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Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 35,159
Posted By markallyn
Bike Parking at Schnitzer and PCPA with only one rack


I went to a concert at the Schnitzer hall downtown.

There is only one rack in front of Schnitzer and it was full.

So, I locked my bike to one of the posts on the block of main that is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By markallyn
Smile Obamma's into cycling!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9239103 is a story about the Obama family bicycle ride (15 miles)!

Before we know it, they will be doing the 40 miles that I do every day!

Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By markallyn
Hope you did not get hurt

I would think that a frame breaking would throw you off, especially if you are going high speed over rough ground

Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,166
Posted By markallyn
Allyn --------5200 (ish) lacorota-----5002 ...

Allyn --------5200 (ish)
hackster ----- 3141.3
Bobcycle ----- 3044.3
rolinon ------- 3008.81
BikerinNE ----- 2282.14

rpc ----------- 2160
Bent Bloke...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By markallyn
Smile I have seen the worst


I can't remember where I saw these, but I think I have seen some of the worst.

Here are two examples

1. A driver on a cellphone, while balancing a laptop computer on his steering...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,166
Posted By markallyn
Smile Allyn -------3500 (ish) Bobcycle ----- 3044.3 ...

Allyn -------3500 (ish)
Bobcycle ----- 3044.3
lacorota ------ 3019.00
hackster ----- 2269.5
rolinon ------- 2239.25
Bent Bloke --- 2074.2
jr98664 ------- 2010.0
BikerinNE ----- 1929.59...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,777
Posted By markallyn
Insurance for someone with no car

I do not own a car, therefore, I have no car insurance.

However, I have health insurance from where I work.

I am guessing that if I am hit by an uninsured drunk driver as in the case cited...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By markallyn
Smile Flat Tires and Broken Glass (An Idea)


The vast majority of flat tires that I get on my bike rides are due to broken glass.

Even with Schwabe tires, I get slivers of glass through the tire and into/puncture the tube.

Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By markallyn
Thumbs down Clean Brake Pads?

Does anyone out there know of any decent *clean* brake pads?

It seems to me that every time I change a flat in my rear tire, my hands end up blacker than night because of the grit that's worn off...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,350
Posted By markallyn
Possible suggestions regarding classes???


Ouch. This hurts. It really does.

How about consideration of this suggestions for any Portland based sharing program . . .

We have a non profit, I believe, called the Community...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,423
Posted By markallyn
John Russell (jr98664) 覧 7000.0 Mark Allyn...

John Russell (jr98664) 覧 7000.0
Mark Allyn 覧覧覧覧 6800(ish)
K'Tesh 覧覧覧覧覧 4639.2
Bent Bloke 覧覧覧覧 3600 (ish)
Psyfalcon 覧覧覧覧2990
zpl 覧覧覧覧覧覧 2828
biciclero 覧覧覧覧 2786...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,423
Posted By markallyn
Smile Mark Allyn 4470(ish) John Russell (jr98664) ...

Mark Allyn 4470(ish)
John Russell (jr98664) 3050.0
K'Tesh 2625.0
Bent Bloke 2160 (ish)
Psyfalcon 2006
thumbprinter - 1752.55
oldguy 1650 (ish)
beelnite 1645.64
biciclero 1630...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,038
Posted By markallyn
Smile Wierd Incident on the Hawthorne Bridge on Friday


I had a wierd incident on the Hawthorne Bridge on Friday afternoon (June 19th).

It was about 6:45 PM on a Friday evening. And during Pedalpalooza week as well.

What was wierd was that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,260
Posted By markallyn
Smile Wait until 7 PM

I just finished my commute from Hillsboro to SE PDX, crossing the Hawthorne Bridge at about 7 to 7:15 PM.

Well, if anything, it felt more like rain in Winter judging by the slow numbers. I did not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,423
Posted By markallyn
Smile About 3000 for Mark Allyn as of May 15

Mark Allyn 3000(ish)
jr98664 20058
John 2262(ish)
John Russell 2117.5
K'Tesh 2021.3
oldguy 1650 (ish)
Psyfalcon 1518
Bent Bloke 1480 (ish)
biciclero 1024 (ish)
bubbaPDX ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By markallyn
Smile You want to have to Hawthorne Bridge to Yourself?

Then you should have ridden it today!

Today, Wednesday, May 13th, was a nice rainy, windy day and I had just about the entire eastbound side to myself at about 6:30 PM!

In fact, the entire 23...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By markallyn
Incident on Hawthorne - Please be careful!


I would like to mention an incident that happened to me Tuesday evening at about 6:45 pm on the eastbound sidewalk of the Hawthorne Bridge that nearly resulted in my death.

I was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,710
Posted By markallyn
Smile You go to the theatre in your lycra

You go to the opera / theatre on opening night (when others are tuxed up) and you are in your lycra and t-shirt after riding in the rain (no jacket nor fenders) and have a nice mud streak up your...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,710
Posted By markallyn
Smile When your bike is the only one in the rack in wintertime

When I am the only cyclist on MAX from Portland to Hillsboro.

When my bike is the only one in a large rack at People's Coop on a winter day.

When I show up for Easter vigel at Trinity Episcopal...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,423
Posted By markallyn
About 2250 for Mark Allyn

I don't have a bike computer, but I commute an average of 25 to 30 miles per day
(42 if I do both ways without using the MAX); 10 miles minimum if I take the MAX.

Assuming 25 per day; that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,646
Posted By markallyn
Smile 30,000 Stop Signs Away From Naked Whores In Catholic Church


Sorry, but the naked whores in the catholic church were 3,000 miles away and about 40 years ago.

I was an underage patron of an adult movie theatre in Boston, Mass in the 60's when I saw...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,646
Posted By markallyn
Smile Once Upon A Time At A Stop Sign

All this discussion about stop signs reminds me of some incidents that I have had at stop signs . . .

Once upon a time, at Ladds Circle, I was stopped, both feet down. Someone behind me yelled at...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By markallyn
School Busses with WWII going on in the back

Ever since I saw a youtube video of a fight in the back of a school bus that looked like World War II, I have been ever vigilant of school buses.

Fortunately, my morning commute is before most of...
Forum: Route Info 03-21-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By markallyn
Smile This shoule be only temporary; just walk on the sidewalk

I think I know the block you mean. It's in back of the courthouse.

I have never encountered it when I could not use that bike/car lane. Then again, I encounter it at about six to six thirty in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303
Posted By markallyn
Wink I took the WES

On Friday, just out of curiosity and although it took me five miles in the wrong direction, I took the West Side Commuter Rail from Beaverton to Tigard.

The bike racks on that train were vertical....
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