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Forum: Book Talk 11-18-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 218,215
Posted By mtmann
Good Bike Books

I'll add my vote for Effective Cycling by John Forester. Yes, It can be a bit pedantic. But there's a ton of practical information in there as well, from how to ride in traffic or be an effective...
Forum: Book Talk 11-18-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 218,215
Posted By mtmann
Good Bike Books

I'll add my vote for Effective Cycling by John Forester. Yes, It can be a bit pedantic. But there's a ton of practical information in there as well, from how to ride in traffic or be an effective...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 05-14-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,843
Posted By mtmann
Gresham - Burnside

Monday afternoon (5/12) I was riding westbound in the bike lane on Burnside, between Cleveland and Main and a car with Oregon license YLJ 514, light colored sedan. Probably college-age boys, pulled...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 05-13-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 199,639
Posted By mtmann
YLJ 514, light colored sedan

Oregon license YLJ 514, light colored sedan. Probably college-age boys, yelling at me and threw food at me, twice, on Burnside in Gresham. Passenger throwing food has a pierced tongue, for what...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,504
Posted By mtmann
Wink I generally agree, but as long as Burgerville...

I generally agree, but as long as Burgerville makes their sweet potato fries, i just can't join in a total condemnation.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,914
Posted By mtmann
seems like I read in Molly Cameron's blog that...

seems like I read in Molly Cameron's blog that Veloshop has one.
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-24-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 177
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 263,691
Posted By mtmann
Nice! Looks ready for the "long haul." I've been...

Nice! Looks ready for the "long haul." I've been trying to get some Honjos for months but everybody's back-ordered - where did you get yours?
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By mtmann
Smile Camera Found!

Further proof (though none was needed) that people who ride bikes and drink beer are darn good people. Jesse, you rock - thanks so much.
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-21-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 177
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 263,691
Posted By mtmann
Talking My Rides

My daily commuter from Montavilla out to east Gresham is my 07 Lemond Poprad. Usually has fenders but I took them off for summer and upcoming cyclocross season....
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By mtmann
Red face lost camera Tour de Fat

Got home and discovered I was minus my camera:( Relatively cheapo Vivitar digital camera in black vinyl case, battery compartment slighty tweaked and doesn't close tight. Good karma, my heartfelt...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By mtmann
Services?

As with others, I'm already in the choir, so take my remarks accordingly. I bike commute 20 miles RT daily, from east of Mount Tabor to east Gresham. I can count on one hand the number of times I...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-09-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,671
Posted By mtmann
Disc brakes will do it too. I have a new Lemond...

Disc brakes will do it too. I have a new Lemond Poprad (disc) and have experienced the same phenomenon. Here's the deal to my understanding. Forks flex (thank God) but flexing causes vibration when...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,800
Posted By mtmann
U.S. made

Don't neglect the value of a used bike as well. If you're trying to avoid a "made in China" label - what's your reason? There are a number of good reasons that I don't want to argue here. The point...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,659
Posted By mtmann
Red face Sellwood Bridge

While I appreciate the sentiment and would LOVE to see a bike/pedestrian only crossing of the Willamette, surely I can't be the only one who cringes at the thought of riding across a crumbly old...
Forum: Route Info 05-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,873
Posted By mtmann
Try the West Leg road next time and descend it...

Try the West Leg road next time and descend it (or the main road) - much less traffic and more scenic.
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,333
Posted By mtmann
Vancouver Auction

Holy Moly this looks like a lot of stuff! Just saw this on Craigslist - big auction this Sunday. Anybody going? I'm planning on it.

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/bik/332205228.html

Sorry -...
Forum: Route Info 05-14-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,873
Posted By mtmann
climb

I'm planning on going up real soon. Just curious - so what DO you consider to be the best climb in the state?
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By mtmann
Montavilla

"the building next to the movie theater used to be Hooks Cyclery, one of those cool old Schwinn dealerships prevalent in the 50's, 60's & 70's"

I think I remember that. I've lived in the area for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By mtmann
Talking My neighborhood needs a bike shop!

OK - I know this is kind of a weird topic, but I thought I'd throw it out there in case there just happens to be someone who could respond to this. Jonathan M. suggested this would be a good spot for...
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