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  1. I go by there a lot and it's a pretty nice ride...

    I go by there a lot and it's a pretty nice ride from Silver Spring (Fenton-Takoma-Piney Branch-5th-Park Place, not too trafficky and some bike lanes to boot), but I haven't a clue as to facilities...
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    deecee6five, For at least the first part, I...

    deecee6five,

    For at least the first part, I recommend 3rd (I dunno where you're starting, so watch crossing Blair Road) to Kansas to 13th to Spring to 11th to Vermont to R to 15th to Rhode Island...
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    Bob, you're a far heartier fellow than I. I...

    Bob, you're a far heartier fellow than I. I bailed on 50 States at PitStop #3, feeling the pull of home only a few miles away. I was feeling the heat, couldn't climb worth a d**n, and had to...
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    This is a variation on the Schwinn Collegiate...

    This is a variation on the Schwinn Collegiate Project from last year. A friend has a (fairly, kinda, very) old Schwinn that seems to be in good shape (so I'm told) save for a back rim/wheel that's...
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    I'm aiming for five pit stops tomorrow: ...

    I'm aiming for five pit stops tomorrow: Takoma/Old Town-nice people; Silver Spring/Discovery-serviced by my LBS, Silver Cycles; Bethesda Downtown-a better class of swag; Georgetown Waterfront-best...
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    Well, I envy the generally sunny attitudes folks...

    Well, I envy the generally sunny attitudes folks have about their morning commutes. Mine...well, it was too cold to be Hell, but it sure scared the heck outta me (and confirmed my Bride's "you're a...
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    All this talk of brining, but I haven't seen a...

    All this talk of brining, but I haven't seen a single turkey yet....
  8. I suspect it's a function of the greater volume...

    I suspect it's a function of the greater volume of cyclists in the good weather, and the increasing bike-friendly culture in the area, but I do find myself calling "On your right" a lot more these...
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    Dear Lord, you people pedal a lot! Here I was...

    Dear Lord, you people pedal a lot! Here I was thinking I was hot stuff (rubber stuff? whatever the appropriate cycling analogy is) for getting 100+ miles a week what with the good weather and all,...
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    Geoff, My Dad, in Kalamazoo, sent me a flier...

    Geoff,

    My Dad, in Kalamazoo, sent me a flier about this and it seems like it'd be a fun, and probably scenic, challenge. Unfortunately, I've got too many family vacation things bumping up right...
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    Americancyclo and Dickie, Got it, I'll be...

    Americancyclo and Dickie,

    Got it, I'll be attentive to the rim. I used to get a lot more flats and then I replaced my previously trusty Velox rim tape with some kinda plastic rim strip and that...
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    Americancyclo, That's a good idea about...

    Americancyclo,

    That's a good idea about borrowing a gauge...lemme poke around.

    Mstone,

    It could be pinched, although I'm much better at putting replacement tubes in than I was a few years...
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    Ailing Floor Pump

    I've got a Topeak Joe Blow which has been a great floor pump for the past five years or so. Tonight, I followed the gauge reading as I was replacing a tube and managed to blow out two (2! More than...
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    Just a quick update, this was a great ride! I...

    Just a quick update, this was a great ride! I managed to get us lost so we started at Marley Station Mall instead of Friendship Park, but still had a delightful 11-or-so miles along the trail before...
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    Thanks! This helps a lot. Now, I only need to...

    Thanks! This helps a lot. Now, I only need to worry about the weather.
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    B&A to Annapolis

    I couldn't find a thread on this (although one might exist) and I'm looking for advice. I'd like to ride the B&A Trail from the BWI Loop to Annapolis, but I know the trail ends across the river. ...
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    CV, Was it just over Bradley Boulevard by...

    CV,

    Was it just over Bradley Boulevard by Washington Episcopal School? There has been one there on and off, but I noticed it again earlier this week (and I had exactly the same thought as...
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    Bike To Work Day looks like a bust All that rain...

    Bike To Work Day looks like a bust
    All that rain will make the Steel Steed rust
    Still, I might try to power
    Through each passing shower
    For I’m made of muscle* not dust

    *Don’t ask about my BMI...
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    What time in the morning? I try that route...

    What time in the morning? I try that route (3rd/Kansas/11th to downtown DC) a couple of times a week probably around 6:40am.
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    Done! Hurrah! And I'll see you there (provided,...

    Done! Hurrah! And I'll see you there (provided, of course, you ride really really lethargically to begin with and are further slowed by stopping at as many pit stops as you can at which you attempt...
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    This morning, though, wasn't so nice And I...

    This morning, though, wasn't so nice
    And I didn't have to think twice
    About skipping what I like
    (Riding to work on my bike)
    Oh well, perhaps Monday...d%mn ice*

    *Forsooth, for shizzle, 'tis...
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    The Cold made me feel like a sissy Scared from...

    The Cold made me feel like a sissy
    Scared from my bike, I did throw a big hissy
    But today wasn’t so bad
    For I was warmfully clad
    But still they’ll ask “He’s not hardy now, is he?”
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    Okay, so this is me asking out of complete...

    Okay, so this is me asking out of complete ignorance. I have a broken spoke on my (relatively new, probably less than 1.5K) rear wheel. I can't fix it myself. I can't get to the shop tonight, and...
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    I'm Mike and I commute on a silver/grey Fuji...

    I'm Mike and I commute on a silver/grey Fuji hybrid that's sturdy, slow, and reliable. I commute from Silver Spring/Takoma Park to Downtown DC on the MBT, 5th/6th, 14th, and (on nicer days) the GBT...
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    Both Greenbelt's and Liz's paths are good...

    Both Greenbelt's and Liz's paths are good suggestions. I have three routes that I alternate depending on the day: 1) a modified version of Liz's, 2) taking Piney Branch to Blair to 5th and 6th...
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