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Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,146
Posted By ringo
believe it or not, sometimes people do throw...

believe it or not, sometimes people do throw bikes away

:)
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,145
Posted By ringo
I've also had very good experiences with B&M head...

I've also had very good experiences with B&M head lamps and tail lights.

The old Union dyno headlamps also have a very good focused beam, and work great with a 3w halogen bulb.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 10-20-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,596
Posted By ringo
Silver Gray MiniCooper OR 'BULDOG' License,SE Harrison Bike Blvd.

Silver-Gray MiniCooper, OR Vanity License Plate 'BULDOG'

Short female driver with very short blond hair

speeding, unsafe passing, reckless endangerment, aggressive driving.

SE Harrison...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,145
Posted By ringo
I will second the importance of properly aiming...

I will second the importance of properly aiming the beam so it doesn't blind oncoming traffic, particulary if you ride the Esplanade, Springwater or other MUPs at night.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,243
Posted By ringo
He didn't show because he knew you were right and...

He didn't show because he knew you were right and that he was going to lose, so he stayed home and 'saved face'.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By ringo
I lost a Planet Bike Beamer 3 headlight up by the...

I lost a Planet Bike Beamer 3 headlight up by the Zoo on 9/12/10.

5o3.32o.o732
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By ringo
you must be confused with the Broadway Bridge,...

you must be confused with the Broadway Bridge, the Hawthorne always had metal plates on the lift span sidewalk, even before they widened it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,431
Posted By ringo
The driver was being a first-class anti-cyclist...

The driver was being a first-class anti-cyclist dick. I would have waited 15 minutes for the next train and tried again.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By ringo
no one should be 'double passing' on the bridge...

no one should be 'double passing' on the bridge sidewalk, meaning passing another cyclist while that cyclist is passing a pedestrian.

I ride center of the sidewalk unless there's a reason to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By ringo
there's enough bike traffic on the Hawthorne now...

there's enough bike traffic on the Hawthorne now that they should close the eastbound Naito on-ramp and dedicate an entire lane in each direction to bikes only. They can use the same stuff they used...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,572
Posted By ringo
If his insurance is lapsed, maybe you can file a...

If his insurance is lapsed, maybe you can file a citizen's suit for driving without insurance.

If he was still covered under the policy at the time of the incident, they should be required to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,572
Posted By ringo
good luck trying to deal with the motorist's...

good luck trying to deal with the motorist's insurance company, they will probably try to get you to pay for damage to the car....
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By ringo
that's hardly going to help, once a rack is...

that's hardly going to help, once a rack is installed it's effectively a done deal.

The city's on-street bike infrastructure is pretty much the same way, no matter how poorly designed or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By ringo
No doubt it's one of those 'ribbon' or 'wave'...

No doubt it's one of those 'ribbon' or 'wave' racks. Contractors almost universally install them incorrectly too close to a wall or other obstruction; they work best when installed in an open space...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By ringo
1. Some of the bike parking installations you are...

1. Some of the bike parking installations you are unhappy with likely pre-date the City bike parking guidelines.

2. The Bureau of Development Services has never placed a very high priority on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,195
Posted By ringo
actually, the black crud is mostly aluminum worn...

actually, the black crud is mostly aluminum worn off the rims and not rubber from the brake pads.

If you don't believe that, get some Kool Stop Salmon pads. They are pinkish orange, but you will...
Forum: Newbie Forum 05-10-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,400
Posted By ringo
move to portland ride your bike, yeah!

move to portland ride your bike, yeah!
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By ringo
the only thing that was ever 'wrong' with...

the only thing that was ever 'wrong' with critical mass was that it demonstrated that public streets were for the public and not just for automobiles, and the authorities didn't like that.
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By ringo
The BTA had some counter events to CM back in the...

The BTA had some counter events to CM back in the mid 90's, called 'bicycle visibility rides'. They drew a bunch of people but petered out after a few months.

I still maintain that CM got a bad...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By ringo
If you had ever actually gone on any of the...

If you had ever actually gone on any of the rides, you would know that the reality is far from the spin you are peddling. Taking into account the occasional stupidity on both sides, my observation...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,567
Posted By ringo
CM was squashed by the cops, and specifically by...

CM was squashed by the cops, and specifically by the motorcycle traffic squad.

Of course it was all done at the behest of the KKK:

Vera Katz, former mayor
Kim Kimbrough, former head of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By ringo
nobody owns the street in front of their house,...

nobody owns the street in front of their house, or the parking strip, it's public property.
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,093
Posted By ringo
only an ass would complain about someone who...

only an ass would complain about someone who parked their bike for a bit on a rack they installed in the public right of way.

A note might be appropriate but only if the bike was left for an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By ringo
When will PBOT learn to build a safe bike lane?

When will PBOT learn to build a safe bike lane?
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,278
Posted By ringo
I've heard two emergency room visits per day in...

I've heard two emergency room visits per day in Portland are due to rail flange-related bike crashes, who knows how many non-ER visit crashes?

I'll second that curb extensions also suck,...
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