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    How many total miles, and hours?

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    Want to write a blog post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    How many total miles, and hours?
    I logged 39 miles on the Garmin, but that included a detour, which added about 3 to the total.
    Here's the Strava map.

    I started a little before 8 and ended a little before 5. If someone wanted to do it faster, they could, because I took a couple of breaks along the way, and my detour added 30 minutes or so. I also took pictures at every single station and a few others in between, so that added a minute or so to each one. I hope to collect the photos into some sort of video montage, a la bobco.

    Thanks to BikeArlington for loaning the GoPro. It turned out to be a fail. Turns out there is no way to mount it to the bike. Tim and I thought we had devised a way to hang it from the front rack, but even if I could have done that, it would interfere with docking. Helmet mount would have been the solution.

    I did get a little bit of video holding it in my hand, which I have not had time to look at yet.

    The new credit card option saved my bacon. My fob cracked early in the ride, and I struggled to get it to slip into the readers. The credit card thing works great. Pretty simple to use.

    Yes, Tim, I'll write one. No promises on timing.
    Last edited by Steve O; 11-16-2015 at 06:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post


    Rule 37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Rule 37
    There are never any girls on the internet, ever?
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule+37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    There are never any girls on the internet, ever?
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Rule+37

    I was thinking of the velominati rule.

    But that one is interesting, too. . .however there is a pic of a girl on a CaBi on the sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Yeah, well 81 in Arlington was plenty enough for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotomacCyclist View Post
    Like they do in Ninja Warrior, if someone beats the course, they change the course and make it harder the next year.

    200 Arlington CaBi stations in 2016!

    [Not really, but that would be awesome.]
    My brother-in-law appears on the Boulder Tour de B-Cycle Wall of Fame twice for this very reason. In 2014 with 32 stations and 2015 with 38. Boulder now has 39.

    200 would be possible, IMO, particularly if they were in-fill stations, so the additional distance might only be 20-40% greater. Although it took me about 9 hours to do 81, a focused rider could probably do it in 1/2 that time.

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    Default CaBi Quest Stats

    I have compiled my stats from my CaBi account and from Strava, for those of you who are data hounds.

    Total elapsed time (Strava) - 8:54:59
    Total moving time (Strava) - 4:33:23
    Total time undocked bike (CaBi) - 5:53:39
    Elevation gain (Strava) - 1,047 feet
    Total distance (Strava) - 39.3 miles
    Distance (CaBi) - 47 miles [Note - CaBi estimates distance based on time]

    All the following from my Capital Bikeshare account info:

    Shortest time between stations- 49 seconds (twice): S. Glebe & Potomac Ave. to 35th & Potomac; 18th & Bell to 20th & Bell
    Other under 60 seconds (52 seconds): Wilson & N. Uhle to Courthouse Metro

    Longest time between stations: 45:20, which included a detour to take care of some personal business
    2nd longest time between stations: 32:52, which included a coffee stop at Cafe Sazon
    Average time between stations: 4:25 (including the two longs ones above)
    Median time between stations: 2:53

    Total bike rental cost: $3.00 (two rides over 30 minutes)
    Last edited by Steve O; 11-22-2015 at 01:19 PM. Reason: corrected stat

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    I've done a few multi-hour CaBi sessions, but never hitting that many stations. Either I do some out-and-backs or loops and return to the same stations or nearby stations, or I string a few of those loops together. Or I head in a line, sometimes when I was mapping bike racks for RackSpotter earlier in the year. I exceeded the 30-min. limit a few too many times because I was more focused on street and rack coverage than getting to the next station in a hurry. But at least the money goes toward the CaBi system. I don't mind paying $1.50 extra for CaBi, on occasion.

    My max number of stations in a single day is probably no more than five or six.

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