Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org)

Go Back   Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 25 of 41
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: thinpaperwings
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,840
Posted By thinpaperwings
Once when I was squeezed between a slow moving...

Once when I was squeezed between a slow moving car that was overtaking me and a parked car, the person in the parked car yelled "Boo!" as I passed. I thought that was a particularly strange way to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,469
Posted By thinpaperwings
I've noticed drivers be much less aggressive to...

I've noticed drivers be much less aggressive to me when I get over to the right more. When riding on a road that has segments of parked cars, I've heard it's safer to pick a position and keep it,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By thinpaperwings
Duncan, thank you for the thought-provoking post....

Duncan, thank you for the thought-provoking post.

I get upset when I see cyclists on 39th Ave (one of the main arterials I have to drive on) because there is a great bike route (which is well...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,644
Posted By thinpaperwings
I would also be willing to pay a small fee to...

I would also be willing to pay a small fee to register my bike or something like that. I like your idea of the money going towards stolen bike recovery.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2007, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,913
Posted By thinpaperwings
I ride only 5 miles each way to work, about 3-5...

I ride only 5 miles each way to work, about 3-5 times a week. My goal is to not only ride to work every day but also to bike to all or most of my errands and fun outtings.

My biggest barrier to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,376
Posted By thinpaperwings
Nishiki and OldHouseMan: I do speak my mind when...

Nishiki and OldHouseMan: I do speak my mind when I see people doing something dangerous (that is, dangerous to me) even when I am not "comfortably and safely seated in my cage". The other day on my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,376
Posted By thinpaperwings
When I see people do things that have a high...

When I see people do things that have a high probability of leaving them a puddle of guts on the road, I tense up a bit, too. :(
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,376
Posted By thinpaperwings
I should clarify that last bit. What I mean...

I should clarify that last bit.

What I mean is, I think it's fair for me to entreat another human to not endanger themselves, and it is especially fair to entreat someone to not endanger those...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,376
Posted By thinpaperwings
Nishiki, I don't think I was "road raging" with...

Nishiki, I don't think I was "road raging" with the guy. I asked him to please not run red lights, with an entreating (though possibly patronizing) tone, not an angry one. I think road rage...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,376
Posted By thinpaperwings
Please please please mind your own business!

That is what another cyclist said to me today. I was (unfortunately) driving in my car on the way back from the vet, and saw 4 cyclists run multiple stop lights near 99E and Broadway. Some of them...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
Thanks Bill! I ended up falling for a...

Thanks Bill!

I ended up falling for a Bianchi Fremont. I love it, and it fits me so well.

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By thinpaperwings
I am sorry I didn't word my post more clearly. I...

I am sorry I didn't word my post more clearly. I haven't changed clothes or routes or times. I, too, highly doubt that cars notice whether I am on a fixed wheel or geared bike. The difference...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By thinpaperwings
Passing Distance

I've recently changed from riding a Univega mountain bike to riding a Bianchi Fremont fixed-wheel during my daily commute to work (through inner southeast to downtown).

I have noticed a huge...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-20-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
thanks for the advice! My username comes...

thanks for the advice!

My username comes from an underworld song, Jaunita/Kiteless. But I know of another band (whose name I can't recall) that used similar lyrics in a song (which was referring...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-19-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
I got fitted at my lbs, and tried out the Kona...

I got fitted at my lbs, and tried out the Kona Paddywagon and the Raleigh OneWay. I also tried a women specific design Trek 2100 road bike, to see what these styles of bike (as opposed to the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-18-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
Fawkinghell, I looked at the geom specs at Gunnar...

Fawkinghell, I looked at the geom specs at Gunnar for the Street Dog and at Benscycle for the Milwaukee Bike Co, and the geoms are very different. I don't really trust the specs written on the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,163
Posted By thinpaperwings
There's an intersection like that westbound on...

There's an intersection like that westbound on Woodstock in front of Reed College. You get going fast down the hill, and then you have to stop at the T intersection, even though no one should be...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-11-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
endform, thanks for the suggestion. It is quite...

endform, thanks for the suggestion. It is quite an attractive bike, but the smallest it seems to run is 52 cm.

What do you guys think of the Milwaukie Bike Co. fixed gear? I would give a link...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-10-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
After looking at the Surly Steamroller more...

After looking at the Surly Steamroller more closely, and looking at the specs, I am beginning to like it a lot better and I think it might fit. Though I would still want to get fitted before buying...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-10-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,827
Posted By thinpaperwings
I also use a balaclava (Thermax HeadLiner at REI...

I also use a balaclava (Thermax HeadLiner at REI for $16), and it makes such a difference. Generally I take a puff on my inhaler and then don the balaclava before taking off in the morning, but when...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-09-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
Bill, thanks for the help. I'll start scouring...

Bill, thanks for the help. I'll start scouring the bike shops and see what happens. I'll keep the IRO Mark V in mind.

It hadn't even crossed my mind to buy a new bike. I was thinking that with...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-09-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By thinpaperwings
Taking the fixed gear plunge

I find myself with abundant holiday money ($500) which I'm required to use on something fun. While I'm totally in love with my commuter bike (10+ year old Univega Rover), I think it's time for me to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,732
Posted By thinpaperwings
I think I figured out what the song is: ...

I think I figured out what the song is:

Broken Social Scene: Bandwitch
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,732
Posted By thinpaperwings
Wow, that was exhilarating : ). Loved the...

Wow, that was exhilarating : ).

Loved the music: anyone know what it is?
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-04-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,252
Posted By thinpaperwings
I'm 5'2" with wide hips and big thighs. I've...

I'm 5'2" with wide hips and big thighs. I've given up on finding rain pants for the winter commutes. If anyone finds anything, or wants to start up a company to make these, please let me know. I'm...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 41

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:25 AM.




A production of Pedaltown Media Inc. / BikePortland.org
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.