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    Pete sent me another message while riding my bike today. A Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota loaner car passed me in the Potomac Yard shopping center; license plate number: JTAT69. I had a good chuckle over that. Too bad I couldn’t get the camera out quick enough.

    And here’s my sad attempt at a Danger Panda. My hands are off the bars but I can’t get into that “reclined” aerial position. Yet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ltierstein View Post
    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.
    I’d like to go out there too. Let me know when you’re planning to go.


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    Not everyone in the neighborhood knows that someone died there. I encountered a few locals for whom I was the bearer of that news. And midway through my stay, a roadie in the full green Kelly race kit came powering through out-of-saddle. Life goes on...

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    For those who wish to visit this impromptu shrine and are new to Lake Accotink Park: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lake-accotink

    I parked by the dam at the east end and rode. Advisory- the trail is largely gravel. I quickly realized I had to drop my road tire pressures. Drastically. Two steps later, "Hey! That's much better!" and I was able to tackle the most technical terrain I had ever attempted on my 412. My first time ever on this trail. Pete would approve.

    Alternately, you can access the site by neighborhood roads (Danbury Forest Road, off of Braddock Rd., or from Rolling Road).
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    I made a pilgrimage to Lake Accotink today and added a few items to the memorial. Being there made it more real but I still can’t believe this is true. I noted that the site is on a trail access spur so Pete was either just getting there or just leaving. I’d like to think he’d just finished his loop with a big smile on his face. #RIPpete #wsgfabr #youareloved









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    I got out there today, too. It was my first time on the Lake Accotink trails, but I managed to avoid most of the gravel. The tribute was very moving. I talked to several locals, many of whom knew that someone had been killed there, but were wondering why the news hadn't made it to the local news.

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    My ride wasn’t “69” miles but there is a “69” in my stats.


    Nice to see Pete still has a sense of humor.


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    Yesterday I tagged Pete's memorial with a Forum VIP (Very Important Poster) tag. He posted 4,472 times over the past 10 years. Ride in Peace.

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    Learned a little after the fact that Pete was a *big* advocate of https://www.roadid.com/?referrer=22748. Better late than never. I now have one (color matched to a humble Timex).

    Thank you, sir! #wsgfabr! <3

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    I said good-bye to Pete today.

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