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Old 05-28-12, 03:45 PM   #951
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Hi everyone! I'm originally from South Eastern Michigan with a 4 year stop off in Phoenix. Upon deciding to move to Portland, I knew I wanted to bike to work despite not having been on a bike in over 15 years. So before leaving Phoenix, I bought the exact wrong bike (huge slow Globe carmel) and made the best of it. In February I bought a much more useful bike (Raleigh cadent) with just enough sportiness to hook me on riding for pleasure in addition to my daily commute. Now I'm saving for a proper roadie and looking for a group ride that isn't too slow to bother with bibs and jerseys but isn't too fast to leave me and my flat bars and rack mounts at the bottom of the last hill.
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Old 05-28-12, 03:54 PM   #952
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i know the feeling ... i work the night shift as well.... i end up getting up early before work and going on rides .. makes for a long tired night ... but sometimes its the only option
I work 10 hour shifts for six straight days, so the only riding I get to do during that time is to and from work. But then I get 8 sweeeeeeet days of freedom.
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Old 06-01-12, 12:41 AM   #953
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I live in Seattle and just getting back into biking after a rather legnthy hiatus. Sore knees from hiking have brought me back to bikes. Low on funds for a bike right now so I picked up an older Trek 1100 from Craigslist recently. Looking forward to getting my sorry butt back in shape!
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Old 06-01-12, 05:31 AM   #954
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Hey guys I'm an avid cyclist daily commuter I live in albany .I'm 47 years old and have cycled my whole life.Right now I have two bikes I ride #1 1981 trek 412 pretty much original that I use for week end rides and club rides.#2 early 80s zebrakenko "sun" touring bike that is my daily commuter work horse bike.I would like to hear from local riders. Gary
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Old 06-02-12, 12:06 PM   #955
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Hey guys I'm an avid cyclist daily commuter I live in albany .I'm 47 years old and have cycled my whole life.Right now I have two bikes I ride #1 1981 trek 412 pretty much original that I use for week end rides and club rides.#2 early 80s zebrakenko "sun" touring bike that is my daily commuter work horse bike.I would like to hear from local riders. Gary
Welcome to the area. David58 (if I remember his handle right) is in the same town, but I don't know if he follows this section of the forum. I generally commute between Falls City and Dallas in the mornings and either back the same way or from Monmouth in the afternoons, and rarely go for road rides on weekends. I like to explore the logging roads to the west of me instead. I am starting to love all the locked gates, as they only keep out cars.
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Old 06-03-12, 12:02 PM   #956
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Just found the forum, and don't yet have a bike, but I want to join the kids and their fun, maybe even have family rides to the park and whatnot. I'm about a mile from I-5 just north of Kelso, Washington.
I've been a regional truck driver for a while, so I have been through most of the places I've read about in this thread. Consider this post a retroactive wave as I drove by.
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Old 06-12-12, 11:47 PM   #957
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Albany, Oregon. It's on I-5 between Salem and Eugene.
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Old 06-30-12, 02:31 PM   #958
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Sherwood Oregon here!! I also just found the site. Love it so far!!
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Old 07-04-12, 01:15 PM   #959
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I'm in spokane, live and ride on the south hill.
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I Live in Albany. 53 newbie but loving it. I would like to find a mid week/evening group ride in the mid valley.
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Old 07-13-12, 10:49 AM   #961
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Hi everyone, I live in Gresham (essentially East Portland) and I have taken up biking as my go-to hobby just this year. During the past 3 years, I have tried to really get into biking but was more committed to other hobbies. I do a lot of biking (and running) on the Spring Water Trail corridor and I often visit family in the Tri-Cities area of Washington (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland) and bike on their 20-30 mile loop as well.
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Old 07-22-12, 09:52 PM   #962
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Old 08-11-12, 06:01 PM   #963
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I live in the South Everett/Mill Creek area in WA. Just getting back into biking. Right now all I have is a GT Outpost fitted with some 1.4" city tires. So far this week I've racked up 28.6 miles!

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Old 09-29-12, 02:31 PM   #964
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Old 11-29-12, 01:28 AM   #965
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I found this thread and thought I'd post, though I don't live in the Pacific NW any more. I'm 59 and was born in Seattle and lived in the Seattle/Tacoma area for the next 58 years. I have always ridcden motorcycles on and off road and have ridden all over Wa. and Oregon. Tragically, I didn't do nany serious bicycling until after we moved to the Big Island of Hawaii last year. We bought a house near Keaau and the seller threw in a cheap mountain bike rather than ship it back to the mainland. I've been riding and equiping the bike with some goodies. I've worked out in gyms since I was 49, so am in decent shape for my age, so bicycling wasn't too difficult to transition into.
I lived the six years before the big move in Puyallup after living in Bonney Lake for 28 years. Bonney Lake sucks, but there are great places to ride bikes and motorcycles all over.
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Old 11-29-12, 11:18 AM   #966
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I'm out of Florence and back in Eugene! I've been looking at the GEARs webpage, has anyone had any experience with that group? It looks like they only have rides that would be suitable for me (ie: sloooooow) about once a month.
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Old 11-29-12, 12:28 PM   #967
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I'm out of Florence and back in Eugene! I've been looking at the GEARs webpage, has anyone had any experience with that group? It looks like they only have rides that would be suitable for me (ie: sloooooow) about once a month.
You gonna make us Google it? Hope you like Eugene.

Edit: http://eugenegears.org/

Somebody down there had a free Century a couple of months ago. It sounded nice but too far for me.
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Old 11-29-12, 01:17 PM   #968
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disregard post, that'll teach me to have multiple tabs open at once.
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Old 12-01-12, 01:06 AM   #969
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Howdy.
I live a few miles east of Renton, WA. After a couple decades-long hiatus and a job change (retirement), I've dusted off my trusty 80's Schwinn Cimarron and started riding it. I've been thinking of using it to go into town for errands, to visit my mother (she lives in a senior's complex), or just ride. The problem is there are substantial hills to negotiate to get back home. I'm game in the nice half of the year when the days are longer and I'm not pressed for time, but this time of year when the days are short and wet, I'm leaning toward paying the Metro bus driver to give me a ride.
Anyone have any tips or suggestions regarding using the bus racks? I've checked the info at the Metro website and it looks pretty straight-forward. I may even make it part of a longer range strategy of minimizing the use of my car for longer trips.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Howdy.
I live a few miles east of Renton, WA. After a couple decades-long hiatus and a job change (retirement), I've dusted off my trusty 80's Schwinn Cimarron and started riding it. I've been thinking of using it to go into town for errands, to visit my mother (she lives in a senior's complex), or just ride. The problem is there are substantial hills to negotiate to get back home. I'm game in the nice half of the year when the days are longer and I'm not pressed for time, but this time of year when the days are short and wet, I'm leaning toward paying the Metro bus driver to give me a ride.
Anyone have any tips or suggestions regarding using the bus racks? I've checked the info at the Metro website and it looks pretty straight-forward. I may even make it part of a longer range strategy of minimizing the use of my car for longer trips.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Welcome Oldtrip! Nice to see you've got an older bike. Check out the Classic & Vintage sub forum - some great info on older bikes, maintaining them and even parts swapping. It's a great hobby and one that is very addictive as evidenced by my shop.
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Old 12-01-12, 02:29 PM   #971
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Thanks for the note. I clicked on your blog and then your shop website. I went to CWSC in the late 60's/early 70's. Ellensburg has a special place in my heart. While we don't get over that way much lately, I look forward to stopping by your shop next time we're in E-burg. Thanks for the welcome and suggestions.
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Old 12-28-12, 05:29 PM   #972
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I moved to the PNW 30 years ago. 24 years in Tacoma WA and currently reside in SW Portland OR (aka Bike City). I moved to the PNW from Hawaii and am still getting use to the weather.
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Old 02-04-13, 09:37 PM   #973
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From Edmonds, ride interurban and Centenial a lot. Ride alot around edmonds as well
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Old 02-07-13, 05:01 AM   #974
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I've been up in vancouver for about 8 years now and commute down to portland for work. The I-5 corridor is my happy place and my aggravation every day. :-)
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Originally from Seattle, been in Bend OR for 19 years. Commute a few days a week to work on road bike to Mt Bachelor. We commute home on Mt Bikes with up to 35 miles of single track. I lead a annual ride in Bend that covers 5 of the best century rides around. Pretty much living the dream.
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