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Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By toddwaddell
Thanks, all. You're right about Amtrak's...

Thanks, all.

You're right about Amtrak's published policy. My concern is that even if I could persuade someone in Portland to bend the rules, I might not be able to do the same on the return...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By toddwaddell
Long John on Amtrak to Seattle

Hi all,

The fan damily wants to go to Seattle for a few days. Our 7 year old boy wants to ride the train. Dad wants to take the bikes.

So how do we get this bike to/from Seattle? Amtrak says...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-12-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,529
Posted By toddwaddell
Conti Ultra Gatorskins

I've got Conti Ultra Gatorskins on my bike now. I put the tires on in May, and immediately fell in love. Great ride quality, faster than the Bontrager Hard Case that they replaced and plenty tough....
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,366
Posted By toddwaddell
Riding with Authority, II

I was riding downtown with my Mi-Newt x2 Dual, and had a driver in front of me waive me up to his window. Like you, I thought that was rather odd.

When I went up he started to ask me for...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-11-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By toddwaddell
Thumbs up Clipless

Brewcaster,

Very much on the + side of clipless, your feed don't slip off the pedals after your shoes and the pedals get wet.
Forum: Newbie Forum 07-28-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 177
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 262,268
Posted By toddwaddell
Giant OCR Commuter

My ride is a Giant OCR3.

Swapped the drop bars for a flat bar and mtn shifters. (The front derailleur is a pain because it was not a designed to work with flat bar shifters. But when it's tuned...
Forum: Family Riding 06-18-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,061
Posted By toddwaddell
Infant Seat in a trailer

I was talking to some friends from Corvallis who are car free.

They said that when their daughter was an infant, from about four months old, they strapped an infant seat into a bike trailer.
...
Forum: Family Riding 06-18-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By toddwaddell
Question Sauvie Island

I haven't had a chance to ride it myself, but I hear Sauvie Island is a nice, flat, low traffic place to ride (as long as there aren't any events going on).

Would someone who is more familiar with...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 05-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,692
Posted By toddwaddell
Yeah, he MAY come to resent cyclists and he MAY...

Yeah, he MAY come to resent cyclists and he MAY take it out on them. But he IS being a danger to himself and others.

And since employers so often need to receive multiple complaints about an...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-28-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By toddwaddell
International way is fine. The first section is...

International way is fine. The first section is very wide, with a center turn lane that cars can use for passing.

The other section from the stop sign to the eastern intersection does not have a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-27-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By toddwaddell
Torg, I ride from Webster and 224 to PSU, so...

Torg,

I ride from Webster and 224 to PSU, so my ride covers some of the area you're looking at.

When I first started riding last summer, my standard route was 224 to Oak to downtown Milwaukie. ...
Forum: Route Info 02-22-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By toddwaddell
Crossing Willamette on 99E to 213

Since the bike/ped bridge is closed, you'll need to go south of Gladstone, cross the W then come back up to the 213 area.

From the Johnson Creek Area, you can take Lake RD to Webster.

Webester...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,736
Posted By toddwaddell
Yikes, I hadn't noticed that!

Yikes, I hadn't noticed that!
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,736
Posted By toddwaddell
I don't worry about myself so much as the folks in the cars around me.

For part of my commute I cut through the SE International Way business park in Milwaukie.

There's one low section of that road, just down the hill from the light at SE Lake and Harmony that often...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,153
Posted By toddwaddell
Um... Take it over to the Lloyd Center ice...

Um...

Take it over to the Lloyd Center ice rink and sell it as a rump protector?
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-10-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By toddwaddell
I've seen some Gore products at Bike Gallery...

I've seen some Gore products at Bike Gallery downtown and River City.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,924
Posted By toddwaddell
Amazing! Thanks PoPo. It's nice to know...

Amazing! Thanks PoPo.

It's nice to know that James is off the street. Let's hope he keeps up with therapy and stays on track!
Forum: Route Info 11-05-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By toddwaddell
Bryan, You might start with www.bycycle.org....

Bryan,

You might start with www.bycycle.org. That will lay out a pretty detailed route.

Once you ride it, if you have questions about specific tweaks, jump back in here and ask.

If you...
Forum: Route Info 10-31-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,941
Posted By toddwaddell
You souls are more intrepid than I. Not much...

You souls are more intrepid than I. Not much margin for error--either the bicyclers or the drivers--there.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,774
Posted By toddwaddell
I'm not too surprised. I saw a motorcycle cop...

I'm not too surprised. I saw a motorcycle cop setting himself up by the OMSI bike paths yesterday.

With the high profile accidents, increased enforcement activities should be expected. I just...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By toddwaddell
Just e-mailed to Chief Sizer and copy to Sam Adams

Dear Chief Sizer:

I had previously written you regarding Lt. Kruger's biased and inaccurate comments to the press. As you likely know, Lt. Kruger was quoted in yesterday's (Sunday, October 28)...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By toddwaddell
I use some full-finger Pearl Izumi gloves:...

I use some full-finger Pearl Izumi gloves: http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=50&product_id=793170

It's basically summer thickness front and back, but just full fingered.

My...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-24-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,060
Posted By toddwaddell
MiNewt x2 Dual

I've got an MiNewt X2 Dual on the front. I really like being able to mount the beams apart from one another. I do think that having the two headlights helps me be seen and noticed.

The blink...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,846
Posted By toddwaddell
I really believe that there should be a licensing...

I really believe that there should be a licensing option for urban cyclists. There's a huge difference between riding in one's neighborhood as a kid and riding in traffic, let alone, riding...
Forum: Bikepool Connections 09-07-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,128
Posted By toddwaddell
Cool, I'll keep an eye out. Sad to say...

Cool, I'll keep an eye out.

Sad to say I'll be out of town for three weeks. So perchance we'll run across each other in October.
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