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    Smile Met my recruiting goal for this year

    One of my goals is recruiting 3 to 4 bike to work commuters per years. I got 4 bike commuters today. The greatest thing is they’re federal police officers and will commute on bike with their badge and gun.

    Another Happy Day!

    Rick

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    Extra points if they can thin the deer herd between Vienna and Reston.

    Fairfax county tried, but I dunno if they could hit the side of a barn - shooting from the inside

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    Unfortunately, none of them is coming from that direction.

    Fairfax County tried every year but it doesn't help. They always stare at me during the winter commute.

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    Not just the winter commute. An hour ago I came close enough to one to start a conversation near Hunter Mill. Also saw some sort of animal that looked like a beaver but I find that hard to believe.

    Not to change to subject, but it is very hot out there and I watched two cyclists being carted off in the back of the trail pick-up truck.

    acc

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    Twice in two days, earlier this year, the same pack of 4 or 5 deer were about a mile or so east of vienna, hanging out on the north side of the trail in the same spot. Both times they started running east as I approached, along the north side of the trail. Both times I had to slow to a crawl or stop because they clearly wanted to exit the area to the south, crossing the trail, and I didn't want them running over me to get there.

    Be careful out there. And keep an eye open for the suicidal bunnies.

    Brendan

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    I saw a snake out past Vienna on Sunday. A SNAKE! A SNAKE!!!

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    I saw three deer crossing the trail between Cedar and Gallows (close to Cedar) a couple of hours ago. As I rode past they were munching on a tree in a yard.

    Congrats on meeting your recruiting goal. I have not been able to convince anyone, at least not that I know of. Of course I have no way of knowing how many "if that old lady can do it, I bet I can" cyclists I have inspired.

    Liz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    I saw a snake out past Vienna on Sunday. A SNAKE! A SNAKE!!!
    I saw a snake on the trail at Roosevelt Island this weekend and thought exactly the same thing. Oh, Internet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    I saw a snake out past Vienna on Sunday. A SNAKE! A SNAKE!!!
    I ran over one as I past the town of Vienna last week. I didn't see it until I already roll on top of it.

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    When I was learning to deal with clipping in and clipping out I fell frequently. Then I saw my first snake somewhere around Reston and was immediately cured. "Snake" doesn't quite capture the python-like qualities of some of those beasts, they're like something you'd see on Animal Planet.

    Happy trails,
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