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Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,138
Posted By vincentpaul
I see the norms for overtaking riders and norms...

I see the norms for overtaking riders and norms for speed as two disparate issues.

Safe operation of a bicycle requires that the operator have 360 degree awareness of the operating environment. ...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-30-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By vincentpaul
But remember this is a non-emergency number. If...

But remember this is a non-emergency number. If the behavior is egregious and threatening, you need to call 911 immediately. Also, the aggressive driver often shows signs of intoxication or...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,189
Posted By vincentpaul
I think most riders who have a drivers license...

I think most riders who have a drivers license make the assumption that mirrors for cyclists, like mirrors for cars, don't obviate the need to look. Mirrors provide complementary situational...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By vincentpaul
Thumbs up When I saw this article in the paper I literally...

When I saw this article in the paper I literally started jumping around and spilled my morning coffee! 3000 miles of ATB free goodness! I realize that most folks who call themselves "road cyclists"...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,592
Posted By vincentpaul
Thanks for the article link, WSBOB. I'd not seen...

Thanks for the article link, WSBOB. I'd not seen it before. The Albatross is custom made by Nitto for Rivendell and available at www.rivbike.com. The nifty thing about it is that unless you're...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By vincentpaul
Thumbs down $1 Million - Bike Parking or ????????

Per today's Oregonian (and a recent discussion I had with WA County Commissioner Dick Schouten), Tri-Met is going to spend a cool $1 million ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,592
Posted By vincentpaul
Ignore most of the above. Presuming that...

Ignore most of the above.

Presuming that the bike you have is properly fitted and adusted to your body(seat height in particular), the drop in weight on a road bike will be meaningless to your...
Forum: Route Info 05-15-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,241
Posted By vincentpaul
Thumbs up Put on cross tires if you want to ride the length...

Put on cross tires if you want to ride the length of it. The gravel sections are actually some of the nicest portions of the trail. If you spend you're entire time in those sections worrying about...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,358
Posted By vincentpaul
And another thing.... [/Rant On] This is the...

And another thing....
[/Rant On]
This is the kind of discussion that frustrates me. Most of this discussion really has nothing to do with cycling as an activity. Literally billions of people...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,358
Posted By vincentpaul
Gang, lighten up. Sure, riding on a sidewalk...

Gang, lighten up. Sure, riding on a sidewalk might be slightly riskier than walking on one or riding in the street (with training). But come on, the risk is pretty nominal, not much higher than...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By vincentpaul
I'm still dying over the Charles Manson quote. ...

I'm still dying over the Charles Manson quote. I'm going to have to show up at the Reach the Beach start with a couple dozen Krispy Kremes in my basket.

Iím the patť on the Universal cracker. Iím...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,548
Posted By vincentpaul
Pop Quiz: While riding past a...

Pop Quiz:

While riding past a spring-cleaning size trash dumpster parked in front of a residence you spot several bike tires and frame bits sticking up above the bin's top edge.

Do you a)...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,549
Posted By vincentpaul
Smile Ah, the bittersweet sting of hail and sleet...

Ah, the bittersweet sting of hail and sleet striking the face on a 30 mph downhill; if I'm going to get hail in the face I'd rather do it on a bike.
Forum: Route Info 05-04-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,840
Posted By vincentpaul
Big Eddy County Park is about 7 miles past...

Big Eddy County Park is about 7 miles past Vernonia, and is a nice place to stay as well. Right on the Nehalem River. I camped there last fall on my way to Astoria during the first leg of my coast...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By vincentpaul
To reconstruct the most likely scenario, begin...

To reconstruct the most likely scenario, begin with basic Newtonian physics. An object in motion remains in motion, etc. So, we've got an object with the size and mass of a large skyscraper pushing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By vincentpaul
That is a really good publication. Another...

That is a really good publication. Another Washington publication that I wish ODOT would take note of is the Washington State Bike Map at
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/statemap.htm.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By vincentpaul
is the phrase that should instantly raise the...

is the phrase that should instantly raise the caution flags. A tanker that is underway at speed can't "suddenly veer" anywhere. Its not just the laws of the seas, its the laws of physics.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By vincentpaul
Well, under the "rules of the road" the junk's...

Well, under the "rules of the road" the junk's captain is at fault. Commercial vessels are always "stand-on vessels" because they are too large to stop or maneuver
quickly. The "stand-on-vessel"...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,001
Posted By vincentpaul
Exclamation Need Bikes for Iraqi Refugees

My friend Jill works with me at the Oregon Office of Administrative Hearings, where we both serve as Administrative Law Judges. She's asked me to help in finding some assistance for an Iraqi refugee...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,279
Posted By vincentpaul
Smile and wave. : ) + \O H\ ...

Smile and wave.

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+

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Forum: Tips & Advice 04-20-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,202
Posted By vincentpaul
Smile Two points: If I didn't use my bikes for...

Two points:

If I didn't use my bikes for both touring and light singeltrack, I would go with a bolt rather than the quick release. That by itself rules out most routine theft because the thief...
Forum: Route Info 04-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,786
Posted By vincentpaul
Thumbs up Thanks to all for your input. I took Murray to...

Thanks to all for your input. I took Murray to Terra Linda, Kaiser to Germantown, Old Germantown, across Skyline to Newberry, Hwy 30 to Sauvie Island. On the way back a buddy and I took Germantown...
Forum: Route Info 04-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,786
Posted By vincentpaul
Question Anybody have any comments on this route...

Anybody have any comments on this route (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2723610)? It was suggested by a meetup group leader.
Forum: Route Info 04-13-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,786
Posted By vincentpaul
Thanks! I'd received a suggestion to take...

Thanks! I'd received a suggestion to take Cornelius Pass road, and I was afraid that it was not a prudent route. I'll take one of your other suggestions.

If anybody is interested, the ride is...
Forum: Route Info 04-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,786
Posted By vincentpaul
Question Need S. Beaverton to Sauvies Island Route

Hey, gang. I'm participating in a casual group ride on Sauvies' Island this Sunday (4/19/09). Can anyone suggest a good route from S. Beaverton (Scholls Heights Elementary) to Sauvies Island? ...
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