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    You see folks riding in suits often enough downtown, often on bikeshares, but on the trail it is rare. Encouraging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    You see folks riding in suits often enough downtown, often on bikeshares, but on the trail it is rare. Encouraging.
    I'd say I see about one a day on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I'd say I see about one a day on the trails.
    I'm usually shirt and tie in the morning on the MBT (downhill) but I change into shorts and a t-shirt before going home (uphill, and with an extra 40 lbs that doesn't like to pedal...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I'd say I see about one a day on the trails.
    Maybe it's an MVT thing or the time of day I ride. I go in at dark-thirty and don't recall ever seeing a suited rider toiling up the Custis in the afternoon. (Now I'll start seeing them all the time, natch.)

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    Riding was pretty civilized on the busy MVT this AM. Four riders showed up at the entrance to the DOT garage at about the same time, the most I have ever seen there at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consularrider View Post
    They seem to respond better to you honking at them than to the sound of a bike bell (or an "on your left" call). Get a bugle klaxon type horn.

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    Well, after an occasionally rough morning this spring, I have to say riders these last few weeks have been terrific on the CCT. Numbers still seem to be up over last year, but everyone seems to be behaving perfectly fine.

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    My entire goal this morning was to leave early enough to ride down the Four Mile Run to find Ian on his way to coffee club so that I could get the infamous Fingerman Low Five and then immediately turn around and go to coffee club. Just fifteen seconds before crossing paths, I flatted on a curve and nearly wiped out. Ian and Komorebi and Fast Friendly Guy all were kind enough to stop. One more week until the next low five attempt.
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    First commute during Safetrack Surge #3 (Yellow Line segment shutdown). I found myself waiting at the Ft. Hunt-Rt 1 stoplight with an unprecedented 3 other cyclists. Wondering if one of them is a forum member.

    I'll take a look at some point if what the rise in numbers might be on the MVT due to Surge #3, though that Arlington bike count website has been a bit buggy.

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    ...was made so much better by a Fast Friendly Guy flyby and "pulling" Ian74 and his peloton for a few hundred meters.

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