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Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 836
Posted By rawillis3
seeking info on ankeny spillover

a couple of people commenting on one of the stories on jonathan's site mentioned that there has been some diversion of motor traffic onto southeast ankeny as a result of the construction on burnside....
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,958
Posted By rawillis3
if there were no bike lanes, this would not be a...

if there were no bike lanes, this would not be a problem
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By rawillis3
there already are existing protocols. 1....

there already are existing protocols.

1. take the rightmost lane that is heading in the direction of your destination. thus, if you are approaching a left turn, you merge left to the first lane...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 449,317
Posted By rawillis3
re 157, are you sure that's not just a fog line?

re 157, are you sure that's not just a fog line?
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,601
Posted By rawillis3
I have found sharing the sidewalk over the...

I have found sharing the sidewalk over the Hawthorne bridge to be difficult, partly for this very reason (not drunks, per se, but quite a number of pedestrians who seem to resent sharing the space). ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,333
Posted By rawillis3
if there were no stripe, you would be permitted...

if there were no stripe, you would be permitted to take a position considerably farther to the left, which would probably be safer. are they going to do anything to smooth the pavement where they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By rawillis3
yeah, good advice. no solace in thinking he...

yeah, good advice. no solace in thinking he might have received the same from someone else. he must have really thought I had screwed up somehow, and it is surprising how much it stung, though only...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By rawillis3
oh, yeah, the corner at the top is especially...

oh, yeah, the corner at the top is especially horrible. motorists almost always understeer that corner (probably trying to stay clear of motorists to their left also understeering) and will pinch...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By rawillis3
cement truck was not turning left, and would have...

cement truck was not turning left, and would have either had to come over into the lane I was leaving (the right travel lane) or stop behind the left turning cars. the only thing that could be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By rawillis3
I agree, and I felt stupid about it at the time. ...

I agree, and I felt stupid about it at the time. but this guy yelling at me was, what, seven blocks later, and at that moment I had to think he was yelling at me for asserting the left lane with the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By rawillis3
you called me out, so let's talk

specifically, you shouted "you're a f*ck*ing idiot" as I was merging left into the inside lane on Broadway southbound to make a left onto Everett.

this would have been around 2:30 this afternoon. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,335
Posted By rawillis3
even with the Idaho stop, which pretty much...

even with the Idaho stop, which pretty much describes how I ride, a little common sense would tell you not to roll the stop when the cross traffic does not seem to be stopping.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By rawillis3
I actually did something a little like this a few...

I actually did something a little like this a few weeks ago on Broadway coming down the hill to Hoyt by the post office. I generally refuse to use the bike lane there, and was flying down the hill...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By rawillis3
they have closed the list, and will soon post the...

they have closed the list, and will soon post the five finalists. cyclists should flood the voting with votes for anything that resembles a pro-bike (or anti-car, or anti-Ohman) message. one of my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By rawillis3
I was thinking just the other day about stopping,...

I was thinking just the other day about stopping, dismounting, laying the bike on the ground, and standing with my arms folded.
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By rawillis3
what you are saying is that the designated...

what you are saying is that the designated facility, if it is poorly placed, may simply be ignored. and let me be clear that in fact I do ignore as much as possible these annoying stripes. however....
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By rawillis3
vja4him says: > When it is not safe to...

vja4him says:

> When it is not safe to continue riding in the bicycle lane, we do have a legal right to move out into the right lane

-- many bike lanes are painted literally in the door zone. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By rawillis3
a couple of notes to djasonpenney's post: 1....

a couple of notes to djasonpenney's post:
1. cruising the door zone and getting into the right hook pocket are "required" by many of the striped bike lanes helpfully provided by our older brother....
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By rawillis3
update on freedom child

on thursday, the jury returned a verdict for the defendants
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By rawillis3
yes, the most enjoyable part of my ride is...

yes, the most enjoyable part of my ride is starting up again from a dead stop, over and over again
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By rawillis3
while it is technically true that the law in...

while it is technically true that the law in Oregon requires you to use a striped bike lane when it is available, except to avoid a hazard, in general my advice would be to try to ignore the paint...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By rawillis3
if they stripe a bike lane you will be relegated...

if they stripe a bike lane you will be relegated to the edge of what is at present a comfortably wide travel lane. assert your space and hold your line. the only formal "treatment" that might be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By rawillis3
gravel in bike lane NE 15th/16th

not that anyone should use the bike lane through this stretch anyway, but the lanes on both sides of that curver section of NE 15th/16th between Halsey and Multnomah, just off the east end of the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By rawillis3
thanks for this. when I used to wrench in a bike...

thanks for this. when I used to wrench in a bike shop in the midwest, the younger mechanics kidded me about my twenty-something year-old lugged steel road bike with the downtube friction shifters,...
Forum: Book Talk 11-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 217,845
Posted By rawillis3
the Travis Culley book is a good read, Immortal...

the Travis Culley book is a good read, Immortal Class or something
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