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    Oooh! I realized that I tapped a new category for me, for points last night, by attending the Alexandria BPAC meeting with Judd, SteveO, LOTM and Josephine...!

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    Riding in on the Custis this morning, just before Glebe Road, I spotted this plastic bag on the trail
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    Inspired by the work of others on this thread, I took five minutes to grab some litter that had collected alongside the trail nearby.
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    And deposited it in a nearby trash receptacle
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    I need to hold onto my third place spot, so I'd like to request points for attending the FOTMVT meeting on Sunday, and can link to my strava ride if needed (although I'd hope you'd remember I attended, Judd...).

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    Back to the richly fertile litter landscape of my “Swisher Sweet Street” for 2 bags around Mt Vernon Ave underpass and west.
    Then I spotted the vast billowing bright green “spill” into 4MR stream and phoned it in to Water/Sewer Dept. who said they’d investigate...
    Managed a waving shadow selfie in this pic, against the fencing behind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    Back to the richly fertile litter landscape of my “Swisher Sweet Street” for 2 bags around Mt Vernon Ave underpass and west.
    Then I spotted the vast billowing bright green “spill” into 4MR stream and phoned it in to Water/Sewer Dept. who said they’d investigate...
    Managed a waving shadow selfie in this pic, against the fencing behind...
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    Ah, I thought that might be you. I called thanks, but not sure if you heard.

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    So Lordofthemark is not being totally truthful! After Kitty’s farewell party I caught him in the act of removing a scooter from the Rt 50 trail on his way home!!!


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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhappy_onabike View Post
    It was long past time for this rusty old bollard to go, so it got pushed over.

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    It's at the top of the path from the Marine Memorial. I was not strong enough to push it off the path, and I was a little nervous leaving just the pointy shards there for someone to flat on, but the authorities have been notified.

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    Mr. Happy gets two points for Lumberjacking a bollard and one point for reporting a trail hazard. An additional point has been awarded for giving Steve O plausible deniability. Four points!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    During my evening ride to REI (because I'm an idiot and thought the member bonus card I got from a previous visit expired today, not tomorrow): a pair of Birds was discarded near the bottom of the ramp to M Street on the MBT, blocking one side of the trail. It would've been an unwelcome surprise to someone taking the turn onto the ramp at speed in an attempt to get up the incline with some retained momentum.

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    Using Lumberjacking skills displayed by many in this thread (as originated by the prize sponsor)*, I moved the scooters around the corner to be with a Lime friend by the MBT meeting point.

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    *Such is the legend
    Chris M gets two points for removing two scooters blocking the trail. An additional point has been awarded for "flipping the Bird". 3 points!

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