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Forum: Report your Close Calls 07-02-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,185
Posted By eagerdrone
Possibly related?

Not sure if I remember correctly, but this last Sunday, June 29th around 3PM(?) a scroungy looking young guy (17-early 20's) was trying to high-five all the bicyclists on the Hawthorne. White kid,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,830
Posted By eagerdrone
Ask other passengers for help before approaching.

I think it's strange that nobody backed up the woman who was reported to be trying to defend the older woman. I wonder if the woman had stated her disgust to those sitting near her before she acted...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 06-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,030
Posted By eagerdrone
When TriMet attacks?

June 11, 2008 at approximetely 6:45 Trimet bus near Bus stop on Hawthorne Eastbound overpass, a Trimet bus lumbers into the Bus Only lane at approx 25 mph then begins to slow. At least 4 cyclists (I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By eagerdrone
Food/firewood for homeless?

It's good to know that those cats are fixed, for a number of years I thought the little kitties were being farmed by the homeless around that area as a source of food. Grotesque?

Perhaps lack of...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-19-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,915
Posted By eagerdrone
Police didn't even ask if you were alright?

Glad to hear you are alright. did you get the driver's name, license #, insurance info? If there is damage to your bike and/or injury to yourself, you should file an accident report.

How did...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,831
Posted By eagerdrone
Yelling seems effective

At least for me, just a loud "HEY," and drivers perk up along with all the pedestrians in the area (potential witnesses?). Works well downtown where speeds are slower and vehicles in close...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-10-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,400
Posted By eagerdrone
stay right

I always stop at the roundabout in Ladds on the commute home from work, often there is a string of cyclists commutting this same route. Because few other cyclists do stop (or even slow down) at the...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-09-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,532
Posted By eagerdrone
Inconsistent Police practice

With all the recent bike accidents where driver has not been cited, K'tesh has a curious experience.

K'Tesh writes:

His quote, as he was handed his ticket...(Drumroll please)... "I just didn't...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-25-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,421
Posted By eagerdrone
Improvement needed

I've noticed my signal visibility is dependent on what's going on around me. More often than not, I'm not signalling at all, because nobody is there to see it. when I do signal, I've also noticed...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 10-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,642
Posted By eagerdrone
typical jerk

Cream or beige Volvo sedan (Oregon plates 564 BSY) typical jerk driver, menacing cyclist, cut-off bicyclist to park in front of 3925 SE 48th. Sign in yard reads, "STOP 49." I couldn't see if it was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,041
Posted By eagerdrone
My Experience of Pollution

In my expereince In order of lung annoyance:
Diesel exhaust is by far the worst, most noticeable when I'm waiting at a light behind a truck/bus. The smaller busses often used for handicap riders...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 10-05-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By eagerdrone
Is that a bus on your shoulder?

I was threatened by a bus (bus 1421) this morning. I was heading westbound on Madison (approx. 7:40 AM). I was in the blue bike lane, waiting behind a different bus that was merging into traffic...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-28-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By eagerdrone
Girls that Spit...

Are girls that Rock!
I like blowing kisses to unseemly drivers, or flashing the peace sign.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-28-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,644
Posted By eagerdrone
To stop is good

Thanks for stopping. I often am coming down the other direction, with cyclists on my ass because I go slow e,ver since I came upon across a bloody crash one morning (cyclist whacked a ped). Once...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-28-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By eagerdrone
Welcome

Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope your knee is alright.

The first time I was hit was when I was 10, on my way home from school. A Gresham police car turned into me.

The only other...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 09-14-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By eagerdrone
I'd have considered calling the police.

Let the dispatcher know what was going on, the license plate #, etc...

Then I probably would have gone down to see what the commotion was all about. Or if I had a cell, I'd have done both. And...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-13-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,062
Posted By eagerdrone
testing saddles

Is there a bike shop in town where a guy can test out a saddle without buying, like get it installed and use it for a couple weeks? Or a shop that is willing to offer a return if I purchase a seat...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By eagerdrone
Ideas...

It sounds like for some of us, the issue is still unresolved. Just because it seems to be over for now, the issue will come up again, this is inevitable. I think it's important to recognize the...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-21-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,112
Posted By eagerdrone
Ideas?

Actual working solutions to a problem, that's a tough one. I normally just like to complain...

Here's some half-baked ideas:

*Educational signage along bike routes, pictures and words.
...
Forum: Route Info 08-21-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,007
Posted By eagerdrone
great info

Thanks all, I tried the first route up and over Tabor, got a little off track in spots but generally stuck to the route. Sometimes I seek out Tabor, other times I avoid, so the Clinton route I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By eagerdrone
Other spaces

Don't forget all the other spaces dedicated to supporting car use, namely huge oil tankers, endless roads, junk yards, repair shops, gas stations, Oil drilling facilities, strip mining operations to...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-14-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,112
Posted By eagerdrone
Wrong Way dude on Hawthorne Bridge.

Monday, August 14th, 7AM.
I was headed westbound on Hawthorne overpass. At the bottom of the hill, just after where the East Bank Esplanade users merge with Hawthorne bridge traffic. I'm...
Forum: Route Info 08-10-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,007
Posted By eagerdrone
Downtown PTLD to Gresham Route

I'm looking for a good route to Gresham. The Springwater Corridor trail is extremely uncomfortable at any productive speed on my road bike. It's like riding over miles of paved over tree roots. ...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 06-08-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,490
Posted By eagerdrone
Local News about Bikes vs. Evildoers

Wumpus,

There was a story on Faux news 12 last night about some teenagers in The Couv harrasing a group of cyclists. The reporter interviewed some of the cyclists who described the incident. In...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 05-16-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,731
Posted By eagerdrone
A common affliction

Ya know when I was a kid and my family would take the old (new then) Ford Pinto down HWY 101 to visit Grandma & Grandpa in California every summer, my mom would always remark about the long lines of...
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