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  • in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134549
    LhasaCM
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    Whether I arrive by bike or foot, I’ll manage smile

    in reply to: Pointless Prize – Bicycle #Bingo #1134534
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    @karenbikes2gmail-com Can I answer, or is this some sort of quiz for Carol? laughing

    in reply to: Negative Freeze Points #1134462
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    It would be nice if we preserved the leaderboards each year, for posterity’s sake (or just for fun) in an easy and consistent fashion.  Some of the information is squirreled away online, however.  According to the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive) – you had -102.3 Freeze Points last year.  In 2022, someone had -154.2 (you were a positive 241.6).  2021 had two very negative people – one with -226.0 and the other with -335.9 (though you were a positive 870.2).

    So I guess the question there is: how much of your negative trend is global warming vs. changes in your January to Mid-March location/plans vs. changes in the validity/accuracy/relevance of the associated weather data vs. chance?

    LhasaCM
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    I think it’s safe to say that there were plenty of Bollard Busters of all varieties at FSLNHPP…including The Real Original Bollard Busters and The Real Authentic Bollard Busters (Accept No Imitations).

    in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134449
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    @Nadine – M’s growing up definitely made it easier for me to indulge, but the longer rides really were a combination of “gotta get another fire station” and “well, while I’m out here I might as well wander around a bit to fill out that map” that just added to the fun.

    Since I’m the type of person that needs a “reason” to go out and ride, having this gave me a clear and defined purpose to plan around each day.  I’ll probably keep using this as an excuse for longer weekend rides (there are quite a few left in PG and Montgomery Counties that are “reachable”, plus I might as well finish Alexandria).

    in reply to: Pointless Prize: Wandrer’ About #1134448
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    @cvcalhoun – there are a lot of blank spaces in the spreadsheet right now, so who knows where you’ll end up?  Besides – that’s still an impressive total to have racked up while also hunting flags (soooo many flags), public art, whatever the day’s scavenger hunt was, and as applicable, finding feverish photos.

    in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134392
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    @AlanA – Prior to this year’s Freezing Saddles I knew very little about fire departments, other than there were a couple near my home.  Heck – I didn’t even know about the 3rd one near City-State (which also means near home) until I printed a map of DC’s locations.  Suffice to say, it’s amazing what you can find on the internet!  And I think my wife would prefer I answer “booze”

    But the real prize has been the miles ridden along the way, right?  (After all – that’s what Freezing Saddles is all about – having fun, and pushing yourself to do more than you thought you could.  And Good Lord did this take over my life…)

    in reply to: Pointless Prize: Wandrer’ About #1134381
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    I’m reasonably confident that riding down to FSLNHPP will result in no new miles, so I’ve gone ahead and posted my tally in the spreadsheet.

    in reply to: #PublicArtFinder FS2024 Pointless Prize #1134377
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    3/18/2024 – Street Beats immediately east of the NoMa Metro station (NW corner of 2nd/Delaware and M NE)

    in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134376
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    3/18/2024 – The former home of Arlington County Fire Station #7 (Fairlington)

    When I randomly rode by this yesterday, I thought it looked like a fire station, but the signage is for a STEM school of sorts.  Lo and behold, when I was checking my list of what’s inside the diamond, I noticed that Arlington’s list skips #7.  A quick Google search later, and sure enough, this building was #7.  So that meant going back again today for a picture.

    The station closed a few years ago because it apparently was structural unsound as a fire station (the sleeping quarters were below the garage, and as equipment got heavier, there was concerns about safety).  The building at least was (eventually) repurposed.

    LhasaCM
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    To confirm – a sign like this, right?  (this is on the east side of Shirlington with the intersection of the 4MR trail)

    in reply to: #PublicArtFinder FS2024 Pointless Prize #1134296
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    @Nadine – it’s between Courthouse and Rosslyn – so a couple miles east of Virginia Square 🙂

    (see my submission yesterday…)

    in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134286
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    3/17/2024 – Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department (in Arlington)

    I’ll need to double check, but I think with this, I’ve now visited all of the current/active “municipal” fire stations within the original Washington DC boundary.  This includes all of DC Fire and EMS, Arlington (including the separate Cherrydale VFD location), and the 6 Alexandria stations within the diamond.  I did not attempt to get terrible/distant photos of the fire stations on Fort Myer, JBAB, or at DCA (for example).

    in reply to: #PublicArtFinder FS2024 Pointless Prize #1134285
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    3/17/2024 –Sisterhood and Service across the street from Upshur Pool in DC

    in reply to: Pointless prize: Fire bad! #1134222
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    3/16/2024 – Alexandria Fire Department Station #209 (Potomac Yard).  Opened in 2009, this was the first new fire station built in Alexandria in 40 years.  The building also has 64 apartments, two commuting meeting rooms, and ground floor retail space.

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