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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
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    -- Meet at the Starbucks in Lyon Village, 3125 Lee Hwy. in Arlington, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10.
    -- Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29275735, about 20 miles.
    -- Social pace (12-15 mph), no drop.
    Hi--did you change the route URL in the posting, after making the original post? (Ie, V.2?)
    I swear the first time I read this and clicked the URL I could see the route design... but tonight, it opens up the link, and shows no map at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christob50 View Post
    Hi--did you change the route URL in the posting, after making the original post? (Ie, V.2?)
    I swear the first time I read this and clicked the URL I could see the route design... but tonight, it opens up the link, and shows no map at all...
    I tweaked the route a bit this afternoon, but it should have saved to the same URL, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29275735. I also had problems opening up the link the first time I clicked on it, but it worked properly after that. Anyway, I saved an identical copy of the route to https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29304930. Hopefully one of those two links will work for you. I'll also bring a few extra printed copies of the cuesheet to the ride.

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    Thanks! Today it worked, apparently opening in "classic mode", whereas yesterday it appeared to be opening in a different mode at the website…

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Pretty sure it's around mile 1.8, heading up the stairs from Lee Highway to N Scott St. Here's some people headed down those stairs during komorebi's Arlington bike lane ride. Your option to avoid the stairs would be continuing along Lee Highway, climbing N Quinn, making a right on N Scott, and then regrouping.

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    Looking forward to today's ride, Komorebi! I'll be arriving with Anne. I love your rides.

    I did have a moment's hesitation about the issues of carrying my bike up / down stairs, but then I saw Josh's picture here, and since clearly I did fine with these stairs on your all -bike-lanes-in-Arlington ride... I'm thinking I'll be fine with them again today....


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    Well, that was a whole lot of fun!
    Thank you very much Josephine, for creating the excellent duck route and leading the group on a great ride!
    I saw some parts of Arlington I'd never been in, despite having lived in N. and S. Arlington neighborhoods for the last 25 years.

    Not being on Strava, I was delighted to see the Apple Watch/Bicycle Workout properly captured the duck image.
    I enlarged the map on my iPhone, took several screenshots of that and pieced them together so I could see it more clearly.

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    Team X and young Josh, celebrating all of the fantastic Strava art that other riders created today. Great job, everyone!



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    Thanks to everyone for coming out to the duck ride! Special props to Christob50 for hauling his e-bike up and down the stairs without complaint, camiller for gamely continuing even after a ferocious detour sign reached out and bit her, Nadine and awitt for completing the ride even though they could easily have peeled off when the route went right by their neighborhoods, Steve O for being so determined to complete the duck's head that he did the Heisman maneuver with several cars on Lee Highway, CBGanimal for doing not one but two Strava art rides today, elizsnyder and Todd for bringing mountain bikes and demonstrating proper stair-riding and curb-hopping techniques for the rest of us weenies on road and hybrid bikes, and lordofthemark and Susan for being brave enough to tackle their first-ever Strava art. That was fun!

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    ...According to the heart rate monitor tracking during the route, that first massive staircase gave me my highest heart rate spike of the trip… No surprise! :-)

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    The write-up I prepared to go with / explain the route map image I’d 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 cyclist’s 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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christob50 View Post
    The write-up I prepared to go with / explain the route map image I’d 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 cyclist’s 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!
    Wow! That is beautiful!!!


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