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Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,405
Posted By the Wumpus
Take care, John! Your advocacy in east Vancouver...

Take care, John! Your advocacy in east Vancouver is certainly appreciated. Heal quickly, and may any scars you obtain be distinctive and manly. ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,277
Posted By the Wumpus
When I worked at the Columbian, they called it...

When I worked at the Columbian, they called it "building interest". Give people opposing things to argue over, but make sure you handicap the strongest argument so no one wins. That's what they mean...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 02-09-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By the Wumpus
If you have the plate numbers, you can also call...

If you have the plate numbers, you can also call them into likely high schools. Often high school students need a parking permit to drive there. A call in to the administration will often result in...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By the Wumpus
From my own experience, speaking insolently of...

From my own experience, speaking insolently of the puncture fairy's abilities will invite swift rebuke. Even the slightest mention of your lack of flat tires may result in a response before you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By the Wumpus
August 12? The Rose City Astronomers site...

August 12?

The Rose City Astronomers site lists several bikeable stargazing locations!
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By the Wumpus
If you see Aaron Tarfman

Chase him down and tell him to call anyone he knows in Portland. Physically stop him and tell him.

This is important.

http://www.tarfman.net/end/index.html
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By the Wumpus
They did this last year, and a few people poked...

They did this last year, and a few people poked fun at them whining about how less than $100 in annual maintenance per bike was unexpectedly expensive. This year they're not talking about the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-19-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,904
Posted By the Wumpus
I have a rain cape for warm rain. The trick with...

I have a rain cape for warm rain. The trick with them is the loose fabric. If the sides are loose, they'll blow up on your lap in a crosswind. If the front, between your hands, is too loose, it'll...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-19-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By the Wumpus
Don't be afraid to try out something different....

Don't be afraid to try out something different. I've tried several sets of bars, and haven't drawn any definite conclusions. My LHT has north road bars, which work great for the geometry. The backup...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-15-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By the Wumpus
There's a whole lot less sand down there now....

There's a whole lot less sand down there now. Some guerilla maintenance may or may not have taken place there... But more of the hillside is coming down into the path! Not much, yet. I've been trying...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By the Wumpus
Interstate Bridge path near Delta Park

More than a close call, not for me this time, on the path approaching the I-5 Columbia river crossing on the south side. Bear with me, the bike facilities in this spot get fairly complicated in how...
Forum: Newbie Forum 09-13-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,331
Posted By the Wumpus
Craig - If you have something you'd like to try...

Craig - If you have something you'd like to try out as far as working on your bike, I do have a small collection of tools! Just give me a PM if you're interested...
Also, Mike at Bad Monkey...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,037
Posted By the Wumpus
And don't be surprised when I dodge a hazard you...

And don't be surprised when I dodge a hazard you didn't see because you were passing too close and I unwittingly sweep your front wheel with my back wheel and toss you over the bars. It seems that's...
Forum: Newbie Forum 09-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,331
Posted By the Wumpus
Hello back from the Couve! We're glad to have...

Hello back from the Couve!
We're glad to have you! I'm also in the downtown area. There's a bike commute workshop coming up next Thursday in Vancouver, if you're interested and have the time! *Link*...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By the Wumpus
Yep, I've used both of these retailers. They're...

Yep, I've used both of these retailers. They're about the best places, online or off, to pick up odd tires (I like studs in the winter!) or component parts (like for the wheels I've built, try...
Forum: Bikepool Connections 08-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,429
Posted By the Wumpus
Yep, it works out surprisingly well! Not that I'd...

Yep, it works out surprisingly well! Not that I'd send a novice cyclist down that way, but it's nothing like you'd expect. Sometimes drivers are going faster than you, in which case traffic is light...
Forum: Bikepool Connections 08-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,429
Posted By the Wumpus
I felt the same way until I cruised down MLK with...

I felt the same way until I cruised down MLK with a group a couple of months ago! I always took the esplanade or crossed I-84 at 12th and meandered through the blocks to get places. Turns out, MLK...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-05-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,157
Posted By the Wumpus
Add another vote for the take-a-look mirror! The...

Add another vote for the take-a-look mirror! The one with the wire frame. It'd take a tornado to knock mine out of alignment!

I've seen them helmet-mounted. It might take a couple zip ties, but...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 07-28-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,626
Posted By the Wumpus
This is a big deal if you live in Clark County!...

This is a big deal if you live in Clark County! Let's put it this way:

It's been brought up before that our last long term bike master plan was in 1996. We got an updated map, then we dropped the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,809
Posted By the Wumpus
Definitely, do add some lower ratios. Your knees...

Definitely, do add some lower ratios. Your knees will love you for it. I know you're not too hot to swap cranksets right now, but keep it in mind down the road. A 24 tooth chainring will level...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By the Wumpus
How about a Bauhaus single speed? ...

How about a Bauhaus single speed?
http://www.baubike.dk/

They don't seem to know anything about geometry or how to assemble a bike, but they made sure to get the all-important fixie-fabulous...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,628
Posted By the Wumpus
There are simple methods to defeat these locks....

There are simple methods to defeat these locks. But I don't know this person. I don't know if this is his lock, or his bike. A hacksaw is about the cheapest and most available option anyway. Sure it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By the Wumpus
Did we get to talk to you? I was staffing the...

Did we get to talk to you? I was staffing the parking the first half of Saturday and the last half of today. It was a lot of fun, we got to meet a ton of people! We'll be there later this summer for...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-18-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,052
Posted By the Wumpus
I've got spd pedals I'm not using any more, if...

I've got spd pedals I'm not using any more, if that's what you're looking for...

I rode around with them for a couple years. Now I'm on pinned bmx platforms. Foot support's better, no changing in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By the Wumpus
Not so bad as the midlife crisis racers ripping...

Not so bad as the midlife crisis racers ripping around as fast as they can on the fastest bikes they can afford in the fastest paceline they can stick to, without a lick of actual road riding...
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