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    Quote Originally Posted by pfunkallstar View Post
    Was not stellar last night. Got a flat in front of the Lincoln Memorial at which point Glargon Lord of Sky Tears decided to rain more of his despair down upon me. The culprit - a fricking shark tooth - EXPLAIN THAT ONE SCIENCE!
    Sharknados...Obviously!

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    I know they call it the Rock Creek Trail, but I thought having the trail under Rock Creek was a bit much! I started out thinking it was just a large puddle on the trail. But when my pedals (and my shoes) started going under the water with each stroke, and I realized that there was a fairly serious current in that water, I decided it was the better part of valor to get off the trail and just walk my bike on the grass at the side of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    while biking in unmentionable places
    Must. Not. Snark.

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    I posted on the Missed Connections thread a couple weeks ago about the guy who passed me and a runner heading straight into the blind turn on the MVT going southbound, just as you pass the parking lot at Gravelly Point. There's a short incline and the blind turn at the top, next to the GW Parkway. I had slowed up behind the runner because I wasn't about to pass while going into the blind turn. There's no way to avoid a collision if someone happens to be riding in the other direction at that exact spot, and no way to see if there are any cyclists heading your way.

    Good thing he didn't do that tonight. No one made passes going into the blind turn tonight, but there was a good amount of bike and pedestrian traffic. As soon as I reached the top of the small incline, I saw a cyclist in the other lane. Immediately behind him were two MOTORCYCLES. I couldn't really say anything because they were Arlington County police officers. At least they were riding slowly, under 10 mph. Strange.

    They didn't seem to be in a hurry. But maybe the cyclist was leading them to something near Gravelly Point. Or the cyclist had nothing to do with the motorcycle cops.

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    ... was fantastic last night. The hail that started just as I got to the top of the Idylwood climb on the W&OD was a nice touch. Riding the rest of the way home through the deluge and only being able to keep one eye open was inspiring.

    I'm glad I went to church on Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    I posted on the Missed Connections thread a couple weeks ago about the guy who passed me and a runner heading straight into the blind turn on the MVT going southbound, just as you pass the parking lot at Gravelly Point. There's a short incline and the blind turn at the top, next to the GW Parkway. I had slowed up behind the runner because I wasn't about to pass while going into the blind turn. There's no way to avoid a collision if someone happens to be riding in the other direction at that exact spot, and no way to see if there are any cyclists heading your way.

    Good thing he didn't do that tonight. No one made passes going into the blind turn tonight, but there was a good amount of bike and pedestrian traffic. As soon as I reached the top of the small incline, I saw a cyclist in the other lane. Immediately behind him were two MOTORCYCLES. I couldn't really say anything because they were Arlington County police officers. At least they were riding slowly, under 10 mph. Strange.

    They didn't seem to be in a hurry. But maybe the cyclist was leading them to something near Gravelly Point. Or the cyclist had nothing to do with the motorcycle cops.
    Well, an ELITE rider in a light blue jersey with a black backpad decided to pass me headed northbound at that blind curve this morning (also didn't call his pass) and almost wiped out a southbound cyclist. I couldn't hear what that cyclist said, but it wasn't swearing.

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    What sucks...getting a flat on a drizzly day when your racing home because it is your son's birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    ... was fantastic last night. The hail that started just as I got to the top of the Idylwood climb....deluge and only being able to keep one eye open was inspiring.

    I'm glad I went to church on Sunday!
    That's why goggles are always part of my reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford10 View Post
    ... was fantastic last night. The hail that started just as I got to the top of the Idylwood climb....deluge and only being able to keep one eye open was inspiring.

    I'm glad I went to church on Sunday!
    That's why goggles are always part of my rain gear. Hope you made it home okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vern View Post
    What sucks...getting a flat on a drizzly day when your racing home because it is your son's birthday.
    BUMMER!!! :-(((((((

    I don't get flats often, but they always seem to happen at the worst possible time, not that there's ever really a good time to get a flat.

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