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Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By poser
ditto what he said. Are we missing...

ditto what he said.

Are we missing something?

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Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By poser
didnt' actually do the STP...

...but a good friend of mine did. He did the one-day version on Saturday on his fixie. I rode up and met him at the WA/OR border (on my fixie) and paced him down to Portland against that nice little...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By poser
there have been quite a few instances in Tour...

there have been quite a few instances in Tour history of domestiques stealing thunder (and/or the yellow jersey) from their team captains. Last year in fact, Frank Schleck was technically supposed to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By poser
I do this *all* the time...

especially at Burnside and 24th (25th?) where that big crosswalk is - and there are police stings on Burnside frequently, so drivers are trained.

it's a great way to practice your cross...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,528
Posted By poser
...when that cute girl at New Seasons becomes 50...

...when that cute girl at New Seasons becomes 50 times cuter when you see her locking her single-peed cruiser with a front basket up to the bike racks out front.

<swoon>

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Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By poser
The doctor actually gave pretty sound advice. I...

The doctor actually gave pretty sound advice. I had this procedure earlier this year, about a week before a good friend did (and a year after my riding partner). We all had different experiences - so...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,807
Posted By poser
So, if I'm hearing you right, emergency stops...

So, if I'm hearing you right, emergency stops should be performed one handed as a courtesy to the folks behind me? That sounds reasonable.

Man bob - thanks for the lesson on how to signal an...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,021
Posted By poser
hey Conrad...

Way to jump in on our forums for the first time ever and immediately ruin your credibility.

How old are you - 17? (actually, I take that back. there are a few teens that participate on the forums...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By poser
tisk tisk...

Beelnite - it won't work my friend. You're too nice about it. You need to just come out and say (without qualification) that Lance planned an injury so he had an excuse to lose the tour; while the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,961
Posted By poser
ugh!

I JUST swapped my compact cranks for my road cranks! How did I forget the Ronde was coming...?! I guess I wear red, since I'm definitely going to be the caboose...

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Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By poser
it is indeed, still, $5 each way. I just bought...

it is indeed, still, $5 each way. I just bought tickets for next week.

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Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By poser
hit the "upgrade" button...

LESTER: when you're selecting your tickets on the Amtrak website (after you've entered in the days you want to travel and where to, etc.) they have a little orange button on the right side of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By poser
Simple Nature: I'm going to guess not, but you...

Simple Nature: I'm going to guess not, but you should call down to the Portland train station and ask. The rule, as I heard it, was that the bike couldn't be longer than your average wheel-base - so...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By poser
Portland to Seattle by bike and train

Hey all,

every two weeks or so for the last three years I've been taking a trip to Seattle for business. This past week I decided to chronicle the trip in photos (and I thought I might share).
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Forum: Tips & Advice 03-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,492
Posted By poser
better late than never...?

Hey Bruce B - I just published a review of my Kogswell on a blog that I contribute to. If you're still interested, you can read it here:
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Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By poser
we sort of did during pedalpalooza...

there was the "GRANT PETERSEN-STYLE-RIDE" on Sunday, June 15th during pedalpalooza 2008:

http://www.shift2bikes.org/cal/viewpp2008.php#15-201

I was planning to go, but had to cancel last...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,099
Posted By poser
Tait - your repeating a myth that the big 3...

Tait - your repeating a myth that the big 3 created. Size = safety. That may not necessarily be true.

Check out this article from the New Yorker....
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,099
Posted By poser
a bit of devil's advocacy...

if the all-mighty free market is so dang wonderful, why don't we let it do what it's supposed to do: punish, in Darwinian fashion, those companies not fit to survive.

The big three have proven...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 188,417
Posted By poser
rain jackets...

I have two: one is "water-resistant" and the other is "water-proof", or so I thought. Last night on the way home I learned that the "water-proof" jacket is just "more water-resistant" than my other...
Forum: Newbie Forum 11-06-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 177
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 245,129
Posted By poser
cross season steed...

I've had this bike for a while, but there were a few parts outstanding, and I didn't want to post it without all the finishing touches installed. It's my road bike during the summer, and is now...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 188,417
Posted By poser
the perils of riding a bike in the rain with clogs on...

sitting at the stop sign at 50th and Clinton, and I had one of those moments that maybe only a cyclist could experience.

There was a line of cars coming down 50th in both lanes as far as you...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 188,417
Posted By poser
rode in the fog this morning; just memorizing....

rode in the fog this morning; just memorizing. Off busy streets, away from the blinding headlights, the neighborhood bike-blvds take on a quiet like after a fresh snow.

This morning, headed down...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,054
Posted By poser
cycling hats...

there's a reason they invented cycling hats - and it's not just because they look good. (my wife thinks they're ugly - I definitely don't bring them out on date nights...)

But seriously, cycling...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,861
Posted By poser
hmmmm...

I would sure love to see the article that would have been written if the cyclist wasn't a police officer.

We all know that the speed of the cyclist, whether the cyclist was searing brightly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 501,221
Posted By poser
yeah - sorry about the large pictures. typical...

yeah - sorry about the large pictures. typical designer - my 24" monitor at work is not the norm. I forget.

thanks for the replies.

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