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DogsBody 11-13-2008 11:17 AM

Hello Portland. DogsBody asks for aid!
 
I am reposting this as a new thread to reflect all that i need to ask:
I'm up in Vancouver, BC.
I am looking for info regarding "things to do/places to visit" when I, and some friends come down there to see your fair City in May/June (still working that out).
-Looks like June would be the best month, eh? Pedalpalooza, eh?
I would love input on Hostels (there's one close to the Amtrak Station yes?); places for a Bike-Culture Nut to visit (Eg. the HUB); and any event advice that would help us plan our trip.
We are also thinking about biking up the Columbia River Gorge:
I've been hearing rumours through "Bike Forums" that the old highway up through the Columbia River Gorge might have an issue with a Bike Terrorist distributing tacks.
Any truth to this?
-Is the old highway the best route?

K'Tesh 11-13-2008 11:20 AM

Sad but true...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DogsBody (Post 16847)
IWe are also thinking about biking up the Columbia River Gorge:
I've been hearing rumours through "Bike Forums" that the old highway up through the Columbia River Gorge might have an issue with a Bike Terrorist distributing tacks. Any truth to this?

Regrettably, it is true. However it seems that they only do it once a year (early in the season), and people with magnets take care of that quickly.

BTW Glad to see you're up and running...
K'Tesh

Bent Bloke 11-13-2008 12:13 PM

In June, we have the Rose Festival. Lots of activities surrounding that. If your trip ends up sliding to early July, there is the world-class Waterfront Blues Festival, my favorite Portland event.

K'Tesh 11-13-2008 12:32 PM

Then there's the WNBR!
 
Don't forget we also have one of the World's Largest Naked Bike Rides! :D

Hang out with friends!
K'Tesh

DogsBody 11-13-2008 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K'Tesh (Post 16852)
Don't forget we also have one of the World's Largest Naked Bike Rides! :D

Hang out with friends!
K'Tesh

What shall I wear? Oh WHAT shall I wear?:D

bikieboy 11-13-2008 02:02 PM

D B, for Gorge bike trip information, take a look here:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...x.cfm?c=36638&

there's also a link to some info the State produces on cycling out the Gorge.

lynnef 11-13-2008 04:33 PM

Don't worry too much about the tacks on the Columbia River Highway. While I do have a friend that rode through a blizzard of them ONCE, I've not yet flatted on that stretch of road, and I ride it several times a year. Not worth worrying about; just carry a spare tube, a patch kit, and a tire pump.

DogsBody 11-14-2008 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lynnef (Post 16860)
Don't worry too much about the tacks on the Columbia River Highway. While I do have a friend that rode through a blizzard of them ONCE, I've not yet flatted on that stretch of road, and I ride it several times a year. Not worth worrying about; just carry a spare tube, a patch kit, and a tire pump.

As always;).
The funny thing is: I bought my present Bike over 4 years ago; and believe it or not I haven't had a flat yet.:cool:
*Knocks wood*

DogsBody 11-14-2008 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bikieboy (Post 16855)
D B, for Gorge bike trip information, take a look here:

http://www.portlandonline.com/transp...x.cfm?c=36638&

there's also a link to some info the State produces on cycling out the Gorge.

Thanks bikieboy: That is a big help:cool:.


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