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Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,219
Posted By jami
mom always said "fair smells like pigs."

what poser said. the driver never, never, never gets cited this fast in bike-car collisions. sometimes it's "pending an investigation", but usually it's just accepted that whoopsie, "didn't see...
Forum: Women for Bikes 09-16-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,366
Posted By jami

i second cruizer, too, on the size thing. i'm tall, so i was size 8 when i ran and biked every day. some knee trouble later, i'm size 12ish and still riding. i've stopped even looking at the...
Forum: Women for Bikes 09-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,366
Posted By jami
cool gear, helpful but non-oppressive employees

mega-dittoes on haven's gear worth buying suggestion. i don't know if this is specific to women, but even shops that have lots of bike gear rarely have anything stylish. i'd love a store that sold...
Forum: Newbie Forum 09-16-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,034
Posted By jami
humble beginnings

my first portland commuting bike was an ooooooold $5 schwinn i got at a yard sale (talked 'em down from $10!). it was brick heavy and no-frills, but riding it instead of driving my giant american...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,184
Posted By jami
Wink my pedestrian license

i like ya wsbob, but should we get licenses to walk around, too? cars kill 40,000+ cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers every year -- that is why we require licenses. cars hurt other people. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By jami
the apologies

it was big of them both to admit they lost their tempers and they regret what happened. as another commenter noted, it would be nice to see more of that sort of thing from folks whose bad decisions...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,584
Posted By jami
the bike gallery and shouting at cyclists

for the second time in about a week, a downtown bike gallery employee has provoked a fit of rage by shouting at a cyclist from a car: ...
Forum: Newbie Forum 07-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,288
Posted By jami
Smile citybikes

welcome to portland!

if you don't have mad cash to buy a bike, citybikes in southeast portland (on ankeny) is great. they have used road bikes in the $100-$250 range that are lightweight, fast,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,075
Posted By jami
cycling is hard enough

people on bikes are doing something great for the environment and the american health care system, at no small risk to themselves from bad drivers. if we start requiring licenses, it's one more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,119
Posted By jami
i doubt most drivers are bigots

your concern for your fellow cyclist's safety is admirable, but i'm tired of the argument that if one cyclist ever breaks the law anywhere, all drivers get a free pass to hate all of us at all times....
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,974
Posted By jami

a_O, i'll sign said petition in a heartbeat. i'm appalled that rather than do his job and *enforce* the law broken in both these fatal crashes, kruger decided he's a lawmaker who should *change* the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,786
Posted By jami
burger king hawthorne bridge

burger king at east end of hawthorne bridge. i don't eat a lot of fast food, but it was late, and i was staaarving. and they turned me away. i'll never be back using any mode of transportation.
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,097
Posted By jami
creepazoids, plural

thanks for the heads-up, jo. that kind of thing is annoying at best, and when you're alone, it's downright scary. kudos on standing up to him anyway.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-09-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By jami

oops, didn't read your reply. i'd check veloce's hours before going over -- they've not once been open when i've stopped by.
Forum: Report your Close Calls 08-09-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By jami
ah, my specialty

i suspect one of my housemates has been beating the shit of my bike, 'cause i've had to have a spoke fixed three times this year, and i'm no kind of curb hopper.

belmont repair collective is...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 07-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,698
Posted By jami

on roads, bikes are subject to most of the same laws as cars. that guy would be in serious trouble. causing an accident by driving as fast as he could in the wrong lane around a blind corner while...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By jami
missed mitzvah

shucks. i'm right in that neighborhood and have about eight 27x1 1/4" (don't know in metric, too lazy to convert) prestas. i'd have gladly brought one. easy to say now, two hours too late. glad...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,850
Posted By jami
hear hear

i read "do-do" as "doo-doo". suvs have already gone the way of the doodoo.

three cheers for polite cycling, but two cheers even for grouchy cycling. just try not to make anyone hate us all, okay...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 06-04-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By jami
to a speedy recovery

thank goodness you were wearing a helmet! glad you're okay(ish), and i hope you find out more about what happened. drivers are responsible for looking before they open their doors, so if you can...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-24-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By jami
re-phrasing, maybe even less clearly

i think the law was clear (and helpful! thanks, billd!). but if you don't know downtown geography, maybe it's not so clear. to re-phrase it, you have to ride on the street in a long rectangle whose...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-18-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,414
Posted By jami
driver was full of it

the driver was way wrong. you especially belong on the street downtown, the only area where we're not also allowed on sidewalks.

bikes are legally the same as cars, with a few exceptions giving...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By jami
a mind is a terrible thing to waste

boing boing (perhaps feeling a little guilty?) just posted about a madison cyclist getting his head run over by a truck that didn't stop at a red light:...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By jami
not on the internets

that sucks.

here's a link to an ebay search for "schwinn world sport":

don't see a black one yet.

Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By jami
Unhappy misunderstanding this study could be fatal

this was posted here a while back, and i was sad to see boing boing promoting it again. as someone with some science under her belt, i suspect the motion detector was recording the cyclist's *own*...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-11-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By jami

my first mountain-biking experience was a ton of fun, but a couple days afterward, my lower back just started to KILL, and it lasted for a few weeks. i blamed the bumpy terrain, but i've never heard...
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