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Forum: Report your Close Calls 06-05-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By tao
NE 16th Ave and Sandy Blvd with TriMet Bus

Vehicle ID: 1717
Route number: 20
Date: 06/05/2008
Time: (around) 8:40 am
Location: Intersection of NE 16th Ave. and NE Sandy Blvd.
Travelling Direction: Bus was travelling north bound on NE...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,707
Posted By tao
I have to agree with bonny. I have seen people...

I have to agree with bonny.
I have seen people on geared bikes doing things you described. Fixie should not be the factor of their behavior.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By tao
Sorry about the bad English. Regarding the stop...

Sorry about the bad English. Regarding the stop sign, I meant the one on the ramp and the action meant what I did when driving a car to get on the bridge from Naito.

I rode through there from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By tao
Brock - I was talking about riding in the bike...

Brock - I was talking about riding in the bike lane trying to get on the sidewalk of the bridge via the dotted line (Where a truck is merging into the bridge in the picture).

I always ride slowly...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By tao
Different Perspective

Not mean to crash the party. However, since the guy shows up several year back, I found it easier to cross the on-ramp from the Madison St.

In the past, almost always (when I past there anyway),...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By tao
Greeting downtown vs. outskirt

My commute is from Vancouver to downtown Portland via the I205 bridge. I notice that riders greet each other by waving or nodding outside of the downtown area. While in downtown Portland, the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 189,470
Posted By tao
Where did you park your car? Have you try the...

Where did you park your car? Have you try the spaces next to the old CompUSA or the old BestBuy building?
Just a thought.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,840
Posted By tao
I did not mean to offend anyone. It was just my...

I did not mean to offend anyone. It was just my experience. The 4mph is an assumption, did not try be to very scientific. As the matter of fact, that's probably how fast I jog.

In terms of how...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,840
Posted By tao
Just want to share my experience that happened...

Just want to share my experience that happened several years ago, and remind everybody to slow down on the MUP when pedestrians are there.

I did what Duncan did after riding on the Springwater...
Forum: Tips & Advice 03-12-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,606
Posted By tao
Bell fits drop bar?

Have been trying to find a bell that fits the drop bar with not much luck. If you have one, which one do you have? How do you set it up, so that it is easily accessible from the hood?


I've...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By tao
Welcome. Hope you enjoy the forums. This is...

Welcome. Hope you enjoy the forums.

This is my 30th post. My status is upgraded. Yeh!
The welcoming is sincere though.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By tao
With the requirement of elevation, it probably...

With the requirement of elevation, it probably will exceed your $100 budget. As mentioned in my previous post, I am itching for one that shows the elevation/gradient. However, I do know Vetta V100A...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-14-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By tao
Cadence means the number of revolutions per...

Cadence means the number of revolutions per minute of the pedal stroke.

For me I use the cadence to decide whether I need to shift to different gears. 85 - 95 rpm is the most comfortable range for...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-13-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,148
Posted By tao
It will help if you stated your budget, what kind...

It will help if you stated your budget, what kind of functions your are looking for, what will you used it for.

The major cycle computer functions include (not limited to): speed, cadence,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,168
Posted By tao
The unique feature of the pedals from Speedplay...

The unique feature of the pedals from Speedplay is the free float. Most people refer that to the feeling of "walking on ice". I had SPD before switching to the Speedplay pedals. It took me a while to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,999
Posted By tao
This was my second and my wife's first BP. I am...

This was my second and my wife's first BP. I am not going to bore everyone with the bottle neck/bridge walk (with your bike) thingy.

The high light of our ride was a guy riding a 12-inch-weel...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By tao
The web address (URL) was copied from the the...

The web address (URL) was copied from the the Giant web site when I search the FCR model. Obviously, Giant is trying to up sell their top model of the line, the FCR1w. It's their marketing strategy....
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-03-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,792
Posted By tao
Check the Giant FCRw out to see whether your...

Check the Giant FCRw out to see whether your friend like it. It is a hybrid (flat bar with road geometry and some moutain bike components). It works well for my wife. Here's the link to the Giant...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,357
Posted By tao
Well said, I hope I can see this happen in my...

Well said, I hope I can see this happen in my life time in Portland. I am going to wear my helmet for now.

Stay safe everyone.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By tao
Congrats. Hope you resolve the bike issue soon.

Congrats. Hope you resolve the bike issue soon.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,935
Posted By tao
Bummer. There are short tempered motorists...

Bummer.

There are short tempered motorists and cyclists. I guess some pedestrian is short tempered, too. What the lady did was totally rude.

I find bell works best with pedestrians. I say thank...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,581
Posted By tao
Unhappy Thanks for the info, lynnef. Darn, I am too old...

Thanks for the info, lynnef.
Darn, I am too old to become one. :(
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-18-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,009
Posted By tao
I got flat tire frequently on my Tandem with the...

I got flat tire frequently on my Tandem with the orignal brand. Since I put on a set of Schwalbe Marathons two years ago, I never had a single flat. :)
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-18-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By tao
Be cautious on the fourth

I agree with jami regarding the fourth. One time, a pickup cut me off turning right to the middle lane of the fourth then turn into the garage right away. I was traveling around 20mph (downhill) and...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 04-10-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By tao
Glad you are okay. I hate those turning without...

Glad you are okay. I hate those turning without signaling, while driving or biking. According to my own observation, about 30% of the drivers do not signal when turning or changing lanes.

Note to...
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