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Thread: Bicycle Fun Club - GCCCT ride on September 8

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    Yes, I'm still planning this ride! Meet up at Northside Social in Falls Church around 9:00 and wheels down at 9:30! We'll generally follow this route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28539378

    I'll plan for stops at Burke Lake and Accotink parks for bathroom breaks and water refills. I suggest bringing snacks if you want them, as there are limited places to buy them along the way. I'm also planning a lunch stop at Clare and Dons in Falls Church when we return. We won't need locks during the ride, but bring one if you're nervous about leaving your bike unattended if you plan to stay for lunch.

    I'm keeping an eye on the weather and won't attempt the water crossings at the southern end of the GCCCT if we get a lot of rain but as Sunyata noted, the weather forecast isn't looking too bad! I'll post here if we need to cancel or alter the ride. Finally, PM me if you need my cell number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reji View Post
    We'll generally follow this route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28539378
    Just after Mile marker 8, which is south of Fairfax Circle; there is a wide tunnel under Picket Rd so you don't have to cross the intersection. It was built months ago. You could see it on Satellite View just North of the intersection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    Just after Mile marker 8, which south of Fairfax Circle; there is a wide tunnel under Picket Rd so you don't have to cross the intersection. It was built months ago. You could see it on Satellite View just North of the intersection.
    Yep, we'll go through that tunnel!

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    Awesome! I will change out the tires on the Niner to what I am planning to race at Keystone.

    Also looking forward to C&D's afterwards!

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    As of now, I'm still planning to ride tomorrow. If we get much more rain tonight or if it's raining tomorrow, we may change the ride up a bit, possibly changing directions on the GCCCT. Hope to see some folks tomorrow at Northside!

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    The ride is definitely on as originally planned! I'll be at the Falls Church Northside Social by 9:00; wheels down at 9:30!

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    Ride Report:
    - Rode some nice trails!
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    - We also rode the only bike lane in Fairfax City:
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    - I almost died at least 7 times, none of which had to deal with cars or traffic:
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    - One of these people rode their bike across the water crossings, another just walked it thru.
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    - Though he did put a foot down in one:
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    Though none of that mattered as later on we got drenched by the storm, especially those of us who took off our shoes before crossing.

    Thank you Reji for a sublimely misreable awesome time

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