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    Quote Originally Posted by LuisFilipe View Post
    We are back from the future. Go tell your old self to buy some TP.

    I am sponsoring the Wormhole prize this year again, and recognize Boomer, bikenick as winners of the 2020 edition and SteveO has the OG of Wormholes.

    Could we have the #FSWormhole added to the leaderboard?


    RULES:

    Have you ever bent the spacetime continuum on a ride and wondered how did I get there so fast and yet it seemed slow?

    If the concept of time is just something to be toyed with, then this prize is for you!

    What’s a wormhole? It’s kinda like you know it when you ridden through it.

    ******* EDIT *******

    I am going to edit this rule from last year: Once a wormhole has been identified, that is it others can go interstellar on it but they won’t get a further point.

    CHANGE: Even if it's identified/claimed by someone else and you ride through it, you can still ### it and gather a point.

    The whole point of this side quest is make our connections between places easier, so go on and hypercyclespace your away around.

    ********************


    Claim your spatial discovery on Strava with #FSWormhole and give it NAME (ie: The universe's most inadvisable wormhole) and describe it here, post photos etc.

    We have some previous explored wormholes from the past edition, which if you get to ride them this year you can claim but as always there are extra points for novelty and quality of wormholes.

    What makes a quality wormhole? You know it once you ridden through them, if it brings a smile to you face you are doing it right, if it almost kills you talk to Steve.

    Ride on,

    Filipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuisFilipe View Post
    We are back from the future. Go tell your old self to buy some TP.

    I am sponsoring the Wormhole prize this year again, and recognize Boomer, bikenick as winners of the 2020 edition and SteveO has the OG of Wormholes.

    Could we have the #FSWormhole added to the leaderboard?


    RULES:

    Have you ever bent the spacetime continuum on a ride and wondered how did I get there so fast and yet it seemed slow?

    If the concept of time is just something to be toyed with, then this prize is for you!

    What’s a wormhole? It’s kinda like you know it when you ridden through it.

    ******* EDIT *******

    I am going to edit this rule from last year: Once a wormhole has been identified, that is it others can go interstellar on it but they won’t get a further point.

    CHANGE: Even if it's identified/claimed by someone else and you ride through it, you can still ### it and gather a point.

    The whole point of this side quest is make our connections between places easier, so go on and hypercyclespace your away around.

    ********************


    Claim your spatial discovery on Strava with #FSWormhole and give it NAME (ie: The universe's most inadvisable wormhole) and describe it here, post photos etc.

    We have some previous explored wormholes from the past edition, which if you get to ride them this year you can claim but as always there are extra points for novelty and quality of wormholes.

    What makes a quality wormhole? You know it once you ridden through them, if it brings a smile to you face you are doing it right, if it almost kills you talk to Steve.

    Ride on,

    Filipe

    Wormhole to nowhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie E. View Post
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    That wormhole looks vaguely familiar




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    Default #FSWormhole -- Tysons Area Wormholes

    Here are wormholes that are east of Tysons and may help access Tysons (and downtown McLean) from the east and south.

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    Lewinsville Park Backdoor Span - footbridge at the dead end of Warner Avenue gets you into the back of Lewinsville Park by the community gardens, ride out to Old Chain Bridge and go right. On-street bike lane into downtown McLean. (Pro tip: Greenberrys Coffee "downtown" on Beverly Ave has a large, well-ventilated, screened-off outdoorish space, though rather shady.)

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    Westbury-‘Garity – Cut through from end of Westbury to Davis Court. Riding west towards Tysons, pop up onto the sidewalk by the Bike Trail sign and ride past the dead end of Westbury and out onto Davis Court. Davis Court becomes Magarity Road on the other side of Great Falls Street. Magarity is a good way to access the Tysons area and is much less trafficked than Dolley Madison/Route 123. This wormhole may be unnecessary for those who access Davis Court via Evers Drive.

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    Streets in the Southridge neighborhood (near McLean HS, between Great Falls St and Westmoreland) have all been recently-paved, so this neighborhood is a smooth sailing alternative to Great Falls or Westmoreland for those coming up from Falls Church.

    Now, ride up Magarity for the next set of wormholes.
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    Default #FSWormhole -- Tysons Area Wormholes

    These wormholes/cut throughs/bike infrastructure provide reduced traffic options to get to and across Route 123 from Magarity Road

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    No Mo Ol' Meadow – Kennedy Drive from Magarity to the top of Old Meadow, which has a new on-street bike lane down to McLean Metro Station. Kennedy Drive is within the Dolley Madison Apartments complex; a lift gate is usually down to prevent cars from using this cut through, but a bike can ride past without dismounting. (Despite the pastoral name, no meadow exists on Old Meadow any longer.)

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    Scotts Run Trail
    -- I would not term this brand-new multi-use trail a “wormhole” per se, but it is worth checking out for the fun serpentine section going up/down the hill. This trail runs from Magarity Road, access alongside Westgate Elementary, down to Old Chain Bridge Road close to the Kiss & Ride at McLean Metro. Check it out!

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    Mitre Cut (Through) – Colshire Drive within the Mitre Corp campus is a good cut through from behind the Anderson Road Safeway (and Lost Dog Café). From traffic circle a new bike lane goes down to McLean Metro and Route 123. Along the way, you will travel through the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Road which is the end of the Construction Wormhole. Travel west on Old Chain Bridge across bridge to access the lower terminus of the Scott's Run Trail.

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    Construction Wormhole – see post # 76 -- Old Chain Bridge closure. On the other side of the parking lot and jersey barriers, there’s a swell bike lane with no vehicles.

    Cross Route 123 to get to the new Wegmans in the Capital One complex or ride on, up and over the Beltway into Tysons itself, on the new bike lane on Scotts Crossing. View looking across Route 123/Dolley Madison up Scott's Crossing. A pretty decent climb up and over the Beltway to Jones Branch!

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    Last edited by huberww; 01-15-2021 at 03:50 PM.

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    https://futurism.com/the-byte/astrop...ef=thefuturist

    He must be competing for this pointless prize!

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    Default #FSWormhole -- Tysons Area Wormholes

    Scott’s Crossing Road – In the context of the tangle of freeways in this vicinity (including the Beltway, Dulles Access Road, and Route 123), Scott’s Crossing may qualify as a wormhole, despite being a multi-lane road. Scotts Crossing is a recently-completed connection from McLean Metro Station across Route 123/Dolley Madison, past the Capital One complex, over the Beltway, to Jones Branch Drive, which has on-street bike lanes that will allow to travel freely through Tysons.

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    The climb from Route 123 to the top of the Beltway will get your heart pumping! This a great way to access Tysons from McLean/Falls Church/Pimmit Hills that is currently relatively traffic free.

    https://www.virginiadot.org/projects..._connector.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by huberww View Post
    Scott’s Crossing Road – In the context of the tangle of freeways in this vicinity (including the Beltway, Dulles Access Road, and Route 123), Scott’s Crossing may qualify as a wormhole, despite being a multi-lane road. Scotts Crossing is a recently-completed connection from McLean Metro Station across Route 123/Dolley Madison, past the Capital One complex, over the Beltway, to Jones Branch Drive, which has on-street bike lanes that will allow to travel freely through Tysons.

    The climb from Route 123 to the top of the Beltway will get your heart pumping! This a great way to access Tysons from McLean/Falls Church/Pimmit Hills that is currently relatively traffic free.

    https://www.virginiadot.org/projects..._connector.asp
    I went through that wormhole last night, but took the Metro elevator to the sky bridge above, rather than risk crossing the intersection of doom during rush hour traffic. I’m still assembling photo evidence before posting it on this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huberww View Post
    Mitre Cut (Through) – Colshire Drive within the Mitre Corp campus is a good cut through from behind the Anderson Road Safeway (and Lost Dog Café). From traffic circle a new bike lane goes down to McLean Metro and Route 123. Along the way, you will travel through the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Road which is the end of the Construction Wormhole. Travel west on Old Chain Bridge across bridge to access the lower terminus of the Scott's Run Trail.
    I used the #mitre cut through wormhole myself last night, too. It’s a wonderful wormhole!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by huberww View Post
    These wormholes/cut throughs/bike infrastructure provide reduced traffic options to get to and across Route 123 from Magarity Road

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    No Mo Ol' Meadow – Kennedy Drive from Magarity to the top of Old Meadow, which has a new on-street bike lane down to McLean Metro Station. Kennedy Drive is within the Dolley Madison Apartments complex; a lift gate is usually down to prevent cars from using this cut through, but a bike can ride past without dismounting. (Despite the pastoral name, no meadow exists on Old Meadow any longer.)

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    Scotts Run Trail
    -- I would not term this brand-new multi-use trail a “wormhole” per se, but it is worth checking out for the fun serpentine section going up/down the hill. This trail runs from Magarity Road, access alongside Westgate Elementary, down to Old Chain Bridge Road close to the Kiss & Ride at McLean Metro. Check it out!

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    Mitre Cut (Through) – Colshire Drive within the Mitre Corp campus is a good cut through from behind the Anderson Road Safeway (and Lost Dog Café). From traffic circle a new bike lane goes down to McLean Metro and Route 123. Along the way, you will travel through the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Road which is the end of the Construction Wormhole. Travel west on Old Chain Bridge across bridge to access the lower terminus of the Scott's Run Trail.

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    Construction Wormhole – see post # 76 -- Old Chain Bridge closure. On the other side of the parking lot and jersey barriers, there’s a swell bike lane with no vehicles.

    Cross Route 123 to get to the new Wegmans in the Capital One complex or ride on, up and over the Beltway into Tysons itself, on the new bike lane on Scotts Crossing. View looking across Route 123/Dolley Madison up Scott's Crossing. A pretty decent climb up and over the Beltway to Jones Branch!

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    ALL HAIL THE UBER huberWW the Uber rookie of wormhole explorations. 9 WormHole discoveries in an urban Jugle....!!!!
    I am still tabulating extra points like a pinball machine that lost its tilt function, but you are getting extra points some for sure for Beating Boomer to the punch. (That's his wood) You went there and claimed it. Well played. +1 POINT just for that.

    10 Points for now, + more to be warranted during the WOW report (Oh yeah these make the list).

    Ride on.
    f.

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