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Todd Brisbane
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2015 FCEF Run for the Schools Race Results
Always a good run at Falls Church Educational Foundation (FCEF) Run for the Schools.  This year the course lacked mile markers, and you had to know the turnaround point, because the only marking was spray painted on the pavement,  This year's race results w...

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A Slice of Runner-Cyclist Harmony on the W&OD Today
I'm fortunate to live right by the W&OD trail , but I avoid it in the summer, at least after 6 am or so.  Too much traffic.  As an early morning runner-cyclist, I find there to be less traffic on the roads, and I feel more visible, and -- oddly enough -- sa...

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Making Progress on ITB Recovery
As all of my non-readers know, I've been dogged by iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome in recent weeks.  February and March were particularly dark for me, because I was increasingly concerned that I might not ever be a "runner" again. So while I've been hunting ...

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Morning Ride in the Rain
The best rides in the rain start out in a light mist.  That was this morning.  The radar showed heavy rain on the way, so I figured I'd just get in a quick half hour before it all hit.  Better than regretting not going and feeling frustrated all day. After ...

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Adjusting to Spring
This is such a goofy time of year.  Now that my morning bike rides start out at 50 or 55 degrees, it's like I've forgotten how to dress for it.  It was just last week, after all, that temps were in the 30s.  It's hard to let go of the light winter gloves, l...

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Falls Church City Mulls Ideas on Improving the W&OD
Falls Church City is arguably a blight on the otherwise wonderful W&OD trail.  Much of this is due to history and the City's many at-grade crossings of what used to be the railroad.  Still, the City hasn't been imaginative until lately (other than the contr...

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Rosslyn's New Crosswalk of Doom
Most runner-cyclists know to avoid this area at Arlington's Rosslyn Metro Station, but bike commuters may not have a choice.   This is only a few blocks away from the infamous Intersection of Doom .  Said intersection now has a helpful Bikeometer , which di...

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Declaring Winter to be Dead, Again

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Waiting Out the Winter of 2013-14
Welp, this morning I had to dig out the heavy winter gear for the last time, the third time. — BikeArlington (@BikeArlington) March 24, 2014 I was up plenty early this morning, by 5 am, and I easily would have had time to bust out an hour around town, my ty...
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