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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    ... and other various nooks and crannies when I got home.
    "What's in Judd Lumberjack's pockets"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    I've been noticing a TON of gnats south of the airport
    FYI - a ton of gnats would be about a billion. If you wouldn't mind doing a count next time to confirm your statement isn't just exaggerated hyperbole.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    ... a curtain of gnats
    Nicely descriptive! Gnats officially come in clouds. Or, according to Wikipedia, a swarm of male gnats is called a ghost. "A ghost of gnats."
    You learn something gnew everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    FYI - a ton of gnats would be about a billion. If you wouldn't mind doing a count next time to confirm your statement isn't just exaggerated hyperbole.
    Will do.

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    You learn something gnew everyday.
    Like that Steve O has too much free time . I'm totally going to find a way to use "ghost of gnats" in a conversation this week now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    "What's in Judd Lumberjack's pockets"
    Need to hear the original story behind this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    FYI - a ton of gnats would be about a billion. If you wouldn't mind doing a count next time to confirm your statement isn't just exaggerated hyperbole.
    This is a cycling forum, so all units must be metric. Please update your counts accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    I've been noticing a TON of gnats south of the airport over the last few weeks. I've started making sure my mouth is always closed in some sections because it's just a curtain of gnats in a few spots, especially around Washington Marina and Belle Haven park. I'm pretty sure I've swallowed a bucket full already this year. On a positive note, the dragonfly population is down though, since biking into them was getting a little painful earlier this summer. Ick.
    I've often wondered why the MVT isn't swarming with bats since they could have their easy fill of food. I'm all for installing bat boxes along the trail to cut down on the bug population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    This is a cycling forum, so all units must be metric. Please update your counts accordingly.
    A metric ton of gnats would be 1.1 billion

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    I've often wondered why the MVT isn't swarming with bats since they could have their easy fill of food. I'm all for installing bat boxes along the trail to cut down on the bug population.
    There's a group of bats that hang out around the power plant in Alexandria. I had one dive bomb into my leg about a year ago. I imagine the lack of suitable places to be a bat in the daytime along the MVT is why we don't see more.

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    My guess is that it's hard to use echolocation when you hear the deafening noise of planes nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    A metric ton of gnats would be 1.1 billion
    And known as a "ghöst of gnåts."
    Last edited by TwoWheelsDC; 08-09-2017 at 02:34 PM.

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