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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyRider View Post
    On the Friday commute home, I was pleasantly surprised - an asphalt path just north of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been converted to gravel. There are quite a few old lamp post bases along the path there, and they really blended in with the black path surface. Now they stand out nicely against the bright gravel!
    Agreed, just glad I survived the shock of the first ride onto it at speed not knowing it was gravel

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    Expletives were used. Sometimes you just need to give up and not worry about keeping any part of your body dry.
    Look, it's a preview for the I-66 Custis Trail Expansion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    Expletives were used. Sometimes you just need to give up and not worry about keeping any part of your body dry.
    I thought I was being oh so smart by leaving work early to 'beat the storm,' only to be hit with what felt like needles and pins all the way across the 14th St bridge.
    Those shoes are gonna need a couple days outside the house to unstinkify and dry.
    But still beats metro!!

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    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group of cyclists under the bridge at Jones Point Park. They caught up with me at the red when I was waiting to cross the apartment complex crossing on the MVT going south.

    3-5 of them passed me at Belle Haven Park, but since I was going the same pace as the group, and it was a somewhat crowded trail, no one else could pass even though I gave them as much space as I could. This meant I got to infiltrate their group ride, although since it wasn't freezing saddles, no points for me . They exited at Tulane with me before veering off, and as a bonus, there were SO MANY of them the cars actually stopped to let them all cross.

    I asked one of them what ride I was now on, and they told me it was Getting It In hills ride. I looked them up--they seem like a nice group, and most of the cyclists were polite and signaled their intentions on the trail so that was cool. My neighborhood has a ton of organized hill rides, so it's not uncommon to see large groups of cyclists out and about. This was just my first time accidentally getting caught in one of their rides. Now I have a bunch of people on strava I "rode" with, which makes me laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Last night while riding home I saw a HUGE group of cyclists under the bridge at Jones Point Park. They caught up with me at the red when I was waiting to cross the apartment complex crossing on the MVT going south.

    3-5 of them passed me at Belle Haven Park, but since I was going the same pace as the group, and it was a somewhat crowded trail, no one else could pass even though I gave them as much space as I could. This meant I got to infiltrate their group ride, although since it wasn't freezing saddles, no points for me . They exited at Tulane with me before veering off, and as a bonus, there were SO MANY of them the cars actually stopped to let them all cross.

    I asked one of them what ride I was now on, and they told me it was Getting It In hills ride. I looked them up--they seem like a nice group, and most of the cyclists were polite and signaled their intentions on the trail so that was cool. My neighborhood has a ton of organized hill rides, so it's not uncommon to see large groups of cyclists out and about. This was just my first time accidentally getting caught in one of their rides. Now I have a bunch of people on strava I "rode" with, which makes me laugh.
    The GII folks have a Meetup group if you're interested in deliberately riding with them. They have a safety yellow group kit too. They also seem to do group rides at HP and I see smaller groups of them sometimes.

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