Weekend open thread: Share your bike fun

Sunday. Be there.

Lots of great stuff happening this weekend.

The clouds have cleared up and it looks to be sunny from here on out.

Did anyone do the Midnight Mystery Ride last night?

And I know some of you will be vying for the Single Speed World Championships (qualifying Saturday, main event Sunday). And of course the Cross Crusade continues with stop #6 in Estacada.

I’m definitely not going to miss the Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show on Sunday (check out the cool event poster), and rumor has it there will be an extra-special Zoobomb that night too.

Feel free to tell us your plans and share your weekend adventures in the comments below…

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gabriel amadeus
16 years ago

w00t! just got back from the MMR, now I need to recoup for sunday… and get my bikes ready!

peejay
peejay
16 years ago

team subtle rocks!

Rickey
Rickey
16 years ago

What happened to the rain. I wanted to test my new rain gear. Instead enjoyed a nice loop out to Forest Grove. Lunch at Maggies, before heading back. All I could think about was how lucky I am to live here. I was amazed at some of the drivers that passed me honking and waving.

Joe
Joe
16 years ago

wow another great riding weekend..
rain or shine :)put my fenders on and the rain goes away.. i like this…

found myself alittle short track in a park doing,, sessions..

have fun
Joe

Steve
Steve
16 years ago

I just got back (to work) from the OBCA show and wow, was I impressed by the turnout. They are going to need a larger venue next year for sure. I have submitted my ten-year anniversary present request to my wife and am now going to anxiously await my new Jeff Jones 29er frame.
Congrats to all the vendors on a seemingly successful show!!

Cecil
16 years ago

The bike show was PACKED when I got there at about 1:30. So many pretty bikes to look at – I was careful to keep my drool off the frames . . .

Joe
Joe
16 years ago

great show,, beer chips topped it off 🙂

Thanks,
Joe

Donna
Donna
16 years ago

The bike show was fantastic! I\’m definitely ready for NAHBS in February.

Barbara Kilts
Barbara Kilts
16 years ago

What a fabulous turn-out at the bike show! I dragged my husband and son out on this gorgeous fall day – walked to the MAX, rode up to Washington Park stop with a car-load of ZooBombers and followed the hoards heading to the show. What a treat to see the array of talent building ridable art. Never been much interested in mountain bikes but those Jones frames would make a convert out of me – simply stunning! The variety of rides including work bikes, folders, recumbents, road, touring, cruisers and mountain is totally sweet. Way to go, guys AND gals!

beth h
16 years ago

I came, I saw, I got a headache.
The amount of bike beauty in the room was staggering.

Here\’s my report on the OBCA show:

http://bikelovejones.livejournal.com/59826.html

Not sure how I\’ll do when I go to the national show in February. Maybe bring in some valuim to handle the sensory overload…

Lynne
Lynne
16 years ago

not quite as mileage-intensive as previously. Helped our daughter move into her house. Put a new chain and new blinkie on the Bleriot. Rode over to the Handmade Bike Show – ooooohhh. Pretty bikes! Husband instructed me NOT to come home with another bike, so I bought a cap instead. Did take notes for my next bike, though 🙂

yeahbaby
yeahbaby
16 years ago

The OHBS was great, lot of really hot bike and WAY too many people but we lived through it, I think the beer chips helped!!

rev
rev
16 years ago

zoobomb was hot tonight! we had some ubombers come up from SLC (or was that Colorado?) and Bicycle Bob did 4 runs with us too!

http://www.arcata.com/greenbikes/

hot sheet yo!

chuck
chuck
16 years ago

the bike show was a hoot. it was awesome to be asked to present our bikes next to some really incredibly beautiful handcrafted frames. answering questions all day about mini bikes, and gravity bikes, and cop car doors on wheels really put a smile on my face. thanks to everyone who came to see our creations in the zoobomb corner, and thanks to all of the frame builders who came by and said it was great to see us there. We\’re totally down for round 2 next time, and you best believe we\’ll do it better then. 🙂

Kristen
Kristen
16 years ago

We did about 18 or so miles around the Southern Suburbs of Tigard-Tualatin… the trees are still lovely, and we had zero problems with cars. Beautiful day Saturday!

scott
scott
16 years ago

What was the midnight mystery ride?

tonyt
tonyt
16 years ago

Ripping nightride through Forest Park on Friday night. Rode out to the SS qualifier on Saturday and then rode out again for the race on Sunday. Beautiful rides and the race was SSUPER fun!

Raucous spectators crowding the hill climb made it insane fun. Middle of the pack never felt so good.

Really wish I could have made the bike show.

Crazy headwinds for the ride in this morning. I\’m pooped.

anne
anne
16 years ago

Loved the hammered metal fenders that a lot of builders were showing. Anyone have any info on those?

Also, no offense to Bill, but what was Davidson Cycles doing there? He builds a great machine, but he\’s Seattle thru-and-thru!

SkidMark
16 years ago

They are Honjo fenders.

Jeff
Jeff
16 years ago

anne (#18),

Those fenders are Honjo Fenders from Japan. Here\’s one source:

http://www.jitensha.com/eng/e_index.html

That company is in Berkeley, CA.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
16 years ago

Saturday my daughter and I enjoyed downtown on a bike in what might have been the most beautiful day all year.

And Sunday I was amazed at the bike show.

Here\’s a sneak peek at my photos – I\’m working on the write up now…

SkidMark
16 years ago

They can be had locally, no need to mail-order. Veloshop has had them in the past. Support your LBS!

wyatt
wyatt
16 years ago

Bike Central has/can get those fenders as well.

rev
rev
16 years ago

re: Bill Davidson, I tried to bust his balls on that \”locals only\” trip. He was chill and acknowledged that it was a tip of the hat to guys who spent 10-20 years building bikes at a loss. I like him.

Thanks Andy!

Austin Ramsland
16 years ago

Re: re: Bill Davidson

He mentioned to me that they tried to have this show 30 years ago but that barely anyone showed up!

anne
anne
16 years ago

I don\’t mean any disrespect to Bill…I got one of his \”Discovery\” bikes back in \’85 and loved it until it was stolen in \’90. I was just surprised to see one of the flagship Seattle builders at an Oregon show…

Jeff TB
Jeff TB
16 years ago

Went to Estacada this weekend with my daughter. Saturday was awesome. Sunday was over the top!! My daughter can\’t wait for the next race!!

Also re:TonyT in #17
You said..Middle of the pack never felt so good.

Uh, middle of the pack in the WORLD SINGLE SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP.
Dude, you are now WORLD RANKED!!

Lynne
Lynne
16 years ago

a heads-up on the Honjos – they come completely unassembled. You\’ve got to figure out where the holes should go, drill them yourself, etc. So worth it, though! Do yourself a favor and drill holes to mount mudflaps as well.

Lynne
Lynne
16 years ago

Lots of detailed Honjo installation photos here:
Flickr Honjo Fender Group

Pdxmike
Pdxmike
16 years ago

I rode Highway 101 for the first time this weekend. It was a delight! And something I said I\’d never do. Thanks everyone, for helping make me the cyclist I am becoming.

Aaron
Aaron
16 years ago

I had some wonderful schlepping experiences. One of my friends needed help with a nice clean move. So I helped him pick up a washing machine for his house.

Then I saw a great deal on an antique sewing machine. I picked that up in Gresham and got lots of looks hauling an antique down Powell Blvd.