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Thread: Anyone else trying to ride all six Arlington morning pit stops (plus Falls Church)?

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    Default Anyone else trying to ride all six Arlington morning pit stops (plus Falls Church)?

    Here's my planned route. I'll leave home about 6:15 to get to the Falls Church pit stop when they open at 6:30. This is mostly using shared use trails and bike lanes, but will get out for a distance on Columbia Pike from Joyce St to Penrose Sq and then on to Highland St. After completing the last stop at Ballston, I'm going home via Wilson Blvd to use the Bluemont section's bike lane.

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    Beeeeeeecause you are short on free water bottles????

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Here's my planned route. I'll leave home about 6:15 to get to the Falls Church pit stop when they open at 6:30. This is mostly using shared use trails and bike lanes, but will get out for a distance on Columbia Pike from Joyce St to Penrose Sq and then on to Highland St. After completing the last stop at Ballston, I'm going home via Wilson Blvd to use the Bluemont section's bike lane.
    You're going to be in town?

    There's a fatal flaw in your plan - the afternoon pit stop at Arlington's new brewery.

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...strict-Brewery!

    So you need to drop off all your water bottles, get back on your bike in the afternoon and get over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    You're going to be in town?

    There's a fatal flaw in your plan - the afternoon pit stop at Arlington's new brewery.

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...strict-Brewery!

    So you need to drop off all your water bottles, get back on your bike in the afternoon and get over there.
    How else is going to drink all that beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    You're going to be in town?

    There's a fatal flaw in your plan - the afternoon pit stop at Arlington's new brewery.

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...strict-Brewery!

    So you need to drop off all your water bottles, get back on your bike in the afternoon and get over there.
    You could almost put the beer in the water bottles, but that is not recommended due to the decreased pleasure in beer from cheap plastic.

    I can't read the route, but it sounds good. I'm looking to make a record number of stops starting at the Vienna stop. (Challenge launched. Of course, ties are accepted, even if it is casual fri.)

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    New route juggling pit stop order ans adding Georgetown, Nat Geo, and Freedom Plaza. Starting at 6:15 at Falls Church/Bikenetic and doubt I hit the DC pit stops before they close, but you never know. Just have to keep moving, not be very sociable, and not pick up swag.
    Last edited by consularrider; 05-19-2016 at 04:31 PM. Reason: new route linkie sort of thing.

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    I normally don't get up that early (usually roll out of the house around 7:50 AM), but now I'm inspired to plan for a 2 hr. morning commute and try to hit 3 pit stops in Alexandria, plus Crystal City, on the way to my employer-designated pit stop in NOMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    New route juggling pit stop order ans adding Georgetown, Nat Geo, and Freedom Plaza. Starting at 6:15 at Falls Church/Bikenetic and doubt I hit the DC pit stops before they close, but you never know. Just have to keep moving, not be very sociable, and not pick up swag.
    Damn. You sound like me (not sociable; swag-indifferent) and this is the perfect BTWD morning plan.

    But I'm volunteering at Falls Church so I'll be there all morning.

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    I expect to stick with last year's plan - Shirlington, Crystal City, and then Canal Park.

    Oh, and New District on the way home.

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    Looking at the route between Del Ray and Crystal City, I see Four Mile Run Park Trail. When we tried to ride that trail last Halloween, we ran into problems because segments of it were closed for construction. What's the status of this trail now?

    https://goo.gl/maps/99vLspUJC832

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