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    Happy Bike Totally Wet Day! Looking forward to my 17 mile ride home in "heavy rain".

    But to prove that every cloud has a silver lining: I don't have to worry about sun screen and my chain isn't squeaking.

    The swag was great, too. I hit four pit stops on the way from the Pentagon transit center to downtown. I got two pairs of bike socks at the Rosslyn pit stop: the obligatory 3rd annual pair of Rosslyn socks and, thanks to drawing a red ticket , a fluorescent yellow pair that matches my jacket. Well, almost, I just need some mud stains on the socks. The light-up arm bands are great, too. Hopefully, they create a force-field of safety as I bike/boat down Annandale Rd this pm.

    Thanks to all the organizers/volunteers!

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    WAMU had a story this morning for Bike to Work Day about advocacy efforts around the region. I'm on it talking about Arlington (and funny bikes). https://wamu.org/story/18/05/18/bike...e-d-c-streets/

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    it's like the training wheels version of boat to work day out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    WAMU had a story this morning for Bike to Work Day about advocacy efforts around the region. I'm on it talking about Arlington (and funny bikes). https://wamu.org/story/18/05/18/bike...e-d-c-streets/
    I was part of the People Protected Bike Lane. Out there from 7:30-8:30. At least 30 cyclists came through despite the moderate rain.

    A few pics:
    https://twitter.com/LumberjackCycle/...78885270523905
    https://twitter.com/LumberjackCycle/...99571816927233

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstone View Post
    it's like the training wheels version of boat to work day out there
    For today's riding I gave up on rain gear and wore a neoprene top and socks borrowed from my kayaking kit.

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    There was all sorts of good swag at Anacostia, ART @ Benning Rd, Bladensburg, Port Towns / Edmonston, and Tacoma Park / Sligo creek.

    Anacostia and Bladensburg moved indoors, and it was a little hard to see the Anacostia stop from their usual / published stop. Bladensburg looked like an empty tent except for the park ranger waving people to come inside. Everyone else looked wet!

    Really not too bad on the rain intensity today. It will be worse on the way home - at least it's bike TO work day, and I can put the bike on the car to come home!

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    The fun bunch! Good seeing good folks.

    Not so good not seeing the BTWD T shirts.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    The fun bunch! Good seeing good folks.

    Not so good not seeing the BTWD T shirts.....
    Did you not get one? They should be at the shop. Phoenix also has a stash of them. And I would assume BA has some.

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    Default Bike Everywhere Day 2018 Video

    While Bike to Work Day was occurring for most of the country, the state of Washington was celebrating Bike Everywhere Day. Same concept, except it is meant to celebrate more than just bike commuting trips by including errands, taking kids to/from school, and recreationally riding around town.

    Just like I did for previous BTWD's, I planned a route to visit multiple celebration stations (same thing as pit stops) before arriving at work (I fulfilled the "Bike to Work" portion of BTWD). I was happily surprised to see that my building management company held its own celebration station in our parking garage right next to our bike cage and bike lockers. They also had mechanics on-site for folks later that morning.

    Here's my video of riding around parts of Tukwila before entering Seattle and heading downtown:

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