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    Default #Publicartfinder ride, Sat Jan 15th, 1-3PM, Tysonís Corner NOVA



    ** CORECTION: Date is Sat, Jan 16th, Time 12:59 to 4 PM **

    * Please Respond to this thread if you want to join this ride *

    First call to judge interest in exploring on two wheels a spate of public works of art that now constitute critical mass in the most bike unfriendly haven of Tysonís Corner in Vienna VA. Hereís a taste of whatís to find there https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2019/...around-tysons/

    Here is the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35023655

    This will be a complicated 18 miles, includes ~12 art pieces, 5 wormholes (2 of which include using elevators and flyover walkways) as well as mingling with consumers in an elevated outdoor plaza at Tysonís Corner Mall, 4 #parkfinders, 2 Quaxapaloozas and 1 #lakefinder. There are ample opportunities for overachievers in all categories if one so desires, but you will be on your own if you stray beyond sight or sound!

    2nd Draft Itinerary:

    12:30 pm - assemble for optional lunch, bathrooms and pre-ride logistics
    Lazy Mikeís Delicatessen
    ★★★★★
    (703) 532-5299
    https://goo.gl/maps/c6qvjnWuyxQSCmxF9

    12:59 PM: Wheels Roll from Lazy Mikeís

    1:15PM: Depart rendezvous (if necessary) Shrevewood Elementary School
    https://goo.gl/maps/B2myigDNRNWjdt9h6

    1:30-3:30PM: Roam around Tysonís Corner looking for public works of art while not becoming road kill.

    3:30 PM: Head back to Lazy Mikeís via Taco Bamba (Pimmit Hills). We may split up at this point for those who need to scaddle or are hangry.

    ~4 PM: Depart Lazy Mikeís via Shrevewood ES for ďHomage to NewtonĒ in Fairview Park. This will add +7 miles out and back, FYI

    ~4:45 PM: Return to Lazy Mikeís/Shrevewood ES/ W&OD trail before twilight for those who have parked cars, or need to return to the W&OD trail to whence they came.

    Notes:

    1. Lazy Mikeís has a take-out window, ample outdoor seating and a large canopy w/ 2 open sides for air flow in the parking lot. They are not seating indoors but you can enter to use their bathrooms.

    2. Optional and more abundant all-day parking available at Shrevewood Elementary School at mile 8.0 on the W&OD trail which can easily be a rendezvous point, or used to access Lazy Mikeís. You can also park on Shreve Road in front of the townhouses at Gordon Road (opposite the City of Falls Church Public Works yard).

    3. I scouted out this route over the summer, and tested it with some brave subjects [mention]Nadine [/mention] and [mention]HokieBeth [/mention] but now believe that I can route a group safely without getting run over by Capital Beltway or Mall-bound traffic now that the Metro flyway bridges are open across Rt 123.

    4. For extra credit, I will throw in a post-ride-ride to a rare, original ďhomage to NewtonĒ by Salvador Dali #publicartfinder (located on private property but visible from a wormhole so we must be berry, berry quite and tip-toe around some tulips;-), an extra #litebrite sunset #lakefinder opportunity and possibly #civilwarmarker stop if we have enough daylight left. So budget an extra hour if you are keen on any extra Pointless Prize opportunities.

    5. Face covering, helmet, and working front-n-rear lights & social distancing mandatory as we are at the height of a pandemic and will encounter some high volume traffic intersections.

    6. We will break into smaller groups if we have more than half a dozen riders. PM me if you are ready/willing to be a ride marshal and possibly lead/sweep a small group.
    Homage to Newton (#7/8)


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    Last edited by Boomer2U; 01-16-2021 at 09:44 AM. Reason: Added RWGPS file. Added +1 hour to ride time; should read 1 - 4 PM. Corrected date to be the 16th!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post


    ** Please Respond to this thread if you want to join this ride**

    First call to judge interest in exploring on two wheels a spate of public works of art that now constitute critical mass in the most bike unfriendly haven of Tysonís Corner in Vienna VA. Hereís a taste of whatís to find there https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2019/...around-tysons/

    This will be ~15 mile route at a conversational pace with lots of stops, as well as a few #FSwormhole #lakefinder #parkfinder and Quaxapalooza opportunities (can you say #BAFS2021SmallBiz - Lazy Mikeís or Taco Bamba?)

    Rough itinerary:

    12:30 pm - assemble for optional lunch, bathrooms and pre-ride logistics
    Lazy Mikeís Delicatessen
    ★★★★★
    (703) 532-5299
    https://goo.gl/maps/c6qvjnWuyxQSCmxF9

    12:59 PM: Wheels Roll from Lazy Mikeís

    1:15PM: Depart rendezvous (if necessary) Shrevewood Elementary School
    https://goo.gl/maps/B2myigDNRNWjdt9h6

    1:30-3:30PM: Roam around Tysonís Corner looking for public works of art while not becoming road kill.

    3:30 PM: Head back to Lazy Mikeís via Taco Bamba (Pimmit Hills). We may split up at this point for those who need to scaddle or are hangry.

    ~4 PM: Depart Lazy Mikeís via Shrevewood ES for ďHomage to NewtonĒ in Fairview Park. This will add +7 miles out and back, FYI

    ~4:45 PM: Return to Lazy Mikeís/Shrevewood ES/ W&OD trail before twilight for those who have parked cars, or need to return to the W&OD trail to whence they came.

    Notes:

    1. Lazy Mikeís has a take-out window, ample outdoor seating and a large tent in the parking lot. They are not seating indoors but you can enter to use their bathrooms.

    2. Optional and more abundant all-day parking available at Shrevewood Elementary School at mile 8.0 on the W&OD trail which can easily be a rendezvous point, or used to access Lazy Mikeís.

    3. I scouted out this route over the summer, and tested it with some brave test subjects [mention]Nadine [/mention] and [mention]HokieBeth [/mention] but now believe that I can route a group safely without getting run over by Capital Beltway or Mall-bound traffic. Stay tuned for posting of actual route.

    4. For extra credit, I will throw in a post-ride-ride to a rare, original ďhomage to NewtonĒ by Salvador Dali #publicartfinder (located on private property but visible from a wormhole so we must be berry, berry quite and tip-toe around some tulips;-), an extra #litebrite sunset #lakefinder opportunity and possibly #civilwarmarker stop if we have enough daylight left. So budget an extra hour if you are keen on any extra Pointless Prize opportunities.

    5. Face covering, helmet, and working front-n-rear lights & social distancing mandatory as we are at the height of a pandemic and will encounter some high volume traffic intersections.

    6. We will break into smaller groups if we have more than half a dozen riders. PM me if you are ready/willing to be a ride marshal and possibly lead/sweep a small group.
    Homage to Newton (#7/8)


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    Boomer, I've already committed to lead a New Deal ride that day, so I'm sorry to miss it. However, I'd like to offer to lead a Public Art ride in Reston if anyone is interested on another day. I created the routes that show off Reston's Public Art and that are on the Public Art Reston website, so I know where it all is and some basic info about most of the pieces. There are three routes -- 1 north of DTR, 1 south of DTR and 1 that goes on both sides and sees it all! Let me know if you're interested!

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    Ooops, make that Sat, Jan 16th!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbikeva View Post
    Boomer, I've already committed to lead a New Deal ride that day, so I'm sorry to miss it. However, I'd like to offer to lead a Public Art ride in Reston if anyone is interested on another day. I created the routes that show off Reston's Public Art and that are on the Public Art Reston website, so I know where it all is and some basic info about most of the pieces. There are three routes -- 1 north of DTR, 1 south of DTR and 1 that goes on both sides and sees it all! Let me know if you're interested!
    Apologies for the conflicting rides ... IDK ... but would to go on one of your cool looking Reston Wormhole Art rides soon!;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    Apologies for the conflicting rides ... IDK ... but would to go on one of your cool looking Reston Wormhole Art rides soon!;-)


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    No worries - I'm just doing the New Deal ride for some friends and I who missed the official one earlier. As far as Reston, what do you think about Inauguration Day? Since they want us as far from the scene as possible, it might be a great day to head to Reston! We'd start at the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station (some of the art is right there). The North Side ride is 11 miles, South Side is 12 and the whole shebang is 19. There are about 25 works included although I can pare it down. At some point one's head starts to spin. When that happens, it's harder to appreciate the works. :-)

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    Count me IN for the main ride, from Mike's and back around 4pm.
    /glenn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbikeva View Post
    No worries - I'm just doing the New Deal ride for some friends and I who missed the official one earlier. As far as Reston, what do you think about Inauguration Day? Since they want us as far from the scene as possible, it might be a great day to head to Reston! We'd start at the Wiehle-Reston Metro Station (some of the art is right there). The North Side ride is 11 miles, South Side is 12 and the whole shebang is 19. There are about 25 works included although I can pare it down. At some point one's head starts to spin. When that happens, it's harder to appreciate the works. :-)
    Me Likes! Especially heading in the opposite direction of Ground Zero!! Pray that the Weather is with us!!!


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    Confirming that todayís ride is ON, and the RWGPS file is now linked above in the first announcement on this thread


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    Boomer, thank you for an interesting and fun ride around a car-centric area to see public art.

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