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Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 476,727
Posted By OnTheRoad
A four-person tall bike from the olden days

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I hope they don't have to stop.
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 476,727
Posted By OnTheRoad
Bicycle ambulance

A red cross cargo bike.

http://bikeportland.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=202&d=1332524545
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,131
Posted By OnTheRoad
The old 60/40 jackets were quite water repellent...

The old 60/40 jackets were quite water repellent despite being 60% cotton. The cotton fibers would expand slightly when wet, tightening up the pores in the fabric.

I've always been a bit hesitant...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 428,402
Posted By OnTheRoad
Angry NB Barbur at Lowell left hook

I too ride this stretch of Barbur, but usually in the afternoon about 4:30.

Many people make this illegal left turn at Lowell. I've seen 2 cars make the same turn one right after the other. They...
Forum: Route Info 08-05-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,220
Posted By OnTheRoad
That sidewalk is considered a multi-use pathway...

That sidewalk is considered a multi-use pathway for bikes and walkers.

I always thought the "bikes stay left" was intended to keep bikes away from pedestrians stepping off the stairway in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,026
Posted By OnTheRoad
If you click on the "Find a dealer" link you can...

If you click on the "Find a dealer" link you can plug in a zip code. Entering a Portland zipcode returned a bunch of stores in Victoria and near Vancouver, BC.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,144
Posted By OnTheRoad
Riding after brief hiatus

I usually ride year-round, but there have been some years where I've taken a few weeks rain hiatus.

Then when I start riding again, I always find myself a bit spooked by realizing how dangerous...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 360,208
Posted By OnTheRoad
How about a weight-mile tax for ALL vehicles? ...

How about a weight-mile tax for ALL vehicles?

Those that cause the most damage to roads (after studded tires are made illegal at the ballot box this year) would be the heaviest trucks.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,546
Posted By OnTheRoad
Maybe they should encourage people to bring their...

Maybe they should encourage people to bring their cats to hang out.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,546
Posted By OnTheRoad
The Lucky Lab on NW Quimby is quite a bit like...

The Lucky Lab on NW Quimby is quite a bit like the Hawthorne location, but it has one bike rack located inside the building.

The Apex at SE 12th and Division has many, many beers on tap, the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,279
Posted By OnTheRoad
The prevailing winds

Ditto what K'Tesh said.

A number of years ago, I rode south along the Oregon and Calif. coasts. Somewhere in northern California, I met a guy who was pedaling north and he was struggling. Said he...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,461
Posted By OnTheRoad
Some other pluses and minuses often for the...

Some other pluses and minuses often for the same facility:

Apex pub Plus: plenty of parking, good maneuvering room. Minus: Wavy-style racks, open to the elements.

Lucky Lab - Quimby Plus:...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By OnTheRoad
Proposing a corollary question to if you don't...

Proposing a corollary question to if you don't use lights at night.

Why do you wear black or dark clothes at night?

The two watchwords I've used to keep me safe cycling are Visibility and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-26-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By OnTheRoad
handlebar bag

The one I have is Topeak. Here's a link to it on REI website.

http://www.rei.com/product/735854

It is not camera-specific. I wish it were bigger, but makes a pretty good camera bag, even off...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By OnTheRoad
Depending on what kind of mount they have, some...

Depending on what kind of mount they have, some handlebar bags have quite a bit of shock absorption. They cushion more than a trunk rack mounted on a rear carrier, but maybe similar to a pannier as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,086
Posted By OnTheRoad
Michelin makes a fat city cruiser tire Michelin...

Michelin makes a fat city cruiser tire Michelin City Trekking. 26 x 1.4/1.85. I think they also make a metric version of the same.

It has a puncture-resistant liner (not kevlar but similar).
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,086
Posted By OnTheRoad
I am on my third set of Specialized Armadillos...

I am on my third set of Specialized Armadillos (kevlar lined) in about 5 years.

I've only had one flat tire with them in that entire time, and that was because I hit a nail that the Kevlar...
Forum: Route Info 09-13-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,683
Posted By OnTheRoad
Cycle Oregon Routes thru the years

Anyone know of a website that shows the CO routes over the years? I found one http://www.cyclingsite.com/history/ but it only had from years 12-15.
Forum: Route Info 09-02-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,610
Posted By OnTheRoad
Actually the rule for cars is NOT who arrives...

Actually the rule for cars is NOT who arrives first. It is the person on the right, no matter when they arrive.

From Oregon Revised Statutes: (emphasis mine)
811.275
Failure to yield right...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By OnTheRoad
So did the Hawthorne, before they put metal...

So did the Hawthorne, before they put metal plates on it. Years ago.
Forum: Route Info 08-12-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By OnTheRoad
Shortcut map

Here's the link to the Pedalpalooza Shortcut ride map mentioned above.
...
Forum: Route Info 08-11-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By OnTheRoad
There were Pedalpalooza Rides this year that...

There were Pedalpalooza Rides this year that toured little shortcut trails in both NE and SE.

The guy leading them also had a Google Maps setup showing them. Don't know if you could get a link...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,957
Posted By OnTheRoad
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) gets...

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) gets some.

Did you check out the beneficiaries page?
http://blog.bridgepedal.com/beneficiaries/

It was ironic some years ago when Providence Hospital...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By OnTheRoad
Hell, yeah. Also puts you in a good line sort...

Hell, yeah. Also puts you in a good line sort of the middle of the "bike lane."

Remember, before they refurbished the bridge and widened it, that the lift part sidewalk was wooden slats? Kind of...
Forum: Newbie Forum 07-08-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,205
Posted By OnTheRoad
I don't know the legal ins-and-outs of multi-use...

I don't know the legal ins-and-outs of multi-use paths, but my own take on them when they cross a street is that bikes must stop or slow down.

If an auto driver stops to allow you to cross, I...
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