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Thread: Trail closed under Roosevelt Bridge -- 10/2/18

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStokes View Post
    In addition to the detour that is the subject of this tread (which explains the dudes riding on the GW Parkway!), which took me into DC and down to the 14th St Bridge, where the "stair detour" is located (which by the way you can push your bike up, so no biggie), there was a detour on the 4 Mile Run trail near Shirlington for sewage line repair. A three detour day I guess, keeps things interesting.
    Makes me glad I did the Loop variant on Eads and the 110 Trail and skipped Rosslyn. What a Maroon!

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    I'll be handing out low-fives at the stairs at the 14th St. Bridge today since it seems like everyone is going to have to go that way. See you there #bikearlington!

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    "So glad I'm a Chain Bridge user" was not something I expected to go through my mind today, but here we are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    Makes me glad I did the Loop variant on Eads and the 110 Trail and skipped Rosslyn...
    Makes me glad I did a MVT out-and-back going downriver from Crystal City today. A CW Arlington Loop tomorrow may introduce me to the Roosevelt Bridge trench run. What fun.

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    Well, I'm getting ready to head home soon. Just so I can enjoy the stairs detour on the 14-th street bridge, I'll take that, turn left rather than right, head past DCA and pick up the FMR to W&OD trail.

    When I stopped this morning at the accident, a woman pulled up beside me riding an electric bike. She said she just took up bike commuting 2 weeks ago. What can I do she asked. She told me she wanted to go to Crystal City. I told her that I planned on going across Roosevelt bridge and weaving my way through DC to my office over by the Washington Monument. She was welcome to follow me and I'd show her to the 14-th street bridge. So I ride through town at 10 mph so she can keep up. We finally get to the stairs detour. She tells me there's no way she can pick up her heavy electric bike and carry it up those stairs. So I hauled the thing up the stairs for her. I get to the top and there's this guy standing there with an even bigger, heavier, electric bike. Its got 3 wheels. The tires are literally 4" wide. Can you help me carry my bike down the stairs? So then I get to go back down the stairs helping him haul this monstrosity of a bike. Electric bikes. Not a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Electric bikes. Not a fan.
    Yeah, but they're the panacea we've all been waiting for to make sure everybody who has money and political power experiences the inconveniences of bike commuting so they can then lobby on behalf of the plebs that ride regular bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Yeah, but they're the panacea we've all been waiting for to make sure everybody who has money and political power experiences the inconveniences of bike commuting so they can then lobby on behalf of the plebs that ride regular bikes.
    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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    That escalated quickly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    So then I get to go back down the stairs helping him haul this monstrosity of a bike. Electric bikes. Not a fan.
    On the bright side, your Bike Karma Meter is full for the foreseeable future

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