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Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,664
Posted By garlicmonster
In Portland and on a tour

In Portland my top speed is around 51 mph- going down Miller, starting at Cornell and heading towards Pizzacatto at the bottom of the hill in the Forest Heights subdivision. The only problems is that...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-12-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,823
Posted By garlicmonster
Thumbs up I heart my Schwalbe Tires

I have been riding my Schwalbe tires for a couple years now and I can recall one flat. I also have a tire lining called Mr. Tuffy inside of the tire, so that probably helps. I ride a touring bike and...
Forum: Route Info 08-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,778
Posted By garlicmonster
Question Biking to Arch Cape? Routes? How's HWY 53?

I need to ride to Arch Cape in a week and a half and was looking for a good route. Want to keep it short, so I think that I am stuck with HWY 26. But rather than riding it all the way to...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-08-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By garlicmonster
Question What Helmet do you recommend? Looking for a new one.

My helmet is old and needing to be replaced. It is a Catlike one. I liked the fit a lot, but am back in the market for a new helmet. I want one that is light with plenty of vents. Do you...
Forum: Route Info 06-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,594
Posted By garlicmonster
Question Any Suggestions for a Good 5-7 Loop Ride near Portland?

I have a week off work in June and am looking for a suggestion for a 5-7 day loop ride near Portland. Ideally I would just take a bus or Max as far as I can and then ride from there. I would be...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By garlicmonster
Ow, that burns!!!

has anyone thought of carrying/using pepper spray/mace if it came down to it? I am talking about a driver really threatening you or stopping and confronting you? Would you have legal groups to spray...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,200
Posted By garlicmonster
Personal Responsibility falls on the person passing

The person passing is the one that needs to make sure that they are giving a wide enough area to the person they are passing. It is just like cars, if the passing car would collide into the car they...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,200
Posted By garlicmonster
"On Your Left": The courtesy of annoucing a pass

Bike lanes are wide, but not that wide. And when there is pretty constant car traffic, like on Williams during rush hour, it would be nice for bikers to either give some room, to ring a bell or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By garlicmonster
Can we get an address to a license plate number?

Is there anyway for us to get an address that is registered with a plate number? I have called in 3 menacing/threating to run me off the road encounters in the past 6 months and the cops take my...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-24-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,071
Posted By garlicmonster
Anyone use Rechargeable Batteries for their Lights?

The nice thing about LED bike lights is that they last forever. But the bad thing is that they are super bright when you put in new batteries, but then they start to fade, and I don't like...
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