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    Quote Originally Posted by closebr View Post
    I just can't get myself to do the e-bike thing. It doesn't really make sense, I know. If I'm willing to drive or metro part of the way on a mega-commute, why am I not willing to e-bike the whole way? I guess I like being able to Strava my rides without an asterisk. Maybe I fear the day that all bike trails just become roads for e-bikes and regular cyclists are shoved off to the shoulder of the trail. Surely that's already begining to happen in some places around here. Please, e-bike responsibly.
    Lucky for me, i'm not hugely competitive and thus couldn't care less about strava asterisks. I haven't noticed being shoved anywhere by ebikes yet. If they ride faster than me because they have a motor, it has no effect on my existence and I haven't felt threatened by them (unlike those evil scooter riders ). The real idiots I see are the roadies in full kit chasing KOMS. They're the ones blowing stop signs, stop lights and passing me unsafely on trails more than any ebikes that I've observed. I'll just ride like a PAL no matter what I'm riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Oh, this again. As someone whom the roadies FLY by when I'm going 20mph on ebike on the Custis daily, I'll put in a plug for being responsible trail user -- slow when passing others, so that the difference in speed is reasonable, leaving plenty of space when you pass, and not riding faster than you can see/stop. Otherwise, ride where you feel is best for your circumstances.

    If you end up averaging 15 on a trail because of the times you slow for others, that still may save you time over a lot of stopping on the roads, but you'll just have to figure it out.
    Be a PAL! Right I'm pretty good at being a considerate rider (I hope!). I wouldn't expect an ebike to magically make me an inconsiderate idiot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett L. View Post
    If you go through Beltsville, be extra careful of the 4way stop on Rhode Island and Sellman. As stupid as RI and Route 1 in Beltsville is, that intersection North of it is worse

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    I've noticed that in the few commutes i've done so far. Luckily it hasn't been too crowded when i've traveled through.

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