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Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,566
Posted By Martell
Stop signs at roundabouts are stupid. I have...

Stop signs at roundabouts are stupid.

I have trouble imagining a situation where I would be fearful of using a crosswalk because of a bicyclist. I'd probably just wait a second and cross when it...
Forum: All About the West Side 11-20-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By Martell
Very cool to see a West side forum. I live in SW...

Very cool to see a West side forum. I live in SW Portland and bike to Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville quite a bit. I spend a lot of time on 99, Hall and other smaller roads in SW.

We...
Forum: Book Talk 09-16-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,259
Posted By Martell
Alan, I'm sure the referral ID just gets stored...

Alan, I'm sure the referral ID just gets stored to the session after the initial click. I doubt you need to add it to any subsequent URLs.

Edit: And in case you are interested in the technical...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,988
Posted By Martell
So you like to pass close, and unannounced? You...

So you like to pass close, and unannounced? You are just begging to get in an accident.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,988
Posted By Martell
That sounds like dangerous behavior that...

That sounds like dangerous behavior that threatens the bike community as a whole.

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So safe behavior that would help the bike community as a whole would include running over potholes,...
Forum: Route Info 08-27-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,052
Posted By Martell
SW Portland to Wilsonville

I've got family in Wilsonville, so I do this one occasionally. It might be pretty obvious to most. You stay on bike lanes almost the whole way. The only major hill is 99. Wilsonville is a nice...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,605
Posted By Martell
She was a bicyclist, and she was wearing neon...

She was a bicyclist, and she was wearing neon yellow. I was wearing jeans, a bright (I thought) blue shirt, a backpack, and a dark green helmet. I ride a purple bike and I'm a pretty tall guy and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,605
Posted By Martell
I suppose the vest is a good compromise for still...

I suppose the vest is a good compromise for still being able to wear your street clothes... I've got a purple bike and I'm 6'3, so I always figured I stick out. I'm still annoyed with the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,605
Posted By Martell
I'm sorry for not wearing neon yellow

This topic is for the lady on 99W who felt the need to give me the motherly advice that I needed to wear brighter clothes because "none of them can see [me]". I wonder if she lets everyone not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By Martell
Bikes and Drive-Thrus

Is there any safe/reasonable way to have bikes and cars share a drive through? This seems like something Burgerville should jump on, especially with their East side locations. Maybe this isn't a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By Martell
More room for bikes on WES!

Heh, my second TriMet topic of the day. I got an email that WES just expanded to support 6 bikes per car.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By Martell
Bike Trailers on TriMet

I was thinking of taking a bike trailer for a bike camping trip, and starting out on TriMet, until I read this:

Types of Bikes Allowed on TriMet
* Only single seat, two-wheeled bikes and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-22-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,015
Posted By Martell
Bike Lane leaving curb for right turn lane, what do you do?

Often when there is a right turn lane for cars, the bike lane leaves the curb and extends out into the road, passing directly through the turn lane.

Is there some standard safety advice on what...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,335
Posted By Martell
One possible solution to the debris pickup...

One possible solution to the debris pickup problem is that you could sweep debris into a bin, and have an overfill system that would redirect to the edge of the road when the bin was too full or too...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,335
Posted By Martell
I think you are right, it would be better to have...

I think you are right, it would be better to have a rear-mounted sweeper to pick up clippings and gravel. It would be OK to drive over the gravel as you went because you wouldn't be going too fast...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,335
Posted By Martell
Who can invent this for me?

i want someone to invent a bike trailer with clippers that would chop blackberry (and other) bushes down as you ride. The pedaling of the bike would be used to power the clippers. It would also...
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