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Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 38,811
Posted By maxadders
I commute up Williams most afternoons and I'm...

I commute up Williams most afternoons and I'm always a little cranky when half a dozen people show up and crowd the box rather than get in line. When the light finally changes, it's a real mess,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,292
Posted By maxadders
here's a link to the path: ...

here's a link to the path:

http://maps.google.com/?ll=45.63726,-122.766064&spn=0.00226,0.003326&hnear=Portland,+Multnomah,+Oregon&t=h&z=19

It ends by spitting cyclist back into a regular old...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,292
Posted By maxadders
N Lombard Trail / MUP: Do you use it?

I was riding up on N Lombard up by the Port the other day, just south of Kelley Point. Hadn't been out there since they'd finished the MUP on the east side of the street. While I like the bridge over...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,221
Posted By maxadders
new bike lane on NE Wheeler (past the Rose Quarter)!

Biked to work today and noticed that NE Wheeler between Vancouver and Multnomah (Rose Quarter TC) got a southbound bike lane! I think auto traffic is down to one lane in each direction now. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By maxadders
It's April and the weather's almost nice. I've...

It's April and the weather's almost nice. I've seen an awful lot of people who seem like they haven't touched a bike since last fall-- and by that I mean they aren't fully paying attention.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,981
Posted By maxadders
Wow, what a bunch of garbage. "I bet she's gonna...

Wow, what a bunch of garbage. "I bet she's gonna crash"....what is this, the Snoregonian?
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,582
Posted By maxadders
You're legally allowed to ride in the lane as...

You're legally allowed to ride in the lane as well.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,603
Posted By maxadders
eh. I spotted an obviously stolen bike at Fred...

eh. I spotted an obviously stolen bike at Fred Meyer over the weekend. Asked the guy about it, and confirmed it was sketchy. Later saw an ad by the victim on CraigsList.

What the hell am I going...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,783
Posted By maxadders
But do they check to see if the bike's stolen? Do...

But do they check to see if the bike's stolen? Do they record serial numbers?

If a stolen bike is ditched in the weeds and later picked up by a scrapper and sold to a place like Portland Metals or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By maxadders
Cyclists aren't expected because there aren't...

Cyclists aren't expected because there aren't many of them, plain and simple. I'm not saying that's right, I'd love to see more people biking, peroid. But MLK is narrow-- it has less room for bikes...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By maxadders
Yes, "Our use of roads" and such. Forget...

Yes, "Our use of roads" and such.

Forget this us / them garbage. I'm one of "you". I've been a daily bike commuter for 11 years, and I've lived in much less bike-friendly cities than Portland. I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By maxadders
I agree that 33rd is a crucial connector to the...

I agree that 33rd is a crucial connector to the Marine Drive path. While it's not the most comfortable route heading north from Killingsworth, it's short and direct, and there's even a bike lane on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,783
Posted By maxadders
Well, Magnas are property; bike thieves steal...

Well, Magnas are property; bike thieves steal cheap bikes as well as expensive ones.

Remember all the drama surrounding the Recyclery? I wonder if Portland Metals plays by all those rules...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,783
Posted By maxadders
Portland Metals - are these bikes stolen?

I've noticed some sketchy craigslist ads by a company called Portland Metals-- a scrap metal recycling facitlity in NE. Are they legit?

They've obviously noticed that they've got something that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By maxadders
Oh please. They just put a ton of them on NE...

Oh please. They just put a ton of them on NE Holman. Woodlawn might have some new businesses cropping up, but by and large the area is anything but "wealthy".

They're being installed where the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,090
Posted By maxadders
It's not that simple-- rear derailleurs can be...

It's not that simple-- rear derailleurs can be high-normal or top normal. Cages can be short or long.

And is it really worth it? The customer has to take her bike into the shop at least twice, has...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By maxadders
I read the bikeportland post and the Merc piece...

I read the bikeportland post and the Merc piece as well-- neither swayed my opinion.

That the people who made the fliers won't own up to it is a big deal. If they had real evidence, they wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By maxadders
I see bikes taking all lanes on that stretch of...

I see bikes taking all lanes on that stretch of 11th. Generally, I stay out of the right side streetcar tracks unless I plan to turn right very soon. Otherwise, starting from the left lane, you've...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,038
Posted By maxadders
The original poster didn't come here for a...

The original poster didn't come here for a discussion-- they just wanted to state their opinion loudly and repeat as necessary. The first time I threw down, all it got me were baseless accusations...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,038
Posted By maxadders
Fair enough! Here I am: ...

Fair enough! Here I am:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wb8bAl1P-N0/SkjcS3gSB4I/AAAAAAAAISE/y57ROg9QfFY/s400/lotus+guy.jpg



That sounds like dangerous behavior that threatens the bike community as...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,038
Posted By maxadders
"On your left" is something I use defensively--...

"On your left" is something I use defensively-- to keep you from weaving into my path. If you seem to be traveling in a reasonably straight line, and there's room to pass, I say nothing and just get...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By maxadders
Looks like it will still be car-free. From Katie...

Looks like it will still be car-free. From Katie at WW:

"As I understand the City of Portland's memo about the event, the City will close the street itself and will "manage the issues accompanying...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By maxadders
That's what I'm wondering. Public drinking,...

That's what I'm wondering.

Public drinking, urination and littering has been a problem ever since the event got popular-- several years ago now. The street is always trashed the morning after. How...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By maxadders
Will this Last Thursday be car-free?

From today's WW: (http://wweek.com/columns/neighbor#35.33)

"The City of Portland denied Last Thursday’s organizers a permit to close Northeast Alberta Street for the upcoming night of art and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,017
Posted By maxadders
there's a new electric bike shop at Vancouver and...

there's a new electric bike shop at Vancouver and Alberta, btw.


slightly off-topic: I once encountered a college-aged woman riding her gas-powered moped (typical 49cc variety) over the bike /...
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