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Forum: Newbie Forum 05-20-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,777
Posted By scdurs
The pre-glued patches are only useful to get you...

The pre-glued patches are only useful to get you home where you can use a rubber cement patch kit. I recommend using the old fashioned rubber cement kind, then use the tubes as spares to carry. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,948
Posted By scdurs
I agree. Salmoning is usually done by those...

I agree. Salmoning is usually done by those riding with cigarettes in their mouths and a beer in the bottle cage. Blowing stop signs/lights is an activity enjoyed by cyclists of all types.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 59,089
Posted By scdurs
The pie-chart you reference below deals with...

The pie-chart you reference below deals with funding of State and Federal highways. City and county roads typically get far below the quoted 35% of their funding from the gas tax. One study in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,419
Posted By scdurs
Just to correct your statement - the road diet...

Just to correct your statement - the road diet was never planned, only a proposed concept. There is no funding for it, nor has it been properly presented to the public (according to the City). It...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,809
Posted By scdurs
The number one rule for taking a bike on the MAX...

The number one rule for taking a bike on the MAX or bus - keep your eyes on it at all times! Sit or stand near it, sit facing, whatever, but don't be distracted. Someone is watching and hoping...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By scdurs
Gas taxes

Here's another:

http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/032Spring/02provocateur.html
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By scdurs
Flats

When fixing a flat, be certain to check the tire for wire, nails, bits of glass, etc. as others have said. Check inside and outside. I helps to carefully remove the tube so you can line it up with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By scdurs
Man Gets Life in Prison for Bicyclist's Death

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/78156087.html

Man Gets Life in Prison for Bicyclist's Death
By Becky Ogann

Story Created: Nov 30, 2009 at 1:49 PM CST

Story Updated: Nov 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-28-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By scdurs
The easiest and cheapest test is to buy the "stem...

The easiest and cheapest test is to buy the "stem risers" that RonC suggests. Cheap and simple. You may need to add some length to your cables and housing, which could make this expensive. If you...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,816
Posted By scdurs
When I put my fendered bike on a C-Tran bus rack...

When I put my fendered bike on a C-Tran bus rack I slide the hook underneath the fender a couple of inches. Don't force it between the tire and fender or you may crack the fender. This only works...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By scdurs
Hwy 99

They reduced the lanes from four down to three from NE 63rd to Ross Complex entrance and added bike lanes. There are two auto lanes northbound and one southbound and bike lanes both sides.

The...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,004
Posted By scdurs
Handlebar mirrors vibrate while riding, they also...

Handlebar mirrors vibrate while riding, they also get knocked out of adjustment all the time and are prone to breakage. Avoid the plastic helmet or eyeglasses mirrors because the ball & socket will...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-31-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By scdurs
I was once told that in Washington the State...

I was once told that in Washington the State traffic code says that only two cyclists may proceed from a stop at the same time, riding abreast. Haven't been able to confirm that, however. Can't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By scdurs
WSDOT NEWS: Help WSDOT signal crews get bicycles and motorcycles moving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2009

Contacts: Alice Fiman, WSDOT Communications, (360) 705-7080

Help WSDOT signal crews get bicycles and motorcycles moving

OLYMPIA - Are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,709
Posted By scdurs
Heat

The sun may be strongest from 10am to 2pm, but temp will be highest by 6pm.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By scdurs
Happens to me all the time, too. They just don't...

Happens to me all the time, too. They just don't realize that they are offering a chance for me to get hit by someone who isn't so generous.
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,671
Posted By scdurs
Why clipless?

For those of you who weren't into cycling when 'clipless' pedals first came out, here is the origin of the term.

'Platform pedals' refer to a flat, double-sided pedal. In the old days, platform...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By scdurs
You are right. These comments are probably...

You are right. These comments are probably written by small-minded people, children trying to get adults all riled-up, or some other low-level miscreants. It happens all over, on every newspaper...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By scdurs
MacArthur catch basins

Funny you got such a favorable response from the Storm Water Supervisor. We at the Clark County Bicycle Advisory Committee have been bringing these MacArthur catch basin issues up to the Vancouver...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By scdurs
Bike Dreams

I would want a lugged steel touring frame of a classic design. Bruce Gordon custom, Rivendell, Vanilla, something akin to that. Problem with having something like that is, I'd never want to take it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By scdurs
Expo

No, there used to be a "Portland Bike Show", or "Bike Expo." This was years before the handmade bike industry took-off in Portland. For a few years it was held in the basement of the Portland...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By scdurs
Card

The City received some bicycle grant money for signage or something, and part of it funded the making of these cards.

I believe they recommend calling 911 to report a car in the bike lane because...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,010
Posted By scdurs
Wally world

Walmat does sell this Schwinn single speed:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5679542
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By scdurs
Bike Expo

The Portland Bike Expo has not been held for a number years, as I recall. Seattle's bike expo is sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest bike club. They have held their Expo for...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-20-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By scdurs
Twice, too

My comments mirror Jeff's. In fact, we probably rode it the same years.

I'd like to add that you can't get two easier back-to-back century routes in the northwest. It's got to be the flattest...
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