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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 59,327
Posted By t27
Raod Tax Misconceptions

Even most cyclists donít understand taxes and insurance. It is not because you also own a car that you pay road taxes it is because you own or rent property and pay income taxes. Here is why:
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Forum: All About the West Side 03-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By t27
Squirrels

Frogs on the path in the spring are not that bad, but I cut through a section of oaks and face suicidal squirrels. Spring and fall seem to be the worse but I have to be ready with the evasive...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By t27
follow up

Thanks,

The recommendation to write everything down as soon as possible is great advise. Years later it may become the legal authority on what happened. I have seen this happen. It is also...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By t27
Unhappy Watching a pedestrian get hit by a car

Last night on my way home from work, I watched as a pedestrian got hit by a car. The pedestrian was in the crosswalk, with the walk signal when the driver turned left into him. The impact sent the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By t27
Reporting

I have reported incidents like these. If your description of the driver and the car match the license number and registered owner, you may get a call from an officer asking more details. Depending...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,557
Posted By t27
Too cold for my bike

It wasn't too cold for me this morning, I was all bundled up and looking forward to the ride, but My Nexus 8 hub that I have always liked, thought it was too cold to shift. Oh-well I can ride single...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 50,880
Posted By t27
Murder She Wrote

Jessica Fletcher is a real wonder woman - renaissance gal, retired school teacher who writes best selling mysteries, teaches, maintains a Victorian house on the coast of Mane and supper crime fighter...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By t27
Related Question

As I understand it, selective prosecution against one group while ignoring the same infraction involving another group is illegal. Is it possible for the public to access a data base of who gets...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By t27
Great Stuff

This is by far the best explanation of basic bike safety tips I have seen. Don't ride on the sidewalk and don't ride the wrong way keeps showing up.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By t27
More safety pointers while we are at it-

I read the cyclist was on the sidewalk. Since most drivers do not stop before entering the sidewalk, sidewalks are less safe than streets. Ride on the street, stay well lit, visible and always have...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,557
Posted By t27
Harassed by driver

This morning I was riding to work on what should be a quiet residential street when a silver BMW convertible passed me rather close at a high rate of speed. I signaled (palm down up and down motion)...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By t27
Not an accident

It appears that the driver choose to drive under the influence and choose not to pay attention. Choices are not accidents, in this case it appears to be criminal.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By t27
I thought of that

We will never completely eliminate unlicensed drivers, but taking the car away would certainly help. They would not be driving that car again and I suspect that it could be pretty hard to borrow a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By t27
Angry suspended license

It turns out the killer had a suspended license and previous convictions for driving without a license and insurance. A disproportionate number of vehicular fatalities are at the hands of drivers...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By t27
Queen Mary

In my experience, drivers who fail to yield when required, either did not look or saw the traffic and went anyway. It doesnít matter if the traffic is a bike or the Queen Mary if they are playing...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,674
Posted By t27
Mistery of life

Why do clipless pedals have clips?

I like using mountain bike style clipless pedals (Crank Brothers) and shoes on my road bike. I like the choice of more walkable shoes sold for mountain bikes...
Forum: Report your Close Calls 06-10-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 186,052
Posted By t27
Further Update on Oregon WCX 880 Ė Red Jeep Cherokee

I previously asked how long someone could drive like a complete jerk before the law or the law of averages caught up with them. It appears the answer is about 6 months.

This morning the nutcase...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,557
Posted By t27
Slow solution

I have a solution to the need to hammer and the desire to go slow. How about up a 12% grade where you can hammer all you want and still go slow.

I do it every day on my way home. Good thing it...
Forum: Route Info 04-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,291
Posted By t27
Not bad

The Historic Highway is in a park like setting and most of the speeders stay to the interstate, so the traffic is not too bad. The road is narrow, but driver behavior is pretty good, based on my...
Forum: Route Info 04-26-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,291
Posted By t27
published map

There is a published map showing the route on the Historic highway and points of interest.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/HCRH/images/HCRHbikemap.pdf

You can ride I-84 and there are a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 175,557
Posted By t27
Thats not a dog

Saw a dog crossing the road - wait thatís not a dog.

I stopped and watched a coyote stalking a squirrel on the clipped lawns of inner suburbia. I saw it make a halfhearted run at the squirrel...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By t27
I stop

I stop, but I don't feel threatened by riders who Idaho stop, but I do feel threatened by by drivers who don't stop.

I do not understand the targeting of bikes for enforcement when the real risk...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,246
Posted By t27
Mad for stopping

Never seen a naked whore in a chatholic church. Maybe I should go to mass more often.

I too stop at stop signs and red lights, but I have had drivers so mad at me for stopping that they swerved...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,683
Posted By t27
Quiz time

You or your family worried about cycling - take the quizz.

http://www.bicyclinglife.com/SafetySkills/SafetyQuiz.htm

While bicycling is relatively safe there are simple ways to make it safer for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By t27
User fees

The NW Forest Pass may not be such a good model. A GAO audit found that the administration and enforcement costs exceeded the revenue, so the program is basically a make work program for trailhead...
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