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Thread: Custis Trail vs. Wilson Blvd/Fairfax Dr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    And yet unlike the Potomac*, Rte 50 flows in both directions.
    Um, tongue in cheek.

    That said, all the bridges "flow" in both directions, too--which is the analogy with Rte 50. It's what is under the bridges that flows in one direction. In the case of Rte 50, it's the sewer pipes: they flow from north of 50 to south of 50. So perhaps "Up-pipe side" and "Down-pipe" side.


    (If we wanted to think about prevailing winds instead, we could say "upwind side" and "downwind side")

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    A wise man once said that shit flows downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    A wise man once said that shit flows downhill.
    presumably he said that before pumping stations were a thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    A wise man once said that shit flows downhill.
    This explains so much since the W&OD and Custis trails are sloped towards DC

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    How about this?
    Since Rte 50 separates N. Arlington from S. Arlington, we could also call them "Rte 50 Trail: Rich side" and "Rte 50 trail: Ghetto side."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    How about this?
    Since Rte 50 separates N. Arlington from S. Arlington, we could also call them "Rte 50 Trail: Rich side" and "Rte 50 trail: Ghetto side."
    Or we could not post everything that pops into our head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    How about this?
    Since Rte 50 separates N. Arlington from S. Arlington, we could also call them "Rte 50 Trail: Rich side" and "Rte 50 trail: Ghetto side."
    That's pre-Amazon thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    If you really want to cut out hills, and don't mind the extra distance or riding on 10th, you could do Rte 50 Trail (north/west side*) --> 10th --> Fairfax

    * We really need better names for our trails.
    I thought we'd all agreed to call the South/East trail the Fort Cass Trail.
    Last edited by chris_s; 05-09-2019 at 09:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    I thought we'd all agreed to call the South/East trail the <a href="http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?8643-Route-Advice-Requested-National-Mall-to-Route-50-and-S-George-Mason-in-Arlington">Fort Cass Trail</a>.
    That is, in fact, not an all bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Um, tongue in cheek.

    That said, all the bridges "flow" in both directions, too--which is the analogy with Rte 50. It's what is under the bridges that flows in one direction. In the case of Rte 50, it's the sewer pipes: they flow from north of 50 to south of 50. So perhaps "Up-pipe side" and "Down-pipe" side.


    (If we wanted to think about prevailing winds instead, we could say "upwind side" and "downwind side")
    Roads have "tides" - morning rush hour is the tide in and evening rush hour is the tide back out.

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