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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    The WH has been closed all week, at least whenever I've tried to get through there (increased security concerns with the recent breaches?)
    Last week, too. Now the northbound cycletrack on 15th, which ends at the PA Ave pedestrian plaza, dumps you out on the wrong side of the road. SAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginacico View Post
    The White House is its own mess, which we all suffer. I've just learned to expect chaos and prepare to dodge around somehow.
    I've thought that about the White House a lot lately. And that has nothing to do with the ability to bike in front of it.

    I'm now taking H Street. It avoids the construction on Pennsylvania Avenue. And it avoids my always looking over and getting depressed about how far we've fallen.

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    Regional radar is giving me hope for a drier evening commute than this morning's. I wonder how swampy the new TR Island mulch trail has gotten? It was still pretty firm when I went through this morning.

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    I metro-ed home. Partly because of rain, which is a great excuse to bail early ("Sorry! No bikes on metro after 4pm!") and partly because of the bottles of vermouth, bourbon and vodka I picked up at lunch.

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    Nearly made it home riding on a flat rear tire. Got within walking distance and walked the bike home when the bumping noticeably worse.

    The comment in the Morning Commute thread about feeling like pedaling in mud, and quirky handling as a sign of a rear flat; proved to be spot on. I thought a sign of a flat would be a hissing sound but I never heard it.

    No idea when the flat actually happened. When I commuted on it once a couple of weeks ago, I also had the same symptoms but I attributed it to simply not being a strong rider.
    Last edited by GovernorSilver; 04-05-2017 at 10:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GovernorSilver View Post
    Nearly made it home riding on a flat rear tire. Got within walking distance and walked the bike home when the bumping noticeably worse.

    The comment in the Morning Commute thread about feeling like pedaling in mud, and quirky handling as a sign of a rear flat; proved to be spot on. I thought a sign of a flat would be a hissing sound but I never heard it.

    No idea when the flat actually happened. When I commuted on it once a couple of weeks ago, I also had the same symptoms but I attributed it to simply not being a strong rider.
    Don't forget your "A, B, C's"!!!

    Air

    Brakes

    Chain

    Check them before every ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Meatmotor View Post
    Don't forget your "A, B, C's"!!!

    Air

    Brakes

    Chain

    Check them before every ride!
    My ABC status in morning before commute:

    Air: Pumped to 70psi, within the recommended 55-90 range.
    Brakes: Good
    Chain: Good. Only 2nd ride after last lube.
    Last edited by GovernorSilver; 04-06-2017 at 11:55 AM.

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    After watching it rain like hell all morning, I think I'll finish the clockwise Arlington Loop on the way home and leave the TR Island Mulch Bog to @rcannon100 and his fellow travelers (dang, just as it had firmed up so nicely this morning before the rain).

    #MulchCross

    #MulX

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    After watching it rain like hell all morning, I think I'll finish the clockwise Arlington Loop on the way home and leave the TR Island Mulch Bog to @rcannon100 and his fellow travelers (dang, just as it had firmed up so nicely this morning before the rain).

    #MulchCross

    #MulX
    I've been trying to use the mulch as an enticement to get the SO to take TR bridge with me but he hates that bridge so much that not even #MulCX (and not so gentle peer pressure from me) will persuade him.

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    Beginning the ride home, I came upon this shot. Motorists in traffic of their own making; slugs slugging; and people waiting for the train.

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    Must have sucked for all of them. I got to go for a bike ride!

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