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Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,578
Posted By karlkras
So this cyclist went around a car on the car's...

So this cyclist went around a car on the car's left side and then took a right in front of the car that he/she passed? Wow, that takes some real stupidity.

I'll sometimes take the left side on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By karlkras
Wow, I guess my head has been in the sand the...

Wow, I guess my head has been in the sand the past couple of years. It seemed like just last year I was at the old Portland Coliseum at the bike show. Maybe I'm getting this mixed up with the Hand...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By karlkras
I don't know if I'd necessarily tab Seattle bike...

I don't know if I'd necessarily tab Seattle bike unfriendly. Heck, back in the day (mid 80s-90s) they were a model cycling mecca that other US cities were hoping to use as a model, but they have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By karlkras
What happened to the Portland Bike Expo?

So it came as news to me that there is no Portland Bike show this year. Maybe I had my head in the sand at this announcement, but can someone point me to the information behind this decision? I'm...
Forum: Route Info 07-07-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,719
Posted By karlkras
Bike route from NE to SW Lucky Lab?

Looking to get over to the Lucky Lab Public House over on 7675 SW Capitol Hwy
this evening for an STP volunteer pizza party. Can someone recommend a reasonable bike route for getting there?
thanks,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,195
Posted By karlkras
Good Karma goes a long way.

... do onto others ...
But also, make sure you can take care of yourself too. I've never trusted those cartridge air pump things, but I'm an old school grump.
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-27-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,812
Posted By karlkras
No mention of a "compact crank" ?

<oops, I guess djasonpenney had mentioned it... anyway...>
Funny, a thread like this would go this long without it touched on...
There is a third option...as stated in the title... a Compact setup...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 944
Posted By karlkras
Question Bike Vendor presence @ NAOBF...

... or lack thereof? (NAOBF = http://www.naobf.org/)
I noticed this last year too, and planned on commenting then, but of course that was then.
Out of all of the "Green" vendors at this function,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,314
Posted By karlkras
Bike thefts on TriMet?

A recent local CL ad mentioned that they had their bike "stolen off of trimet". This brought up a question that I've been meaning to ask for some time now, how big a problem is it that bikes are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,099
Posted By karlkras
Frankly Jim E, I must argue that it is not...

Frankly Jim E, I must argue that it is not "completely irrelevent [sic]". Also in the topic is the overall question of safety while navigating through neighborhood/residential areas.
On the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,099
Posted By karlkras
On this issue of 25mph if not posted... does...

On this issue of 25mph if not posted... does anyone else find this to be an excessive speed to be traveling down congested neighborhood streets? Let's be clear here, the "limit" does not mean this is...
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