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Forum: Tips & Advice 10-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,225
Posted By raruss1
Love my B17

I put one on my Trek520 and have about 2K o it. I did not notice that breaking it in was any problem. Very comfortable.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,359
Posted By raruss1
Bike are for riding

My feeling is that since the train is full of peds at rush hour and bikes are a perfectly good form of transportation, why not ride the bike and make more room for the peds that need the train....
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-17-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By raruss1
I had that before

I know exactly what you are talking about, used to have that happen too.
When I used to play too many computer games with a mouse and then would ride my flat bar MTB it would happen.
Now that I...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-06-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,433
Posted By raruss1
riding in wet and cold - my system

Being too warm is just as bad as being too cold in my book. I also dont like things that are total fuss like over the shoe booties, I think they are a pain to deal with.
My last winter setup was...
Forum: Route Info 06-05-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,072
Posted By raruss1
Well since nobody seems to be biting on this one...

How about, does anybody have recomendations for good north-south roads in the 'Couv area?

Forum: Route Info 05-12-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,072
Posted By raruss1
I-205 bridge to La Center


I am going to be riding from PDX to Chehalis, WA and not sure of a good way through Clark County to connect up with the rest of my route in La Center.
Can anybody suggest one?
I am too...
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-21-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,249
Posted By raruss1
They are all good

There are not many roads on the islands and they are all pretty good, depends on what you want. My favorite island has always been Shaw. Most of the time you can lay down in the road and take a nap....
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,834
Posted By raruss1
Ice not 'black' on eastside

Looked out this morning and noticed how shiny the pavement was at my place, took it real slow and did not clip into the pedals. Made it to work without slipping.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,395
Posted By raruss1
I think it is just a matter of people who dont...

I think it is just a matter of people who dont like bicycles on the road. The bicycles make them angry and so they are on the lookout for anything to vent their anger on.
Angry people like this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2007, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By raruss1
One case where I will, is at the Eastbound...

One case where I will, is at the Eastbound offramp crossing on SE 181st.
There are 3 lanes, 2 of which will allow for a right turn. The drivers there often only look to their left when turning onto...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-25-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,537
Posted By raruss1
As I get older...

... I notice I care a lot less about being cool and pay more attention to staying alive. Also, on finding the law states 100 feet of continuous signal, I experimented with what that is like in...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,053
Posted By raruss1
Thanks for the responses...

I think that I am going to try out Progold Prolink. I have recieved the most positive responses for this.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-29-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,053
Posted By raruss1
Best chain lube for rainy weather

It did not seem that this one has been discussed before...
What I was wondering is what chain lubes do people use for winter commuting. I am using Pedros Extra Dry and dont like the way dirt seems...
Forum: Route Info 08-16-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,278
Posted By raruss1
Smile So it is not all negative...

I agree that I-84 bike path leaves a lot to be deisred, however; it has some qualities that I like:

Being isolated from the roadway, there is very little glass.
The high concrete walls create a...
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