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Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 405,249
Posted By tonyt
Ice cream truck constantly ignores "Do Not Enter" sign. I finally get him on video.

SE Gladstone is a Greenway between SE 42nd and SE 52nd. Cut through traffic used to be terrible until they restricted access at 42nd. Motor vehicles may not enter there. The restriction has greatly...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 405,249
Posted By tonyt
Well Dovestrobe, I'd amend the moral of your story

The RESULT may be that you don't want to ride in Portland anymore, but, as you said, you should have had lights. That's the moral of the story.

Reflectors are a legal option for the rear, but the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,740
Posted By tonyt
Similar situation for me years ago

I got my revenge through the insurance company and hopefully raised her rates.

One note about insurance companies, in my instance, they insisted that I give them the old parts that were damaged. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,672
Posted By tonyt
Yet again doing an enforcement at a marked crosswalk

They need to stop doing this. It only reinforces the FALSE notion that a crosswalk needs to be marked to be a crosswalk.

Seriously, they need to start doing enforcements at unmarked crosswalks.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,118
Posted By tonyt
"counter sunk" has nothing to do with it

The left pedal is simply a left-hand thread (turn left to tighten). There isn't any counter-sinking going on at all.

My guess is that your bearings are going. When your bearings in good shape,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,118
Posted By tonyt
Hey Alan, The obsession with low center of...

Hey Alan,

The obsession with low center of gravity in cycling is a great example of people taking for granted that a particular premise (lower center of gravity is better) is true.

I could go...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,520
Posted By tonyt
Thanks wsbob

He's on the mend. Only one puke today (four yesterday) and he's starting to act more like himself.

My guess is that the ride last night was organized or at the very least spun off of an organized...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,520
Posted By tonyt
Amplified ride through SE at 2am

Here I sit at 3:45am trying to conjure the words to express my gratitude at being woken by screaming riders and their highly amplified club music slowly wending through my neighborhood at 2am. After...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,458
Posted By tonyt
Morning bike/car collision at SE 28th and SE Ankeny on 6/22

My wife came upon it just seconds after it happened. Witnesses were taking care of it so she continued on to work.

Did anyone see it happen and or know what happened to the rider?

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By tonyt
wsbob

It's not knowledge or competency as far as I see it. Both of these folks probably KNOW what they're supposed to do. They're just self-centered and think they're entitled.

Any test would be about...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,091
Posted By tonyt
Don't be a *#%^

Full disclosure - I don't usually come to a full stop at stop signs. But I give it a good slow down and I always take my turn. If a car got there first, I let them go and then I go. Basic courtesy in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,984
Posted By tonyt
She's going to be just fine.

Sounds like you're making it out to be a LOT harder than it is. If you have a cross bike or a mountain bike you are totally fine. You just need some tread and enough tire volume to drop the pressure....
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,435
Posted By tonyt
Bike Parking Hall of Fame/Shame

Thought that a crowd sourced compilation of bike parking; what works, what doesn't work, (or doesn't exist) might get interesting.

Consider placement and lockability. Is the rack located somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167
Posted By tonyt
I sure hope we don't have to add dotted lines through every intersection.

"Literal reading of Oregon Law on the situation seems to say differently, as Judge Zusman was able to demonstrate with his ruling, that still stands as far as I know."

A couple quibbles with what...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,153
Posted By tonyt
Yes, it would tick me off too.

I'd leave a note on the rack informing them that the rack is on public property. If they want it for their private use, it should go on their private property.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By tonyt
Return policy isn't exactly small print. It's utterly basic.

And asking a business to process and ship, and then receive, inspect, reprocess, and restock said item that they specifically spell out as NOT returnable, all for no money, is actually asking a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,820
Posted By tonyt
There are these things called bike shops . . .

and they'll make sure the bike fits.

Seriously. It's their policy that they don't do returns on bikes. Stated clearly.

They've done due diligence in informing you. You did not do your part.
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,298
Posted By tonyt
Well this isn't a Portland wind story, it's a Montana one.

I rode through Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon, in '99. For the most part we did backroad BLM gravel roads, and actually quite a bit of really old wagon trails. SUPER cool. Anyway, I can't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By tonyt
A hand signal is not irrelevant.

In a case just like this, it would have helped. But then again, you got on here to vent about the other guy and obviously aren't interested in input that puts some of the onus on you. Ergo...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By tonyt
Killing someone while doing 70 without sirens and lights in a 40 zone is no accident.

It's criminal.

And until we stop considering justice done just because the perpetrator feels bad, we will continue to see 40,000 people die on the roads each year.

I'm sure he feels terrible....
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By tonyt
wsbob, I actually had just such an experience on a dark 25mph side street 5 years ago

Long story short, and I'll leave out some of the more entertaining details (save them for storytelling over a beer at car free happy hour) but I was riding along at night on a dark side street when...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By tonyt
I get the "no sirens" thing. But no lights?? No excuse.

Without sirens and lights he is a simple road user and was speeding and the result of the speeding was a death.

This is why they have sirens AND lights.
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By tonyt
Do as I say, not as I do.

Stunning.

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/07/dallas-police-one-day-suspensi.html

And might I add, cops speeding without lights or sirens is incredibly common with the PPD.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,527
Posted By tonyt
They're here and more are coming. Electric assists/scooters. Where's the line?

So I was cruising along, heading home out of downtown today and for a good part of it, rode behind a two wheeled vehicle that had pedals and an electric motor. (MY route has me crossing the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By tonyt
Jonathan actually did a bit on this a couple weeks ago I think.

But yes, an interesting article. I find the inverse relationship between car and bike prices to be most interesting.
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