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DC bike racing clinic [Sep. 17th, 2007|04:49 pm]
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> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:09:42 -0500
> The 8th Annual Artemis "Introduction to Bike Racing Clinic" will be on
> November 4, 2007 and reg is now open for Bike Reg. Please forward this
> info on to any men or women who are interested in learning more about
> racing, training, and bike handling skills. Space is limited, and we
> always fill up!
> More info: http://artemisracing.org/
> Bike Reg: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=5347
> Thanks!
> Evelyn
> Artemis Racing
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Bike to work. [Jul. 24th, 2007|04:37 pm]
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So I want to bike to work once a week while the weather's nice.

Starting from Maine Avenue, by the monuments, I need to get to Overlook Ave SE; parallel to 295 South. How the heck do I get across the Anacostia River with the S. Capitol St. Bridge closed?
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WABA CCC [May. 4th, 2007|11:32 pm]
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Has anyone taken the WABA Confident City Cycling class? I only registered today and am a bit confused about the email I received. It says "Bicycles are not required to participate in the in-class portion. If you bring your bicycle please bring a lock."

I don't know if I am required to bring a bike or not. I did try to email the class instructor but I have not heard back yet. My impression is that the whole course is in-class, but that implies that only a portion is in-class and at the same time bikes are optional with the "if you bring" one part. Does anyone know? (Yes, I could just bring one just in case, but if I don't need one there it would be more convenient to take off from there for the rest of what I have to do without having to take my bike home.)

I think what I really need is the Cycling With Confidence (Lab-Road I). However, at the 3 locations I was able to check online, it is offered weeknights at 6:30 in the 'burbs... not overly convenient for a city dweller who is rarely out of work before 6. Is there anything equivalent offered in the city??
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Tune-ups? [Mar. 23rd, 2007|02:03 pm]
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*brushes the dust off the community*

Happy spring, everyone! All set to get out there and get the wheels spinning again? Or have they been spinning all winter? I had grand ideas of biking all through the season... But that didn't work out quite so well.

So now that I'm getting ready to hit the trails again, it occurs to me that it'd probably be a good idea to give the ol' girl a tuneup. As I'm not quite confident enough in my own repair abilities to do it myself, any suggestions on a good place to take it? Preferably somewhere in Arlington or Alexandria, not too expensive.

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New website for beer drinkers [Jan. 4th, 2007|08:11 pm]
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I just joined the community. I try and bike from Arlington to Reston at least once a week. I used to bike everyday to work when I lived in Baltimore.

I wanted to plug a couple sites as well. http://www.baltimorespokes.org and http://www.planetbrew.com The first is focused on biking in baltimore city. The second is focused on microbrews on tab in the DC/VA/MD areas.
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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2006|11:00 am]
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Sure is cold out here on what passes for bicycle lanes in No. Va today. . .

Cold and lonely!
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bike lanes [Sep. 5th, 2006|11:38 am]
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yay, more double-parking space! /cynicism
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Festival of Women's Cycling - 10/1/06 Hunt Valley MD [Aug. 26th, 2006|08:23 pm]
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Just an FYI - I got a flyer for this in a race packet:

Join Team BBC, the Baltimore Bicycling Club and Joe's Bike Shop for a day of cycling, music, and fun in celebration of women's cycling. Ride some of Baltimore's most scenic roads then enjoy a women's-specific cycling expo and fashion show.

(Hope everything's not pink).

"The rides are for women cyclists but the festival is open to all."

their website for more info.
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Have you seen this? [Aug. 18th, 2006|01:32 pm]
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I haven't been out west on the W&OD this year, but it makes me concerned about riding out there. I usually park by Ashburn and ride out to Purceville. The line in here about yellow racing jerseys is pretty true though. The racing people do tend to be dangerous.

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path in ashburn area [Aug. 14th, 2006|08:16 am]
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For anyone in the Ashburn area, there's a pretty good asphalt path that runs throughout much of
the Ashburn/Broadlands areas. It winds through the communities and is often entirely in
the trees and is a very pleasant ride if you don't feel like hitting the W & OD. There are several
underpasses going under Waxpool (or whatever it is called west of 28). It is not heavily
used at all and is great for family type riding or running. I haven't found a map of it yet and it's easy
to get a bit lost. I may try getting a better gps unit this fall and trying to map it out
some for the fun of it.
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