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Old 10-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #3841
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Thanks!

I just saw the thread about the S500...wish I could go to that but I doubt i'll have the bike ready....couple weeks I should be game to go on some long rides
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #3842
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Pissed Traffic

What was with the traffic this morning? I thought commuting was supposed to become some sort of idyllic zen experience with the government shutdown, but you'd almost think that we had a diversified economy around here or something.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #3843
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What was with the traffic this morning? I thought commuting was supposed to become some sort of idyllic zen experience with the government shutdown, but you'd almost think that we had a diversified economy around here or something.
Try the app: Waze. Free traffic reports from users. It works great.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:00 AM   #3844
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Try the app: Waze. Free traffic reports from users. It works great.
I think I read an article about that being huge in Israel - didn't realize that it had come stateside. Definitely worth checking out, although there are a limited number of routes from my house to my office (only so many bridges over the Potomac).
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #3845
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Time for a canoe
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:09 AM   #3846
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Time for a canoe
Hmm. I live close enough to the river that I could portage it down there, then take out somewhere near the Kennedy Center and walk from there. The problem is that my canoe won't fit in my office, so I don't have anywhere to leave it during the day...
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:31 AM   #3847
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Just kidding but anything is possible

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So close - just bike it!
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:52 AM   #3848
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^ If you can get a running start that should be no problem on a bike.

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Old 10-02-2013, 09:05 AM   #3849
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Well, if people aren't going to work, they might want to enjoy the parks....oh wait, I mean, go to the museums,.... or, crap. they were all DUIs
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #3850
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #3851
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help needed

got this via e-mail.

"I need some help from Virginia motorcyclists. Particularly I am asking help from those in the Northern Virginia area. I have received a complaint from a motorcyclist concerning personal property taxes on motorcycles in Alexandria. According to this person, the City of Alexandria requires that your vehicle carry a decal showing that you paid your personal property tax. Each year the decal changes color. According to this person, each August the city sends out invoices to the motor vehicle owners. The invoice for cars and trucks apparently includes that year’s decal. However, according to this person, the invoice for motorcycles does not include the decal. You must first pay the tax and then contact the city for your decal afterwards. If this is true then it is troublesome. I do not have an issue with the city wanting to ensure that taxes owed are in fact paid. I do have an issue with motorcyclists being treated differently than other motor vehicle owners. If this report is indeed true, it would seem that the City of Alexandria is saying that motorcyclists are less responsible and trust worthy than other motor vehicle owners. Additionally, it forces motorcyclists to go through an additional bureaucratic step in order to legally own their motor vehicle.

If you are aware of this practice please contact me. Additionally, if you live in Alexandria and have not experienced this I would appreciate hearing from you as well. Before I contact the city I want to make sure I have all of the facts straight. Thank you in advance for any help that you can provide.

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #3852
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I don't even bother with that sticker thing you're supposed to have on your forks or whatever.

RT, were you out west once? in NM?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #3853
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I live in the City of Alexandria - for my car, I received my decal with my tax bill. For my bike, the decal didn't come with my tax bill but was automatically sent to me after I paid my PPT. Treatment is a little different for bikes, but it wasn't a big deal to me. I'll let him know.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #3854
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I know it's not directly relevant, but I do all of my Arlington taxes online so I get treated the same for the car and the bike. I pay, they send the decal.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:12 PM   #3855
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Stafford county did away with stickers as part of cost cutting measures. I think it was several hundred thousand dollars they saved by doing away with the county property tax sticker.

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