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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    Punks can be smelly.

    Rancid with a small "r". Seeing Rancid on the MUP would have been most triumphant.

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    last sighting was 22 years ago

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    Car tootling along in the bike lane on 9th Street was too slow for me so I passed him. He decides the other car tootling along in the bike lane was going too slow too. So he changes lanes in front of me and yells at me that I'm supposed to be in the bike lane.

    1. No, but I might give it a try if you weren't in it,
    2. With every polite fiber in my body, f that guy, and
    3. You know that I gave a lecture about irony to him at the next light.

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    ...was so much less crowded than usual. It was lovely.

    Seeing all the cars on the GWP crawling south of Roosevelt Island was kind of fun too. Just south of the island, there was an accident that was being cleared up when I went by ~7:20. I couldn't tell if anyone were injured (that would be less fun) or not, just cops talking to lots of people, a tow truck and a car driving on the MVT looking for a less steep way back up to the GWP (found one not too far down). Not sure why that spot attracts so many accidents. There was a pedestrian further south on the trail attempting to warn the drivers that they would need to slow down soon. That didn't work. Peds and bikes crossing at the crosswalk had an easy time since the cars were already not moving.

    I know, many are taking today off or telecommuting, but even the joggers were mostly missing. And if they are all off work, why weren't they on the trail in the numbers they were in yesterday! I went on a ride yesterday leaving about the same time (within 5 min) of today and yesterday Custis and MVT were PACKED with peds and bikes. That was crazy busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    ...was so much less crowded than usual. It was lovely.

    Seeing all the cars on the GWP crawling south of Roosevelt Island was kind of fun too. Just south of the island, there was an accident that was being cleared up when I went by ~7:20. I couldn't tell if anyone were injured (that would be less fun) or not, just cops talking to lots of people, a tow truck and a car driving on the MVT looking for a less steep way back up to the GWP (found one not too far down). Not sure why that spot attracts so many accidents. There was a pedestrian further south on the trail attempting to warn the drivers that they would need to slow down soon. That didn't work. Peds and bikes crossing at the crosswalk had an easy time since the cars were already not moving.

    I know, many are taking today off or telecommuting, but even the joggers were mostly missing. And if they are all off work, why weren't they on the trail in the numbers they were in yesterday! I went on a ride yesterday leaving about the same time (within 5 min) of today and yesterday Custis and MVT were PACKED with peds and bikes. That was crazy busy.
    Lots of joggers out on the Custis ~6:15-6:30. Maybe they were out earlier to try to beat the heat.

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    Helmets are useless. Mine totally did not prevent a ginormous bug from impacting my forehead this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    Helmets are useless. Mine totally did not prevent a ginormous bug from impacting my forehead this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    Helmets are useless. Mine totally did not prevent a ginormous bug from impacting my forehead this morning.
    Well, the bug wasn't wearing a helmet and probably suffered an injury as a result. You were and were uninjured. QED

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickey7 View Post
    Helmets are useless. Mine totally did not prevent a ginormous bug from impacting my forehead this morning.
    I agree. My helmet failed to protect me from a bug with some sort of stinger from crashing into my temple as I was going down a hill at 25 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I agree. My helmet failed to protect me from a bug with some sort of stinger from crashing into my temple as I was going down a hill at 25 mph.
    Fortunately nothing has crashed into my temple lately. I think the new bike lanes on Kenwood make that even less likely. Though the trees and the general configuration of the building relative to both Kenwood and Valley probably help more.

    Banking though is another matter. But we bank at Wells Fargo, which may have customer service issues, but at least the Bradlee branch is positioned to avoid this sort of thing https://patch.com/virginia/oldtownal...pping-center-0

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