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Old 11-03-22, 08:23 AM
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Hello from Oregon

My wife didn't want me to buy a motorcycle so I bought a bicycle. Bought a bike in May. Before that it had been 20 years since I did any "real" cycling. Having lots of fun and trying to rack up the miles!
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Old 11-03-22, 03:22 PM
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Welcome.
What Bike did you get?
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Old 11-03-22, 03:27 PM
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Welcome back. I took a 15 year break from it. I hope you have as much fun as I'm having?
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Old 11-03-22, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SOTA Hiker View Post
My wife didn't want me to buy a motorcycle so I bought a bicycle.
That's going to be useful later when she starts questioning how much money you spend on cycling.
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Old 11-03-22, 04:43 PM
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Welcome from Eugene.

Where are you?

There are quite a few members up in the Portland area.

Keep an eye on:

https://www.bikeforums.net/pacific-northwest/

Also a few members from the Portland are are active in:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/
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Old 11-03-22, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Welcome.
What Bike did you get?
I bought a CO-OP CTY 1.1 from REI. Figured if I bought it and didn't get much use out of it I wouldn't be out much $$. Turns out I am putting the bike to good use. LOL
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Old 11-03-22, 08:31 PM
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[QUOTE=CliffordK;22700042]Welcome from Eugene.

Where are you?

There are quite a few members up in the Portland area.
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Oregon City. Thanks for the links.
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Old 11-03-22, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SOTA Hiker View Post
Oregon City. Thanks for the links.
@gugie is on the opposite side of town, and is tied in with all the Classic and Vintage Crowd (and mildly modified classic and vintage bikes), which isn't quite the same as your REI CO-OP CTY 1.1. But, a nice group anyway.

One can actually get across the city by bike, I think. The Springwater Corridor makes a good cross-city path, and I think the city is getting more and more interconnected with bike paths all the time, although I seem to have found all the wrong routes. But a lot has changed in the city since I used to ride up there 25 years ago.

Watch out for Pedalpalooza mid summer every year.
https://www.pedalpalooza.org/
https://www.shift2bikes.org/pages/pedalpalooza/
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I'm in Southwest Portland, nearly Beaverton. Occasionally @Andy_K and I ride over to Oregon City just to take the Munincipal Elevator and check out the falls.

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Old 11-04-22, 10:00 AM
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Welcome.

I'm east over in Gresham, active in the long distance and randonneuring group.

I ride out the Gorge way a lot, but I do ride down through Oregon City occasionally, heading down to Aumsville on a 200k permanent. That area is nice because you can get to flat or hilly terrain. Oregon City to Portland via the Trolley Trail is pretty low traffic stress, and gets you right to the Springwater. River Rd is a quicker route to Portland, without the joggers and dogs-on-leash as the Trolley Trail. Heading south out of Oregon City quickly gets you out to flatter open spaces.
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Welcome.

I'm east over in Gresham, active in the long distance and randonneuring group.

I ride out the Gorge way a lot, but I do ride down through Oregon City occasionally, heading down to Aumsville on a 200k permanent. That area is nice because you can get to flat or hilly terrain. Oregon City to Portland via the Trolley Trail is pretty low traffic stress, and gets you right to the Springwater. River Rd is a quicker route to Portland, without the joggers and dogs-on-leash as the Trolley Trail. Heading south out of Oregon City quickly gets you out to flatter open spaces.
Yeah, the Trolley Trail is what I ride to work down near South Waterfront. Still looking for new routes to explore.
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