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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesnick View Post
    This is a reprise from my find of last year.

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    There are 3 connections to this wormhole: E Street SW (at the corner of 2nd SW), G Street SW (at the corner of 2nd SW) and S Capitol Street (under the Southwest Freeway, 695).
    Last year I dubbed this the baddassiest wormhole of all time (B-Woat!). Check out my posts with more photos and my fawning review: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...484#post198484

    I maintain that, IMHO, this wormhole remains the baddassiest of all time.

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    Today I reprised the alternate to the Universe's Most Inadvisable Wormhole (UMIW), which connects the 14th St. Bridge with Boundary Channel Drive, but does not require riding the wrong way on I-395.
    Last year's post describing this wormhole: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showth...888#post197888

    Today, though, I request special bonus points for riding the muddy, rutted, rooty, single track wormhole on my fixie. I felt some trepidation on the approach, but conquered it without dismounting or putting a foot down.

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    Oh, yeah. This wormhole needs a name. I was thinking Tip Jar Wormhole, but that's pretty obscure (if you know why, you are a true wormholer!). How about:
    Humpback South Hole
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    A little shortcut for when you are traveling north on the Mt. Vernon Trail after passing the airport parking. So you are late for your date at Buffalo Wild Wings or Highline or another establishment on Crystal Drive...or over on the 23rd St. stretch of restaurants. Don't go ....all...the....way... to the CC connector tunnel. No.

    After passing the second water fountain, cyclo-cross over to the traffic light
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    You will likely have to Idaho the light, because it will not detect your bike. Take a left onto the overpass and exit at Crystal Drive
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    Voila! Crystal Drive next to the volleyball courts. Proceed from here to your destination.
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    #FSWormhole - Escape from Van Dorn

    For those not in the know, there exists a trail along Van Dorn Street. The trail starts at Eisenhower Avenue, goes underneath the Beltway and brings you into Fairfax. Once into Fairfax, you will want to escape the madness of Van Dorn. That is just mere feet away from the sound wall. Look closely and you will see your escape route to Saratoga Street. From there, the world of Fairfax is open to you. You can work your way to Franconia Road or ride up and down hills to Clermont Drive and return through the Gates of Mordor to Alexandria.

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    Default Pine Hill Wormhole

    This wormhole connects the center of McLean to Langley, VA.

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    The first part from McLean consists of a dirt path with various rocks, paving stones, trees, and roots.
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    The second part is about 1/4 mile loose gravel road.
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    Gravel road looking towards McLean.
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    #FSWORMHOLE HerndonHyperHop New wormhole (to me - and it didn't look well traveled so maybe wasn't a factor before - but with Metro coming in 2021, will become more useful).


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    Two wormholes- both at Lake Anne in Reston. On the blue trail around the north side of the lake paralleling North Shore Drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahBee View Post
    Two wormholes- both at Lake Anne in Reston. On the blue trail around the north side of the lake paralleling North Shore Drive.

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    Ode to the great #FSwormhole meister himself, who transformed to an utterly new state of being yesterday while going through the ultimate wormhole of marriage, in the shadow of the Key Bridge, complete with gunships on the Potomac River, aerial surveillance, and armed guardsmen on the perimeter!


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    Default #FSWormhole -- Tysons Area Wormholes -- Spring Hill Drain Hole

    Currently the only way in or out of Tysons to/from the north. Not recommended for casual bicyclists due to the lack of shoulders, exits and entrances to Dulles Toll Road and traffic, though it's just a short distance up to the Odricks Corner intersection (Lewinsville Road) and a paved sidewalk may be accessed just north of the freeway mess. Lewinsville Road has a bike lane heading to McLean, and the first turn north of the intersection (Summerhill) springs you out to bucolic roads in Great Falls and the vicinity of Reston.

    Pro tip when heading north: wait for the traffic to go through the light, then get some speed going down the hill and out to Lewinsville.
    Pro tip southbound (into Tysons): find an alternate route?

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