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Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,328
Posted By Joe Planner
Bike racks in residential neighborhoods

This is more of a rant, but there's also a question in here..

Today, I was visiting a friend and was pleased to find a staple rack in the narrow planting strip between the sidewalk and curb close...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-01-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,698
Posted By Joe Planner
Thumbs up new bike under $500

I just bought a new Marin Larkspur for about $420, plus accessories. All together, it was just under $500. I liked the ride more than some of the more expensive bikes available at the store. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By Joe Planner
Question Alternative clean transport?

I know there must be others in my boat here. I don't have a car and I bike for most of my trips around the city, but the speed of my biking, my endurance, and the availability of bike trails/safe...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-04-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,749
Posted By Joe Planner
Good Service..

Bike Gallery staff have been nice to me. Since I'm not quite up on the bike part terminology (and I know, I should be...) and still somewhat new to biking, I find the staff to be a little more...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-04-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,715
Posted By Joe Planner
Question Pake Urban Bikes vs. Electra Amsterdam?

Does anyone own one of these or ever ride one? The Pake urban bike seems a bit cheaper ($280) than the Electra Amsterdam ($550) and offers similar amenities (fenders, bike bell, laid back comfort,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,195
Posted By Joe Planner
Exclamation Mountain bike tires

I ride a mountain bike and seem to be almost immune from the 'catching' effect of the tracks. Technically, my tires could get caught, but I'm still extremely cautious and go over the tracks at an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,513
Posted By Joe Planner
Exclamation Bike Projects!

Hey everyone,

There are several bike-related projects up for consideration by the Metro board in a couple months. Metro is now accepting public comments on a list of potential projects ranging...
Forum: Route Info 10-05-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,168
Posted By Joe Planner
Lightbulb NE Glisan/39th Traffic Circle

Does anyone here attempt bike travel through this traffic circle regularly on NE Glisan? Any tips on the getting through safely? Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,790
Posted By Joe Planner
This is just what I was thinking.. Obviously, the...

This is just what I was thinking.. Obviously, the # of decimals you reach doesn't appear to be the issue, since car horns are very loud and annoying. Police standing and conducting traffic control...
Forum: Route Info 09-12-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Joe Planner
Talking Thanks all!

These are all good ideas.. I'm working out a fairly certain route over the weekend, and I'll try to incorporate as many of these great sites as possible. I may skip Mt. Tabor (though I've done it...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-09-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,221
Posted By Joe Planner
Lightbulb Guys on Bikes

Does anyone know about the relationship between prolonged bike riding and testicular cancer or impotence? I had a friend visit from out of town and that's the first thing he mentioned when I told...
Forum: Route Info 09-05-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Joe Planner
Lightbulb Portland Sights?

I'm planning to lead some new students from out of town on an easy, but interesting, bike ride through NE and SE portland, beginning in downtown. Any suggestions for interesting bike routes, art,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,357
Posted By Joe Planner
I would agree also. About 4-5 months ago (just...

I would agree also. About 4-5 months ago (just shortly before this initial post was created), I went to shop for a road bike. As a broke student and beginning cyclist, I was unaware of the bike...
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