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    Quote Originally Posted by Christob50 View Post
    The write-up I prepared to go with / explain the route map image Id pieced together, when I shared it with my family (all non-bikers)...

    Legends tell of a monstrously huge bird that supposedly resides in, of all places, the suburban jungle of Arlington, VA. Sightings of the bird are rare; information is sketchy, bordering on fantastical. Some say it is actually a legendary ostrich, escaped from the National Zoo, running through the streets at night evading all attempts to capture it. Others say it is a prehistoric relic, like Nessie, hiding out in the pockets of woodland scattered around the county. Still others laugh knowingly, gently shaking their heads, explaining to any who will listen that in fact, the bird in question is so enormous, it is actually amongst us here in Arlington, everyday; but with such size, we don't even realize it is right under our very feet at all times. They claim we can only see it if we step back -- or rather, up -- and look down on Arlington from a great height, like viewing the famous Nazca Lines of the Chilean desert.

    To find out for myself, I joined an intrepid group of 11 other cyclists today, and we went off on what could possibly become a cyclists version of a snipe hunt, to find this elusive avian beast.

    Imagine our surprise then, when in fact we were, after 2 1/2 diligent hours, able to confirm and clarify the rumors into fact; indeed, Arlington is home to a bird of simply gigantic proportions -- the rare and beautiful Komorebi Arlington Duck, hiding always in plain sight!
    Ah, yes a very rare variety of duck, the Anas Platyrhynchos Komorebius.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christob50 View Post
    The write-up I prepared to go with / explain the route map image Id pieced together, when I shared it with my family (all non-bikers)...
    This is great! I was trying to explain Strava art to my mom (also a non-biker), but your explanation is much better and more poetic.

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    Do another, do another, do another!!

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    Default Rides, gatherings, and events for FS 2019

    Team X Donuts @ Sugar Shack on Henry St. in Alexandria @ 7:30a tomorrow.


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    Default Bakeries, brews, and booze -- Saturday 2/23

    Ignore the post title: ride has been rescheduled due to weather.

    In conjunction with rumipumi (aka Mrs. Maryland Meadworks), I'm organizing a bakeries, brews, and booze ride on Sunday, March 3. All are welcome to join.

    The plan:
    -- Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Velo Cafe in DC, purveyor of local coffee, Acme Pie, and other excellent baked goods.
    -- Roll out at 11:00 a.m. and take the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Maryland Meadworks.
    -- Do a loop up through U.Md., along Lake Artemesia, and back down to Hyattsville.
    -- Visit Sangfroid Distillery (just opened December 2018; $10/person for tour and tasting) and Streetcar 82 Brewery (first deaf-owned brewery on the east coast). Neither place serves food, but Vigilante Coffee and Franklin's are nearby if people need nibbles.
    -- Since there's nothing like pie to soak up that alcohol, roll back along the ART to Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street.
    -- Return to Velo Cafe.

    The route is about 37 miles, mostly trails but also some roads, at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290890. Social pace (12-15 mph), no drop. Nondrinkers are welcome too.

    Directions to the start: the Velo Cafe at District Hardware is located at 730b Maine Ave SW, in the Wharf. The nearest metro is Waterfront. If you can't find street parking near the Wharf, it's pretty easy to park at Hains Point and bike over.

    If you'd like to join us along the way, let me know and I'll see if I can get my Garmin LiveTrack working.

    Depending on your stomach/liver capacity, you might be able to score points for four separate pointless prizes: coffee, pastries, beerneuring, and spiriteuring.

    If you think you'd like to imbibe, please PM me or respond on this thread so that I can let the good people at Maryland Meadworks, Streetcar 82, and Sangfroid know how many people to expect.

    Bring snacks, money, and a lock. And a metro card if there's a chance you might want to metro home.
    Last edited by komorebi; 02-21-2019 at 07:23 AM. Reason: Event rescheduled

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    In conjunction with rumipumi (aka Mrs. Maryland Meadworks), I'm organizing a bakeries, brews, and booze ride on Saturday, February 23. All are welcome to join.

    The plan:
    -- Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Velo Cafe in DC, purveyor of local coffee, Acme Pie, and other excellent baked goods.
    -- Roll out at 10:30 a.m. and take the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Shortcake Bakery and Maryland Meadworks.
    -- Do a loop up through U.Md., along Lake Artemesia, and back down to Hyattsville.
    -- Visit Sangfroid Distillery (just opened December 2018; $10/person for tour and tasting) and Streetcar 82 Brewery (first deaf-owned brewery on the east coast). Neither place serves food, but Vigilante Coffee and Franklin's are nearby if people need nibbles.
    -- Since there's nothing like pie to soak up that alcohol, roll back along the ART to Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street.
    -- Return to Velo Cafe.

    The route is about 37 miles, mostly trails but also some roads, at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290890. Social pace (12-15 mph), no drop. Nondrinkers are welcome too.

    Directions to the start: the Velo Cafe at District Hardware is located at 730b Maine Ave SW, in the Wharf. The nearest metro is Waterfront. If you can't find street parking near the Wharf, it's pretty easy to park at Hains Point and bike over.

    If you'd like to join us along the way, let me know and I'll see if I can get my Garmin LiveTrack working.

    Depending on your stomach/liver capacity, you might be able to score points for four separate pointless prizes: coffee, pastries, beerneuring, and spiriteuring.

    If you think you'd like to imbibe, please PM me or respond on this thread so that I can let the good people at Maryland Meadworks, Streetcar 82, and Sangfroid know how many people to expect.

    Bring money and a lock. And a metro card if there's a chance you might want to metro home.

    The rain date is the following Saturday, March 2.
    I may actually be able to make this! I'm a cheap date so I won't be drinking anything stronger than coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    In conjunction with rumipumi (aka Mrs. Maryland Meadworks), I'm organizing a bakeries, brews, and booze ride on Saturday, February 23. All are welcome to join.

    The plan:
    -- Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Velo Cafe in DC, purveyor of local coffee, Acme Pie, and other excellent baked goods.
    -- Roll out at 10:30 a.m. and take the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Shortcake Bakery and Maryland Meadworks.
    -- Do a loop up through U.Md., along Lake Artemesia, and back down to Hyattsville.
    -- Visit Sangfroid Distillery (just opened December 2018; $10/person for tour and tasting) and Streetcar 82 Brewery (first deaf-owned brewery on the east coast). Neither place serves food, but Vigilante Coffee and Franklin's are nearby if people need nibbles.
    -- Since there's nothing like pie to soak up that alcohol, roll back along the ART to Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street.
    -- Return to Velo Cafe.

    The route is about 37 miles, mostly trails but also some roads, at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290890. Social pace (12-15 mph), no drop. Nondrinkers are welcome too.

    Directions to the start: the Velo Cafe at District Hardware is located at 730b Maine Ave SW, in the Wharf. The nearest metro is Waterfront. If you can't find street parking near the Wharf, it's pretty easy to park at Hains Point and bike over.

    If you'd like to join us along the way, let me know and I'll see if I can get my Garmin LiveTrack working.

    Depending on your stomach/liver capacity, you might be able to score points for four separate pointless prizes: coffee, pastries, beerneuring, and spiriteuring.

    If you think you'd like to imbibe, please PM me or respond on this thread so that I can let the good people at Maryland Meadworks, Streetcar 82, and Sangfroid know how many people to expect.

    Bring money and a lock. And a metro card if there's a chance you might want to metro home.

    The rain date is the following Saturday, March 2.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bmif View Post
    Team X Donuts @ Sugar Shack on Henry St. in Alexandria @ 7:30a tomorrow.
    oooh---I have two coupons from them... Used to work 2 dangerously short blocks from them, and was a big fan for awhile -- the BEST blueberry cake donut ever!
    But my office relocated 4 months ago and I've been back exactly 1 time since then. Now, I get "We miss you" coupons... Including a nice 20% off, which I'll probably use to bring donuts for the office soon...

    Perhaps I was going too often, back then, in hindsight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    In conjunction with rumipumi (aka Mrs. Maryland Meadworks), I'm organizing a bakeries, brews, and booze ride on Saturday, February 23. All are welcome to join.

    The plan:
    -- Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Velo Cafe in DC, purveyor of local coffee, Acme Pie, and other excellent baked goods.
    -- Roll out at 10:30 a.m. and take the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Shortcake Bakery and Maryland Meadworks.
    -- Do a loop up through U.Md., along Lake Artemesia, and back down to Hyattsville.
    -- Visit Sangfroid Distillery (just opened December 2018; $10/person for tour and tasting) and Streetcar 82 Brewery (first deaf-owned brewery on the east coast). Neither place serves food, but Vigilante Coffee and Franklin's are nearby if people need nibbles.
    -- Since there's nothing like pie to soak up that alcohol, roll back along the ART to Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street.
    -- Return to Velo Cafe.

    The route is about 37 miles, mostly trails but also some roads, at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29290890. Social pace (12-15 mph), no drop. Nondrinkers are welcome too.

    Directions to the start: the Velo Cafe at District Hardware is located at 730b Maine Ave SW, in the Wharf. The nearest metro is Waterfront. If you can't find street parking near the Wharf, it's pretty easy to park at Hains Point and bike over.

    If you'd like to join us along the way, let me know and I'll see if I can get my Garmin LiveTrack working.

    Depending on your stomach/liver capacity, you might be able to score points for four separate pointless prizes: coffee, pastries, beerneuring, and spiriteuring.

    If you think you'd like to imbibe, please PM me or respond on this thread so that I can let the good people at Maryland Meadworks, Streetcar 82, and Sangfroid know how many people to expect.

    Bring money and a lock. And a metro card if there's a chance you might want to metro home.

    The rain date is the following Saturday, March 2.
    Im in!


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    Yes! Im in.


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