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    I tried a multi-modal commute this morning. Rode down to Old Town and took the water taxi to the Wharf. Pretty painless. http://Www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi

    Buy tickets on line and show up in Old Town. $10 for the masses (round trip), less for Alex residents. Schedule on website. My boat had 4 bike racks. Unclear where 5th bike would go but crew seemed cool so I'd think they had a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    http://Www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi

    Buy tickets on line and show up in Old Town. $10 for the masses (round trip), less for Alex residents. Schedule on website. My boat had 4 bike racks. Unclear where 5th bike would go but crew seemed cool so I'd think they had a plan.
    When I go to the site, it shows $18 round trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    When I go to the site, it shows $18 round trip.
    Your reputation is known, even to the water taxi people. For the record, I'm cool with them charging a Steve O surcharge.

    https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/commuter-passes/

    Go to the Commuter Pass tab on the right and you will see two options

    COMMUTER ROUND-TRIP TICKET - Valid for any Water Taxi
    Valid May 28th through September 8th; M-F commuter hours.
    Tickets are not intended for specific departure times, and can be used on any commuter run on a first come first serve basis. Simply select the date you want a ticket for. Once you have a ticket, it will scan twice on the chosen day. One scan is valid BEFORE 10 am, and one scan is valid AFTER 10 am.
    PRICE: $10

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    2019 COMMUTER PASS - Valid for any Water Taxi
    Enjoy unlimited Water Taxi Services from May 28th through December.
    For Monday through Friday commuter runs BEFORE 10 am, you may go directly to the boat, show your pass and board on a first come first serve basis. For all other night and weekend rides ,you must stop at a ticket booth, show your pass and retrieve a timed ticket.
    PRICE: $199

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    My boat had 4 bike racks. Unclear where 5th bike would go but crew seemed cool so I'd think they had a plan.
    So cool they have bike racks. I did a ferry ride from Jersey City to Manhattan last year and you just sort of lean your bike against the gunnels, outside. I didn't realize they weren't going to raise the stern end, so a regular clued me in that I'd better move my bike closer to the cabin or it might go overboard; maybe that was the PANYNJ bike plan.

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    My morning commute is at the same time as everyone's, or at least most of everyone's, evening commute thanks to working nights.

    First time commuting in a few weeks after getting a new bike built up. Seriously the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden. I got passed by an electric scooter and an e-bike on the W&OD. The e-bike had a bell and let me know he was passing. The scooter, not so much.

    There was a guy who got real salty with another cyclist and I on the bridge over West Broad on the W&OD. He and another person were walking side by side on the bridge and another cyclist and I chimed our bells to let him know we wanted to pass.There were a few other cyclists before us and I heard other bells go off as I was approaching the bridge. The guy did move over but was yelling all sorts of nonsense and his walking buddy yelled something about pedestrians having the right of way, which is correct as long as you aren't blocking the trail which they were. Neither of us engaged the guy. For the record, we were both going at slightly above a walking pace when we passed him.

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    The forecast got it wrong, and now I wish I hadn't procrastinated with my Fall fender reinstall.

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