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    If I take my Thursday night kayak group around...

    If I take my Thursday night kayak group around Haines Point, will you toss us some beers?
  2. We accept way less than perfection from our human...

    We accept way less than perfection from our human drivers. Upwards of 35,000 people die in car accidents every year in the U.S., and another 4.4 million people suffer serious enough injury to seek...
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    I remember that when The Golden Road collector's...

    I remember that when The Golden Road collector's set came out, one of the late night hosts joked: "The Grateful Dead announced they are putting out a 12 CD set. There's no word yet on which song it...
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    Sticky: I would like to give a special shout-out to all...

    I would like to give a special shout-out to all the cyclists who competed for Pointless Prizes that didn't even exist. These stalwarts logged rides against prizes which had been offered in previous...
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    Sticky: To All Pointless Prize Sponsors: Thanks again...

    To All Pointless Prize Sponsors:

    Thanks again for sponsoring a great part of Freezing Saddles! If you've read the comments you know that for many riders, prizes rather than points are what kept...
  6. 3/17/2021 -- rainbow, leprechaun, or four-leaf...

    3/17/2021 -- rainbow, leprechaun, or four-leaf clover.

    Photo through the door at Best Buns in Shirlington. I didn't go inside because there seemed to be some complex protocol required to actually...
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    I don't usually do the sock thing, but Happy St....

    I don't usually do the sock thing, but Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  8. 3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights I've...

    3/15/21 - Christmas Ornaments or Lights

    I've been slacking on this contest lately, but jumped back in today. Here's a house in North Arlington which still has a Christmas wreath on the door. I've...
  9. 3/9/21 - "Amerigo Vespucci" Subanagram (5 letters...

    3/9/21 - "Amerigo Vespucci" Subanagram (5 letters or more)

    Continuing my preference for finding as many items as possible at Westover. Once again, it's Toby's for ICE CREAM.

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  10. 3/7/21 - Cookie Selfie My first stop this...

    3/7/21 - Cookie Selfie

    My first stop this morning was at the Westover Farmers Market. Lots of delicious-looking baked goods there, but no cookies. Likewise, the Girl Scouts didn't have their table...
  11. 3/6/21 - element name I had to go to the drug...

    3/6/21 - element name

    I had to go to the drug store anyway. Went looking for Coppertone. Found this first.


    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210307/3508dd4dabc39a326d6a0003c144f7af.jpg
  12. @Nadine - yup, just seconds before. I had planned...

    @Nadine - yup, just seconds before. I had planned to site there and wait for a train, but there was a train going by as I hit the bridge so I scrambled to get my phone out and barely got the photo.
  13. 3/4/21 - Bowling Alley I took a trip down to...

    3/4/21 - Bowling Alley

    I took a trip down to Bowl America.

    (Falls Church)


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  14. 3/3/21 - Train ...

    3/3/21 - Train

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  15. 3/2/21-Little free library My ride today took...

    3/2/21-Little free library

    My ride today took me past three Little Free Libraries: one in my neighborhood which was my destination, plus two others I happened upon while riding. All three were in...
  16. Nadine, I was going with a theme - not only did I...

    Nadine, I was going with a theme - not only did I walk through the whole word with three letter acronyms, but they all related to my simulation work in 90's. Fortunately, I have no personal conection...
  17. 2/27/21 - the words "Black" and/or "White" (any...

    2/27/21 - the words "Black" and/or "White" (any language)

    Uninspired today. Took the easy way out and just photographed one of the many BLM signs in the neighborhood.

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  18. 2/26/21 - Acronym or Initialism (3 letters or...

    2/26/21 - Acronym or Initialism (3 letters or more)

    DISTILLERS:

    DIS: Distributed Interactive Simulation - A military simulation technology for connecting remote simulations together to form...
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    SarahBee, I share your envy whenever I'm passed...

    SarahBee, I share your envy whenever I'm passed by eBikes ... or eScooters, or OneWheels, or Hoverboards. But I've turned it around: While I used to feel like a weak cyclist because I'm continually...
  20. 2/25/21 - Duck (likeness of animal or the word) ...

    2/25/21 - Duck (likeness of animal or the word)

    On my way back from WTFCC this morning I kept my eyes open and sure enough, a few ducks were feeding at Sparrow Pond (the little wetlands around...
  21. 2/24/21 - "Charles and Diana" Subanagram Word ...

    2/24/21 - "Charles and Diana" Subanagram Word

    Ugh. That'll teach me to check my photos before I ride off. When I went to pick up dinner earlier (from Thai Noy at Westover), I took a picture of my...
  22. 2/23/21 - Mosaic (likeness or word) Mosaic...

    2/23/21 - Mosaic (likeness or word)

    Mosaic Park in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington does not have any sign at present indicating its name, but it does have these mosaics. They are not...
  23. It works in context: "Rodef Shalom" is a phrase...

    It works in context: "Rodef Shalom" is a phrase meaning "pursuer of peace". I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of this one.
  24. 2/21/21 - the round Peace symbol or the word...

    2/21/21 - the round Peace symbol or the word "peace" (in any language)

    This is one where I really didn't have an idea of where I was going to find it. I thought my only hope was to find one of...
  25. 2/19/21 - Planet(s) - likeness or name of a...

    2/19/21 - Planet(s) - likeness or name of a specific planet or the word "planet"

    After yesterday's car kerfluffle I thought it would be fun to satisfy today's challenge with a car, but alas the...
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