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Forum: Tips & Advice 10-14-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By sunningotter
If the prices for a new bike are too high, try...

If the prices for a new bike are too high, try shopping at one of the used shops (Sellwood comes to mind, as does Community Cycling Center)... They have some nice stuff to get you going. I'm...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-14-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By sunningotter
All of the above advice sounds good, but I would...

All of the above advice sounds good, but I would like to add a trick I picked up. If you put a produce bag (we eat a lot of veggies, so we have a surplus)over your bare feet, then put on wool socks,...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 10-11-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,637
Posted By sunningotter
Dude, are you okay?

Accident last night (Tues) in front of Citibikes. You got doored and were bleeding pretty bad. Did you make the trip to the ER and get checked out? A big hurray for all the people who were right...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,033
Posted By sunningotter
Any recourse

Is there any way to "force" a citation for traffic infractions if the police don't charge her? I think I saw something about a citizen-initiated complaint somewhere... My only concern is when it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,353
Posted By sunningotter
Wink Where to find...

I think that I have found an air horn at Bike Nashbar before that is rechargable using your frame pump... Not be encourage scoff-law behavior... IMO, you have to be alive to be ticketed.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,886
Posted By sunningotter
Eyeglass Wearer

As someone who is near blind without my glasses AND commutes almost year-round, this is something close to my heart. I have found that there are anti-fog preps out there (my favorite is Cat Crap),...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,353
Posted By sunningotter
Yep, it's illegal

According to Oregon Revised Statutes 815.280, it is a Class D infraction to have a whistle or siren on your bike (don't know what's wrong with mermaids...). With all the clueless drivers, it is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,244
Posted By sunningotter
But, are there two sides open for a reason?

Given that it's possible to pass using the girder spaces as turnouts, wouldn't it be easier to try to get a consensus of cyclists to follow some semblance of order on this? It's hard enough dodging...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,033
Posted By sunningotter
Unhappy On the road again

Having been rolled across a hood of an inattentive driver last month, I can speak from experience. They are NOT watching, they do NOT care, and they WILL run you over if you let them. When I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,244
Posted By sunningotter
BACK to the original question!

Commuting as I do from Vancouver to Portland for work, I too have noticed the disturbing trend of some people riding "opposite to traffic" on the sidewalks. As the lanes are very narrow, the drop...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-11-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,988
Posted By sunningotter
Don't forget your feet

As a dedicated year-round commuter, I've noticed that while thicker tights (or the aforementioned rain pants from Campmoor) are good for your legs, you need to waterproof your feet to really enjoy...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-11-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,658
Posted By sunningotter
Talking Umm

I think that Vredestein is a Dutch tyre company... But, YEAH, I love them, it's like a magic carpet ride!
Forum: Route Info 09-11-2006, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,359
Posted By sunningotter
Vancouver Amtrack Station

Coming through the Vancouver Amtrack station may be somewhat easier than the Portland station, however you would miss pedaling through Portland and its myriad of bike lanes. Don't get me wrong, the...
Forum: Route Info 09-01-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,330
Posted By sunningotter
As this is one of my commute routes, I know it...

As this is one of my commute routes, I know it well. From the Parkrose/Sumner station (as far north as you want to go) on Max, head north on the bike trail to Columbia/Killingsworth and cross at the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,450
Posted By sunningotter
Check out the websites for the Portland Wheelmen...

Check out the websites for the Portland Wheelmen and Vancouver Bike Club; they always have Friday and Saturday rides (and most every other day of the week...).
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-29-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By sunningotter
Actually, I found out the my auto insurance...

Actually, I found out the my auto insurance policy's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) covers me for accidents involving autos (even if I'm on my bike or walking along) and then goes after the other...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,526
Posted By sunningotter
Cool As a regular bike commuter (from Vancouver to...

As a regular bike commuter (from Vancouver to Portland), I certainly see my share of ill-mannered road users (of all varieties). Yes, it does take extra time to come to a complete stop; but then,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-27-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By sunningotter
Unhappy Wow, me too

Wouldn't you know, I read this post and then the same thing happens to me. Anyone of you out there have some hope to throw my way? Seems like I'm on my own insurance (PIP) for medical and the other...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By sunningotter
Talking I've only taken SW Scholls Ferry from Hall to...

I've only taken SW Scholls Ferry from Hall to Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, but it has a nice shoulder/bike lane the entire way. For getting into downtown from there, I would take Multnomah over to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By sunningotter
I guess that I'm one of the luckier commuters. ...

I guess that I'm one of the luckier commuters. My employer has locker rooms, covered bike parking (and lets some of us by the back door bring our bikes into our cubicles right inside the back door),...
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