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Forum: Route Info 02-02-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,245
Posted By SewCrates
Sure. Here's the route: ...

Sure. Here's the route:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3997788
And here's a cell phone camera shot of the falls:
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee205/johnny5salive/CAM00100.jpg
Forum: Route Info 02-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,245
Posted By SewCrates
Bike hazard on the road to University Falls

I had the pleasure of riding to University Falls yesterday but wanted to share a warning to any other bikers who might seek out this serene destination. After turning off of the Wilson River Highway...
Forum: Route Info 02-18-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,694
Posted By SewCrates
Just a little update to anyone who might be...

Just a little update to anyone who might be interested. I was out on the HCRH last weekend, and while construction was still ongoing at Crown Point, the road is open. Immediately after some...
Forum: Route Info 01-25-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 23,622
Posted By SewCrates
Summer Touring Plans

:DI've been thinking about warmer weather plans for 2013. I'm gearing up for some light touring and want to explore some new places. I've put together a tentative route here:
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51,941
Posted By SewCrates
I have no problem with large groups, unless...

I have no problem with large groups, unless they're surly drunks or punk teenagers. if it's a large group I can ring my bell and easily alert them of my approach. More difficult are the people (like...
Forum: Route Info 08-03-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,694
Posted By SewCrates
Historic Columbia River Highway Detour

I've never been on Alex Barr or Palmar Mill rd. Which is less scary for 700x25 tires? Is taking I-84 East from Corbett a reasonable possibility?
Thanks
-Sew
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By SewCrates
Thank goodness for the public restrooms at Bridal...

Thank goodness for the public restrooms at Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead and Multnomah Falls Lodge! Not so helpful if you're going up Larch Mountain rd though...
Forum: Route Info 06-08-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,002
Posted By SewCrates
I read on portlandhikers forum that the gate is...

I read on portlandhikers forum that the gate is now open, FYI
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By SewCrates
Darn. Well, there's also an accordo-sized hole in...

Darn. Well, there's also an accordo-sized hole in my life thanks to some lousy bike thief.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By SewCrates
*sniff sniff* Did someone find my partner's red...

*sniff sniff* Did someone find my partner's red Centurion Accordo singlespeed semi-conversion? or strange coincidence?
Forum: Route Info 04-21-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,117
Posted By SewCrates
Tell me about it! I wouldn't have know about it...

Tell me about it! I wouldn't have know about it if it weren't for Bikeportland.org


Just like the I-84 path, I was stunned when I found out I'd been living so close to a nice bike path I'd never...
Forum: Route Info 04-18-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,117
Posted By SewCrates
I rode several nicely paved miles of it, but I...

I rode several nicely paved miles of it, but I had to dismount at several intersections that were incomplete, with gravel and general roughness. I'm mostly wondering if all of those rough...
Forum: Route Info 04-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,117
Posted By SewCrates
Trolley Trail?

Anyone know the current condition of Trolley Trail? I rode along some of it a few months ago and, while beautiful, it had a lot of unfinished intersections. I never read any news about it opening or...
Forum: Newbie Forum 12-07-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 177
Sticky: Who rides what?
Views: 238,635
Posted By SewCrates
Long Term Lurker

I lurk on these forums regularly. I can be seen almost daily creeping across SE Portland from my home in Lents to my work in Hollywood. 99% of the time I'm riding this:
...
Forum: Route Info 08-04-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,350
Posted By SewCrates
Hooray for Springwater!

Yes, at 267th Springwater runs out of spring and turns into a dirt trail. Telford road runs parallel to it for a bit. I've never gone down the trail beyond Boring, but scenic downtown Boring can be...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 05-11-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,071
Posted By SewCrates
Exclamation Close calls of a newbie

I moved to Portland last August car-free and just wanted to share my experiences with close calls since that time. I take the Max on occasion, I've ridden the bus once, but otherwise I bike...
Forum: Route Info 04-10-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,717
Posted By SewCrates
Question Boring to Detroit

I'm very interested in a two-day adventure to Detroit and back in the next few weeks and was just looking for people's experiences on the route [224]. I saw some nice praise for the scenery at "the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,319
Posted By SewCrates
Question Need Advice for Next Addition

I've been rolling around town with a big heavy Giant Boulder and I'm ready to invest a small amount of money in a peppy new bike. I'm trying to decide on my budget if I want to go used, start...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By SewCrates
There and back again

Well I appreciate the feedback and just wanted to follow up with the outcome.


I set out at 6am revved up and feeling great. Never had Springwater Corridor more to myself, it was wonderful. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By SewCrates
Question Portland to Mt Hood

I only recently moved to Portland and am still getting acquainted with the landscape. I commute about 7 miles one-way to work each day from far SE of downtown and have used my bike as sole means of...
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