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Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 51,773
Posted By zpl
Totally agree that suburban shopping areas...

Totally agree that suburban shopping areas involve some of the most careless driving actions I typically witness.

Sorry to hear about collission #13 K'Tesh - glad to hear it didn't involve any...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,245
Posted By zpl
Funny, my UK buddy knows more about the area than...

Funny, my UK buddy knows more about the area than I do, and suggested post canyon and syncline! It's a bit further away but still doable.

I haven't been mountain biking in 7 or 8 years, at least....
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,245
Posted By zpl
Mountain biking suggestions near Stevenson, WA / Cascade Locks, OR?

Hello,

I have an event in March over at Skamania Lodge where some co-workers from the UK will be visiting, and they'll be arriving the weekend before the conference. They are really into mountain...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,433
Posted By zpl
Cool, thanks for all the helpful replies. Sounds...

Cool, thanks for all the helpful replies. Sounds like there is a bit of consensus on Finish Line CC being decent, so I will likely give that a try.

Ben, I hear ya on making sure the excess lube is...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-03-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,433
Posted By zpl
"Wet" chain lube suggestions?

Hello,

For years I've used Tri-flow to lube my chain, applying a drop to each link after wiping dirt off the chain when it comes time to re-lube, and wiping off the excess.

This winter I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 51,654
Posted By zpl
Spiffy, this kind of self-righteous attitude is...

Spiffy, this kind of self-righteous attitude is what causes a lot of problems on our roads. I can't disagree with you more.

Scott
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,514
Posted By zpl
I personally think bikes want to get dirty and...

I personally think bikes want to get dirty and become well-worn with scratches. You are honoring your bicycle by allowing this to happen. :D

Seriously, though, if you have shift cables that sit...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,630
Posted By zpl
Just a couple of suggestions - my all time...

Just a couple of suggestions - my all time favorite organized ride was the Crater Lake Century, which I did two years ago:

http://www.craterlakecentury.com

Another one that was really enjoyable...
Forum: Family Riding 07-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167,494
Posted By zpl
I'll be riding the trail on Saturday - really...

I'll be riding the trail on Saturday - really looking forward to it!

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By zpl
Thanks for the responses, I emailed Oregon State...

Thanks for the responses, I emailed Oregon State Parks and received the following response:

The fountain was damaged by an unknown event that resulted in the base being very loose and needing to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By zpl
Portland Women's Forum water fountain gone?

I did a ride out to Crown Point last weekend, and in the past I've used the water bubbler at the Women's Forum viewpoint to refill my bottles. The fountain was gone with a traffic cone on top of...
Forum: Family Riding 05-23-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 167,494
Posted By zpl
I'll be doing this ride this summer, most likely...

I'll be doing this ride this summer, most likely in July.

I just wish I could do the entire out-and-back, but 142 miles would be a bit of a stretch. I'll probably make it a century, though.
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 43,640
Posted By zpl
So I finally got a bike locker downtown. I...

So I finally got a bike locker downtown. I commute into Hillsboro 2x/week, typically driving one day and taking the Max the other. Today I began my new multi-modal commute pattern: bike downtown,...
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 05-06-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By zpl
Tour de Blast (Mount Saint Helens road ride), June 23rd, 2012

Anyone doing this ride?

http://www.tourdeblast.com/

This is a road ride along the North route (Hwy 504) up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount Saint Helens. It starts in Toutle, WA....
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 05-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By zpl
Pioneer Century, June 2nd, 2012

Anyone doing the Pioneer Centruy?

http://www.pwtc.com/pioneer

The ride starts at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, OR.

With routes of 32, 45, 55, 77, and 100 miles, there's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,664
Posted By zpl
Yep: ...

Yep:

http://groups.google.com/group/cyclewild

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By zpl
Damn, I'm going to have to start finishing my...

Damn, I'm going to have to start finishing my rides at the Horse Brass or the Moon and Sixpence now...

Very well done.

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,414
Posted By zpl
Thanks for the replies. I keep my bike indoors...

Thanks for the replies. I keep my bike indoors when not in use, but I've left it out in rainy weather for hours on end a number of times. I noticed the rust immediately after a particularly soggy...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,414
Posted By zpl
Head tube rust - should I care?

I ride a steel bike that's about four years old. I'm starting to see spots of rust on the head tube, right where the paint has been worn away by the shift cable housing.

1. Does this matter?
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,751
Posted By zpl
IMO the traffic patterns around the highways near...

IMO the traffic patterns around the highways near the Willamette are horrendous anywhere near rush hour times. I drive to Hillsboro once per week and don't even bother heading home until close to...
Forum: Route Info 10-16-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,308
Posted By zpl
+1000. I made the trek this weekend and the ride...

+1000. I made the trek this weekend and the ride there and back was amazing. It helped that my wife doesn't ride and she drove the car (with all our camping gear) to the trailhead, so I was able to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,390
Posted By zpl
I've asked a number of people over the past...

I've asked a number of people over the past couple of years what kind of lock they used when their bike was stolen in Portland. So far I have yet to hear of a case where any kind of U-lock has been...
Forum: Route Info 04-17-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,951
Posted By zpl
Maybe someone here has some contacts with Warren...

Maybe someone here has some contacts with Warren Buffet? He's been buying up railroads recently and owns quite a few shares of UP. ;)

Scott
Forum: Book Talk 04-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,411
Posted By zpl
Thanks for the tip - I'll put it on order as soon...

Thanks for the tip - I'll put it on order as soon as Powell's web site is back up (down for maintenance until Monday, it seems).

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,272
Posted By zpl
It's an independent shop which is pretty much run...

It's an independent shop which is pretty much run by the sole owner (I think he hires occasional help when the repair log fills up). I definitely recommend this place if you're looking to support an...
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