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Friday, May 21, 2010

Bike to Work Day To Make the W&OD Even More Crowded

As we celebrate Bike to Work Day 2010, let's look back at this great moment in Reston cycling history, the end.


  1. This video has always killed me.

    "Chris is moving up!"


    No, Chris is falling down.

    Glad at least no one seems to have been seriously hurt.

  2. The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat.

  3. The agony of...? I always thought that was athlete's foot.

  4. Some bicyclist got killed in a hit-and-run. Some hispanic man was riding home from work in all black.

  5. Bob Simon's Metallic Alter-EgoMay 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    That happened near Fairfax City on Friday. Sad.

  6. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

    Reston is the most congested places in the United States. Our roads are clogged at rush hour and it seems the state capitol cares little to relieve our situation by giving us our own money to help the situation. Tempers flair. Fellow motorists look very unhappy vying for every open piece of asphalt and honking loudly if they can't get it. Occasionally vehicles collide and we are cautious again for a while. Yet people from all over the world come here to Northern Virginia buy their own vehicles and join in the ruckus. .

    When we were kids we couldn't wait to get our own license and imagined how happy we would be once we had our own license and automobile.Yet looking at the faces of other motorists they all seem so unhappy despite having achieved their wishes and sitting in air conditioned cars and listening to whatever they choose on their stereos.

    In Christ's day it was I'm given to understand common practice of privileged Roman letter carriers to enlist the help of ordinary citizens to carry their letters for a mile. Instead of waisting our anger which hurts us why not offer to carry their bag even further and then get on with our own lives. People would become mad that they had to go out of their way. In the same spirit shouldn't we just be patient with our fellow motorists allowing them their own time to use there feeble efforts to negotiate traffic in front of us? Don't we put ourselves in such a negative mindset with all of our anger sometimes hating other motorists. We appear to believe that people hate us and actually become paranoid yet most other motorists and merely somewhere else, distracted temporarily in all the mind numbing traffic.


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