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    Default Bikeapalooza!

    Holy cow, there were a lot of cyclists out. I saw one woman cross against a light and almost get plugged by a truck, and one guy ejected his U-lock right in front of me almost taking me down, but all in all, a good day. It's fantastic seeing all these old creaky rusted bikes seeing the sunshine again.

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    Yes, indeed! I saw a lot of people out today. I took my kiddos with me to the Ballston stop in Arlington. They loved the woman on her unicycle fitted with a toy horse, fully dressed in chariot gear, and really loved the lollipops and prizes. It was a super stop with a DJ, great energy, and great swag. Thanks BikeArlington!!

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    The trails were really crowded. (I got stuck behind a train on the custis and just coasted for a mile.) Oddly, my building had far fewer bikes than usual in the bike room. Maybe everyone was still stuck on the custis, or maybe the crowds scared them away.

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    Default Longest commute? (also a Found Connection)

    I worked the Rosslyn pit stop handing out t-shirts until I had to leave for my 8:30 meeting. Saw lots and lots of you guys.

    Post meeting about 10:15 I was riding the Custis back into Rosslyn and encountered a lady with a bright orange t-shirt hanging from her bag. So I chatted her up; her name is Tina. She got the t-shirt in Vienna, which she said was starting to close down by the time she got there. She wished she had started earlier. So I asked where she started, and she answered...wait for it....Paeonian Springs. "Where is that?" I asked. West of Leesburg, evidently.

    She was traveling in to the Air & Space Museum where she works. She told me this was on her bucket list, but she's planning to do it again next year with an earlier start.

    We navigated the I of Doom, and I gave her directions for the rest of her trip (apparently she hadn't thought about mapping it out in advance).

    Major kudos to Tina. Google maps says 43.6 miles. I wonder what the longest commute today was?
    Last edited by Steve O; 05-15-2015 at 10:42 AM. Reason: She's taking the commuter bus home, in case you were wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Major kudos to Tina. Google maps says 43.6 miles. I wonder what the longest commute today was?
    She got me beat, this was my 2013 morning commute before I moved. https://app.strava.com/activities/54764051

    But is she going to ride home too? https://app.strava.com/activities/54764041

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlmom View Post
    Yes, indeed! I saw a lot of people out today. I took my kiddos with me to the Ballston stop in Arlington. They loved the woman on her unicycle fitted with a toy horse, fully dressed in chariot gear, and really loved the lollipops and prizes. It was a super stop with a DJ, great energy, and great swag. Thanks BikeArlington!!
    I must've been attacked by the same warrior princess in chariot gear on a horse at the Freshbikes Arlington BTWD pit stop!:-)

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    Fixed it. I think.

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    I rode in this AM via convoy from Mile 8 on the WOD with @Tania, and then caught up with Matt, Shawn Dread and a whole slew of BAFS2015ers, including @KayakCindy, @Teresa, @Vvilll, @SteveO, among others. Ride.
    I ran into a cyclist at the gym in my office building who rode in from Sterling, 30 miles, one way, and is planning to ride back this afternoon; he is now my newest hero.

    Freshbikes Arlington pit stop w/ @Teresa & @Tania:


    Falls Church pit stop w/ @vvilll:


    Rosslyn Pit stop w/ everyone from NOVA:
    Last edited by Boomer2U; 05-15-2015 at 12:04 PM.

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