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Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287,853
Posted By spatialized
Maybe not truly bike- specific but...

I found "Mountain Song" by Jane's Addiction to be great "coming down the mountain". That and Cake's "The Distance" always seemed to remind me of being on a bike. So not truly bike-specific but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By spatialized

Saw one the other morning at the Beaverton TC on my way home. It's nice and shiny and didn't seem to have the MAX funk yet, but I am not really impressed. But until I get to ride, I'll reserve...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,342
Posted By spatialized
Not really the hottest, the sun is at its zenith,...

Not really the hottest, the sun is at its zenith, so you have the most UV exposure.

The hottest part of the day is around 5-6pm, so I kind of misspoke.

Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,342
Posted By spatialized
Hot with a capital "F"

Am so not looking forward to commuting by bike these next couple of days. Unfortunately, the alternative, bus/MAX/feet, is not much better. That said, I lived in Arizona for about 3 years and what...
Forum: Newbie Forum 07-09-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 183
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 277,822
Posted By spatialized
First...Kind of?

Since K'Tesh re-stuck the thread, here's my faithful steed.

A 97 or 98 steel Specialized Rockhopper. Add fenders, rack, pannier,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By spatialized

Otherwise known as scotch + cigar. repeat as needed. :cool:

Actually doing a helmet fitting/volunteering at the Sunset Community Bike Safety Fair on Saturday. Then...who knows.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,698
Posted By spatialized

When your co-workers ask you for advice on bicycle commuting.

When you co-workers go, "You rode to work in this weather?" And you nod with a big grin on your face.

Your wife gets upset for you...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 04-11-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By spatialized
Yeah, what they said!

As much as I don't like to involve Johnny Law in my business, I too agree with that. I got clipped about 2 years ago, hit the rear wheel, spun me around, threw me off the bike. I rolled and came up...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,759
Posted By spatialized
2 wheels good

I road all over North Seattle when I was much younger. I continued that when I came to college in NE, even bike commuting before it was "trendy". But time went on, I joined the rat race and tried...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By spatialized
Let yourself heal

We usually tell folks to take it easy for 3-4 weeks post-appendectomy, give or take a week. More than anything how you feel will be the bigger barometer of when to get out to ride again.

Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,880
Posted By spatialized
Not nearly as much as I wanted

For some reason I lost my joy of riding this year, subsumed by the grind of commuting and daily life. I think it ended up being around 1200-1300 or so. I stopped looking at the cyclometer - it's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By spatialized
Walking in a Winter...

Err, it was fun to walk out in the snow. Went out and it was coming down pretty hard and blowing well. I thought about pulling the bike out for a quick spin but I figured it was not the best idea. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By spatialized
Not Worried!

Wasn't worried, just found it odd. Isn't the first time I've hit that light like this, but it is first time it triggered.

Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,290
Posted By spatialized
Red Light Cameras?

I was on my way home this morning coming down NW 19th towards Burnside and the PGE Park MAX Station. As I'm close to the intersection (19th adn Burnside), moving at a good clip, the light changes to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,391
Posted By spatialized
Angry Leaves in the Westside

Thought I would join in the chorus. :D

Just a word of warning to those folks on the West Side. There is quite a bit of leave-age along Milikan, pretty much all the way from begining to end. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,723
Posted By spatialized
How about West Side?

Nice pics! Shows a great representation of bike commuters. But NoPo ain't the only ones commuting by bike.
How about a West Side shoot, for us Washington Co. commuters? Not saying you have to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By spatialized
Me? Cynical?

So gas is under $3. It just means we can revert back to our old ways. Cheap large SUVs, increased driving and the return to ridicule of those deviant enough to use alternative means of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,742
Posted By spatialized
Made it through last winter without the dreaded...

Made it through last winter without the dreaded trenchfoot or numb nuts, so must be doing something right.

Head: helmet, thin fleece beanie
Hands: Novara gloves (forget the name) which are...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,124
Posted By spatialized
Yep, I've usually been unable to translate what...

Yep, I've usually been unable to translate what they're saying. I just give them a peace sign and continue on!

Forum: Tips & Advice 09-16-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By spatialized
With the extra mass of the buckets do they throw...

With the extra mass of the buckets do they throw you off a bit when it comes to balance? I don't have enough stuff to haul to need a second to even out the weight side-to-side so was curious about...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-16-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By spatialized
Pannier Help

So I've been using a Banjo Brothers waterproof pannier for the last year and its starting to wear. Badly. I've been out shopping and have seen nearly everything under the sun it feels like. I did...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2008, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,717
Posted By spatialized
Amen to that. That area's a little too tight at...

Amen to that. That area's a little too tight at times.

I also tend to take the lane on Milikan from where it leaves TV to where it crosses Murray (and the bike lane magically appears). It pisses...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,771
Posted By spatialized

Thanks all for the discussion. Still haven't decided, but I think Schwalbes will get the nod. Next paycheck maybe...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-12-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,771
Posted By spatialized

OK, I'm fed up. 3 flats in as many days:mad:. Not to mention the time to change out, but it always seems like it happens at the worst time. Like today: went flat as I hit the MAX. Tried to fix it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,415
Posted By spatialized
Nope still tweaking. Tried to log just now and...

Nope still tweaking. Tried to log just now and it isn't working.
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