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Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176,678
Posted By DaveT
I suspect it is not in compliance with Portland's...

I suspect it is not in compliance with Portland's mural ordinance.
Forum: Route Info 01-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,570
Posted By DaveT
Nice job SimpleNature; that is a really nice way...

Nice job SimpleNature; that is a really nice way of tying together some great metro routes.

Hopefully by the end of 2014 Tigard will have completed the Fanno Creek connection from the Hwy 99...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 11-03-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By DaveT
I'm shooting for 3K. Still about 400 to go but...

I'm shooting for 3K. Still about 400 to go but should be doable.
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182,798
Posted By DaveT
I rode the new section on Sunday when there...

I rode the new section on Sunday when there wasn't any construction activity. The paving is done but they are still working on grading the shoulders. Only token "trail closed" signs except at the...
Forum: Route Info 10-09-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,793
Posted By DaveT
Thumbs up Clackamas River fall scenery ride

It is a great time of year to ride up the Clackamas river from Estacada on Hwy 224. Last weekend traffic was light and fall colors starting to appear. If you go make sure to take the right turn onto...
Forum: Route Info 10-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,696
Posted By DaveT
Those new OBR signs are really noticeable when...

Those new OBR signs are really noticeable when driving (very large format); hopefully they will inspire some drivers to try it on a bike.
Forum: Route Info 10-08-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,696
Posted By DaveT
Very nice route. The only suggestion I would make...

Very nice route. The only suggestion I would make is to use Fern Hill Rd between Gaston and Forest Grove to avoid most of Hwy 47. Quiet back road vs noisy highway (but good shoulders), and no...
Forum: All About the West Side 10-08-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,782
Posted By DaveT
Hi Canuck, WashCo is currently widening...

Hi Canuck,

WashCo is currently widening Scholls Ferry to 5 lanes + bike lanes from Teal Blvd to 175/Roy Rogers, so you will have a place to ride there when the construction is complete (no idea...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182,798
Posted By DaveT
Thanks for the update! I was out on the east side...

Thanks for the update! I was out on the east side last weekend signing papers with a real estate agent who turned out to be an "avid cyclist" (yes, poking fun at the current BP front page article)....
Forum: All About the West Side 05-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,639
Posted By DaveT
Hi Lynne, Really sorry to hear you were hit....

Hi Lynne,
Really sorry to hear you were hit. I'm curious if that happened on Evergreen in the two blocks or so with no bike lanes just east of Cornelius Pass, and if so if it was east- or...
Forum: Newbie Forum 05-08-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 76,347
Posted By DaveT
You can ride on any freeway in Oregon except...

You can ride on any freeway in Oregon except those sections specifically closed to bicycles. The text of the law that describes those sections as well as an English translation is here:...
Forum: All About the West Side 01-31-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,316
Posted By DaveT
Thumbs up Powerline Trail / Walker Rd crossing being signalized in Beaverton

Another enhanced bicycle/pedestrian crossing in Washington County: I noticed yesterday that new traffic signals are being installed where the Beaverton powerline trail (not sure if that is the right...
Forum: All About the West Side 01-09-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21,519
Posted By DaveT
Thumbs up Rock Creek Trail / Evergreen Pkwy crossing improvements

Construction has been completed on the Everygreen Parkway crossing for the Rock Creek Trail. The crossing is now controlled by a new traffic signal on Evergreen Parkway, there is a cut-through in the...
Forum: All About the West Side 12-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 37,106
Posted By DaveT
Ouch - I went through the list and found 11 that...

Ouch - I went through the list and found 11 that I ride frequently; really hard to pick only 5.
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 46,434
Posted By DaveT
I use the Showers Pass booties as well; I've...

I use the Showers Pass booties as well; I've found a set will last me a couple of seasons before the sole wears out around the hole I cut for my cleats. These booties seem to be cut large; a pair of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 25,068
Posted By DaveT
I don't see anything in the linked article that...

I don't see anything in the linked article that indicates this person was targeted because he was on a bike. Let's not get ahead of the facts here.
Forum: Route Info 09-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,238
Posted By DaveT
Good info. According to their web site the...

Good info. According to their web site the closure is through the 12th: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_145.php
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,082
Posted By DaveT
I think I'll stick with my Perfect Look eyeglass...

I think I'll stick with my Perfect Look eyeglass mirror. Works well in all light conditions, can be aimed for a 180 degree view, has proven impervious to falls from handlebar height, doesn't take up...
Forum: All About the West Side 07-20-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,339
Posted By DaveT
The Beaverton City Council voted last week to...

The Beaverton City Council voted last week to back the mid-block crossing plan; the Oregonian article says it "could be finished by 2013".
...
Forum: All About the West Side 06-24-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,217
Posted By DaveT
The first thing should be to reduce the speed...

The first thing should be to reduce the speed limit on Brookwood north of Evergreen to 45 until bike lanes are added.
Forum: All About the West Side 06-22-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,217
Posted By DaveT
All major streets need bike lanes. If you want to...

All major streets need bike lanes. If you want to put in a parallel MUP fine. I won't ride the MUP on Brookwood southbound to Cornell because you end up to the right of a right turn lane at Cornell....
Forum: All About the West Side 05-22-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By DaveT
Good point about the roundabout. Roundabouts...

Good point about the roundabout. Roundabouts inherently don't lend themselves to separate lanes for cylists and motorists. Washington County seems to favor the sidewalks for bicycles idea, but that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By DaveT
I'm curious if you had a different experience...

I'm curious if you had a different experience before the sharrows were installed. I have ridden the bridge a few times in the past several years and never had any issues taking the lane, but it was...
Forum: All About the West Side 05-19-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,012
Posted By DaveT
First, I am also saddened by the idea of widening...

First, I am also saddened by the idea of widening Scholls Ferry to 7 lanes, even if 2 of them are for bikes. Unfortunately given the recent Metro decision to add more farmland north of Scholls Fy and...
Forum: Route Info 04-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,990
Posted By DaveT
Unfortunately another example of very poor public...

Unfortunately another example of very poor public communications on metro area trail projects. The last update on this project web site was over 4 months ago. The government agency pays the...
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