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Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 43,711
Posted By ME 2
I read this story earlier today and thought how...

I read this story earlier today and thought how rich it is to criticize bike\ped facilities for taking up too much space when the Oregonian also recently published a story about a woman on a reverse...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,675
Posted By ME 2
I ride a single speed with skinny road bike...

I ride a single speed with skinny road bike tires. It usually makes me more cautious but I was surprised at how easily I slid into those tracks
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,675
Posted By ME 2
I guess so and I've been riding here for 12.5...

I guess so and I've been riding here for 12.5 years.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-14-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,675
Posted By ME 2
Light Rail tracks on N Broadway

I never thought it would happen to me. I know all about the issue of the street car tracks and how important it is to hit them as perpendicular as possible. Still I was in the far left lane 1 block...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By ME 2
students suspended for biking to school

It was part of a senior prank, but pretty ridiculous over reaction by drivers and the principal.

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2012/students-suspended-for-biking-to-school/
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Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By ME 2
That felt good

I couldn't help myself, but I thoroughly enjoyed telling the telemarketer for the Oregonian that the reason why I'll never subscribe is I strongly object to their biased coverage on bikes.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By ME 2
Its been this way for about a month now. The City...

Its been this way for about a month now. The City had signs that it was closed because they were working on it, but there seems to be no more rhyme or reason to it.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ME 2
Thanks for your feedback. I checked the rim and...

Thanks for your feedback. I checked the rim and fortunately it is crack free and in good shape. I also checked to make sure the tension was consistent and that I didn't overtighten.

I damaged some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ME 2
Spokes question\help

Hey there I'm looking for some mechanical advice. I noticed a couple of spokes loose on my rear wheel. I tightened them, made sure the wheel was true and rode off. Next day I double check and the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,019
Posted By ME 2
That's spot on. Just a couple of weeks ago I was...

That's spot on. Just a couple of weeks ago I was riding home up N Williams when I saw a bunch of broken glass in the bike lane. I had plenty of time before reaching it to merge into the left car lane...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,267
Posted By ME 2
I'd suggest buying a bell. I used to do the "On...

I'd suggest buying a bell. I used to do the "On your left" shout out for years, but it only really served to startle people. I amazed at the increase in compliance when I use my bell. In fact, I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,830
Posted By ME 2
I share your grumbles. Same thing happened to me...

I share your grumbles. Same thing happened to me on N Vancouver. I was at the stop light on my bike behind another cyclist who was texting. When the light turned green he pushed forward and almost...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,801
Posted By ME 2
The HR value of supporting biking

This is a great story focussing on a couple of businesses in Canada that go above and beyond in supporting their bike commuting employees. I particularly love this quote below. Too bad most...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,069
Posted By ME 2
My Canadian upbringing taught me not to say hello...

My Canadian upbringing taught me not to say hello to American cyclists because they have monkey parts.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,387
Posted By ME 2
Car drives through Brazilian critical mass event

This is a bit disturbing video, but a driver drove through a bunch of cyclists on a critical mass ride in Brazilian promoting bikes as a viable means of transportation.
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Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,800
Posted By ME 2
bike parking at the Rose Garden

Hey All,

I'm going to the Blazers - Kincks game tomorrow night and plan on riding my bike there. Can anyone tell me where the bike parking racks at the Rose Garden are located?
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,707
Posted By ME 2
The cold\rain gear question is generally one that...

The cold\rain gear question is generally one that depends on personal preference and willingness to pay. I'm pretty warm when I ride so most winter\wet days I'm fine with a riding cap under my...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,244
Posted By ME 2
Helmet recycling

I crashed mountain biking this weekend. I came away unscathed, but my helmet made the ultimate sacrifice cracked in a few places while protecting my noggin like a champ. Does anyone know if you can...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By ME 2
Who pays their fair share

The Vancouver Sun in BC did this great story and concluded what many of his already know about how city roads are funded. I sure wish someone in our local media had the guts do a story like this. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By ME 2
Thanks Hemp, I realized after scoping it out last...

Thanks Hemp, I realized after scoping it out last night, that it makes so much more sense to buy a new bike. If I factor in the price of buying a Kona Dew with discs and the money I'll make selling...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By ME 2
My bike is several years old, but there are...

My bike is several years old, but there are eyelits so I can install them. I have them (and love them) on my off road mountain bike. Any advice on brand and shop to get them from?
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By ME 2
Advice on Rims

Hey folks, I commute 50 miles a week on a several old mountain bike with V brakes. Because I have a pretty hilly commute I need to use my brakes a lot. As a result, I've been replacing both of my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By ME 2
It may not be in that story, but there were...

It may not be in that story, but there were eyewitness accounts that Bryant made contact with Sheppard's bike. I don't condone Sheppard's actions, but using a car to make physical contact is a pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By ME 2
Spiffy this story describes what witnesses to...

Spiffy this story describes what witnesses to event saw. After learning more about the facts I agree that Bryant was not likely to be convicted of the murder charges and there is enough evidence to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By ME 2
WSBob. You're correct that it is not Bryant's...

WSBob. You're correct that it is not Bryant's car. The incident with Bryant took place at around 10 PM in the evening. I do recall the police's decision last year to press charges was based on the...
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