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Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,680
Posted By Schrauf
Keep in mind you don't have a claim if there were...

Keep in mind you don't have a claim if there were no damages to you or your property. You can still initiate the paperwork with her insurance, but it won't go far.

If you simply want to make a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,189
Posted By Schrauf
I don't know if "passing" is the issue. A bike...

I don't know if "passing" is the issue. A bike can pass vehicles on the right shoulder (if safe) even if those vehicles are all going straight. I don't think they need to be turning left to pass...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Schrauf
Slime tubes! Heavy, but super effective at...

Slime tubes! Heavy, but super effective at reducing the number of times you will be changing a tube alongside the road.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Schrauf
You can ride on sidewalks except where prohibited...

You can ride on sidewalks except where prohibited by municipal law - generally in downtown areas of larger towns such as Portland.

However generally sidewalks are more dangerous because of less...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,017
Posted By Schrauf
If cars (and their drivers) were wild animals,...

If cars (and their drivers) were wild animals, the public would demand they all be exterminated for the common good. Unfortunately, the fact that almost everyone drives a car somehow makes it okay...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,912
Posted By Schrauf
Electrolytes

V8 juice is a great electrolyte replacement. Super high in sodium and potassium. If you can stomach it, of course.

Of course you won't need it for a 20-mile ride. But on 50-mile rides in hot...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,059
Posted By Schrauf
Glad to see this thread is going strong - I...

Glad to see this thread is going strong - I started it about 15 months ago!

I am currently living in Spokane while my wife is in physical therapy school. Hope to be back in Portland in about two...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By Schrauf
The wilderness designation is just fine if only...

The wilderness designation is just fine if only the definition of motorized travel and mechanical transport could be updated to exclude bikes and other low-impact human powered travel. It is so 1965...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,257
Posted By Schrauf
Democrat Proprosal to Encourage Car Purchases

This is just classic. Auto industry bailout is one discussion, but this is an entirely separate discussion.

A new proposal this week:

"The bill includes provisions to help taxpayers afford new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By Schrauf
Relax - you were pretty far over the line, and...

Relax - you were pretty far over the line, and some people are frustrated. Now you know - mistakes happen. No big deal.

I'm surprised this did not come to a boil before now - although the...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-08-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By Schrauf
AO, I agree pedestrians have a right to use...

AO, I agree pedestrians have a right to use either side of the bridge regardless of their direction of travel - I just mean, it makes it easier and safer for everyone, if large packs of runners, who...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By Schrauf
Good point on the sidewalk being a through lane. ...

Good point on the sidewalk being a through lane. But on the other hand, the Lovejoy ramp cyclists have to clear the intersection on a relatively quick green light, or risk blocking traffic and...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-06-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,623
Posted By Schrauf
Or, ideally, a large pack could use common sense...

Or, ideally, a large pack could use common sense and use the appropriate side of the bridge when traveling eastbound or westbound. Small groups of pedestrians make little difference what side they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By Schrauf
No thoughts on this? I suppose it makes sense to...

No thoughts on this? I suppose it makes sense to treat it as a freeway merge - both parties adjust their speed to avoid collision, and effectively whoever is there first has the right of way.
...
Forum: Route Info 07-29-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,123
Posted By Schrauf
Definitely try using the NB side. Even though it...

Definitely try using the NB side. Even though it is about 20% narrower, it does not feel any more scary to me. You get used to it quick. When the path is definitely clear, and the wind is right, I...
Forum: Route Info 07-29-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,123
Posted By Schrauf
Good topic. I have to 100% put my weight...

Good topic.

I have to 100% put my weight behind the directional option. Cyclists going against the flow of traffic should always yield to those who choose to go the wrong way.

I understand...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By Schrauf
Great Oil Supply Related Clip

This is good. Matt Simmon's forecast for big-time increases in oil prices, and world-wide instability, unfortunately make sense and will not surprise me.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,059
Posted By Schrauf
Nice burned up vehicle on the northbound I-5...

Nice burned up vehicle on the northbound I-5 off-ramp immediately before the I-5 bridge this morning. A van appears to have have spontaneously combusted. Another reason to ride a bike. Less chance...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,059
Posted By Schrauf
Very true - I've never had a flat in front,...

Very true - I've never had a flat in front, except a pinch flat. I think the rear also flats more often because there is more weight on it, most of the time.

I run slime-filled tubes in back, but...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Schrauf
Also search online for cycling knee pain - lots...

Also search online for cycling knee pain - lots of detailed info out there. Usually your seat too low will cause pain in the front of your knee, and your seat too high will cause pain in the back,...
Forum: Route Info 06-30-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,068
Posted By Schrauf
I wish they would just open the gate, so cyclists...

I wish they would just open the gate, so cyclists do not get yelled at by hikers for ignoring the "no wheeled vehicles" sign, which is probably intended for solely during the winter months when...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,271
Posted By Schrauf
No good method to lock up my Burley Nomad. I...

No good method to lock up my Burley Nomad. I snake a cable through the frame to deter kids and amateurs, but anybody who knows the trailer will know that the frame can be pulled apart in about 10...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,631
Posted By Schrauf
It was fantastic. Lots of people/bike/dog...

It was fantastic. Lots of people/bike/dog watching, cool residential streets, good weather for most of the time frame. Maybe next year they will do it for multiple Sundays, so people hear about how...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Schrauf
Nice - we can always use more cycling promoters. ...

Nice - we can always use more cycling promoters. Good luck with your home hunting.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By Schrauf
Interesting how they expect to be able to offer...

Interesting how they expect to be able to offer insurance for cyclists as part of the $24 annual fee. Very valuable benefit for non car owners, but if the cost is that low, the limits must also be...
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