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Thread: January 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    How's the Memorial Bridge? I didn't love the Custis-Key Bridge commute this morning, and may go back to my roads to the Iwo Jima - 11 trail - Memorial Bridge route.
    Answered my own question: Memorial Bridge is completely clear. As is the entire connection between Marshall Drive and the Bridge (including the 110 Trail). Yay.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    I tried a different route home (well gym). Joyce to Columbia Pike to Washington Blvd Trail East (the one along the Pentagon) to 110 trail through the park with Iwo Jima to Lynn to Custis to Quincy.
    I would recommend roads after the 110 Trail. Specifically, Marshall - Meade - 50 service road - Rhodes - 14th/15th/Veitch (same road, changes names) - Wilson - Fairfax.

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    Is TR bridge clear?

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    Someone posted this to show the state of the CCT.

    Last edited by cvcalhoun; 01-17-2019 at 06:43 PM.

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    Warning, the snow stuck in some places, like where it didn't fully melt or last to melt. In the former case, it was such a nice blanketing that one does not notice just how rutted the hardpack is underneath (crap, turn left, right, better over there, stay upriiiiight, made it past).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Rolls off the tongue...
    WBTE and WBTW better? Or are you thinking something like Washington-Towers and Washington-Parkway or wholly new names like George and Martha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Is the ramp and zig zag maintained by Arlington? I seem to recall that the official county line in this area is funky and Alexandria crosses the river slightly here.
    The map on Call.Click.Connect. clearly shows the switchback ramp being in Alexandria (and allows service requests there) but I don't know that means Alexandria built or, more importantly, maintains it. Certainly it has been my impression that ArlCo maintains the 4MR trail at the bottom of it. It seems to me that ramp would be tough to treat and you might be better off using the 4MR connection at Route 1.

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    MVT between 4MR and the 14th Street bridge is mostly clear except on the bridges by DCA. The snow is still 6 inches deep and fluffy. It's never going away!
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    Default Roosevelt Bridge report

    I decided to scout the Roosevelt Bridge this morning. Good news and bad news.

    The good news is that the bridge itself is pretty much clear. The bad news is that the Virginia-side approach is problematic.

    Since it stayed above freezing and was cloudy last night, things did not refreeze. From the start of the Trollheim up the hill to the bridge and for most of the curve it's a messy, chunky slush. With MTB tires or studs you can probably slog through it. My 28s did not have enough grip, so I had to walk it up the incline. This continues along the curve. If it was going to be like this all the way across the river, it would be a long, sad trek.
    At about the VA/DC border I decided to turn back and turned my bike around. Then I had second thoughts and turned it back around. I'm glad I did, because it was only another 40 yards and the sidepath cleared up. I then rode all the way across on clear concrete.

    The Kennedy Center left us this little gift right at the end.
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    I did the Arlington loop today. Everything was clear along the Custis, W&OD, and Four Mile Run. Mt Vernon was clear except on the two bridges by National Airport and the two bridges by Roosevelt Island. Maybe the mild temperature and rain will wash the remainder before the artic chill. Great job everyone clearing the trail earlier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedavid View Post
    I did the Arlington loop today. Everything was clear along the Custis, W&OD, and Four Mile Run. Mt Vernon was clear except on the two bridges by National Airport and the two bridges by Roosevelt Island. Maybe the mild temperature and rain will wash the remainder before the artic chill. Great job everyone clearing the trail earlier!

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    LhasaCM took care of the bridges on the MVT today after you rode through: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...150#post186150

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