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Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,048
Posted By beelnite
Smile 148 Possible Points!

My score: 103
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By beelnite
It's about feeling.

Just once can we have a post about human emotion and not have to go exhaustively into codes, rules, laws, infrastructure, societal constructs.

This is purely emotion driven. And I think it's just...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By beelnite

So played and tired. Bob and ya miss da point.

I guarantee my hammys and quads are in as good or better shape then either of you and I'm willing to prove it.

But again... that's not the point.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,902
Posted By beelnite
Showing a symbolic sign of respect

A friend of mine is a Highway Patrol Officer.

He told me once that during speed patrols he's more inclined to pull over the driver that "makes no attempt whatsoever to slow down when they see me."...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By beelnite
[QUOTE=wsbob;27973]Seems to be? QUOTE] My...

[QUOTE=wsbob;27973]Seems to be?

My neighborhood doesn't feature residents sitting outside yelling at cyclists, even though NO ONE was placed in harms way by me slowing to 5mph and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By beelnite
At least one person gets it.

Thank you Psyfalcon. You seem to be the only one who's commented so far who understands what I'm saying.
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,235
Posted By beelnite
Ladds Circle Feels Like a Justice Issue

I had a rather interesting thought as I cycled through Ladd's this morning. It related to the furor over cyclists in Ladds Circle not stopping at stop signs. Over the years we've spent tax dollars in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 61,862
Posted By beelnite
Can we run two contests?

I'm thinking one mileage challenge for overall miles...

Another for commuting miles and errands ONLY! Those miles you use your ride for transportation to and fro instead of TriMet or a motor...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 12-02-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,603
Posted By beelnite
Me 2 on Tabor!

I've set her down only once in the last 7 years... thank the stars - and the location you describe is exactly where I put her down 2 years ago at 6:30 a.m. in the morning - right about this time of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,065
Posted By beelnite
Passive A!

I may be the poster child... tee hee! Where can I get one!?!?!?
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,065
Posted By beelnite
Punish with passive effort.

Instead of saying anything directly you can "send a message" in other ways:

Wait, then drop the offender who just blew by you at the stop sign on the next hill. Look back sternly like Lance to...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-18-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,299
Posted By beelnite
It was 8th and Madison

I can see why it's happened before on this stretch. Yes I rode by again today, and it was SE 8th and SE Madison. A lot less traffic this morning for some reason.

It occurred to me... why would a...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 11-17-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,299
Posted By beelnite
Good Samaritan Death Trap

I've been worried by this one for awhile and it happened (again) this morning on SE Madison heading South into Downtown onto the Hawthorne Bridge.. About two blocks from Grand/MLK.

I was nearly...
Forum: Newbie Forum 10-12-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,970
Posted By beelnite
Gave up pre-ride stretch...

Yep. Gave up the pre-ride stretches - mostly due to time constraints and general irritability before my morning commute.

So instead... I just start out slow. Let myself warmup for 5 minutes or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,792
Posted By beelnite
All About the East Side

Portland's other Portland... via Willamette Week:


Time for a forum? I kinda miss the Westsiders... they're hanging out over...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,615
Posted By beelnite
I find a lot of junked bikes in outer SE...

I find a lot of junked bikes in outer SE Portland... abandoned. You can kinda tell they've been modified and used by, well... vagrants. I suspect that there may be some "swapping" going on - some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 193,771
Posted By beelnite
There is... and there are signs...

Not sure how people get stuck running or walking on the "wrong" side of the bridge path on Hawthorne. There's signs. How about a bike rider coming opposite... seen it on occaison.

I do something...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,086
Posted By beelnite
Paint or Taking Pains?

Wouldn't a simple call out or bell suffice? Oh and SLOWING down when approaching "non-aggro-commuter" types or pedestrians.

Do we really need a bunch of signs and paint on the roadway. Would the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 193,771
Posted By beelnite
For the record...

I did "draft" his electrified wake... but was soon dropped and left to struggle on my own power up SE Gladstone.

I have now rededicated myself to never judging a cyclists speed based on tire...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 193,771
Posted By beelnite
Electric Boogaloo

So it happened to me… or so I thought. I met my match in skill, speed and overall bike awesomeness… For two days I tried to catch him…

30-Something on a mountain bike – and I mean Mountain bike....
Forum: Ride/Event Announcements 08-12-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,197
Posted By beelnite
I'll be there with the kids!

See ya there OutdoorD!

Starting at 9:15

I'll be on a black Kona roadie. With kids. Look for a 7 year old cutie on a pink Trek going too slow looking everywhere but the road and an unreasonably...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,813
Posted By beelnite
Best local bike shop for recumbents?

Anyone know the best place in Portland (i.e. service, quality, pricing and selection) to shop for recumbents and tricycles?
Forum: Newbie Forum 08-01-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 33,798
Posted By beelnite
Accomodations Will Vary - Be Choosy.

I never carry a lock. I hate carrying gear and packs. So... I simply won't shop or stop unless they let me bring my bike INSIDE. I want it with me. Arms length. Very comforting.

Lock or not I want...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,978
Posted By beelnite
Barbur Trauma

Riding that stretch - Barbur past the Swan Mart - it's enough to traumatize ANY cyclist. I'm still recovering from a rush hour ride 6 months ago!

As for SW 6th Avenue downtown... there already is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 193,771
Posted By beelnite
One car ahead

Toyota Testosterone. Dude in truck "jumped" on the right shoulder at the stop light on Holgate at 82nd. Guns it and gets...

One car ahead.

Wow. Some people are just comfortable being complete...
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