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    I don't think JulieL said that she was...

    I don't think JulieL said that she was particularly short.

    Because there is less concern for speed and aerodynamics, it does seem that there is indeed a lot more leeway in setting up a touring...
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    NoRacer and I had a very nice ride on the W&OD...

    NoRacer and I had a very nice ride on the W&OD trail this Saturday. He's been on parts of the trail -- with DC Randonneurs, and also I believe on one of the Rando Rambles -- but it was my first...
  3. Hmmm. $25. On top of the price of your train...

    Hmmm. $25. On top of the price of your train ticket.

    Anybody know what those bike-and-rider shuttle services along the trail charge?
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    :(:mad::cry: That's awful!! Where were you...

    :(:mad::cry:

    That's awful!! Where were you staying? Where was the bike?

    I don't usually get too attached to things, but Airborne (the company) is no more, so my bike is now a collector's...
  5. Nice bike. I like the matching turtle, too. :)...

    Nice bike. I like the matching turtle, too. :)

    I'm not sure how much there is in the way of exploratory opportunity on Assateague Island, if you're on foot or on a bike. I've never hiked...
  6. There are biting flies (painful!!) on Assateague;...

    There are biting flies (painful!!) on Assateague; it seems kind of hit or miss as to whether they will be bad on any given outing. I used to do an annual three-day camping trip in the group site...
  7. There are showers for use by day-trippers to the...

    There are showers for use by day-trippers to the beach on Assateague. Note that there are actually two parks on Assateague -- Assateague State Park, and Assateague National Seashore. The national...
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    Yeeeeaaaah, I'm thinking we would *not* be a very...

    Yeeeeaaaah, I'm thinking we would *not* be a very good tandem team -- we're both a little too fond of doing our own things. ;) We tend to yo-yo on our rides: he may decide to go haring off up ahead...
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    Hello, peoples. :) NoRacer and I had 80...

    Hello, peoples. :)

    NoRacer and I had 80 (almost) very nice miles on the Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend.

    https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/866895824

    We took the first 40...
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    Great pics! Even if the cows *do* look...

    Great pics! Even if the cows *do* look distinctly unimpressed. :)
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    I kayak, and I've invited him several times, but...

    I kayak, and I've invited him several times, but "NoRacer" is firmly "NoKayaker" as well. :lol:

    The water was surprisingly deep towards the middle, and the log was mildly precarious. I made it...
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    A few pics from OC: ...

    A few pics from OC:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/maxinebikes/sets/72157655790173362
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    Great pics! You need to get yourself into more...

    Great pics! You need to get yourself into more of them. ;)

    Seems that Catonsville is really developing a good-sized community of cyclists. :thumb:
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    :) No interesting "Maxine" stories. Since we...

    :) No interesting "Maxine" stories. Since we ended up driving to OC, we actually brought clothes (still only one set, though :lol:) with us, and Isaias did not do the usual "buy and donate at the...
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    I saw this on Facebook, and pointed it out to...

    I saw this on Facebook, and pointed it out to Isaias. Very cool, if we had been in the area, I would have come up for that ride!
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    {{ insert fist-pump emoji **** Yeah!! ...

    {{ insert fist-pump emoji **** Yeah!!



    Isaias and I set out for Ocean City on the morning of July 1: Isaias on his bike from his house in Essex; me in my car from my place, bound for my...
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    It's been a long time since I've ridden the C&O,...

    It's been a long time since I've ridden the C&O, but based on my recollection, and what I have seen more recent riders report, I would not say that the surfaces are at all similar. The NCR is mostly...
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    You are far more likely to get hit in the first...

    You are far more likely to get hit in the first place if you are illegally riding on the wrong side of the road. Drivers do not expect to see bikes there, and a startled driver is a driver who isn't...
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    Do you drive a car? Do you spend all of your...

    Do you drive a car? Do you spend all of your time in the car looking at your rearview and side mirrors?

    I use either a helmet- or glasses-mounted mirror. A quick flick of my eyeballs, maybe a...
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    Government lawyer.

    Government lawyer.
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    Yes, this. And not just flats, obviously, but...

    Yes, this. And not just flats, obviously, but any mechanical, or even an unexpected relatively mild wipe-out that, in more "normal" temperatures, you would just shake off, rest for a few minutes,...
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    The snow in your face? How about that wind?? ...

    The snow in your face? How about that wind?? Man, I was hating life just walking to/from my car! :cry:

    Hats (helmets) off to you, sir! :thumb::)
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    I'm not sure there is such a clear-cut...

    I'm not sure there is such a clear-cut correlation.

    A certain segment of the "car-free" is made up of people who don't really want to be car-free, but are out on bikes due to lack of money, DUI...
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    I also found it interesting (I didn't check to...

    I also found it interesting (I didn't check to see how old the quiz is) that they did not in any way address content streaming. I think the first question was about how much TV you watched in the...
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    Interesting! I got 76, 3 points into the...

    Interesting! I got 76, 3 points into the "Millenial" range. (I'm technically a "Boomer," but having been born late in that range (1962) I have never related at all to that demographic. I have...
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