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    Quote Originally Posted by ursus View Post
    On the plus side, they finally decided about a week ago that the only way to fix the hole near the northern end of the northbound PBL was to repave a section. Just throwing stuff into the hole was not working at all.
    I was delightfully surprised to see that cut and patch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Here's my math:

    - The distance from A to C along the red line is pretty much identical to the distance from A to B along the blue line.
    - B is lower than C (at least by eyeball, having ridden this many times; they may be exactly the same, but B is definitely not higher than C).
    There's also a property line involved. The switchback is squeezed into the right of way of the highway so it stays off the property of the United States of America (Banneker Park). On your diagram B to C is on USA property. The ramp (B to A and beyond) is on the other side of the property line and in DC public space.

    Why didn't DC and the Feds coordinate for a better design? Don't know. Maybe highway funds can only be spent on highway land and the Feds only wanted to pay for a cheap sidewalk and not an expensive elevated ramp.

    propertyquest.dc.gov is a good website to see property lines and and property information. Can't link to it, but it's easy enough to navigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan von Buckingham View Post
    There's also a property line involved. The switchback is squeezed into the right of way of the highway so it stays off the property of the United States of America (Banneker Park). On your diagram B to C is on USA property. The ramp (B to A and beyond) is on the other side of the property line and in DC public space.

    Why didn't DC and the Feds coordinate for a better design? Don't know. Maybe highway funds can only be spent on highway land and the Feds only wanted to pay for a cheap sidewalk and not an expensive elevated ramp.

    propertyquest.dc.gov is a good website to see property lines and and property information. Can't link to it, but it's easy enough to navigate.
    I love America.

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    Shout out to the big tough man in the pickup truck who on Maple Drive in Purcellville passed me with about a foot of room, then showed me what he thought of me by slowing down and driving with your wheels on the edge of the road in front of me. Congratulations! You were the biggest asshole I encountered on my 11 hours out riding yesterday and you weren't even inconvenienced by my existence! The road was plenty wide for you to pass safely.

    The dumbest part, I was in fact on my way to the trail but your cowardly behavior made me want to stay on the road.

    Note to self: I need to get better about looking at license plates, even while giving the finger. Fuck you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    I would put the Wharf area tourists in the same category as the MVT geese, although I suspect it may be easier to train the geese to the meaning of a bike bell.
    When I was returning home yesterday, down the Custis, the MVT, 14th Street Bridge, and then the Wharf, I noted that all of the geese were on one side or another of the MVT. Not one was on the bike path. OTOH, the tourists were all over the Wharf path and oblivious to shouts or bell rings. That area is worse on the weekends than during the work week.

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    Thursday Aug 29, shortly after 6 AM. Me riding toward Bethesda on the CCT, just before Fletcher's boathouse.

    You riding the other direction, yelled something about my "F---ing ight". I can only assume it offended you.

    You should know it is properly aimed to shine 25-30 feet in front of my wheel and was on its lowest setting. I has three higher settings if you should like to see them.

    Despite your objection, I think I'll continue to use it in the pre-dawn hours to see dimwits like you that have no lights or reflectors. Learn to look away from the light!

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    If it's fall, it must be time for the light wars to resume.

    Just, everyone try to be considerate of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hancockbs View Post
    Thursday Aug 29, shortly after 6 AM. Me riding toward Bethesda on the CCT, just before Fletcher's boathouse.

    You riding the other direction, yelled something about my "F---ing ight". I can only assume it offended you.

    You should know it is properly aimed to shine 25-30 feet in front of my wheel and was on its lowest setting. I has three higher settings if you should like to see them.

    Despite your objection, I think I'll continue to use it in the pre-dawn hours to see dimwits like you that have no lights or reflectors. Learn to look away from the light!
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