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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampionTier View Post
    I plan on riding into work tomorrow but haven't ridden along the MVT after a major precip/freeze event like last night's. Any reports from tonight's ride home? Any pointers for tomorrow morning?
    Thanks!
    I rode 14th St Br to Crystal City Connector home this evening. Largely clear (>50%) of the trail width except for the shady areas. Portion along fence north of DCA north hanger had a lot of plowage thrown onto the trail by the GWMP plows.

    You may have to flintstone a bit but I'd do it. Not sure what it is like south of Crystal City.

    While the 14th St Br wasnt cleared this morning, it was clean this afternoon (thanks DDOT).

    I was on my hybrid with a 32mm rear and a studded 35mm in front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Low 20s overnight: Re-freeze will make it icy. Personally I wouldn't attempt it without studs and MTB tires but YMMV (e.g. Steve O)
    Winds will be a factor tomorrow. The Weather Channel is forecasting 20-28mph winds throughout the day Wednesday

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    Rode MVT from LBJ to Four Mile Run at 6. Flint stones the bridges and shady areas. Lots of water in the trail. Riding on 32s. I'm choosing to telework tomorrow out of fear of refreeze. I already had a good spill on my ribs in January on black ice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    Winds will be a factor tomorrow. The Weather Channel is forecasting 20-28mph winds throughout the day Wednesday
    Could get a little sporty! Although my eastward leg along Eisenhower could be mighty quick. Rolling the dice with the bike on the Metro during Safe Track'll be my Plan A...will wear my cleats just in case!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Rode MVT from LBJ to Four Mile Run at 6. Flint stones the bridges and shady areas. Lots of water in the trail. Riding on 32s. I'm choosing to telework tomorrow out of fear of refreeze. I already had a good spill on my ribs in January on black ice.


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    Sounds pretty nasty -- that settles it: Metro it is...32s with file treads that I wanna run at CCWNS. Thanks for reminding me that if I don't go with Plan A (Metro to Pent-house) or Plan B (Bike to Pent-house) then Plan C (Telework) may require a hip-pocket excuse for ending up in Crystal City after sunset in case co-workers show up!

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