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Thread: October 2018 - Road & Trail Conditions

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    Perhaps we should include in the Forum Glossary the term "Lumberjack", meaning to remove trail obstructions as they are encountered. One might say, "John went full lumberjack on all those traffic cones."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
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    A shot from yesterday morning. Note the editorial amendments to the sign.

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    Apparently the NPS took offense, as shown in this shot from yesterday afternoon.
    At least they left the double black diamonds.

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    Someone has gone full Lumberjack on the stupid "Stay in Lane" sign that takes up a quarter of the walkway on the Roosevelt Island Bridge. They had done it before and put in flat on the road, but eventually it was rehung. Now it's in the road again and getting banged up by car tires rather than cyclists' helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Perhaps we should include in the Forum Glossary the term "Lumberjack", meaning to remove trail obstructions as they are encountered. One might say, "John went full lumberjack on all those traffic cones."
    I fully endorse Lumberjack being a term. I have caused the employment of 1 FTE from Washington Gas as we battle on whether or not a road sign should block off the bridge over Four Mile Run on Columbia Pike or be placed in front of a crosswalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    ...and Chain Bridge, for those of a N. Arlington inclination.

    .. with strong emphasis on "inclination."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    At least they left the double black diamonds.
    We wouldn't want one of the newbie downhillers to head down that. As happened to me once at Seven Springs, when QOTM was rather more evil than she is now "Just follow me" "OMG! How do I get down this thing?"

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    I did not use them, but as I passed by on Ohio Drive this evening, it looked like the 14th St Bridge stairs runnel project was complete. No cones to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    A shot from yesterday morning. Note the editorial amendments to the sign.

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    Apparently the NPS took offense, as shown in this shot from yesterday afternoon.
    I thought the "SHAME ON NPS" was asinine, but the rest of it was a chuckle. Can confirm the temporary runnels as of today are usable and look like they're complete.

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    Used them last night, uphill. As expected more useful uphill than downhill. This AM downhill I just carried my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    Used them last night, uphill. As expected more useful uphill than downhill. This AM downhill I just carried my bike.
    Agreed. I pushed my bike up the runnels last night. It's a bit annoying where the runnels shift over a few feet since the landing doesn't have enough space to steer and straighten your bike for the new set of runnels (so you'll need to pick your bike up and straighten it that way), but it's definitely better than nothing. It made it so I could push my bike with a heavy pannier up the runnel last night, vs taking off the pannier, throwing that over one shoulder, and carrying my bike up using my other arm. Not sure I saved much time, but it was overall easier. I don't plan to use them down the stairs since I'm not as good at controlling my bike going down.

    I was actually thinking that I needed to start going to the gym and working on my upper body strength, but I'm happy to say that this detour has fulfilled that need for the time being...

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