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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    Where on the trail is this location? Where it says “you are here”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    I haven't even been able to begin to process this. On one hand I feel like I barely knew him, and on the other he undoubtedly made me a better person. Every singe time I've had what could have been a bad interaction with an inattentive driver but instead turned out well, it's been because I was able to channel Pete's positive vibes. I hear his voice in my head ALL THE TIME when I'm riding my bike, and every time it nudges me in a better direction.

    I'm stuck on my fixie this week while my Bianchi is in the shop and coming home from a work errand, I rode it up the biggest hill in the neighborhood in Pete's honor.

    This photo he took after a 2015 Friday Coffee Club is particularly hard but I'm really glad I have it.

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    Thanks for posting. This is a lovely picture but now it just makes me so sad to look at it. Better and happier times.

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    A year ago, Pete did a Bikenetic ride down to 12th & Florida NE, to the place where Dave Salovesh died. The day before, the first attempt at a ghost bike was installed (for date reference, #Bobco85 was back in town and rode with #Steve O the night before). Pete's enormous humanity showed, the whole way. Click image for larger version. 

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    Now I have my own journey to make to Lake Accotink, to sit at that place and find some sort of closure. Probably midday...

    You are loved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    A year ago, Pete did a Bikenetic ride down to 12th & Florida NE, to the place where Dave Salovesh died. The day before, the first attempt at a ghost bike was installed (for date reference, #Bobco85 was back in town and rode with #Steve O the night before). Pete's enormous humanity showed, the whole way. Click image for larger version. 

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    Now I have my own journey to make to Lake Accotink, to sit at that place and find some sort of closure. Probably midday...

    You are loved...
    Thanks for sharing the photo and story. I think I may try to make my own pilgrimage after 3 today when work and child duties lift for the afternoon. #dirttherapy

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    I think Pete was sending me a message today as I walked through Harris Teeter to pick up my lunch.


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    I am planning to do a tribute ride tomorrow (Saturday 9/5) afternoon. Do I have the spot correct? -- Looks like the curve on the trail just south of King's Glen Elementary School and Clydesdale Rd.

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    A journey, to the western edge of Lake Accotink Trail:

    This is a connector to the trail where Danbury Forest Road ends. Steeply graded- evasive action in either direction would not have been easy. Someone had already been there (Bikenetic?) and left flowers. I left my own modest memorial.
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    I will confess feeling a state of anxiety traveling to this place.
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    I felt much more at peace afterwards, and could enjoy dancing with the Trek on gravel finishing the loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwarkentien View Post
    I think Pete was sending me a message today as I walked through Harris Teeter to pick up my lunch.


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    "Pete is with us, man!" I have a mystery as well- my cover photo on FB changed, and I have no idea how I did that! Pete???

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