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  • in reply to: March Road and Trail Conditions #1134555
    lordofthemark
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    Four Mile Run (the stream) overflowing it’s banks, covered half the Four Mile Run Trail just west of the MVT intersection, at 8AM this morning.

    in reply to: New Forum platform #1134454
    lordofthemark
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    1. There is a LOT of history here. Some of it quite useful to advocates and historians (some significant to some of us in other ways) At a very minimum it should be archived.

    2. Where are people posting things otherwise? At one point I thought the bikeDC hashtag on Twitter, but Twitter/X is slowly fading and many refuse to post there at all. Reddit? We have a coffee club text chain, but if you don’t know those folks already, you can’t ask things, similar for Strava, etc.

    in reply to: LBS with Ortlieb spare parts? #1133507
    lordofthemark
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    When I needed parts for my Ortlieb I never found them at a bike shop, but never looked very hard, as I needed several parts (I had really done a number on my pannier) so I just asked Ortlieb to send them.

     

    It was an involved repair, including weaving, so I took the pannier and the parts to Old Town Luggage.  They did a great job.

    in reply to: New I-66 Trail #1132325
    lordofthemark
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    I finally rode it yesterday, entire length from Gallows Rd to the stub end south of I66 at rte 50.

    1.  yeah, being between the highway and sound wall is not great. Noise and emissions. OTOH if the alternative is taking a lane on a stroad, maybe not that bad by comparison, because then you’re right behind the tailpipe.
    2. which btw, means its  most useful to transportation cyclists/commuters.  though yesterday the other riders i saw appeared to be fast recreational riders. There was even a walker.  I doubt the trail gets runners, dog walkers, or casual recreational riders
    3. Yes, some parts are better than others, the parts more elevated from the highway better than those at the same level
    4. Some of the crossings of exits were clever and well designed, with good signage.  But yes, the crossing at Blake sucked. Is there a plan to change?
    5. I like the PBL near the metro station
    6. Side benefit – improvement to a short section on Gallows.
    7.  when that stub end connects west, the utility of this will increase further.
    8. no mattresses on the trail, and no snow or ice. There was a fender from the crash that had just shut down WB I66. LE told me to skedaddle as it was a crime scene. So I did.

     

    Bottom line- it’s fair to dislike the compromises, and the overall environment that produced them. It’s still a net improvement, I think maybe a significant one (I think you have to have done lots of riding on bad stroads trying to get places out there to appreciate it).  I heard at least one advocate suggest that this is so bad, it would actually deter some folks from further activism. I dunno.

     

    in reply to: New Forum platform #1131774
    lordofthemark
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    I mean the pizza dough question COULD have been on topic for the pizzaneuring thread, perhaps the poster is lost?

    in reply to: Pizzaneuring #1131705
    lordofthemark
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    If you can find a pizza place that serve a pizza made with vegan cheese on a gluten free crust you probably deserve a prize just for that. 😉

    in reply to: Pizzaneuring #1131686
    lordofthemark
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    The powers that be have determined that a calzone counts, if consumed at a pizza place.

     

    They have also determined that any pizza consumed in the Republic of Italy (I’d say southern Italy, but I don’t want to quibble about Italian geography,  really) counts toward tie breaking.

     

     

    in reply to: Pizzaneuring #1130704
    lordofthemark
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    The question has come up, does a calzone count?  While it’s my privilege to set arbitrary rules, I’d like to approach thulis rationally and fairly.

    Con – a calzone is not actually pizza. It’s a different food

    Pro – calzones are rarely if ever sold outside pizza shops.

    I’m leaning towards counting calzones, if purchased and consumed at a pizza shop. But I encourage debate on this.

     

     

     

    in reply to: New Forum platform #1128810
    lordofthemark
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    Currently it appears that old private messages are not accessible – are they archived somewhere?  Old pictures?

    in reply to: BAFS Opening HH 1-9-2024 #1128552
    lordofthemark
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    I have changed plans once again, thanks to Paxlovid.

    in reply to: Pizzaneuring #1128528
    lordofthemark
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    quick rule revision/clarification.

     

    I have initially envisioned this as  being based on posting a picture to the forum, NOT  hashtag based contest, in the spirit of the beerneuring prize.  However I have heard some folks have had trouble posting pictures to the forum, and I see some pizza rides have already used hashtags (monitored thanks to our great coding team) without posting pictures.  So, henceforward, I think this will need to be based on the #pizza hashtag. I think only Casey will need to edit his strava ride title accordingly. Or I could just add plus one to Casey’s total.

    I say this with regret, as the proliferation of hashtags is somewhat dizzying.

    in reply to: September 2023 meeting #1128329
    lordofthemark
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    We meet in person at Charles Houston Rec Center, 2nd monday of every month at 7PM.  There is also a zoom option, private message me here for the link.

    Anyone may attend.  Anyone may request to be added to the Alexandria citizens google group.  People who participate and request may be added to the members group.  $25 dues makes you a voting member.   There are plenty of volunteer opportunties, whether helping with with rides/walks, helping with bike rodeos (teaching kids safety and tricks), or advocacy.

    in reply to: BAFS Opening HH 1-9-2024 #1128328
    lordofthemark
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    I will NOT attend, due to COVID-19 (I’m feeling better,thanks Paxlovid, but still contagious)  Hope everyone has a good time, looking forward to hearing all about it.

    in reply to: Want to be a Friend of BAFS? #1128327
    lordofthemark
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    There should be a friends learderboard, right?  https://freezingsaddles.org/people/friends  appears to be blank.  Now there would be no miles for me (I have not ridden yet this year, because clavicle)   but I assume other friends have ridden already?

    in reply to: Pizzaneuring #1127673
    lordofthemark
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    @LhasaCM 226699 wrote:

    Have people been pointing out how JBG Smiths’ renderings obliterate the bike lanes on Potomac Ave? They’ve rendered a double-wide parking lane. Unforgivable!

    Potomac Avenue was always going to be rebuilt with development – the attorney for the developer said in the past “it depends on the nature of the development” (back when they were looking for approvals for the VTech campus” For the Arena project, we don’t have a traffic study yet, AFAIK, let alone a tranportation plan. Rest assured some folks with concerns for bikes are formulating “asks”

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