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#Cyclists around DC: Be Careful on Lee Highway

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Cyclist/Driver Misunderstanding?

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Take the Lane – a Cyclist’s Declaration

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Radio Time with Dennis Price

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          In an effort to spread the word about libraries, cycling and some otherwise unwritten thoughts in a fun and conversational mode, I have been invited to be on Fairfax Public Access Radio on 05 Feb 2013 at 8:00 PM EST. I will be interviewed by Dennis Price – photographer, general contractor and radio personality – a man of myriad interests.

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          This marks my second “appearance” on the radio in two years. My first was mostly on the topic of digital projects in a library (bicycles were mentioned though) – that was live on 12 April 2012.

          Please take the time to listen. Approximate time from your day: 1 measly hour.

          Thank you.

Reston Century 2012

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27 August 2012, I rode the Reston Bicycling Club‘s Century for 2012. It rained in torrents, I got lost a few times and had a blast pedalling through the Virginia countryside. Oh, I rode 131 miles total for the day. More than a century for sure.

Noted Today on a 76-Mile Bike Ride

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In the area west and southeast of Washington, D.C is a grand trail that starts in the southeast at Mt. Vernon and continues along the Potomac River near Reagan National Airport and connects via Arlington County Trails to Washington & Old Dominion Trail all the way to Purcellvile, Virginia. Round trip, this is a 90-mile route. Please comment if this is not correct. But there is a section between Reston and Herndon in which roots have undermined the smoothness of the trail. In this case, they have created regular trail-wide cracks that cause an annoying bump every 25 feet or something. They look like roots that have caused cracks through which grass has grown anyway. This W & OD Trail is an amazing gift, but these little things slightly erode smoothness and speed.  C’est la vie. Not only that, it is amusing to see yet another effort by humanity (even with regular upkeep and attention) get slowly destroyed by nature’s relentless crawl against human artificiality. 

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