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    Default December 2019 - Road and Trail Conditions

    Because you know, it's December not November any more.

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ID:	20531 East Dr in Central Park at the level of E 94th St on Monday, December 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    This seems to work westbound, but I would STRONGLY recommend against it eastbound -- the sightline at the intersection of Columbia/16th St & Sycamore/Roosevelt is VERY BAD.

    Also, it's December.
    I've been going this route eastbound as well, and I don't find it particularly troubling, but then I'm there well before 7am and do other crazy stuff like cross Shreve to the W&OD from Pinecastle.

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    I suppose everyone who goes this way knows this, but the Custis S-Turn of Death is especially deathy right now. The Bradford pear leaves have fallen on top of the older leaf mush, and it's like little pieces of plastic tarp on top of oatmeal. Even taking it easy I've slipped both ways this week.

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    Default Roadkill on Capital Crescent Trail

    Just east of the Md/DC line, there is a opossum that is either deceased or doing it's job exceedingly well. It is in the middle of the east bound path and could be hazardous in low light conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I suppose everyone who goes this way knows this, but the Custis S-Turn of Death is especially deathy right now. The Bradford pear leaves have fallen on top of the older leaf mush, and it's like little pieces of plastic tarp on top of oatmeal. Even taking it easy I've slipped both ways this week.
    Agreed, they've been Extra Perilous this past week. With last night's rain/humidity I was a little more concerned, but there had cleared out a mostly asphalt path up the Turns of Autumnal Peril.

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    I'm guessing that these roads are going to be closed to bikes as well today, but does anyone know for sure? https://www.washingtonpost.com/trans...arish-traffic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteD View Post
    Agreed, they've been Extra Perilous this past week. With last night's rain/humidity I was a little more concerned, but there had cleared out a mostly asphalt path up the Turns of Autumnal Peril.

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    Yes, noted this morning that, in order to have just a little bit of peril, it needs to rain again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I suppose everyone who goes this way knows this, but the Custis S-Turn of Death is especially deathy right now. The Bradford pear leaves have fallen on top of the older leaf mush, and it's like little pieces of plastic tarp on top of oatmeal. Even taking it easy I've slipped both ways this week.
    I started a job in Arlington over the summer and this is my first fall commuting on the custis. I have been wondering about this, does anyone maintain the trails when leaves and snow fall on it? The wet leaves are not to be underestimated..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vec5d View Post
    I started a job in Arlington over the summer and this is my first fall commuting on the custis. I have been wondering about this, does anyone maintain the trails when leaves and snow fall on it? The wet leaves are not to be underestimated..
    It is plowed by Arlington, yes. Any downed trees are also removed, and they do it pretty quickly. Leaves are another issue. I have never seen Arlington remove them (except when they are removed in snow plowing), but I have seen sections of the trail where the leaves have clearly been removed by somebody. But a couple of posters here would know for certain about that (perhaps dasgeh or Henry).

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