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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingster1 View Post
    Can't do a birdbath??
    Do you mean a spongebath at the bathroom sink? yes, if I feel it's all worth the effort. However, I had been planning on being able to roll out of bed, eat some breakfast, roll on to work, and then be able to shower, allowing me to get my hair into some semblance of normal.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    I keep seeing this thread but Bike to work registration is NOT open in Seattle
    yet.

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  3. #18
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    Anyone headed in the OTHER direction?

    I live in the Tysons Corner area about 2 miles from the 7-mile marker on the W&OD. My office (especially on Fridays, these days) is in Herndon and isn't too far from the W&OD. I definitely want to try the route before National Bike to Work Day but was wondering if anyone is heading in that direction versus IN to DC. I'd love a partner if possible. Lucky for me, my husband works in the same office as me so he can have all my stuff waiting for me when I get there. Thanks!
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  4. #19
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    Yes, Nicole, there is a shower

    In fact, there are two, in the bathroom on the lower level.

    Today I had a chance encounter in the elevator with a woman who was carrying clothes and had wet hair. Since it looked like she had just showered I asked her if there are showers in the building. As it turns out she hadn't used them but pointed me in the right direction. They are a little bit nasty: they have many dead flies on the floor, apparently from lack of use. A quick spray down before use should take care of that! Now, I just need to figure out how to deal with my left turn issue and figure out where to lockup the bike.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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  5. #20
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    Question Commuter Logistics

    I have been given an OK to bring my bike up into the office (yeah!) So, here's a logistics question:

    My office is on the 6th floor, the showers are on the lower level. So, when I arrive in the morning should I first head upstairs with my bike and my lycra-clad self, drop my stuff off, and head down to the showers, OR, should I head straight to the shower and bring the bike with me?
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimitabby View Post
    I keep seeing this thread but Bike to work registration is NOT open in Seattle
    yet.

    I don't get it. Why do I need to register? Can't I just ride to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDHillSlug View Post
    I have been given an OK to bring my bike up into the office (yeah!) So, here's a logistics question:

    My office is on the 6th floor, the showers are on the lower level. So, when I arrive in the morning should I first head upstairs with my bike and my lycra-clad self, drop my stuff off, and head down to the showers, OR, should I head straight to the shower and bring the bike with me?
    Well, I guess I would probably get the bike squared away upstairs and then go to the shower area, unless there's somewhere secure and out of the way to leave the bike down by the showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    I don't get it. Why do I need to register? Can't I just ride to work?
    Freebies! That's why we register! I want my Bike to Work Day t-shirt and water bottle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420 View Post
    I don't get it. Why do I need to register? Can't I just ride to work?
    None of the BTW events are near my home or my work, so I'm just biking to work. Hopefully, it will be the start of a regular thing.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by divingbiker View Post
    Freebies! That's why we register! I want my Bike to Work Day t-shirt and water bottle!
    Hear, hear! (or, is it "here, here"??)
    Schwag!!! Last year, got the t-shirt, the socks, the digital watch, and a multitool. And food.
    And then, I proceeded to get all that schwag-in-a-bag tangled up in my fork and do a header over the handlebars onto the sidewalk.
    THAT part of BTW day, I hope to NOT repeat!!
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    Woo Hoo!

    I just rechecked the list and discovered that there's a pit stop 1 mile from work, by the White Flint Metro. I'm registered! Cool!
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    2007 Jamis Coda/Terry Liberator
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDHillSlug View Post
    I just rechecked the list and discovered that there's a pit stop 1 mile from work, by the White Flint Metro. I'm registered! Cool!
    Resistance is futile.

    You will be assimilated.

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    I'm definitely doin' it for the cool shwag they'll be giving away. I want to one day get a jersey that says "I do it for the free t-shirts!"
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  14. #29
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    Rain?!?

    I really want to do this, but what if it rains! Our crazy drivers tend to get even crazier when the weather is anything less than perfect.
    I'd rather be swimming...biking...running...and eating cheesecake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDHillSlug View Post
    I really want to do this, but what if it rains! Our crazy drivers tend to get even crazier when the weather is anything less than perfect.
    Looks like you're good to go this morning, Nicole. Let us know how the maiden commute goes!

 

 

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