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Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234,465
Posted By Bent Bloke
Yeah, I don't know why. Can't be because of...

Yeah, I don't know why. Can't be because of weather. Maybe they want it to coincide the with the 50th anniversary of Pres. Kennedy's assassination? (Man, that makes me feel old!)
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234,465
Posted By Bent Bloke
Smile Paving completed, trail still closed for finishing touches.

I haven't been out to the Rugg Road section since a few weeks ago, but noticed the update on the link that DaveT posted (thanks for that, btw) that the paving is now complete. The trail remains...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234,465
Posted By Bent Bloke
Final segment of Springwater Trail finally getting paved!

I was out on the Springwater Trail this weekend, and work is currently underway on the final couple of miles to Boring. The trail has been graded and new gravel is going down. A couple of weeks ago I...
Forum: Route Info 06-13-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,277
Posted By Bent Bloke
When I rode up from the west side about <cough>...

When I rode up from the west side about <cough> 30 years ago, we parked at Alder Springs Camp on 242, where the gate is. It's a public campground.
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,738
Posted By Bent Bloke
How about a steering tube extender?

I also have back issues (arthritis) and need to ride in a more upright position than my road bike offered in its stock configuration. My LBS installed a steering tube extender and spacers, plus a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,464
Posted By Bent Bloke
I think I have the Deltas. Looks the same. I...

I think I have the Deltas. Looks the same. I haven't had my wheels stolen yet, but don't often lock up outside. I got them at Clever Cycles when I had a dynamo wheel built.
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-24-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,566
Posted By Bent Bloke
Breezer Uptown Infinity? ...

Breezer Uptown Infinity?

http://clevercycles.com/blog/products/bicycles/city-bikes/breezer/#_
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bent Bloke
Is it Flintstone powered, or does he turn the...

Is it Flintstone powered, or does he turn the crank with his you-know-what?
Forum: Newbie Forum 05-01-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,352
Posted By Bent Bloke
Same here. Then I noticed it didn't creak when I...

Same here. Then I noticed it didn't creak when I stood on my pedals, only when I was sitting. Loosened seat, wiggled it around to spread the grease on the seat post, re-tightened, no more creaking...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bent Bloke
I read somewhere that it is due to the cameras...

I read somewhere that it is due to the cameras that allow the bridge operator to see if anyone is on the lower ped/bike sidewalk are not functioning. The bridge operator has to be able to tell if the...
Forum: Route Info 08-04-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,412
Posted By Bent Bloke
Springwater is scheduled to be extented

Currently the pavement ends at 267th (aka Rugg Road), with a gravel portion of the trail extending another 2.25 miles into Boring. Use the parallel Telford Rd. to get to Boring if you don't want to...
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 33,034
Posted By Bent Bloke
I think it would be easier to just remove your...

I think it would be easier to just remove your front wheel and take it with you. Like you said, it could still be picked up and carried, but you wouldn't be able to ride it away at all.
Forum: Newbie Forum 05-20-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,793
Posted By Bent Bloke
I ride on patched tubes all the time. Never had a...

I ride on patched tubes all the time. Never had a problem until I get another puncture. Then I just patch it again. So I think you will be fine patching old tubes and using as spares.

I mostly use...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,117
Posted By Bent Bloke
I have a recumbent, but no Hawaiian shirts. I...

I have a recumbent, but no Hawaiian shirts. I have to make do with tie-dye. ;)

(and yes, I have a beard!)
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,495
Posted By Bent Bloke
I've been riding a Trek 7500 Hybrid...

I've been riding a Trek 7500 Hybrid (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/bike_path/hybrid/7500/) for almost 2 years now, with around 7500 -8000 miles on it. It's a terrific commuter bike. The price...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,070
Posted By Bent Bloke
I use a helmet mounted blinky taillight because...

I use a helmet mounted blinky taillight because my generator-powered taillight doesn't blink. And I think the light being higher up stands out better than lights mounted at the same height as car...
Forum: Route Info 02-22-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,408
Posted By Bent Bloke
The path there goes through a wetland. I thought...

The path there goes through a wetland. I thought the pavement treatment was odd there at first, too, but then I realized they used permeable pavers to facilitate water run off. I think they are just...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,921
Posted By Bent Bloke
I had a similar issue with my rear hub making a...

I had a similar issue with my rear hub making a ticking sound. At first it only seemed to happen when I was pedaling, but then it started happening whenever the wheel was turning. It was very...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,250
Posted By Bent Bloke
Prevailing winds may shift with the seasons

My folks had a place on the coast near Florence, and I've spent a lot of time there. The prevailing winds definitely come from the North or Northwest in summer, but they often come from the Southeast...
Forum: Route Info 01-20-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,408
Posted By Bent Bloke
Map of Gresham-Fairview Trail connection with Springwater

This map (http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Portland,+Multnomah,+Oregon&ll=45.490209,-122.46711&spn=0.010289,0.01193&t=h&z=16&lci=bike) shows where the two trails meet, sorta. It's not marked...
Forum: Route Info 01-18-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,408
Posted By Bent Bloke
Thumbs up Yeah, it's nice!

You get a great view of the wetland just north of Powell. I rode it a week ago and didn't see many others using it, mostly pedestrians.

And you're right about it being poorly marked at the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,073
Posted By Bent Bloke
No flats running Bontrager Hardcase tires in...

No flats running Bontrager Hardcase tires in approx 5000 miles. That sold me on them, and I've got a new set to put on (my back tire is getting thin) as soon as I find the time ...
Forum: Route Info 09-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By Bent Bloke
Thanks for that. I always thought (and I feel...

Thanks for that. I always thought (and I feel this is what most people assume) that first to reach the intersection get ROW, and ties go to the vehicle on the right. Interesting that the statute also...
Forum: Route Info 09-02-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By Bent Bloke
I imagine it is like any intersection without...

I imagine it is like any intersection without traffic control: first to arrive has right-of-way. If two bikes arrive at the same time, you must yield to the person on your right. Anyone turning...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,466
Posted By Bent Bloke
Regarding the Hawthorne issue, I've always felt...

Regarding the Hawthorne issue, I've always felt the curb-cut should be moved 6 feet to the east. The problem isn't just the panhandlers (the trumpet guy is a Portland icon), it's that cars trying to...
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