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Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By Alan
Yep. I use that especially on sidewalks for short...

Yep. I use that especially on sidewalks for short hops, shop-to-shop sort of thing. I do it both ways...right foot on left pedal, or cyclocross dismount style with left foot on left pedal and right...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By Alan
Thanks, Spiffy!

Thanks, Spiffy!
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By Alan
Cool idea but sounds like it won't be widely...

Cool idea but sounds like it won't be widely available, at least for now:

"3000 of the bikes are expected to be manufactured by Peugeot by the end of this year, and will be added to Bordeaux’s...
Forum: Newbie Forum 03-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,437
Posted By Alan
One other thing: just start riding! Pump up...

One other thing: just start riding!

Pump up the tires on one of those bikes, check the brakes, and take it for a spin. Around the block is enough to tell you what needs adjusting for gradually...
Forum: Newbie Forum 03-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,437
Posted By Alan
Hi Samandor, welcome! The two Portland shops...

Hi Samandor, welcome!

The two Portland shops I think of for used bikes and parts are CityBikes (http://www.citybikes.coop/) and the Community Cycling Center...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 196,065
Posted By Alan
spokeless wheels

Why? I have no idea! Maybe someone said it couldn't be done, so they did it.
(All I know about it is where I saw it: http://i.imgur.com/54SRrQC.jpg .)

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Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,849
Posted By Alan
If you put 'Suffolk County, NY...

If you put 'Suffolk County, NY...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,849
Posted By Alan
Wow, Thomas Barraga's ignorance is truly...

Wow, Thomas Barraga's ignorance is truly astonishing. From that patch.com article:



A highly scientific survey he made, no doubt. :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 58,201
Posted By Alan
more sources on road budgets...

cont'd from upthread... (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showpost.php?p=29188&postcount=17)
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http://www.oregon.gov/odot/pages/subject_index.aspx "Budget"...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 15,451
Posted By Alan
grrrr @ bike thieves. Here are the images with...

grrrr @ bike thieves. Here are the images with bbcode tags on them:

[IMG]http://bikeportland.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=235&d=1389892780
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Forum: Route Info 12-12-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,728
Posted By Alan
Cool Very nice bike you have there! A pleasure to say...

Very nice bike you have there! A pleasure to say "hi," too.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,827
Posted By Alan
Post word of the day: surplace

surplace : [French] technique of balancing in place, motionless on a bike; also called trackstand. (http://www.bikecult.com/bikecultbook/glossary_english.html)
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-22-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 63,962
Posted By Alan
The City Bikes at 20th & SE Ankeny, for used...

The City Bikes at 20th & SE Ankeny, for used parts. Also try http://www.communitycyclingcenter.org/ at 17th & NE Alberta.
Forum: Newbie Forum 11-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,644
Posted By Alan
Burley is the only PNW manufacturer that comes to...

Burley is the only PNW manufacturer that comes to mind for child trailers. There are some cargo trailer builders in Portland, for example:
...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 58,201
Posted By Alan
Thanks, lovedoctor! That's exactly why I started...

Thanks, lovedoctor! That's exactly why I started compiling all those links. I already added a link for the BTA infographic post, and I learned from that article that Portland's street funding is very...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Pdx
Views: 18,098
Posted By Alan
I haven't heard of problems on the I-205 path at...

I haven't heard of problems on the I-205 path at night; I'd ride at least the part I know, Vancouver to Gateway.

There is covered bike parking at PDX terminal near the north end of the baggage...
Forum: Route Info 11-11-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By Alan
Another route to check out is in Simple Nature's...

Another route to check out is in Simple Nature's post, Shout-Out: Trails of Coeur d'Alenes (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3956), and the website for that trail system:...
Forum: Route Info 11-08-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,454
Posted By Alan
I love the back roads in the Palouse and that...

I love the back roads in the Palouse and that Othello to Kellogg route looks very interesting. I'd look at going through the gorge to 97, up to Goldendale, back roads (Bickleton, Sellards) to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-31-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By Alan
slime

I have to agree, those Comets aren't all I'd hoped for. They're a reputable brand but I think they're aimed more for low rolling resistance on long road rides than for the hazards of urban errands....
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-27-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By Alan
Yeah, I'm afraid that's probably going to be the...

Yeah, I'm afraid that's probably going to be the real fix. These Comets are nice, supple, easy-rolling tires that Coventry suggested, but something like Marathons wouldn't have this problem (at least...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-27-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By Alan
Post more PDX area phone and web contacts:

Persuant to K'Tesh' Perpetually Relevant Threads... (http://bikeportland.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1770) post, here are some more contacts:
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Forum: Tips & Advice 10-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By Alan
Angry blankety-blank blackberries

Last week my wife rode her EZ3 on a sidewalk along a busy street. She didn't realize that blackberry vines had encroached on it until she was committed, so she just rode on through (as I would have,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 151,775
Posted By Alan
The attachment made it; I've put it in IMG tags. ...

The attachment made it; I've put it in IMG tags.

Texting and running a red light...classic. Good for you for staying safe.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,849
Posted By Alan
Well, post 'em when you find 'em! :) ...

Well, post 'em when you find 'em! :)



Thanks! I think that's this book: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781451614213-5) by Peter Diamandis, at...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 22,849
Posted By Alan
Is riding a bike safe? (pt II)

Continued:

Secret To A Long, Healthy Life: Bike To The Store (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/02/141937325/secret-to-a-long-healthy-life-bike-to-the-store) (NPR.org)



So, the study...
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