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Forum: Tips & Advice 12-14-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,513
Posted By thomschoenborn
Hincapie stuff is pretty darn tall -- we (Team...

Hincapie stuff is pretty darn tall -- we (Team Veloshop) just finished with the fit kit and the XL stuff is super big. Especially shorts. It's also quite form-fitting, though, so perhaps not your cup...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,903
Posted By thomschoenborn
Damn. That's not exactly a bustling area at...

Damn. That's not exactly a bustling area at night, either. Did he have to drag himself quite a ways to get some help?
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-13-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By thomschoenborn
If you have some stain stick (laundry aisle)...

If you have some stain stick (laundry aisle) handy, apply thickly ASAP. I find that it gets all but the worst out. You know, the chainring imprint on your thigh from kneeling while you adjust...
Forum: Route Info 09-28-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By thomschoenborn
I rode that stretch daily for a year during rush...

I rode that stretch daily for a year during rush hour and did not once have a problem. Rain. Fog. Sleet. No worries.

The blue lanes help.

In general, when I'm in a bike lane where a car might...
Forum: Route Info 09-26-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By thomschoenborn
Oh, and here's a good source to look for bike...

Oh, and here's a good source to look for bike parking (http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=34813)-- since school started, there's probably not a lot of availability for bike...
Forum: Route Info 09-26-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By thomschoenborn
That route along the Springwater corridor is...

That route along the Springwater corridor is creepier than it needs to be early in the morning in the dark. Your fear is totally understandable.

I would say, however, that riding across the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-20-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,887
Posted By thomschoenborn
If it's pouring, you're just hosed. It takes...

If it's pouring, you're just hosed. It takes getting used to, for sure. But wearing glasses is not a great idea because, well, duh, you can't see at all. At least without glasses, you can kinda...
Forum: Route Info 09-19-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By thomschoenborn
Evergreen Hwy. was perfect. Definitely a little...

Evergreen Hwy. was perfect. Definitely a little rough, but not too bad.

Went Sunday morning to head to my sister's to watch the NFL on her insanely huge television with the NFL Sunday Ticket...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-19-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By thomschoenborn
Take your bike and the fenders to River City. If...

Take your bike and the fenders to River City. If those fenders work for your bike, the mechanics there can tell you how. They also sell a little doo-dad called a reach-around that you can use to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By thomschoenborn
I left work and it was sprinkling a little so I...

I left work and it was sprinkling a little so I was like, eh, how bad can it be? Sure I didn't have booties or my wet jacket, but I had a wind vest and arm warmers and knee warmers. I'll go for a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By thomschoenborn
Smart Thom: Bought new brake pads last week. ...

Smart Thom: Bought new brake pads last week.

Dumb Thom: They're still in the packaging, sitting on my workbench.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,108
Posted By thomschoenborn
This is total armchair medical advice, but my...

This is total armchair medical advice, but my guess is that your choice of saddle depends on where your sensitive bits rest on the saddle. It's probably influenced to some extent by how aggressively...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-12-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By thomschoenborn
Bike shop should be able to true it. Should be...

Bike shop should be able to true it. Should be cheap -- under $15, I believe. New wheels? Much, much more.

I read somewhere that the best way to keep your wheels true is to keep your tires pumped...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By thomschoenborn
Sorry -- forums are great place for...

Sorry -- forums are great place for over-simplification.

Spinning is great. Staying aerobic is great. I've been very committed to it lately, and I already feel better -- last night, I went up and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-06-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By thomschoenborn
Are you talking commuting, or training? Or since...

Are you talking commuting, or training? Or since it's such a lot of mileage, a little of both?

Clipless shoes and pedals are great. Get some neoprene booties for winter. In fact, if there's...
Forum: Route Info 09-06-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By thomschoenborn
The skate park under the Burnside Bridge. ...

The skate park under the Burnside Bridge.

Eastside Esplanade

"Community Circles" or whatever those crazy painted intersections are called (there's one in Sellwood around, oh, 9th and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-02-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,662
Posted By thomschoenborn
Nice ride!

Nice ride!
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-01-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,662
Posted By thomschoenborn
Couple o' silly questions: 1: wider tires =...

Couple o' silly questions:

1: wider tires = less punctures? Is that fairly definitive? And for extra credit: Why or why not?

2: how wide until you can't get 'em past dual pivot (roadie)...
Forum: Route Info 09-01-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By thomschoenborn
Thanks for the insight. I'll undoubtedly kvetch...

Thanks for the insight. I'll undoubtedly kvetch about it, er, I mean, let you know how it goes...

Rough? Worse than the Springwater Corridor inside of 82nd?
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,068
Posted By thomschoenborn
I got stung on the lip in Mile 2 of the Portland...

I got stung on the lip in Mile 2 of the Portland Century last weekend.

Apparently, it was a bit of an omen for the ride.

My friend (a swim coach in Eugene) had a rotting rabbit carcass dropped...
Forum: Route Info 09-01-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,373
Posted By thomschoenborn
Going down 4th from Barbur isn't too bad, really....

Going down 4th from Barbur isn't too bad, really. You have a similar merge like at Naito, but unlike that merge, there's a stoplight at the one on 4th. Plus, in the morning, that traffic goes pretty...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-01-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,662
Posted By thomschoenborn
In wet weather, traffic paint, metal hole covers,...

In wet weather, traffic paint, metal hole covers, and bridge joints are going to be slick. Period. No tires will eliminate that completely, but you knew that. However, plain ol' wet pavement should...
Forum: Route Info 09-01-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,190
Posted By thomschoenborn
Question PDX to Washougal?

So my sister said she'd get me the Clark County Bike Map (since I can't seem to find an LBS in Portland that carries it), so I'm sure I'll be able to get there.

Probably I'll start with heading...
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