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Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,051
Posted By bubbaPDX
Soylent Green is...

Spied this on Bike Snob NYC (http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2011/01/happy-nu-year-what-little-difference.html):
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Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,100
Posted By bubbaPDX
Smile sheer artistry (and/or mad skillz)

http://wimp.com/bicycleskill/

Yes, the URL looks like "bicycles kill," but there's no carnage involved.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By bubbaPDX
Talking Why don't you wear an inflatable helmet?

Details and epic slo-mo crash footage here (http://www.grist.org/article/2010-10-27-airbag-bike-helmet-lets-you-ride-safely-lose-the-helmet-hair).
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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
headlight shout-out

A woman in a pickup truck on SE 17th waved me down specifically to thank me for my headlight. It was about 5PM yesterday, and and my light was in flash mode (my default daytime practice). She said...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By bubbaPDX
Question shweeb

Why did Google bet $1 million on Shweeb? (http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/10/12/shweeb.urban.transport/index.html?hpt=C2)
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Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By bubbaPDX
Bikes will get touched...

A commuter bike, on a rack, downtown.

Alas, we can only adjust our: 1) choice of commuter bike; and/or 2) our expectations. Anticipate crappy behavior, in any case.

Or look at it this way,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
Wink good morning

To the woman in the green Honda Element who pantomimed shooting me with a pistol as I stopped at a stop sign in the Brooklyn neighborhood and signaled a right turn:

Good morning!
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,051
Posted By bubbaPDX
Talking Mamils unite!

Why, oh why, do we insist on labeling each other?

Witness the rise of the Mamils (per BBC here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10965608)):

Middle-Aged Men In Lycra

Not to be confused...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
Exclamation speaking (again) of stopping

After two years on this route, I notice for the first time this morning that there's also a stop sign at SE Division Place and SE 4th Ave... just spitting distance from the intersection described...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
Thumbs up thanks for the heads-up

I was rolling down SE Division Place toward the river and OMSI when a gentleman in a Toyota minivan calls to me, "BE CAREFUL!"

He's gesturing back toward SE Caruthers, near McCoy Millwork and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
yeah, beep at me

Coming up SW Morrison this morning. Stop with the MAX at SW 3rd. Hear impatient "beep-beep" behind me.

Yes, the red light holds while the MAX proceeds through the intersection, then turns green...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
Smile breakfast on a bridge

Thanks, Timo (and Emily, usually there but absent today), for the Friday coffee and pastry and conversation atop the Morrison Bridge.
Forum: Tips & Advice 04-05-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,311
Posted By bubbaPDX
Smile wash me often

I'm going on two years with my Showers Pass ensemble, and am happy with the investment.

The eVent fabric manufacturer admonishes users to wash the garments often to maintain breathability. It...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By bubbaPDX
Unhappy trumpet guy

Talked with Kirk Reese (http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/02/trumpeter_kirk_reeves_and_hawt.html) yesterday near Pioneer Courthouse Square, and told him we missed seeing him on the Hawthorne...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-20-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,366
Posted By bubbaPDX
it works

After experimenting with soap, Cat Crap, etc., I picked up a 5-pack of FogTech at REI (http://www.rei.com/brand/FogTech). With the first application, I got approx. 2-3 days of no fogging. It...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,650
Posted By bubbaPDX
it has pedals

I was about four I think, and the first bike was a recumbent, not unlike this:

http://www.red21.co.uk/luxury-gifts/DD007_tractor_lg.jpg

:)
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By bubbaPDX
humbug

And if they throw their football in my yard again, there'll be hell to pay. Yarr.

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/the941/files/2009/06/gran-torino-patdollardcom.jpeg
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-21-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By bubbaPDX
Have enough room in your garage for bikes and a...

Have enough room in your garage for bikes and a car? You're ORGANIZED!
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-16-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By bubbaPDX
it's a gas

I've got the big ol' doofy Incredibell Big Brass (http://www.mirrycle.com/big_brass.php) on my commuter. In the rain, the double-ring sounds like the cash register noise in Pink Floyd's "Money."
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
when it rains

Guess it's my English extraction, and the relative shortness of my commute (10 miles round-trip). I just don't mind the rain... or the mild temps and green landscape that come with it. :)

Lived...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
heat wave

Back to our regularly-scheduled programming! What a welcome switch from morning temps in the teens.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
brisk Wed AM

Breathing through a balaclava perforated mouth covering is a lot like having a mild asthma attack, particularly on the hill climbs. A feeling like I'm never quite catching a full breath. So I slid...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
no wind this morning

... and here I was layered up like the Michelin Man with a down jacket under the rain jacket, and rain pants over the jeans and longjohns. Ended up a bit overheated. Beats the alternative, I guess....
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,446
Posted By bubbaPDX
brisk

Our building management dials back the heat on the weekends.

Made for a brisk Monday morning, on the bike and at the desk.

But hey, any day I get to ride in is a good day. :D
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,310
Posted By bubbaPDX
orbits

Orbits have a steady (30 hr) and bilnk (50 hr) mode... I'll be watching how the in situ runtime squares with the specs [having a duh moment... to your point, they are manually switched and do not...
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