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    I had Oakley prescription bifocal sunglasses...

    I had Oakley prescription bifocal sunglasses until last weekend. I dropped them from about 1 foot off the ground, and the glass lens came out and broke. I guess that's my bad, but they seemed pretty...
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    Sticky: I love being able to head out the door and get...

    I love being able to head out the door and get some great riding in. Saturday I rode 104 miles up through Goshen Pass to Deerfield, then back down through Douthat State Park, and Clifton Forge and...
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    The tolls are the killer, especially the Dulles...

    The tolls are the killer, especially the Dulles toll road and the Greenway between Leesburg and rt 28.

    I agree WRT Leesburg. It's... OK. But it's really just on the edge of where the good riding...
  4. What's up with all the ramming?

    What's up with all the ramming?
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    Hi and Welcome. Be sure to visit the Bike...

    Hi and Welcome. Be sure to visit the Bike Arlington forum (covers the whole metro DC area)

    Washington Area Bike Forum

    Unfortunately the traffic on I66 will be horrendous, even if you're only...
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    Congratulations! It seems like just a couple of...

    Congratulations! It seems like just a couple of weeks ago you were coming through my neighborhood. You must have made good time.
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    Sticky: The weekend was pretty much a wash-out -- or at...

    The weekend was pretty much a wash-out -- or at least the weatherman said it would be. Turns out it was dry enough I could have gotten several good, short rides in. I've gotten into this dumb thing...
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    I pass almost everybody on the way down hills,...

    I pass almost everybody on the way down hills, but I'm not sure it's because of "skill." Even when there's nothing particularly technical about a descent, I just go down faster. It can't be all...
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    The guy is both a hack and a quack.

    The guy is both a hack and a quack.
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    Sticky: Did my 4th Mountain Mama ride in Monterey, VA....

    Did my 4th Mountain Mama ride in Monterey, VA. Good lord this is beautiful country. 100 miles, 10k+ of climbing, and some beautiful weather. They said 50% chance of rain, and high 60s for temps, so I...
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    You can do hill repeats climbing up Little Round...

    You can do hill repeats climbing up Little Round Top.
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    Sticky: They mentioned that the route was changed this...

    They mentioned that the route was changed this year because of a bad curve. Was probably because of you :)
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    Sticky: 100 miles on the Shenandoah Valley Bike Festival...

    100 miles on the Shenandoah Valley Bike Festival out of Harrisonburg, VA. This is my fourth time doing this ride. It always ends up being surprisingly hard. About 8500 feet of climbing, but all on...
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    Sticky: Did the usual 26 mile "Arlington Loop" down to DC...

    Did the usual 26 mile "Arlington Loop" down to DC last night, which I normally wouldn't post here, except that I passed a rider wearing a 50+ jersey coming down the hill toward Roslyn on the Custis...
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    Sticky: Did a 106 mile organized ride in WV yesterday...

    Did a 106 mile organized ride in WV yesterday (Wheels of Hope, starting in Lewisburg), at least 3/4ths of it was in the rain. It was cold too, mainly in the low 60s. It wasn't the worst ride I've...
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    Did a 106 mile organized ride in WV yesterday, at...

    Did a 106 mile organized ride in WV yesterday, at least 3/4ths of it was in the rain. It was cold too, mainly in the low 60s. It wasn't the worst ride I've ever had. The scenery was still wonderful....
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    I've done one every weekend so far this year, since April. But of course I'm only 57 :)
  18. Great work, Rich!

    Great work, Rich!
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    Sticky: 102 miles on the Allegheny "Gran Fondo" ride out...

    102 miles on the Allegheny "Gran Fondo" ride out of Covington and Clifton Forge, VA. It was a really gorgeous day for a ride. I've heard of this event before, but it was always too far away from me...
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    Nothing wrong with riding hills to get in shape,...

    Nothing wrong with riding hills to get in shape, but it's not really a requirement for the Seagull Century. That is one FLAT ride. Can be windy though, or so I've heard.
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    It's so hard these days to find a place where you can have a good intellectual discourse about bike short waistbands.
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    Sticky: Sunday I picked up where I left off from Friday's...

    Sunday I picked up where I left off from Friday's ride, from Peaks of Otter down south past Roanoke Mountain. About 85 miles. These two pics are from a spot where the parkway runs right along the top...
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    Sticky: Oh, I found my spot! I just bought a house in...

    Oh, I found my spot! I just bought a house in Lexington. The riding in this area is just unbeatable. Hitting the BRP is just my "backup ride" in case I don't have time to plan out anything more...
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    Sticky: No bike lanes, but you don't need 'em :) The...

    No bike lanes, but you don't need 'em :) The traffic isn't bad except in the fall when the leaf peepers are out. This area is fantastic for riding, but it is quite hilly. There are very few just...
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    Sticky: 100 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Buena...

    100 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Buena Vista to Peaks of Otter. 9750 feet of climbing, or something like that. Included the Thunder Ridge climb. This is from the Terrapin Mt overlook:
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