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Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 22,240
Posted By thumbprinterr
lost headlight

fell off my bike somewhere around 20th and going - i was on the sidewalk on the north side of going because they were repaving the street. it was friggin' loud there so i didn't hear it hit the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 49,817
Posted By thumbprinterr
thanks for your comments. like i said, when the...

thanks for your comments. like i said, when the person behind me finally did decide to pass, they did so in a reasonably cautious and safe manner, which was appreciated.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 49,817
Posted By thumbprinterr
i was probably going a leisurely 10mph when i...

i was probably going a leisurely 10mph when i noticed someone right up on my wheel. when that happens on the streets my normal reaction is to ride a little slower and let them pass me safely on the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 49,817
Posted By thumbprinterr
hawthorne bridge etiquette

if i want to take my time cruising over the bridge and enjoying the view and there are cyclists behind who i want to let pass, do i move over to the right into the ped zone? or do they pass me on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 34,513
Posted By thumbprinterr
that is by far my biggest pet peeve when riding...

that is by far my biggest pet peeve when riding and it happens almost every time i'm out on the bike. especially when i'm crossing a busy street and clearly do not have the right of way... i make a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,607
Posted By thumbprinterr
when doing your tire inspection it also helps to...

when doing your tire inspection it also helps to deflate them somewhat. that way you can squeeze open cracks and crevices to dig out the sharp pointy bits...

@oldguy - thanks for sweeping!!! :)
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,864
Posted By thumbprinterr
don't know about post canyon but syncline is...

don't know about post canyon but syncline is apparently rideable most of the year.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,864
Posted By thumbprinterr
just outside of hood river is post canyon, a...

just outside of hood river is post canyon, a virtual mecca for freeriding type stuff. across the river from there is syncline, a variety of different kinds of trails. there is tons of info on both...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,607
Posted By thumbprinterr
i always got lots of flats w/gatorskins. i've...

i always got lots of flats w/gatorskins. i've had good luck for the last number of years with panaracer urban max. they are 32s - they make basically the same tire in smaller widths called 't-serv...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,572
Posted By thumbprinterr
same here! doh.

same here! doh.
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,572
Posted By thumbprinterr
you will miss the ronde ride but the route is...

you will miss the ronde ride but the route is clearly marked on the pavement with lion stencils pointing the way; that combined w/the gps should get you through it fairly easily. if you do this...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 59,488
Posted By thumbprinterr
when i first saw the title of this thread i...

when i first saw the title of this thread i thought it referred to passing gas. then i thought, maybe this is a means of accelerating propulsion.. soon nobody in the peloton will be taking epo or...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-06-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,205
Posted By thumbprinterr
one additional thought - after lubing your chain...

one additional thought - after lubing your chain and letting the lube soak into the links for a few minutes take a long while to carefully remove as much as possible from the outside of the chain. ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,205
Posted By thumbprinterr
scott i second the finish line cross country...

scott i second the finish line cross country recommendation. i've been using it for several years and it is awesome! i can literally go months of riding in the rain without re-lubing. i do wipe my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,585
Posted By thumbprinterr
i am one of those spandex-ed riders frequently...

i am one of those spandex-ed riders frequently seen on willamette (the street) and i personally could care less about people riding slowly in the bike lane. its not that hard to pass them.

what...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,512
Posted By thumbprinterr
when i need to wizz i usually get off the bike...

when i need to wizz i usually get off the bike and find a bathroom. :D
Forum: Route Info 04-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By thumbprinterr
i doubt there is really anything above 15% on...

i doubt there is really anything above 15% on there; garmin has been known to be a little inaccurate in that regard...

in any case it is a tough climb and the first 1/2 mile is definitely much...
Forum: Route Info 04-07-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By thumbprinterr
it is still technically closed (as of yesterday...

it is still technically closed (as of yesterday at least). as jeff mentioned it is definitely passable by bike although they clearly do not want anyone doing so (sign says 'no bikes/peds').

for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,520
Posted By thumbprinterr
another cycling rant

i happen to work afternoons and evenings so on the mornings when my child is in pre-school i am able to enjoy a 2-3 hour ride. i often end up leaving my house around 8:30 - right in the midst of...
Forum: Book Talk 04-05-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 96,081
Posted By thumbprinterr
i've read a couple of great non-fiction books...

i've read a couple of great non-fiction books recently by ted conover. one is called 'routes of man' which is about roads and their impact/significance on society, economics, politics, etc. the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,843
Posted By thumbprinterr
by saying hello and good morning you are...

by saying hello and good morning you are declaring that you aren't taking your intervals seriously enough, and/or your bike is not fixie hipster enough, and/or your mustache doesn't speak for itself.
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,794
Posted By thumbprinterr
seen this? ...

seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZV7HOXc0C8
Forum: Book Talk 03-11-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 96,081
Posted By thumbprinterr
'three muskateers' was ok, not nearly as good as...

'three muskateers' was ok, not nearly as good as 'monte christo'. finished the baroque cycle a while back, i was very sad to see it finished, one of the best things i've read ever.

also i...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-22-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By thumbprinterr
i agree that it is not a hard and fast rule -...

i agree that it is not a hard and fast rule - results depend on a variety of factors, including terrain and body makeup/muscle type.... i think i do tend to mix up my cadence/gearing on long rides...
Forum: Route Info 02-16-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,686
Posted By thumbprinterr
the BoG is totally safe to ride over - i did it...

the BoG is totally safe to ride over - i did it in a light rain and it was no problem at all. just follow normal precautions - keep a steady grip on the bars, look where you want to go, no sudden...
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