bridge on...

    Ditto. Got to ride the curl on Memorial Bridge on Tuesday night. I was futzing with my gloves and didn't see it coming - the momentary anger was quickly subdued by the awesomeness that was riding...
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