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Oh good. I tried using the Gallatin east-bound once. Absolutely terrible. Turning traffic never looked left, and you needed to dismount to hit the pedestrian buttons at each light.
I should put some more text on that map. This was the thread where I initially described it. As with most of my productive moments, this was written while procrastinating on something else (in this case, my PhD. proposal).
From goDCgo: DDOT and goDCgo will setup a bike parking area at 16th and I Streets, NW with racks to hold hundreds of bikes. Bike owners are responsible for parking and locking their own bikes, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The auto industry figured this out a long time ago. I believe most German bike lights follow the same standard - use as much light as you want, just make sure you have a quality lens that puts it on the ground.
You're going to need a longer bike.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2012 on Tandem at TheWashCycle
Anyone have a link to the schematics for the Greenbelt roundabout? It looks like they left the turn ramps in place. If so, this installation is probably a net loss for cyclists.
Rainy commutes like today probably have double or quadruple the cost per mile. My brakes and rim are just coated with aluminum dust, and my chain is squeeking like a mouse.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2012 on Sunday Afternoon Ride - Child's Seat at TheWashCycle
@jtedc: Ah, I think I misunderstood you. I use 2nd St for going north, and I just use the semi-circle in front of Union Station to get to it. It looks like it'd be tricky to take that route going south. I don't have any tested southbound routes other than 1st street.
@jtedc: Have you tried 2nd St NE? That's my usual route. The 'trail' (wide sidewalk) may or may not be passable with a trailer. In the road, though, traffic has always been quiet for me (if congested).
Kolohe: There a number of good choices for going north-south (specifically, to or from DC). East-west links, especially near MoCo, are lacking.
"Logan Circle residents own more bikes than they do cars" There are a number of BikeArlington regulars who own more bikes than they have toes. I'm not surprised this carries over to Logan Circle!
@Rootchopper: Speed is always the cause of cycling accidents. If he wasn't moving, he wouldn't have hit the post, would he?
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2012 on Cyclist critically injured on MVT at TheWashCycle
And the URL has its own great joke: "Capital Bikeshare expands with new boatshare"
@Will: I didn't see him on the ride down from Proteus, so I think he met the group down on the mall. Proteus's intrepid unicyclist, Ben, did make the 15 mile trip down from College Park.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on Wednesday Morning Commute - Pope at TheWashCycle
@JeffB: I've been thinking about getting wider tires to deal with pot holes. Do you think these will do, or do I need to go slightly larger?
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2012 on Manhole Hazard at TheWashCycle
@Greenbelt: Yes, I'm referring to routing the trail along the Paint Branch stream. The issue with BARC and the Greenbelt City Council was the gate along Research Rd. Placed there back in the 80s, it is closed in the evenings and on weekends and holidays. It was meant to stop cars and the director specifically welcomed cyclists and walkers. Last year, the current director replaced the gate and banned walkers and cyclists, and it took a fair bit of mobilization to get them to go back to the former policy. So... it took a hundred or more upset citizens and the city council to get them to open a hole in their fence for pedestrian use on an existing road where the harm to their security was zero. This is not an organization that is responsive to local issues.
It's disappointing that BARC didn't budge on the Paint Branch trail extension. Greenbelt had to arm wrestle the BARC director to get weekend pedestrian and bike access restored along Research Road.
Don, I don't know, but the Bike Arlington forum probably has you covered.
If no, then I expect ALL bicyclists to follow EVERY SINGLE law on the road. A foot down at EVERY stop sign. Waiting and not filtering to the front at stop lights, etc.. It's amusing that all your examples are legal.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2012 on I was a bike commuting criminal at TheWashCycle
@Crickey7, You gotta fight for your right to parking?
In my current attempts to unicycle, I've found that I can stay upright as long as I continue to accelerate. That would have made a much shorter movie.
@dynaryder: Vit Randonneur Pro, 2000 miles, 3 flats in a year - all on the rear tire. My front tire, same model and a thousand miles older, looks like it's a regular at bar fights but has yet to get a flat. I apparently ride with too much junk in my trunk.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2011 on Ice on the MVT at TheWashCycle
Where are the maps for this? I don't think I've seen it pop up in Google Maps yet.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2011 on ICC Trail eastern trailhead at TheWashCycle
"I wish there were a way to eliminate groups you're not interesed in." I thought this was people eliminating the groups they're not interested in.