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Thread: ArlNow reports a "collission between two bicyclists" on Custis

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    Default ArlNow reports a "collission between two bicyclists" on Custis

    Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/ARLnowDOTcom/sta...04290811752448

    "Medics responding to collision between two bicyclists on the Custis Trail near Ballston. Significant injuries reported."

    Edit: that should have been "collision" in the title.

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    I got on the Custis at the Beaver Pond and the guy who I merged behind was warning cyclists heading east about an accident. Hope everyone is okay, and thanks for the update.

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    Rode by this on the way home last night. A cyclist was conscious and sitting up, being attended to by paramedics. I didn't notice anyone else being attended to in my brief glance; maybe the other cyclist was uninjured or ambulatory. It was QUITE the teachable moment for the scouts.

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    I was on the Custis just after 6 outbound. It was super crowded. And too many different paces. An accident waiting to happen. Is it always that bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    I was on the Custis just after 6 outbound. It was super crowded. And too many different paces. An accident waiting to happen. Is it always that bad?
    The Custis is a substandard facility (too narrow, bad sight lines, poor alignments). If it were a road it would have been upgraded years ago, but cyclists and pedestrians don't have a level of service metric so (basically) nobody cares. We're basically lucky to have the right of way at all, don't hold your breath waiting for improvements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    I was on the Custis just after 6 outbound. It was super crowded. And too many different paces. An accident waiting to happen. Is it always that bad?
    As far as crowds go, I'll take the Custis over the MVT just about every time. I think because of the hills it tends to attract less of the riff-raff that are just looking for a trail on which to meander. It really only gets bad in Rosslyn, but once you get past Nash it clears up considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    As far as crowds go, I'll take the Custis over the MVT just about every time. I think because of the hills it tends to attract less of the riff-raff that are just looking for a trail on which to meander. It really only gets bad in Rosslyn, but once you get past Nash it clears up considerably.
    Stop trying to put a positive spin on the Custis Hills.

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    I must have shown up right after this happened - called the ambulance and directed the medics to the hurt biker, but had to get home so didn't stick around. One guy seemed to be in pretty bad shape - any report on what happened, is he okay, etc.?

    I hope he ended up better than it appeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Stop trying to put a positive spin on the Custis Hills.
    There's a negative spin to the Custis Hills? Where else would you pass people on that trail?

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    The Custis and I have come to an understanding. I still have issues with the MVT.

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