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Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car in Victoria

 

Police are on the lookout for a cyclist who threw his own feces at a woman in a car.

 

Following a collision on Yates and Cook streets, the cyclist pulled down his pants, defecated in public and threw his own feces at the woman who had locked herself in her own car.

 

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Is anyone riding in the DC Bike Ride?  Looks like fun, just getting back into riding and what better place to start then downtown DC.  

 

www.dcbikeride.com

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i made it half way to work this morning on my bike before the rain started

 

 

 

half way.

 

 

 

i literally had to pour out the water from my shoes and all of the zipped pockets of my backpack when i got to work. 

and OF COURSE this was the weekend that i had finally really really REALLY washed my bike.   :(   the smooth quiet ride from all that loving care lasted all of 25 minutes  

 

 

 

 

this was my bike, by the time i got to work:

 

 

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and.. by the way... is "rusty bike" some porn term i wasn't aware of?    Word to the wise:   Do NOT google "rusty bike gif" at work... like i just did

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Doing a sprint triathlon in a couple weeks.  So I bought a used road bike, a Canondale system six, their first release.  It's scary as **** and fun all at once.  Haven't been on a bike in forever but I've ridden it the past few days and it's been great.  The course is a 12 mile flat road so there are no climbs but also no real places to build up speed and coast.  That said, the bike seems to hold its speed pretty well.  

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1 hour ago, Yohan said:

@Spaceman Spiff If you haven’t already, I recommend cycling shorts.  Your bum will thank you for it. Good luck!

 

Noted.  

 

It's weird.  All my life I grew up in Northern VA, hating cyclists.  I wasn't a dick to them or anything, I always gave plenty of space and certainly made sure they were safe but I was cussing under my breath the entire time.

 

First time out road riding I'm like HEY MAN CYCLISTS HAVE RIGHTS TOO SHARE THE ROAD!!!!

 

That goes with bike shorts, too.  I suppose I'll have to swallow some pride.

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15 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

 

That goes with bike shorts, too.  I suppose I'll have to swallow some pride.

I’ve been cycling for years, had always said I would avoid cycling specific gear and made fun of the spandex wearing fools. Until that one day my LBS had a going out of business sale, and I purchased shorts (price was right). After my first ride wearing them, my first thought was, I can’t believe I waited so long to wear these. Comfort is everything, and for the past 5 years, I’m the spandex wearing fool now!

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18 minutes ago, Yohan said:

I’ve been cycling for years, had always said I would avoid cycling specific gear and made fun of the spandex wearing fools. Until that one day my LBS had a going out of business sale, and I purchased shorts (price was right). After my first ride wearing them, my first thought was, I can’t believe I waited so long to wear these. Comfort is everything, and for the past 5 years, I’m the spandex wearing fool now!

 

Yeah, it's understandable.  I mean there's a reason that everyone wears them, for sure.

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i have two pair of biking shorts.. and rarely wear them.    BUT...it is probably because mine are cheap crap... 

 

i don;t think the padding does much, but they ARE helpful to reduce thigh chafe.   But that shouldn't be a problem for a 12 mile flat ride.    

 

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 11:39 AM, halter91 said:

Is anyone riding in the DC Bike Ride?  Looks like fun, just getting back into riding and what better place to start then downtown DC.  

 

www.dcbikeride.com

 

Sorry I saw this so late, but DO sign up next year.  It is a great ride.  For that one Saturday, the streets and highways of DC are all yours. And there's a decent party on the Mall at the end.

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Rode Sunday from NOMA to Nats Park, then along the waterfront past the Kennedy Center, up Rock Creek, where Beach Drive just reopened, then back to NOMA for a beer and the first quarter only of the 'Skins, then on to Nats Park for the regular season finale and "Puffy Vest Day."

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A woman jogged through a swarm of flies. A month later, she pulled a parasitic worm from her eye.

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November 7, 2019 at 7:14 a.m. EST

The woman had just rounded a corner while running along a steep trail in coastal California in February 2018 when she charged face-first into an unpleasant surprise: a swarm of flies. The pesky bugs quickly engulfed her, forcing her to swat them away from her face and even spit some out of her mouth. But little did she know, things were about to get much worse.

A month later, her right eye started to bother her. She rinsed it with water and out came the source of the irritation — only it wasn’t an errant eyelash or a wayward dust particle.

It was a live worm, roughly half an inch long, transparent and wriggling. 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/07/parasitic-worms-jogger-eye-california/

 

well.. THAT just grossed the **** out of me.....

 

and I bike home either along the Potomac, or along Four-Mile Run... and WHENEVER i bike near dusk i bike through an orgy of about 700-gazillion horny swarming tiny little flies.   

 

when i get home my  face and helmet basically look like :

 

 

 

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if i pull worms out of my eyes... it is likely going to be with a rusty fork, and it ain;t going to be pretty..... 

 

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https://www.tysonsreporter.com/2019/11/12/just-in-va-md-reach-agreement-for-new-american-legion-bridge/?fbclid=IwAR1NaEHom-XczcfuO9vFYGMiJl4AwZbhwW2WKIiwAuQBYJV5aFrIGgqIQNw

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JUST IN: Va., Md. Reach Agreement for New American Legion Bridge

TysonsReporter.comToday at 10:00am
....   The new bridge will “relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst traffic chokepoints,” according to a press release, below. “The project is expected to cut commuting time in half for many travelers, reduce congestion in the regular lanes by 25 percent, provide 40 percent more lane capacity over the old bridge, and include bicycle and pedestrian paths across the Potomac River.”......
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I am really jazzed that there will be bike lanes on the new Cabin John Bridge!

 

(assuming they also build some bike routes to GET to those lanes),  

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