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Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 50,098
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Agreed that it's more by convention that a true...

Agreed that it's more by convention that a true separation, but there are some important point that bear repeating:

1. Traffic of similar speeds should travel together. Bike are generally going...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 50,098
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Bikes Stay Left

Time for a friendly neighborhood reminder. The Hawthorne bridge MUP is clearly marked, bikes left, peds right. Bikes, please stay left. There are a multitude of good reasons to do so:

1....
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 32,041
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Winter Tire Maintenance

There's no doubt that water acts like a lubricant and helps things like slivers of glass slice into the tire more easily.

As a maintenance tip, go through your tires ones a week. Clean and wipe...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 57,061
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Yep. Classic location for a classic operation....

Yep. Classic location for a classic operation. Thanks for the heads up, though.

The real story is why this isn't a proper traffic circle with yield entries? The rest of the world seems to manage...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-17-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By RedRiderPDX
All disc brakes do that from time to time,...

All disc brakes do that from time to time, including my Poprad. I'm surprised this is the first time you've experienced it.

Hmmm, so cleaning won't fix it... I sometimes will "pulse" the brakes a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,117
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Okay, I have to just say, in my 35 years of...

Okay, I have to just say, in my 35 years of cycling (not revealing my age), I've not heard a single individual obsess over center of gravity on the bike....
Forum: Route Info 07-05-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,668
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Wide open all the way to the top. Nearly eaten...

Wide open all the way to the top. Nearly eaten alive by bugs at the top. Road generally in good condition, swept free of junk above the gate. Minor fresh spalling of the road at a logging site...
Forum: Route Info 07-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,668
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Heading up this weekend. Will go as far as snow...

Heading up this weekend. Will go as far as snow permits.
Forum: Family Riding 06-30-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167,510
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Fantastic

I did about a 40 mile stretch in the middle as an out and back a few years ago and I can attest to the beauty of this trail. I saw lots of wildlife including a moose. Quite remote so bring...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,868
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Please No Zigzagging!

Pet peeve here... Please no zigzagging on the bridge. You know what I mean... You're riding to the right in the "pedestrian recommended area" while other cyclists are bearing down on you from behind...
Forum: Route Info 06-02-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,668
Posted By RedRiderPDX
From the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic...

From the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area website:

http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/columbia/

"The road to Larch Mountain is now open at milepost 10 and Larch Mountain trailhead and picnic area...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By RedRiderPDX
I've logged thousands of miles on Specialized...

I've logged thousands of miles on Specialized Armadillos. The only flats I've had were on very well worn tires. Though their cornering is not the best, they roll fast and true. I bet if you combined...
Forum: Route Info 06-30-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By RedRiderPDX
It's still not paved. If I recollect, there's a...

It's still not paved. If I recollect, there's a parallel road called Telford that is probably your best option....
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By RedRiderPDX
That's all part of what I call the "war of nice"...

That's all part of what I call the "war of nice" in Portland. Nowhere else would you see someone voluntarily stop when the don't have to and yield to the opposing traffic when it isn't warranted... I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Yes, and please just everyone stay left. No...

Yes, and please just everyone stay left. No weaving. No left, right, left, right. Just stay left like you're supposed to do. If you're too pathetic to ride > 5mph then MAYBE you can get over....
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,620
Posted By RedRiderPDX
markallyn, You were probably quite startled,...

markallyn,

You were probably quite startled, understandably so.

It's a huge stretch to try to whip this up into some kind of "flu-crisis", economic meltdown frenzy.

It was cinco de mayo and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,980
Posted By RedRiderPDX
CO2 Articles

Way more than you ever wanted to know about CO2 and bike tires:

Uno: http://www.velonews.com/article/87175
Dos: http://www.velonews.com/article/89112
Tres: http://www.velonews.com/article/88874...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,980
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Source

Bike Tires Direct. That have an online presence and a store out by the airport. $1.95 for generics, I think.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,980
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Caveats

It should be noted that the CO2 source issue, while it sounds nice, is pretty small in the big picture. All the CO2 cartridges used by all the cyclists around the world (most places don't use them)...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-09-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Universal Cycles

One local source (yes, local).

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=28687
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Geez

Talk about a lot of rampant speculation, this place is a breeding ground for you bloodlusters. There's no difference between a pedestrian, cyclist or anyone else in any other mode being hit. Someone...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Still closed

Pretty sure it was still closed a couple weeks ago when I went through. That path doesn't do anything for actual riding in the area, but could be a nice scenic bypass...
Forum: Route Info 11-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,781
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Larch Mountain

Larch Mountain is usually passable before they open the road officially. This year it didn't open until like July or something but I rode it a week prior and it was very passable.
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,630
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Hmmm, softer compound for cold/wet conditions but...

Hmmm, softer compound for cold/wet conditions but puncture resistant....

Conti Gatorskins perhaps?
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,024
Posted By RedRiderPDX
Maybe they think God will save them? I'm...

Maybe they think God will save them?

I'm not even kidding.
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