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Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,774
Posted By specialed
Local discussion group for bike camping!

Hey folks,

Just wanted to get the word out about Cycle Wild's new discussion group at

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/cwdiscussion

This is a place to talk about anything...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 10-22-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,120
Posted By specialed
Ok, one last update. Looks like we'll be...

Ok, one last update. Looks like we'll be charging $2 at the start to cover insurance. Almost free!
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 10-21-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,120
Posted By specialed
Thanks for catching that. It's Saturday November...

Thanks for catching that. It's Saturday November 5th.

Right, the vegan sausage happens at Snoozeville corner (about half way). We don't want to up stage the Verboort fest.

Ed
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 10-21-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,120
Posted By specialed
Saturday November 5th -- Verboort Sausage Populaire

You are most cordially invited on a free, self-supported bike ride through
Washington County starting in Forest Grove and ending at Verboort. Total ride
distance is 100km / 65 miles.

To...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,873
Posted By specialed
Ten miles per hour is plenty fast enough for the...

Ten miles per hour is plenty fast enough for the Hawthorne bridge sidewalk.

If you want to go faster, use the outside lane on the deck or another less crowded bridge. Please don't yell at me for...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 02-08-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,597
Posted By specialed
An nearby route to practice climbing would be to...

An nearby route to practice climbing would be to go out to the Columbia gorge historic highway and climb Larch Mountain. This time of year you may have to stop when you hit snow. Bring warm...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-11-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By specialed
Nothing special, but I've become a fan of wider...

Nothing special, but I've become a fan of wider drops with cork tape overlapping so its slightly thicker, and oriented so that you can pretty much put your hands on any part of the bar & they'll feel...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By specialed
Hello Cruizer, The reason most of the trips...

Hello Cruizer,

The reason most of the trips are overnight is that many people only have weekends off (assuming they work M-F).

We have had trips in the past where a few people would take Friday...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-30-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,492
Posted By specialed
Also consider a Wald front basket or porteur...

Also consider a Wald front basket or porteur style front rack, many of these do not require any eyelets since they mount on the front axle and handlebars. Then you just throw your backpack in the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-20-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,484
Posted By specialed
Sun M13II and Salsa Gordo are strong, inexpensive...

Sun M13II and Salsa Gordo are strong, inexpensive rims. With 36 spokes you should be set. It's not a bad idea to have the shop double-check the wheels after 30 days or couple hundred miles.
...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,915
Posted By specialed
If you cut off cheap rain pants just below the...

If you cut off cheap rain pants just below the knee they will breathe much better and still keep the majority of rain off. And they're easier to put on and won't get caught in your chain.
Forum: Bikepool Connections 10-13-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,486
Posted By specialed
I guess the point I'm trying to make is that it...

I guess the point I'm trying to make is that it *isn't* dangerous and I have *never* experienced road rage while riding on MLK.

As mentioned by others -- the large number of lanes, good sight...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By specialed
The cheap way is to get wool or poly clothes from...

The cheap way is to get wool or poly clothes from andy & bax or next adventure. They're both in Portland on SE Grand near Stark. Waterproof jackets for less than $30, wool socks and you're ready to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,068
Posted By specialed
Well, thank God you're not driving.

Well, thank God you're not driving.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,072
Posted By specialed
Peejay, Respectfully, I always ride on the...

Peejay,

Respectfully, I always ride on the left on the hawthorne bridge to avoid weaving back and forth or crowding pedestrians. If you feel you can pass me safely on the right that's OK.
...
Forum: Family Riding 08-18-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,249
Posted By specialed
I think the best option is Stub Stewart north of...

I think the best option is Stub Stewart north of Banks. You can ride from the end of the MAX in Hillsboro. Much of the route is on the Banks-Vernonia rail-trail. ...
Forum: Bikepool Connections 08-17-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,486
Posted By specialed
I've ridden down MLK a number of times heading...

I've ridden down MLK a number of times heading south and have never had a problem keeping up with traffic, due to the downhill.

Where there are two lanes the traffic lights are timed slower,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By specialed
I think it depends on the driver. If you can fit...

I think it depends on the driver. If you can fit the bike and trailer on the max so that it doesn't get in peoples way they probably won't mind. Make sure the return trip is at a slow time as well!...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-11-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By specialed
On the Amtrak Cascades (from here to Seattle) the...

On the Amtrak Cascades (from here to Seattle) the bikes hang vertically from the front wheel, so I don't think an xtracycle would fit that way. You might be able to check it in a box.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By specialed
I find that just smiling and waving them on works...

I find that just smiling and waving them on works 90% of the time.

Just make sure there's no one behind you who was counting on that car staying stopped!
Forum: Route Info 04-21-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By specialed
Milo McIver this weekend!

There's a group of people going to Milo McIver near Estacada this weekend.

I think the closest park to Portland is Oxbow Regional park in Gresham, which is around 12 miles from the max station,...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,139
Posted By specialed
Exclamation alder street

About 7pm on saturday. Coming down alder into downtown.

Stopped in the right lane at the light at 15th or 16th. I'm going straight and
the bike lane ends in several blocks. The left lane is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,636
Posted By specialed
I usually merge left into the car lane and then...

I usually merge left into the car lane and then back to the right when its clear.

It feels safer because you avoid the sharp turn and its hard to see if a car is coming down the ramp, and there's...
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