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    Default But Wait! It's not over yet!

    Don't forget about BHFWD (Bike Home From Work Day) which starts uhhhhh.... NOw.

    Falls Church Pit Stop (Grove and the W&OD) is having festivities until 7pm.

    Rumor had it that Tri360 might be doing something near the location of their soon to be open shop on N. Westmorland Street, near where we had Happy Hour at Chasin' Tails. Don't have much info on that, but I'm headed that direction to see what is hapnin!

    Rock on folks. I have to say this again.... I love y'all for riding. You feed my soul!

    Hugs and kisses,

    Pete

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    About to headout myself. Looking forward to Falls Church Stop.
    Looks like its the only one where I am going.

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    I thought the Falls Church stop wouldn't open until 4:30?

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    Wait... we have to go HOME?!

    No one told me this. It's not called "Bike to Work and Back Day"!

    I was expecting limo service! That's not included with my free t-shirt?

    I think it would be entertaining to see 12,000 people with bikes on the Metro

    My legs actually feel pretty strong (ask me again when I get on the bike) but the top half of me would REALLY like a nap.

    I wish there were more afternoon stops, that would be fun to meet up and hear everyone's stories of their day.

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    Any poor souls still at work reading this - yes, Tri360 has a stop there with cookies, Gatorade, and... socks, warmers, etc! Very swag-worthy. I ran into Tim there! And then dbb at the West Falls Church stop.

    The BikeArlington newsletter that was sent out a few days ago confirmed the Tri360 stop but yeah it wasn't listed as a stop on the official BTWD site.

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    Socks and cookies. What's not to like? I continued out with Arlingtonrider and Dirt out to the Falls Church pitstop for yoga, ice cream and friendship.



    Even dogs got into the act!

    Last edited by dbb; 05-18-2012 at 06:10 PM.

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    LOL

    I thought about going. But I ended up running and doing a strength workout. I didn't feel like riding out to Falls Church after that. So I ate instead!

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    Default Not Cool, Falls Church Police Department

    I was coming home just as the afternoon pit stops were closing up -- got some socks, thanks Tri360! -- and just before I got to the Falls Church pit stop, I observed a cyclist being detained by the infamous cop-in-the-bushes. The cop was asking for ID just as I passed. I have no idea of the particulars, but I assume he rolled the stop sign at the intersection.

    Seriously?! On Bike to Work Day? You can't leave it for one day? Talk about a bummer of a way to end the day for that poor guy.

    When I passed through the Falls Church stop during the morning commute, they asked cyclists to fill out surveys. I included Mark Blacknell's suggestion that the stop signs be reversed (stop for cars; through for trail users) at those intersections where cross street volume is less than trail volume.

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    Yeah I saw a bike cop warn quite a few cyclists while I was at the Grove Ave stop, but I assumed he wouldn't be writing up anyone, and he looked a bit apologetic about it.

    I got some awesome socks from the Tri360 folks (photo courtesy of Dirt). Most appropriate for something picked up for free on Bike To Work Day.

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    That particular bicycle officer could be a lot more polite in his dealings with the public. I've had dealings with him 4 or 5 times and he's very condescending and preachy. Just talking with him and Arlingtonrider on Friday, it was very hard for me to not be snarky. I guess I have a chip on my shoulder from previous interactions. Certainly that is MY issue, not his.

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