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Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 39,692
Posted By Greg Raisman
Another glow in the dark bike

Here's one I've not seen before: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/01/glow_in_the_dar.php
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,891
Posted By Greg Raisman
most ever -- for me

2,661 miles on the bike
218 miles walking (year 1 with a dog)
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,230
Posted By Greg Raisman
Stites built it


Cool photo.

Just so you know, Bill Stites built this trike. The one he showed is actually based on the same design. If I recall correctly, the basic trike design is Aaron's, then he and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By Greg Raisman
What was your first cool bike?

Mine was a Schwinn Scrambler that was a less cool than this one:
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman
Response to Tait

Hi Tait:

Coe Circle and the new roundabout on Terwilliger were both designed well. They're just different - again key differences are approach visibility and entry angles. In your most recent...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman

In Louisiana, they call them "Speed Lumps".
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman
Traffic circle DOES NOT EQUAL roundabout

So, it's pretty common for people to confuse traffic circles with roundabouts. The traffic circles that this thread appears to be about are traffic circles that are intended to reduce speed. These...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman
chicanes don't have to pinch

Here's a photo Jonathan took of how Vancouver BC provides a bike cut-through in a chicane to avoid the pinch point.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman
Foster does not have chicanes

I THINK the things you're referring to on Foster are curb extensions. These are used to increase visibility, shorten crossing distance, and reduce turning speeds.

One thing I know is that Foster...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,059
Posted By Greg Raisman
They're not effective

I actually wrote a bit more detailed message, submitted it, then it disappeared. So, here's a quick summary re-write of what I wrote earlier:

Few would argue with the notion that traffic circles...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By Greg Raisman
it's not that difficult.


I agree that it would be great to see these in a lot more places. Also, it's still pretty early in their existance and I think both the design and process will be tweaked some.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By Greg Raisman
it's getting a bit desparate

Hi all:

Since I posted this, I haven't had a response here AND we've lost a couple of mechanics who had signed up. Last minute plea.... PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By Greg Raisman
Homeless Connect needs mechanics

There's a huge event called Homeless Connect that serves Portland's homeless community on September 18th (next Tuesday). There is going to be a booth there to work on people's bikes and the Community...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By Greg Raisman
city code

it's in the City Code, Title 16, section 16.70.320. Check out point E.

16.70.320 Operating Rules

No person may:

A. leave a bicycle so that it obstructs vehicle or pedestrian traffic on a...
Forum: Route Info 07-27-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By Greg Raisman
take I-205

We're neighbors. I've ridden to Vancouver a couple of different ways. I definitely like the I-205 bridge better. It's loud, but straight and the connections to and from it are much easier. Also, it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By Greg Raisman
we're listening.

A couple of things.

First, the class is $30 and the largest class so far has been around 100 people. This $30 fee plus two hours of time in class seems like a much lower impact than the $242...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,555
Posted By Greg Raisman
these politics are sad.

I have to tell you that reading this conversation and other similar debates about helmets makes me sad. Some of you may know that my roommate in grad school was killed on his bike. One block from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,206
Posted By Greg Raisman
Smile Cycling Bliss

I went on a ride with 4 friends this morning. We were riding east on the trail gap on Marine Drive when I saw an 18-wheeler approaching in my rear-view mirror. We were in the bike lane and I gave my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Greg Raisman
82nd Ave Opportunity

82nd Ave is indeed a major concern. Your timing is good as there is a major community effort to make the street much more safe. Kirsty Hall is the lead contact for the project. You can find out a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,356
Posted By Greg Raisman
what about the costs?

Your message starts with you saying that you had to save $1000 to be ready to buy some transportation. You're going to spend more money using the car -- just in gas and oil changes -- than the bike...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By Greg Raisman
More Bike Love

These are some heart warming bike love stories. Enjoy.

Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,802
Posted By Greg Raisman
Recumbents are fast & suprisingly good on hills

I've been riding a recumbent for recreational rides for a year and a half. Before I got one, I never wanted to ride far. The recumbent's comfort and speed have made me into a bike tourer. We did our...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By Greg Raisman
Why I love bicycles

I love bicycles because they make my world better. When I ride one, I know where I am. I breathe it, smell it, and hear it. When Iím out rolling around I run into my friends. This time of year, I...
Forum: Newbie Forum 02-26-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 183
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 278,554
Posted By Greg Raisman
Beth's Beauty

With all the great stories Jonathan's been doing about Tony Pereira, I thought I'd share the gallery of my wife's touring bike that Tony built. He calls it "Beth's Beauty"... I agree.
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,388
Posted By Greg Raisman
count us in

This is a great idea. Beth and I would love to join in on the bike date fun. Here's a couple of ideas: The neighborhood and business associations are currently doing work to get on-street bike...
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