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Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,675
Posted By hemp22
that does sounds like an awful day. to...

that does sounds like an awful day.

to repeat an observation that is frequently made by the people who take the time and energy to pay attention:
All of the anti-car or anti-bike sentiment out...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,675
Posted By hemp22
I don't ride that stretch of road ever, but from...

I don't ride that stretch of road ever, but from looking at the google map, I'd say that that stretch of shoulder *is* a designated bike lane.
You can see the little biker paint marking on the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,675
Posted By hemp22
Thanks for keeping a helpful and open-minded...

Thanks for keeping a helpful and open-minded stance on this. It's refreshing.

FYI, the solid-yellow-line part comes from ORS810.120 and ORS811.420. Navigating the ORS can be pretty overwhelming....
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,675
Posted By hemp22
Slowneasy, Thanks for bringing up your concerns...

Slowneasy,
Thanks for bringing up your concerns like this - it's nice to see this done in a level-headed way that shows concern for all parties involved.

As a starting point, I would recommend...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By hemp22
You may be thinking of the mid-week cyclocross...

You may be thinking of the mid-week cyclocross "skills clinics" put on at Alpenrose:
Check this link:
http://www.obra.org/flyers/2010/uef_pbs_ccx_clinics.html
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By hemp22
Just upgrading your current bike to discs could...

Just upgrading your current bike to discs could work well too - but unless your hubs are already disc-compatible, it might actually be more expensive than just buying a new/used bike that's already...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By hemp22
I have a similar problem due to some very steep...

I have a similar problem due to some very steep hills on my commute.
I haven't gotten around to it yet, but my intention has been to get ceramic rims.
Ceramic rims are pretty hard to find these...
Forum: All About the West Side 05-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,360
Posted By hemp22
poor planning caught in the act

It's kind of funny - when you "drive" past this location on google maps street view (heading Southeast on Hall), you see a dude in a red/orange hoodie, waiting on the side of the road to get...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,679
Posted By hemp22
It all depends on what you're looking for - but...

It all depends on what you're looking for - but there should be plenty of options out there.
The Trek Portland looks like a nice commuter setup - so, some questions would be:
Do you have a...
Forum: Route Info 04-02-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,219
Posted By hemp22
Good deal. glad to hear that a little longer...

Good deal. glad to hear that a little longer commute doesn't have you worried, and congrats on the job.
you get used to the high-speed traffic whizzing by - and really just have to stay alert...
Forum: Route Info 03-26-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,370
Posted By hemp22
looks like a very fun trip. it's been long...

looks like a very fun trip.
it's been long enough since i've ridden some of those, that I don't remember which FLs are easier to climb.
The only minor edit I'd make to your plan is: don't do the...
Forum: Route Info 03-24-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By hemp22
When it's closed, it'll also be closed to...

When it's closed, it'll also be closed to pedestrians & bikes. ODOT is supposed to start running a shuttle bus to get pedestrians & bikes across the river, via the I-205 bridge.
It sounds like the...
Forum: Route Info 02-18-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,219
Posted By hemp22
lots of people do, actually. the route & timing...

lots of people do, actually. the route & timing will depend on where you're starting from in portland
I don't really know, but I'd guess the most frequently used route is to head up through the...
Forum: All About the West Side 01-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,053
Posted By hemp22
Lightbulb try bike gallery

It's still a ways from hillsboro, but try the Bike Gallery Beaverton location.
They list some clinics on their website:
http://www.bikegallery.com/clinics.php (although, all the dates listed are...
Forum: Route Info 12-21-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,228
Posted By hemp22
Springville does go all the way, but it's...

Springville does go all the way, but it's gravel/dirt for a portion of it through Forest Park. If you have cross tires and good lights, you should be fine. nothing like a steep, dark, muddy hill...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,549
Posted By hemp22
yeah, my superflashes did a little better after...

yeah, my superflashes did a little better after putting brand new batteries in them yesterday, but they had still dimmed some by the time i got into work (where it was 8 F).

For a balaclava, I...
Forum: All About the West Side 12-07-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,713
Posted By hemp22
It's great that this is being updated again. ...

It's great that this is being updated again.

Here are my 2 cents:
First - the Beaverton map should be expanded - to the west & to the north - it should at least go out west as far as Tanasbourne....
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,549
Posted By hemp22
1) the batteries in my Superflash tail-lights are...

1) the batteries in my Superflash tail-lights are basically useless after 30 minutes at 20 degrees.
2) Fill your water bottle with warm water if you want to still be able to drink out of it after 30...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By hemp22
Trying not to get too far off topic, I'll just...

Trying not to get too far off topic, I'll just say that I usually take technical gear advice from anyone at REI with a grain of salt. Some REI's do have very knowledgeable people working there, but...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By hemp22
I've used the spray-on version of both soft shell...

I've used the spray-on version of both soft shell ReviveX and hard shell ReviveX.

For an eVent jacket, you definitely want the hard shell version. eVent & Gore-tex are considered hard shells. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By hemp22
One nuance of ORS 811.065 is that the 35mph...

One nuance of ORS 811.065 is that the 35mph exception applies to the speed the driver was travelling, not the speed limit.

I've been on that section of Springville, and I'm pretty sure the limit...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By hemp22
There's no 3-foot rule in Oregon. There IS a...

There's no 3-foot rule in Oregon.

There IS a safe-passing law though. A driver going > 35mph has to leave enough room when passing a cyclist that if the cyclist were to fall over, he/she would...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By hemp22
As the instructions say - one of the keys to...

As the instructions say - one of the keys to keeping up eVent's performance is to wash the garment very frequently. As soon as you get oil, etc onto it, both the breathability & waterproof-ness...
Forum: Route Info 09-22-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By hemp22
I haven't been on the road, but a friend of mine...

I haven't been on the road, but a friend of mine tried to ride up it on his cross bike with slicks on last week.
It's steep and all gravel.
Going uphill, he said there was one spot where it was...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,674
Posted By hemp22
Lots of good advice above, so this is nothing new...

Lots of good advice above, so this is nothing new - just re-iterating what I think are important points:

When learning, practice in a grass field at first - and just keep clipping in & out. Once...
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