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    Default Corkscrew of Death in Washingtonian


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    Great, so we're all asleep at the wheel, so to speak?

    The title of this article does a grave disservice to Ms. Kondo.

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    The picture looks like the CCT during an extinction-level earthquake.

    Also, I like how he's riding fixie-style front brake only.

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    Dude needs to watch out for that floating noodle that is there inexplicably.

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    I still haven't ridden on the Custis and thus haven't seen the Corkscrew of Death. Maybe in a couple of weeks - definitely before tourist season goes into full swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Dude needs to watch out for that floating noodle that is there inexplicably.
    It's a safety feature that ACPD installed.

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    Bike-o-meter counted ~376K last year. No where near a million. Maybe it will hit that in his dreams (and mine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GovernorSilver View Post
    I still haven't ridden on the Custis and thus haven't seen the Corkscrew of Death. Maybe in a couple of weeks - definitely before tourist season goes into full swing.
    I ride the Custis "Corkscrew of Death" (or "Switchback of Grave Peril") twice a day. Tourists are never a problem there despite the obvious allure of the intriguing moniker(s). The times when the peril is most grave are approximately now, when the trees are raining blossom-related debris that is subsequently soaked by actual rain, and in the fall when the leaves come down.

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    Also known as the "'S' Curve of Death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    I ride the Custis "Corkscrew of Death" (or "Switchback of Grave Peril") twice a day. Tourists are never a problem there despite the obvious allure of the intriguing moniker(s). The times when the peril is most grave are approximately now, when the trees are raining blossom-related debris that is subsequently soaked by actual rain, and in the fall when the leaves come down.
    All true. Its best safety feature regarding slips is the helpful creosote-soaked logs right along the edges for comfortable landings. Not that I've ever had a problem, but I know many who have, and at around 450 trips a year, the odds are there.

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