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Forum: Route Info 04-28-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Champs
Update: I'm not sure how I've missed Palmer Mill...

Update: I'm not sure how I've missed Palmer Mill at the Angel's Rest trailhead all this time, especially since there are TWO ramps up to it.

If you can ride up College, I think this would be a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 38,604
Posted By Champs
I'm very much a "wait your turn" person, but...

I'm very much a "wait your turn" person, but safety takes precedence over courtesy. As always, you should not use a bike lane when it is dangerous to do so.

If Williams is stacked up, fill the...
Forum: Route Info 03-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 17,773
Posted By Champs
I've descended Alex Barr (via Larch Mt. & Haines)...

I've descended Alex Barr (via Larch Mt. & Haines) on 23s. It's doable, and there's a spooky abandoned(?) house along the way, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. For comparison, I consider...
Forum: Route Info 02-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,013
Posted By Champs
I'll have to check out some of the other...

I'll have to check out some of the other routes—after I finish the Ronde.

Speaking of pumpkins, there are only so many wrong turns you can make before the clock runs out on your ride.
Forum: Route Info 02-16-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,013
Posted By Champs
Pavement Markings for Rides Around Town

Dog Paw = Tour de Lab
STP Crest = Seattle to Portland
Yellow Lion = Ronde PDX
W = ????

Last weekend, I noticed a fresh white W near a lot of the (sparsely marked) Ronde turns. This weekend, I...
Forum: Route Info 05-29-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By Champs
Somewhere around Haines Rd. this afternoon, I was...

Somewhere around Haines Rd. this afternoon, I was headed up as a county plow truck headed down.

13 miles later, I can confirm that the road and lot are plowed. The snow gate is still down, which...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By Champs
…but would using the sidewalk take a...

…but would using the sidewalk take a novice/skittish rider somewhere they want to go? The NW side is anything but inviting.
Forum: Route Info 05-18-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By Champs
I rode through the skinny fingers of snow across...

I rode through the skinny fingers of snow across the road and some safer off-camber stuff, but it was mostly hiking (I came from Minnesota, it's nothing).

Yesterday (5/17), I met some crestfallen...
Forum: Route Info 05-15-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,394
Posted By Champs
Fresh off of riding the eastside on Saturday: ...

Fresh off of riding the eastside on Saturday:

Cornelius Pass: not very fast, definitely busy, and it's two lanes with textured edges, and no shoulder to speak of, and it's not very fast. When...
Forum: Route Info 05-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By Champs
Here's the photo I took on the 7th. The X marks...

Here's the photo I took on the 7th. The X marks Milepost 13.

http://i.imgur.com/NvE55.jpg
Forum: Route Info 05-15-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By Champs
I took this picture today: ...

I took this picture today:
http://i.imgur.com/iunw2.jpg

…now I know whose wheel tracks I followed today and why they disappeared right about then. That's about a quarter mile up from where it was...
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