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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    A new trash stretch for me today -- and it called for the RBQPB -- the Really Big Quick Pick Bag!
    The steep, bushy uphill slope alongside the ramp up from MVT to 14th Street Bridge.
    I had tak ---er, borrowed--- a large kitchen bin liner from the office a few days back, keeping it along with grocery bags in my pannier -- for just such a situation.

    Alas, the bag was not nearly big enough (nor strong enough) to get all the trash there, but I got lots of the biggest junk (huge swaths of plastic sheeting) and more than a lot of smaller stuff...
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    Then on the ride home, a Lumberjacking opportunity; a scooter prominently occupying the bike lane on S. Potomac Avenue, shortly before crossing 4MR stream.
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    Chris B gets two points for a solo act of trail cleaning. Double points are awarded for super sizing the cleanup near the 14th St Bridge. Two more points for expert scooter relocation services. 6 points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    On our way home this lovely evening, M and I took advantage of what the wind gathered at the "under Franklin" exit on the MBT to fill a couple of supplied bags with trash for the nearby receptacle.

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    Chris M gets two points for a cleaning up the MBT. One additional point has been added for utilizing child labor. Three points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    More superquick wind and #kidical aided cleanup at the MBT/8th/Franklin connection. (M didn't have the patience for the after picture - though there wasn't too much more this morning as can be seen.) Also found some rusty nails in our favorite cycletrack in NoMa that would've ruined someone's day.

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    Two points for a trail clean up and two more points for clearing nails from the cycletrack. Two more bonus points for you to consider putting the nails back for all of the cars that park in the cycletrack everyday. 6 points!

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    We've got four days to go until the end of the KOT/QOT Competition. Standing are updated here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    Erin maintains her third place position in the QOT standings:

    Participant Queen
    Chris W 89
    Josephine 77
    Erin 42
    Robyne 28
    Sarah Bee 20
    Samantha 18
    Millie 15
    Jo 15
    Kate 12
    Jessica 6
    Carol 4
    Neve 1


    Chris M is still within striking distance of Chris B

    Participant King
    Chris B 112
    Chris M 96
    Casey 62
    Steve O 39
    Ken L 36
    Ricky 31
    Sam 29
    Mr Happy 28
    Leo 22
    Boomer 17
    Jeff L 15
    Dana 15
    Coppertop 15
    Collier 15
    Bob 15
    Andy 12
    HF 7
    Adam 7
    Ken N 3

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    Hey, do I get points for attending the BPAC meeting? I know you saw me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Hey, do I get points for attending the BPAC meeting? I know you saw me.
    Hmm, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that you were there.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Hmm, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that you were there.


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    Wait! If Steve O was there, I might have been there as well. Or, perhaps I MEANT to be there...someday. Really. Maybe next month's meeting.

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    Yesterday, I did a little "light Lumberjacking" near the NE Branch Trail - removing branches like this one from the path between the main trail and the College Park Aviation Museum.

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    This small effort came in handy today. I took the family on a sightseeing adventure in PG County - if by sightseeing, you'll accept a first-time trip for the missus and M through the NW Branch Trail detour on the way to Olive Garden for never-ending stuffed pasta (there've been WAY too many OG commercials on Nickelodeon lately), a first time trip for all of us on the trail alongside Wells Run (Garmin's routing did not say anything about the stairs), showing the missus the "not-quite-so"-newly opened connection for the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail in Riverdale, and showing the family the aforementioned connecting trail between the College Park Aviation Museum and the NE Branch Trail (for the missus - it was a less stressful route across Campus Drive to catch the Metro heading home after the museum outing).

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    As my final request for QOT points I submit this: I have to miss the freezing saddles closing happy hour so that I can become a better advocate for cyclists and pedestrians. I'll be hanging out with Bike/Walk Arlington's @Henry and Katy L that night, learning all about pedestrian safety issues. I'm hoping to use the info I learn in this course, the smart cycling class, and the LCI course that are part of the program I'm in to help me better contribute meaningfully to BPAC and the Friends of the MVT.

    Chris W is also attending this training with me, so she deserves all the points too.

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    My final Trail Love / Trash Vendetta of FS2019... (but certainly not the last of 2019!)
    It wasn’t a biking day, due to some conflicts so this called for some CB-QPB’s... Car Based Quick Pick Bags!
    I stopped near my usual stretch of 4MR and ended up filling 3 bags, picking up a VW hubcap, a pizza box and a rusty bike chain!
    To make it a perfect finale, @Judd came riding by as I’d finished... Happy Birthday, Judd!

    Waving farewell to FS2019...
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