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Forum: Report your Close Calls 02-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,680
Posted By brettoo
This reminds me that last summer, I was biking...

This reminds me that last summer, I was biking west over the Broadway Bridge around sunset, and was startled when another biker going the other way yelled at me for (couldn't hear the exact words)...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 967
Posted By brettoo
Seattle Times op-ed: Cars don't pay their way; don't tax bikes

Biking should be encouraged, not taxed further to support roads
By David Hiller, advocacy director for the Cascade Bicycle Club.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By brettoo
Here 'tis. Nice concise response. As tedious as...

Here 'tis. Nice concise response. As tedious as it gets for us, we have to keep refuting this over and over again because there are a lot of ignorant people out there....
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By brettoo
Penalosa speech in San Francisco

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/index.html?source=newsletter
From Salon:
"Biking in Bogota and the East Bay
Enough with the gloom and doom. When life gets to be too much for me I get on a bike, and...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 12-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By brettoo
Sounds good. Of course, we'd need real traffic...

Sounds good. Of course, we'd need real traffic engineers to figure out how to deal with cross traffic etc. Maybe switch out the stop signs for Bikes Yield signs? And I guess put in stop signs for...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 12-08-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By brettoo
I say we trade the Broadway bike lane for a...

I say we trade the Broadway bike lane for a car-free, bike only Park Blocks and a second round draft choice.
Forum: Newbie Forum 12-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,720
Posted By brettoo
Welcome in advance to Portland! A lot depends on...

Welcome in advance to Portland! A lot depends on where (if anywhere) you and/or your wife commute. If you're going downtown, a house in inner SE (for easy access to the Hawthorne Bridge) or inner NE...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By brettoo
Relevant new article:...

Relevant new article: http://www.urbanvelo.org/issue10/urbanvelo10_p64-65.html
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By brettoo
We need as many physically separated bike tracks...

We need as many physically separated bike tracks as possible. All these theoretical worries vanish in the face of their demonstrated success in cities like Copenhagen, all of which experienced a vast...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By brettoo
Reagan was right -- those trees are killers!

Reagan was right -- those trees are killers!
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 236,629
Posted By brettoo
I mostly bike downtown and inner east side, and...

I mostly bike downtown and inner east side, and if I tried to list every nice driver incident, I'd literally be posting every other day. Really, hardly a day goes by when some driver doesn't stop to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-13-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By brettoo
My bike came with a battery powered rear light...

My bike came with a battery powered rear light and one of those old fashioned friction powered generator front lights, which of course adds a bit of drag. Plus it's mounted down on the wheel, the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,622
Posted By brettoo
I recently picked up a Basil waterproof pannier...

I recently picked up a Basil waterproof pannier from Clever Cycles, but of course haven't had a chance to rain test it yet. I had a Jannd that served me well for a decade but it wasn't the covered or...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-20-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,991
Posted By brettoo
I pretty much use hand signals anytime there's...

I pretty much use hand signals anytime there's cars around; it's become as much a reflex as turning on my blinker when I make a turn when I'm driving. A few months ago I was cruising downtown after a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-19-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By brettoo
First, congrats to you for thinking of this! I...

First, congrats to you for thinking of this! I wish all apt. managers were as enlightened.
My building has a bike room with racks for about 30 bikes -- not enough, as the room's usually packed at...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-18-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,377
Posted By brettoo
Angry 2 close calls this weekend -- hawthorne bridge area

1. Noon saturday, in green bike box on SW madison and 3rd. Gold SUV (didn't get license #) passed me and then turned right on 3rd in front me (just brushed my front wheel, but I stayed up). I was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By brettoo
I'm afraid that the shift in perspective is just...

I'm afraid that the shift in perspective is just too subtle for too many drivers, like the idiot in the SUV who almost right hooked me -- in the green box -- when I was going down Madison heading to...
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,791
Posted By brettoo
In fact, CCC is having a sale this very weekend: ...

In fact, CCC is having a sale this very weekend:

http://www.communitycyclingcenter.org/

DIY Oversupply Tent Sale This Weekend

Stop by the Community Cycling Center and pick up a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-11-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,965
Posted By brettoo
This comes up here every year, though usually not...

This comes up here every year, though usually not this far in advance. good planning! For additional good advice to what's offered here, check these threads and others like them, or just do a search...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By brettoo
Hah, just a quick addendum. I was at the...

Hah, just a quick addendum. I was at the criterium today telling a friend who'd been in the Peace Corps in Uganda about these photos (which were on display across the street at Blue Sky), when the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By brettoo
Arrow Beautiful bike-oriented photo exhibit and talk Aug 9

Hey, if you want to see bikes truly used as a culture's main form of transport, check out the fantastic photos of bikes and their riders in Uganda by Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine now on exhibition...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,513
Posted By brettoo
Ditto. Came with my new bike last month and...

Ditto. Came with my new bike last month and already wouldn't want to ride without 'em.
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-07-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 174
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 148,705
Posted By brettoo
Thank you. You can get one very similar to it at...

Thank you. You can get one very similar to it at Clever Cycles, when they re-open.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By brettoo
Just got a nice response from the PP&R staffer,...

Just got a nice response from the PP&R staffer, the relevant part of which goes:
"When I go to the park to do my
inspection I drive in the service entrance, look over the park, talk
to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By brettoo
I heard it too. It wasn't Think Out Loud but a...

I heard it too. It wasn't Think Out Loud but a local commentary at the end of Morning Edition and just before TOL. I scoured the OPB site but couldn't find it, which is just bad website management on...
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