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  • in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1134614
    Judd
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    If you’ve ridden the MVT near Collingwood Park in the past year, you may have been victimized by the gnarliest bump on the trail. It was basically like riding over a curb. Two weeks ago it caused a pinch flat to the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail equipment trailer, which meant we had to completely unload the trailer to fix it.

    On Saturday, we got our revenge. Check out the video and don’t forget to “bump” that like and subscribe button.

    in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1134613
    Judd
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    The awful patch of bumps south of Trollheim are now gone. We managed to break the plug to our vacuum and the pull cord for the generator in the process. Check out the video and give us a like and subscribe.

    If you appreciate the work and want to chip in a few bucks to keep the bump removal equipment working, head over to https://mountvernontrail.org/donate

    in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1134545
    Judd
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    A couple new videos of trail bump removal:

    Finishing the bumps between Fort Hunt and Riverside Park: https://youtu.be/3oYGFWemWrg?si=bc_h8ZQH7ukXbvLM
    Removing the bumps south of Trollheim: https://youtu.be/z_VO4FD129w?si=WAKsxM-T9Z_BCHCq

    All of the bumps in Arlington County have been completed except for 4 bumps north of Trollheim. Unfortunately the cord for the generator that powers our vacuum snapped as we were starting work on them.

    Head over to mountvernontrail.org if you want to volunteer or donate to support the work.

    in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1132333
    Judd
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    Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail removed 88 trail bumps on the southern end of Dyke Marsh on Saturday with flybys from Casey and Nadine. We’ll be on the trail this Saturday to remove the bumps between Gravelly Point and Bridge 19 which will put us at 10.7 continuous miles of removed bumps.

    Check out some video at https://youtu.be/KFoZFPNbqkM?si=A3RCiyKzLrgRGVBr

    in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1131681
    Judd
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    Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail removed bumps at Gravelly Point this week including a couple of the remaining big ones. There’s still a few smaller ones near the parking lot and a handful between GP and Crystal City Connector that are scheduled to be removed in 2 weeks. We’ll be removing bumps south of Tulane Drive this Saturday along with saving some trees from English Ivy.

    Check out the video at https://youtu.be/sj48PNlLLXo?si=_DbU_hlauK4AjhwI and don’t forget to “bump” that Like and Subscribe button.

    Or check out the video of us removing a patch of honeysuckle that pokes into the trail every summer at https://youtu.be/4OxUrHkcEPQ?si=YYM-B8hQ77lnDYrQ

    in reply to: “Away” ride recommendations — NYC and Pinehurst, NC #1131184
    Judd
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    I’ll offer a second. I really enjoyed Central Park and the Hudson River Greenway during a trip there in 2016. I also really enjoyed riding around on the bike lanes in Manhattan but I was there before most of the delivery guys had e-bikes.

    Battery Park offers a nice view of the Statue of Liberty and is also a few blocks away from the Wall Street Bull and the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center which are both worth a visit.

    Central Park laps (6 mile closed traffic loop) in Manhattan or Prospect Park laps (4 mile closed traffic loop) in Brooklyn are low stress in the big city. Ride the Hudson River Greenway on the West Side, it runs from Battery Park on the southern tip all the way to the Spuyten Duyvil on the north tip. Lots and lots of bike lanes, but in many areas those are loaded with delivery bikes zooming in and out and too many wrong way riders.

    in reply to: Mount Vernon Trail Year In Review 2023 #1131182
    Judd
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    The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail’s annual report is out. Thank you to everyone from the forum who volunteered or donated in 2023. We’re looking forward to growing our impact in 2024 and have some new events and some new trail maintenance activities planned that I’m looking forward to sharing.

    Check out the highlights and the annual report at https://mountvernontrail.org/2024/02/01/2023-annual-report/

    in reply to: BFFs with EDCO #1131179
    Judd
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    After several weeks off due to a blown engine, Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail are back removing trail bumps. We removed 41 bumps between Belle View Blvd and Bridge 21.

    Check out the video on YouTube of removal of one of the biggest bumps: https://youtu.be/H7bLERIzZT4?si=XDPJAGFwHNj72hYA

    in reply to: Good News on Infrastructure thread #1131177
    Judd
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    The double yellow was installed when I rode it a couple of nights ago. Good to see Alexandria adding contraflows to the tool kit.

    The first contra-flow bike lane in Alexandria has been installed on Glendale Avenue, providing a connection from Mount Vernon Avenue towards Potomac Avenue and the Potomac Yard Trail. Double yellow lines are still to be installed. You can see the planned location for the yellow lines on the last photo – the dashed lines to the right of the arrow. For more information, see https://www.alexandriava.gov/transportation-planning/project/glendale-avenue-contra-flow-bike-lane

    in reply to: Group ride: Alexandria-Bethesda-Rock Creek Park-Alexandria #1130210
    Judd
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    I might join for a few miles if I can psyche myself up to go out in the rain.

    in reply to: Team 14 Ride: Soggy Saddles Sunday (1/28/24) #1130109
    Judd
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    Be careful drevil. This might be a Steve O trap to put a hit on Team 14 and try to reclaim the Bollard Buster name.

    in reply to: BAFS 2024 Team Won Won (#11) #1129575
    Judd
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    Best team logo of all time. Everyone should be jealous of us.

    in reply to: BAFS 2024 Team Won Won (#11) #1128957
    Judd
    Participant

    Team One One Won One has me cracking up.

    in reply to: BAFS 2024 Team Won Won (#11) #1128875
    Judd
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    Hi team! I’ve done BAFS since 2016 (except for taking 2021 off) including captaining the 2017 winning team. Freezing saddles helped me transition from a casual fair weather cyclist into a transportation cyclist including going car free. I’ve got 8 bikes and dabble in a little bit of every type of biking, even an occasional mountain bike ride which is still wicked scary. I do a bike tour every year with a group of friends and have ridden the Natchez Trace, Erie Canal, all around Vermont and a nice Maryland & Pennsylvania loop. I run the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail and do trail maintenance every Saturday.

    in reply to: Team #24 – dead last #1128703
    Judd
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    You’re still #1 in our hearts though.

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