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Forum: Route Info 05-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118,753
Posted By jeff
D'oh!

ok, this is 2014, right?

ODOT says the pass will not open to motor vehicles until June 16 at the earliest - but it doesn't say if it's passable by bike at present - but Ride Oregon Ride site says...
Forum: Route Info 05-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118,753
Posted By jeff
Open to motor vehicles June 16 at the earliest

http://bikeportland.org/2013/05/02/ride-mckenzie-pass-carfree-while-you-can-86254

Seems to be bikeable now.
Forum: Route Info 02-04-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,181
Posted By jeff
alt route back

S-C, thanks for the idea. How's the gravel? Manageable with 32c tires?

As an alternative route to or from, try this run from Hillsboro-Banks-Hwy 6.
I find it more enjoyable than the...
Forum: Route Info 11-14-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,175
Posted By jeff
S-N, I know the City of Portland Transportation...

S-N, I know the City of Portland Transportation bike folks have a few lying around -
try emailing this guy, pretty sure he can find you one -
jeff.smith@portlandoregon.gov
Forum: Route Info 11-12-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,175
Posted By jeff
WA State bike map

'87 --- this is a pretty useful planning resource, for overview purposes - free paper copies available:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/statemap.htm

in my experience the "black" roads (paved,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Pdx
Views: 222,223
Posted By jeff
Jimbo, here's the mother of all bike map locators...

Jimbo, here's the mother of all bike map locators from the City's website
- i think you'll find this helpful:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39402

many are available in print,...
Forum: Route Info 09-18-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,639
Posted By jeff
Coast range snow

Psy, I don't think snow is a concern in the coast range until December. The passes are pretty low - like sub-2k feet.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 34,948
Posted By jeff
it's public r-o-w

Mark, Spiffy's correct, it is indeed public - but the Schnitz and the PAC doubtless have agreements to use it for events, close the street, and maybe even bust the chops of interloping cyclists.
...
Forum: Route Info 06-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,110
Posted By jeff
Maps

SS, you can find online & print maps for Wash. Co., Beaverton & Tigard - as well as the City of Portland and other NW Oregon locales - here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39402
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 46,669
Posted By jeff
Question Buzzed by crows

Pedestrian & bicyclist alert: there are several insane crows at the west end of the Morrison bridge. They buzzed me repeatedly, then several days later I watched them buzz a jogger who fled at top...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 38,878
Posted By jeff
Not a HAWK?

spif, I think the crossing of the I-205 path at Division is just an audible warning for bikes/peds and a yellow flash for motorists. a HAWK actually stops traffic with a red. but it may have changed...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,955
Posted By jeff
Thumb-P: contrary data point - I've had great...

Thumb-P: contrary data point - I've had great luck with Conti Gatorskins (28's) - it may just be that, but there you have it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,757
Posted By jeff
Andy's not here, man...

...and he's not coming back anytime soon - ;) - but good advice & info, nevertheless.

actually intended that to be "Andy" in the subject line but Alan works, too.

K'Tesh here... Fixed the...
Forum: Route Info 01-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 23,549
Posted By jeff
SC, IMO: - I love the Clackamas River FS 46...

SC, IMO:
- I love the Clackamas River FS 46 route, haven't ridden 26 east of Mt Hood but it does not appeal to me - too much traffic. Also - from Detroit heading S/Sw to Green Peter Res./ Sweet...
Forum: Route Info 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84,061
Posted By jeff
best route?

i think Ron's got it sussed - I'd go I-205 path to Springwater to Gresham-Fairview trail to Halsey bike lanes to Troutdale. I'm sure you've got a good bright front light or 2, because it's dark out...
Forum: Route Info 09-25-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,263
Posted By jeff
another Gorge bike map

i find this one a little more useful for nvigation than the ODoT map - scroll down the page to open detailed PDF maps:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/index.cfm?c=36638&a=322030
...
Forum: Route Info 08-22-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,284
Posted By jeff
Thumbs up one more Nestucca thing...

there's also this fabulous map, since you were concerned about navigation - see the Green Route:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/index.cfm?c=36638&a=301633
Forum: Route Info 08-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,284
Posted By jeff
I just came through there yesterday up the...

I just came through there yesterday up the Nestucca and there is no sign that says "Bald Mt. Rd." - but it's the only paved road heading southward off the Nestucca Rd. from anywhere near the crest,...
Forum: Route Info 08-06-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,558
Posted By jeff
S-C, rode one of those (going up) about a decade...

S-C, rode one of those (going up) about a decade ago, don't recall which, on 32c & it involved considerable walking - which may say more about my cycling skills/fitness than the quality of the...
Forum: Route Info 06-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,221
Posted By jeff
maps, maps, maps...

RP, you may have found these already, but just in case here's links to online bicycle maps for Washington/Oregon/Montana/Idaho, that may help with route planning:

Oregon & Washington:...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By jeff
it's an Oregon State Park, so they'd likely be...

it's an Oregon State Park, so they'd likely be the ones to ask.
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_164.php
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-06-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By jeff
djk, no idea on this product, but: fascinating! ...

djk, no idea on this product, but: fascinating!
thanks for the tip, will keep an eye on it.
Forum: Route Info 05-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By jeff
Be sure to report back on your trip!

Be sure to report back on your trip!
Forum: Route Info 05-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By jeff
good question - in my memory it's not bad at all,...

good question - in my memory it's not bad at all, just a steady climb up Wolf Creek Rd. out of Eugene to the Siuslaw River drainage; but it looks like there's another good climb between the Siuslaw...
Forum: Route Info 05-02-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By jeff
one more thing

L Dr. - also realized that the Lane County bike map (http://ecomm.lanecounty.org/Store/Item.aspx?Item=5) shows this route quite well - along with lots of other intruiging possibilities.
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